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Despite Hardships Island University Outstanding Graduate Ashley Tijerina Reaches for Success

Dec 07, 2017
Sometimes it takes longer to reach your goals than anticipated, but as long as you never give up, you’ll eventually succeed and be stronger for it. This is the motto of Ashley Tijerina, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate, who will walk the stage during the fall 2017 commencement ceremony

Island University Deans Battle It Out During ‘Iron Chef: Dean's Challenge’ Showdown

Dec 01, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Dining Hall invited the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Dr. David Scott, and the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Julie Anne Hoff, to step out of their academic duties and don their cooking caps. The exceptional cooking event and first competition of its kind at the Island University, “Iron Chef: Dean’s Challenge,” was back for the second edition of epic culinary duels on Nov. 29.

4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

Workshop Teaches Educators How to Use Writing to Process Trauma, Post-Hurricane Harvey

Nov 03, 2017
Jagged. Torn. Crumpled. Scattered. A wave of emotions. It’s a few ways participants of the first ever “Writing and Healing after Hurricane Harvey” workshop described how they were feeling after the category 4 storm caused massive destruction along the Texas coast and near Houston. Participants of the workshop, mostly Coastal Bend educators who teach writing and language arts, came together on Oct. 28, to learn how to use writing to process the aftermath of the storm – both for themselves and their students. “Writing and Healing” was a free service, sponsored by the Coastal Bend Writing Project (CBWP) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

College of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Media & Communication News

Island University Professor Learns from Hollywood Experts; Shares Experience with Media Students

Nov 21, 2017
Holding an Emmy Award, walking the set of a popular television series and learning from famous TV producers can be crossed off Dr. Ethan Thompson’s bucket list. Thompson, Professor for the Department of Communication and Media at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was recently selected to participate in the Television Academy Foundation 2017 Faculty Seminar Program. He was one of a cohort of 25 faculty from across the nation to participate in the week-long seminar in Los Angeles.

Islander Students Learn Amendment Rights During Simulated Drug Bust

Nov 13, 2017
Professors at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are no longer just conducting lectures in a classroom, they are instead using “high impact practices” to teach their students.

Shakespeare’s Goriest Play, ‘Titus Andronicus,’ Takes Center Stage at Island University

Nov 13, 2017
This November, lovers of both theatre and terror will enjoy one of Shakespeare’s goriest works at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” the second production of the 2017-2018 performing arts season.

4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

College of Business News

Jessie Frances Neal Foundation Scholarship Student Gratitude

Nov 30, 2017
This holiday season, a group of College of Business students at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi say they have a lot to be grateful for. Currently, 35 students are recipients of the four-year renewable Jessie Frances Neal Foundation Scholarship. Applicants are selected based on their academic performance and potential. Current recipients were able to thank Ms. Neal in person at a luncheon hosted by College of Business in late October.

Study Abroad with the College of Business at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Information Session to be held Nov. 29

Nov 16, 2017
The opportunity to earn credit towards a College of Business (COB) degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi while experiencing the culture of another country is why Dr. John Gamble, COB Dean, hosted an information session on the College of Business Study Abroad Programs. The session, held Oct. 26, was well attended and an additional information session will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29.

4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

Islander Business Faculty Win Outstanding Published Manuscript Award on ‘Work-Life Balance’ Research

Oct 26, 2017
Two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business professors, Dr. Murphy Smith and Dr. Katherine Taken Smith, along with Dr. Tracy Brower, of Texas A&M University-College Station, teamed up to publish, “How Work-Life Balance, Job Performance and Ethics Connect: Perspectives of Current Future Accountants.” Their research won the 2017 Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) Outstanding Published Manuscript Award from the American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Work-Life Balance Section.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

More than 2,400 Island University Students Participate in First-Year Symposium

Dec 07, 2017
With the fall semester coming to a close and finals drawing near, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s first-year students participated in the First-Year Learning Communities Program’s (FYLCP) First-Year Symposium on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in the University Center ballrooms. More than 2,400 first-year students presented their research via poster or PowerPoint presentation, answered questions and discussed their findings with interested attendees.

Island University Deans Battle It Out During ‘Iron Chef: Dean's Challenge’ Showdown

Dec 01, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Dining Hall invited the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Dr. David Scott, and the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Dr. Julie Anne Hoff, to step out of their academic duties and don their cooking caps. The exceptional cooking event and first competition of its kind at the Island University, “Iron Chef: Dean’s Challenge,” was back for the second edition of epic culinary duels on Nov. 29.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences Recognized for Innovative Programs

Dec 01, 2017
In a community center located in the heart of the Laredo Colonias a community center leader addressed a group of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) volunteers and with much emotion stated, “You cared for our people when no one else did.”

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Interactive “Inspire an Islander” Exhibit Fights Mental Illness Stigma

Nov 17, 2017
With suicide the second leading cause of death in college students, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is using art as a way to engage the campus community and increase mental health awareness.

College of Science and Engineering and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News

New Engineering Lab Nears Completion, Increases Teaching and Research Space at Island University

Dec 07, 2017
On Dec. 6, representatives from the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a preview of the newest building addition to campus, an 8,750 square foot Engineering Lab that will house the latest electrical engineering technology and software.

More than 2,400 Island University Students Participate in First-Year Symposium

Dec 07, 2017
With the fall semester coming to a close and finals drawing near, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s first-year students participated in the First-Year Learning Communities Program’s (FYLCP) First-Year Symposium on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in the University Center ballrooms. More than 2,400 first-year students presented their research via poster or PowerPoint presentation, answered questions and discussed their findings with interested attendees.

Island University Scientists Receive $199K from National Science Foundation for Post-Harvey Research

Nov 16, 2017
For the researchers in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, quick reaction to natural disasters, such as a major hurricane, are essential because it can help society better prepare, prevent and respond. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $199,952 to a COSE research team for their Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal titled “Measuring the Response of Stream Communities to Hurricane Harvey Across a Semi-Arid to Sub-Humid Gradient.”

4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

Research

New Engineering Lab Nears Completion, Increases Teaching and Research Space at Island University

Dec 07, 2017
On Dec. 6, representatives from the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a preview of the newest building addition to campus, an 8,750 square foot Engineering Lab that will house the latest electrical engineering technology and software.

Scientific Team Selected to Conduct Independent Abundance Estimate of Red Snapper in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 21, 2017
A team of university and government scientists, selected by an expert review panel convened by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, will conduct an independent study to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Island University Encourages Community Outreach with New Grant Program for Faculty and Staff

Nov 20, 2017
In the world of academia and research, it is common practice to apply for external grant funding to help get a project off the ground. The Office of Community Outreach at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has developed a new internal grant program that aims to provide financial support to Island University faculty and staff who have a project idea that has to do with community outreach.

Island University Scientists Receive $199K from National Science Foundation for Post-Harvey Research

Nov 16, 2017
For the researchers in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, quick reaction to natural disasters, such as a major hurricane, are essential because it can help society better prepare, prevent and respond. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $199,952 to a COSE research team for their Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal titled “Measuring the Response of Stream Communities to Hurricane Harvey Across a Semi-Arid to Sub-Humid Gradient.”

Student Life News

Islander Students and Alumni Strengthen Networks at the Annual Alumni Dinner Series

Dec 07, 2017
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association hosted its second unique dinner event designed to connect alumni with current University students. The event was co-hosted by alumna Stephanie Garcia ’12, who serves as Marketing and Public Relations Manager for House of Rock, and alumna Stephanie Cude Russell ’10, who serves as Communications Director for United Way of the Coastal Bend on Nov. 30 at House of Rock.

More than 2,400 Island University Students Participate in First-Year Symposium

Dec 07, 2017
With the fall semester coming to a close and finals drawing near, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s first-year students participated in the First-Year Learning Communities Program’s (FYLCP) First-Year Symposium on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in the University Center ballrooms. More than 2,400 first-year students presented their research via poster or PowerPoint presentation, answered questions and discussed their findings with interested attendees.

Despite Hardships Island University Outstanding Graduate Ashley Tijerina Reaches for Success

Dec 07, 2017
Sometimes it takes longer to reach your goals than anticipated, but as long as you never give up, you’ll eventually succeed and be stronger for it. This is the motto of Ashley Tijerina, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate, who will walk the stage during the fall 2017 commencement ceremony

A&M-Corpus Christi Kicks off Holiday Season with Islander Lights and Holiday Gala

Dec 06, 2017
With the flip of a switch, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was illuminated in Islander blue, green and white during the 12th annual “Islander Lights Celebration.” Islander community, family and friends enjoyed free food, music, games, a visit from Santa and the traditional tree lighting ceremony during the Dec. 1 event.

Alumni News

Islander Students and Alumni Strengthen Networks at the Annual Alumni Dinner Series

Dec 07, 2017
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association hosted its second unique dinner event designed to connect alumni with current University students. The event was co-hosted by alumna Stephanie Garcia ’12, who serves as Marketing and Public Relations Manager for House of Rock, and alumna Stephanie Cude Russell ’10, who serves as Communications Director for United Way of the Coastal Bend on Nov. 30 at House of Rock.

A&M-Corpus Christi Kicks off Holiday Season with Islander Lights and Holiday Gala

Dec 06, 2017
With the flip of a switch, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was illuminated in Islander blue, green and white during the 12th annual “Islander Lights Celebration.” Islander community, family and friends enjoyed free food, music, games, a visit from Santa and the traditional tree lighting ceremony during the Dec. 1 event.

A&M-Corpus Christi Staff and Faculty Give Back on #GivingTuesday; Assist with Hurricane Relief

Nov 30, 2017
More than 200 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s staff and faculty took part in #GivingTuesday, a global day of charity celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Islander staff and faculty volunteered more than 527 hours at more than a dozen Coastal Bend nonprofits, including some which were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

New Islander Alumni Chapter Debuts in Austin

Nov 21, 2017
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Islander Alumni Association welcomed its third chapter, which debuted in Austin on Nov. 15 at a favorite local restaurant, Olive & June. During the event, Islander alumni enjoyed mixing and mingling with fellow alumni, dining on complimentary food and winning prizes like a South Congress food tour and Islander Alumni swag, but most importantly, attendees learned how they could get involved with the new Austin Islander Alumni Chapter.

Campus News and Events

Islander Students and Alumni Strengthen Networks at the Annual Alumni Dinner Series

Dec 07, 2017
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi National Alumni Association hosted its second unique dinner event designed to connect alumni with current University students. The event was co-hosted by alumna Stephanie Garcia ’12, who serves as Marketing and Public Relations Manager for House of Rock, and alumna Stephanie Cude Russell ’10, who serves as Communications Director for United Way of the Coastal Bend on Nov. 30 at House of Rock.

New Engineering Lab Nears Completion, Increases Teaching and Research Space at Island University

Dec 07, 2017
On Dec. 6, representatives from the College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a preview of the newest building addition to campus, an 8,750 square foot Engineering Lab that will house the latest electrical engineering technology and software.

More than 2,400 Island University Students Participate in First-Year Symposium

Dec 07, 2017
With the fall semester coming to a close and finals drawing near, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s first-year students participated in the First-Year Learning Communities Program’s (FYLCP) First-Year Symposium on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, in the University Center ballrooms. More than 2,400 first-year students presented their research via poster or PowerPoint presentation, answered questions and discussed their findings with interested attendees.

Despite Hardships Island University Outstanding Graduate Ashley Tijerina Reaches for Success

Dec 07, 2017
Sometimes it takes longer to reach your goals than anticipated, but as long as you never give up, you’ll eventually succeed and be stronger for it. This is the motto of Ashley Tijerina, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate, who will walk the stage during the fall 2017 commencement ceremony

Conrad Blucher Institute News

High School Student Explores New Terrain with the Conrad Blucher Institute

Aug 10, 2017
Summer is traditionally a period for high school students to take a break from learning, but for Marisol Rodriguez, summer is a time to take her research skills to a whole new level.

Island University Aids Sea Level Rise Management, Uses Artificial Intelligence

Aug 01, 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t have to resemble the familiar androids viewers see in science-fiction movies.

Island University Cracks the Code with Women in Technology ‘Girls Code Camp’

Jul 27, 2017
According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, only 26 percent of professional computing occupations were held by women in 2016. In an effort to increase these numbers, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting its Women In Technology “Girls Code Camp” from July 17 through August 4, as part of the STEM 2017 Summer Institute. Middle school girls – grades sixth through eighth – had the opportunity to attend three different camps spanning three weeks at the Island University to explore the basics of computer programming, develop an understanding of design logic, computational thinking and scripting languages.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute to Provide United Nations with GIS Expertise

Jul 24, 2017
The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has officially joined the United Nations-Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of three Universities in the nation, including Harvard University and the University of Maine, who are part of this network.