Campus News and Events

College of Education and Human Development News

Islander Community Comes Together to Form Links Across Campus, Spread Awareness for Suicide

Oct 12, 2018
In a moving demonstration of how we’re all connected, Islanders gathered to spread a paper chain across campus. Faculty, staff, and students christened each link with words of encouragement displaying their caring for each member of the University.

Islander Spends Summer with NFL Buffalo Bills

Sep 25, 2018
Many people only dream of meeting NFL greats, but Joseph Eberhardt, senior athletic training major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, spent the summer working with some of his favorite players as an athletic training intern with the NFL Buffalo Bills in New York.

Barrio Writers: Our Voice is Our Weapon

Aug 24, 2018
Mindful, passionate, unfiltered, outspoken, cultured, artists. These are words a group of young students used to describe themselves after attending Barrio Writers, a one-week creative writing workshop hosted by the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center and facilitated by faculty from the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Quality of Life, or Lack Thereof: Island University a Key Partner for Making Lasting Impacts in Brooks County

Aug 16, 2018
One member of the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi family, Dr. Stephen Lenz, associate professor of counseling education, and his students have partnered with Community Action Corporation of South Texas (CACOST) on a project titled Behavioral and Health Outreach Leadership Development (BHOLD).

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

Island University Offers Theater Experience to Sensory Sensitive Population

Oct 22, 2018
The Department of Theatre and Dance offered two versions of its first play of the fall 2018 season, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” one traditional and one that was sensory friendly.

Fotos y Recuerdos, A Look Back at Island University Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct 19, 2018
This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi touched every corner of the Island campus. With 30+ events in 30 days, Islanders and community members celebrated the vibrant histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

From Homework to Hospital Bed, Islander Student Manages Chronic Illness While Pursuing Degree

Oct 18, 2018
Between studying for exams, completing semester projects, and maintaining self-care, college can be difficult. With the addition of a chronic health condition, students not only face the common challenges of higher education, but also the management of illness while striving to earn good grades. When Kierra “Keke” Hill, a sophomore majoring in psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, had to leave classes mid-semester during spring 2018 for an operation, she continued pursuing her degree with the support of Islander faculty and staff.

Performing Arts Center Hosts Adapted Music Rehearsal for 9 Local Middle Schools

Oct 17, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi collaborated with surrounding local special education classes, to arrange an adapted rehearsal by Russian Renaissance for students affected by Sensory Processing Disorder on Oct. 10.

College of Business News

Passion, Pride, and Pursuit of Preserving A&M-Corpus Christi History

Oct 16, 2018
Christopher Potter, senior business major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is the epitome of Islander pride. Led by a fascination with the University’s origins and a desire to share that information with others, Potter created a documentary detailing the entire history of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Islander Alumnus, Business Grad, to Premiere on HGTV

Aug 20, 2018
Shakas up” to Gino Montalvo `12, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The former radio host, turned real estate agent, is starring in a new HGTV pilot called “Shoring the House,” which is set in Corpus Christi.

Ed Cantu, Islander Alumnus, to Deliver Summer Commencement Address

Aug 01, 2018
He’s known affectionately as “Mr. Islander.” He’s a constant fixture at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi events, from Homecoming to alumni meet and greets to Islanders sporting games. Now, Ed Cantu `81 will be able to check another box off his Islander bucket list as he delivers the commencement address to 535 graduating students at the summer 2018 commencement ceremony.

Love of Family Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Specialize in Human Resources

Jul 27, 2018
From your first day on the job to the day you retire, it is the unsung heroes – the people who work in Human Resources (HR) department – who help navigate the many milestones of a career. Denise Rocha, who will be one of 535 students walking the stage during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 4, hopes to one day become an “HR hero” so she can positively impact people within an organization.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Islander Community Comes Together to Form Links Across Campus, Spread Awareness for Suicide

Oct 12, 2018
In a moving demonstration of how we’re all connected, Islanders gathered to spread a paper chain across campus. Faculty, staff, and students christened each link with words of encouragement displaying their caring for each member of the University.

Island University Celebrates Scholarship, Leadership, and Service with Sigma Theta Tau Induction

Aug 08, 2018
On Aug. 2, a total of 35 undergraduates, four graduates, one doctoral student, and one community nurse leader were inducted into the Eta Omicron chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in front of their friends and family.

Island University Professors Research HIV/AIDS, Present at Star-Studded International Conference

Aug 01, 2018
Scientists, activists, and leaders from all over the world have set an ambitious goal of finding a cure for AIDS by 2030, and two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi nursing professors are making a meaningful impact toward that mission. Dr. Mary Jane Hamilton and Dr. Liz Sefcik have each taken a holistic approach to researching persons living with HIV.

Nursing and Health Science Students Take on Mission to Improve Texas Colonias Healthcare

Jul 13, 2018
For the second year in a row, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi nursing and health science students took time out of their summer to help the disadvantaged.

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

Wes Tunnell Honored with Texas State Aquarium Funded Scholarship

Oct 19, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce “The Texas State Aquarium Endowed Scholarship in Biodiversity and Conservation Science,” a new scholarship funded by the Texas State Aquarium.

Islander Student and Victoria Substitute Teacher Spends Summer at National Lab

Oct 18, 2018
John Harrison, a senior physics major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was selected to participate in the Department of Energy’s highly competitive Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory for the summer 2018 term.

South Texas Students Practice STEM Skills During Coastal Bend Engineering Competition

Oct 17, 2018
Each year, students from across South Texas gather at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to flex their scientific muscles in a hands-on engineering competition. This year marks the seventh anniversary of that contest – the Coastal Bend Engineering Competition.

Two University Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Grant Funding

Oct 10, 2018
Dr. Jeremy Conkle, assistant professor of chemistry in the Department of Physical and Environmental Science, and Dr. Ajay Katangur, associate professor in the Department of Computing Sciences, recently earned two National Science Foundation (NSF) Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) grants, totaling $739,798.

Research

Islander Student and Victoria Substitute Teacher Spends Summer at National Lab

Oct 18, 2018
John Harrison, a senior physics major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was selected to participate in the Department of Energy’s highly competitive Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships program at the Brookhaven National Laboratory for the summer 2018 term.

RCO Supports Islander and Community Research through Grant Writing Training

Oct 12, 2018
Encouraging innovative research with real-world impact, supporting partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations, and providing unique opportunities are all part of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s mission. Support for these ideas drove the Grant Writing Workshop sponsored by the Division of Research, Commercialization, and Outreach (RCO) and Institutional Advancement.

Travel Grant Takes Faculty Research far Beyond the Island University

Oct 04, 2018
To support Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi faculty and the exceptional research they produce, the Center for Faculty Excellence is now offering Travel Grants of up to $1,000 to aid them in presenting research or pedagogy at conferences within the United States.

Islander Professor Receives Prestigious Fellowship, plans to use Funding to Support Islander Student Research

Sep 21, 2018
Dr. Christopher Patrick was one of 20 individuals from around the country to receive a 2018 Early-Career Research Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Student Life News

Fotos y Recuerdos, A Look Back at Island University Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct 19, 2018
This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi touched every corner of the Island campus. With 30+ events in 30 days, Islanders and community members celebrated the vibrant histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Islander Graduate Students Grow with GROW

Oct 19, 2018
Nestled on the second floor of the Mary & Jeff Bell Library, Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workplace, better known as GROW, facilitates the unique needs of graduate students. The space is a comprehensive resource at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi that illustrates commitment to service excellence for more than 2,200 currently enrolled graduate students.

From Homework to Hospital Bed, Islander Student Manages Chronic Illness While Pursuing Degree

Oct 18, 2018
Between studying for exams, completing semester projects, and maintaining self-care, college can be difficult. With the addition of a chronic health condition, students not only face the common challenges of higher education, but also the management of illness while striving to earn good grades. When Kierra “Keke” Hill, a sophomore majoring in psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, had to leave classes mid-semester during spring 2018 for an operation, she continued pursuing her degree with the support of Islander faculty and staff.

PASS Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘Ofrendas’

Oct 18, 2018
The theme of the event was centered around the movie “Coco” and offered a myriad experience of Latin culture including food from local vendors and an “ofrenda” highlighting eight Latina and Latinos and their contributions to society.

Alumni News

Passion, Pride, and Pursuit of Preserving A&M-Corpus Christi History

Oct 16, 2018
Christopher Potter, senior business major at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is the epitome of Islander pride. Led by a fascination with the University’s origins and a desire to share that information with others, Potter created a documentary detailing the entire history of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Island University Alumni Honoree Awards and Athletic Hall of Honor Nominations are Open!

Oct 04, 2018
Each year, the National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrate Islander alumni who positively impact both the University and their communities. The nomination process for 2019 nominees is now OPEN!

One Year Later: Islanders Recount Hurricane Harvey

Aug 31, 2018
Tales of survival and perseverance after Harvey poured out from all over Texas, though the stories, even a year later, often provoke tears and solemn memories. And while there are many stories of loss, below are the accounts of three Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and their determination to succeed, even under dire circumstances.

Mural Movement Continues, Islanders Lead the Way

Aug 28, 2018
The landscape of Corpus Christi is changing – one wall at a time. The city today looks very different than it did 10 years ago. With a rapidly expanding arts movement, and murals cropping up all over the city, the “Sparkling City by the Sea” is gleaming brighter than ever. As this transformation occurs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to call many leaders of this new mural movement “family” – Islander family.

Campus News and Events

Closing the Books on No. 19, Bailando Sets Sights on 20th annual festival in 2019

Oct 23, 2018
The Bailando International Dance Festival celebrated its 19th year with guest artists Ad Deum Dance Company, Ballet Austin, Danza Universitaria and NobleMotion Dance Company. The annual series of well-attended evening dance concerts and master classes was held Oct. 4-6 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University Offers Theater Experience to Sensory Sensitive Population

Oct 22, 2018
The Department of Theatre and Dance offered two versions of its first play of the fall 2018 season, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” one traditional and one that was sensory friendly.

Island University Makes National List

Oct 19, 2018
A dramatic spike in the number of student applications since the 2011-12 school year has vaulted Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi into the top three U.S. postsecondary institutions where student applications are on the rise. The new data analysis list released by 24/7 Wall Street ranks the Island University at No. 3 in the top 100 colleges and universities for a five-year range.

Fotos y Recuerdos, A Look Back at Island University Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct 19, 2018
This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi touched every corner of the Island campus. With 30+ events in 30 days, Islanders and community members celebrated the vibrant histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Conrad Blucher Institute Tackles Global Issues with United Nations

Aug 17, 2018
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.

Conrad Blucher Institute and Bell Library Celebrate 100K Historical Documents Cataloged

Jul 13, 2018
The public now has online access to these historical and legally significant documents, the earliest of which are the Blucher Family Papers, thanks to a partnership between Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Special Collections and Archives Department at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science.

A&M-Corpus Christi Researcher helps Tackle Indoor GPS Limitations and Wins $20,000

Jun 25, 2018
Dr. Tianxing Chu, assistant research scientist at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science, and researchers from Wuhan University, China, created an app to improve smartphone limitations when it comes to GPS.

Island University Professor Continues to Monitor Crucial Wetlands Post-Harvey Thanks to $41k Grant

May 18, 2018
Dr. Michael Starek, associate professor of geospatial systems engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, received a $41,084 grant from the National Academies of Sciences' Gulf Research Program Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants.

College of Graduate Studies

Islander Graduate Students Grow with GROW

Oct 19, 2018
Nestled on the second floor of the Mary & Jeff Bell Library, Graduate Resource and Opportunity Workplace, better known as GROW, facilitates the unique needs of graduate students. The space is a comprehensive resource at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi that illustrates commitment to service excellence for more than 2,200 currently enrolled graduate students.

Sign up for ‘Study in America’ – Travel to Five States in 11 Days

Sep 21, 2018
An information session about Study in America will be held Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the University Center, room 310. All interested students are invited to attend.

Islander Ph.D. Student Interns at NASA, Studies Extreme Weather

Aug 22, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi doctoral student Kevin Nelson spent eight weeks at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center conducting proprietary research on the development of new algorithms used to identify extreme precipitation events as well as examine their spatiotemporal and physical characteristics.

VANTAGE Program Empowers Teen Girls through Mentoring and Career Exploration

Jul 20, 2018
VANTAGE, which stands for Vocational Awareness and Team-Based Girls Empowerment, challenged the young ladies to explore career opportunities, gain leadership skills and establish meaningful relationships with high-achieving women in the community.