Tag: Galveston College

Galveston College Fine Arts Spring Music Recital

The Galveston College Fine Arts department will have a spring music recital on Thursday, May 2, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Cindy Kates, the students will present selections in a required credit performance.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Blood Drive

The Galveston College Office of Student Activities will sponsor a blood drive with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on Monday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hermes Fitness Center gym on the Galveston College campus.

For more information, contact Cynthia Parra at cparra@gc.edu.

Celebrate Diversity Month

April is Celebrate Diversity Month. There will be a celebration hosted by the Office of Student Activities and Student Government Association on Wednesday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cheney Student Center.

Please join the college community in celebrating diversity at Galveston College.

2019 Health and Wellness Fair

Galveston College will host its 2019 Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing 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;
  • flu shots;
  • HIV testing and information on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP);
  • information and pre-registration packets by UTMB Health Radiography-Breast Imaging;
  • games and prizes; and
  • healthy snacks by Galveston College Culinary Arts.

“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.

SPARK Poetry and Writing Club Book Sale

The SPARK Poetry and Writing Club at Galveston College will host its second annual book sale on Wednesday, April 10, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on the main campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Students will be selling donated books to raise funds for the club’s activities.

Jeff Forster Ceramics Exhibition Closing Reception

Galveston College will feature an exhibition of recent ceramic art by visiting artist Jeff Forster March 6 through April 4 in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas. The gallery is open during regular college hours.

In addition to the exhibit, the college will host a workshop with Forster from 1-4 p.m. on April 4 in the Ceramics Studio (Fine Arts-353). There will be a closing reception on April 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. The public is invited.

Currently the ceramics chair at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Forster has participated in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work has won awards in a number of these exhibitions including a Juror’s Choice Award in “Ceramic Object/Conceptual Material” and the Luis Jimenez Award for First Place in the “Sculpture on Campus Exhibition” at Southern Illinois University.

Additionally, Forster was awarded the Helen Drutt Studio Fellowship in conjunction with his residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Besides teaching and maintaining an active studio practice, Forster currently sits on the Artist in Residence Committee at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Artist Advisory Committee for Fresh Arts. From 2011 to 2013 he served on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as the On‐Site Conference Liaison for the 47th annual conference in Houston.

Forster received a Bachelor of Arts in art education from Saint John’s University in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University in 2007.

Jeff Forster Ceramics Workshop

Galveston College will feature an exhibition of recent ceramic art by visiting artist Jeff Forster March 6 through April 4 in the third floor Fine Arts Gallery at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas. The gallery is open during regular college hours.

In addition to the exhibit, the college will host a workshop with Forster from 1-4 p.m. on April 4 in the Ceramics Studio (Fine Arts-353). There will be a closing reception on April 4 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery. The public is invited.

Currently the ceramics chair at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Forster has participated in exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His work has won awards in a number of these exhibitions including a Juror’s Choice Award in “Ceramic Object/Conceptual Material” and the Luis Jimenez Award for First Place in the “Sculpture on Campus Exhibition” at Southern Illinois University.

Additionally, Forster was awarded the Helen Drutt Studio Fellowship in conjunction with his residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Besides teaching and maintaining an active studio practice, Forster currently sits on the Artist in Residence Committee at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Artist Advisory Committee for Fresh Arts. From 2011 to 2013 he served on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts as the On‐Site Conference Liaison for the 47th annual conference in Houston.

Forster received a Bachelor of Arts in art education from Saint John’s University in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University in 2007.

“Finding Nemo’s Garden: Sea and Science in the Land of the Renaissance” with Paul Cater Deaton

Paul Cater Deaton is an award-winning writer, producer, director and cinematographer who has filmed on six continents over a 40-year career. He is based in Galveston, Texas, and works all over the
world. As an undersea filmmaker, Deaton  has spent more time underwater than most people spend in high school.

Recent credits include underwater cinematographer for Wild Honduras with Nigel Marven, field producer and director of photography with The Discovery Channel, director of photography with HBO Documentaries and principal underwater cinematographer for The Amazing Race. Deaton was one of the original three filmmakers selected to produce short documentaries for Ocean in Google Earth.

As a filmmaker and photojournalist, his work has been broadcast and published worldwide. He recently gave a highly-rated TEDx Talk on Shark Preservation, and was certified in Global Shark Biodiversity, Biology and Conservation through Cornell University and the University of Queensland, Australia.

Deaton is a National Fellow in The Explorers Club, and a full member of the Television Academy. Other memberships include Boston Sea Rovers, National Association of Underwater Instructors, Historical Diving Society, Underwater Archaeological Society of Chicago and the Rotary Club of St. Thomas East (Board of Directors). A Rotarian since 1989, he was honored with a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowship in 2004.

Galveston College Transfer Signing at UHD

Galveston College, UHD sign articulation agreement

The University of Houston-Downtown and Galveston College have pledged their support to students earning their associate degrees and ultimately Finishing UHD Strong.

Dr. W. Myles Shelton, Galveston College president, and Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, UHD president, put their pens to paper on March 19 to sign an articulation agreement focused on student success. This pact commits both institutions to creating seamless pathways for Galveston College students seeking to transfer to UHD; providing resources such as degree maps and cooperative advising; offering joint admissions, and data sharing.

The signing was conducted at UHD. Arriving with Dr. Shelton was Dr. Cissy Mathews, vice president of instruction at Galveston College. In addition to President Muñoz, UHD representatives included Dr. Eric Carl Link, senior vice president for academic and student affairs and provost; Daniel Villanueva, assistant vice president for enrollment services and registrar; and Dr. Faiza Khoja, associate vice president for academic affairs.

“This signing is a first step. Both UHD and Galveston College will work together to support students and ensure they complete their degrees on time and without excess debt or credit hours,” Dr. Muñoz said.

“I look forward to working with UHD on this great partnership and helping our students succeed,” Dr. Shelton responded.

This agreement will support seamless transfers from Galveston College to UHD, as well as reverse transfers (transferring university credits back to a community college to earn associate degrees).

It also promotes data sharing between the institutions to provide students with information regarding transfer processes, financial aid, degree programs and degree completion.

And, to further ease the transition from an associate-degree program to bachelor’s track, both UHD and Galveston College will partner on joint admissions allowing students to co-enroll at both institutions. Likewise, students will benefit from cooperative advising in which students can receive specific guidance using degree maps to effectively direct them toward the right courses for selected degree programs.

The UHD-Galveston College partnership supports Houston Guided Pathways to Success (Houston GPS) initiative and fulfills the goals of the 60x30TX plan of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, whose overall goal is to have at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 complete a technical certificate or degree by 2030.

Led by the University of Houston, Houston GPS includes Houston and Gulf Coast area institutions working together to create an integrated system of cohesive, interdependent strategies designed to increase and accelerate student completion and a smooth two-year to four-year college transfer process while improving educational quality for Houston-area students, ultimately saving students time and money.

 

Above: Dr. W. Myles Shelton (right), Galveston College president, and Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz, University of Houston-Downtown president, sign an articulation agreement March 19, along with (back row from left) Daniel Villanueva, assistant vice president for enrollment services and registrar at UHD; Dr. Faiza Khoja, associate vice president for academic affairs at UHD; Dr. Eric Carl Link, senior vice president for academic and student affairs and provost at UHD; and Dr. Cissy Mathews, vice president of instruction at Galveston College. Courtesy UHD