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College of Education News

A&M-Corpus Christi Kinesiology Graduate Program Recertified by NSCA

Jan 09, 2018
The Island University’s Graduate Strength and Conditioning Program has once again met National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) criteria for programs which provide foundational support for student excellence, as well as long-term professional success after graduation.

Islander ROTC Cadets Transition to Second Lieutenant During Commissioning Ceremony

Dec 20, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Army ROTC continues honoring and recognizing the effort and service of its Islander Battalion cadets. Following tradition, two new officers were proudly commissioned for their success in ROTC. The ceremony is a milestone for the ROTC graduates who make the transition from United States Army Cadet to Second Lieutenant. Since 1951, more than 170 cadets with affiliation to South Texas ROTC programs, including the Islander Battalion, have been commissioned to officer rank.

More than 840 Students Walk the Stage During Island University Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Dec 16, 2017
Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi concluded many years of hard work and determination today, Saturday, Dec. 16 at the American Bank Center located in downtown Corpus Christi. More than 840 Island University students from all five of colleges walked the stage and received their diplomas during two fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.

Islander Alumnus, Juan Sebastian Garzon, is New Director of Garcia Center

Dec 13, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus, Juan Sebastian Garzon ’12, ’13, has been announced as new Director of the Antonio E. Garcia Arts and Education Center. Garzon assumed his duties on Dec. 4, 2017. Garzon previously served as program manager for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center, where he supported entrepreneurs and small businesses in resource procurement and development.

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

21st University Authors’ Day: Radiant Poetry for a Packed House

Feb 12, 2018
The Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christ hosted the 21st University Authors’ Day.

Island University History Faculty Wins Prestigious National Award

Jan 31, 2018
Laura K. Muñoz, Ph.D., Joe B. Frantz associate professor of history at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, won the 2017 American Historical Association’s (AHA) William and Edwyna Gilbert Award for the Best Article on Teaching History.

Island University Faculty and Alumni Among Artists Featured in Cheech Marin’s ‘Los Tejanos’ Collection

Jan 26, 2018
No accomplishment speaks greater to the caliber of faculty and alumni from the Department of Art & Design at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi than their multiple accolades, success stories and, most recently, their inclusion in Cheech Marin’s collection of more than 700 works of Chicano art. A 39-piece portion of that collection, “Los Tejanos: Chicano Art from the Collection of Cheech Marin,” is currently on display at the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST). “Los Tejanos” highlights the Chicano movement’s contributions to the art world and is part of the world’s largest collection of Chicano art in the United States.

Celebrate Islander Pride and Tradition at Homecoming 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Generations of Islanders are ready to celebrate Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Sunday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 10. Faculty, staff and students, along with alumni and the local community, are invited to partake in the festivities.

College of Business News

You Be the Judge! Public Voting Starts in the Buc Days Ideas Challenge Video Competition

Feb 15, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Buccaneer Commission are hosting a burgeoning business concept competition which encourages Islander students to realize their own innovative ideas.

Islander ROTC Cadets Transition to Second Lieutenant During Commissioning Ceremony

Dec 20, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Army ROTC continues honoring and recognizing the effort and service of its Islander Battalion cadets. Following tradition, two new officers were proudly commissioned for their success in ROTC. The ceremony is a milestone for the ROTC graduates who make the transition from United States Army Cadet to Second Lieutenant. Since 1951, more than 170 cadets with affiliation to South Texas ROTC programs, including the Islander Battalion, have been commissioned to officer rank.

More than 840 Students Walk the Stage During Island University Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Dec 16, 2017
Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi concluded many years of hard work and determination today, Saturday, Dec. 16 at the American Bank Center located in downtown Corpus Christi. More than 840 Island University students from all five of colleges walked the stage and received their diplomas during two fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.

2018 Island University Homecoming Honors Banquet Honorees Announced

Dec 12, 2017
The National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have announced their honorees for the 2018 Homecoming Honors Banquet, taking place Friday, Feb. 9 in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Online Screening to Help Stressed Island University Students

Feb 02, 2018
The University Counseling Center (UCC) wants to know how Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students are feeling through free anonymous and confidential screenings, called Mood Check.

Island University Fights Flu Frenzy

Jan 26, 2018
In light of this particularly active flu season and the start of the spring semester, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi wants to keep its students educated on all things flu-related.

22 Islander Nursing Students Join Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Dec 22, 2017
A total of 22 new members were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing on Dec. 14, in the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Each inductee received a lavender and white honorary cord, along with an inductee ribbon from Eta Omicron chapter officers. Eta Omicron is the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and was chartered in 1984.

More than 840 Students Walk the Stage During Island University Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Dec 16, 2017
Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi concluded many years of hard work and determination today, Saturday, Dec. 16 at the American Bank Center located in downtown Corpus Christi. More than 840 Island University students from all five of colleges walked the stage and received their diplomas during two fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.

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

Island University Fosters Next Generation of Leaders with New Coast Guard Partnership

Feb 23, 2018
Supporting student success and graduating the leaders of tomorrow are just two of the primary goals of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and now, thanks to the new partnership with the United States Coast Guard, supporting students while they pursue their degree in addition to serving their country will become easier.

Island University Ph.D. Student Studies Plastic Eating Microbes

Feb 19, 2018
According to a study published in Science, over 5 billion tons of plastic pollute the ocean. While many studies concern the effects of plastic pollution, there’s still much to learn about how microorganisms interact with plastic. Lee Pinnell, a doctoral student studying microbial ecology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently collected his final samples of plastic eating microorganisms, which he placed in the Laguna Madre as part of his dissertation.

From One Species to Two: Island University Researchers Look at Genetics of Threatened Hammerhead Sharks

Feb 13, 2018
With the discovery of the Carolina hammerhead in 2013, a shark that is virtually indistinguishable from the scalloped hammerhead, scientists have realized that data used for the conservation and management of the two species may be inaccurate. Dr. David Portnoy, assistant professor of marine biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and marine biology Ph.D. student, Amanda Barker, have set out to help right this situation by gathering more data on scalloped and Carolina hammerheads.

Island University Researchers Examine How Harvey’s Record Rainfall Impacted the Gulf’s Tiniest Organisms

Feb 08, 2018
Simon Geist, Ph.D., assistant professor for marine biology in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently received a $50,354 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to understand how plankton communities, an important member of the food chain, are responding two, four, and eight months after Harvey dropped more than 60 inches of rain onto the Gulf Coast.

Research

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers Come Home to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Feb 23, 2018
The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the return of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers on Feb. 19 with a public show and tell of both the digitized portions of the vast collection along with original artifacts from Dr. Garcia’s life.

Island University Ph.D. Student Studies Plastic Eating Microbes

Feb 19, 2018
According to a study published in Science, over 5 billion tons of plastic pollute the ocean. While many studies concern the effects of plastic pollution, there’s still much to learn about how microorganisms interact with plastic. Lee Pinnell, a doctoral student studying microbial ecology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently collected his final samples of plastic eating microorganisms, which he placed in the Laguna Madre as part of his dissertation.

From One Species to Two: Island University Researchers Look at Genetics of Threatened Hammerhead Sharks

Feb 13, 2018
With the discovery of the Carolina hammerhead in 2013, a shark that is virtually indistinguishable from the scalloped hammerhead, scientists have realized that data used for the conservation and management of the two species may be inaccurate. Dr. David Portnoy, assistant professor of marine biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and marine biology Ph.D. student, Amanda Barker, have set out to help right this situation by gathering more data on scalloped and Carolina hammerheads.

Island University Researchers Examine How Harvey’s Record Rainfall Impacted the Gulf’s Tiniest Organisms

Feb 08, 2018
Simon Geist, Ph.D., assistant professor for marine biology in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, recently received a $50,354 Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to understand how plankton communities, an important member of the food chain, are responding two, four, and eight months after Harvey dropped more than 60 inches of rain onto the Gulf Coast.

Student Life News

Island University Fosters Next Generation of Leaders with New Coast Guard Partnership

Feb 23, 2018
Supporting student success and graduating the leaders of tomorrow are just two of the primary goals of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and now, thanks to the new partnership with the United States Coast Guard, supporting students while they pursue their degree in addition to serving their country will become easier.

New Online Dean’s List Showcases Islander Student Success

Feb 22, 2018
When Islander students succeed in their classes, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrates their hard work through the Dean’s List, an academic honor given each fall and spring semester. Now, that list is available online to publically showcase student achievement.

TAMU System Announces New Grant Initiative to Plug Gap in Financial Aid

Feb 22, 2018
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp on Wednesday announced a new initiative that will help Texas A&M System students who face significant hardships stay in school and graduate on time without incurring additional debt.

Islander ‘Pride and Tradition’ Celebrated at Homecoming 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Generations of Islanders gathered to celebrate their Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Feb. 4-10. This year’s homecoming theme was “Pride & Tradition.”

Alumni News

Islander ‘Pride and Tradition’ Celebrated at Homecoming 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Generations of Islanders gathered to celebrate their Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Feb. 4-10. This year’s homecoming theme was “Pride & Tradition.”

Celebrate Islander Pride and Tradition at Homecoming 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Generations of Islanders are ready to celebrate Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Sunday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 10. Faculty, staff and students, along with alumni and the local community, are invited to partake in the festivities.

United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Honors Islanders

Dec 18, 2017
The best of the best of Corpus Christi’s business leaders were recognized at the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Bizzy Awards.

More than 840 Students Walk the Stage During Island University Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Dec 16, 2017
Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi concluded many years of hard work and determination today, Saturday, Dec. 16 at the American Bank Center located in downtown Corpus Christi. More than 840 Island University students from all five of colleges walked the stage and received their diplomas during two fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.

Campus News and Events

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers Come Home to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Feb 23, 2018
The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the return of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Papers on Feb. 19 with a public show and tell of both the digitized portions of the vast collection along with original artifacts from Dr. Garcia’s life.

Island University Fosters Next Generation of Leaders with New Coast Guard Partnership

Feb 23, 2018
Supporting student success and graduating the leaders of tomorrow are just two of the primary goals of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and now, thanks to the new partnership with the United States Coast Guard, supporting students while they pursue their degree in addition to serving their country will become easier.

New Online Dean’s List Showcases Islander Student Success

Feb 22, 2018
When Islander students succeed in their classes, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrates their hard work through the Dean’s List, an academic honor given each fall and spring semester. Now, that list is available online to publically showcase student achievement.

TAMU System Announces New Grant Initiative to Plug Gap in Financial Aid

Feb 22, 2018
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp on Wednesday announced a new initiative that will help Texas A&M System students who face significant hardships stay in school and graduate on time without incurring additional debt.

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.