Event Calendar

Upcoming Events for February and March 2020

Information is correct at the time of release and supersedes previously released information. For more information about these or other events, contact College Relations at 361-698-1247 Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Admissions/Financial Aid Workshops/Deadlines & Registration:

Monday, March 2
“Del Mar. Delivered.” Admissions and Financial Aid Workshops

Need assistance completing your admissions or financial aid applications, seeking information about testing or just have general questions? This “Del Mar. Delivered.” workshop will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with campus representatives after normal working hours to take a closer look into financial aid assistance and a program of interest. Learn more about the College’s enrollment process and various programs available to start your career.

  • Monday, March 2, 4 to 7 p.m., Room 127, Student Enrollment Center, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers and Edwards, free.
  • For more information, call 698-1290 or email enroll@delmar.edu.

Thursday, March 5
DMC Hosting Financial Aid Workshop

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or have general questions? This Financial Aid workshop will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with financial aid staff to take a closer look into getting assistance. Representatives will help with the online 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individuals need to bring their 2017 (or 2018 info for 2020-2021) Tax Return and W-2 forms, verification of untaxed income, social security numbers and permanent resident information. Learn more about the College and get ready to start your dream career.

  • Thursday, March 5, 10 a.m. to noon, Room 103, White Library, Del Mar College East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free and open to the public.
  • For more information, call 698-1293 or 698-1726 or email financialaid@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, March 18
DMC Hosting Financial Aid Workshop

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or have general questions? This Financial Aid workshop will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with financial aid staff to take a closer look into getting assistance. Representatives will help with the online 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individuals need to bring their 2017 (or 2018 info for 2020-2021) Tax Return and W-2 forms, verification of untaxed income, social security numbers and permanent resident information. Learn more about the College and get ready to start your dream career.

  • Wednesday, March 18, 4 to 6 p.m., Room 102, Barth Learning Resources Center, Del Mar College West Campus, Old Brownsville and Airport Roads, free and open to the public.
  • For more information, call 698-1726 or 698-1293 or email financialaid@delmar.edu.

 

Art:

Thursday, February 20
Guest Lecture by Artist Katherine Liontas-Warren, Juror for the Del Mar College 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

While in Corpus Christi to select the final pieces for Del Mar College’s 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, artist and guest speaker Katherine Liontas-Warren will lecture about her own work, which has been displayed in over 400 national solo, invitational and juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Liontas-Warren’s art has received numerous purchase and juried awards. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Connecticut. An Oklahoma resident since 1984, Liontas-Warrencurrently serves as an art professor at Cameron University and teaches drawing, watercolor and printmaking. To learn more about her work, visit www.katherineliontas.com.

  • Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East Campus, Kosar at Ayers Street, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Art Office at 361-698-1216 or art@delmar.edu.

Friday, February 21 
Opening Reception for Del Mar College’s 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

First established at Del Mar College in 1966, the annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works from some of the most creative contemporary American artists from across the United States. Each year, a guest juror of national stature judges the annual show with artist Katherine Liontas-Warren serving as the 2020 juror. Liontas-Warrenhas exhibited her art in over 400 national solo, invitational and juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad with her work receiving numerous purchase and juried awards. Out of the artworks submitted for 2020, Liontas-Warren will select the final pieces making up this year’s National Drawing and Small Show, which is hosted by the College’s Department of Art and Drama. For more than 50 years, purchase awards by the DMC Art Program and the William F. White, Jr. Library have built an impressive permanent collection at Del Mar College. The 2020 exhibit begins on Friday, Feb. 21, with a free opening reception—including hors d’ oeuvres, a cash bar and music. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the distinctive Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery. The national show closes May 8. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. The exhibit is free.

  • Friday, Feb. 21, 6 to 8 p.m., Opening Reception, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers Street, free. 
  • For more information about the opening reception and national show, call the DMC Art Office at 698-1216 or email art@delmar.edu.

Ongoing at Del Mar College
DMC William F. White, Jr. Library Sculpture Gallery

Del Mar College’s White Library Sculpture Gallery is a permanent collection of Library Purchase Award winners from the annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show that attracts works from some of the most creative contemporary American artists from across the United States. Over the past 50 years, purchase awards by the Del Mar College Art Program and the William F. White, Jr. Library have built an impressive permanent collection and exhibits approximately 48 works of sculpture collected. The Sculpture Gallery is on display from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, AND Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Viewing of the sculpture gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is also available for viewing online at http://library.delmar.edu/library/gallery/new/galleryhome.html.

  • Ongoing, Sculpture Gallery, Fifth Floor, White Library, Del Mar College East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free.
  • For more information about the gallery, call 698-1310 or 698-1308. 

 

Continuing Education:

Tuesday and Thursday, March 3 and 5 
DMC Continuing Education Offering Makeup Tips and Tricks Class 

Want to learn the art of applying makeup? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering CSME-100N-12103 Makeup Tips and Tricks, scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday, March 3 and 5. This course is designed to give students an overview of basic techniques, develop their skills and learn the basics of makeup application. Students will also learn contouring, blending and color selection. Tuition is $30.

  • Tuesday and Thursday, March 3 and 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Room 108, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $30 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 16 – May 12
DMC Continuing Education Offering Medical Receptionist Course

Are you interested in becoming a medical receptionist? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering a 10-week course, POFM-1006-10057 Medical Receptionist, scheduled Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting March 16. This course presents procedures related specifically to the medical office including insurance, financial records, scheduling appointments, mailing procedures, written communications and medical terminology.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 16 through May 12, 6 to 9 p.m., Room 110, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St., $100 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Friday and Saturday, March 20-21
Del Mar College Continuing Education Offering Herb Gardening Classes
 

Interested in herb gardening? Del Mar College’s Continuing Education is offering HALT 100N-12107 Herb Gardening, scheduled Friday and Saturday, March 20-21. This course will help students design and create their own herb garden to take home. Topics covered include different kinds of herbs and what they are used for and long-term care of a garden. Students will gain basic knowledge of maintaining a herb garden. Tuition is $35.

  • Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 4 to 7 p.m., Room 126, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $35 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Monday through Thursday, March 23-26
DMC Continuing Education Offering Substitute Teaching Course

Interested in teaching? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering EDTC 1002-18053 Substitute Teacher course, scheduled Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This course is an exploration of the role of the substitute, identification of student needs, behavior modification and classroom management, teaching methodologies, school personnel relationships, mandated state standards and growth and development of students. Tuition is $70 with a textbook required.

  • Monday through Thursday, March 23-26, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Room 108, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, $70 tuition plus textbook cost.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Drama:

Tuesday through Saturday, March 3-7
Del Mar Drama Presents Playwright Jim Leonard, Jr.’s Comedic Drama, The Diviners
 

A traumatized teenage boy and a disillusioned preacher are both transformed by their unlikely friendship. Set in the fictional town of Zion during the Great Depression, The Diviners is a luminous story of religion and magic, faith and doubt, love and grief. This comedic drama features a strong ensemble of well-rounded friends and neighbors—the well-intentioned residents of a small town in search of its past and uncertain of its future. Haunting and beautiful, this powerful play will have the audience laughing one minute and crying the next. The March 5 performance is Student Appreciation Night with free admission for all area students with a valid ID. Student appreciation night includes a post-show reception. Tickets are $10 general admission; $7 for seniors, military and DMC employees; and $3 for DMC students with a valid ID. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. with box office open one hour prior to each performance. Advance tickets are available online beginning Feb. 17 at www.delmar.edu/dramaThis production is rated PG-13 due to slightly suggestive content and is for mature audiences only (no children under six allowed.) 

  • Tuesday through Saturday, March 3-7, 7:30 p.m. (all performances), Bartlett Theatre, Fine Arts Center Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers Street. Ticket prices vary.
  • For more information, contact Del Mar Drama at 698-1216 or drama@delmar.edu.

Music:

Friday, February 21
Piano Recital by Piano Faculty and Students of UT-Rio Grande Valley

Drs. Brendan and Shoko Kinsella from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley School of Music will perform alongside their graduate and undergraduate students during a special guest artists piano recital. The program includes various exciting music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Lera Auerbach and others.

  • Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. David Sutanto at dsutanto@delmar.edu.

Saturday, February 22 
The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society Presents Miro Quartet 

The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the Miro Quartet, one of America’s most celebrated string quartets performing works by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms. Dr. Susan DeGhizé will present a pre-concert lecture about Beethoven and his Trio in Eb Major, Op. 1 No. 1, which will be performed that evening.

  • Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar. General admission is $25, $5 for ages 25 and under and free to DMC students with a valid ID.
  • Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.
  • For more information, contact the Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society at corpuschristichambermusic.org or Susan Sturman at ssturman@delmar.edu.

Tuesday, February 25 
The Del Mar Master Chorus Presents “Decades!” 

Come hear the Del Mar Master Chorus perform the greatest hits from the 20s to the 90s. In their annual pops concert, they will perform songs by Louis Armstrong, The Andrews Singers, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and more! We dare you to sit still during this rockin’ concert!

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the Dr. Greg Graf at 698-1352 or ggraf2@delmar.edu.

Tuesday, March 3 
Corpus Christi Trombone Society Spring Concert 

The Corpus Christi Trombone Society (CCTS) presents an evening of music for trombone ensemble featuring a brand new commission from composer Joseph Turrin. Led by Dr. Donald Pinson, the CCTS is a community trombone ensemble made up of Del Mar College Music majors as well as amateur and professional trombonists from throughout the Coastal Bend community. They will be joined on the program by the Del Mar College Trombone Ensemble and special guests, including the Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi Trombone Choir led by Dr. Rai Morales.

  • Sunday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar, free
  • For more information, contact Dr. Donald Pinson at 698-1604 or dpinson@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, March 4
The 3rd Annual South Texas Guitar Showcase

Don’t miss an evening of solo and ensemble guitar music featuring top guitar students from area high schools.

  • Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar, free.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1211.

Thursday, March 5 
Del Mar College Wind Ensemble in Concert 

Conducted by Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez, the Del Mar College Wind Ensemble will perform their first concert of the Spring 2020 semester. Music selections include La Forza Del Destino by Verdi and A Slavic Farewell by Agapkin. Featured guest soloist Professor David Sutanto will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue! And, the Calallen High School Wind Ensemble will also perform as part of an evening filled with great music!

  • Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers and Baldwin, free.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Abel Saldivar Ramirez at 698-1608 or aramirez136@delmar.edu.

Special Events & Activities:

Monday, February 17
Guest Lecture by Dr. Laura A. Belmonte “The International LGBT Rights Movement: A History”
 

Del Mar College’s Cultural Programs Committee and the Social Sciences Department will host special guest speaker Dr. Laura A. Belmonte, dean of the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and professor of history. Tracing the history of the international movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), Dr. Belmonte’s lecture, “The International LGBT Rights Movement: A History,” uses selected individuals, organizations and events to illuminate critical junctures in global LGBT advocacy and evaluate the movement’s legacies and contemporary challenges.

  • Monday, Feb. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free and open to the public.
  • For more information, call Dr. Teresa Klein at 698-1629 or tklein@delmar.edu.

Tuesday, February 18
Free Tax Services Provided by Del Mar College Accounting Students!

It’s tax time, again! Trying to make sense of the different filing forms can be a struggle. And, paying for an accountant to prepare returns may not be part of your budget. Del Mar College students trained in tax and accounting software will provide free services (first come, first served) for area filers who make less than $56,000 per year in 2019. Participants are asked to bring a photo ID; social security card or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) letter for all individuals listed on the return; W-2s, 1099s and all other tax-related documents for 2019; Form 1095-A, B or C Health Insurance Coverage Statement; all 1098 E&T forms for educational expenses; childcare provider information and tax ID number; voided check if using direct deposit for refund; and copy of 2018 return, if applicable. NOTE: For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign required forms. This free service is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday through April 14, 2 to 6 p.m., Room 204, Venters Business Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Edwards, free.

Thursday, February 20
Free Tax Services Provided by Del Mar College Accounting Students!

It’s tax time, again! Trying to make sense of the different filing forms can be a struggle. And, paying for an accountant to prepare returns may not be part of your budget. Del Mar College students trained in tax and accounting software will provide free services (first come, first served) for area filers who make less than $56,000 per year in 2019. Participants are asked to bring a photo ID; social security card or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) letter for all individuals listed on the return; W-2s, 1099s and all other tax-related documents for 2019; Form 1095-A, B or C Health Insurance Coverage Statement; all 1098 E&T forms for educational expenses; childcare provider information and tax ID number; voided check if using direct deposit for refund; and copy of 2018 return, if applicable. NOTE: For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign required forms. This free service is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday through April 14, 2 to 6 p.m., Room 204, Venters Business Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Edwards, free.

Saturday, February 22
U.S. Border Patrol Hosting Employment Recruitment Information Session

Ever thought about a career with the United States Border Patrol (USBP)? If so, update your resume and have it digitally available for the USBP employment recruitment session scheduled in the parking lot at Del Mar College’s St. Clair Building on the East Campus. Participants can find out how to become an agent, along with the process and requirements administered by the Border Patrol when hiring new employees. Meet with USBP representatives to discuss career opportunities. Get more details at rgvsector-recruiters@cbp.dhs.gov.

  • Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Clair Building parking lot, Del Mar College East Campus, Baldwin and Ayers, free.
  • For more information, contact rgvsector-recruiters@cbp.dhs.gov or Jennifer Gonzales, DMC Career Development Coordinator, at 698-2467 or jgonzales124@delmar.edu.

Saturdays, February 22 through April 18
Corporate Services Offering “Introductory to Craft Skills,” a 70-hour NCCER Core Curriculum Course with OSHA 10 Training

The Coastal Bend economy is booming. Construction is a “hot” industry needing workers who have the credentials desired among the local workforce. Del Mar College Corporate Services has the solution with their 70-hour National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core course, Introductory to Craft Skills, that includes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour General Industry Training, with the total course serving as a pre-requisite for all NCCER craft credentials. Modules will cover topics such as Safety, Rigging, Construction Math and Drawings, along with hands-on training. Completing the curriculum gives participants the credentials needed to continue their education in any craft area they choose, including but not limited to rigging, welding, pipefitting, field safety, heavy equipment operations and project management. Upon completing this course, students will receive a globally recognized, portable credential in the construction industry and can either take these credentials straight to the jobsite or continue their education. The course is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research, a not-for-profit, industry-recognized education foundation established to standardize the training, assessment, certification and career development of construction and maintenance craftsmen in more than 70 different crafts. Credentialing records are maintained with the NCCER National Registry where industries can track and verify qualifications and credentials of current and prospective employees. The course is sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, which supports the College’s Safety Institute through a grant. Tuition is $55 per student for training that would normally cost $300. Del Mar College is an officially-recognized NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor.

  • Saturdays, Feb. 22 through April 18, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Del Mar College West Campus, Old Brownsville and Airport Roads, tuition is $55 for 70-hour course that includes OSHA 10-hour General Industry Training.
  • Call 698-1328 to register or visit the DMC Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, to register in-person.
  • Questions? Contact Dara Betz, Director of NCCER and Workforce Programs with DMC Corporate Services, at dbetz@delmar.edu or 698-2415 or call DMC Corporate Services at 883-WORK.

Tuesday, February 25
Free Tax Services Provided by Del Mar College Accounting Students!

It’s tax time, again! Trying to make sense of the different filing forms can be a struggle. And, paying for an accountant to prepare returns may not be part of your budget. Del Mar College students trained in tax and accounting software will provide free services (first come, first served) for area filers who make less than $56,000 per year in 2019. Participants are asked to bring a photo ID; social security card or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) letter for all individuals listed on the return; W-2s, 1099s and all other tax-related documents for 2019; Form 1095-A, B or C Health Insurance Coverage Statement; all 1098 E&T forms for educational expenses; childcare provider information and tax ID number; voided check if using direct deposit for refund; and copy of 2018 return, if applicable. NOTE: For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign required forms. This free service is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday through April 14, 2 to 6 p.m., Room 204, Venters Business Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Edwards, free.

Thursday, February 27
Free Tax Services Provided by Del Mar College Accounting Students!

It’s tax time, again! Trying to make sense of the different filing forms can be a struggle. And, paying for an accountant to prepare returns may not be part of your budget. Del Mar College students trained in tax and accounting software will provide free services (first come, first served) for area filers who make less than $56,000 per year in 2019. Participants are asked to bring a photo ID; social security card or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) letter for all individuals listed on the return; W-2s, 1099s and all other tax-related documents for 2019; Form 1095-A, B or C Health Insurance Coverage Statement; all 1098 E&T forms for educational expenses; childcare provider information and tax ID number; voided check if using direct deposit for refund; and copy of 2018 return, if applicable. NOTE: For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign required forms. This free service is offered through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday through April 14, 2 to 6 p.m., Room 204, Venters Business Building, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Edwards, free.

Monday through Saturday, March 9-14
Spring Break 2020: Del Mar College Closed

It’s that time of year, again––Spring Break! Del Mar College’s annual closure runs March 9 – 14. However, the DMC William F. White, Jr. Library on the East Campus will remain open from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday-Thursday, March 11-12 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. The West Campus Barth Learning Resources Center will remain open from noon until 8 p.m. on Monday-Tuesday, March 9-10 and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Both the White Library and the Barth Learning Resources Center on the West Campus will be closed Saturday-Sunday, March 7 and 8, and Friday, March 13. The College’s normal operational hours and classes will resume Monday, March 16.

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