Category: Events

Galveston College students enjoy games during the 2017 Fall Festival. The 2018 event is set for Oct. 24 from 3-6 p.m.

Galveston College sets 2018 Fall Festival

Galveston College students enjoy games during the 2017 Fall Festival. The 2018 event is set for Oct. 24 from 3-6 p.m.

Galveston College will host its 2018 Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. on lawn of the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Now in its 11th year, the festival is hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and the Office of Student Activities under the direction of Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities.

“Galveston College began the festival shortly after Hurricane Ike to bring the community together and to give the children of the island some consistency in the aftermath of tragedy,” said Parra. “The event has continued to grow over the years and has become a Galveston College tradition along with Spring Fling during the spring semester.”

Highlights of the festival will include music, games, inflatable bounce houses, activity booths, food and many more attractions that are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, student clubs and organizations.

A new Galveston College program starting this academic year is the addition of the first-ever FAFSA Fest in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

FAFSA Fest is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes-challenging financial aid process. Three sessions will be available in conjunction with the Fall Festival: 9-10:30 a.m., 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Current and prospective students can get help completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to having other questions answered. Students who complete their FAFSAs that day will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

The FAFSA application period for the 2019-20 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Students should bring their families’ 2017 income and tax information. Students under the age of 18 should bring a parent or guardian.

Activities and attractions sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, as well as FAFSA Fest, are free of charge. Student organizations may charge nominal fees for food items and other fundraisers in support of club activities such as attendance at professional conferences.

The festival is open to the public, and children are welcome.

In the event of rain, the event will be located in the Hermes Fitness Center on campus.

Male Success Initiative (MSI) volunteered at the Feed Galveston Packing event

Male Success Initiative volunteers at Feed Galveston

Ten students from the Galveston College Male Success Initiative volunteered at the Feed Galveston packing event on Saturday, Sept. 22, working with the First Lutheran Church of Galveston and the Galveston Food Bank to help pack 50,0000 meals for the homeless in Galveston County. This was the group’s first event of the year.

The Male Success Initiative is designed for students who wish to strengthen their leadership and professional development skills. Open to both male and female students, it helps members build character by identifying their purpose and serving others.

For more information and to join the Male Success Initiative at Galveston College, contact Pierre Banks at pbanks@gc.edu, Deon Botha at dbotha@gc.edu or Ron Crumedy at rcrumedy@gc.edu.

Voter Registration

Voter registration drive underway on campus

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.

Galveston College Whitecaps baseball player Andre Derouen, Jr

Houston Astros honor Whitecaps Andre Derouen

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.

Galveston College Cosmetology Services Available June 26-July 24

Cosmetology department offers summer services

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 celebrates national nursing week

Nurses inspire, innovate and influence!

Celebrate the American Nursing Association’s National Nurses Week May 6-12 at Galveston College by joining the first-level nursing students as they share their poster presentations on a variety of nursing topics.

Posters will be displayed through Thursday, May 10, in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium and Moody Hall first floor lobby.

The public is invited to view the exhibits.

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

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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.