Hispanic Heritage Month

at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is hosting a variety of cultural events on campus.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff: The Islander Cultural Alliance and the University Center & Student Activities will celebrate our Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at the University Center East Lawn from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  This free event will include a performance by local artists Latin Talk, pinata challenges, and tasty food.  For more information contact Analicia Gonzales 361-825-2182 or email analicia.gonazales@tamucc.edu.  You can also contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361-825-2539 or email ica@tamucc.edu
  • Hector P. Garcia State Holiday Celebration: Fifty year Tejano star and member of the Tejano R.O.O.T.S Hall of Fame, Linda Escobar will honor the memory of Dr. Hector P. Garcia by sharing stories about his significance to the community and to her family in particular.  She will intersperse her tales with songs relevant to the good doctor's memory.  The event will be held on Wednesday, September 17th in OCNR 135 from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.  This event is sponsored by the Mexican American Studies Program, History Area, College of Liberal Arts, and the Provost.  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.
  • Pasarela Mexico: The Bilingual Education Student Organization will be hosting a fashion show on Thursday, September 18th in Island Hall Gym from.  The fashion show will feature traditional Mexican dressess, folklorico dancers, and traditional mariachi music.  For more information, please contact Ana Escobedo at beso.tamucc@gmail.com.

  • Hispanic Heritage Concert Series:   Texas A&M University Music Department presents its first concert series to celebrate our Hispanic Heritage.  The first concert, Carribbean Night with The South Texas Chamber Players, will take place on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.  The distinguished string faculty of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi will join internationally recognized artists from South Texas.  The concert will feature works inspired by Caribbean rhythms and sounds.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com
  • Hispanic Heritage Concert Series:    Texas A&M University Music Department presents its second concert series to celebrate our Hispanic Heritage.  This second concert, !Vivan Los Ninos!, will take place on Saturday, September 27th at 5:00 P.M. in the Performance Arts Center.  This concert will feature a performance by young talented musicians from our community.  Join us in a fun sing along of Las Mananitas at the end of the presentation and honor our Hispanic heritage and culture through the music performed by these talented children.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Melissa Melendez at melissaviola1@gmail.com 
  • Loteria:  Islander Cultural Alliance and UC Commons Programming will be hosting a big game of Loteria in the Hector P. Garcia Plaza on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:00 p.m.  Play Mexican Bingo for fun student prizes while you laugh with friends and enjoy your dinner.  For more information contact Analicia.gonzales@tamucc.edu.  You can also contact Islander Cultural Alliance at 361-825-2539 or email ica@tamucc.edu.
  • Hispanic Film Series:  On behalf of the Spanish Program in the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Cristina Ortiz will host showings of films from a variety of countries.  Films will be shown Wednesday, October 1st at 4:30 P.M in CI 128, Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. in IH 164 and Monday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. in IH 164.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Cristina Ortiz at 361-825-6009 or email cristina.ortiz@tamucc.edu.

  • Hispanics in STEM - From Humble Beginnings to Reaching for the Stars:  SOAR will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Island Hall Gym.  SOAR will host a walk-through exhibit featuring Hispanic contributions to the sciences throughout history.  The event will also highlight the Hispanic struggle for equal educational opportunities and continue with the major contributions of Hispanic Scientists to all areas of scientific community.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Leslee Schauer at Leslee.Schauer@tamucc.edu

  • Hispanic Poetry Reading:  Join Dr. Javier Villarreal and Mr. Juan M. Perez on Thursday, October 2nd 2:00 - 3:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the Marry and Jeff Bell Library.  The two poets will read in both English and Spanish their latest works, from romantic poetry to Chupacabra Haikus.  For more information contact Dr. J. Villarreal at 361-825-2698

  • Hispanic Health Fair:  The College of Nursing and Health Sciences and Student Nurses Association will hold a Health Fair on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Dugan Wellness Center.  Nursing students and faculty will provide blood pressure, BMI and blood sugar screenings AIC/Cholesterol (first 50) and educational information on diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.  There will also be a healthy cooking demonstration by the Texas A&M Health Science Center's Coastal Bend Health Education Center.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Petra Martinez at 361-825-2264 or email petra.martinez@tamucc.edu.

  • Gay Latino L.A.: Coming of Age Screening:  The Gay Straight Alliance will host a screening of the film "Gay Latino.: Coming of Age" which is a docu-drama journey into adulthood of three young men and their search for identity while dealing with issues of family, hyper masculinity, religion, culture, and life in L.A.  The screening will be held October 7th at 6:30 in the TAMU-CC Welcome Center.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Courtney Beeksma at cbeeksman@islander.tamucc.edu 
  • 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, October 9th, 2014 in PAC Lobby from 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.  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

  • Borderlands Conference:    Graduate students from the U of Texas-El Paso, U of Texas-San Antonio, Michigan SU, and Arizona SU will present on their current research in the Areas of culture, literature, and rhetoric of the border.  Participants will offer 15-minute presentations followed by a 10-minute question-and-answer period during each of two sessions.  The event will be hosted by Dr. Eduardo Ruiz on Thursday, October 9th in PAC Lobby, First Session at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Second session at 2:00-3:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact eduardo.ruiz@tamucc.edu 

  • First Year Writing Exhibitors:  The University will present an FYI Writing Exhibit from Monday, October 6, 2014 until Friday, October 10. 2014 in the Faculty Center Atrium  from 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.  This exhibit will showcase the narratives of diverse students in the Frist Year Composition and First Year Seminar to show the writing style of students at our Hispanic Serving Institution.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information contact Andrea Montalvo-Hamid at andrea.montalvo@tamucc.edu.

  • 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 (Monday, September 15th through Wednesday October 15th) with books, films, and other resources that hghlight the rich and diverse influence of the Hispanic and Latino community.  For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson (361-825-3321) jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu 

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Resources - The Mary and Jeff Bell Library has created an online Guide for Hispanic Heritage Month (Monday, September 15th through Wednesday October 15th).  The Guide offers access to books, journals, databases, teaching resources and more! Check out library resources that celebrate our Hispanic heritage at http://tamucc.libguides.com/HHM2014. For more information, contact Jennifer Anderson (361-825-3321) jennifer.anderson@tamucc.edu