"Virtual" Events Calendar

Upcoming "Virtual" Events for April 2021

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 or under Phase 2 of the College's Return-to-Campus plan unless otherwise specified.

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.

REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES:

Wednesday, April 14 
“Virtual Registration Rally” for Del Mar College Summer 2021 Credit Classes 

Have questions about admissions or getting registered for Del Mar College credit classes? What about questions about financial aid, academic advising or becoming a DMC student? If so, join representatives from DMC Student Services to get answers to these questions and obtain other information during a Virtual Registration Rally offered April 14 at 10 a.m. You’ll be able to ask your own questions throughout this live chat, too.

Wednesday, April 28 
Discover Del Mar 2021” Virtual Admissions and Financial Aid Workshops 

Need assistance completing your admissions or financial aid applications, seeking information about testing or just have general questions about Del Mar College? “Discover Del Mar 2021” is a virtual preview workshop designed to provide prospective students the opportunity to “visit” with campus representatives after normal working hours for a closer look into financial aid assistance and programs of interest. “Breakout rooms” will be open throughout the event to allow you to visit with various offices and programs. Learn more about the College’s enrollment process and various programs available for your career interests. To pre-register, receive updates about the event and be entered for door prizes, go to https://bit.ly/3dFzzLO.

Mondays and Thursdays through April 29 and Saturday, April 10 
Apply Texas Application Virtual Workshop 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 during virtual workshops scheduled Mondays and Thursdays each week (and one Saturday) in April to get answers to these questions along with other information you need. To participate, go to https://bit.ly/3wxO9xu. To pre-register to enter for an opportunity for DMC Swag, go to https://bit.ly/31QhPrO.

  • Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Mondays, April 12, 19 and 26; from 6 to 8 pm
  • Thursday, April 15, 22, and 29; from 2 to 4 pm

Currently through Thursday, May 13
Online Registration for DMC Maymester Online Credit Courses

Want to get a credit course out of the way FAST during May? Online Registration for Del Mar College’s Maymester, which runs May 13-28, is now underway and is open until the first day of class on Thursday, May 13. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page (www.delmar.edu) to view course offerings, which will include frequent updates and additions throughout the registration process. WebDMC is also where students can check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information. Current students who plan to take a Maymester course can visit the DMC “Prepare to Register” web page for more information. Prospective students can visit “Becoming a Viking” to complete the admissions process and for other information. Tuition payment is due by 6 p.m. on May 13 either online or by mail-in due to COVID-19.

  • Currently through Thursday, May 13, Online Registration and First Class Day for Del Mar College Maymester online credit courses, visit www.delmar.edu for details, tuition payment deadline is 6 p.m. May 13.
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or enroll@delmar.edu.

Currently and throughout Summer
Online Registration for DMC Summer I and II Credit Courses

Want to get some credit courses out of the way or even start your studies this summer? Online Registration for Del Mar College Summer I and II credit courses is underway. Summer I courses begin June 1 while Summer II courses begin July 12. The College will deliver summer courses online and in hybrid formats, which may include face-to-face classes depending on evolving COVID-19 precautions, with various session lengths based on course scheduling. Both current and prospective students can access WebDMC on the College’s home page (www.delmar.edu) to view course offerings, which will include frequent updates and additions throughout the registration process. WebDMC is also where students can check their financial aid status, review their degree plan and find other information. Current students who plan to take Summer I and II courses can visit the DMC “Prepare to Register” web page for more information. Prospective students can visit “Becoming a Viking” to complete the admissions process and for other information. Tuition payment deadlines vary depending on the course session length and are due by 6 p.m. either online or by mail-in due to COVID-19. Check the College’s “Academic Calendar” for deadline dates for different Summer I and II sessions.

  • Underway, Online Registration for Del Mar College Summer I and II credit courses, visit www.delmar.edu for more details, tuition payment deadlines vary depending on scheduled sessions. 
  • Questions? Contact the DMC Student Enrollment Center at 361-698-1290 or enroll@delmar.edu.

COMPUTER LABS:

Ongoing through the end of the Spring 2021 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) 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.

All computers are equipped with a web camera and lockdown browser. Printer access is available. 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.

 

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

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!

LIVE CHATS:

Monday, April 12 
“RN to BSN Information Session” Live Chat with Del Mar College Nurse Education Department Faculty

Are you interested in nursing as a career? Do you want to apply to the Del Mar College Nursing program but aren’t sure which classes to enroll in to get started? What is the TEAS Test, and when should you take it? What is the selection process for a spot in the next class? Is Del Mar College starting a Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program? Join Department of Nurse Education faculty for a live session and get answers to all these questions and more. To participate, go to YouTube at https://youtu.be/j7w1OCZhXjI or www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.

Wednesday, April 14 
“Virtual Registration Rally” for Del Mar College Summer 2021 Credit Classes 

Have questions about admissions or getting registered for Del Mar College credit classes? What about questions about financial aid, academic advising or becoming a DMC student? If so, join representatives from DMC Student Services to get answers to these questions and obtain other information during a Virtual Registration Rally offered April 14 at 10 a.m. You’ll be able to ask your own questions throughout this live chat, too.

  • Questions about the session? Contact the Student Enrollment Center at enroll@delmar.edu or call 698-1290 to leave a message. 
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Wednesday, April 21
“Spring into Cosmetology” Live Chat and Demonstration with DMC Cosmetology Faculty 

Are you into style? Are you a fashionista? Would you like to turn those interests into a career as a cosmetologist? Learn more about Del Mar College’s Cosmetology Program during a live chat session with instructors who will share information to prepare you for a great career in the hair styling, skincare and the manicure and pedicure industries. Participate using Del Mar College channels at YouTube at https://youtu.be/n0q77pVmkhg or Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID:

Tuesday, April 20 
Financial Aid Application Virtual Workshop

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or just have general questions about Del Mar College? This Financial Aid Application virtual workshop will provide prospective students one-on-one assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for summer and fall courses. The virtual workshop is offered through Microsoft Teams and is available to the public. To participate, go to https://bit.ly/3wxO9xu.

  • Tuesday, April 20, noon to 2 p.m., Financial Aid Application virtual workshop offered online through Microsoft Teams by visiting https://bit.ly/3wxO9xu.
  • For more information, contact DMC Financial Aid Services at 698-1293 or financialaid@delmar.edu.

Wednesday, April 21
Lunch & Learn Workshop with Financial Aid Representatives 

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or just have general questions about Del Mar College? Learn more about the financial aid process, important updates and upcoming deadlines during this Lunch & Learn opportunity offered as part of a series of useful workshops. This event is geared toward counselors, community partners and parents; however, everyone is encouraged to join. The workshop is offered online through Microsoft Teams and is available to the public.

  • Wednesday, April 21, noon, Lunch & Learn Series workshop offered online through Microsoft Teams by visiting https://bit.ly/3wxO9xu.
  • For more information, contact DMC Financial Aid Services at 698-1293 or financialaid@delmar.edu. 
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Continuing through April 30
Looking for Funds? DMC Foundation Taking Scholarship Applications for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Planning on attending Del Mar College during the next academic year but need help funding your education? The deadline to apply for DMC Foundation Scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year is April 30. Get information about available scholarships and the application process at www.delmar.edu/foundation.

  • Continuing through April 30, DMC Foundation Online Scholarship Application.
  • For more information, call 698-1317 or email foundation@delmar.edu.

 

Veterans Upward Bound Program:

 

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Ongoing
DMC Veterans Upward Bound Program Helps Area Veterans Pursue Postsecondary Education Anywhere

Are you a veteran who’s thinking about attending college? Not sure where to start or who to talk with? Del Mar College’s Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program helps area veterans navigate the process of starting and completing their studies not just at DMC but also at other colleges and universities. Federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program and only one of four such programs in Texas (there’s only 49 across the country), the College’s VUB Program focuses on increasing veteran participants’ enrolling and completing their postsecondary education as they transition into the workforce after active duty military service. Among services the College’s VUB provides are assisting with admissions paperwork; paying for college application and testing fees; explaining VA educational benefits; providing free online tutoring, academic instruction and workshops; offering preparation classes for taking the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test; and providing free food gift cards and $40 monthly stipends. Qualifying veteran students can even borrow laptops and books to complete their coursework if they lack technological or other resources. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VUB Program staff interactions are limited to virtual assistance (except when distributing supplies or resources). Contact the VUB office today to set up a virtual meeting (361-857-4390 or VUB@delmar.edu). Del Mar College’s Veterans Upward Bound Program … “We’re dedicated to fully developing the personal potential of all U.S. military veterans.” Learn more about the program by visiting www.delmar.edu/offices/engage/trio/vub.html.

 

ART:

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Ongoing through May 7 
Virtual Slide Show Featuring the Del Mar College Art and Drama Department’s 55th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show

Even though the Del Mar College Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery has remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still enjoy the juried 55th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show virtually. Juried this year by Robbie Barber, who is an art professor at Baylor University, the competitive art show attracted 612 entries from artists across the country and includes 29 two-dimensional drawings featuring a variety of mixed media and a diverse and healthy selection of 29 three-dimensional sculptures. 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 55th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show.

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:

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Currently through May 2021
Construction Skills Training Program

Interested in learning the skills needed to secure a successful career in the construction industry in the Coastal Bend? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering the Construction Skills Training program that provides hands-on training to participants preparing for high-demand industry occupations such as dry walling, woodworking, house wiring and plumbing. The program offers multi-trades courses in two to 16 weeks covering several aspects of construction, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10- and 30-Hour Construction courses encompassing basic concepts of safety and health related to the construction industry. Upon completion, participants will receive a Department of Labor OSHA 10- or 30-Hour Construction course completion card. Other courses offer training in carpentry and framing, trim and stairs, cabinetry and blueprint reading. For a complete list of courses and descriptions, go to delmar.edu/continuing-education/continuing-education-program--course-descriptions.html.

  • Ongoing, Spring 2021, DMC Continuing Education Construction Skills Training Program, 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.

Ongoing
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, 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
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, 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.

Monday, April 12
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Course

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, OSHT 1000-15603 OSHA 10-Hour Construction, scheduled April 12-13. During this course, students will recognize and evaluate hazards in the workplace and learn how to implement control measures including engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment. OSHA 10-Hour Construction course also provides students the skills necessary to recognize the common occupational hazards in the construction and trades areas while describing the components of effective workplace design and accident prevention programs. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Department of Labor course completion card.

  • Monday and Tuesday, April 12 and 13, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 107, DMC Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St., $35 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Monday, April 12 
Career Exploration and Planning Class 

Do you want to know what career options are available? What are your next steps toward achieving your career goal? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering Career Exploration and Planning class, POFT-1000-15347, scheduled April 12 through May 21. During this in-depth career exploration course, participants will navigate and learn about various career options, including analyzing personal career interests, surveying and researching career fields with related educational and training requirements, practicing the decision-making process and improving job search skills that include completing applications and preparing for the interviews.

  • Monday, April 12 (runs through May 21), online, $40 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 
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Wednesdays, April 14, 21, 28
Pipeline Information Sessions

Pipelines are energy lifelines, make almost every daily activity possible, play a huge role in everyday lives and are essential to the nation’s industries. Yet, few people are aware of the work done by the country’s more than 190,000-mile liquid petroleum pipeline network and 2.4 million-mile natural gas pipeline network that deliver the products that are integral parts of America’s economy. The pipeline network delivers the nation’s crude oil and petroleum products (such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, home heating oil and natural gas) reliably, safely, efficiently and economically. Del Mar College Continuing Education’s information session PTRT-101N, an overview of the College’s Pipeline Training program, will offer prospective students an opportunity to have their questions answered regarding the program format, financial aid and pipeline job opportunities in the Coastal Bend area.

  • Wednesdays, April 14, 21, 28, online information sessions (webcam or computer with camera needed), DMC Pipeline Training Program, free.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Monday, April 26
OSHA 30-Hour Construction Course

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, OSHT 1015-15615 OSHA 30-Hour Construction, scheduled April 26-30. During this course, students will address the common occupational hazards; describe the components of effective workplace design and accident prevention program; and demonstrate correct selection and safe use of Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, April 26-30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 107, DMC Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples St., $35 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Monday, April 26 
Online Medication Aide Refresher Course 

Need to renew your medication aide permit? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, Medication Aide Refresher, NURA-1041-10317, starting April 26 through May 1. This course offers intensive training in an identified area(s) to meet continuing education and review or update requirements associated with professional licensure or certification. This course is designed for Certified Medication Aides who possess a Medication Aide Permit, issued by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which must be renewed on an annual basis and is a condition for employment.  

  • Monday, April 26 (runs through May 1), instruction provided online, $50 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.  

Monday, April 26
Introduction to Pipeline and Petrochemical

Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, PTRT 2005-15303 Intro to Pipeline and Petrochemical, scheduled April 26 through May 23. The course is the first course of the spring 2021 program. The Introduction to Pipeline and Petrochemical provides students with the various aspects of petroleum processes such as gas production, petrochemical, refining and operations.

  • Monday, April 26 (runs through May 23), online, $180 tuition. 
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

Monday, April 26 
Career Exploration and Planning Class 

Do you want to know what career options are available? What are your next steps toward achieving your career goal? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering Career Exploration and Planning class, POFT-1000-15351, scheduled April 26 through June 4. During this in-depth career exploration course, participants will navigate and learn about various career options, including analyzing personal career interests, surveying and researching career fields with related educational and training requirements, practicing the decision-making process and improving job search skills that include completing applications and preparing for the interviews.

  • Monday, April 26 (runs through June 4), online, $40 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu. 

Monday, April 26
Medical Secretary Course

Are you interested in working as a medical secretary? Need to know what skills you need for that position? Del Mar College Continuing Education is offering an online course, POFM-1006-10309 Medical Secretary course, scheduled April 26 through July 2. This course highlights the training, skills and knowledge needed to prepare for a medical secretary. The course covers medical ethics and law, scheduling and monitoring patient appointments, mailing procedures, managing health information and overall office management skills. Students will also receive basic training over insurance and coding, billing reimbursements and health record compliance as well as define basic medical terms and abbreviations and produce insurance claims forms.

  • Monday, April 26 (runs through July 2), online, $200 tuition.
  • For more information and to register, contact DMC Continuing Education at 698-2122 or ce@delmar.edu.

 

CORPORATE SERVICES:

Check back for workforce training opportunities.

 

DEL MAR COLLEGE LIBRARIES:

Stress Awareness Month

Ongoing through April 30
Stress Awareness Month: A Virtual Library Display

April is Stress Awareness Month. Del Mar College Libraries has created a virtual display available through April to observe how stress can impact our lives and ways to address stress. The web page is designed to inform individuals about the causes of stress and coping strategies and features resources covering films, articles available through DMC Libraries, eBooks and a collection of resources from DMC's Counseling Center and other College departments. DMC is willing and able to help students deal with life stressors throughout their time at the College. Visit the DMC Libraries virtual display for Stress Awareness at https://libguides.delmar.edu/StressAwareness.

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Ongoing through April 30
Virtual Display Observing National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month; and to remind the college and community members that poetry plays an integral role in our culture, Del Mar College Libraries has created the National Poetry Month virtual display. This virtual experience features resources such as books, films and articles. Additionally, the display contains several virtual poetry events scheduled in 2021 and includes YouTube links to previous poets who have read at DMC. Also, access information about the upcoming Open Mic Night scheduled Thursday, April 8, is provided. To view the display, visit https://libguides.delmar.edu/poetrymonth.

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April 4 - 10
“Welcome to Your Library” National Library Week Virtual Celebration

National Library Week is a week to celebrate our Nation’s libraries and is scheduled April 4-10. And, Del Mar College Libraries is celebrating National Library Week with a series of virtual events. View a list of these celebratory events on the DMC Libraries Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DMCLibraries/. Prizes will be given as part of several of these events. These days, libraries extend beyond the four walls of a building; whether you visit in-person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content and educational program. See a summary of the week-long lineup below:

Sunday, April 4: “Like your favorite book: View the nominees on the DMC Libraries Facebook page—an all week event!
Monday, April 5: Spotlight on Challenged Books
Tuesday, April 6: National Library Workers Day
Wednesday, April 7: Virtual Trivia—an all day event. Check the DMC Libraries Facebook page for information on how to join
Thursday, April 8, 7-9 p.m.: Virtual Open Mic: Contact Alan Berecka at aberecka@delmar.edu for more information
Friday, April 9, 12 p.m.: Netflix Movie Matinee: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World with movie quotes and trivia
Saturday, April 10: Facebook Scavenger Hunt: See which book was most “liked”

  • April 4-10, “Welcome to Your Library” Virtual Events for National Library Week, available at www.facebook.com/DMCLibraries/.
  • For more information, contact DMC Assistant Professor of Learning Resources Jennifer Jimenez, at 698- 1977.
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Ongoing through Spring 2021
Dr. Seuss Controversy Virtual Display

Recently, six books by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, have undergone some controversy for crude racial stereotypes. Del Mar College Libraries has created a virtual display to inform users about the controversy and to provide context for open conversation about the books. The display contains articles, videos and websites, along with images of the controversial illustrations. The Dr. Seuss Controversy Virtual Display will be available through the remainder of the Spring 2021 semester at https://libguides.delmar.edu/seuss

  • Ongoing through Spring 2021, Dr. Seuss Controversy Virtual Display, available at https://libguides.delmar.edu/seuss.
  • For more information, contact the Barth Learning Resources Center at 698-1754.

 

MUSIC:

Check back for updates on future events.

 

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER:

Wednesday, April 21
“Small Business Orientation”

Thinking about starting your own business? Get the facts and learn about resources provided by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center during their one-hour webinar, “Small Business Orientation,” designed to provide prospective new owners the information needed to start a successful business. SBDC representatives will cover preparing a business plan, pre-planning and starting up and what it takes to manage a successful business as well as loans and financing requirements for a small business. Participants will also hear about services provided by the College’s SBDC and information covering licensing and permitting for federal, state and county agencies, along with local, state and federal government resources. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 8 a.m. on April 21.

Wednesday, April 28
“Twitter Basics” Webinar

Why all the noise about Twitter? While many businesses are already taking advantage of Twitter, most business owners don’t correctly understand how Twitter can benefit their business or if it’s even appropriate for their business. During the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center’s one-hour webinar, “Twitter Basics,” participants will learn the basics of Twitter, Twitter terminology and how to develop a following of both existing and potential clients. Presenter Rebecca Esparza from SCORE Corpus Christi will also share how to get more effective tweets through the use of “hash tags,” choosing the right Twitter Account ID, finding your audience and monitoring your Twitter account. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 8 a.m. on April 28.

Wednesday, April 28
“Small Business Orientation”

Thinking about starting your own business? Get the facts and learn about resources provided by the Del Mar College Small Business Development Center during their one-hour webinar, “Small Business Orientation,” designed to provide prospective new owners the information needed to start a successful business. SBDC representatives will cover preparing a business plan, pre-planning and starting up and what it takes to manage a successful business as well as loans and financing requirements for a small business. Participants will also hear about services provided by the College’s SBDC and information covering licensing and permitting for federal, state and county agencies, along with local, state and federal government resources. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation. This webinar is offered at no cost, but registration is required. Deadline to register is 8 a.m. on April 28.

 

Special Events & Activities:

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Currently through April 30
Del Mar College Foundation’s 2021 “Bernie’s Spring Bash” Virtual Fundraiser and Crowdfunding for Student and Departmental Assistance

What began as a small crawfish boil is now a signature fundraiser to help Del Mar College students. This year’s it’s still virtual, but the DMC Foundation’s “Bernie’s Spring Bash” is focused on raising funds for the Student Emergency Aid Fund, but 2021 adds a twist with crowdfunding also part of the effort to support the teaching resource needs of six programs––Art, Cosmetology, Court Reporting, Dental Hygiene, Music and Nursing. Organized in memory of late DMC Foundation Trustee, community leader and philanthropist Bernard “Bernie” Paulson, who passed away in May 2020, this year’s overall fundraising goal is $90,000. Individuals can give directly to the DMC Student Emergency Aid Fund (give.delmar.edu/BSB2021) or to one of the six programs identified as participants during this year’s “Bernie’s Spring Bash.” Sponsorships also are available. To access the “Bernie’s Spring Bash” website for donation and sponsorship details or links to departmental crowdfunding pages, visit https://give.delmar.edu/event/bernies-spring-bash-2021/e326451.

Spring into Reading Calendar Banner_2021 Week of Young Child

Saturday, April 17
“Spring into Reading,” a Drive-thru Event Sponsored by the United Way of the Coastal Bend and Hosted by the Del Mar College Child Development/Early Childhood Program

Spring is a time of renewal and celebration! And to recognize and celebrate this year’s Week of the Young Child, which is April 10-17, the United Way of the Coastal Bend, Del Mar College’s Child Development/Early Childhood Program and other sponsors that are part of the Success by 6 Coalition have scheduled a drive-thru event, “Spring into Reading,” on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. until noon at the DMC East Campus parking lot behind White Library (Naples off Kosar at Staples). The College’s mascot, Valdar the Viking, and other local mascots will greet cars as parents and children drive through the event with each child receiving a bag filled with children’s books, crafts, activities and community resource flyers and information. Supply of bags is limited. Parents can also sign up for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge. This event is contactless with volunteers masked and bags placed in the trunk of each vehicle. Now in its 50th year, the Week of the Young Child honors children, families and the early childhood professionals who serve them. What better way to celebrate these individuals than to “Spring into Reading!”

  • April 17, 10 a.m. until noon, Drive-thru “Spring into Reading” Week of the Young Child celebration, Del Mar College East Campus parking lot behind White Library, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free.
  • For more information, contact Sherry Peterson, Success by 6 Director, at sherry.peterson@uwcb.org.

Thursday, April 29
Del Mar College Virtually Hosting 69th Recognition Ceremony

Del Mar College’s Recognition Ceremony, which acknowledges student achievement, is an annual event that students look forward to attending. However, the College will hold its 69th Annual Recognition Ceremony virtually at 7 p.m. on April 29 and invites family, friends and the public to view the online event. A time-honored tradition, the College will recognize students’ academic successes from each department in DMC academic divisions as well as highlight East and West Campus Instructors of the Year, who are selected by the student body. This year’s newest Hall of Fame inductees also will be announced, a prestigious honor celebrating student achievement beyond academics since 1949. To access the ceremony, use DMC channels on YouTube at https://youtu.be/3l_YmeR9yo4 or Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/delmarcollege/live.