Large mats of water hyacinth have landed on the beaches, covering spots in front on the seawall and beyond.
Galveston College’s Lunch and Learn program is offering a session to “Empower Your Business” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at its campus, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Registration for Galveston College’s 2017 spring semester continues this week for both credit and noncredit classes. Registration hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Wednesday. Late registration will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Classes for the spring semester start on Jan. 17.
Galveston College will be offering an Instrumentation option to their Electrical and Electronics Technology program in the spring. In today’s high-tech world, electronic instrumentation technicians enjoy good job opportunities and good incomes. The program provides students with a wide range of knowledge to be successful technicians in electronics and instrumentation.
The National Endowment for the Humanities recently announced funding for 290 projects in 43 states totaling $16.3 million dollars in grants that will support a variety of humanities-based research and programs. Among those awards was a grant to Galveston College in the amount of $99,429.
Looking for something fun and different for your Friday night? Grab a friend and learn about the history of food and the art of cooking. Daisy Durham, a world traveler, catering chef and retired history professor, will teach the finer points of specific cuisines while leading you through recipes from various regions. Dining and discussion follow the lessons. Classes meet the last Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost of each course is $49.
Students of all ages and all backgrounds come to Galveston College to develop the skills for their first career or for a new career by taking academic or workforce training classes and earning the degree or certificates to move forward. Marcus Wilson is one such example of student success at the No. 1 community college in Texas.
Galveston College offers an intensive 16-week program designed to give students the skills needed to go to work in the industry as a pipe fitter and begin the National Center for Construction Education and Research certification process in pipe fitting.
The Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host their annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Galveston College Atrium located on the main campus at 4015 Ave. Q. For more information contact Beth Thomas, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, at 409-944-1309.
Galveston College, in partnership with the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, has set dates for the new Leadership Galveston 2017 classes. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24, March 10, 24 and April 7. The cost is $350 per registrant.
Galveston College’s Student Government Association extends an invitation for the general public to come to the Fall Festival in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hermes Center Gym, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Do you need to get your healthcare providers CPR card? All participants who complete this course and pass the written exam will receive an American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Providers CPR card that is good for two years. The cost of the course is $66.
The 2016-17 Galveston College Lecture Series, Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act, continues with Dr. Tasha Metz, lecturer in the department of marine biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Dr. Metz’s presentation is titled “Sea Turtles of the Gulf of Mexico.” The lecture will be 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing on campus, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Galveston College welding students were taken on a field trip led by local craftsman, Doug McLean, of McLean Metal Works. Students were accompanied by Galveston College welding program director James Love and Accelerate Texas career navigator Sharon Levy Pagan. The field trip began at McLean Metal Works where students saw an array of McLean’s artistic sculptures that reflect the welding skills developed over his 27-year career. McLean showed students an architectural magazine that chronicled the historical restoration work he was involved in after Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston Island.
Galveston College’s Student Government Association extends an invitation for the general public to come to the fall festival in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Galveston College will host its fall festival in the Hermes Center Gym with concessions, games, prizes and music by DJ “Fat Candy.” There will be a costume contest with cash prizes for the best dressed “Decades” covering the 50 years that Galveston College has served the community and the world.
Recently, Galveston College regents and president hosted a luncheon for the Moody Foundation trustees and staff to honor them during the college’s 50th anniversary for the many contributions that the Moody family and foundation have given to Galveston College over the years.
The 2016-17 Galveston College Lecture Series is titled “Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act” and the guest speakers for the fall session have been announced. The first guest speaker is Galveston College graduate Leah Oberlin, who serves as the Environmental Affairs Compliance Director for the Port of Houston. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
The Galveston College Advisory Committee on Campus Carry will host two open public forums on the new Campus Carry Law to be held on the following times, dates and locations:
Let Galveston College help you connect the dots and walk away with innovative ideas to gain an advantage in your professional and personal life.
This two-step certification process is designed to help prepare you for a career in logistics. With the recent expansion of the Panama Canal, our area is in dire need of logisticians for work in the maritime industry.
Become a Certified Nurse Aide in a long-term care facility.
Last week, Galveston College played host to the Gulf of Mexico Foundation’s week-long habitat restoration and conservation program for young people with the Austin-based Texas Conservation Corps.
Galveston College’s 50th Anniversary Gala will be from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 15 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.
Early registration for the 2016 fall semester is now in progress.
Galveston College’s 50th Anniversary Gala is set for Oct. 15 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.
Clinical coding specialist Olivia Noordhoek loves her job at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She says that she learns something new everyday and is never bored.
Galveston College TRiO-Upward Bound Program hosted the ninth annual Gulf Coast TRiO-Upward Bound Academic Bowl competition June 30.
Galveston College’s Welding Technology program is designed to provide hands-on training on the same equipment used by business and industry. Students learn various welding processes including, but not limited to, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and gas metal arc welding.
Daniel Benavidez has been baking since he was old enough to use the oven. By the time he was a teenager, he knew that he wanted to become a baker.
Now a graduate of the electrical and electronics program and a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member with a 4.0 GPA, Goings is getting ready to take the master exam.
Galveston College is joining with the Galveston Roundtable of Foundations to host the second annual “State of the City” summit at 6 p.m. today in the Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
The EKG Technician course provides a comprehensive understanding of the 12-lead ECG and related cardiac procedures such as rhythm monitoring and exercise stress testing in preparation for employment as ECG and/or monitor technicians. It introduces students to cardiac physiology and anatomy and to technical aspects such as lead systems and electrodes.
Galveston College’s Summer Session I registration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Late registration will be at the same time Thursday. Classes start June 6.
Galveston College is pleased to announce a $199,527 award from the National Science Foundation to fund a new Advanced Technological Education project titled Engineering Technology Instrumentation Project.
Summer I classes begin June 6, Summer II classes begin July 11 and fall semester classes begin Aug. 29.
The 49th annual Galveston College Commencement will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston.
The Galveston College Community Chorale will present an annual Spring Concert at 2 p.m. May 15 at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., in Galveston.
The Galveston College Art Department will host the 36th annual Galveston College Student Art Exhibition from Thursday through Sept. 30 in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery on the main campus, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Early registration for the 2016 summer sessions and fall semester begins today. Summer I classes begin June 6, Summer II classes begin July 11 and fall semester classes begin Aug. 29. Early registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, call the Counseling Center, 409-944-1220.
The 2015-16 Galveston College Lecture Series “The Pursuit of Perfection” with Lydia D. Johnson, associate professor of law at Texas Southern University, concludes at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston. Johnson’s lecture is titled “Guilty or Innocent? Just Take a Look at My Brain-Analyzing the Nexus Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Criminal Responsibility.”
Galveston College’s Continuing Education division has announced plans for two summer sessions of classes in their Kids College program. Session I begins June 6 and Session II begins July 11. Classes meet Mondays through Thursdays and the class fees range from $69 to $139 per class.
The Galveston College Theatre Department presents the Australian comedy “COSI” by Louis Nowra. Directed by Liz Lacy, the play follows the story of Lewis, a mild-mannered university student, as he struggles to direct his first play, the Italian opera Cosi Fan Tutte in an Australian asylum during the Vietnam War era. Distinctly lacking any cast member who can speak Italian let alone sing opera, COSI confronts and delights the audience with its quick wit, pseudo-operatic performances and heartfelt storyline.
Twelve students from the Galveston College Theatre Department performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Angelo State University in San Angelo recently. At the festival, the Galveston College students performed a scene from “Purple,” which was one of only 13 scenes selected to be performed at the festival. The students also presented an original devised performance piece entitled, “Past, Present & Future Collide.” The students performing were Antonio Alpentzou, Elijah Barrie, Rebecca Curtis, George DeBerardinis, Cameron Fitzwater, Jessica Floyed, Hallie Harrison, Dennyisha Johnson, Christiana-Rose LaCross, Andrew Torralba, Eric Scales and Annie Schwenk.
Galveston College has partnered with the Rotary Club of Galveston to offer a Career Fair and Transfer Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 in Moody Hall, Regents Hall and the Atrium on the main campus, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
The 2015-16 Galveston College Lecture Series The Pursuit of Perfection continues with Sgt. Michael Bell, Forensic Investigator/Latent Print Examiner and Assistant Commander, with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Services Unit. Sgt. Bell’s lecture is titled “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Legal Perfection From a Crime Scene Investigator’s Perspective.” His lecture begins at 7 p.m. March 8 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Show dates and times for “An Evening of Scenes” are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free. Performances are located in the Galveston College Fine Arts Building, Room FA-207.
Galveston College’s Accelerate Texas Program was implemented to provide students not only with their GED but also with entry-level skills to gain employment. These tools greatly enhance our students chances of reaching their goal of employment. The Galveston College Accelerate Texas program produced a lot of success in their first semester:
The Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair will conduct its 34th annual gathering Feb. 13 at Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston, thanks to a consistent partnership between the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas A&M University Galveston and Galveston College.
Registration for the spring Second Start term is now in progress. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.
Galveston College will be closed for the Martin Luther King holiday today. The College will reopen for spring semester classes Tuesday.
General registration for the 2016 spring semester will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Wednesday. Late registration will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Galveston College will be offering a Lunch and Learn Business Lecture Series during the spring semester. The lectures will be held in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing located on the main campus, 4015 Ave. Q. Each lecture costs $49. The Lunch and Learn Business Lecture will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. The lecture series speaker is Ron Klinger, conference speaker, volunteer host of Community Spotlight Talk 650 and leadership and organizational trainer.
The purpose of Leadership Galveston is to develop leaders by providing an educational program on the needs, challenges, and service learning opportunities in the city of Galveston and to provide motivation for the leadership candidates to become involved in Galveston’s future. Acceptance in the program is based upon potential leadership skills, involvement in community affairs and concern for the future of Galveston. As civic, business and government leaders tackle current issues, a new generation of leadership is training to overcome the obstacles that face Galveston and those that will arise in the coming years. Leadership Galveston is a training ground, providing participants with the necessary skills to meet those challenges.
Galveston College will be offering a Lunch and Learn Business Lecture Series during the spring semester. The lectures will be held in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing located on the main campus, 4015 Ave. Q. Each lecture costs $49. The Lunch and Learn Business Lecture will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch. The lecture series speaker is Ron Klinger, Conference Speaker, Volunteer Host of Community Spotlight Talk 650 and Leadership and Organizational Trainer.
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The Galveston College Island Potters Guild will host its annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at 4015 Ave. Q in Galveston. Members of the Guild and students of Galveston College Ceramics classes have produced an assortment of one-of-a-kind, handmade ceramic pieces that are perfect for holiday gift ideas. For more information, call Beth Thomas, 409-944-1309.
The Galveston College Community Chorale, led by Music Director Michael Gilbert, has announced the dates for their winter concerts. On Dec. 13, the Galveston College Community Chorale will present Handel’s Christmas Oratorio — Messiah. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd Street, in Galveston. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Galveston College Theatre Department presents the hilarious family comedy, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” by Barbara Robinson.
The Galveston College Theatre Department traveled to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre State Festival at San Jacinto College South on Nov. 3 and performed their production of “Purple” under the direction of Liz Lacy, for a total of 135 festival participants.
The 2015-16 Galveston College Lecture Series “The Pursuit of Perfection” continues with Dr. Boris I. Yakobson, Professor of Materials Science and Nano-Engineering and Professor of Chemistry at Rice University. Dr. Yakobson’s lecture is titled “Carbon Nanostructures in Low-dimensions: Nanotubes, Graphene, Carbyne.” His lecture begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.