Upcoming Events for April and May 2018
Information is correct at the time of release and supersedes previously released information. A Del Mar College Events and Activities Information Line, 361-698-1600, provides recorded information about DMC-sponsored events for each week. 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:
Mondays, April 23 and 30
“Del Mar. Delivered.” Admissions and Financial Aid Workshops at Del Mar College
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.
Currently through Tuesday, May 22
Summer I & II and Fall 2018 Advising and Online and In-Office Registration at Del Mar College
Register now to get the classes you need at the times you want for Summer I and II and Fall 2018 credit courses. Registration is online and in academic departments. Declared majors should seek advising services through their academic departments during regular business hours. Individuals who are undeclared or liberal arts majors should complete advising in the Student Enrollment Center in the East Campus Harvin Student Center or the West Campus Coleman Center. Summer Session I registration ends May 22 with payment due the same day. Summer Session I credit classes begin Tuesday, May 29.
Ongoing through April 30
Looking for Funds? Apply for Available Del Mar College Foundation Scholarships
Planning to attend Del Mar College during the next academic year but need help funding your education? The deadline to apply for DMC Foundation Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year is April 30. Find information about scholarships at www.delmar.edu/scholarships.
Ongoing through Friday, April 27
29th Annual Del Mar College Student Art Association Exhibition
Del Mar College’s 29th annual Student Art Association Exhibition features a juried display of two- and three-dimensional works by DMC art students. View the talents of students with work displayed in the Fine Arts Center Hallway Gallery on the second floor through April 27. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. until noon on Fridays. The display is free and open to the public.
- April 2-27, Second Floor Hallway Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers Street, free.
- For more information about the exhibit, call the DMC Art Office at 698-1216.
Ongoing through Friday, May 4
Del Mar College’s 52nd 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 internationally-known sculptor Dora Natella serving as the 2018 juror. Natella’s sculptures have won many awards and are part of several private and public collections in Merida, Venezuela; Rome, Italy; and across the United States. Out of the artworks submitted for 2018, Natella selected 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 national show is in the distinctive Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery and closes May 4. 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.
- Ongoing through May 4, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers Street, free.
- For more information, call the DMC Art Office at 698-1216 or email email@example.com.
Continuing Education (Non-credit):
Friday-Saturday, April 20-21
Del Mar Drama Presents The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco
Join Del Mar Drama as they present the pioneering absurdist classic, The Bald Soprano, a play that takes place in the typical English home of a typical English couple after their typical English dinner. Their friends stop by for a visit, as does the fire captain, who is the estranged lover of the maid. After an evening of storytelling and poetry recitation, attendees are left with the single question: “why?” Deliriously confounding and hilarious, The Bald Soprano has been a puzzlement for audiences and theatre artists alike. The evening’s performance includes a short sketch of The Leader, which is about the strange draw of mass cults. This production is rated PG-13 due to slightly suggestive content and is for mature audiences only (no children under six). Tickets are $6 general admission; $3 students, DMC faculty and staff with valid ID, seniors and military. Tickets are available at the Bartlett Theatre Box Office each night at 6:30 p.m. before each performance. Advance tickets can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/2I8QSDU or the “Drama at Del Mar” Facebook page.
- Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 7:30 p.m., Bartlett Theatre, Fine Arts Building, DMC East Campus, Ayers Street.
- For more information, call Del Mar Drama at 698-2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 20
The Del Mar College Classical Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Philip Hii will perform a concert of works by Vivaldi, Piazzolla and Handel as well as popular songs from South America including Moliendo Café, Clavelitos, and Tristezas Queltzaltecas. The evening’s highlight will be a performance by a combined guitar orchestra comprising of over 50 students from area high schools along with the DMC ensemble under the direction of guest conductor Paul Fuentes.
- Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Wolfe Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center Music Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers at Kosar, free for observers.
- For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1211.
Tuesday, April 24
The Crossroads Project with Climate Physicist Rob Davies and the Fry Street Quartet at Del Mar College
Del Mar College Cultural Programs presents the Crossroads Project, a presentation grounded in science and elevated by art, with climate physicist Robert Davies and the Fry Street Quartet. Davies and the Quartet collaborate to create a combined lecture and musical performance that shares a message about climate change. The presentation includes live music and large-screen projections showing original works by painter Rebecca Allan and internationally-recognized environmental photographer Garth Lenz. Attendees will experience compelling, wondrous and forbidding images ranging from the boreal forests of Canada to the industrial sacrifice zones of China and from the depths of the ocean to the edge of the atmosphere. Read the full news releae by clicking here.
Tuesday, April 24
Del Mar College Student Brass Ensembles Recital
Come hear the joyous and celebratory sounds of brass chamber music performed by the Del Mar College student brass ensembles. The recital includes the trumpet ensemble and low brass ensemble performing a variety of works spanning most of music history.
Wednesday, April 25
Performance by the Del Mar College Chamber Singers and the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Choir
Enjoy an evening of vocal jazz favorites with the Del Mar College Chamber Singers as they perform works such as Skylark, Charleston Alley, Here’s that Rainy Day and more. Joining the Chamber Singers is the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UT-RGV) Choir performing a varied selection of choral pieces. The UT-RGV Choir is visiting Corpus Christi as part of their South Texas Choral performance tour.
- Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Pax Christi Sisters for Corpus Christi, 4601 Calallen Dr., free
- For more information, contact Dr. Greg Graf at 698-1352 or email@example.com.
Friday, April 27
Del Mar College Singers Theater Presents “Jack & Jill Went Uptown”
Enjoy an evening with the Del Mar College Singers Theater as they present “Jack & Jill Went Uptown,” a comedy interspersed with selections from popular musicals such as “Oliver,” “Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical,” “The King and I,” “Cinderella,” “Camelot” and “Sally.” “Jack & Jill Went Uptown” was written by Del Mar College Music faculty member Dr. Raphael Rada. Pianist Michael Steele will accompany the Singers Theater during the performance.
Saturday, April 28
Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents the Emerson String Quartet
The Emerson String Quartet has amassed an unparalleled list of achievements over four decades, including more than 30 acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys, three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize and Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” … to name just a few! During their latest visit to Corpus Christi, the Emerson String Quartet will perform works by Purcell, Barber and Schumann.
Monday, April 30
Del Mar College Faculty Recital with Voice professors Cynthia Longoria and Raphael Rada
Del Mar College voice professors Dr. Raphael Rada and Cynthia Longoria, along with pianist Dinzin Bronola-Rada, will perform vocal and piano works by composers such as Mozart, Strauss II, Faure, Scriabin, Bizet, Brahms, Rossini and Korngold.
Thursday, May 3
Del Mar College Wind Ensemble in Concert
Make plans to enjoy an evening of great music as the Del Mar College Wind Ensemble perform a concert featuring wind band classics. The ensemble will play under the batons of DMC Music Department Chair Dr. Cynthia Bridges and her husband John Bridges. One popular local radio host often remarks “This is Navy country” with the concert featuring a salute to the United States Navy by performing Claude Smith’s spectacular treatment of the Navy Hymn titled Eternal Father, Strong to Save. All active Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families will be recognized and honored in the performance of this dramatic work. Variety is the evening’s central feature presenting aleatoric music from traditional marches to a patriotic salute, a Broadway favorite and avant garde. In addition to Eternal Father and a couple of great marches, the program includes Morton Lauridsen’s epic work O Magnum Mysterium, Clifton Williams’ Symphonic Dance #3, Fiesta, Thomas Duffy’s Crystals, Frank Ticheli’s Nitro and five songs from the musical score, Les Miserables.
- Thursday, May 3, 7:30 p.m., Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College, East Campus, Ayers and Baldwin.
- For more information, contact the DMC Music Office at 698-1214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, May 8
Del Mar Master Chorus and the Concert Choir Performing “Sounds of Americana”
The Del Mar Master Chorus and Concert Choir are collaborating to celebrate and perform the music of American composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein in commemoration of Bernstein’s centennial.
- Tuesday, May 8, 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 the DMC Music Office at 698-1214.
Special Events & Activities:
Saturday, April 21
“Science Saturday” Hosted by Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi SACNAS Student Clubs
Thinking about pursuing a career in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields? Are you interested in research and can picture yourself as a scientist? The student chapters of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) at Del Mar College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are joining forces to offer “Science Saturday Corpus Christi,” which is a discovery event covering the variety of academic and research opportunities DMC and TAMU-CC students pursue. The family-friendly event features science demos, booths and displays, hands-on activities, lab tours of Del Mar College facilities, a meet-and-greet with local scientists and even music and food trucks. As a community outreach event, “Science Saturday Corpus Christi” is designed to expose Coastal Bend youth to diverse scientists and to encourage them to take an interest in STEM studies through science education and mentorship. Community STEM-based organizations are welcome to participate to help encourage individuals, especially minorities, to pursue one of the four areas of study for STEM careers. Both institutions encourage students to attain advanced degrees, careers and positions of leadership in STEM while also promoting to SACNAS members that they maintain and embrace their culture throughout their careers to build a more inclusive and diverse STEM workforce. More information about this inaugural event is available on Facebook at ScienceSaturdayCC. Read the news release by clicking here.
- Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Garcia Sciences Building, Del Mar College East Campus, Edwards Street off Ayers Street, free and open to the public
- For more information, contact Dr. Rob Hatherill, DMC Professor of Biology and Club Advisor, at 361-698-1037 or email@example.com or Danial Nasr Azadani, DMC SACNAS Student Chapter President, at Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 24
Del Mar College Nurse Education Students Offer Health Fair and Virtual Dementia Tour
Del Mar College Nurse Education students will host a fun, interactive Health Fair to showcase skills and concepts they studied this semester. Nursing students will be interacting with the community and other students to provide the best and latest health information with a focus on culture and diversity covering topics that include Sleep Disorders and Interventions; Does Obesity Cause Type II Diabetes? What is Your BMI?; How to Avoid Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke; Osteoarthritis (Chronic Pain), Degenerative Disc Disease (Neuropathic Pain); Warm Weather Infections and How to Avoid Them: Impetigo Tinea Pedis; How to Avoid Candida: Multiple Sites; Fevers in Infants and Children: What to Do; Your Child has Down’s Syndrome: What are Important Aspects of a Functional Ability Care Plan?; and How to Avoid Eye Injuries at Home, School and at Play; among others. If you have a family member with dementia, you can gain a greater understanding about their reality by taking a sensory tour. The Virtual Dementia Tour is an individual experience through simulated dementia. By taking the tour, families, organizations and companies will gain a better insight to understanding the physical and mental challenges of those suffering from dementia.
- Tuesday, April 24, 1 to 5 p.m., Harvin Student Center, DMC East Campus, Ayers at Kosar, free
- For more information about the health fair or to register for the Virtual Dementia Tour, call 698-2864.