Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Walking trail closed on April 13

April 12, 2012

Coastal Bend College officials announced the one-day closure of the walking trail on the Beeville Campus on Friday, April 13. Patrons are asked to stay out of the area to avoid potential safety hazards. The trail will reopen the following day.

Murder mystery at Coastal Bend College

April 5, 2012

Coastal Bend College Drama Program Presents “Murder, You Must be Kidding,” a whodunit comedy that keeps you guessing to the end. Show dates are April 26, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude Jones at Coastal Bend College in Beeville.

The show is produced by special arrangement with Baker Plays, New York, New York.

Admission is $6 for general admission and $4 for children (12 and under). For more information, contact Phyllis Garcia at (361) 354-2427 or       


Read Coastal Bend College Forum April 2012

April 5, 2012

Read about our new president, Dr. Beatriz Espinoza. Learn about study abroad opportunities. Find out about TRiO Day 2012 in this month’s CBC Forum:

Safeland training held at Coastal Bend College

April 5, 2012

Willbros Construction in George West, Rock Water Energy Solutions in Alice, and Cameron International in Corpus Christi sent employees to Coastal Bend College recently for oil and gas industry basic orientation. The course was taught by Terry Kirkpatrick, a safety trainer and consultant with over 23 years of experience in the industry.

Safeland Basic Orientation

Safety training for the oil and gas industry was recently held at Coastal Bend College in Beeville. Including in the training were, from left, Andrew Hernandez of Houston, Juan Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Wayne Petri of Marshall, Neil Croch of Houston, Raul Benevides of Rio Grande City, Eddie Banuelos of Mission, Samuel Garza of Rio Grande City, Artemil Salinas of Rio Grande City, Rueben Hernandez of Alice, Cruz Perez of Alice, Erasmos Marines of Eagle Pass, Joe Martinez of Alice, Joe Martinez of Austin, Doug McVey of Beeville, Alejandro Rodriguez of Alamo, Dennis Cardona of Corpus Christi, Cory Hendrix of Corpus Christi and Safeland basic instructor Terry Kirkpatrick.

Kirkpatrick as a safety trainer increases the availability of training and also makes it possible to do on-site training throughout the Eagle Ford Shale region. He is a qualified OSHA compliance inspector and works with oil and gas companies on managing employee training. His instruction is primarily awareness training, however in-depth and customized training is also available through the college’s continuing education program.


Kids College to be held at Coastal Bend College

April 2, 2012

The pyramids, the mummies, the Sphinx are but a few of the intriguing icons of Egypt. Coastal Bend College Kids College participants will explore the language, geography, art, hieroglyphics, and archeology of Egypt this summer.

Kids, six to 12 years old, will discover ancient and current contributions, encryption, mummification, famous Egyptians and other fascinating aspects of the country. They will experience art, music, dance, and literature with an Egyptian theme.

All segments of Kids College are led by qualified and creative instructors and supervised by the CBC Customized and Continuing Education Department.

Kids College information follow:


Study Spanish in Puerto Rico with Coastal Bend College

March 28, 2012

CBC offers intensive Spanish study in Puerto Rico June 10-23, 2012

Coastal Bend College’s summer intensive Spanish course offers students the opportunity to spend two weeks in the beautiful Puerto Rican city of San Juan, study Spanish at the Institute for Second Language Acquisition, live with friendly Puerto Rican families, make excursions to interesting sites across Puerto Rico, experience life in a foreign environment, and enjoy 85 degree weather.

Coastal Bend College students study abroad in Puerto Rico

Coastal Bend College Spanish and sociology students spent two weeks in Puerto Rico studying culture, language and ethnography. Those who took the trip are, top row from left, Jennifer Roberts, Vera Wang, Homero Garza, CBC Spanish Instructor Dr. Emmanuel Alvarado, and Roberto Lopez; and in the middle row from left, Suzane Nunez, Samantha Salinas, CBC Sociology Instructor Kelly Rea, and Dariela Ramirez; and in the bottomrow from left, Macy Richter, Paola Serna, Bianca Rocha, Verita Gronuum, Linda Salazar, Missy Moreno Raymon Avelar and Ana Alyse Olivares.

Small classes are for high school students, college students, Spanish teachers who need to renew their teacher certificates, and other adults who wish to improve their Spanish-speaking skills. Students can earn beginning- through advanced-level class credit for one or two semesters or first or second year college Spanish or Continuing Professional Education credits. Students may also take “American Minorities” over the summer program to Puerto Rico.Because the ISLA offers classes for both teenagers and adults, CBC makes the class available to high school students who have passed their TAKS exit exams (or the equivalent) and to college students and adults of any age.


Anagen to rock Coastal Bend College stage

March 27, 2012
Concert part of free Spring Festival

Ranked in the top 25 unsigned bands in the United States and Canada, Anagen has come out of hibernation to once again rock the foundation of the Texas music scene. They will perform at Coastal Bend College in Beeville on April 12 at 6 p.m. in the James Dougherty Student Center (SUB). The concert is part of Spring Festival 2012, a community event.


Austin-based Anagen, set to perform at Coastal Bend College on April 12, features from left, Beeville natives Justin Perez and Lance Kotara; and Tyler McCollum and Steve Hudson.

Anagen spent much of 2008 and 2009 playing sold out shows in Texas, being courted by major record labels, and sharing the stage with some of rock’s biggest names. Then they moved the act to Nashville where the music gradually became different altogether.Since shifting their focus towards their new project, Love at War, founding members Lance Kotara and Tyler McCollum have been on a steady upward musical journey that’s taken them across the world from London and Berlin to Los Angeles and Beeville.

That’s right. Beeville. The Austin-based band features two Beeville natives – Lance Kotara and Justin Perez. Kotara, lead guitar/vocalist, and Perez, bass guitarist, are 2001 A.C. Jones High School graduates. They performed together in the local band, “The Others” before relocating to the Austin area and ultimately becoming 50 percent of Anagen. They’ve periodically returned to Beeville and the college to perform.


Free seminars for small businesses available in Beeville

March 27, 2012

Learn how to access capital to start or grow your small business through the many U.S. Small Business Administration loan guaranty programs tailored to your business needs.

Workshops will be held on the following dates:

April 5, 12:30 -2 p.m.: Tax Tips for Small Businesses & Benefits/Incentives for Home Based Businesses

June 28, 12:30-2 p.m.: Starting Your Own Business

September 28, 12:30-2 p.m.: Access to Capital

December 6, 12:30-2 p.m.: Funding Sources—Alternative Financing

Meet resource experts that can help you start, finance and manage a successful small business.  SBA’s alliance partners will be addressing key best business practices for sustainability and business growth.

The workshops will be held at Coastal Bend College Lott-Canada Facility, 900 W. Corpus Christi St. (Highway 59 West) in Beeville.

Those interested must RSVP to reserve a seat and confirm dates. Contact Nora Cartwright at (361) 362-2633 or to register.


Free tax tips for small businesses seminar available in Beeville

March 27, 2012

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Coastal Bend College will present a seminar, SBA Programs and Services and Tax Tips for Small Businesses & Benefits/ Incentives for Home-Based Small Businesses Seminar, at CBC Lott-Canada Facility, located at 900 W. Corpus Christi St. (Highway 59 West) in Beeville, on April 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The free seminar targets start-ups and existing small businesses. SBA representative Annie Hudspeth will discuss the many SBA loan guaranty programs available and tailored to small business needs. SBA’s alliance partners will address key best business practices for sustainability and business growth.

Those interested must RSVP to reserve a seat and confirm dates. Contact Nora Cartwright at (361) 362-2633 or to register.


Around the world in a show

March 27, 2012
Art gallery exhibits couples diverse influences, interests
Chuck Wissinger

“In terms of media, I find myself increasingly drawn to clay mixed with other materials -- welded steel, wood, stone, bone, found objects, etc. The use of juxtaposed materials is often more responsive to creative impulse than clay used alone. This is particularly the case when trying to create a sense of dialectic or opposition as is central to my work. Clay continues, with its pleasures and pain, to be my preferred medium. Frustration with its cumbersome nature is outweighed by clay’s inherent ability to capture raw tactile energy. I enjoy walking into new situations cold without preconceived ideas, sketches, tools etc. to see what happens."

The work of artists Charles and Fulden Sara-Wissinger opened at Coastal Bend College Simon Michael Art Gallery in Beeville this month. The collection, which includes drawing, paintings, sculptures, and earthenware, showcases the diverse work of this husband and wife team.

Charles Wissinger, an art professor at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, pointed out the Mesoamerican symbolism found in his drawings. “I am intrigued by North American cultures interaction with nature and our simplistic understanding of what it is to be human,” he said.

Wissinger is a graduate of Ohio State University, Columbus, with a Masters Degree of Fine Arts in Ceramics with a minor in sculpture and photography-cinematography. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.

His work has been exhibited across the country and in Canada, Mexico and Turkey. He has been a part of international shows in Scandinavia, including the 1994 International Olympics Ceramics Exhibition in Lillehammer, Norway.



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