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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Calendar of Events

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Fri, October 20, 2017 through Fri, December 29, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), which is affiliated with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, presents the exhibition “Digital Darkroom,” organized by the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, California through Friday, Dec. 29. The exhibition includes work from 17 artists that explore the intersection of art and technology. These artists are masters of different types of digital techniques, such as compositing highly layered imagery, working in 3D and lenticular imaging, meticulously stitching together images, using lighting in highly inventive ways, and much more. The artists and the way they use these techniques are representative of a new generation that is changing the way we view the world around us. Pick up your free Whataburger 3D glasses get the most out of your “Digital Darkroom” experience. Admission to AMST, located at 1902 Shoreline Blvd., is free to museum members and TAMU-CC students with valid ID. General admission fees are adults $8, free to children 12 and under, seniors (65+) $6. The exhibition is open during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. AMST galleries are closed on Mondays. For more information, call 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Mon, October 30, 2017 through Tue, January 16, 2018 - Eligible students can register online at SAIL.tamucc.edu or in person at the Student Services Center (round building) according to their classification below.

  • Monday, Oct. 30 – Graduate Students (Doctoral, Master) sign up begins
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 – Post-Baccalaureate, Senior sign up begins
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Junior sign up begins
  • Thursday, Nov. 2 – Sophomore sign up begins
  • Friday, Nov. 3 – Freshman sign up begins
For more information, visit registrar.tamucc.edu

Sat, November 04, 2017 through Sat, April 21, 2018 - The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is offering a number of talent-based scholarships to both music majors, minors and non-music majors. Scholarships are based upon students’ ability and the needs of the particular ensembles, and range from $200 to $8000 per academic year. Scholarship audition dates are:

  • Saturday, Nov. 4
  • Saturday, Jan. 27
  • Saturday, March 3
  • Saturday, March 24
  • Saturday, April 21
To learn more about the various scholarships offered, visit tamucc.edu/music. For more information on auditions, or to schedule an audition time, call 361.825.2375; or email brian.shelton@tamucc.edu.

Sat, November 18, 2017 through Wed, December 13, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), which is affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, presents the exhibitionThe Christmas Tree Forest Saturday, Nov. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 13, with three bonus Mondays in which AMST will be open: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, through Dec. 11. Thirty school groups read an award-winning childhood classic book, created related decorations, and trimmed their trees accordingly. Visitors may cast their votes for their favorite trees, and the school groups with the most votes will receive generous H-E-B gift cards.  After the exhibition concludes, all trees will be donated to families in need to enjoy during the remainder of the holiday season. AMST and community partners, H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi come together each year to bring the community the “Christmas Tree Forestexhibition. Admission is free for AMST members and for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students.  General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information on how to schedule a group visit to view the exhibition, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/, call 361.825.3504, or email angela.resendez@tamucc.edu. Limited tour times are available.

Sat, November 18, 2017 through Wed, December 13, 2017 - Join the Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., from Saturday, Nov. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to view “The Christmas Tree Forest” with three bonus Mondays in which AMST will be open: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, through Dec. 11, and community partners, H-E-B and the Junior League of Corpus Christi to celebrate the season with “Christmas Tree Forest: A Reading Wonderland”. Once again reflecting the theme of “A Reading Wonderland, 30 school groups read their chosen award-winning childhood classic book, created related decorations, and trimmed their trees accordingly. As an added bonus, AMST visitors may cast their votes for their top three favorite trees. Winning school groups will receive generous H-E-B gift cards. After the exhibition concludes, all trees will be donated to families in need to enjoy during the remainder of the holiday season. Admission to the museum is free for AMST members and for TAMU-CC students with valid I.D.  General admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students with valid I.D., and free for children ages 12 and under.  For more information, call 361.825.3500 or visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

Tue, December 12, 2017 through Tue, December 19, 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:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Located at the first entrance to campus, Island Blvd., just past the stop sign.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 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.

Tue, December 12, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host “Mom & Tots (and sometimes Pops!): Holiday Decorations on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 10-11:30 a.m., at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. We’re getting in the holiday spirit in this special session of Moms & Tots! From Christmas wreaths to “stained glass” window ornaments, create special handmade decorations to celebrate the season! Cost for this class is $10 for AMST members and $15 for nonmembers. Pre-registration for this event is required; if minimum number of participants is not met 2 days before class, class is subject to cancellation with full refund; no refunds due to illness. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Wed, December 13, 2017 - The Teacher Education Induction Ceremony is the College of Education and Human Development's way of recognizing students' achievement of becoming professional educators. The fall 2017 ceremony, to be held Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, will award all Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students who have successfully completed the requirements of the Teacher Education Program and are seeking initial certification into the teaching profession. The formal recognition includes students receiving medallions, which can be worn over the graduates' gowns at commencement. All are invited to the ceremony. For more information, go to http://education.tamucc.edu/events/induction/index.html; alissa.mejia@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2701.

Thu, December 14, 2017 - The Fall 2017 Sigma Theta Tau Induction Ceremony, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center. The group photo will take place at 6 p.m. on the stairway. The ceremony is open to the campus community and the public. For more information, email mary.goldston@tamucc.edu; or call 361.548.4899.

Thu, December 14, 2017 - Join the Island University and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) as they make gingerbread houses with frosting, candy canes, gumdrops, and graham crackers for their “Mom & Tots (and sometimes Pops!): Gingerbread House-making” event on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 10-11:30 a.m., at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. We’ll sing holiday songs and create an original gingerbread house that’s sure to delight one and all! Cost for this class is $15 for AMST members and $20 for nonmembers. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Fri, December 15, 2017 - The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate the achievements of their newest group of graduates during their master’s hooding ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15, from 4-5 p.m. in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Warren Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email Shay.Lee@tamucc.edu or call 361.825.2457.

Fri, December 15, 2017 - The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate the achievements of their newest group of graduates during their master’s hooding ceremony and undergraduate cording ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15, from 2-3 p.m. in Island Hall, room 160. The ceremony is also a chance for graduates to recognize the family, friends and educators whose support helped make their graduation possible. For more information, email Krystal.Thomasson@tamucc.edu or call 361.549.6080. The event is free and open to the public.

Fri, December 15, 2017 - The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate the achievements of their newest group of graduates during their hooding ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The ceremony recognizes students' achievement in earning their master's or doctoral degrees. The ceremony is also a chance for graduates to recognize the family, friends and educators whose support helped make their graduation possible. For more information, got to education.tamucc.edu/events/hooding/index.html; email alissa.mejia@tamucc.edu; or call 36.825.2701. The event is free and open to the public.

Fri, December 15, 2017 - The Fall 2017 Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, to be held Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom, marks the transition of graduating ROTC students from cadets to enlisted officers. The two students being pinned include Frances Maldonado, who is earning a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science, with a focus on forensics and Sierra Kunkel, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration. The ceremony is free and open to the public. For more information, email alissa.mejia@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2701.

Fri, December 15, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Men's Basketball team on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on St. Mary's (TX). Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sat, December 16, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host their “Holiday Ornaments workshop on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. From the sparkly to the brightly painted, create twinkling, shining, twirling decorations to adorn your family tree. Cost for this class is $15 for AMST members and $20 for nonmembers. Pre-registration for this event is required. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Sat, December 16, 2017 - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be holding its fall 2017 commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the American Bank Center, located at 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. There will be two ceremonies at the following times:

  • 10 a.m.: with graduates from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • 2 p.m.: with graduates from the College of Liberal Arts and College of Science and Engineering
The commencement speaker will be Charles Schwartz, Chairman of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and a lawyer in Houston, Texas. He is a nationally known securities litigator, mergers & acquisitions expert, and has served as a law clerk for the Honorable Homer Thornberry of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. For more information about the commencement ceremony, go to commencement.tamucc.edu.

Mon, December 18, 2017 through Fri, December 22, 2017 - The Island University along with the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will host their annual “Holiday Camp” Monday, Dec. 18, through Friday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at AMST, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. Children ages K5-12 are invited to participate. Campers will celebrate the holiday season with a weeklong series of festive holiday projects and drama activities. They will also will make ornaments, decorations, and gingerbread houses along with other holiday themed activities! The cost for this day camp, which includes lunch from Hester’s Café, is $185 for AMST members and $205 for nonmembers. When registering, please identify your camper’s preferred lunch choice on registration form. Child care before and after camp Monday-Thursday is available for an additional fee. Register online at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org; or call 361.825.3504. For more information, email AMSTed@tamucc.edu.

Mon, December 18, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on Rice. Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Wed, December 20, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on St. Thomas. Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Mon, December 25, 2017 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, for the holiday. AMST will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 10 a.m. Admission is free for AMST members and for Islander students. General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/; call 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Thu, December 28, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Thursday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m., in the Dugan Wellness Center, as they take on UCA. Islander students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes! Admission is $12 for public and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sat, December 30, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Men's Basketball team on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in the American Bank Center, as they take on Lamar. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes along with a special offer at the concession stand all season long! General Admission tickets are $12 and students receive free admission and parking with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sat, December 30, 2017 - Catch your Islanders Women's Basketball team on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 5 p.m., in the American Bank Center, as they take on Lamar. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students will have a chance to participate in contests and win prizes along with a special offer at the concession stand all season long! General Admission tickets are $12 and students receive free admission with their SandDollar$ ID. For more information, visit http://goislanders.com/index.aspx?path=mbball.

Sun, December 31, 2017 through Mon, January 01, 2018 - The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) will be closed Sunday, Dec. 31, through Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. AMST will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. Admission is free for AMST members and for Islander students. General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for Seniors (age 65+), $4 for students, and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/; call 361.825.3500; or email art.museum@tamucc.edu.

Fri, February 02, 2018 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2017-2018 “Furgason Bravo! Series” at the Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Feb. 2, with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seat ticket prices range from $25 to $35. TAMUCC student tickets are $7 with valid SandDollar$ ID. Faculty/Staff receive a $10 discount on $35 & $25 tickets at the box office with valid SandDollar$ ID – limit 4 tickets per person. You can purchase tickets at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS. PAC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sun, February 04, 2018 through Sat, February 10, 2018 - Mark your calendar! Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Homecoming 2018 will be celebrated February 4-10. This year's theme is "Pride & Tradition". Here are ways for faculty/staff to get involved and show off their Islander spirit:

Compete:  

  • Door decorating contest – REGISTER NOW
  • Window decorating contest – REGISTER NOW
  • Dean’s cup – Eligible participants will receive email in coming weeks.
  • Faculty/staff vs. student basketball game: Game will be held Monday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. – REGISTER NOW.
Volunteer:
  • Volunteers are needed to ensure Homecoming Week 2018 is a huge success. Volunteer opportunities include T-shirt sales, assisting at the Lighting of the “I” Spirit Rally on Friday, Feb. 9, and assisting with the Tailgate/Block Party on Saturday, Feb. 10.Email randolph@tamucc.eduor call 361.825.2231 to sign up.
Celebrate:
  • Celebrate the Big Games at the official Homecoming Tailgate and Block Party! It will be held from 4 – 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the American Bank Center. Enjoy live music, food options, and fun for the whole family! Bring out a tent and join the Tailgate area or REGISTER NOW if your department or organization is interested in hosting a family-fun activity or renting a tent for the Block Party.
Game tickets are available at GoIslanders.com or by calling 361.825.BALL. For more information on any Homecoming 2018 events, go to http://homecoming.tamucc.edu/; email Jennifer.Randolph@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.2231.

Fri, February 09, 2018 - To celebrate Homecoming 2018, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will host the Alumni Homecoming Honors Banquet on Friday, Feb. 9, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. with the banquet starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 for recent graduates or $50 for all other alumni and community members. To buy tickets, click here.

Fri, February 23, 2018 - Join Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2017-2018 “Furgason Bravo! Series” at the Performing Arts Center, Sunday, Feb. 23, with Craig Morris at 7:30 p.m. General admission ticket prices are $10. TAMU-CC student tickets are $5 with valid SandDollar$ ID. You can purchase tickets at tamucc.tix.com or call 361.825.ARTS. PAC Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.