Category: Events

2018 GC Art Show May 3

Galveston College student art show opens May 3

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 jstovall@gc.edu

SGA recognizes incoming, outgoing officers

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.

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Registration underway for 2018 Kids’ College

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.

 

Financial-Aid-Basics at Galveston College

‘Financial Aid 101 Basics’ seminar set for Wednesday

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 cparra@gc.edu.

 

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.

Galveston College to host lecture on autism

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.

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
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.

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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.

Galveston College Theatre Department to present ‘Wild Oats’

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 llacy@gc.edu.

 

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There will be an opening reception for the Ball High School student art exhibition from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the third-floor gallery

Opening reception for Ball High School art show is Tuesday

There will be an opening reception for the Ball High School student art exhibition from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the third-floor gallery of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The exhibition features the creative works of Ball High School art students, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and masks in a variety of mediums.

The show will run through Friday, April 27. It is free and open to the public.

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Student Government Association and Political Science Club will host a forum featuring candidates for Position 7 on the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on Monday, April 9

Galveston College Faculty Senate, SGA and Political Science Club to host GCCD Board of Regents Candidate Forum

The Galveston College Faculty Senate, Student Government Association and Political Science Club will host a forum featuring candidates for Position 7 on the Galveston Community College District Board of Regents on Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The college will have a special election in May for the unexpired term for Position 7, which had been filled by George Black. The term for Position 7 expires in 2022.

Candidates include retiree Curtiss Brown, higher education administrator Dr. Richard A. Prets, Jr., UTMB executive director for community engagement Rebecca Trout Unbehagen, small business owner Marie Robb and attorney Keith McFatridge, all of Galveston.

The forum will be moderated by Don Davison, Galveston College Faculty Senate president and professor of business/accounting.

Citizens are invited to email questions for the candidates, in advance, to Davison at ddavison@gc.edu. Audience members also will have an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates during the forum.

“Throughout its over 50-year history, Galveston College has been host to numerous political forums,” Davison said. “These forums have allowed candidates to express their platforms while at the same time giving the community the opportunity to meet and know the candidates better. As a community college, we believe forums are an essential part of the democratic process and as such are a key component of our mission to serve the community of Galveston.”

For more information, contact Don Davison at ddavison@gc.edu or the Galveston College Public Affairs office at (409) 944-1302

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Galveston College Spring Fling 2018 set for April 4

Galveston College Spring Fling 2018 set for April 4

Galveston College will celebrate Spring Fling 2018 on Wednesday, April 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Seibel Wing Lawn.
There will be free popcorn, hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and chips, as well as free samples of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Rita’s Italian ice and frozen custards. The campus community will be able to make personalized cell phone cases and water bottles.
In the event of rain, Spring Fling will take place in the Hermes Fitness Center Gym and under the Hermes carport.
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2018 Health and Wellness Fair at Galveston College

Galveston College sets 2018 Health and Wellness Fair on April 6

Galveston College will host its 2018 Health and Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 6, in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Sponsored by the Galveston College Employee Relations and Wellness Committee and Office of Student Activities, the Health and Wellness Fair is free for Galveston College students and faculty, staff, their spouses and dependents.

Participants are asked to bring a valid Galveston College ID and their insurance card. Discounted fees for services may be available for those with no insurance.

Highlights of the event will include the following:

  • blood pressure checks by Galveston College Nursing and Emergency Medical Services students and faculty;
  • immunizations for participants eight years of age and older by Walmart Pharmacy;
  • free flu shots donated by American National Insurance Co. and provided by Affinity Immediate Care;
  • HIV testing and information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by Access Care of Coastal Texas (ACCT);
  • one free hour of yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Galveston College yoga instructor Jim Turner;
  • information and pre-registration packets by UTMB Health Radiography-Breast Imaging;
  • games and prizes by Anytime Fitness and
  • healthy snacks by Galveston College Culinary Arts.

Other participating exhibitors will include Alzheimer’s Association – Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Galveston County Health District-Public Health, UTMB Health Transplant Center, Ball High School Teen Health Center, Inc., VALIC-Mike Brown and Voya-Jeremy Joaquin.

“We are excited to once again host a Health and Wellness Fair for the students, faculty and staff of Galveston College,” said Joyce Landry, Human Resources payroll/benefits specialist. “This event is designed to help educate our students, faculty and staff about health services available in the community and to focus on issues related to health and wellness.”

For more information, contact Landry at (409) 944-1280 or jlandry@gc.edu.