Texas Jazz Festival returns for second time this year

People attend a recent Jazz Fest. This year’s festival is set for Oct. 14-16. Del Mar College’s Jazz Band will close out the 61st  annual Texas Jazz Festival with a performance on the HEB Stage at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. Jazz Fest got its start at Del Mar College in 1959, when Skip Vetters and Joe Gallardo called Gallardo’s uncle Al Garcia to perform with his jazz group at Del Mar for Jazz Club. After a large turnout, the seed was planted for the Texas Jazz Festival. After the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce recognized the potential for success of…

Heritage Park Market Days offers new venue for local businesses

Workers with local bakery Get Baked tend to their table selling vegan and gluten-free baked goods at the October Market Day. The first Saturday of every month, Heritage Park teams with small business owners to host Market Days, an event for vendors to gather in one place and sell their products. The idea of a small business gives people hope in a time where the typical workday has been deconstructed after the pandemic. With the shift to remote work, people have more time to do more of what brings them fulfillment. After the pandemic and drop of jobs many people…

Apply now for graduation

The deadline for graduation applications is Oct. 5. Students planning to graduate this semester must apply for graduation whether they plan to attend the ceremony or not. Students should speak to their adviser to request a signed degree evaluation to make sure they meet all requirements to graduate and complete an application packet. Requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and completion of 25% of degree requirements. Graduation packets can be found on the Del Mar website. Students participating in the ceremony must check the RSVP box on the application. The fall graduation ceremony will be held at 7 p.m.…

Campus life returns for fall

Del Mar clubs got a chance to recruit students during Rush Week at Heritage and Windward campuses. Clubs offer the chance for students to make community on campus. Each Registered Student Organization, or RSO, does and on- and off-campus service project to help support other Del Mar students and the surrounding community. Clubs must do a minimum of two services activities but can do as many as they like. “Last semester we picked up all the trash behind the public library, then we held a picnic afterwards,” said art association student Sid Dominguez. “This semester we’re looking to do the…

Aspiring photographers sell work at exhibit

Professor Jeff Jankos’ “Light and Lens” exhibition features 65 photographs taken by 23 students taken over the course of 12 weeks.  The exhibition, which opened Aug. 25, allows visitors to purchase the photos. “I think it’s important for a photographer to learn how to take great photographs but to also learn how to market their work to the public,” Janko said. “It gives the students a chance to invite the public to their exhibition and to meet the public and talk about their work.” Each semester Janko teaches three photography courses: beginning digital photography, intermediate digital photography and advanced digital…