Foundation’s Annual Donations Total $400,000 For Business Graduate Students

Foundation’s Annual Donations Total $400,000 For Business Graduate Students

Over the past two decades, the Morris L. Lichtenstein, Jr. Medical Research Foundation has contributed $400,000 to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business graduate program.

Third Connected Coast Summit Unites the Coastal Bend

Third Connected Coast Summit Unites the Coastal Bend

Strength in unity is the attitude that prevails after the latest Connected Coast Summit held at the Texas State Aquarium earlier this year. The summit is part of a series organized by The College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center Continues Growing Local Establishments

Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center Continues Growing Local Establishments

Through the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, the Island University serves as a catalyst for innovative ideas and fosters economic growth by providing advice for the entrepreneurial process and supporting the creation of sustainable, successful Coastal Bend businesses at every level of development.

Turning Trash to Treasure: Island University Professor Creates Recycled Art

Turning Trash to Treasure: Island University Professor Creates Recycled Art

Dr. Lon Seiger, Kinesiology Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is conducting a study on the invasiveness of sea glass in Corpus Christi Bay and recycling the glass to create art.

Generations of Teachers Gather at Island University for 15th Annual ME by the SEa

Generations of Teachers Gather at Island University for 15th Annual ME by the SEa

Connecting established and future teachers from across the state, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted the 15th annual ME by the SEa, a regional professional development conference focused on STEM education in the Coastal Bend.

Teens Build for Tomorrow at Garcia Center Summer Program

Teens Build for Tomorrow at Garcia Center Summer Program

Teens Building for Tomorrow provides teens ages 13 to 17-years-old with opportunities to gain social skills, learn about mental health and financial literacy, and obtain up to 100 community service hours by volunteering with VIK.

Islander Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious D.C. Internship

Islander Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious D.C. Internship

Melissa McCutcheon, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal and Marine System Science doctoral candidate, was recently awarded an internship with the Ocean Conservancy’s Ocean Acidification Program in Washington, D.C. that runs from July 1 to December 13, 2019.

Islander Grad Students Assess Program for City’s Homeless to Maintain, Clean Downtown Seawall

Islander Grad Students Assess Program for City’s Homeless to Maintain, Clean Downtown Seawall

Master of Public Administration students from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi are doing their part to provide solutions to homeless issues in Corpus Christi. Specifically, they evaluated the city’s Seawall Steward Program, a proposal by the Downtown Management District which would use Type A Board funds to help reintroduced homeless individuals to the workforce by providing daily employment opportunities while also implementing regular cleaning and maintenance of the Corpus Christi downtown seawall.

Dr. Karen McCaleb Announced as Dean of College of Graduate Studies

Dr. Karen McCaleb Announced as Dean of College of Graduate Studies

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announces Dr. Karen McCaleb as Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. While at the Island University, McCaleb has held several leadership positions within her program, department, and college having served as Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, and Interim Dean for the College of Education and Human Development. In June 2018, McCaleb was appointed as Interim Dean for the College of Graduate Studies.

Beyond Books: Bell Library Features Islander Student Art Sculptures

Beyond Books: Bell Library Features Islander Student Art Sculptures

In collaboration with the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, eight student-created sculptures are now prominently displayed throughout the building.

Theatre Alums Tapped to Work on Documentary About Local Murder from 1983

Theatre Alums Tapped to Work on Documentary About Local Murder from 1983

Two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Theatre graduates got the opportunity to apply the skills and experience they gained via campus theatre productions when they were hired to work on an upcoming documentary based on a 1983 homicide case in Corpus Christi and the subsequent trial, sentencing, and eventual execution of the lone suspect.

Art Professor Greg Reuter Looks Back on 40 Years of Teaching

Art Professor Greg Reuter Looks Back on 40 Years of Teaching

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Art Professor Greg Reuter looks back on a long career as a faculty member with the Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts. Reuter arrived at the University in 1978 and retired four decades later.

Islander Student Nurses Provide Community Health Services during Costa Rica Study Abroad

Islander Student Nurses Provide Community Health Services during Costa Rica Study Abroad

A group of 16 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student nurses in the senior-level Nursing Care of the Community Health Client course taught by Clinical Assistant Professor Leigh Shaver traveled to San Isidro de Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, as part of a Study Abroad Program for the first time in College of Nursing and Health Sciences history. The key objective of the trip was to fulfill a clinical component of the NURS 4660 course, which requires student nurses to complete a family health assessment as well as a community health assessment of residents of the Costa Rican community of San Ramon.

New BSN Program Integrates Art Concepts, iPads, into Accelerated Nursing Program

New BSN Program Integrates Art Concepts, iPads, into Accelerated Nursing Program

This summer, a cohort of 33 postbaccalaureate students have begun classes in a new accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program that – in a first for U.S. nursing schools – integrates the Arts disciplines across the curriculum. The collaboration between the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Department of Art & Design in the College of Liberal Arts is funded by a $2.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration four-year grant.

Island University Celebrates Largest Commencement To Date

Island University Celebrates Largest Commencement To Date

More than 1,160 graduates walked across the stage during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Spring 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 11, making it the largest Islander graduation ceremony to date.

Oyster Mariculture Legalized in Texas; Summit Introduces New Economic and Ecologic Possibilities

Oyster Mariculture Legalized in Texas; Summit Introduces New Economic and Ecologic Possibilities

Legislators, scholars, restaurant owners, and state officials gathered at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for “Texas Oyster Aquaculture Summit – A New Industry for Texas” held July 10.

Islander Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious D.C. Internship

Islander Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious D.C. Internship

Melissa McCutcheon, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal and Marine System Science doctoral candidate, was recently awarded an internship with the Ocean Conservancy’s Ocean Acidification Program in Washington, D.C. that runs from July 1 to December 13, 2019.

Texas Sea Grant Awards Research Funding to Seven Islander Grad Students

Texas Sea Grant Awards Research Funding to Seven Islander Grad Students

Thanks to grants recently provided by the Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University, seven Island University graduate student researchers can further pursue their marine or coastal related projects.

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

As the annual shorebird nesting season heads into its final weeks, volunteers with the Conrad Blucher Institute, the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi say the season has been an especially successful one to date at University Beach, across from the Island University.

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

During the month of June 2019, the Conrad Blucher Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi acted as home base for a group of students from Colorado State University as they completed a four-week immersion program called the Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster. The program marks the first collaboration between the Blucher Institute and Colorado State and is the first field school of its kind in the U.S., program officials say.

Effort to Restore University Beach Came About as Result of Grad Student’s Thesis

Effort to Restore University Beach Came About as Result of Grad Student’s Thesis

The history of University Beach, which sits adjacent to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is a complex one, according to Deidre D. Williams, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science Coastal Research Scientist. The restoration project came about in part as a result of years of planning and research for her thesis when she was in graduate school. The beach was restored in 2001 and continues to thrive to this day.

From Drone Maintenance to Working Alongside NASA; Lone Star UAS Center Students are Soaring High

From Drone Maintenance to Working Alongside NASA; Lone Star UAS Center Students are Soaring High

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi achieves brilliance not only through its innovative research endeavors, but also through the high-performing students who work under its umbrella.

NASA Selects Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  to Test Drones in Urban Traffic Management

NASA Selects Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Test Drones in Urban Traffic Management

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project selected the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to test drone traffic management. The Island University is one of only two test sites selected nationwide.

Island University to Provide Nueces County UAS Disaster Response Thanks to New Agreement

Island University to Provide Nueces County UAS Disaster Response Thanks to New Agreement

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi entered into an agreement on Oct. 31 with Nueces County to provide emergency drone support in the event of future natural disasters.

Texas Sea Grant Awards Research Funding to Seven Islander Grad Students

Texas Sea Grant Awards Research Funding to Seven Islander Grad Students

Thanks to grants recently provided by the Texas Sea Grant College Program at Texas A&M University, seven Island University graduate student researchers can further pursue their marine or coastal related projects.

Turning Trash to Treasure: Island University Professor Creates Recycled Art

Turning Trash to Treasure: Island University Professor Creates Recycled Art

Dr. Lon Seiger, Kinesiology Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is conducting a study on the invasiveness of sea glass in Corpus Christi Bay and recycling the glass to create art.

Turning the Tide on Oyster Mariculture in Texas

Turning the Tide on Oyster Mariculture in Texas

On Wednesday, July 10, the community is invited to the Texas Oyster Aquaculture Summit – A New Industry for Texas. The event includes speakers from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Del Mar College, Water Street Seafood Co., Harte Research Institute, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Coastal Conservation Association, along with Texas legislators. The summit will be held in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The summit is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Islander Alumni from Across Texas Invited to Attend ‘The Island Tour’

Islander Alumni from Across Texas Invited to Attend ‘The Island Tour’

To connect alumni – both new and old – and encourage continued involvement in the growth of their alma mater, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi along with the National Alumni Association and University President Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla, are hosting "The Island Tour," an inaugural event crisscrossing the state of Texas to share the past, present, and future of the Island University.

Beyond Books: Bell Library Features Islander Student Art Sculptures

Beyond Books: Bell Library Features Islander Student Art Sculptures

In collaboration with the Mary and Jeff Bell Library, eight student-created sculptures are now prominently displayed throughout the building.

20 Years of Islander Pride

20 Years of Islander Pride

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Islanders Athletics, we reflect on the milestones that raised the standard for what the department achieved and its goals for the future. Growth of the department over the last two decades is a point of pride for alumni and students, as well as those in the Corpus Christi community who wear the Blue & Green.

Islander Alumni from Across Texas Invited to Attend ‘The Island Tour’

Islander Alumni from Across Texas Invited to Attend ‘The Island Tour’

To connect alumni – both new and old – and encourage continued involvement in the growth of their alma mater, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi along with the National Alumni Association and University President Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla, are hosting "The Island Tour," an inaugural event crisscrossing the state of Texas to share the past, present, and future of the Island University.

20 Years of Islander Pride

20 Years of Islander Pride

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Islanders Athletics, we reflect on the milestones that raised the standard for what the department achieved and its goals for the future. Growth of the department over the last two decades is a point of pride for alumni and students, as well as those in the Corpus Christi community who wear the Blue & Green.

Theatre Alums Tapped to Work on Documentary About Local Murder from 1983

Theatre Alums Tapped to Work on Documentary About Local Murder from 1983

Two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Theatre graduates got the opportunity to apply the skills and experience they gained via campus theatre productions when they were hired to work on an upcoming documentary based on a 1983 homicide case in Corpus Christi and the subsequent trial, sentencing, and eventual execution of the lone suspect.