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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, April 01, 2017 - The Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a number of seminars via the Supporting Pediatric Adjustment and Resilience through Counseling (SPARC) program. This series focuses on treating children and adolescents with internalizing and externalizing mental health and related disorders. These events are free and open to all counselors, social workers, psychologists, educators, health care practitioners, graduate and undergraduate students (in these fields) throughout the Coastal Bend. Meetings shall be held on the Islander campus in the O’Connor building, room 117, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on each date below:

  • April 1: Parent Training
  • May 6: Anxiety
  • June 3: Trauma and Grief
  • July 8: Depression
For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Lenz; or go HERE for treatment manuals and materials.

Fri, April 21, 2017 through Sun, June 25, 2017 - The exhibition, Bam! It’s a Picture Book, The Art Behind the Graphic Novel, is on display starting Friday, April 21, through Sunday, June 25, at the Art Museum of South Texas 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. Organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas, this exhibition features today’s leading and best graphic artists of the illustration world. According to the American Library Association, graphic novels are among the fastest growing categories in publishing. The cave paintings of ages past and hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt were the first examples of storytelling through pictures. Over the years, the graphic novel has emerged as a financially successful medium combining storytelling and fine art and evolved into the popular DC Comic heroes we recognize today: Superman, Batman, and Marvel Comic’s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and X-Men. The exhibition is open during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission to the museum is free to museum members and TAMU-CC students with valid IDs.  General admission fees are $8 for adults, free to children 12 and under, seniors (65+) $6. For more information, call the museum at 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Fri, April 21, 2017 through Sun, September 17, 2017 - The exhibition Tidal Shift: Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi Art Faculty Biennial will be on display from Friday, April 21, through Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Art Museum of South Texas 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. and features current work by the talented Corpus Christi artists who are the dedicated faculty of the TAMU-CC Department of Art and Design. This exhibition highlights the variety and skill of successful artists and scholars at the forefront of their fields recruited from throughout North America by TAMU-CC. Creative research activities for these energetic individuals begins in their studios and extends to museums and galleries across the globe. Contributing Artists include Meg Aubrey, Dr. Amanda Garcia, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Rich Gere, Jack Gron, Louis Katz, Kevin Mercer, Nancy Miller, Ryan O’Malley, Joe Pena, Dr. Laura Petican, and Greg Reuter. The exhibition is open during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.  Admission to the museum is free to museum members and TAMU-CC students with valid IDs.  General admission fees are $8 for adults, free to children 12 and under, seniors (65+) $6.  For more information, call the museum at 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Fri, May 05, 2017 through Sun, June 25, 2017 - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites the public to the second Islander Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display on the first floor of the library Friday, May 5, through Sunday, June 25. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3321.

Wed, May 10, 2017 through Wed, May 31, 2017 - 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:

  • Wednesday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Located at 1818 Trojan Dr., look for the orange signs in the Moody parking lot.
  • Wednesday, May 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Wednesday, May 31, 10 a.m. to 1 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.

Wed, May 10, 2017 through Fri, August 04, 2017 - Freshman orientation dates for Summer/Fall 2017

  • For Freshmen Entering Summer 2017
    • Wednesday, May 10
    • Wednesday, May 24
  • For Freshmen Entering Fall 2017
    • Monday, June 19 & Tuesday, June 20 *
    • Thursday, June 22 & Friday, June 23
    • Monday, June 26 & Tuesday, June 27 *
    • Thursday, June 29 & Friday, June 30
    • Thursday, July 6 & Friday, July 7
    • Monday, July 10 & Tuesday, July 11 *
    • Thursday, July 13 & Friday, July 14
    • Thursday, July 20 & Friday, July 21
    • Monday, July 31 & Tuesday, Aug. 1
    • Thursday, Aug. 3 & Friday, Aug. 4
*A special break-out session for student veterans will be held during these designated Orientation sessions. Learn about campus & community resources for veterans; meet with other student veterans, key faculty and administrators that can assist you in your transition to the Island campus. This break-out session is designed especially for student veterans, dependents of veterans need not attend. For more information or to register, visit orientation.tamucc.edu; or call the Islander Welcome Center at 361.825.8687. Follow New Student Orientation on Twitter for the latest updates @TAMUCCnso.

Fri, May 12, 2017 through Thu, August 31, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and The Art Museum of South Texas located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX will display the exhibition Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape presents a select group of extraordinary landscape paintings by the Texas master Julian Onderdonk Friday, May 12, through Thursday, August 31. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the exhibition celebrates the long-awaited publication of Julian Onderdonk: A Catalogue Raisonné by Harry Halff and Elizabeth Halff (published by the MFAH, October 2016). This tightly focused show will feature some 30 signature works by the artist, highlighted as masterworks in the publication, lent by museums and private collectors throughout the U.S. The exhibition is open during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday.  Admission to the museum is free to museum members and TAMU-CC students with valid SandDollar$. General admission fees are adults $8, free to children 12 and under, seniors (65+) $6.  For more information, call the museum at 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Fri, May 26, 2017 through Wed, June 21, 2017 - Shorebird nesting season is upon us and we have birds beginning to nest on University Beach, located along Ocean Drive, across the street from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A group of volunteers have fenced a section of the beach off to pedestrians. This will allow the nesting birds to focus on their job of raising young.  The less disturbed the birds are by pedestrians, vehicles, animals (unleashed dogs in particular) the more successful the nesting season will be.  This is a unique opportunity as these birds have somewhat adapted to a very urban setting with humans, cars, and disturbances of all sorts very nearby.  The birds have been observed annually nesting on the beach for at least the last 5 years. For more information, contact Deidre Williams at deidre.williams@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2714.

Fri, June 02, 2017 - In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), The Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center (CBBIC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host a local pitch contest of 2017 InnovateHER Challenge on Friday, June 2 at 5 p.m. Top competitors will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges within a ten-minute span and have up to 15 minutes for Q&A. The business ventures pitched shall be judged via their measurable impacts on the lives of women and families, potentials for commercialization, and their filling a need in the marketplace. A winner will be announced, who shall have the opportunity to advance towards the U.S. SBA National Competition in September. This event is open to the community. For more information, click HERE.

Mon, June 12, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Summer Prep Academy is a 5-week summer program for first-time students entering Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in developmental courses based on their TSI score. By participating in the 5-week academy, students minimize or eliminate their need to take developmental courses. Limit is 60 students. For more information, visit  projectgrad.tamucc.edu/summerprep.

Mon, June 12, 2017 through Fri, June 30, 2017 - The Coastal Bend Writing Project in the Department of English at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is pleased to offer four sessions of Young Authors’ Camp! The camp is designed to provide young students/authors with opportunities to expand their interest in writing and to experience writing as a fun and creative opportunity for self-expression and communication with others. Elementary school sessions will begin Monday, June 12, and run through Friday, June 23. Two sessions for middle and high school students will be offered Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 30. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit writingcamps.tamucc.edu.

Sat, June 24, 2017 - The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is excited to host an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Summer Institute! The camp will be held on Monday, July 24, through Friday, July 28. The goal is to offer a summer institute that connects South Texas students to UAS technology, capitalizing on the buzz surrounding this cutting edge industry and placing South Texas students at the forefront of this field. The summer institute is uniquely designed to give high school students hands-on experience with UAS equipment and software. For more information or to register, visit http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/

Sun, June 25, 2017 - The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi invites interested teens to participate in the STEM Summer Institute. The week-long summer educational program is for talented high school students (AGES 16-18) who are interested in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Students who participate in this program will spend one week on the campus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi building knowledge in underwater robotics, interacting with other talented teens, and learning from experienced university professors. The program includes hands-on activities, guest speakers, and first-hand experience in our engineering laboratories. For more information or to register, visit http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/

Mon, July 24, 2017 through Thu, July 27, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, in cooperation with The College Board, is proud to offer the 2017 Advanced Placement Summer Institute on the A&M-Corpus Christi campus. The institute will be held Monday, July 24, through Thursday, July 27. We invite all new and experienced AP and Pre-AP teachers to register to attend this four-day professional development institute where teachers will explore and learn the latest strategies and curriculum topics in a professional environment. Our institute courses are led by enthusiastic and experienced College Board endorsed faculty who will prepare AP and Pre-AP teachers to enhance classroom performance and engage their students to meet their potential toward college success. Course tuition is $549 before June 1 and $599 June 2, through July 2. The last day to register is Sunday, July 2. To learn more, go to http://apsi.tamucc.edu/; or call Crystal Seehorn at 361.825.3868.

Mon, August 14, 2017 - The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is pleased to offer the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Middle School Camp! The camp will begin Monday, Aug. 14, through Friday, Aug. 18. Campers will learn the key foundation of robotics and computer programming using the SCRATCH program. Students will learn basic engineering principles to control the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), and learn fundamental code writing skills to fly autonomously. Campers will learn about different applications of UAS through field trips and presentations. For more information or to register, visit http://sci.tamucc.edu/ENGR/stemsi/

Wed, September 13, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the State of the University 2017 on Wednesday, September 13. Join us for an afternoon of celebration as we share our vision for continued success and Islander Impact. Hear from the Island University’s top leadership and rising scholars during a luncheon in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afterwards, guests may enjoy a campus tour led by students. Sponsorships are available for $2,500 and $1,000, with proceeds benefitting scholarships. Individual tickets are $50, which are available beginning Saturday, May 20. For more information, go to sotu.tamucc.edu, contact Jamie.Dietrich@tamucc.edu or call 361.825.2763.