NEW: Oct. 23: Dolores Huerta Event Civil Rights Activist, labor leader, and Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner Dolores Huerta will speak abut her experiences on Friday, October 23rd at Richardson Performance Hall at 6:00pm, 101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78404. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Isabel Araiza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW: Oct. 24: Coastal Bend Social Forum: Guest Lecturers: ‘Dolores Huerta’ and ‘Becky Moeller’: Learn important, current social issues at the Coastal Bend Social Forum on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wolfe Recital Hall and the Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Kosar at Ayers. Co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association and Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta, Becky Moeller, past president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) of Texas, and currently locked-out local steel workers will address labor struggles of the past and today during the first panel discussion. Other sessions will have speakers discussing immigrant detention, #blacklivesmatter, non-violent protest, domestic violence, hunger and homelessness in the Coastal Bend, cannabis reform in the nation and immigrant deaths in the desert. The event is sponsored by the Del Mar College Department of Social Sciences, DMC Mexican American Studies Program, the DMC Chapter of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, the College’s Title V Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Provost and College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the Center for Progressive Studies and Culture. The forum is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Isabel Araiza at 361.825.3936; or email Isabel.email@example.com.
NEW: Oct. 28 Dr. Robin Carstensen's "Say It Anyway" Wed | 7pm - 9pm | UC Jetty Room 123 Dr. Robin Carstensen is TAMUCC's Creative Writing Coordinator. She will be reading from her manuscript "Say It Anyway," touching upon loss, separation, trauma, and love.
NEW: Nov. 5: Islander Creative Writers Fall Festival: Join the Islander Creative Writers Fall Festival on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6–9 p.m., in the University Center, Bayview room 320. This event will feature Switchgrass Review, Issue 2 release with a keynote reading by award-winning poet Kathleen Winter, a current Dobie Paisano Fellow and author of Nostalgia for the Criminal Past. Read her title poem here. The event is free to the public, and an open mic will follow Winter's reading, with readings from university students, faculty, and Coastal Bend authors. For more information, call Dale Pattison at ext. 2418
Oct. 2: Artwalk at the Art Museum of South Texas: The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will be open late, until 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, to participate in the Downtown Management District's Artwalk. Enjoy free admission, stroll the galleries, and experience an architectural landmark. Admission on this day is free. For more information, contact the Art Museum at ext. 3500; or go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/.
NEW: Oct. 6: “El Hijo de la Novia” Film Screening: El Hijo de la Novia (Son of the Bride) is a 2001 Argentinian film about a man overwhelmed by his struggling restaurant business, a failed marriage, a senile mother, a friend from the past and a tired girlfriend. Finding a balance that will help him make sense of his life will be his biggest challenge. The film will be shown on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the University Center, Jetty Room 123. Refreshments will be served. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Cristina Ortiz at ext. 6009; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 10: Second Saturday Gallery Walk at Art Museum of South Texas: The Art Museum of South Texas, located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., will host a complimentary gallery walk from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. A tour of current Museum exhibits will be led by a docent, every hour on the hour, from 1-4 p.m. Regular entry prices apply. Tickets for adults are $8; children 12 and under are free; students with a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi SandDollar?$ ID also get in free. For more information, contact the Art Museum at ext. 3500; or go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/.
NEW: Oct. 12: “The Mission” Film Screening: The Mission, starring Robert De Niro, is a 1986 British/French drama about an 18th century mission built by a Jesuit priest in the middle of the South American jungle at a time when the Spanish and Portuguese were disputing frontiers and forcing natives out of their lands. The film will be shown on Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the University Center, Jetty Room 123. Refreshments will be served. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Cristina Ortiz at ext. 6009; or email email@example.com.
Oct. 16 – Jan. 3: Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico Exhibition: This exhibit, which opens on Friday, Oct. 16 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at the Art Museum of South Texas, features 40 works on canvas, some of which are by Georgia O'Keeffe. These paintings range from the early 20th century to the 1950s, and represent each of the major art centers of the Southwest. This collection offers a visual record of the artists' changing impressions of place and the objects that stimulated ideas of a special cultural precinct. The Art Museum is located at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. For more information on this exhibit, contact the Art Museum at ext. 3500; or go to http://www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org/.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Hector P. Garcia State Holiday Celebration: The Mexican American Studies Program, the History Area, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Provost's Office at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will celebrate the Dr. Hector P. Garcia State Holiday by hosting a discussion with guest speaker Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez on Wednesday, Sept.16, from 2 – 3 p.m., in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom B & C.
Sept. 23: Poetry Reading: The English Department is presenting a poetry reading on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the University Center, Bay View room 320. The poetry reading will include poems from books by Larry D. Thomas, Poet Laureate of Texas 2008, “As If Light Actually Matters: New and Selected Poems,” published by Texas Review Press, and Professor Alan Berecka, Research Librarian of Del Mar College, “With Our Baggage,” published by Lamar University Press. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tom Murphy at ext. 2452.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 – Read-A-Thon: On behalf of the Spanish Program in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. Melissa Culver will host a Read-A-Thon where faculty, staff and students will read short excerpts of literary works by Spanish, Spanish American and U.S Latina/o authors. The Read-A-Thon event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Faculty Center.
NEW!!! Sept. 29: Open House at the Bell Library: Library Open House will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 1-4 p.m., during Banned Books Week. Visitors can interact with University theatre students dressed as characters from their favorite banned books. Additionally, guests are invited to come dressed as their own personal hero to participate in the Absolutely Incredible “My Hero” Costume Contest. Attendees will enjoy a scavenger hunt as they explore the library. The event is free and open to staff, students, faculty and the public. For more information, email Jennifer Anderson at Jennifer.Anderson@tamucc.edu; or call ext. 3321.
Thursday, Oct. 1 – Hispanic Poetry Reading: Join Dr. Javier Villarreal and Mr. Juan M. Perez for Hispanic poetry readings on Thursday, Oct.1, from 2 – 3 p.m., on the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The two poets will read in both English and Spanish their latest works, from romantic poetry to Chupacabra Haikus.
NEW: For ENGL 1302 - If you make an appointment and work with a Consultant at the Reading Center (CASA) or the Writing Center (CASA) and turn in the session slip they will give you at the end of your session, it will count for extra credit in 1301. (Maximum 5 visits each Reading/Writing Center) You'll need to take something to work on - a paper or other writing assignment for the Writing Center. For your Reading Center consultation, you can take your WAW textbook, or some of the scholarly articles you're working with for your research paper. They can show you some reading strategies that can be very helpful toward your understanding and management of your reading load.