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College of Education News

Islander Teacher Candidates Improve Children’s Reading Skills with New Resource Library

Apr 26, 2018
The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, through its Reading Department, has recently opened the Islander Educator Literacy Resource Library, located on the second floor of the Early Childhood Development Center. The resource library seeks to enhance Islander teacher candidates’ instructional methods with access to high-quality resources.

Island University Professor Inducted into Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators

Mar 23, 2018
Dr. Jana Sanders, professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was recently inducted into the 2018 Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators. The Academy, sponsored by Texas A&M University System, inducted 10 members this cycle, with Sanders as the sole professor representing the Island University.

Island University Receives National Recognition for its Commitment to Health Initiatives

Mar 19, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been named an Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIMOC) bronze award winner. The award is thanks to the commitment of the University’s Kinesiology and Recreational Sports departments in making physical activity a standard part of Island University culture. The award, sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), was announced the Texas American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) conference held March 1-2 in Austin, in which kinesiology faculty and students participated. The EIMOC bronze level recognition is good for two years.

Young Scientists Flock to Island University for 30th Annual Valero and A&M-Corpus Christi Regional Science Fair

Mar 05, 2018
For thirty years, young scientists from across the Coastal Bend have showed off their scientific prowess during the Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair. Valero and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi were proud to host the 2018 fair, with support from co-sponsor Del Mar College. This year was a special one as it marked the 30th anniversary of the fair and, as a true accomplishment for the milestone, had over 700 projects registered and more than 800 participants.

College of Liberal Arts and School of Arts, Media & Communication News

Who ‘Murdered’ President Quintanilla? Criminal Justice Department Hosts Live Crime Scene Demo

Apr 19, 2018
Crime and intrigue permeated the air at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library on April 11, as students were welcomed by a gruesome scene: weapons, blood and personal effects scattered across the ground and a woman – dead – at the table in the center of it all.

Intertwining Music and Culture: The Mariachi de la Isla Debuts at Island University

Apr 13, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is eager to embrace mariachi music, not only for the benefit of students, but for the enjoyment of the community, and has formed the Mariachi de la Isla as the newest music ensemble in the Island University’s Department of Music.

COMM & Media Week Celebrated April 2-6 at A&M-Corpus Christi

Apr 02, 2018
A networking mixer, screening of the film “Dunkirk” and discussion with Dr. Kelly M. Quintanilla, President of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, are just a few of the events that the campus community and the community at large are invited to attend during COMM & Media Week, being held Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 6.

Humanities Speaker Series discusses the Emergence and Challenges of Being a Muslim Woman in America

Apr 02, 2018
In commemoration of Women’s History Month, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held its spring 2018 Humanities Speaker Series on March 22. CLA hosted Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik, assistant professor of American, women’s and gender studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, who addressed Islander students, faculty and staff about her new book “Being Muslim - A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam.”

College of Business News

A&M-Corpus Christi Accounting Professor Receives International Award for Mentorship

Apr 26, 2018
Dr. Anita Reed, associate professor and department chair of accounting, finance and business law at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was named the 2018 recipient of the Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) Mentoring Award from the American Accounting Association Section of Gender Issues & Work-Life Balance.

2018 G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visiting Executive Lecture Welcomes Dr. Ruby K. Payne

Apr 16, 2018
The College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is thrilled to announced Dr. Ruby K. Payne as keynote speaker of the 2018 G. Russell Kirkland Distinguished Visiting Executive Lecture and recipient of the related award. Payne, who is the CEO and founder of aha! Process, Inc., will headline the Kirkland lecture, which will take place on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

‘Pitch Perfect’ Win for Buc Days Ideas Challenge Winner

Mar 12, 2018
Congratulations to Chase Smith, Kyle Fernandez, and Aaron Coffey, grand prize winners of the 2018 Buc Days Ideas Challenge, a Shark Tank-like business concept competition hosted by the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi College of Business. The challenge, headed into its fourth year in 2019, gives all Island University students the opportunity to team up and develop an innovative product or service. Teams must produce a video profiling their creation, after which they pitch the idea before judges and a live audience at a huge event showdown.

A Win-Win Partnership; The College of Business Teams up with Islanders Athletics

Feb 27, 2018
Great business people are committed to their mission.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

Island University Celebrates Student Workers with Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Apr 20, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently celebrated the contributions Islander student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill at the University during National Student Employment Week, April 9-15.

Nursing Students at the Island University Learn Leadership During Adele Bemis Lecture

Apr 05, 2018
Leadership was the topic of conversation during the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s annual Adele Bemis Leadership Lecture Series featuring Nora Frasier, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC. With the recent influx of nurses stepping into leadership roles, Fraiser’s presentation titled, “Enhancing Authentic Leadership Behaviors in Nurse Leaders,” was a perfect choice to help ready nursing students for their expanded career responsibilities. Both Island University students and members of the local nursing community were invited to attend the lecture.

After a Six-Year Labor of Love, A&M-Corpus Christi Professor Joins AANP

Apr 04, 2018
One Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi professor has taken the next step in furthering her career and advancing the careers of others. Dr. Jessica Peck, associate professor of nursing DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, has been named as a fellow to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for her outstanding work in policy-making, advocating for pediatric victims of human trafficking on a local, state and national level. Peck is the second Island University professor to be accepted as an AANP fellow.

Two Island University Leaders Honored with 2018 YWCA Women in Careers Award

Mar 01, 2018
In recognition for their professional accomplishments, including eliminating racism, empowering women and being a role model for young girls, Sherdeana Owens, DDS, MPA, assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Science (CONHS) and health science coordinator at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Deborah Fullerton, curator of exhibitions at the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST), were both chosen as a 2018 Y Women in Careers, an award sponsored by YWCA Corpus Christi for the last 38 years. AMST is an affiliate of the Island University.

College of Science and Engineering and School of Engineering and Computing Sciences News

Island University Celebrates Student Workers with Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Apr 20, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently celebrated the contributions Islander student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill at the University during National Student Employment Week, April 9-15.

A&M-Corpus Christi Scientists Receive Grants for Research Equipment lost During Hurricane Harvey

Apr 18, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine awarded $117,725 in grant funding to four Island University researchers through the Gulf Research Program (GRP) Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants.

Islander Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious International Fellowship to Study Deep Sea Microbes

Apr 10, 2018
Since Megan Mullis recently received one of four $30,000 grant from the International Ocean Discovery Program Schlanger fellowship for her collaborative research project titled, “Active microbial community survival in Mariana Forearc sediments.”

Community Members Celebrated at Annual Island University Friends of Engineering Luncheon

Apr 06, 2018
Thanks to the support of local community members, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi now has a vibrant and growing engineering program with an enrollment of 694 students across all engineering and engineering technology majors. During the annual Friends of Engineering Luncheon on April 6, American Bank and the Port of Corpus Christi were recognized for their specific contributions to the engineering program.

Research

A&M-Corpus Christi Scientists Receive Grants for Research Equipment lost During Hurricane Harvey

Apr 18, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine awarded $117,725 in grant funding to four Island University researchers through the Gulf Research Program (GRP) Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grants.

Joe Miller: Making an Islander Impact Through Community Outreach

Apr 13, 2018
Not many people are as passionate and fulfilled by their work as Joe Miller, who has been with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi since 2004 and is now the director of Community Outreach. It was his passion for community outreach that led him to receive Corpus Christi Independent School District’s Role Model and Volunteerism Award on March 29 during the iAchieve Business Partnership Awards luncheon.

Islander Doctoral Student Receives Prestigious International Fellowship to Study Deep Sea Microbes

Apr 10, 2018
Since Megan Mullis recently received one of four $30,000 grant from the International Ocean Discovery Program Schlanger fellowship for her collaborative research project titled, “Active microbial community survival in Mariana Forearc sediments.”

A&M-Corpus Christi Researchers Take Part in Bahamas Ocean Wave Study

Apr 10, 2018
While many people visit the Bahamas for vacation, one group of researchers went for more than just the beautiful sights. Dr. Michael Starek, assistant professor and director of the Measurement Analytics Lab at the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and his student research assistant, Jake Berryhill visited the Bahamas to investigate the movement of massive boulders by large storm waves as part of a scientific research team.

Student Life News

Corpus Christi Declares Wednesday, April 25, Joseph Kilgore Day

Apr 24, 2018
This year, Kilgore will celebrate his 22nd birthday with all of Corpus Christi, as Mayor Joe McComb presented a proclamation declaring Wednesday, April 25, as “Joseph Kilgore Day.”

Students Make Islander Impact, Donate Over 4,000 Volunteer Hours During BIG Event

Apr 20, 2018
More than 1,000 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students gave time on a rainy Saturday morning to collectively complete over 4,000 volunteer hours work during the Island University’s 10th annual BIG Event in an effort to give back to the community.

Island University Celebrates Student Workers with Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Apr 20, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently celebrated the contributions Islander student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill at the University during National Student Employment Week, April 9-15.

Who ‘Murdered’ President Quintanilla? Criminal Justice Department Hosts Live Crime Scene Demo

Apr 19, 2018
Crime and intrigue permeated the air at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library on April 11, as students were welcomed by a gruesome scene: weapons, blood and personal effects scattered across the ground and a woman – dead – at the table in the center of it all.

Alumni News

Islander ‘Pride and Tradition’ Celebrated at Homecoming 2018

Feb 15, 2018
Generations of Islanders gathered to celebrate their Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Feb. 4-10. This year’s homecoming theme was “Pride & Tradition.”

Celebrate Islander Pride and Tradition at Homecoming 2018

Jan 25, 2018
Generations of Islanders are ready to celebrate Islander spirit during Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s 2018 Homecoming week, taking place Sunday, Feb. 4, through Saturday, Feb. 10. Faculty, staff and students, along with alumni and the local community, are invited to partake in the festivities.

United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Honors Islanders

Dec 18, 2017
The best of the best of Corpus Christi’s business leaders were recognized at the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Bizzy Awards.

More than 840 Students Walk the Stage During Island University Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremonies

Dec 16, 2017
Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi concluded many years of hard work and determination today, Saturday, Dec. 16 at the American Bank Center located in downtown Corpus Christi. More than 840 Island University students from all five of colleges walked the stage and received their diplomas during two fall 2017 commencement ceremonies.

Campus News and Events

A&M-Corpus Christi Accounting Professor Receives International Award for Mentorship

Apr 26, 2018
Dr. Anita Reed, associate professor and department chair of accounting, finance and business law at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, was named the 2018 recipient of the Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) Mentoring Award from the American Accounting Association Section of Gender Issues & Work-Life Balance.

Islander Teacher Candidates Improve Children’s Reading Skills with New Resource Library

Apr 26, 2018
The College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, through its Reading Department, has recently opened the Islander Educator Literacy Resource Library, located on the second floor of the Early Childhood Development Center. The resource library seeks to enhance Islander teacher candidates’ instructional methods with access to high-quality resources.

Corpus Christi Declares Wednesday, April 25, Joseph Kilgore Day

Apr 24, 2018
This year, Kilgore will celebrate his 22nd birthday with all of Corpus Christi, as Mayor Joe McComb presented a proclamation declaring Wednesday, April 25, as “Joseph Kilgore Day.”

Students Make Islander Impact, Donate Over 4,000 Volunteer Hours During BIG Event

Apr 20, 2018
More than 1,000 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students gave time on a rainy Saturday morning to collectively complete over 4,000 volunteer hours work during the Island University’s 10th annual BIG Event in an effort to give back to the community.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

A&M-Corpus Christi Researchers Take Part in Bahamas Ocean Wave Study

Apr 10, 2018
While many people visit the Bahamas for vacation, one group of researchers went for more than just the beautiful sights. Dr. Michael Starek, assistant professor and director of the Measurement Analytics Lab at the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and his student research assistant, Jake Berryhill visited the Bahamas to investigate the movement of massive boulders by large storm waves as part of a scientific research team.

Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Port Corpus Christi Provide Reliable Data for Safe Ship Navigation

Apr 04, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science recently entered into an interlocal cooperation contract with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority to install a Physical Oceanographic Real-time System, or PORTS®, that is now operational and live on the NOAA PORTS website.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

Apr 04, 2018
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science recently entered into an interlocal cooperation contract with the Port of Corpus Christi Authority to install a Physical Oceanographic Real-time System, or PORTS®, that is now operational and live on the NOAA PORTS website.