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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, October 20, 2017 through Fri, December 29, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), which is affiliated with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, presents the exhibition “Digital Darkroom,” organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California through Friday, Dec. 29. The exhibition includes work from 17 artists that explore the intersection of art and technology. These artists are masters of different types of digital techniques, such as compositing highly layered imagery, working in 3D and lenticular imaging, meticulously stitching together images, using lighting in highly inventive ways, and much more. The artists and the way they use these techniques are representative of a new generation that is changing the way we view the world around us. Pick up your free Whataburger 3D glasses get the most out of your “Digital Darkroom” experience. Admission to AMST, located at 1902 Shoreline Blvd., is free to museum members and TAMU-CC students with valid ID. General admission fees are adults $8, free to children 12 and under, seniors (65+) $6. The exhibition is open during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. AMST galleries are closed on Mondays. For more information, call 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Fri, October 20, 2017 through Sat, November 18, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), which is affiliated with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, presents the exhibition the “Birds in Art” through Sunday, Nov. 19. Celebrate our community’s spirit, strength, and resiliency by viewing “Birds in Art,” the exhibition widely considered the “gold standard” for avian art. When Hurricane Harvey waylaid Rockport Center for the Arts’ plans to host world-renowned Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s annual “Birds in Art” exhibition, AMST offered one of its galleries as a new venue for the highly anticipated exhibition. “Birds in Art” celebrates the timeless appeal of birds through fresh and contemporary artistic interpretations. This traveling show is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for people in Texas to experience the finest avian art being produced at an international level, including art by three Texas artists including Kent Ullberg (Corpus Christi), Jim Offeman (Missouri City) and Debbie Stevens (Cypress). The creative partnership between the AMST and the Rockport Center for the Arts exemplifies the healing power of art. Admission to AMST, located at 1902 Shoreline Blvd., is free to museum members and TAMU-CC students with valid ID. General admission fees are adults $8, free to children 12 and under, seniors (65+) $6. The exhibition is open during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. AMST galleries are closed on Mondays. For more information, call 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Mon, October 30, 2017 through Tue, January 16, 2018 - Eligible students can register online at SAIL.tamucc.edu or in person at the Student Services Center (round building) according to their classification below.

  • Monday, Oct. 30 – Graduate Students (Doctoral, Master) sign up begins
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 – Post-Baccalaureate, Senior sign up begins
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Junior sign up begins
  • Thursday, Nov. 2 – Sophomore sign up begins
  • Friday, Nov. 3 – Freshman sign up begins
For more information, visit registrar.tamucc.edu

Wed, November 01, 2017 through Fri, November 24, 2017 - The Center for Coastal Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the public to the final showing of the Artist in Residence Art Show beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 24, at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library located on campus. The show will display work created by artist and former Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Art Professor, Jacob Augsburger. The artwork was created by Augsburger during his five-day stay at the Laguna Madre Field Station and a part of art sale proceeds will go to support the Field Station. For more information, click here, or call 3261.825.3659.

Sat, November 04, 2017 through Sat, April 21, 2018 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is offering a number of talent-based scholarships to both music majors, minors and non-music majors. Scholarships are based upon students’ ability and the needs of the particular ensembles, and range from $200 to $8000 per academic year. Scholarship audition dates are:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4
  • Saturday, Jan. 27
  • Saturday, March 3
  • Saturday, March 24
  • Saturday, April 21
To learn more about the various scholarships offered, visit tamucc.edu/music. For more information on auditions, or to schedule an audition time, call 361.825.2375; or email brian.shelton@tamucc.edu.

Tue, November 07, 2017 through Wed, November 29, 2017 - In three to five minutes, AutoCheck measures harmful pollutants emitted from vehicles. If your vehicle is determined to be polluting, you may qualify for a voucher good for up to $600 in repairs. AutoCheck will take place on the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, Nov 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Friday, Nov 10, noon to 2 p.m., Located at the CC Trade Center, 2833 S. Padre Island Dr., by the orange lifeboats.
  • Tuesday, Nov 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Friday, Nov 18, 9 to 1 p.m., Located at the CC Trade Center, 2833 S. Padre Island Dr., by the orange lifeboats.
  • Tuesday, Nov 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at Flint Hills Training Center, 1925 Tuloso Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78409
AutoCheck is free and open to the public, performed with penalty monies from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality enforcement action. For more information, contact Trent Thigpen at 361.825.3070; email trent.thigpen@tamucc.edu; go to autocheck.cc; or visit the TAMU-CC Community Outreach Facebook page.

Tue, November 07, 2017 through Wed, November 22, 2017 - The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, in collaboration with the University Counseling Center and the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the campus community, and public, to view creative works of art focused on fighting mental health stigma. The “Inspire an Islander Art Exhibition” will take place in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library beginning Tuesday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 22, as part of a 2-week creative exhibition funded by the Suicide Awareness Focuses on Everyone (S.A.F.E) grant. Artwork includes drawings, paintings, poetry, short stories, graphic art, and photography. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in college students and it is the goal of the S.A.F.E grant team to provide education and awareness about these sensitive topics to our community. For more information, contact Eduek Inyang at einyang@islander.tamucc.edu.

Sat, November 11, 2017 through Sat, November 18, 2017 - Surreal Scenes With Photoshop Techniques: The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will offer, “Surreal Scenes with Photo Manipulation, a two-part workshop on two consecutive Saturdays, Nov. 11 and 18, from 1-4 p.m. In just two afternoons, this workshop will teach participants the art of transforming ordinary photos into something unexpected using Adobe Photoshop. Inspired by works in the exhibition “Digital Darkroom from the Annenberg Foundation currently on view at AMST, this two-part course will take you out of the box as you create a surreal scene using photo-manipulation techniques. We will cover everything from adjusting lighting and composition to creating atmosphere and sharpening your image ready for print or publishing on the web. Familiarity with basic Photoshop-editing tools is required. Participants may bring 5 full-resolution images (300 dpi) on a flash or portable hard drive or choose to use images provided in class. At the end of the second afternoon, participants will leave with one 8” x 10” print of the images of their choosing. Cost for both afternoons of instruction is $60 for AMST members and $75 for nonmembers. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org or by calling the AMST education department at 361.825.3504.

Tue, November 14, 2017 through Sun, November 19, 2017 - The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” from Tuesday, Nov. 14, through Sunday, Nov. 19. The show is directed by Alison Frost, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and will be held in the Warren Theatre, located in the Center for Arts. Known as Shakespeare’s goriest play, “Titus Andronicus” is not for the faint of heart. Revenge, grief and political nepotism live – and die – at the heart of this play. The show will run at 7:30 p.m. each day with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Ticket prices range from $10 for general admission, $7 for students and $5 for Islander Students with a valid SandDollar$ ID. For more information, call 361.825.3756; email miranda.lindley@tamucc.edu; or click here.

Sat, November 18, 2017 through Wed, December 13, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), which is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, presents the exhibitionThe Christmas Tree Forest Saturday, Nov. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 13, with three bonus Mondays in which AMST will be open: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, through Dec. 11. Thirty school groups read an award-winning childhood classic book, created related decorations, and trimmed their trees accordingly. Visitors may cast their votes for their favorite trees, and the school groups with the most votes will receive generous H-E-B gift cards.  After the exhibition concludes, all trees will be donated to families in need to enjoy during the remainder of the holiday season. AMST and community partners, H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi come together each year to bring the community the “Christmas Tree Forestexhibition. Admission is free for AMST members and for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students.  General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information on how to schedule a group visit to view the exhibition, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/, call 361.825.3504, or email angela.resendez@tamucc.edu. Limited tour times are available.

Sat, November 18, 2017 through Wed, December 13, 2017 - Join the Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., from Saturday, Nov. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to view “The Christmas Tree Forest” with three bonus Mondays in which AMST will be open: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, through Dec. 11, and community partners, H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi to celebrate the season with “Christmas Tree Forest: A Reading Wonderland”. Once again reflecting the theme of “A Reading Wonderland, 30 school groups read their chosen award-winning childhood classic book, created related decorations, and trimmed their trees accordingly. As an added bonus, AMST visitors may cast their votes for their top three favorite trees. Winning school groups will receive generous H-E-B gift cards. After the exhibition concludes, all trees will be donated to families in need to enjoy during the remainder of the holiday season. Admission to the museum is free for AMST members and for TAMU-CC students with valid I.D.  General admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students with valid I.D., and free for children ages 12 and under.  For more information, call 361.825.3500 or visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Mon, November 20, 2017 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents the University Vocal Studio Recital: Voices in Harmony featuring famous duets from musical theatre, opera, and more, on Monday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Hope Thacker at 361.825.3943 or visit tamucc.edu.

Thu, November 23, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. AMST will reopen on Friday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. with regular business hours. Admission is free for AMST members and for TAMU-CC students. General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/, call 361.825.3500, or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Tue, November 28, 2017 - The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is excited to present the Island Dance Demo, themed “A Splash of Color in a World of Black & White.” The Dance Demo will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This demo will include student and guest choreographers and will be a culmination of an entire semester of work in all areas of dance – ballet, jazz, modern dance, choreography and dance performance. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $7 for students and $5 for Islander students with a valid SandDollar$ ID. Cash only. For more information or to buy tickets online, visit cla.tamucc.edu. For more information, email jilissa.cotten@tamucc.edu or call 361.825.3296.

Wed, November 29, 2017 - Join the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the Piano Solo Recital featuring Dr. Dino Mulic on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. During the recital, Mulic will perform Eight Studies by Boris Papandopulo and Diabelli Variations by Ludwig van Beethoven. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Dino Mulic at dino.mulic@tamucc.edu.

Wed, November 29, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Islander Dining by Chartwells is hosting a cooking showdown between two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Deans – Iron Chef style! This year Dr. David Scott, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development will battle against Dr. Julie Ann Hoff, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, to impress our judges and claim their title. Who will win? Find out Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Islander Dining Hall. The competition is included with the price of a meal. The all-you-can-eat buffet is $10 for students, faculty, staff and the public; or one swipe on the Islander Dining meal plan. Follow the event on social media using #HungryIslander and #TAMUCCIRONCHEF. For more information, contact amanda.hall@compass-usa.com ; or call 361.825.4354.

Wed, November 29, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on UTRGV. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! General admission is $12, students are FREE with your SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=wbball.

Thu, November 30, 2017 through Fri, December 01, 2017 - More than 2400 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi first-year students from disciplines throughout the five colleges will present their semester-long research projects to a general audience Thursday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 1, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Department of Undergraduate Studies. For more information, email rita.sperry@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3158.

Fri, December 01, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Men's Basketball team on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m., at the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on Texas Lutheran. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Fri, December 01, 2017 - South Texas Cinémathèque, featuring a screening of “Flower” with editor Jeff Seinbenick, editor of HBO’s “Vice Principals” and “East Bound and Down” as guest speaker, will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST). The event is free and open to the public. South Texas Cinémathèque is a collaborative screening series run by the Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the AMST, and is designed to give students a rare opportunity to interact with internationally recognized film artists while broadening their understanding of the filmmaking process. South Texas Cinémathèque brings internationally recognized filmmakers to Corpus Christi for discussions, screenings and lectures and past feature guests are recipients of some of the most prestigious awards given in independent film. Email Edward.tyndall@tamucc.edu; call 361.825.2296; or click here to learn more.

Fri, December 01, 2017 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents their 17th annual Holiday Gala, Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Faculty and students will be performing all your holiday favorites for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $10 general admission, students $5 with valid SandDollar$ ID. Children 5 and under are free. Free pre-performance activities will begin in the PAC lobby at 6:30 p.m. Join Santa and Frosty for photos. Tickets can be purchased during the week of the concert in the Center for the Arts room 107 (cash & check only) from noon to 4 p.m. or in the PAC lobby an hour before the show. Call 361.825.5523 or click here for more information. All proceeds go to music scholarships.

Fri, December 01, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the 12th annual Islander Lights Celebration on Friday, Dec. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the University Center, Lee Plaza, and East Lawn. The event will celebrate the holiday season with the community and campus with free food, entertainment, fun and games, a visit from Santa, a tree lighting ceremony and an opportunity to make a donation to Toys for Tots. Islander Lights is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://ucsa.tamucc.edu/islanderlights/index.html.

Fri, December 01, 2017 - The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Film Department and the Art Museum of South Texas present the South Texas Cinemateque on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., in the H-E-B Theater, at AMST located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m. South Texas Cinemateque is a free film screening of independent films and Q&A’s with filmmakers each semester. In the fall 2017 edition of South Texas Cinemateque, TAMU-CC film professor Edward Tyndall will bring Hollywood filmmaker, Jeff Seibeneck to Corpus Christi. Seibeneck is best known as the editor of the hilariously funny HBO series “Eastbound and Down” and “Vice Principals; he is also an accomplished independent filmmaker.  At this free event, South Texas Cinemateque will screen Seibeneck’s newest film, “Flower followed by a Q&A session with the audience.  For more information, visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org, call 361.825.3500, or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Fri, December 01, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas, which is affiliated with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, will open late during ARTWALK Dollar After Dark on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5:30-9 p.m. Admission to AMST, located at 1902 Shoreline Blvd., will be free for members and reduced admission $1 for nonmembers. Be sure to pick up your free Whataburger 3D glasses to view the “Digital Darkroom exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography. Celebrate the holiday season by viewing the annual Christmas Tree Forest. Once again, reflecting the theme of “A Reading Wonderland”, AMST, the Junior League of Corpus Christi, and H-E-B collaborated to create this year’s holiday exhibition. Thirty school groups read their chosen award-winning childhood classic book, created related decorations, and trimmed their trees accordingly. As an added bonus, visitors may cast their votes for their favorite trees. Winning school groups will receive generous H-E-B gift cards.  Join your friends and family for a day of viewing beautiful fine art and festive holiday themed trees courtesy of Frost Bank. For more information call 361.825.3500 or visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Fri, December 01, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host “Frost Free First Friday” on Friday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. This event is free and opened to the public. Be sure to pick up your free Whataburger 3D glasses to view the “Digital Darkroom exhibition organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography. Celebrate the holiday season by viewing the annual Christmas Tree Forest. Once again, reflecting the theme of “A Reading Wonderland, AMST, the Junior League of Corpus Christi, and H-E-B collaborated to create this year’s holiday exhibition. Thirty school groups read their chosen award-winning childhood classic book, created related decorations, and trimmed their trees accordingly. As an added bonus, visitors may cast their votes for their favorite trees. Winning school groups will receive generous H-E-B gift cards.  Join your friends and family for a day of viewing beautiful fine art and festive holiday themed trees courtesy of Frost Bank. For more information, call 361.825.3500, or visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Sat, December 02, 2017 - Join the Island University and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) as they make gingerbread houses with frosting, candy canes, gumdrops, and graham crackers for their annual “Gingerbread House-making” event on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m., at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. We’ll sing holiday songs and create an original gingerbread house that’s sure to delight one and all! Cost for this class is $15 for AMST members and $20 for nonmembers. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.                           

Sun, December 03, 2017 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in kicking off the 2017-2018 “Furgason Bravo! Series” at the Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Dec. 3, with Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $25 to $35. TAMUCC student tickets are $7 with valid SandDollar$ ID. Faculty/Staff receive a $10 discount on $35 & $25 tickets at the box office with valid SandDollar$ ID – limit 4 tickets per person. You can purchase tickets at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS. PAC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tue, December 05, 2017 - Come out and support your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on TAMUI. Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Tue, December 05, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host “Mom & Tots (and sometimes Pops!): Holiday Ornaments on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 10-11:30 a.m., at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. We’re getting in the holiday spirit in this special session of Moms & Tots! It will be a delightful morning as we sing Christmas carols, create an array of sparkling ornaments and take a special tour of the Christmas Tree Forest. Cost for this class is $10 for AMST members and $15 for nonmembers. Pre-registration for this event is required; if minimum number of participants is not met 2 days before class, class is subject to cancellation with full refund; no refunds due to illness. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Thu, December 07, 2017 - The Island University and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host a “Mom & Tots (and sometimes Pops!): Snow Dough” event on Thursday, Dec. 7, from 10-11:30 a.m., at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. We’ll be reading of “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, make our own icy cold snow dough and then create snowmen, snowflakes and more. Cost for this class is $10 for AMST members and $15 for nonmembers. Pre-registration for this event is required; if minimum number of participants is not met 2 days before class, class is subject to cancellation with full refund; no refunds due to illness. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Sat, December 09, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host a “Christmas Tree Forest Free Family Day on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. This year’s theme, “Reading Wonderland, highlights 30 classic books from children literature. Enjoy holiday music, art activities for all ages, H-E-Buddy goodie bags, book giveaways, and self-guided tours of the “Christmas Tree Forest thanks to AMST’s community partners H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi. Santa will even be taking some time from his busy schedule to visit, so bring your cameras to snap a photo! After the Family Day ends, the Museum will be open with free admission for self-guided tours of the forest and other exhibitions. AMST is able to offer this free event to the community each year thanks to the generosity of its sponsors the Junior League of Corpus Christi, H-E-B, Navy/Army Community Credit Union, and Christus Spohn Health System to bring this free event to the community each year. For more information, visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.orgl; or call 361.825.3504.

Tue, December 12, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host “Mom & Tots (and sometimes Pops!): Holiday Decorations on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m., at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. We’re getting in the holiday spirit in this special session of Moms & Tots! From Christmas wreaths to “stained glass” window ornaments, create special handmade decorations to celebrate the season! Cost for this class is $10 for AMST members and $15 for nonmembers. Pre-registration for this event is required; if minimum number of participants is not met 2 days before class, class is subject to cancellation with full refund; no refunds due to illness. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Thu, December 14, 2017 - Join the Island University and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) as they make gingerbread houses with frosting, candy canes, gumdrops, and graham crackers for their “Mom & Tots (and sometimes Pops!): Gingerbread House-making” event on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 10-11:30 a.m., at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. We’ll sing holiday songs and create an original gingerbread house that’s sure to delight one and all! Cost for this class is $15 for AMST members and $20 for nonmembers. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Fri, December 15, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Men's Basketball team on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on St. Mary's (TX). Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sat, December 16, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host their “Holiday Ornaments workshop on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. From the sparkly to the brightly painted, create twinkling, shining, twirling decorations to adorn your family tree. Cost for this class is $15 for AMST members and $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration for this event is required. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Sat, December 16, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be holding its fall 2017 commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the American Bank Center, located at 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. There will be two ceremonies at the following times:

  • 10 a.m.: with graduates from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 2 p.m.: with graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Engineering
The commencement speaker will be Charles Schwartz, Chairman of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and a lawyer in Houston, Texas. He is a nationally known securities litigator, mergers & acquisitions expert, and has served as a law clerk for the Honorable Homer Thornberry of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. For more information about the commencement ceremony, go to commencement.tamucc.edu.

Mon, December 18, 2017 through Fri, December 22, 2017 - The Island University along with the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host their annual “Holiday Camp” Monday, Dec. 18, through Friday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. Children ages K5-12 are invited to participate. Campers will celebrate the holiday season with a weeklong series of festive holiday projects and drama activities. They will also will make ornaments, decorations, and gingerbread houses along with other holiday themed activities! The cost for this day camp, which includes lunch from Hester’s Café, is $185 for AMST members and $205 for nonmembers. When registering, please identify your camper’s preferred lunch choice on registration form. Child care before and after camp Monday-Thursday is available for an additional fee. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Mon, December 18, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on Rice. Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Wed, December 20, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on St. Thomas. Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Mon, December 25, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, for the holiday. AMST will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m. Admission is free for AMST members and for Islander students. General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas; call 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Thu, December 28, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on UCA. Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sat, December 30, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Men's Basketball team on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the American Bank Center, as they take on Lamar. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes along with a special offer at the concession stand all season long! General Admission tickets are $12 and students receive free admission and parking with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sat, December 30, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 5 p.m., in the American Bank Center, as they take on Lamar. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes along with a special offer at the concession stand all season long! General Admission tickets are $12 and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sun, December 31, 2017 through Mon, January 01, 2018 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will be closed Sunday, Dec. 31, through Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. AMST will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. Admission is free for AMST members and for Islander students. General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas; call 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Fri, February 02, 2018 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2017-2018 “Furgason Bravo! Series” at the Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Feb. 2, with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $25 to $35. TAMUCC student tickets are $7 with valid SandDollar$ ID. Faculty/Staff receive a $10 discount on $35 & $25 tickets at the box office with valid SandDollar$ ID – limit 4 tickets per person. You can purchase tickets at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS. PAC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fri, February 23, 2018 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2017-2018 “Furgason Bravo! Series” at the Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Feb. 23, with Craig Morris at 7:30 p.m. General admission ticket prices are $10. TAMU-CC student tickets are $5 with valid SandDollar$ ID. You can purchase tickets at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS. PAC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.