"Virtual" Events Calendar

Upcoming "Virtual" Events for September and October 2020

The health and safety of students, faculty and staff, and visitors are a priority for Del Mar College. Due to COVID-19, DMC employees are now in a remote work environment status. Campuses and facilities are currently under restricted public access, and non-virtual events or face-to-face activities are suspended until further notice.

Information is correct at the time of release and supersedes previously released information. For more details about scheduled "virtual" events, contact the respective department or program for which information is provided.

Please check back often for updates.

TSI Testing / New Student Orientation / Admissions, Financial Aid & Dual Credit Workshops (Live Chats) / Deadlines & Registration & More:

 

COMPUTER LABS OPEN

Ongoing through the end of the Fall 2020 Semester
Del Mar College East Campus General Purpose Computer Labs Open 

Vikings! Are you taking a class and need access to a computer lab? Visit the Venters Business Building, Room 244 or 248, on the East Campus (Ayers and Baldwin) or the Barth Learning Resources Center on the West Campus (Old Brownsville and Airport Roads) to complete your coursework. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. Follow the steps below to use the computer labs:

1. Students must check in with the lab monitor and have a DMC ID number or current class schedule.

2. Walk-ins are welcome and computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

3. Two hours per session are allowed for students. 

4. Please note: Face coverings are required at all times while on campus and in the computer labs.

Students going to the Venters Business Building should enter on the south side facing the Garcia Science (GS) and Coles Buildings (CB).

  • Questions? Call Dr. Leonard Rivera at 361-698-2404 or 361-215-6952.

 

TESTING CENTER:

Now Available by Registering
“Remote” and In-person Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Testing

Did you sign up or needed to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test before the coronavirus 2019 pandemic closed Del Mar College’s campuses and facilities? The DMC Testing Center is now offering “remote” testing as well as in person for individuals who need to take the TSI test. What is TSI? It’s a state mandate that requires testing to measure college-level readiness in reading, mathematics and writing. Test scores will not impact admission to DMC, but you will be required to currently “remotely” meet with an advisor and enroll in a mandatory developmental education program each semester if your scores do not meet certain requirements. Registration is required to schedule taking the TSI test remotely, and fees do apply. In-person testing is by appointment only. Individuals must also complete a pre-assessment activity and have computer compatibility, including camera and mic, to take the TSI test remotely. To learn more and to access necessary links, visit the Testing Center’s TSI web page at www.delmar.edu/tsi.

  • Ongoing, registration for “remote” or in-person TSI testing, fees apply, visit www.delmar.edu/tsi.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Testing Center at 361-698-1645 (leave message) or testing@delmar.edu.

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:

Ongoing, Available 24/7
Online New Student Orientation Provided by the DMC Student Leadership & Campus Life Office

As a new Del Mar College Viking, you’ll need to complete the New Student Orientation, which is completely online. In-person orientations are not available. We’re excited that you chose to begin your educational journey here at Del Mar College and encourage you to prepare for your new path by completing our virtual orientation as soon as you can. The online New Student Orientation is available anytime, seven-days-a-week, and is provided by the College’s Student Leadership & Campus Life Office.

To begin the orientation, use this link: www.delmar.edu/orientation

WELCOME!

 

Currently through Tuesday, October 20
Virtual Registration Assistance at DMC for 8-week Session II Fall Credit Courses

Still want to take credit courses at Del Mar College this fall? Sign up for 8-week classes that begin on Oct. 19! Registration is available through Tuesday, Oct. 20. Virtual Registration Assistance is available in the Harvin Student Center on the East Campus (Baldwin and Ayers) and the Coleman Center on the West Campus (Airport and Old Brownsville Roads). After signing in, you may be asked to wait in your vehicle until you receive a text message. You will then meet virtually with a DMC representative inside the center where you’re signed in. If you need to speak to an advisor within your major, please visit www.delmar.edu/registration. You are required to wear a face covering at all times, and only you as a registrant may enter the center. Virtual Assistance is available at the Harvin Student Center Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hours for the Coleman Center are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To sign in to participate in Virtual Assistance, use Viking Virtual Line at www.delmar.edu/registration/ or the VikingGo app, sign up in-person in the Harvin Student Center or Coleman Center or call 361-698-2014. Tuition and fees are due by 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. For registration details, visit www.delmar.edu/registration.

  • Ongoing through Tuesday, Oct. 20, Virtual Registration Assistance for DMC 8-week Session II Fall 2020 credit course registration, tuition and fees due at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20. 
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at enroll@delmar.edu or call 361-698-1290.

 

LIVE CHATS

Wednesday, September 30
Financial Aid Q&A Live Chat with DMC Representatives

Do you have financial aid questions and not sure where to turn? Go online to hear Del Mar College Financial Aid staff provide a live chat and respond to your questions via a Livestream Q&A session. Listen in while they discuss the financial aid process and explain how you can monitor your application status using the WebDMC portal. Also, learn more about the College and get ready to start your dream career. To participate go to Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live. 

Monday, October 5
“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.” virtual 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. The virtual workshop is offered through Microsoft Teams and is open to the public.

  • Monday, Oct. 5, 4 to 7 p.m., “Del Mar. Delivered.” workshop offered through Microsoft Teams online by visiting: https://bit.ly/3cE9Wdk
  • For more information, call 698-1290 or email enroll@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, October 7
“Virtual Registration Rally” for DMC Fall 2020 Second 8-week Credit Classes Session

There’s still time to register for Fall 2020 8-week courses that begin Oct. 19. Do you have questions about admissions or how to register? What about financial aid, academic advising or other questions you have about becoming a DMC student? If so, join representatives from the DMC Student Services to get answers to these questions and other information during a Virtual Registration Rally offered on Oct. 7 at noon. You’ll be able to ask your own questions through this live chat, too. If you can’t make the live chat, the recorded session will air again at 7 p.m. For a full list of upcoming live opportunities from different DMC programs and departments, visit delmar.edu/live.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 7, noon, recorded repeat at 7 p.m., YouTube LIVE session, “Virtual Registration Rally” with DMC Students Services representatives, access the session at https://youtu.be/BVhtQJTDFXc
  • Questions about the session? Contact the Student Enrollment Center at enroll@delmar.edu or call 698-1290 to leave a message.

Wednesday, October 28
Admission/Enrollment Process Live Chat with DMC Representatives

Want to know how to get admitted and enrolled at Del Mar College? During the COVID-19 crisis, where do you start and how do you send admission-related documents? Join the DMC Admissions team for a live chat to get answers to these questions as well as other information you need. Learn about the College’s enrollment, orientation process and various programs available to start your career. Join DMC representatives each week to find out about other services, including financial aid, academic programs and student services. For a full list of upcoming live opportunities from different DMC programs and departments, visit delmar.edu/live. To participate, use YouTube at https://youtu.be/YMhGYRUzpHk or Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.

 

Art:

Friday, September 25 through December 4
DMC Art Program’s Fall 2020 Virtual Exhibit Featuring Late Joseph A. Cain’s Works

He had a vision. For over half a century, that vision has attracted artists from all over the country as part of an annual juried exhibit that put Del Mar College (DMC) on the art world’s map. During his younger days as a United States Marine, he led other marines as part of the first combat art team during the Korean War. This award-winning artist also critiqued other artists’ work for the local metropolitan newspaper. The late Professor Joseph A. Cain began teaching full-time at the College in 1962 and later served as the art department chair until his passing in 1980. In celebration of his life and accomplishments, the DMC Art Program with the department of Art and Drama is holding a virtual exhibit of the artist’s work. “Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine” is an exhibit of more than 100 pieces from his body of work. The collection includes artwork from the 1940s through 1980. To access two videos that celebrate Cain’s accomplishments, go to the Art Program’s Facebook page and click on the video gallery to access the exhibit: https://www.facebook.com/ART4DMC. One video produced by Cain’s granddaughter, Allison Mabe-Elizabeth Calloway, features audio by the artist himself speaking about his philosophy of art. Disclaimer: Currently, the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery is closed due to restricted access. At this time, viewing of the artist’s work is online only

  • Friday, Sept. 25 through Dec. 4, Virtual Exhibit “Joseph A. Cain: Artist, Teacher, Writer, Marine”
  • For more information about the virtual exhibit, contact the DMC Art Program at 698-1216 or art@delmar.edu.

 

Currently and Ongoing
Virtual Slide Show of the DMC Art and Drama Department’s 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

If you missed the opening reception or couldn’t visit the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery before Del Mar College closed for Spring Break and has remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy the juried 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show virtually. Juried this year by Oklahoma artist Katherine Liontas-Warren, who is an art professor at Cameron University in Lawton, the exhibit features 62 artworks––including 29 two-dimensional pieces and 33 sculptures––selected from 700 entries submitted by 193 artists representing 41 states. The exhibit represents the work of 61 artists who made this year’s national show. For more than half a century, the vision of the late Joseph A. Cain, who served as a professor and chair of the Art Department at Del Mar College, has brought exceptional art to the Coastal Bend for residents to enjoy. That dream continues, even virtually, through the 54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show. Access the video slide show on the Art Program’s Facebook page using the following link: www.facebook.com/ART4DMC/. Or, you can view the video below produced by Assistant Professor of Art Kerstin Dale, who used artists' slides submitted for juror selection. You can also view gallery shots taken during the Feb. 21 opening by clicking here.

 

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

DUE TO RESTRICTED PUBLIC ACCESS, THIS EXHIBIT IS UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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:

Ongoing, Fall 2020
DMC Continuing Education Offers LIVE Chat for Online and In-class Professional and Personal Enrichment Courses

If you’re interested in gaining new or upgrading your current job skills for a competitive edge, preparing for a career change or just wanting to enrich your life, Del Mar College Continuing Education provides learning experiences geared for personal, professional, cultural and recreational interests. Courses and programs range from adult education, career and industry training and healthcare programs to personal enrichment and senior education. Many courses offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with programs providing a Certificate of Completion and may lead to the completion of in-demand career and professional credentials. To speak with a live Continuing Education representative between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays, click the Live Chat icon at www.delmar.edu/ce. Chat will not be available outside the regular chat hours. Registration Continuing Education courses does not require the same admissions process as for DMC credit courses. Continuing Education at Del Mar College … where you never stop learning!

  • Ongoing registration, Fall 2020 Online and In-class Courses, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples, Live Chat available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
  • For more information and to register for Continuing Education courses and programs, call 698-2122 or 698-1328, email ce@delmar.edu or visit www.delmar.edu/ce.

Ongoing, Fall 2020
Fast-Track Career Training Programs Available

Looking to quickly start a career or find a new one? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers several Fast Track Career Training Programs for Coastal Bend students seeking skills and knowledge for the high demand jobs available in this area. Students can select from a variety of programs within career-focused sectors ranging from Allied Health, Business Management and Accounting, Office Assistant and Computer Software Training to Human Sciences and Education, Industrial Technology and Real Estate. You can even work toward a credential and certificate by completing your high school education while earning an occupational skills award for Level 1 graduation. And, you can complete your selected program FAST! Programs run between 2 to 16 weeks, are affordable and are taught by instructors with the expertise to help you achieve your goals. Registration for Continuing Education courses is not the same as for DMC academic programs. To view Continuing Education program descriptions and course scheduling, visit www.delmar.edu/ce.

  • Ongoing Fall 2020, Continuing Education Fast Track Career Training Programs, cost varies, visit www.delmar.edu/ce.
  • For more information or to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 361-698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Thursday and Friday, October 1-2
Online COVID-19 Workplace Awareness Class

Do you know how to plan for and respond to a COVID-19-related situation? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers a COVID-19 Workplace Awareness course, OSHT-1091-15421, that addresses workplace issues affiliated with the pandemic. Scheduled Oct. 1-2, this two-day online course covers monitoring procedures and corrective actions as well as verifying procedures and performing detailed recordkeeping to ensure a safe and healthy environment in an occupational health setting. Participants will also be introduced to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendation for “What is An Effective Safety and Health Program,” which utilizes seven core elements. After completing this course, business owners or management and employees will better understand OSHA’s guidance for an effective safety program.

  • Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1-2, course conducted online, $25 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Beginning Monday, October 5
Online Medical Receptionist Course

Are you interested in becoming a medical receptionist? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers an online Medical Receptionist course, POFM-1006-10079. Running Oct. 5 through Dec. 18, this course presents the training, skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce as a medical receptionist. Students will learn the procedures related specifically to the medical office including insurance and coding, financial records, appointment scheduling, mailing procedures, written communications and medical terminology. Participants will also learn about medical ethics and law, billing, reimbursements and overall office management as well as defining basic medical terms and abbreviations.

  • Monday, Oct. 5 (runs through Dec. 18), instruction provided online, $200 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Thursday and Friday, October 8-9
Online COVID-19 Workplace Awareness Class

Do you know how to plan for and respond to a COVID-19-related situation? Del Mar College Continuing Education offers a COVID-19 Workplace Awareness course, OSHT-1091-15425, that addresses workplace issues affiliated with the pandemic. Scheduled Oct. 8-9, this two-day online course covers monitoring procedures and corrective actions as well as verifying procedures and performing detailed recordkeeping to ensure a safe and healthy environment in an occupational health setting. Participants will also be introduced to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendation for “What is An Effective Safety and Health Program,” which utilizes seven core elements. After completing this course, business owners or management and employees will better understand OSHA’s guidance for an effective safety program.

  • Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8-9, course conducted online, $25 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Beginning Monday, October 19
Online Basic Child Care Provider Class

If you like being around children and have thought about becoming a childcare provider, Del Mar College Continuing Education offers an online Basic Child Care Provider course (CDEC-1009-15313). The course begins Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 13 and will provide basic training for anyone interested in seeking employment as a childcare provider at non-state and Texas-regulated childcare facilities for children ages five years and younger. This pre-service training is required of all new employees to provide early care and education in Texas-regulated childcare facilities.

  • Monday, Oct. 19 (runs through Nov. 13), instruction provided online, $100 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

 

CORPORATE SERVICES:

Ongoing During Fall 2020
Heavy Equipment Operator Courses Offered for GrowingI Construction Industry Needs

The construction industry is expected to grow 21% in Texas over the next 10 years. Currently, the median annual income for construction equipment operators is $42, 550. You can get trained and get started as a heavy equipment operator through Del Mar College Corporate Services as part of the Upskill Coastal Bend initiative. Train to operate a backhoe, excavator or forklift as well as earn your NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) credentials and more. Upskill your career now and learn more about training opportunities to become a heavy equipment operator by visiting www.delmar.edu/ce or upskilcoastalbend.org for course schedules or contact DMC Corporate Services at 883-9775 or corporate@delmar.edu.

 

Hispanic Heritage Month:

Ongoing through October 7
DMC Airing “Stand Up, Sit-In, WALK OUT!”

Del Mar College will air a lecture by Dr. Dawson Barrett, Del Mar College associate professor of history, who discusses the proud tradition of Mexican-American high school student activism. Through picket lines, marches and many other protests, teenage rebels have confronted discrimination, demanded better schools and changed the very content of U.S. history books! This showing is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. For updated trailers and programming events, visit the DMC-TV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCTVcc.

  • Airings scheduled on Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, Grande Cable Channel 19 and under Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse on Mondays at 3 p.m., Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5; Wednesdays at 10 a.m. AND 7 p.m., Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7.
  • For more information, contact Dr. Dawson Barrett at dbarrett2@delmar.edu.

Ongoing through October 8
Del Mar College Airing “Hollywood’s Mexican-American: Reality or Fabrication?”

Del Mar College is airing a lecture by Claudia Morales, Del Mar College adjunct instructor, who provides discussion about the image and role of Mexican-Americans in cinema throughout the last 100 years of the industry. What has changed and what has stayed the same. This showing is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. For updated trailers and programming events, visit the DMC-TV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCTVcc/.

  • Airings scheduled on Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, Grande Cable Channel 19 and under Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse on Mondays at 4 p.m., Sept. 21, 28 and Oct. 5; Tuesdays at 11 a.m., Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6; Wednesdays at 5 p.m., Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7; Thursdays at 4 p.m., Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and 8.
  • For more information, contact Claudia Morales at cmorales34@delmar.edu.

Ongoing through October 8
Del Mar College Airing 2011 “Musica de Espana” by DMC Concert Band

Del Mar College is airing “Music de Espana” performed by the 2011 DMC Concert Band with conductor Darrell Brown, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. This concert is full of works by some Spain’s greatest composers including Surinach, Rodrigo and Turina. The band will also perform the most famous Paso Dobles and some high lights from Bizet’s opera that takes place in Spain, “Carmen.” Special guests include the Del Mar College Dance Ensemble under the direction of Shawnee Jones-Bonnette and ballroom dancers Stefan and Diana Easter from Steppin’ Out Studios. You’ll hear DMC vocal faculty members Cynthia Longoria, soprano, performing the famous “Habanera” from by Carmen herself and Rafael Rada, baritone, singing the famous “Toreador Song.” Mark your calendar now for this experience that’s not to be missed! This showing is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. For updated trailers and programming events, visit the DMC-TV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCTVcc/Disclaimer: The Del Mar College Concert Band performed its fall concert progam, “Musica de Espana,” in Richardson Performance Hall on October 6 and 7, 2011.  

  • Airings scheduled on Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, Grande Cable Channel 19 and under Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6; Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7; Thursdays at 3 p.m., Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and 8.
  • For more information, contact Roland Luis at rluis@delmar.edu.

Ongoing through October 9
“Immigration from Mexico to South Texas in the Early 20th Century”

Del Mar College will show a lecture by Dr. James Klein, Del Mar College professor of history, who discusses why immigration into South Texas from Mexico accelerated in the first three decades of the 20th century. Individuals and families were drawn to South Texas by employment prospects related to the region’s developing market economy. Mexican laborers in Nueces County and South Texas generally labored under harsh circumstances as recruiters and landowners took advantage of migrants. The World War I experience taught landowners the benefits of organizing; and in subsequent years, they formed new organizations to further their interests…often at the expense of their migrant laborers. Mexican laborers responded to their disadvantaged situation as best they could and strove to improve their work conditions in South Texas by seeking better employment elsewhere when possible. This showing is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. For updated trailers and programming events, visit the DMC-TV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCTVcc/.

  • Airings scheduled on Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, Grande Cable Channel 19 and under Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7; Thursdays, at 11 a.m., Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and 8; Fridays at 7 p.m., Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and 9.
  • For more information, contact Dr. James Klein at jklein3@delmar.edu.

Ongoing through October 9
Del Mar College Airing a Poetry Reading by José Ángel Araguz

Interested in poetry? Del Mar College will show a lecture by guest poet José Ángel Araguz reading from his body of work. Araguz is the author of Everything We Think We Hear, which is a collection of prose poems and flash fictions in the tradition of the Latin American microcuento. Most recent works include Until We Are Level Again (Mongrel Empire Press, 2018) and Small Fires (FutureCycle Press, 2017). Originally from Corpus Christi, he holds degrees from the College of Santa Fe and New York University. Araguz also completed his doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati where he served as an assistant editor of the Cincinnati Review. Currently, he serves as an assistant professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston. Before going to New York, Araguz worked in the DMC Stone Writing Center as a tutor/writing consultant. This showing is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. For updated trailers and programming events, visit the DMC-TV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCTVcc/.

  • Airings scheduled on Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, Grande Cable Channel 19 and under Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse on Mondays at 11 a.m., Sept. 28 and Oct. 5; Tuesdays at 5 p.m., Sept. 22, 29 and Oct. 6; Fridays at noon, Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and 9.
  • For more information, contact Roland Luis at rluis@delmar.edu.

Ongoing through October 12
Del Mar College Airing of “Justice for my People: The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story”

Del Mar College is airing “Justice for my People: The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Story” produced by KEDT-TV Public Television. The 90-minute documentary chronicles the life of Dr. Hector P. Garcia––Mexican Revolution refugee, medical doctor of the indigent, war veteran, civil rights activist and confidante of U.S. Presidents. Through peaceful protest and legal recourse, he confronted civil rights violators of his people. His fight is traced from Mathis, Texas, to Washington, D.C., and finally to the United Nations. This showing is part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances at Del Mar College. For updated trailers and programming events, visit the DMC-TV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCTVcc/.

  • Airings scheduled on Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, Grande Cable Channel 19 and under Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse on Thursdays at 9 p.m., Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and 8; Sundays at 8 p.m., Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11; Mondays at 7 p.m., Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5 and 12.
  • For more information, contact Roland Luis at rluis@delmar.edu.

Currently through Thursday, October 15
“Food and Culture: Vignettes from South Texas Family Life” Virtual Presentation in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Del Mar College History Professor Dr. Mark Robbins and Dr. Christine Reiser Robbins, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Co-Coordinator of Southwest Borderlands/Mexican American Studies at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, will present “Food and Culture: Vignettes from South Texas Family Life” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. For many of us, “food” is symbolically at the heart of our family and heritage, a connection between generations and across the many communities of which we are a part. This presentation explores food as an important window into South Texas family life. Drawing on oral histories from the South Texas Hispanic Farm Labor Communities Oral History Project, living recipes shared by anthropology students at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and archival sources, Drs. Robbins will discuss the social, cultural, economic and political meanings of food within and outside of our households. Three examples of South Texas food heritage will be in focus: intergenerational recipes; reflections on the production and consumption of food by South Texas farm workers; and consumer boycotts by Corpus Christi families against high meat prices in the mid-twentieth century. The presentation will conclude with how viewers might preserve their own food heritage by conducting ‘living recipes’ among family and community members. To access the presentation, go to: 

https://delmar.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=77776102-5873-4337-9145-ac3d002bbc0f.

Ongoing through October 15
Del Mar College Airing “A Tejano Perspective on the Texas Revolution" by Dr. Jesus F. “Frank” de la Teja

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month observances, Del Mar College is showing “A Tejano Perspective on the Texas Revolution." Dr. Jesus F. “Frank” de la Teja, retired history professor, lectures on how the story of the Texas Revolution is often told aa struggle between American settlers in Texas and a far off, dictatorial government in Mexico. The role that Tejanos played in the development of Texas during the Mexican period between 1821 and 1836 and how most of these men came to support the cause of Texas independence is largely ignored. This lecture provides an overview of some of the Tejanos who influenced events from the birth of independent Mexico to the birth of modern Texas. Dr. de la Teja is a retired chair in the Department of History at Texas State University-San Marcos. He has also served as the first Texas State Historian and as president of the Texas State Historical Association. For updated trailers and programming events, visit the DMC-TV Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCTVcc/.

  • Airings scheduled on Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, Grande Cable Channel 19 and under Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse on Sundays at 7 p.m., Oct. 4, 11; Tuesdays at 8 p.m., Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, 13; Thursdays at 7 p.m., Oct. 1, 8 and 15.
  • For more information, contact Roland Luis at rluis@delmar.edu.

Currently through October 15
Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Library Display

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, communities across the nation observe and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, recognizing the diversity, innumerable contributions and influence Hispanics have provided to shape this country. The month-long celebration also recognizes the accomplishments, struggles, culture and history of the Hispanic people. A Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) has at least 25 percent Hispanic student population. From 2014 to 2017, Del Mar College had an average of 65 percent Hispanic students. In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, DMC Library staff have created a web page to highlight resources you can access from home aimed toward Hispanic heritage. Current students and employees can access the resources on the page at home with their DMC username and password. Community members are encouraged to view the HHM information at: https://libguides.delmar.edu/hispanicheritage2020

 

Music:

Virtual Faculty Performance

Yes, you're seeing quadruple! Listen to the talent of Music Department faculty member Dr. Donald Pinson, Associate Professor of Trombone and Low Brass, as he performs "Blue Skies" as a quartet. Composer Irvin Berlin's piece (arranged by Gregory Yasinitsky) was transposed by Dr. Pinson and provided as a video performance as part of the DMC Foundation's virtual "Bernie's Spring Bash" to raise emergency funds for students. Enjoy!

You can also learn more about the Music Department by visiting www.delmar.edu/music.

 

 

Small Business Development Center:

Tuesday, October 6
“Product Photography 101: Tips and Tricks for Small Business Owners” 

Did you know that 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual? This makes product photography that much more important to help promote and sell your goods and services. This training session will provide photography tips and tricks for the small business owner. We’ll share best practices for getting the perfect shot, expert tips from area photographers and a checklist to help participants remember everything they’ve learned.

Thursday, October 8
"The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing” 

What is the first impression you give when your email reaches the inbox? And, when your email is seen, what does the receiver do? This webinar takes you step-by-step through the keys to effective email marketing focusing on “what it really is (and isn’t)” and “what it can do for your business.” The five easy steps to harness the power of the inbox include “Grow a healthy list;” “Create great content;” “Customize a beautiful, mobile-friendly template that matches your brand;” “How to get your emails opened” and “Tracking your results.” From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don’t), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing.

  • Thursday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m., instruction provided online using your browser; no cost, but registration is required by visiting https://utsa.ecenterdirect.com
  • For more information, contact the DMC Small Business Development Center at 698-1021 or sbdc@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, October 14
“Grow with Google: Sell Online This Holiday Season with E-Commerce Tools” 

Learn how to sell online to customers as they kick off their holiday shopping this season. We’ll walk through the benefits of setting up an online store with Shopify and how to list your products on Google so that you can sell from anywhere. Also, participants will learn about more helpful tools to stand out online, such as Local Opportunity Finder and Grow My Store.

Thursday, October 22
“Leveraging LinkedIn for Small Business Success” 

LinkedIn is the premier business platform to market to influencers, decision makers and executives who act on new opportunities. During this webinar, you will learn what it takes to have the perfect LinkedIn profile and company page, driving awareness while increasing leads in the world’s most viewed professional news feed. Participants will learn “How to create an effective banner for personal and company pages,” “Creating advertisements and understanding analytics,” “How to generate leads, create brand awareness and drive website traffic” and “Tips for engaging with new contacts and making new connections.”

  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m., instruction provided online using your browser; no cost, but registration is required by visiting https://utsa.ecenterdirect.com.
  • For more information, contact the DMC Small Business Development Center at 698-1021 or sbdc@delmar.edu.

 

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Del Mar College's “Virtual” Viking Commencement Ceremony for the Class of Summer 2020

The impact of the coronavirus 2019 pandemic changed plans for “walking the stage” for graduates from high schools, colleges and universities across the nation. Del Mar College scheduled a “virtual” Viking commencement ceremony for its Class of Summer 2020 on Friday, Aug. 14; and if you missed the celebration, you can watch it now! Also, access the graduate list page and the video by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Currently through September 30
Del Mar College Foundation Casting “Stringers for Scholarships: The One That Got Away” Virtual Fundraiser

As COVID-19 continues to financially impact Del Mar College students, the need for assistance continues to grow. The pandemic has also affected how the DMC Foundation raises scholarship funds. Instead of holding their annual fishing tournament at Marker 37, the Foundation is “casting” this year’s event virtually with “Stringers for Scholarships 2020: The One That Got Away” now underway through Sept. 30 for the General Scholarship fund. As a much-needed resource for students during normal times, scholarships are now a critical source to cover educational costs during these uncertain times. The goal is to raise $45,000 during this year’s virtual fundraising effort. Anyone who normally would have paid team entry fees, paid for sidepots or bought raffle tickets during the annual fishing tournament are asked to donate those funds for DMC student scholarships, and the community is also asked to help the Foundation and Del Mar College deliver dreams. The fundraiser is in partnership with LNV, an Ardurra Company as the presenting sponsor, along with other sponsors including AEP Texas and Kleberg Bank. To learn more and to donate, visit give.delmar.edu/sfs2020 and click on the “Donate Any Amount” button to support DMC students. Every dollar counts!

  • Currently underway through Sept. 30, “Stringers for Scholarships: The One That Got Away,” a virtual fundraiser for the DMC Foundation General Scholarship fund, visit give.delmar.edu/sfs2020.
  • Need more information? Contact Matthew Busby, DMC Director of Development, at 254-424-2839 or mbusby3@delmar.edu or Cynthia Arbuckle, DMC Development Coordinator–Special Events, at 361-244-3560 or carbuckle@delmar.edu.