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4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

Workshop Teaches Educators How to Use Writing to Process Trauma, Post-Hurricane Harvey

Nov 03, 2017
Jagged. Torn. Crumpled. Scattered. A wave of emotions. It’s a few ways participants of the first ever “Writing and Healing after Hurricane Harvey” workshop described how they were feeling after the category 4 storm caused massive destruction along the Texas coast and near Houston. Participants of the workshop, mostly Coastal Bend educators who teach writing and language arts, came together on Oct. 28, to learn how to use writing to process the aftermath of the storm – both for themselves and their students. “Writing and Healing” was a free service, sponsored by the Coastal Bend Writing Project (CBWP) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Island University Professor Revolutionizes Museum Visit with Augmented Reality App

Nov 02, 2017
Cell phone technology is once again revolutionizing the way we experience the world around us. For example, a visit to the Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) is no longer just a casual walk through the exhibits – it’s now an interactive, immersive experience thanks to an app called IDET ARTS. Click here to download.

$1.66 Million Awarded to A&M-Corpus Christi to Close Gap in Mental Health Care Shortage

Oct 26, 2017
To meet the shortage of mental health care professionals in Texas, the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will be implementing the Texas Counselors and Healthcare Integration Project (Tex-CHIP) thanks to a federal grant.

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

Islander Students Learn Amendment Rights During Simulated Drug Bust

Nov 13, 2017
Professors at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are no longer just conducting lectures in a classroom, they are instead using “high impact practices” to teach their students.

Shakespeare’s Goriest Play, ‘Titus Andronicus,’ Takes Center Stage at Island University

Nov 13, 2017
This November, lovers of both theatre and terror will enjoy one of Shakespeare’s goriest works at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” the second production of the 2017-2018 performing arts season.

4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

A&M System Names Island University’s Dr. Pamela Brouillard Regents Professor

Nov 10, 2017
In recognition of her distinguished performance in teaching, research and service to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. Pamela Brouillard has been named a 2016-2017 Texas A&M University System Regents Professor. This is the highest honor bestowed onto faculty by the A&M System.

College of Business News

Study Abroad with the College of Business at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Information Session to be held Nov. 29

Nov 16, 2017
The opportunity to earn credit towards a College of Business (COB) degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi while experiencing the culture of another country is why Dr. John Gamble, COB Dean, hosted an information session on the College of Business Study Abroad Programs. The session, held Oct. 26, was well attended and an additional information session will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29.

4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

Islander Business Faculty Win Outstanding Published Manuscript Award on ‘Work-Life Balance’ Research

Oct 26, 2017
Two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business professors, Dr. Murphy Smith and Dr. Katherine Taken Smith, along with Dr. Tracy Brower, of Texas A&M University-College Station, teamed up to publish, “How Work-Life Balance, Job Performance and Ethics Connect: Perspectives of Current Future Accountants.” Their research won the 2017 Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) Outstanding Published Manuscript Award from the American Accounting Association Gender Issues and Work-Life Balance Section.

Sign up Now for ‘Doing Business with Giants’ – Free Workshop for Small Business Owners

Aug 16, 2017
Continuing its mission to promote economic growth and stability in the Coastal Bend, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center is providing giant opportunities to small business owners during a three-day workshop called “Doing Business with Giants.”

College of Nursing and Health Sciences News

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Interactive “Inspire an Islander” Exhibit Fights Mental Illness Stigma

Nov 17, 2017
With suicide the second leading cause of death in college students, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is using art as a way to engage the campus community and increase mental health awareness.

Islander Alumni, Nurse Practitioners Make Medical Cover Story

Nov 17, 2017
From owning local healthcare businesses to being active in the Coastal Bend community, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) alumni are making a positive difference with their degree. The impact of seven Islander alumni was recently highlighted in the November issue of MD Monthly.

A&M-Corpus Christi Co-Hosts Light of Unity Festival, Shows Connection with Spirituality and Health Care

Oct 30, 2017
During the difficult times of natural disasters and political unrest, more than 100 Corpus Christi community members came together for the Light of Unity Festival. This interfaith and intercultural event was hosted by the Health Science Association (HSA) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Bahá’í Community of Corpus Christi on Oct. 22.

Island University Commemorates One-Year of Increasing Suicide Awareness with Messages of Encouragement

Oct 04, 2017
The Suicide Awareness Focuses on Everyone (S.A.F.E.) program celebrated its first year of educating, raising awareness and reducing the stigmas related to suicide and mental health with a visual representation of the support that is offered at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

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

Island University Scientists Receive $199K from National Science Foundation for Post-Harvey Research

Nov 16, 2017
For the researchers in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, quick reaction to natural disasters, such as a major hurricane, are essential because it can help society better prepare, prevent and respond. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $199,952 to a COSE research team for their Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal titled “Measuring the Response of Stream Communities to Hurricane Harvey Across a Semi-Arid to Sub-Humid Gradient.”

4 Island University Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Online Teaching

Nov 10, 2017
To show gratitude for all of the hard work that goes into teaching online courses, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (ODELT) recognized four faculty members on Nov. 8 during a special awards ceremony.

Tidal Hall Nears Completion, Island University Celebrates with ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony

Nov 07, 2017
Dr. Kelly Quintanilla, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President and CEO shared her vision for the future of research at the Island University on Nov. 7 during a “Topping Out” ceremony for phase one of the new Life Sciences Research and Engineering Building, Tidal Hall.

Island University College of Science and Engineering Hosts Annual Alumni Shrimp Boil

Nov 07, 2017
Enjoying a Cajun-style shrimp boil in the breezy weather of October is how the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Science and Engineering (COSE) hosted the 2017 Alumni Shrimp Boil on Oct. 28, at the Laguna Madre Field Station. Boats transferred alumni, donned in jeans and t-shirts, from Clem’s Marina to the Field Station throughout the day to have fun, eat great food and to honor Dr. David McKee, Professor Emeritus of Marine Biology, and Dr. Alan Berkebile, Professor Emeritus of Geology.

Research

Island University Scientists Receive $199K from National Science Foundation for Post-Harvey Research

Nov 16, 2017
For the researchers in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, quick reaction to natural disasters, such as a major hurricane, are essential because it can help society better prepare, prevent and respond. The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded $199,952 to a COSE research team for their Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal titled “Measuring the Response of Stream Communities to Hurricane Harvey Across a Semi-Arid to Sub-Humid Gradient.”

Islanders Awarded at 14th Annual Pathways Research Symposium

Nov 09, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi sponsored 12 Islander students in attending the 14th annual Pathways Student Research Symposium, and half the group took home top awards – either 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Faculty attending who also served as judges for the event included Dr. Susan Dyess, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; Dr. Ruby Mehrubeoglu, Professor of Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering; and Dr. Miguel Moreno, Associate Professor of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts. Each of the colleges represented at Pathways had two award recipients.

Tidal Hall Nears Completion, Island University Celebrates with ‘Topping Out’ Ceremony

Nov 07, 2017
Dr. Kelly Quintanilla, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President and CEO shared her vision for the future of research at the Island University on Nov. 7 during a “Topping Out” ceremony for phase one of the new Life Sciences Research and Engineering Building, Tidal Hall.

Islander Graduate Student Returns from Her First Oceanic Expedition

Nov 06, 2017
Deep in the ocean subsurface of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, in a region known as the North Pond, lives bacteria and other microorganisms that survive in extreme conditions. Megan Mullis, a Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Ph.D. student studying marine biology with a focus on microbiology in extreme environments, voyaged to the North Pond on a five-week-long expedition.

Student Life News

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Hosts Legislative Appreciation Reception

Nov 17, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a Legislative Appreciation Reception on Nov. 14, to thank and honor Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Representative Todd Hunter and Representative Abel Herrero, their staff, and others in the Coastal Bend community for their support of the Island University in Austin during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. It was their commitment and outstanding work this past spring that ensures the Island University can continue to invest in the needs of students, faculty and staff.

Patriot Award Presented at Island University by Texas Army National Guard Colonel

Nov 17, 2017
To salute the effort of supporting a United States National Guard member during their deployment, two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi departments were presented the Patriot Award on Nov. 17.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Interactive “Inspire an Islander” Exhibit Fights Mental Illness Stigma

Nov 17, 2017
With suicide the second leading cause of death in college students, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is using art as a way to engage the campus community and increase mental health awareness.

Study Abroad with the College of Business at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Information Session to be held Nov. 29

Nov 16, 2017
The opportunity to earn credit towards a College of Business (COB) degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi while experiencing the culture of another country is why Dr. John Gamble, COB Dean, hosted an information session on the College of Business Study Abroad Programs. The session, held Oct. 26, was well attended and an additional information session will be held Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Alumni News

Islander Alumni, Nurse Practitioners Make Medical Cover Story

Nov 17, 2017
From owning local healthcare businesses to being active in the Coastal Bend community, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) alumni are making a positive difference with their degree. The impact of seven Islander alumni was recently highlighted in the November issue of MD Monthly.

Nearly 250 Islander Students Receive Their Islander Ring

Nov 07, 2017
Nearly 250 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students walked across the Performing Arts Center stage on Nov. 4, for the fall 2017 Islander Ring Ceremony.

Island University College of Science and Engineering Hosts Annual Alumni Shrimp Boil

Nov 07, 2017
Enjoying a Cajun-style shrimp boil in the breezy weather of October is how the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Science and Engineering (COSE) hosted the 2017 Alumni Shrimp Boil on Oct. 28, at the Laguna Madre Field Station. Boats transferred alumni, donned in jeans and t-shirts, from Clem’s Marina to the Field Station throughout the day to have fun, eat great food and to honor Dr. David McKee, Professor Emeritus of Marine Biology, and Dr. Alan Berkebile, Professor Emeritus of Geology.

Island University Young Business Professionals Honor Local ‘Wonder Woman,’ Barbara Canales

Oct 27, 2017
Nearly 300 Coastal Bend Community members turned out for the sixth annual Young Business Professionals of the Coastal Bend (YBP) Superhero Dinner honoring local “Wonder Woman,” Barbara Canales, the Port Commissioner of Corpus Christi, founder of Canales Exploration L.L.C. and President of the Ready or Not Foundation.

Campus News and Events

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Hosts Legislative Appreciation Reception

Nov 17, 2017
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a Legislative Appreciation Reception on Nov. 14, to thank and honor Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Representative Todd Hunter and Representative Abel Herrero, their staff, and others in the Coastal Bend community for their support of the Island University in Austin during the 85th Texas Legislative Session. It was their commitment and outstanding work this past spring that ensures the Island University can continue to invest in the needs of students, faculty and staff.

Patriot Award Presented at Island University by Texas Army National Guard Colonel

Nov 17, 2017
To salute the effort of supporting a United States National Guard member during their deployment, two Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi departments were presented the Patriot Award on Nov. 17.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Interactive “Inspire an Islander” Exhibit Fights Mental Illness Stigma

Nov 17, 2017
With suicide the second leading cause of death in college students, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is using art as a way to engage the campus community and increase mental health awareness.

Islander Alumni, Nurse Practitioners Make Medical Cover Story

Nov 17, 2017
From owning local healthcare businesses to being active in the Coastal Bend community, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) alumni are making a positive difference with their degree. The impact of seven Islander alumni was recently highlighted in the November issue of MD Monthly.

Conrad Blucher Institute News

High School Student Explores New Terrain with the Conrad Blucher Institute

Aug 10, 2017
Summer is traditionally a period for high school students to take a break from learning, but for Marisol Rodriguez, summer is a time to take her research skills to a whole new level.

Island University Aids Sea Level Rise Management, Uses Artificial Intelligence

Aug 01, 2017
Artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t have to resemble the familiar androids viewers see in science-fiction movies.

Island University Cracks the Code with Women in Technology ‘Girls Code Camp’

Jul 27, 2017
According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, only 26 percent of professional computing occupations were held by women in 2016. In an effort to increase these numbers, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting its Women In Technology “Girls Code Camp” from July 17 through August 4, as part of the STEM 2017 Summer Institute. Middle school girls – grades sixth through eighth – had the opportunity to attend three different camps spanning three weeks at the Island University to explore the basics of computer programming, develop an understanding of design logic, computational thinking and scripting languages.

A&M-Corpus Christi’s Conrad Blucher Institute to Provide United Nations with GIS Expertise

Jul 24, 2017
The Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science (CBI) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has officially joined the United Nations-Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) Academic Network. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is one of three Universities in the nation, including Harvard University and the University of Maine, who are part of this network.