Tyler Native Enjoys Successful Inaugural Semester at RELLIS Campus

Tyler Native Enjoys Successful Inaugural Semester at RELLIS Campus

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s College of Business has several professors based at the campus teaching accounting, finance, management, and marketing courses – allowing students to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Filing for Taxes? Get Free Help at the Island University

Filing for Taxes? Get Free Help at the Island University

Qualifying individuals and families can receive free assistance from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business students who are offering complimentary tax filing aid this season. The service is provided through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and runs through April 15.

Student Shares Success Story Ahead of 2019 Buc Days Ideas Challenge Showcase

Student Shares Success Story Ahead of 2019 Buc Days Ideas Challenge Showcase

The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi fosters entrepreneurship. It is the spirit behind the Buc Days Ideas Challenge Showcase hosted by the University and the Buccaneer Commission.

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

Through dedication to his craft, student-centered teaching methods, and research, Dr. Robert Leonard Smith, professor of counseling and educational psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been named a 2018-2019 Texas A&M University System Regents Professor. This is the highest honor bestowed upon faculty by the Texas A&M University System.

Scientific Passion on Display at Island University Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair

Scientific Passion on Display at Island University Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair

The Valero Energy Foundation and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair was hosted by the Island University on Feb. 16.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, West Oso ISD partnership awarded $220,000

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, West Oso ISD partnership awarded $220,000

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s focus on preparing teachers for Texas public schools recently earned a $220,000 grant from the Texas Education Agency. The Grow Your Own Grant will support 10 prospective teachers at the Island University to specifically work for the West Oso Independent School District upon graduation and certification.

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

Through his dedication to his craft, student-centered teaching methods, and research, Dr. Robert Leonard Smith, professor of counseling and educational psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been named a 2018-2019 Texas A&M University System Regents Professor. This is the highest honor bestowed onto faculty by the Texas A&M University System.

New MFA Group Exhibition on Display Through Feb. 8

New MFA Group Exhibition on Display Through Feb. 8

A new group exhibition on display through Feb. 8 at Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Rd., showcases the provocative works of eight Islander graduate students in the MFA Studio Art program in the Department of Art and Design in the College of Liberal Arts.

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Christopher Taylor Headlines Piano Celebration Week at Island University

Christopher Taylor Headlines Piano Celebration Week at Island University

Internationally acclaimed concert pianist Christopher Taylor, a world premiere, demonstration of a unique technology called RemoteLesson, and marathon piano concerts featuring 254 precollege students are among the highlights of the 2nd annual Piano Celebration Week, which is presented by the Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

‘Tres Vidas’ Reveals Three Distinct Latina Voices, Stories

‘Tres Vidas’ Reveals Three Distinct Latina Voices, Stories

“Tres Vidas,” a chamber music theatre work based on the lives of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran Army massacre survivor and peasant activist Rufina Amaya, and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni, plays the Performing Art Center at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, as part of Women’s History Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Islanders Collaborate with Harbor Playhouse on ‘Mamma Mia!’

Islanders Collaborate with Harbor Playhouse on ‘Mamma Mia!’

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Theatre & Dance and the Harbor Playhouse have teamed up to co-produce "Mamma Mia!" at the Harbor Playhouse from March 7 through March 31.

Island University Partnership Receives 450K Department of Justice Grant for Specialized Services and Mentoring for Sex Trafficking Victims

Island University Partnership Receives 450K Department of Justice Grant for Specialized Services and Mentoring for Sex Trafficking Victims

The recently awarded Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ OJJDP) “Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking” $450,000 grant will enhance and expand mentoring services, direct victim services, and education to health care providers, law enforcement, and the community.

Islander Nursing Professor Explores Artistic Side as a Porcelain Painter

Islander Nursing Professor Explores Artistic Side as a Porcelain Painter

Susan Greathouse, clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M-University Corpus Christi, spends much of her free time working on porcelain painting projects. Her work has been displayed in a variety of art spaces in Corpus Christi and beyond.

Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau’s Newest Members Hear Sage Advice at Induction Ceremony

Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau’s Newest Members Hear Sage Advice at Induction Ceremony

Keynote speaker Dr. Tammy McGarity, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, reflected on her career in nursing and offered words of wisdom for the 29 newest members of the Eta Omicron Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at the Induction Ceremony on Dec. 13, in the Performing Arts Center.

Students Show STEM Passion at Regional Science Olympiad

Students Show STEM Passion at Regional Science Olympiad

More than 250 students dressed in lab coats, donned with safety goggles, or armed with a pen went head-to-head during the 10th Annual Corpus Christi Regional Science Olympiad hosted by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Science of Engineering and sponsored by Flint Hills Resources.

AFS Student Chapter Holds First of Three Annual Beach Cleanups

AFS Student Chapter Holds First of Three Annual Beach Cleanups

Islanders representing the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society chapter and the Islander Green Team held an early spring beach clean-up on Sunday, Feb. 24, at University Beach.

Islanders Participate in International Competition: Invent for the Planet

Islanders Participate in International Competition: Invent for the Planet

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students raced against the clock during the “Invent for the Planet” competition – a 48-hour multidisciplinary contest held Feb. 15-17 in the I-Create Lab at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library.

AFS Student Chapter Holds First of Three Annual Beach Cleanups

AFS Student Chapter Holds First of Three Annual Beach Cleanups

Islanders representing the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society chapter and the Islander Green Team held an early spring beach clean-up on Sunday, Feb. 24, at University Beach.

Conrad Blucher Institute Welcomes Dr. Philippe Tissot as Interim Director

Conrad Blucher Institute Welcomes Dr. Philippe Tissot as Interim Director

With a new year comes the beginning of a fresh chapter for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI). Dr. Philippe Tissot, who has served as CBI’s associate director since 2011, took on a new role as interim director on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Conrad Blucher Institute Tackles Global Issues with United Nations

Conrad Blucher Institute Tackles Global Issues with United Nations

The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi attended a forum hosted by the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network from July 30 to Aug. 3.

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.

UAS Technology Draws Undergraduates Nationwide to Island University

UAS Technology Draws Undergraduates Nationwide to Island University

As one of six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites, the Island University recently received a $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer a unique 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) focusing on applied computing research in UAS.

Island University Partnership Receives 450K Department of Justice Grant for Specialized Services and Mentoring for Sex Trafficking Victims

Island University Partnership Receives 450K Department of Justice Grant for Specialized Services and Mentoring for Sex Trafficking Victims

The recently awarded Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ OJJDP) “Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking” $450,000 grant will enhance and expand mentoring services, direct victim services, and education to health care providers, law enforcement, and the community.

Deadline Extended to March 8: ‘Who Am I?’ DNA Project Call for Applications

Deadline Extended to March 8: ‘Who Am I?’ DNA Project Call for Applications

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students, staff, and faculty are invited to apply for the “Who Am I?” DNA Project. The study seeks to explore individual identity when contrasted with family oral tradition. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8. For more information, email dnaproject@tamucc.edu. 

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.

5 Reasons You Should Sign Up for The Big Event

5 Reasons You Should Sign Up for The Big Event

The Big Event is an annual day of service where the Island University gives back to the coastal community through acts of charity. This volunteer day grows each year and here is why you should get involved.

Islanders Team Up to Help The Ark for National TRIO Day

Islanders Team Up to Help The Ark for National TRIO Day

As part of National TRIO Day, Saturday, Feb. 23, Programs for Academic Student Support (PASS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi collected gently used clothes, shoes, and toys for the children at The Ark along with reusable bags that will be given to the children who are placed in foster homes. PASS also collected food for Izzy’s Pantry, a campus-based food supplier for Island University students who are struggling with food insecurity.

6 Alternative Activities for Making this Spring Break One to Remember

6 Alternative Activities for Making this Spring Break One to Remember

Ah, Spring Break… One of the few times students have the opportunity to breathe and relax. The beach is an obvious draw for Spring Breakers and at the Island University, we have access to the beach every day. Here are some alternative activities for you to make the most out of Spring Break 2019!

Homecoming Honors Banquet Celebrates Outstanding Islander Achievements

Homecoming Honors Banquet Celebrates Outstanding Islander Achievements

On Feb. 8, the National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics partnered to honor eight distinguished Islander alumni and supporters for their post-graduation/service success.

Islanders Brave Cold, Wet Weather To Make Most of Homecoming 2019

Islanders Brave Cold, Wet Weather To Make Most of Homecoming 2019

Although weather proved to be a factor, neither cold temperatures nor wind and drizzle could dampen the Islander community’s spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2019 Homecoming week, which took place Feb. 3-Feb. 9.

Homecoming Block Party Canceled

Homecoming Block Party Canceled

With forecasted rain, gusts of high winds, and low temperatures, the Saturday Homecoming Block Party is canceled for the safety of our attendees. This includes the cancellation of community booths, inflatables, bathrooms, food trucks and the petting zoo. Some events will continue as planned and the Alumni Tailgate will change locations.