The Galveston Community College District Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the 2018 property tax rate that will result in a tax revenue increase at a public meeting to be held on September 21, 2018, at Galveston College, Room M-220 at 8:00 a.m.
The Galveston College Student Government Association and Office of Student Activities will host a voter registration drive throughout the fall 2018 semester. Dates are as follows:
- Monday, Sept. 17 (Constitution Day), 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
- Tuesday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
- Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Moody Hall Lobby
To be eligible to vote, an individual:
- must be a United States citizen;
- must be a resident of the county where he or she submits the application;
- must be at least 17 years and 10 months old, and must be 18 years of age on Election Day.
- must not be a convicted felon (may be eligible to vote if he/she completed sentence, probation, and parole); and
- must have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.
To confirm voter registration status, an individual may select one of three methods to perform a search:
- Texas driver’s license number, if it was provided at the time of application for voter registration;
- Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on a voter registration certificate;
- first and last name.
Oct. 9 is the last date to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.
The Houston Astros on Wednesday, Sept. 5, honored Galveston College Whitecaps baseball player Andre Derouen, Jr., who drowned in March after rescuing his younger brother from a pond near their home.
Andre was a fantastic and beloved athlete, having played both football and baseball for Hitchcock High School. He was also named Hitchcock ISD’s most valuable defensive baseball player his senior year in 2017.
“Andre brought so much joy to everyone around him,” said Chris Joblin, head coach of the Galveston College Whitecaps baseball team. “He is missed by everyone who knew him.”
Several dozen family members, friends and teammates were at the event to celebrate and honor Andre. All of them wore custom-made T-shirts featuring Andre in his Whitecaps uniform and the Houston Astros’ classic orange star.
Are you ready to freshen up your summer look?
The Galveston College Cosmetology department will open on Tuesdays for services from June 26 to July 24. Hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
All services are offered at the Galveston College Applied Technology Center, 7626 Broadway, Galveston.
The pricing schedule is as follows:
- shampoo, haircut and blow out – $15
- hair color – $15
- spa manicure – $8
- facial – $12
- men’s cut – $8
- lash tint – $8
- gel polish – $12
Call (409) 944-1406 or (409) 944-1480 to book an appointment.
Galveston College student art show opens May 3
The Galveston College Art Department will host the 38th Annual Galveston College Student Art Exhibition from May 3 to Sept. 28 in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, May 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A variety of art, including ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media, will be on display.
For more information, contact John Stovall, associate professor of Fine Arts, at (409) 944-1320 or email@example.com
The Galveston College Student Government Association celebrated its incoming and outgoing officers at an induction ceremony April 19 in the Fine Arts Building.
Samuel Uhlman of Galveston was inducted 2018-19 president. Also recognized were incoming officers Ivan Escalante of La Marque, vice president; McKenzie Holmes of Dallas, secretary; and Maura Williams of Galveston, treasurer.
Outgoing officers recognized during the evening were Crystal Cruz of Galveston, president; Benjamin Russell of Galveston, vice president; Jasmine Pizano of Galveston, secretary; Kayla DeLeon of Galveston, treasurer; and Maurissa Pena of La Marque, historian. Pena will continue her role as historian in 2018-19.
President Cruz noted a number of SGA accomplishments during the 2017-18 academic year, including:
- hosting the Fall Festival and Spring Fling;
- co-hosting the Texas House of Representatives District 23 Candidate Forum with the Faculty Senate and Political Science Club;
- co-hosting the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents Position 7 Candidate Forum;
- monthly presentations at the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents meetings;
- participation with a specially designed float in two Mardi Gras parades; and
- attending the Sam Houston State University Diversity Leadership Conference with other student organization leaders.
Guest speaker Priscilla Culver, dual credit adviser and adjunct faculty member in psychology, shared her inspirational story and encouraged the students to pursue and achieve their dreams, to continue building their networks and to take a genuine interest in mentoring others.
The students recognized a number of individuals, including Student Activities Coordinator and SGA Adviser Cynthia Parra, Acting Vice President for Student Affairs Ron Crumedy, Developmental Mathematics Instructor/Program Coordinator Rodrigo Santoya and Developmental Education Student Success Adviser Elvia Bytautas.
Registration is underway for the 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older at Galveston College.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design. These courses are a great introduction to coding and programing.
Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.
To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/kids.
To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.
For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.
The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101 Basics” on Wednesday, April 18, from 4-5 p.m. in Room 251 of Regents Hall at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.
“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College. “
For more information, contact Parra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in April, “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health.
Dr. Wolf is the vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and an Osler Scholar in the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at UTMB. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry. He attended medical school at UTMB, graduating in 1986, and completed his residency in general psychiatry in 1993 and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1995.
Dr. Wolf joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry upon completion of his fellowship. He has served as the department’s outpatient medical director since 2000 and has been the chair of Institutional Research Board-2 since 2010. He was appointed vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry in 2015. He maintains an active private practice and provides clinical supervision of the Child Psychiatry fellows and medical students in the UTMB Psychiatry clinics and the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Wolf is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of research interest include team-based learning in medical student education and the use of popular cinema in medical student psychiatry education.
The free lecture is open to the public.
The Galveston College Theatre Department will present the western comedy, “Wild Oats,” on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The performances are free and open to the public.
“Wild Oats” is James McLure’s 1985 rewrite of Irish playwright John O’Keeffe’s 1791 farce of the same name. The raucous comedy combines a little bit of Shakespeare, western duels, hilarious slapstick and an old-time saloon setting in a fun and entertaining way.
Company members include Galveston College students Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabrielle Hosler, Jade Killebrew, Dane Nguyen, Tony Montemeyer, Melina Moore, Eric Scales and Destiny Shute.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. The running time for each performance is approximately two hours with one 15-minute intermission.
“Wild Oats” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc., New York.
For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts, at (409) 944-1398 or email@example.com.