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Galveston College Theatre to stage ‘More Fun than Bowling’

The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a three-day run of “More Fun than Bowling,” a funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy by veteran playwright Steven Dietz.

Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

The story follows Jake Tomlinson as he relives moments of his life with his two dead wives, Lois and Loretta, both of whom died in freak bowling accidents.

Main character Jake owns the bowling alley in a small Midwestern town and passes the time ruminating about life while sitting on a hilltop where two of his three wives are buried. Lois was zapped by lightning while carrying a bowling trophy in a thunderstorm, and Loretta was killed by only the second bowling ball rack collapse in history. In his younger days Jake was a promising concert musician, but a foul tip baseball broke his fingers which subsequently healed into a perfect bowler’s grip. Jake replays the key frames of his life and, from time to time, is visited by his daughter Molly who has become adept at talking women into marrying her father for love and free lane time. But who is that nattily dressed man with dark glasses and a revolver lurking nearby?

The Washington Times describes “More Fun than Bowling” as “a very funny and eccentrically philosophical comedy. Mr. Dietz is a…writer with a distinct comic voice. He shows us that life and certainly death is a lot like bowling. For every experience, there seems to be an appropriate bowling expression just waiting to be applied. And for those who thought that bowling was merely a matter of rolling a ball and knocking down some pins, there is an Act II description of the Zen of bowling that will change your thinking forever…. In addition to inventing vivid cartoonish characters and giving them wacky tragic actions, Mr. Dietz is a master of the comic monologue.”

Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz, Christiana-Rose LaCross, Eric Scales and Brittney Somoza.

This production of “More Fun than Bowling” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

 

Daniel Bourque, Eva Arita and Alyssa Gudz rehearse for the upcoming Galveston College Theatre production of “More Fun than Bowling” by Steven Dietz. Show dates and times are Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

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Gallery exhibition features work of ceramics artist Linnis Blanton

Galveston College will feature an exhibition of recent ceramic art by Linnis Blanton through Thursday, April 5, in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas. The gallery is open during regular college hours.

Blanton is a southeast Texas native and adjunct instructor of ceramics at Lamar University. He received his B.S. and B.F.A. from Lamar University, and worked as an art teacher in the Port Arthur Independent School District for 30 years.

Blanton is well known throughout the area for his ceramic vessels and sculptures that subconsciously reference figurative subjects and the organic elements of the natural world in his shape, texture and form. The exhibition will focus on recent works by the artist.

There will be a closing reception on April 5 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. The public is invited.

Student Success Seminar to focus on communication

How do you make a great first impression? How do you come across as confident and powerful?  How do you know if someone is lying to you?

Come learn about how to read other people’s nonverbal behavior and how to better manage your own nonverbal communication at Galveston College on Wednesday, March 21, from 3-4 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Janene Davison, assistant professor of speech and coordinator of the Communications program, will be the featured speaker for this Student Success Seminar. Her presentation is titled “Read Others Better: Nonverbal Communication and Power.”

The seminar is sponsored by the Student Activities office at Galveston College. For more information, contact Cynthia Parra at (409) 944-1234 or cparra@gc.edu.

Great G.C. Giving

Great G.C. Giving – On Sale Now!

Galveston College Moody Hall Ornament
Moody Hall Keepsake Ornament

Get your commemorative ornament for this giving season now.

Moody Hall Keepsake Ornaments
$10 each or 3 for $25
Limited number available

Beautifully packaged in a gold embossed box!

Sale starts 12/01 and ends 12/13

Pay and pick up:
In the Business Office
(409) 944-1362

Proof of purchase required to pick up in:
Development Office
(409) 944-1306
mariatripovich@att.net

 

 

Galveston College Chorale Holiday Concert

2017 GC Chorale Holiday Concert Poster

The Galveston College Community Chorale will present their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 10 beginning at 7:30 PM at Moody Methodist Church. The theme for this program is “A Global Holiday Concert” and will feature holiday music from around the world.

The featured piece of the concert will be a cantata by JS Bach entitled “For Us A Child is Born” and will be accompanied by Ron Wyatt on the pipe organ with soloist from the chorale. The French carol “He Is Born”“Huron Carol” from Canada, and “Here We Come A-Caroling” a traditional English carol, are just some of the selections that will be included on the program.

Joanna Whitsett, organist and harpist, of Moody Methodist will be the guest artist as she accompanies the chorale on the German carol, “Silent Night”. Ms. Whitsett will also play a medley of carols entitled “Christmas Joy”.

The concert is free and open to the public.

 

Brain with connections

GC Lecture Series: Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and the Brain – Science and Strategies

Dr. Janet ZadinaGalveston College’s 2017-2018 Lecture Series , “The Brain”, continues with its second presentation “Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and the Brain – Science and Strategies” on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing. The second lecture of the series will be presented by educational neuroscientist Dr. Janet Zadina, Ph.D.

A determination to better understand learners’ struggles led high school and community college teacher Janet Zadina to an interest in neuroimaging studies of dyslexia. Pursuing that interest, she became a neuroscientist, conducting MRI research into dyslexia in the Department of Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in cognitive neuroscience.

Today, Dr. Zadina is an internationally renowned speaker, consultant, and author. She is known for her extraordinary ability to debunk popular myths about the brain while keeping educators aware of credible brain research. The Society for Neuroscience honored her with the 2011 Science Educator Award for making significant contributions to public education and raising awareness of neuroscience through her powerful conference presentations and transformational workshops.

She is the author of reading and learning textbooks for students as well as professional development books for teachers, including Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain, and is co-founder of the Butterfly Project, a project designed to help teachers who have experienced natural disasters. Among her many honors, she has been named as a Distinguished Fellow in the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations.