Calendar and Tipsheet of Important Dates at Del Mar College

August 28 – September 25, 2018

Information is correct at the time of release and supersedes previously released information. A Del MarCollege 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. Event listings are also available at vikingnews.delmar.edu.

Tuesday, August 28

Extended Registration for Fall 2018 at Del Mar College


It’s not too late to take credit classes this fall! Extended Registration for Fall 2018 credit courses ends at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Register in the East Campus Harvin Student Center or the West Campus Coleman Center. Registration in departmental offices is from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Online registration is also available. Final tuition and fees payment is due at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. First day of classes is Monday, Aug. 27. For more information about registration, visit www.delmar.edu/registration.

Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Extended Registration for Fall 2018, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East, Ayers and Baldwin, and Coleman Center, West Campus, Old Brownsville and Airport Roads. For more info, call 698-1290 or 698-1741 or 1-800-652-3357, or email enroll@delmar.edu or visit www.delmar.edu/registration Monday, September 3

Labor Day Holiday with Del Mar College Closed

Del Mar College will close in observance of the Labor Day holiday, including the East and West Campuses, the Center for Economic Development and the Northwest Center in Calallen. DMC offices will reopen at 7:30 a.m. onTuesday, Sept. 4, with classes resuming normal scheduling.

Friday, September 7

Del Mar College Hosting Financial Aid Workshop

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or have general questions? This Financial Aid workshop will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with financial aid staff to take a closer look into getting assistance. Representatives will help with the online 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individuals need to bring their 2016 Tax Return and W-2 forms, verification of untaxed income, social security numbers and permanent resident information. Learn more about the College and get ready to start your dream career.

Friday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Room 103, White Library, Del Mar College East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free and open to the public. For more information, call 698-1293 or 698-1726 or email financialaid@delmar.edu. Monday, September 10

“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.

Monday, Sept. 10, 4 to 7 p.m., Room 127, Student Enrollment Center, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers and Edwards, free. For more information, call 698-1290 or email enroll@delmar.edu. Tuesday, September 11

Del Mar College Hosts a “Social Media Bootcamp”

In partnership with SCORE Corpus Christi and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Del Mar College presents a “Social Media Bootcamp,” an interactive discussion about social media marketing, along with a panel of local businesses who have successfully used social media to grow their businesses. Learn how to use social media marketing tools to drive business results! Topics to be covered include “How to Create Profitable Facebook Ads,” “From Inauthentic to Influential: How to Instagram Like a Pro,” “Building Lasting Cross-Platform Communities on Social Media,” “Going Live to Grow Your Business” and “SEO (Search Engine Optimization) for Google.” Lunch is included for this FREE event. To sign up, go to seminarscc.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 106, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development,3209 S. Staples St., free. For more information, contact DMC Small Business Development Center at 698-1021. Thursday, September 13

“Facts and Myths of Suicide” Presentation at Del Mar College as Part of Fourth Annual Coastal Bend Suicide Prevention Symposium

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. As part of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week, Del Mar College’s Office of Student Engagement presents “Facts and Myths of Suicide” by Andrea Potter, director of Access Services at Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County. The free event includes local behavioral health resources and refreshments prior to the presentation. This event is also part of the Fourth Annual Coastal Bend Suicide Symposium and partnerships include the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Avail Solutions, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County, Corpus Christi Police Department, National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Corpus Christi, Suicide Awareness Focuses of Everyone and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Thursday, Sept. 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Retama Room, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Kosar at Ayers, free. For more information, call 361-215-9063 or email courtney.smithchavez@hcahealthcare.com. Friday, September 14

Fourth Annual Coastal Bend Suicide Prevention Symposium at Del Mar College as Part of National Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Join the Del Mar College Office of Student Engagement for a free presentation, “Re-thinking Work with Suicidal Individuals: What You Should Know about Suicide-Specific Interventions” with psychologist and clinical professor Dr. Thomas E. Ellis from Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ellis also is director of The Menninger Clinic in Houston. Other topics covered include ethical principles, enhancing the treatment of suicidal individuals, recognizing ethical responsibilities in working with suicidal individuals and “What Might I Do Differently?” Those who serve as providers, professionals, law enforcement are encouraged to pre-register for the opportunity to earn three contact hours of Continuing Education Units, Continuing Nursing Education or Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. To pre-register, visit suicidepreventioncoalitionofthecoastalbend.com or email Courtney.smithchavez@hcahealthcare.com.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8 a.m. to noon, Retama Room, Harvin Student Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Kosar at Ayers, free. For more information, call 361-215-9063 or email courtney.smithchavez@hcahealthcare.com. Monday, September 17

Del Mar College Observance of Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month with Public Presentation,The Battle over the 27th Texas U.S. Congressional District: Ethnicity, Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law

On Sept. 17, 1787, our country’s forefathers signed the final draft of the U.S. Constitution, ending the Constitutional Convention. In 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act requiring all educational institutions receiving federal funding to observe Constitution Day, scheduled on Sept. 17 each year. In observance of Constitution Day and Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Political Science program in the Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program are co-sponsoring Associate Professor Dr. Adrian Clark’s lecture, The Battle over the 27th Texas U.S. Congressional District: Ethnicity, Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Law. Dr. Clark will examine

redistricting in the context of our nation’s evolving search on how to effectively balance majority rule with the protection of minority rights in an era of increased racial and political polarization. This event is free and open to the public.

Monday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College, East Campus, Naples at Kosar off Staples, free. For more information, contact Dr. Adrian Clark at 698-1639 or aclark14@delmar.edu. Tuesday, September 18

Del Mar College Hosting Financial Aid Workshop

Need assistance completing your financial aid application or have general questions? This Financial Aid workshop will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with financial aid staff to take a closer look into getting assistance. Representatives will help with the online 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Individuals need to bring their 2016 Tax Return and W-2 forms, verification of untaxed income, social security numbers and permanent resident information. Learn more about the College and get ready to start your dream career.

Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 103, White Library, Del Mar College East Campus, Naples off Kosar at Staples, free and open to the public. For more information, call 698-1293 or 698-1726 or email financialaid@delmar.edu. Friday, September 21 

Opening Reception for Del Mar College Art Faculty Exhibition

Take the opportunity to see over 40 works of art created by 13 artists from the Del Mar College art faculty. The Art Faculty Exhibition opening reception includes light refreshments, appetizers, cash bar and music. The FREE exhibit continues through Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. until noon.

Friday, Sept. 21, 6 to 8 p.m., Opening Reception, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, Del Mar College East Campus, Ayers Street, free. For more information about the exhibit, call the Art Office at 361-698-1216. Tuesday, September 25

Del Mar College Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month with Querer es Poder: Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio’s Quest to Democratize the Sky

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Del Mar College’s Social Sciences Department and the Mexican American Studies program present Querer es Poder: (Where There’s a Will There’s a Way) Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio’s Quest to Democratize the Sky. Dr. Erinn McComb, assistant professor of history, will discuss how Olga Custodio became the first Latina American woman to graduate from the United States Air Force, the first female pilot instructor of the supersonic T-38, one of the world’s most difficult jets to fly, and the first Latina commercial airline captain for American Airlines. The presentation outlines Custodio’s story as one that not only broke down barriers for women, but also one that gave visibility to Latina women in control of technology, specifically flight technology. This event is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m., Room 514, White Library, Del Mar College, East Campus, Naples at Kosar off Staples, free. For more information, contact Dr. Erinn McComb at 698-1368 or emccomb1@delmar.edu.