Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

During the ceremony, families were presented with a glass memento to honor their loved one. At the memorial site, departed students were commemorated by SGA and celebrated with a ukulele rendition of “Over the Rainbow.”

College of Business Welcomes H-E-B Gulf Coast Region Manager Rob Hall as 2019 Kirkland Executive Lecturer

College of Business Welcomes H-E-B Gulf Coast Region Manager Rob Hall as 2019 Kirkland Executive Lecturer

The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomed Rob Hall, H-E-B Group Vice President/General Manager of the Gulf Coast Region, Wednesday, April 10 during the 40th Annual G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visiting Executive Lecture Speaker Series.

TAMU-CC College of Business Receives Five-Year Extension of Prestigious AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditations

TAMU-CC College of Business Receives Five-Year Extension of Prestigious AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditations

The business and accounting degree programs in the College of Business at the Island University have maintained their accreditations by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

During the ceremony, families were presented with a glass memento to honor their loved one. At the memorial site, departed students were commemorated by SGA and celebrated with a ukulele rendition of “Over the Rainbow.”

Kinesiology Club President Recognized with Regional Award

Kinesiology Club President Recognized with Regional Award

Adams, whose concentration is in Pre-Allied Health, has been involved in the Kinesiology Club for two years, first as secretary and now as president. She is a scholarship recipient, has been on the Dean’s List since 2015, and is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Adams is also a research assistant and worked on a study called “The Biomechanics of a Javelin Throw.” Adams’ future plans include earning a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

Through dedication to his craft, student-centered teaching methods, and research, Dr. Robert Leonard Smith, professor of counseling and educational psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been named a 2018-2019 Texas A&M University System Regents Professor. This is the highest honor bestowed upon faculty by the Texas A&M University System.

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Robert L. Smith Regents Professor

Through dedication to his craft, student-centered teaching methods, and research, Dr. Robert Leonard Smith, professor of counseling and educational psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been named a 2018-2019 Texas A&M University System Regents Professor. This is the highest honor bestowed upon faculty by the Texas A&M University System.

New MFA Group Exhibition on Display Through Feb. 8

New MFA Group Exhibition on Display Through Feb. 8

A new group exhibition on display through Feb. 8 at Islander Art Gallery, 4024 Weber Rd., showcases the provocative works of eight Islander graduate students in the MFA Studio Art program in the Department of Art and Design in the College of Liberal Arts.

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

Love of Teaching Inspires Outstanding Graduate to Make the World a Better Place

“We only have one life to live, so make it a great life – or not. The choice is yours.” These words are what Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi outstanding graduate Jesse Dolin lives by. Dolin, who will graduate on Dec. 15 alongside 832 other Islanders, will receive a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Prolific Historian Dr. Paul Ortiz Connects United States History with Neighboring Countries

Prolific Historian Dr. Paul Ortiz Connects United States History with Neighboring Countries

During the Humanities Speaker Series event on April 11, Dr. Paul Ortiz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida and recent Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Humanities Speaker Series keynote speaker whose research examines how history crosses borders to weave a greater international tale, spoke to more than 200 Islander students about the different perspectives in history as discussed in his book “An African American and Latinx History of the United States.”

Destined for Greatness: Professor Studies Adulthood, Passion in Indie Rock Band Members

Destined for Greatness: Professor Studies Adulthood, Passion in Indie Rock Band Members

Based on 13 years of study, “Destined for Greatness: Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town” chronicles the experiences of 48 different musicians in Athens, Georgia, a college music town near Atlanta known for indie rock bands, as they navigate the conflict between traditional adulthood and modern musical passion.

Island University Photography Faculty Member Is One of 168 Guggenheim Fellows for 2019

Island University Photography Faculty Member Is One of 168 Guggenheim Fellows for 2019

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Assistant Professor of Art Jennifer Garza-Cuen has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship by the Board of Trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

In Memory of Adele Bemis, Nurse Leader, Educator, Icon

In Memory of Adele Bemis, Nurse Leader, Educator, Icon

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is saddened by the loss of former faculty member, Adele Bemis, MSN, RN. A nurse leader, educator, and life-long learner, Bemis passed away April 12, 2019, at the age of 90. Bemis was a pioneer in her field, an icon in the nursing community, and a valued member of the Island University nursing faculty well into her eighties.

Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

During the ceremony, families were presented with a glass memento to honor their loved one. At the memorial site, departed students were commemorated by SGA and celebrated with a ukulele rendition of “Over the Rainbow.”

Island University Partnership Receives 450K Department of Justice Grant for Specialized Services and Mentoring for Sex Trafficking Victims

Island University Partnership Receives 450K Department of Justice Grant for Specialized Services and Mentoring for Sex Trafficking Victims

The recently awarded Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (DOJ OJJDP) “Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking” $450,000 grant will enhance and expand mentoring services, direct victim services, and education to health care providers, law enforcement, and the community.

Island University Expands Research, Teaching Capabilities with Tidal Hall Life Science Research Building

Island University Expands Research, Teaching Capabilities with Tidal Hall Life Science Research Building

Expanding its mission of unparalleled commitment to every students’ success through high-impact teaching and research, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi officially opened its newest facility, Tidal Hall Life Science Research Building. The $60-million development supports the Island University’s fastest growing programs including environmental ecology, biomedical/genetics, marine genomics, fisheries & mariculture, and marine microbiology.

Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

Islander Tribute Honors the Memory of Departed Students

During the ceremony, families were presented with a glass memento to honor their loved one. At the memorial site, departed students were commemorated by SGA and celebrated with a ukulele rendition of “Over the Rainbow.”

HRI: Baffin Bay Watershed Project Included in Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan

HRI: Baffin Bay Watershed Project Included in Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan

A watershed project aimed at improving the health of Baffin Bay is included in the state’s new 2019 Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan announced in March. The project is led by HRI Chair for Coastal Ecosystem Processes Dr. Mike Wetz of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

AFS Student Chapter Holds First of Three Annual Beach Cleanups

AFS Student Chapter Holds First of Three Annual Beach Cleanups

Islanders representing the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Student Subunit of the American Fisheries Society chapter and the Islander Green Team held an early spring beach clean-up on Sunday, Feb. 24, at University Beach.

Conrad Blucher Institute Welcomes Dr. Philippe Tissot as Interim Director

Conrad Blucher Institute Welcomes Dr. Philippe Tissot as Interim Director

With a new year comes the beginning of a fresh chapter for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI). Dr. Philippe Tissot, who has served as CBI’s associate director since 2011, took on a new role as interim director on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Conrad Blucher Institute News

With a new year comes the beginning of a fresh chapter for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI). Dr. Philippe Tissot, who has served as CBI’s associate director since 2011, took on a new role as interim director on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

NASA Selects Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  to Test Drones in Urban Traffic Management

NASA Selects Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to Test Drones in Urban Traffic Management

NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project selected the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to test drone traffic management. The Island University is one of only two test sites selected nationwide.

Island University to Provide Nueces County UAS Disaster Response Thanks to New Agreement

Island University to Provide Nueces County UAS Disaster Response Thanks to New Agreement

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi entered into an agreement on Oct. 31 with Nueces County to provide emergency drone support in the event of future natural disasters.

UAS Technology Draws Undergraduates Nationwide to Island University

UAS Technology Draws Undergraduates Nationwide to Island University

As one of six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites, the Island University recently received a $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to offer a unique 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) focusing on applied computing research in UAS.

HRI Lands $153K Grant for Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System Database Management System

HRI Lands $153K Grant for Gulf of Mexico Loop Current System Database Management System

Scientists at the Harte Research Institute of Gulf of Mexico Studies are creating an information system to collect data in private holdings named the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Data Hub, or GulfHub. It is sponsored by the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, which have provided nearly $154,000 in funding. The project date range is January 2019 to January 2021.

Destined for Greatness: Professor Studies Adulthood, Passion in Indie Rock Band Members

Destined for Greatness: Professor Studies Adulthood, Passion in Indie Rock Band Members

Based on 13 years of study, “Destined for Greatness: Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town” chronicles the experiences of 48 different musicians in Athens, Georgia, a college music town near Atlanta known for indie rock bands, as they navigate the conflict between traditional adulthood and modern musical passion.

Island University Expands Research, Teaching Capabilities with Tidal Hall Life Science Research Building

Island University Expands Research, Teaching Capabilities with Tidal Hall Life Science Research Building

Expanding its mission of unparalleled commitment to every students’ success through high-impact teaching and research, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi officially opened its newest facility, Tidal Hall Life Science Research Building. The $60-million development supports the Island University’s fastest growing programs including environmental ecology, biomedical/genetics, marine genomics, fisheries & mariculture, and marine microbiology.

$1 Million Grant to Restore College Dreams Once Washed Away by Harvey

$1 Million Grant to Restore College Dreams Once Washed Away by Harvey

Through a $1 million grant from the State of Qatar via the Qatar Harvey Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund, scholarships are now available to Hurricane Harvey-impacted students at five campuses within the Texas A&M University System, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The generous grant will help students whose lives were upended by Hurricane Harvey with assistance for tuition, fees, books, living expenses and even emergency expenses. The grant money will be available beginning in fall 2019.

Islander Students Go Head-to-Head at Ideathon: Make an App, Make a Change

Islander Students Go Head-to-Head at Ideathon: Make an App, Make a Change

The weekend-long competition, held March 29-30, challenged students of all majors to take their ideas and create an app – no coding skills necessary. An interdisciplinary team comprised of Nicole Rothenay, an English graduate student, and Judith Pope, a marine biology senior, won first place for their app called "EEZZ: Registration Without Frustration."

Prolific Historian Dr. Paul Ortiz Connects United States History with Neighboring Countries

Prolific Historian Dr. Paul Ortiz Connects United States History with Neighboring Countries

During the Humanities Speaker Series event on April 11, Dr. Paul Ortiz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida and recent Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Humanities Speaker Series keynote speaker whose research examines how history crosses borders to weave a greater international tale, spoke to more than 200 Islander students about the different perspectives in history as discussed in his book “An African American and Latinx History of the United States.”

In Memory of Adele Bemis, Nurse Leader, Educator, Icon

In Memory of Adele Bemis, Nurse Leader, Educator, Icon

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is saddened by the loss of former faculty member, Adele Bemis, MSN, RN. A nurse leader, educator, and life-long learner, Bemis passed away April 12, 2019, at the age of 90. Bemis was a pioneer in her field, an icon in the nursing community, and a valued member of the Island University nursing faculty well into her eighties.

Homecoming Honors Banquet Celebrates Outstanding Islander Achievements

Homecoming Honors Banquet Celebrates Outstanding Islander Achievements

On Feb. 8, the National Islander Alumni Association and Islanders Athletics partnered to honor eight distinguished Islander alumni and supporters for their post-graduation/service success.

Islanders Brave Cold, Wet Weather To Make Most of Homecoming 2019

Islanders Brave Cold, Wet Weather To Make Most of Homecoming 2019

Although weather proved to be a factor, neither cold temperatures nor wind and drizzle could dampen the Islander community’s spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2019 Homecoming week, which took place Feb. 3-Feb. 9.