EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES

To receive extra credit, you will need to:

1) Attend the event

2) Write a reflective response

A full page or two should be sufficient. Your response should help your reader visualize the event and gain an understanding of its significance. To help you get started, you might think about what was important about the event and/or what you learned from it.

Typically, responses will earn you about 3 points each. Very thorough papers that include some evidence of attendance (ticket stub, program, etc) may earn up to 5 points. All Extra credit points will be added to your Daily work/attendance grade.

Unless specifically stated otherwise - All extra credit reflection papers must be typed and printed out in hard copy and turned in to my box in Faculty Center 113 within 2 weeks of the event date.


Current & Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 4: Islander Revue Talent Showcase: Join the TAMU-CC Student Foundation Association (SFA) for the 2016 Islander Revue talent showcase on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center located at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This year’s theme is “One Hit Wonders” and the event sponsor is Whataburger. Tickets go on sale Monday, Oct. 24, and the show is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for Islander students and $10 for all others. Ticket proceeds benefit student scholarships. For more information, contact SFA at ext. 5558; email islander.revue@tamucc.edu; or go to http://studentfoundation.tamucc.edu/.
  • NEW: Nov. 5: Garcia Center Community Health Fair and Career Expo: The Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center will hold its Community Health Fair on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health fair will feature blood pressure checks, blood glucose testing, cholesterol testing, free food, nutrition information and bicycle giveaways for children, along with other giveaways. The event is free and open to the public. The Garcia Center is located at 2021 Agnes St. For more information, call ext. 3600.
  • Nov. 10: Cannabis Educational Summit: The Islanders Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (I-ADAPT) invite faculty, staff, students and the public to join us for a Cannabis Educational Summit on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the UC Lonestar Ballroom. The summit will cover multiple topics and feature special presenters focusing on cannabis education. Pre-registration is required to attend. To register, visit http://iadapt.tamucc.edu/CannabisEducationalSummit.html.
  • NEW: Nov. 10: Islander Creative Writers’ Fall Festival: The Islander Creative Writers will be holding their Fall Festival on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. The festival will include keynote speaker Odilia Galván Rodríguez, an established, nationally recognized poet, writer and social justice activist of Chicano and Native American ancestry. Odilia’s poetry has been widely anthologized and she is the author of five books of poetry. The event will also include readings from the third volume of the Switchgrass Review, a journal of women’s health, history and transformation, published by the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation. For more information, contact Robin Carstensen at ext. 3627; or email robin.carstensen@tamucc.edu.
  • Nov. 15-20: Peter and the Starcatcher: Presented by TAMU-CC Theatre and Dance, Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling pirate tale that explores events before a young, nameless orphan becomes the boy who never grew up – Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher runs Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Warren Theatre. Shows Tuesday through Sunday are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. A dozen brilliant TAMU-CC acting majors play more than 100 hilarious and unforgettable characters from James M. Barrie’s book Peter Pan. The characters encounter the depths of greed and despair as well as the bonds of friendship, duty and love using unlimited imaginative and extremely physical storytelling and ingenious stagecraft. Peter and the Starcatcher is directed by Kelly Russell. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for students, and $5 for TAMU-CC students paying with cash and a valid SandDollar?$ ID. Tickets will be on sale one hour before show time; or online at http://cla.tamucc.edu/theatre. Call ext. 3756 for more information.
  • Nov. 19: International Games Day: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library is hosting International Games Day on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the library. The event, which is free and open to the public, allows students to have a day of fun and relaxation and an opportunity to meet other students and interact with them on a different level other than the classroom. Students will have a large selection of video and board games as well as giant chess game and indoor lawn games to play. The first five attendees will receive a free gamer’s swag bag. For more information, email jeff.janko@tamucc.edu; or call ext. 2588.

Past Events

  • Sept. 8th - Girl's Night Out - 6:00-8:00 pm in the University Center Anchor Ballroom. For more information see the flyer at: Girls Night Out.
  • Sept. 9th - Guy's Night Out 6:00-8:00 pm in the University Center Anchor Ballroom. For more information see the flyer at: Guys Night Out.
  • Sept. 9-10 – Chicano Movement Symposium: Chicano Voices - Stories from the South Texas Civil Rights Movement is a two-day symposium that will feature multiple presentations from activists who participated in the Chicano Movements. The symposium will take place on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the University Center, Bayview Room 320. Three panels will discuss various facets of the struggle for Mexican American Civil Rights in the region. La Raza Unida party founding member, José Angel Gutiérrez, and Dr. María Cotera, professor at the University of Michigan, will deliver the keynote addresses. Other speakers include Alma Gloria Canales, the first woman to run for Lt. Governor in Texas, José Torres who organized with the Texas Farmworkers Union, and local artist, Santa Barraza. For more information, please contact Dr. Claudia Rueda at claudia.rueda@tamucc.edu or 361.825.5858.
  • Sept. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff: The Islander Cultural Alliance, the University Center, and Student Activities will celebrate our Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 15, in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will include a performance by local band, N’Rumba, and food will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu.
  • {Sept. 20 – Real Talk: The Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA) will host their monthly Real Talk Series on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the University Center, Lonestar Ballroom A from noon to 2:00 p.m. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu.}
  • Sept. 21 – Creating a Legacy - The Life of Dr. Hector P. Garcia: The Mexican American Studies Program, the History Area, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Provost's Office will celebrate the Dr. Hector P. Garcia State Holiday by hosting a discussion with guest speaker Dr. Ignacio Garcia, prolific author and biographer of Dr. Hector P. Garcia on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 2-3 p.m. in the University Center, Anchor Ballroom B. Dr. Ignacio Garcia will use Dr. Garcia’s life as an example of how to create a legacy This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anthony Quiroz at 361.825.5985; or e-mail anthony.quiroz@tamucc.edu.
  • Sept. 22 – Hispanic Poetry Reading: Join Dr. Javier Villarreal and Mr. Juan M. Perez on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 2-3 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. The two poets will read in both English and Spanish from their latest works. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.
  • Sept. 28 – Latin Dance Night: Join the Multicultural Greek Council and Islander Cultural Alliance as we dance the night away on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 5:30- 7 p.m. in the Hector P. Garcia Plaza. Latin Dance Night is free and includes fun music, dance lessons, and snacks. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539; or email ica@tamucc.edu or Multicultural Greek Council at mgc@tamucc.edu.
  • Sept. 29 – Read-A-Thon: On behalf of the Spanish Program in the College of Liberal Arts, 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 Thursday, Sept. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Faculty Center Atrium. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Melissa Culver at 361.825.2580; or email melissa.culver@tamucc.edu.
  • Oct. 4 – South Texas Colonia Initiative Presentation: Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a presentation about an organization founded by a local couple, Mr. and Mrs. Lopez, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-7 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. STCI partners with many organizations from all over the United States to provide information and services to the people. They provide leadership, peer education and resources to support community empowerment. As members of minority and underserved populations they are in a unique position to build on strengths and to address unmet health needs and also are excellent outreach workers in their communities. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at 361.825.2657, or andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.
  • Oct. 5 – Loteria: Islander Cultural Alliance will host a big game of Loteria in the Hector P. Garcia Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 4-6 p.m. Play Mexican Bingo for fun student prizes while you laugh with friends and enjoy your dinner. For more information, contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361.825.2539, or email ica@tamucc.edu.
  • Oct. 6 – Cisneros v. CCISD Presentation:Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a presentation about the landmark 1970 court case that brought change and equal access to Corpus Christi schools featuring Dr. Isabel Araiza, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Amanda Marquez, Professional Assistant Professor in the First Year Learning Communities Program. The presentation is on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 6-8 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at 361.825.2657, or andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu
  • Oct. 12 – English Department Movie Night: Please join the English department for the first film of the Fall Film Series on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in University Center, Ballroom C. The department will screen, “Sleep Dealer,” the 2008 film by Alex Rivera, which is a sci-fi thriller set on the U.S./Mexico border. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Concannon at 361.825.3874, or kevin.concannon@tamucc.edu. See the movie trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbJGQl-dJ6cis
  • Oct. 13 – 14 The Movie: The College of Liberal Arts would like to invite students, faculty, staff, and the public to a screening of the documentary, “14 The Movie,” which examines birthright citizenship while discussing the stories of Dred Scott, Kim Wong Ark, and Vanessa Lopez. This event is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. in University Center, Anchor Ballroom. For more information, contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at 361.825.2657, or andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu Movie Flyer
  • Oct. 14 – SOAR Event: The SOAR STEM Program will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, Oct. 14, at 10:00 a.m. in the University Center, Lonestar Ballrooms A & B. SOAR will host a panel discussion with Coastal Bend STEM professionals. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Washington at john.washington@tamucc.edu; or call 361.825.3199

Flyer for 14 movie

Flyer for Sylvia Mendez event

Flyer for Mendez & Cisneros event

I will offer 5 points extra credit if you take your Project 1 projects and/or drafts to the Writing Center and spend 30 minutes working with a consultant to develop or revise your project/paper. To get your extra credit, you'll need to staple the completed Writing Center slip to your Project 1 final draft hard-copy! (Your session can include work on your in-class presentation PPT or on your paper's MLA format, references, in-text citations, integrating sources, "signal phrases" etc). If you go as a group, have the consultant write everyone's name on the writing center slip for group submission.

You can submit a total of 2 Writing Center visits (up to a total max of 10 extra-credit points) for Project 1

  • Oct. 19: Student Authors’ Celebration at Bell Library: - The first ever Student Authors Celebration will recognize students for their published works as well as help to educate and inspire other students to pursue writing and publication. The reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library. The event will feature five student authors in a panel discussion on the process of writing and publishing. Each author will have a chance to read a selected piece from their publication. Three of the authors are alumnus and two other are current students. There will be a question and answer session, book signing and sales and a reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email jeff.janko@tamucc.edu; or call ext. 2588.
  • Oct. 17: "The Election of 1912 and its Contemporary Significance" Public Forum: - Join the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Humanities Texas for an evening of discussion about the election of 1912 as well as its parallels to subsequent elections and its relevance today. The free public forum will be held from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. Participating TAMU-CC scholars include Dr. David Blanke, Dr. Jen Brown, and Dr. Anthony Quiroz. Nick Jimenez, editorial page editor emeritus for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, will serve as moderator. If you plan to attend, RSVP to mhuber@humanitiestexas.org. Learn more at http://www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/pivotal-elections/regional-forums; email robert.wooster@tamucc.edu; or call ext. 2402. Texas teachers who attend a forum will receive CPE credit and may apply for travel stipends (up to $200 each) and substitute reimbursements.
  • Sept. 15 – Oct. 15 – Hispanic Heritage Month Display: The Mary and Jeff Bell Library will join the campus-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with displays throughout the Library. Displays will be available during the month (Thursday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Oct. 15) with books, films, and other resources that highlight the rich and diverse influence of the Hispanic and Latino community. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson at 361.825.3321; or email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu.

NEW - I will offer 5 points extra credit if you take your Mid-term Portfolio Reflective Overview drafts to the Writing Center and spend 30 minutes working with a consultant to develop or revise your project/paper. To get your extra credit, you'll need to staple the completed Writing Center slip to your Mid-term Portfolio RO final draft hard-copy! (Your session can include work on your paper's MLA format, references, in-text citations, integrating sources, "signal phrases" etc).

You can submit a total of 2 Writing Center visits (up to a total max of 10 extra-credit points) for your Mid-term Portfolio

  • Oct. 27-28: Dia de los Mozart Opera Theatre: The Opera Theatre at TAMU-CC presents Dia de los Mozart on Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the TAMU-CC Performing Arts Center. This performance will honor the music of Mozart through the performance of opera scenes from Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutti, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction of the Seraglio). It will also honor the upcoming holiday of Dia de los Muertos through makeup and costuming. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/children and are available at the PAC Box Office one hour before the show. As part of the evening’s activities, a Makeup and Costume Contest will be offered beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsorship and prizes for the winners are provided by Theatrical Boutique Special FX Makeup, as well as a TAMU-CC prize pack for the top three in each age category. Winners must be present at the end of the production in order to claim prizes. Competitors should arrive prior to 6:30 p.m. in order to purchase show tickets and obtain a contestant number. For more information, call Dina Ruiz at ext. 3756; or email Bernadina.ruiz@tamucc.edu or Hope.Thacker@tamucc.edu.
  • Oct. 28: College Night: Party and Costume Contest: The Art Museum of South Texas will host “College Night: Party and Costume Contest” on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 – 10 p.m. in the AMST Singer Gallery. Admission is free for TAMU-CC and Del Mar students with valid I.D. Must be 18 years or older to enter. For more information, email AMSTed?@tamucc.edu; call ext. 3504; or visit www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.
  • Oct. 29: SAFE Walk for Mental Health Awareness: The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the University Counseling Center and SAFE (Suicide Awareness Focuses on Everyone) is hosting “The Walk for Mental Health Awareness” on Saturday, Oct. 29 on the A&M-CC Hike and Bike Trail. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the Hammerhead parking lot, and the walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is free, but canned food or donation for Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation are encouraged. Participants can register the morning of the event or online at https://orgsync.com/89097/forms/222103. Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Pam Greene at pamela.greene@tamucc.edu; or call ext. 2270.
  • Oct. 31: PASS Open House: The Programs for Academic Student Support (PASS) will host an Open House on Monday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the following locations: Glasscock Student Success Center, ECDC 212 and Classroom West 121. Come join us for food, fun activities, prizes and a Spooktacular costume contest. Learn how Student Support Services (Regular, STEM, Teacher Prep), SOAR STEM Program, McNair? Scholars Program, Project GRAD, First In The World and GO Centers are able to serve students, faculty and staff. The event is open to the campus community. For more information, email margarita.cooper@tamucc.edu; or call ext. 3687.
  • Nov. 3: Outstanding Author Speaker Series at Bell Library: The Mary and Jeff Library will host its first ever Outstanding Authors Speaker Series on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. on the second floor of the library. The event, to be held each fall and spring semester, was created to recognize the works of a published author/artist on campus. The first author being honored is Dr. Michelle Maresh-Fuehrer, Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Her primary research interests are in the areas of crisis communication and public relations, with an emphasis on the impact of social media in these contexts. Michelle’s authorship includes three textbooks, five textbook chapters, six journal articles, one magazine article, and over 25 conference papers. The speaker series is free and open to the public. After Dr. Maresh-Fuehrer speaks, there will be time for questions with a reception to follow. For more information, go to http://tamucc.libguides.com/OutstandingAuthors; email jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu; or call ext. 3321.
  • Nov. 3: Jason Hackenwerth: A Message for Ninevah Sculptural Installation Show: The Weil Gallery invites you to the public artist’s lecture and opening reception of, Jason Hackenwerth’s, “A Message for Ninevah.” The artist’s lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 4 – 5 p.m. in the Warren Theatre with the opening reception to take place from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Weil Gallery located in the Center for the Arts at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The sculptural installation, by Tampa, Florida-based artist Jason Hackenwerth, deploys the awesome yet grotesque forms of a lifeless being to draw metaphors for mortality, helplessness, responsibility, higher consciousness and transcendental rebirth. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dina Ruiz at ext. 3756, or by email at Bernadina.ruiz@tamucc.edu.