Island University Professor Wins National Award for Gender Equality Research

Island University Professor Wins National Award for Gender Equality Research

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business Professor Dr. Murphy Smith and his colleague Dr. Hannah Russell won the Klynyeld Peat Marwick Goerdeler Outstanding Published Manuscript Award from the American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Work-Life Balance Section.

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.

Island University Professor Recognized for Dedication to Literacy Research

Island University Professor Recognized for Dedication to Literacy Research

Dr. Bethanie Pletcher, Associate Professor of Reading Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was named the Barbara G. Silverman Endowed Professor of Literacy. Pletcher will serve a three-year term during the academic years 2019-2022.

Faculty Center Lactation Room Adds to Campus Options for Nursing Moms

Faculty Center Lactation Room Adds to Campus Options for Nursing Moms

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently opened its third lactation room. The newest addition is located on the second floor of the Faculty Center and is open to students, faculty, and staff. The room features two rocking chairs, a mini-fridge, a noise canceling machine, and a wall partition; it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The other two lactation rooms are in the University Health Center and in Tidal Hall.

Three-Time Islander Alumnus, Now Doctoral Candidate, Pens Children’s Book

Three-Time Islander Alumnus, Now Doctoral Candidate, Pens Children’s Book

Veterans Memorial High School teacher and three-time Islander alumnus Fredrick Gonzales has self-published a children’s book called “Freddy from the Pond in: This is My Song Ya’ll” after the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi doctoral candidate read several children's books for a Children and Adolescents literature course he took in summer 2019.

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.

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.

Mark Your Calendar! Island University to Host Inaugural Mariachi Festival in 2020

Mark Your Calendar! Island University to Host Inaugural Mariachi Festival in 2020

To showcase and celebrate mariachi in the Coastal Bend, the Island University will host its first mariachi festival in spring 2020 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The festival will include performances by area and regional high school ensembles, and an evening performance by the University’s Mariachi de la Isla.

Islander Student Film ‘El Oso Loco’ to Premiere at 2019 Rockport Film Festival

Islander Student Film ‘El Oso Loco’ to Premiere at 2019 Rockport Film Festival

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student Matthew Austin Taylor’s film, “El Oso Loco,” follows the monster truck driving journey of Alex Bardin, a Rockport local and recent Texas A&M-Corpus Christi graduate. The film, which is named after the monster truck Bardin drives, will be featured in the 2019 Rockport Film Festival’s Local Love Shorts Program on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Faculty Center Lactation Room Adds to Campus Options for Nursing Moms

Faculty Center Lactation Room Adds to Campus Options for Nursing Moms

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently opened its third lactation room. The newest addition is located on the second floor of the Faculty Center and is open to students, faculty, and staff. The room features two rocking chairs, a mini-fridge, a noise canceling machine, and a wall partition; it is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The other two lactation rooms are in the University Health Center and in Tidal Hall.

Dr. Elizabeth Sefcik, Nurse Educator and Researcher, Named Texas A&M System Regents Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Sefcik, Nurse Educator and Researcher, Named Texas A&M System Regents Professor

Thanks to her decades of service and contributions to higher education in Texas and throughout the world, Dr. Elizabeth Sefcik received the Texas A&M University System 2018-2019 Regents Professor Award – the highest honor bestowed upon faculty by the Texas A&M University System.

Islander Nursing Students Bring Better Days to Families in Need

Islander Nursing Students Bring Better Days to Families in Need

Creating an Islander impact in the lives of parents and children in need, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Student Nurses Association (SNA) is bringing a sense of joy and hopefulness to families that are experiencing homelessness.

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.

HRI Director Larry McKinney to Attend White House Ocean Summit

HRI Director Larry McKinney to Attend White House Ocean Summit

Dr. Larry McKinney, Senior Executive Director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been invited to participate in a White House Summit on Partnerships in Ocean Science and Technology Thursday, Nov. 14.

Island University Honors Regents Professor at Alumni Shrimp Boil

Island University Honors Regents Professor at Alumni Shrimp Boil

Islander alumni, faculty, and staff gathered Oct. 26 at a remote College of Science and Engineering (COSE) research station to celebrate the accomplishments of a Regents Professor and to enjoy a Cajun-style shrimp boil.

Island University to add Civil, Industrial Engineering Programs

Island University to add Civil, Industrial Engineering Programs

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s engineering program will expand to now offer civil and industrial engineering bachelor’s degrees after receiving final approval on Oct. 24, from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

1919 Hurricane Demonstrates how Past Speaks to Present

To commemorate the 1919 Hurricane that ravaged the coastal city of Corpus Christi and claimed as many as 1,000 lives, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Historical Forum along with the Mary and Jeff Bell Library hosted “100 Years After the Storm” on Friday, Sept. 13.

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.

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.

Island University Celebrates Inaugural Research and Innovation Week

Island University Celebrates Inaugural Research and Innovation Week

Groups across the University participated in events that appealed to faculty, staff, students and the community. The week was a chance for the University to showcase its growing emphasis and successes in the areas of research and innovation.

Island University to add Civil, Industrial Engineering Programs

Island University to add Civil, Industrial Engineering Programs

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s engineering program will expand to now offer civil and industrial engineering bachelor’s degrees after receiving final approval on Oct. 24, from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Island Scientist Joins International Team in $1.1 Million Study of Low Oxygen Impact on Fish

Island Scientist Joins International Team in $1.1 Million Study of Low Oxygen Impact on Fish

A Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi researcher is part of an international team that has been awarded $1.14 million by the National Science Foundation to study how important fish species are reacting to oxygen loss in three locations around the world.

Island University Celebrates Inaugural Research and Innovation Week

Island University Celebrates Inaugural Research and Innovation Week

Groups across the University participated in events that appealed to faculty, staff, students and the community. The week was a chance for the University to showcase its growing emphasis and successes in the areas of research and innovation.

Mark Your Calendar! Island University to Host Inaugural Mariachi Festival in 2020

Mark Your Calendar! Island University to Host Inaugural Mariachi Festival in 2020

To showcase and celebrate mariachi in the Coastal Bend, the Island University will host its first mariachi festival in spring 2020 in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The festival will include performances by area and regional high school ensembles, and an evening performance by the University’s Mariachi de la Isla.

Islander Student Film ‘El Oso Loco’ to Premiere at 2019 Rockport Film Festival

Islander Student Film ‘El Oso Loco’ to Premiere at 2019 Rockport Film Festival

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student Matthew Austin Taylor’s film, “El Oso Loco,” follows the monster truck driving journey of Alex Bardin, a Rockport local and recent Texas A&M-Corpus Christi graduate. The film, which is named after the monster truck Bardin drives, will be featured in the 2019 Rockport Film Festival’s Local Love Shorts Program on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Island University Honors Regents Professor at Alumni Shrimp Boil

Island University Honors Regents Professor at Alumni Shrimp Boil

Islander alumni, faculty, and staff gathered Oct. 26 at a remote College of Science and Engineering (COSE) research station to celebrate the accomplishments of a Regents Professor and to enjoy a Cajun-style shrimp boil.

'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.