Tag: Galveston College

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.

Galveston College Theatre to showcase Invited Scene at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regionals

A scene from Galveston College’s production of “More Fun than Bowling” by playwright Steven Dietz has advanced to Region 6 Festival 52 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Feb. 24-27 in Abilene, Texas.

Galveston College was one of only 14 colleges and universities in the five-state region to have Invited Scenes at the festival. Region 6 is comprised of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

In addition to the Invited Scene, Galveston College Theatre students Alyssa Gudz, Daniel Bourque and Eva Arita all received Irene Ryan Acting Awards at the state festival.

The KCACTF is a national theater program that works to improve the quality of college theater in the United States through a network of more than 700 academic institutions throughout the country. The program honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, dramatic criticism, directing and design.

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national organization that exists to celebrate the educational and creative process of university and college theatre.  KCACTF promotes professional standards and provides students and faculty with opportunities to bridge the academic and professional worlds.  KCACTF honors achievements in diversity and excellence and encourages experiences in all areas of theatre.

Above: Galveston College Theatre students Daniel Bourque, Eva Arita and Alyssa Gudz have been recognized with Irene Ryan Acting Awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The trio starred in Galveston College’s production of “More Fun than Bowling” by playwright Stephen Dietz. The production, under the direction of Liz Lacy, program coordinator of Performing Arts at Galveston College, advanced with an Invited Scene at Region 6 Festival 52 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Feb. 24-27 in Abilene, Texas.

Galveston Island Mardi Gras 2019

Galveston College readies for Mardi Gras

On Saturday, Feb. 15, Galveston College students, faculty and staff will participate in the 33rd Annual Mystic Krewe of Aquarius Mardi Gras parade, which begins at 12 p.m. and runs from 57th and Seawall to the Strand Historic District.

Also on Saturday, students, faculty and staff will participate in the Krewe of Gambrinus’ 31st Annual King Gambrinus Lights Up the Night parade, which starts at 6 p.m. at 4500 Seawall Blvd. and proceeds downtown through the Strand Historic District.

Click here to view the parade route.

According to the City of Galveston, the island’s 109th Mardi Gras celebration begins Friday, Feb. 14, and continues until Feb. 25, or Fat Tuesday. Both weekends are packed with parades, parties and, of course, beads.

The 10-day event is expected to draw more than 300,000 attendees for masked balls, balcony parties, parades and concerts.

This island-style Mardi Gras has plenty of personality. There’s the classic revelry found in the heart of Galveston’s historic downtown district, where the bulk of festivities takes place, and also family-friendly events and parades along the Seawall.

To view the concert schedule, confirm parade routes and times, purchase tickets for ticketed events and venues, or to become a vendor, please visit the official Mardi Gras! Galveston website at http://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/.

To view the complete list of Mardi Gras street closures, safety reminders and transportation information, visit the City of Galveston website here.

For more information on Galveston College’s participation in Mardi Gras activities, contact Associate Vice President for Student Services Ron Crumedy at rcrumedy@gc.edu.

10-Minute Play Festival

The Galveston College Theatre Department is excited to present its third 10-Minute Play Festival Friday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

10-Minute Play Festival

The Galveston College Theatre Department is excited to present its third 10-Minute Play Festival Friday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

10-Minute Play Festival

The Galveston College Theatre Department is excited to present its third 10-Minute Play Festival Friday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

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.

Galveston College Saltwater Fishing Club Meeting

The Galveston College Saltwater Fishing Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. in Room 252 of Regents Hall. The club is open to all students, faculty and staff who are interested in the sport of fishing.

Pleasure Pier Job Fair

For decades, the historic Pleasure Pier served as a tourism catalyst for Galveston’s Seawall Boulevard and the Texas Gulf Coast. More than 40 years after the original Pleasure Pier was destroyed by Hurricane Carla, Landry’s has transformed the Pleasure Pier into a world-class amusement park for all ages.

Pleasure Pier will host a job fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Moody Hall lobby on the Galveston College campus. Learn about exciting career opportunities including:

  • Ride Operators
  • Game Attendants
  • Food and Beverage Staff
  • Security Personnel
  • Retail Associates
  • Grounds Crew
  • Mechanics
  • Facilities Personnel
  • Admissions Cashiers

Some positions require a valid driver’s license and/pre-employment background check and drug screening. Team members enjoy a fun, family-oriented environment, food and retail discounts and a great opportunity for career growth!

Come dressed to impress!

 

10-Minute Play Festival Photo

Galveston College Theatre sets 10-Minute Play Festival

The Galveston College Theatre department will present its third 10-Minute Play Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, in Room 207 of the Fine Arts building on the Galveston College campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The showcase will include staged readings of six original 10-minute plays written by Galveston College students, faculty and community members.

“We hope you will join us for the premiere of these playwrights’ new works,” said Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts at Galveston College.

Playwrights include Stephany Blair, Shelly Downes, Alyssa Gudz, Destiny Montemayor, Christiana Rose-Eileen Rubio and Adi Teodoru.

Show dates and times are Friday, Feb. 7, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.

Company members include Galveston College students Dorion Alcantar, Eva Arita, Elijah Barrie, Daniel Bourque, Alyssa Gudz and Eric Scales.

For more information, contact Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or llacy@gc.edu.

Pictured: Elijah Barrie, Alyssa Gudz and Daniel Bourque rehearse a scene for the upcoming Galveston College 10-Minute Play Festival Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and 8, in the Galveston College Fine Arts building.