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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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NOTE: All University events may be videotaped or photographed by the university for promotional purposes.


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.

Thu, January 04, 2018 through Thu, March 01, 2018 - The College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, in partnership with Ben F. McDonald Library, will host the “Community Resources: Easing Concerns by Educating on Matters of Science (CRECEMOS): Health and Nutrition Series” during the first Thursday of each month at Ben F. McDonald Library, times vary, please check the website for details. Dr. Xavier Fonz Gonzales, Professional Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will provide scientific information on topics that directly impact our local community including Diabetes, obesity, various microbes and Influenza.

Specific topics and dates include:

  • Thursday, Jan. 4: Influenza
  • Thursday, Feb. 8: Diabetes
  • Thursday, March 1: Obesity

The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The series will be in English and a bilingual question and answer session will follow. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/mcdonaldlibrary/ or email Xavier.Gonzales@tamucc.edu.

Tue, January 09, 2018 - The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi seeks participants ages 18 and up for an 8-week free personal skills group, to start in early spring. Group sessions will now be offered in English (Tuesday nights) and in Spanish (Tuesday afternoon). The group is based on dialectical behavior therapy, a treatment approach that emphasizes building on strengths to manage emotions and increase coping skills. The group is designed to help participants develop skills to handle and cope with difficult emotions (anger, fear, sadness, anxiety), improve personal relationships and learn and practice mindfulness. It will meet at the Counseling and Training Clinic in the Natural Resources Center Building at the Island University. For information and to join, call 361.825.3988; or go to http://ctc.tamucc.edu/.

Fri, January 26, 2018 through Fri, April 20, 2018 - The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center will host a series of Family Night Out events from Friday, Jan. 26, through Friday, April 20. Family Night Out is designed to foster open communication and improve relationships among family members. Families will get time to relax, connect and participate in activities together. For more information, or to RSVP, visit http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/programs/support_programs/family_night/index.html.

Thu, February 01, 2018 through Thu, March 29, 2018 - The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center is proud to host a series of Parents and Children Time (PACT) events from Thursday, Feb. 1, through Thursday, March 29. PACT is a one-hour break in the week where parents and children can come have fun, strengthen their relationships and build their confidence. For more information, or to RSVP, visit http://garciacenter.tamucc.edu/programs/support_programs/parent_workshops/index.html.

Thu, February 01, 2018 through Tue, March 06, 2018 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Art presents “Amy Stevens: Confections” through Tuesday, March 6, at the Weil Gallery in the Center for the Arts. Taking a humorous, feminist approach to life’s struggles and the futile quests for perfection, this exhibition celebrates one of life’s big moments in the form of an obsessive investigation of the perfectly imperfect birthday cake. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Petican at 361.825.5752; or email laura.petican@tamucc.edu.

Thu, February 08, 2018 through Wed, February 28, 2018 - Izzy’s Food Pantry at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a “Spread the Love” food drive with a focus on collecting peanut butter and jelly during the month of February. Peanut butter and jelly, along with any other non-perishable foods, can be dropped off at donation bins located at the University Center Information Desk and at the Dugan Wellness Center from now until Wednesday, Feb. 28. Izzy’s Food Pantry is a joint initiative by A&M-Corpus Christi’s Student Engagement and Success and the Coastal Bend Food Bank and is located in the University Center, room 204. Enrolled students can receive 10 non-perishable food items once a week at no charge. For more information, go to http://seas.tamucc.edu/FoodPantry/Donations.html or read more here.

Tue, February 13, 2018 through Tue, February 27, 2018 - 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, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
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.

Mon, February 19, 2018 through Wed, February 28, 2018 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is excited to celebrate Black History Month with a series of fun and education events throughout the month of February. Events include:  

  • Monday, Feb. 19: Step Afrika!, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom.
  • Thursday, Feb. 22: Black History Month Movie: "Get Out," at 8 p.m. in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28: 2018 MLK Awards Luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom. To RSVP, click here.
  For more information on Black History Month Events, visit http://bhm.tamucc.edu/.

Mon, February 19, 2018 through Sat, February 24, 2018 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is excited to celebrate Bassoon Week from Monday, Feb. 19, through Saturday, Feb. 24, with events including:

  • Monday, Feb. 19: Tristen Craven, Senior Recital, at 6:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
  • Monday, Feb. 19: Aidan Case, Senior Recital, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
  • Friday, Feb. 23: Eryn Oft Master Class, at 2 p.m. in the Center for Arts, room 140
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: Bassooning by the Bay, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Performing Arts Center
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: Eryn Oft Guest Artist Recital, at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center
For more information, visit http://cla.tamucc.edu/events/2018/02/bassoon-day-.html.

Thu, February 22, 2018 through Sat, February 24, 2018 - The Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will hold the 3rd Annual People's Poetry Festival with a series of events from Thursday, Feb. 22, through Saturday, Feb. 24. Events include:  

  • Thursday, Feb. 22: Robb Jackson High School Poetry Awards from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, room 106. Address is 3209 S. Staples. The poetry awards will feature Corpus Christi Poet Laureate, Alan Berecka and 1st Cellist Corpus Christi Symphony, Susan Sturman as well as several local poets. This is a family friendly event.
  • Friday, Feb. 23: Poetry Festival from noon to 7 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Bayview room 320. Includes these of immigration, women, gender, sexuality and comedy.
  • Friday, Feb. 23: Open Mic at Graffitis Downtown, from 8:30-10 p.m. Graffitis is located at 417 Starr St.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24: Slam Poetry, from noon to 7 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University Center, Bayview room 320. Includes themes of nature, environment, Spanish and "print to performance."
  For more information, and a full schedule of events, click here or visit Facebook.

Fri, February 23, 2018 through Sat, February 24, 2018 - The Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair will be held at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Friday, Feb. 23, from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. At the Science Fair, more than 500 top K-12 science students from around the Coastal Bend will show their district-winning projects. Winners from the Science Fair can be nominated to attend national and international science fairs. For more information, including an agenda of events, go to http://sciencefair.tamucc.edu/ or email cbsciencefair@tamucc.edu. The Science Fair is sponsored by Valero and is free and open to the public.

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.

Thu, March 01, 2018 - The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Buccaneer Commission are proud to present the third annual Buc Days Ideas Challenge Showcase, on Thursday, March 1, from 6-7 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom C. The showcase is free and open to the public. The Buc Days Ideas Challenge is a business concept competition open to all Islander students and is a great way to test a business idea, technology, or innovations in a competitive setting. The showcase will include a “live pitch” and will highlight the most promising innovations and entrepreneurial concepts developed by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students. The public and community judges will have the opportunity to choose the top winner of the Ideas Challenge along with the Ideas Challenge video contest. For more information, visit bucdaysideaschallenge.com.

Fri, March 02, 2018 - The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Art Gallery will host the 3rd annual symposium of fine arts graduate student research on Friday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Centered in topics of current critical interest, the symposium is highlighted by a keynote address delivered by Leticia Bajuyo, Assistant Professor of Sculpture. The symposium is free and open to the public. The Islander Art Gallery is located at 4024 Weber Road. For more information, call 361.825.3756.

Tue, March 06, 2018 through Sat, March 10, 2018 - The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will present the musical "Hands on a Hard Body," from Tuesday, March 6, through Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Warren Theatre, located in the Center for Arts. Based on a true story, "Hands on a Hard Body," follows ten desperate Texans as they seek a new lease on life. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Islander students with a valid SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://cla.tamucc.edu/theatre/on_stage.html.

Thu, March 22, 2018 - The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a Humanities Speaker Series with guest speaker, Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik on Thursday, March 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik, scholar of American studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies and Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, will headline the spring 2018 Humanities Speaker Series. Chan-Malik will talk about her book, "Being Muslims: A Cultural History of Women of Color in US Islam," which explores how Islam re-emerged within the African American community in the 1920's. The book talk is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Sat, April 07, 2018 through Sat, May 05, 2018 - Help restore protective shorelines in Goose Island State Park! The College of Science and Engineering (COSE) and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have announced their 2018 Oyster Reef Restoration Events. Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 7, and Saturday, May 5, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. to bag oyster shell collected from local restaurants and seafood wholesalers and help build a living shoreline. Every year 2.7 million pounds of oysters are harvested from Texas bays. With the help of the community Sink Your Shucks has returned more than 1 million pounds of that shell back into our bays to create important habitat, filter our waters and protect our shorelines from erosion. Volunteers will receive a FREE t-shirt to wear on event day. Gloves, water and snacks will be provided but volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy closed toe, closed backed shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen. For more information and to RSVP, click here.