More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

554 Islanders celebrated years of diligence and hard work as they joined the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni during the Island University Summer 2019 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10. The ceremony was held at American Bank Center for all six academic colleges.

Outstanding Graduate from Nigeria Maintains Commitment to Scholarship, Fellowship on Campus

Outstanding Graduate from Nigeria Maintains Commitment to Scholarship, Fellowship on Campus

Jamiu Opoola, an international student from Nigeria, will earn a Master of Accountancy degree during Summer Commencement on Aug. 10, 2019. Opoola has been named an Outstanding Graduate for his academic accomplishments as well as his involvement in student organizations and activities across campus.

Foundation’s Annual Donations Total $400,000 For Business Graduate Students

Foundation’s Annual Donations Total $400,000 For Business Graduate Students

Over the past two decades, the Morris L. Lichtenstein, Jr. Medical Research Foundation has contributed $400,000 to the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business graduate program.

More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

554 Islanders celebrated years of diligence and hard work as they joined the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni during the Island University Summer 2019 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10. The ceremony was held at American Bank Center for all six academic colleges.

Turning Trash to Treasure: Island University Professor Creates Recycled Art

Turning Trash to Treasure: Island University Professor Creates Recycled Art

Dr. Lon Seiger, Kinesiology Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is conducting a study on the invasiveness of sea glass in Corpus Christi Bay and recycling the glass to create art.

Generations of Teachers Gather at Island University for 15th Annual ME by the SEa

Generations of Teachers Gather at Island University for 15th Annual ME by the SEa

Connecting established and future teachers from across the state, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted the 15th annual ME by the SEa, a regional professional development conference focused on STEM education in the Coastal Bend.

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

An American hero, medical doctor, civil rights activist, and distinguished humanitarian, Dr. Hector P. Garcia (1914-1996) ranks among the most prolific figures in Mexican American history. To celebrate and remember his life, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, along with support from the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, created the inaugural Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship.

More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

554 Islanders celebrated years of diligence and hard work as they joined the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni during the Island University Summer 2019 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10. The ceremony was held at American Bank Center for all six academic colleges.

Islander Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious D.C. Internship

Islander Doctoral Student Earns Prestigious D.C. Internship

Melissa McCutcheon, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Coastal and Marine System Science doctoral candidate, was recently awarded an internship with the Ocean Conservancy’s Ocean Acidification Program in Washington, D.C. that runs from July 1 to December 13, 2019.

Windward Review Vol. 17: Stories of South Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Border Regions

Windward Review Vol. 17: Stories of South Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Border Regions

Following the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Hurricane and as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the largest volume of the Windward Review features Hurricane Harvey narratives created by Islander history graduate students and four of Dr. Octavio Quintanilla's frontextos, a blend of poetry and visual media that celebrates frontera Spanish and resists anti-immigrant rhetoric and practices.

Music, Film, Art, and Storytelling Headline Hispanic Heritage Month at the Island University

Music, Film, Art, and Storytelling Headline Hispanic Heritage Month at the Island University

Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a time to reflect and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Hispanics with the wider Corpus Christi community. The 2019 Celebration runs Sept. 12 through Oct.19 at the Island University.

'100 Years After the Storm,' Island University Hosts Forum to Remember the 1919 Hurricane

'100 Years After the Storm,' Island University Hosts Forum to Remember the 1919 Hurricane

To commemorate the 1919 storm, which played a large influence in the city's current civil engineering, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Historical Forum and the Mary and Jeff Bell Library will host "100 Years After the Storm," on Friday, Sept. 13, from 1-3 p.m. outside of Special Collections and Archives.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Simulation & Clinical Learning Center Hosts Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Simulation & Clinical Learning Center Hosts Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators

A team from the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation, aka CAN-Sim, trained Island University nursing faculty in the creation and utilization of simulation technologies in nursing education.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Welcomes 40 New Members

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Welcomes 40 New Members

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing inducted 40 new members on Aug. 8.

More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

More than 550 Islanders Walk Stage During Island University’s Largest Summer Commencement

554 Islanders celebrated years of diligence and hard work as they joined the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni during the Island University Summer 2019 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10. The ceremony was held at American Bank Center for all six academic colleges.

Islanders Explore Links Between Rivers, Coral Reef Ecosystems in Belize Study Abroad Program

Islanders Explore Links Between Rivers, Coral Reef Ecosystems in Belize Study Abroad Program

Nine Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students explored Mayan ruins, hiked through dense jungle, swam with nurse sharks, and examined via snorkel mask the effects of coral disease and bleaching as part of the Belize Coral Reef Study Abroad Program in June 2019.

Island University Collaborates with Smithsonian, UTMSI for Barcoding Bioblitz of Local Marine Life

Island University Collaborates with Smithsonian, UTMSI for Barcoding Bioblitz of Local Marine Life

In a whirlwind of intense activity, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researchers, students, and an army of volunteers set out to catch everything living in our coastal waters. The effort, known as the summer 2019 Bioblitz, was part of a collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO), the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), and six other institutions with the goal of understanding the causes and consequences of rapidly changing marine ecosystems.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation and NASA, who have worked together for nearly five years, are entering the final stages of testing for their Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project for the purposes of safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace System.

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

Shorebirds Enjoying a Fruitful Nesting Season on University Beach

As the annual shorebird nesting season heads into its final weeks, volunteers with the Conrad Blucher Institute, the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi say the season has been an especially successful one to date at University Beach, across from the Island University.

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

Blucher Institute Partners with Colorado State Researchers to Study Hurricane Harvey

During the month of June 2019, the Conrad Blucher Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi acted as home base for a group of students from Colorado State University as they completed a four-week immersion program called the Ethnographic Field School for Risk and Disaster. The program marks the first collaboration between the Blucher Institute and Colorado State and is the first field school of its kind in the U.S., program officials say.

Effort to Restore University Beach Came About as Result of Grad Student’s Thesis

Effort to Restore University Beach Came About as Result of Grad Student’s Thesis

The history of University Beach, which sits adjacent to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is a complex one, according to Deidre D. Williams, Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science Coastal Research Scientist. The restoration project came about in part as a result of years of planning and research for her thesis when she was in graduate school. The beach was restored in 2001 and continues to thrive to this day.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star UAS, NASA, Usher in New Era of Aviation

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation and NASA, who have worked together for nearly five years, are entering the final stages of testing for their Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project for the purposes of safely integrating UAS into the National Airspace System.

Aug 12-23: Lone Star UAS, NASA, Continue Unmanned Traffic Management Testing in Downtown Corpus Christi

Aug 12-23: Lone Star UAS, NASA, Continue Unmanned Traffic Management Testing in Downtown Corpus Christi

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation will conduct a test demonstration of its NASA Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) project, commencing Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 with an expected completion date of Friday, Aug. 23.

Two City Parks to Temporarily Close During Drone Testing

Two City Parks to Temporarily Close During Drone Testing

Testing on the UAS will be conducted in downtown Corpus Christi and will create slight diversions throughout the area. On Friday, July 26, the Watergarden Park will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday, July 29, Cole Park will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

HRI Research Cruise Surveys Texas Reefs for Red Snapper Count

HRI Research Cruise Surveys Texas Reefs for Red Snapper Count

Scientists with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi spent 14 days at sea aboard the R/V Pelican surveying dozens of offshore artificial and natural reef sites in search of a controversial and iconic sportfish species. The August research cruise was a critical component of the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation’s Great Red Snapper Count, an independent effort to estimate the number of red snapper in the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship Awarded to Island University Grad Student

An American hero, medical doctor, civil rights activist, and distinguished humanitarian, Dr. Hector P. Garcia (1914-1996) ranks among the most prolific figures in Mexican American history. To celebrate and remember his life, the Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, along with support from the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation, created the inaugural Dr. Hector P. Garcia Fellowship.

Island University Collaborates with Smithsonian, UTMSI for Barcoding Bioblitz of Local Marine Life

Island University Collaborates with Smithsonian, UTMSI for Barcoding Bioblitz of Local Marine Life

In a whirlwind of intense activity, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researchers, students, and an army of volunteers set out to catch everything living in our coastal waters. The effort, known as the summer 2019 Bioblitz, was part of a collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO), the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI), and six other institutions with the goal of understanding the causes and consequences of rapidly changing marine ecosystems.

Windward Review Vol. 17: Stories of South Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Border Regions

Windward Review Vol. 17: Stories of South Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Border Regions

Following the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Hurricane and as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the largest volume of the Windward Review features Hurricane Harvey narratives created by Islander history graduate students and four of Dr. Octavio Quintanilla's frontextos, a blend of poetry and visual media that celebrates frontera Spanish and resists anti-immigrant rhetoric and practices.

Music, Film, Art, and Storytelling Headline Hispanic Heritage Month at the Island University

Music, Film, Art, and Storytelling Headline Hispanic Heritage Month at the Island University

Hispanic Heritage Month at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a time to reflect and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Hispanics with the wider Corpus Christi community. The 2019 Celebration runs Sept. 12 through Oct.19 at the Island University.

'100 Years After the Storm,' Island University Hosts Forum to Remember the 1919 Hurricane

'100 Years After the Storm,' Island University Hosts Forum to Remember the 1919 Hurricane

To commemorate the 1919 storm, which played a large influence in the city's current civil engineering, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Historical Forum and the Mary and Jeff Bell Library will host "100 Years After the Storm," on Friday, Sept. 13, from 1-3 p.m. outside of Special Collections and Archives.

'100 Years After the Storm,' Island University Hosts Forum to Remember the 1919 Hurricane

'100 Years After the Storm,' Island University Hosts Forum to Remember the 1919 Hurricane

To commemorate the 1919 storm, which played a large influence in the city's current civil engineering, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Historical Forum and the Mary and Jeff Bell Library will host "100 Years After the Storm," on Friday, Sept. 13, from 1-3 p.m. outside of Special Collections and Archives.

Island University Ranked No. 1 on ‘The 50 Best Colleges By The Sea’ List

Island University Ranked No. 1 on ‘The 50 Best Colleges By The Sea’ List

Best College Reviews’ 2019 National University Rankings listed Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as No. 1 in the country for marine education and research, proximity to the water, and access to recreational water sports.