Author and NASA alum Lacey Schmidt to speak at STC

LesFic writer to present ‘a tale of taking the less obvious career path’ In conjunction with Library Services and Open, Equal and Free, the Student LGBTQ group at South Texas College, STC’s English Department presents author and former astronaut trainer Dr. Lacey Schmidt on Feb. 27. Dr. Schmidt will be speakiing about her life experiences. As a writer in the emerging genre of LesFic (lesbian fiction), she will also speak about her two novels “A Walk Away” and “Catch to Release” during her talk at STC’s Rainbow Room from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Holding a Ph.D in Industrial Organizational … Read More …

STC Theatre to hold auditions for OEDIPUS REX

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its last show of the spring semester, the classic Greek Tragedy, Oedipus Rex. Auditions will be held Tuesday, February 28, and Wednesday, March 1, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcomed to audition. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex was written more than 2000 years ago for the Great Spring Festival in honor of the god of spring. It is the reenactment of a human … Read More …

New exhibit explores mixed-media

Talks by artist Len Davis and Jessie Burciaga slated for Feb. 22 The South Texas College Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with the college’s Black History Month Celebration, has curated an exhibit entitled, “The Unexamined Portrait” featuring the work of Los Angeles mixed-media artist Len Davis that will be on display until February 26, 2016. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Pecan Campus Library. The Library Art Gallery invites community and students to a special talk by Davis on February 22 at the Pecan Library Rainbow Room at 1 p.m. The talk will be … Read More …

STC Theatre takes flight with Boeing Boeing

South Texas College (STC) Theatre is ready to take flight with Marc Camoletti’s Boeing Boeing which will run from February 23 – 25 at 8 pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee on February 26 at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Boeing Boeing is a farce set in 1960’s France. When Bernard’s friend Robert comes to Paris for a visit, he gets more than what he bargained for. Instead of getting the love advice he sought, he gets stuck in a love jam between Bernard and his three stewardess fianceés. What Robert didn’t know was that … Read More …

“The Ranch Hand Festival Steamroller Prints” presented by the Art Department, Jan. 30 – Apr. 7

The South Texas College Art Department presents “The Ranch Hand Festival Steamroller Prints,” an art exhibition organized by Texas A&M University-Kingsville Department of Art, Communications and Theatre, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the City of Kingsville. The exhibit opens Monday, January 30, and will be available to view Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until April 7, 2017 at the Art Building Gallery located in B–103 on the Pecan Campus. Students will also hold a print event at the exhibit as part of The Ranch Hand Festival, which honors the … Read More …

STC Theatre to hold auditions for Boeing Boeing

South Texas College (STC) Theatre will hold auditions for its latest comedic production of the season, Boeing Boeing.  Auditions will be held on December 6-7 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts - Black Box Studio, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition. Boeing Boeing is a farce set in 1960’s France. When Bernard’s friend Robert comes to Paris for a visit, he gets more than what he bargained for. Instead of getting the love advice he sought, he gets stuck in a … Read More …

South Texas College Theatre goes into the wild with The Jungle Book

South Texas College Theatre enters the wilderness with their November 2016 production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, adapted by Greg Banks, which will run from Nov 17-19 at 8 p.m.. There will also be a Sunday matinee on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. In this new adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling story, a child lost in the jungle is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. In this fast-paced retelling, the rambunctious and … Read More …

RGV Quilt Guild and STC to honor veterans

The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild, in conjunction with Veterans Services at South Texas College, will hold a special ceremony on Nov. 8. At the event, Quilt Guild members will present veterans with a handmade quilt in honor of their military service. “This is a presentation ceremony. Quilting Guilds across the nation have always had programs to honor military veterans by presenting a handmade quilt in recognition and thanks for their service and sacrifice to our nation,” said STC Communication Arts instructor and Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild member Laura Nunn. “The Rio Grande Valley Quilt … Read More …