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NJCAA moves majority of sports to spring

Following the recommendations from the National Junior College Athletic Association Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.

Following the Board of Regents’ vote on July 13, a majority of competition will be moved to the spring semester.

“Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA president and CEO. “Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful.”

For spring sports, including baseball and softball, competition remains intact with minor adjustments to dates. The fall practice schedule will include a maximum of 60 consecutive calendar days for practice and scrimmages from Sept. 5 to Nov. 15. Baseball will be allowed a maximum of 15 fall scrimmages (not dates) against outside competition. Softball will be allowed a maximum of seven fall scrimmage dates against outside competition.

To view the updated NJCAA 2020-2021 plan of action, click here. To view all NJCAA COVID-19 updates, click here.

Moody Hall

In-person registration for summer II and fall is July 6-9

Limited in-person registration for the summer II and fall 2020 semesters will open at Galveston College on Monday, July 6, in the one-stop student services center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the college’s main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Registration times will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 6-9. The last day for summer II general registration is Wednesday, July 8. Late registration for summer II is Thursday, July 9.

In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

To view the summer and fall 2020 schedule of classes, visit https://gc.edu/admissions/course-schedule/.

New students should apply for admission at applytexas.org. For more information on admission to the college, contact the Galveston College Office of Admissions at (409) 944-1230 or admissions@gc.edu.

Online registration is available to new and current students via their Whitecaps portal at whitecaps.gc.edu using their student ID number. For assistance, contact the Information Technology Service Desk at helpdesk@gc.edu.

All summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

All individuals entering campus buildings are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, those entering campus buildings will be screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperature.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings as appropriate and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and city of Galveston guidelines.

“Our focus at Galveston College continues to be on the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president. “We will continue to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials, as we prepare for a very gradual and systematic transition back to on-campus work.”

Registration for fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. College faculty and staff will work remotely through July 31.

Galveston College is here to help. Please do not hesitate to reach out.

Galveston College announces plans for summer classes

Galveston College President Myles Shelton announced today that all May mini-semester and summer credit and noncredit classes will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online but can be delivered face to face in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

Examples of programs that may require hands-on or face-to-face instruction include shop, laboratory and clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, welding and other applied technology areas.

“During the rapidly changing circumstances of the last several weeks, our country, state and community took actions that were designed to protect us from COVID-19,” Dr. Shelton said. “It was no different at Galveston College, as we worked to create the opportunities for teaching and learning to continue while also working to keep students, faculty, staff and the community safe during this pandemic.”

On March 23, all classes at Galveston College moved online for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Academic and student support services, such as the library, tutoring, counseling and advising, admissions, registration and financial aid, also are offered online, by telephone and by email.

“I want to commend our students, faculty and staff for their flexibility, adaptability and perseverance this semester,” Dr. Shelton said. “I am especially proud of our students, as they have continued in their studies and have committed to completing their programs of study even in the face of the hurdles and curves that they have encountered as a result of COVID-19. I commend their strength and their courage.”

The college will begin to reopen the campus on May 18 on a limited basis for students who need to complete clinical training and laboratory assignments in technical programs or technical courses.

“We will be working to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines, as well as the directives of state and local officials,” Dr. Shelton said.

All individuals entering campus facilities are expected to use a facial mask or face covering. In addition, as students, faculty, staff and visitors enter the buildings, there will be screening stations to check for signs of COVID-19.

Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance, as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings, as appropriate and in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online throughout the summer. In order to plan coursework for the summer and fall, current and new students should contact the Counseling and Advising Center at advising@gc.edu.

On June 1, limited in-person admissions, financial aid and registration services will be available on campus. Other academic and student support services will continue to be available online. Faculty and staff, where possible, will continue to work remotely until July 31.

“Although we are looking forward to August, the fall semester, and a return to the normal operations of the college, we know that the COVID-19 situation is continuing to evolve and change on almost a daily basis,” Dr. Shelton said.

For Dr. Shelton’s complete update to the campus community, please visit the Galveston College website at gc.edu.

Campus Update from President Myles Shelton

During the rapidly changing circumstances of the last several weeks, our country, state, and community took actions that were designed to protect us from COVID-19. And it was no different at Galveston College as we worked to create the opportunities for teaching and learning to continue while also working to keep you safe during this pandemic. Not that long ago, all classes at Galveston College moved online for the remainder of the spring semester. And now, as we approach the end of the spring semester and as we look forward to the summer and fall semesters, it is time for us to consider and make decisions about our next steps as we seek to continue to confront COVID-19 and to work to make sure that teaching and learning continue at Galveston College in the safest way possible.

 

However, before we talk about next steps, I first want to commend you, our students, our faculty, and our staff for your flexibility, your adaptability, and your perseverance this semester. I want you to know that I am proud of our faculty and staff as they have continued to work to help you, our students, succeed. And to our students, I am especially proud of you as you have continued in your studies and as you have committed yourselves to completing your programs of study even in the face of the hurdles and curves that you have encountered as a result of COVID-19. I commend your strength and your courage.   #GCStrong

 

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with state and local directives, and out of our continuing concern for you, our students, faculty, and staff, we announce the following decisions for all May mini-semester and summer classes (credit and Continuing Education classes).

 

All May mini-semester and summer classes (both credit and noncredit) will be delivered online, with the exception of certain technical courses and programs that require hands-on instruction that cannot be delivered online, but can be delivered face to face in accordance with CDC guidelines. Examples include shop, laboratory, and/or clinical segments of courses and programs in health science, nursing, emergency medical services, law enforcement, and other applied technology areas.

 

Registration for summer and fall classes will continue online through May. Then, one week prior to the beginning of the first summer session, limited in person admissions, financial aid, and registration services will be available on campus. Other academic and student support services will continue to be available online.

 

For the early part of the summer and continuing through July 31, employees where possible will continue to work remotely. For those individuals who must come to campus and/or work from campus, the College will allow flexible schedules and/or shifts, as approved by the immediate supervisor and the vice president responsible for that area of the College.

 

Beginning on Monday, May 18, as we begin to reopen the campus for students who need to complete clinicals and laboratory assignments in technical programs or technical courses, we will be working to comply with all appropriate CDC guidelines as well as the directives of state and local officials. All individuals entering campus facilities are expected to use a facial mask or face covering, as appropriate. (See FAQs for additional information concerning facial masks or face coverings.) In addition, as students, faculty, staff, and visitors enter the facilities, there will be screening stations to check for signs of COVID-19. Once inside campus facilities, faculty, staff, students, and visitors are expected to maintain an appropriate social distance as well as to continue to use facial masks or face coverings, as appropriate and in accordance with CDC guidelines.

 

Although we are looking forward to August, the fall semester, and a return to the normal operations of the College, we know that the COVID-19 situation is continuing to evolve and change on almost a daily basis. Consequently, we must plan for classes as scheduled in the fall and for normal operations while at the same time planning for the hurdles and curves that COVID-19 might still throw at us.

 

As we begin the process of reopening the campus and before I close this letter, let me again say how proud I am of each of you. And, although this is just the first stage in the reopening process, I know the Galveston College family is strong and up to the challenges of these uncertain times. I know our faculty and staff are continuing to help you, our students, succeed. And I am confident that you, our students, will continue to be strong and courageous as you work to continue your studies.   #GCStrong

 

Regards,

 

Dr. W. Myles Shelton

President

Galveston College

Galveston College library services available online

The Galveston College David Glenn Hunt Memorial Library services are now accessible online.
Students, faculty and staff can access academic eBooks to support curriculum, reference eBooks, leisure eBooks, article databases, eJournals, eMagazines, research guides, video tutorials and eCourse reserves. The library also has a live chat service available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can schedule individual online reference appointments, as well. All virtual services are accessible in one place for students, faculty and staff.
The Distance Education Library Resources Online Guide is designed to help students at a distance or taking online courses locate and use Galveston College library’s online resources and research tools. Students can access the guide at https://library.gc.edu/distance-education-library-resources.
For assistance, contact gclibrary@gc.edu or view the library’s FAQ page https://gc.libanswers.com/.
Galveston College News Update

Graffiti incident under investigation

On Wednesday, March 25, Galveston College received a report from the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office that the Galveston Island Beach Patrol found graffiti on a lifeguard stand containing threatening and racist statements.

The incident is under investigation.

Media inquiries should be addressed to Sgt. Xavier Hancock with the Galveston Police Department at (409) 497-6568 or Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset at (409) 766-2322.

Food for Thought Mobile Food Distribution at ATC

The Galveston College Food for Thought mobile food distribution is set for today at the Galveston College Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center location at 7626 Broadway St.

Currently enrolled students can obtain client ID cards in the Galveston College Counseling and Advising Center on the first floor of Moody Hall on the main campus or the administration office at the Applied Technology Center and enroll online by visiting the Food for Change page on the Houston Food Bank website.

PRE-SURVEY: https://houstonfoodbank.tfaforms.net/4723881

APPLICATION LINK: https://houstonfoodbank.tfaforms.net/4678096

Students also can locate unrestricted Food for Change markets by using the Houston Food Bank Mobile App. Food for Change markets are labeled to help clients identify all markets available to all Food for Change recipients.

For more information and to volunteer, contact Ron Crumedy at rcrumedy@gc.edu.

Dr. Susan Schoelwer

Mount Vernon historian to explore re-discoveries about George Washington

“A Historian’s Work is Never Done: Re-Discovering George Washington” is the focus of a lecture on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Speaker is Dr. Susan Schoelwer, executive director of historic preservation and collections and Robert H. Smith senior curator at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, who will explore “re-discoveries” about George Washington and his life at Mount Vernon.

The lecture is the second in the college’s 2019-2020 lecture series: Discovery: The Forefront of Knowledge. It is free and open to the public.

“Despite Washington having been studied and written about for more than two centuries, there are still unanswered questions, which I find fascinating,” said Dr. Schoelwer during a recent interview. “History is dynamic, not static, with new questions and new evidence frequently leading to new insights.”

Dr. Schoelwer directs the architectural preservation, furnishings and interpretation of George and Martha Washington’s house and surrounding plantation buildings and landscape, as well as the creation of museum exhibitions, including the current, award-winning special exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Schoelwer present a lecture focusing on George Washington, the first president of the United States, and shedding a new light on his remarkable life and his contributions to this great country,” said Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, chair of the Faculty Professional Development Committee at Galveston College, sponsor of the lecture. “It has been nearly two and a half centuries since the presidency of George Washington, and having an opportunity to reflect on his life from a perspective of the 21st century is amazing.”

Growing up on a farm in Illinois, Dr. Schoelwer graduated with a high school class of 42, then went on to be among the first classes of women to graduate from the University of Notre Dame. She holds a master’s degree in American history and art history from the University of Delaware and Doctor of Philosophy in American studies from Yale. Prior to coming to Mount Vernon in 2010, she directed the museum collections at the Connecticut Historical Society and the special collections at the Chicago Public Library.

In addition to the Washingtons and Mount Vernon, her research projects have spanned a variety of topics, including Connecticut needlework, early American tavern signs, western American art, Chicago authors and the legacy of the Alamo for the exhibit, “Alamo Images: Changing Perspectives on a Texas Experience,” for the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University and the Texas Humanities Council. She is currently researching a book re-examining the creation and continuing re-creation of George Washington portraits.

The Galveston College Culinary Arts Academy will provide refreshments for the evening.

Black History Month Exhibit

Galveston College will host a Black History Month exhibit in the Moody Hall lobby Monday through Friday, Feb. 24-28. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.

Black History Month Exhibit

Galveston College will host a Black History Month exhibit in the Moody Hall lobby Monday through Friday, Feb. 24-28. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.