Island University Professor Studies Source of Happiness, Even During Pandemic’s Isolation

Island University Professor Studies Source of Happiness, Even During Pandemic’s Isolation

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business Professor Dr. Lawrence Murphy Smith, along with Murray State Professors Dr. Kenneth Sutrick and Dr. Solomon Antony, teamed up to write a recently published paper titled, “Analysis of the Relationship of Happiness to Economic Achievement and Other Factors in US States.”

TAMU-CC Researchers Show How Pandemic May Reshape Political Landscape

TAMU-CC Researchers Show How Pandemic May Reshape Political Landscape

Three researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have looked ahead to how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect upcoming elections – including the November 2020 presidential election – based on its impact on various demographic groups.

TAMU-CC International Business Expert Sees Mixed Challenges Ahead for Economy

TAMU-CC International Business Expert Sees Mixed Challenges Ahead for Economy

Businesses around the world will see impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic but impact will vary depending on the type of industry. Among the hardest-hit industries will be those that rely on production of goods, said Dr. Abu Waheeduzzaman, Professor of Marketing and International Business in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University Welcomes Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education this Fall

Island University Welcomes Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education this Fall

Starting in fall 2020, Islanders who plan to teach at an elementary school can enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BSEE), which has replaced the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (BSIS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University’s Online Master in Kinesiology a Top 10 Program on 3 Lists

Island University’s Online Master in Kinesiology a Top 10 Program on 3 Lists

The Master of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Science program has been ranked 5th in a 2020 list of Top 19 Online Master’s Exercise Science Degree Programs by the Guide to Online Schools. The program was also ranked 8th on Sports Management Degrees.com’s 20 Best Online Master in Kinesiology and Exercise Science programs list for 2020. The two new rankings are in addition to the 2015 ranking by Sports Management Degree Hub in which the Island University’s program placed 9th in the Top 10 Best Online Master in Kinesiology Degree Programs list.

In Response to Coronavirus, Garcia Center Launches Virtual Literacy Program

In Response to Coronavirus, Garcia Center Launches Virtual Literacy Program

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent closure of schools in the Coastal Bend, the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center has launched a Facebook literacy program designed to improving reading and comprehension skills.

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

Congratulations Islanders! Class of Fall 2019 Graduates Walk the Stage

1,027 Islanders walked the stage at the American Bank Center in downtown Corpus Christi during the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14. This largest graduating fall class in the University’s history joins the ranks of nearly 50,000 Islander alumni.

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Island University to Host Campus Conversation Challenging Stigmas in Mental Health

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Project GRAD is working to defy and debunk the myths and stigmas associated with mental health and minorities.

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 English Professor Pens COVID-19 Essay for Prestigious Journal

Island University English Professor Pens COVID-19 Essay for Prestigious Journal

Dr. Kelly Bezio, newly promoted Associate Professor of English, has contributed an essay as part of a special forum on American literary, historical, and cultural perspectives on COVID-19 in the journal American Literature. The COVID-19 special forum issue of American Literature is due out later this year.  

Art Museum of South Texas to Showcase Local Creative Energy in Digital Exhibition

Art Museum of South Texas to Showcase Local Creative Energy in Digital Exhibition

The Art Museum of South Texas, an affiliate of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is currently accepting submissions for its exhibition, “Creative Distancing,” which will feature community submissions projected on to the walls of Chapman Gallery. The exhibition is set to launch Tuesday, June 2, the first day the Museum plans to reopen to the general public following more than two months of inactivity.

The Show Must Go On: 8th Annual SAMC Awards Honors 36 Islander Students

The Show Must Go On: 8th Annual SAMC Awards Honors 36 Islander Students

The School of Arts, Media, and Communication (SAMC) in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) honored 36 Islanders during the 8th Annual SAMC Awards, traditionally held in the Performing Arts Center, but this year, celebrated virtually with fanfare on social media.

Three-Time Islander Alumna Serving in Epicenter of COVID-19 Pandemic

Three-Time Islander Alumna Serving in Epicenter of COVID-19 Pandemic

Braving the frontlines in the epicenter of the nation’s COVID-19 virus outbreak, three-time Islander alumna Dr. Ashley Hughes `11, `14, `18, is hard at work at Queens Hospital in Queens County, New York, as a member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve as well as an adjunct faculty member of A&M-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Deployed on April 5, Hughes was given just over 24 hours’ notice to get to her assigned unit before wheels were up and off to aid first responders in need, leaving her family, friends, and home behind. No matter the sacrifice, her goal is to keep people healthy and safe.

Nursing Faculty Sews, Donates Face Masks to Local Health Professionals

Nursing Faculty Sews, Donates Face Masks to Local Health Professionals

Inspired by her former students and current colleagues, Dr. Julie Fomenko, Assistant Professor and Director of the Simulation and Clinical Learning Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, is doing her part to in the fight against COVID-19.

Social Distancing Promoted through Online Education at Island University

Social Distancing Promoted through Online Education at Island University

On Monday, March 23, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi implemented its transition of the lecture portion of classes to fully online for each of its six academic colleges, minimizing if not fully eliminating face-to-face contact between students and faculty. This, after an extended spring break period so faculty, staff, and administrators could best prepare to take courses online.

New TAMU-CC Study Examines: With Texas Beaches Empty, Did Water Quality Improve?

New TAMU-CC Study Examines: With Texas Beaches Empty, Did Water Quality Improve?

Island University researchers recently received a rapid response grant from Texas Sea Grant that will allow them to examine water quality data collected during the quarantine to try to determine whether our waters changed or even improved while most people stayed home from the beach to wait out the pandemic.

TAMU-CC Researchers Encourage Vigilance in Fight Against COVID-19 Across Coastal Bend

TAMU-CC Researchers Encourage Vigilance in Fight Against COVID-19 Across Coastal Bend

While new COVID-19 cases did not see dramatic increases over the past week across the Coastal Bend, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are encouraging everyone to use caution and maintain social distancing practices.

TAMU-CC Researchers add Perspective to Recent COVID-19 Outbreak in Coastal Bend

TAMU-CC Researchers add Perspective to Recent COVID-19 Outbreak in Coastal Bend

With COVID-19 cases surging past 200 this week across the Coastal Bend, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are looking at how the specific outbreaks have been handled and what everyone can do to help contain the spread of the virus.

Island University COVID-19 Experts Encourage Use of Homemade Masks, Bandanas

Island University COVID-19 Experts Encourage Use of Homemade Masks, Bandanas

As businesses and public places are opening to customers and visitors across the Coastal Bend, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi encourage everyone to stay safe by using face coverings – a recommendation that is now backed by a new study.

TAMU-CC Researchers Encourage Vigilance in Fight Against COVID-19 Across Coastal Bend

TAMU-CC Researchers Encourage Vigilance in Fight Against COVID-19 Across Coastal Bend

While new COVID-19 cases did not see dramatic increases over the past week across the Coastal Bend, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are encouraging everyone to use caution and maintain social distancing practices.

Visitors to University Beach are Advised to Take Caution as Shorebirds Nesting Season Continues

Visitors to University Beach are Advised to Take Caution as Shorebirds Nesting Season Continues

Early April marks the beginning of shorebird nesting season and birds have begun laying their eggs on University Beach, located across Ocean Drive from the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and along Corpus Christi Bay. The nesting season runs through early August, and scientists at the Island University’s Conrad Blucher Institute (CBI) are asking beach goers to be careful during this time while walking in the sand.

Lone Star UAS Provides Support to Nueces County in Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

Lone Star UAS Provides Support to Nueces County in Midst of COVID-19 Crisis

Flights conducted over Easter weekend were centralized in downtown Corpus Christi along Cole Park and Water’s Edge Park along with various locations on North Padre and Mustang Island, areas that were closed to vehicular traffic to deter large social gatherings.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star, NASA Project Nominated for National Aerospace Achievement Award

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Lone Star, NASA Project Nominated for National Aerospace Achievement Award

The National Aeronautic Association announced today that work being done by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation and NASA is among nine aviation and space achievements that will compete for the 2019 Robert J. Collier Trophy for excellence in aeronautics and astronautics in America.

RELLIS Campus Selects Lone Star UAS Center to Assist with Drone Policy, Support

RELLIS Campus Selects Lone Star UAS Center to Assist with Drone Policy, Support

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is branching out to provide expertise and support to the RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas.

New TAMU-CC Study Examines: With Texas Beaches Empty, Did Water Quality Improve?

New TAMU-CC Study Examines: With Texas Beaches Empty, Did Water Quality Improve?

Island University researchers recently received a rapid response grant from Texas Sea Grant that will allow them to examine water quality data collected during the quarantine to try to determine whether our waters changed or even improved while most people stayed home from the beach to wait out the pandemic.

Island University COVID-19 Experts Encourage Use of Homemade Masks, Bandanas

Island University COVID-19 Experts Encourage Use of Homemade Masks, Bandanas

As businesses and public places are opening to customers and visitors across the Coastal Bend, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi encourage everyone to stay safe by using face coverings – a recommendation that is now backed by a new study.

Ready for Red Snapper Season? Make Sure Your Catch Counts

Ready for Red Snapper Season? Make Sure Your Catch Counts

Texas will open up its Red Snapper fishery on June 1 for an estimated 63 days for recreational anglers (until August 3) and 62 days for charter boats (until August 2), and researchers at the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are encouraging you to download the iSnapper app (http://isnapper.org/) before heading out on your first fishing trip.

Island University COVID-19 Experts Encourage Use of Homemade Masks, Bandanas

Island University COVID-19 Experts Encourage Use of Homemade Masks, Bandanas

As businesses and public places are opening to customers and visitors across the Coastal Bend, researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi encourage everyone to stay safe by using face coverings – a recommendation that is now backed by a new study.

A&M-Corpus Christi Faculty-in-Residence/Administrator-in-Residence Program Announces 2020-2021 Participants

A&M-Corpus Christi Faculty-in-Residence/Administrator-in-Residence Program Announces 2020-2021 Participants

Sponsored by Academic Affairs, Student Engagement and Success (SEAS), Islander Housing, and the Center for Faculty Excellence, the program offers a unique opportunity for Islander faculty and administrators to reside in campus housing units and interact with students outside of the classroom experience, which has been attributed to increased student development that leads to enhanced interpersonal skills, intellectual orientation, and growth in autonomy and independence.

A&M-Corpus Christi Celebrates Record Number of Spring Graduates

A&M-Corpus Christi Celebrates Record Number of Spring Graduates

Despite myriad challenges caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students have made it to the finish line in record numbers. This spring, a record-breaking 1,212 students have earned degrees from the Island University. This is up from spring 2019, which recorded 1,160 graduates, and fall 2019, which recorded 1,027 graduates.

A&M-Corpus Christi Celebrates Record Number of Spring Graduates

A&M-Corpus Christi Celebrates Record Number of Spring Graduates

Despite myriad challenges caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students have made it to the finish line in record numbers. This spring, a record-breaking 1,212 students have earned degrees from the Island University. This is up from spring 2019, which recorded 1,160 graduates, and fall 2019, which recorded 1,027 graduates.

TAMU-CC Alum Leads Peruvian City Through Challenges of Pandemic

TAMU-CC Alum Leads Peruvian City Through Challenges of Pandemic

In his first term as mayor of a small city in Peru, Islander Alan Carrasco Bobadilla is facing the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chicago-Based Islander Alumnus Printing Last-Resort Personal Protective Equipment

Chicago-Based Islander Alumnus Printing Last-Resort Personal Protective Equipment

As manager of the Columbus Digital Fabrication Studio at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Islander alumnus Eric Fuertes ’07 is utilizing the resources at his disposal to create “last-resort personal protective equipment” to donate to medical personnel, first responders, and essential workers as part of the Illinois PPE Network, which consists of thousands of other volunteers in the Greater Chicago area.