Tag: Galveston

HIV Testing by Access Care of Coastal Texas

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Galveston College will host free HIV testing on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing conference room (SW-103).

Testing will be provided by Access Care of Coastal Texas.

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 Thursday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West on the Galveston College main campus.

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

Radiation Nation/Radiography Club Bake Sale

The Galveston College Radiation Nation/Radiography Club will host a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on the Galveston College campus.

The bake sale will feature homemade treats and goodies from club members, including cupcakes, candies, cookies and muffins, all available to take home or eat on campus.

All proceeds benefit club activities.

Share Your Holidays food drive underway on campus

Galveston College is the newest community partner in the Share Your Holidays Food Drive benefiting the Galveston County Food Bank.

Coordinated by Ball High School students and faculty, the 39th annual ABC13 Share Your Holidays Food Drive will culminate this year on Friday, Dec. 6, at Ball High School, 41st Street and Avenue O.

Non-perishable food items or monetary contributions will be accepted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and other student organizations on the Galveston College campus from now until Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Collection boxes are located throughout the main campus and the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.

The Galveston College SGA and other student organization leaders will travel to Ball High School at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 6, to appear on ABC13.

All contributions benefit the Galveston County Food Bank for distribution to those in need throughout Galveston County. Most-needed items include cereal, whole-grain pasta and rice, peanut butter, canned fruits/vegetables, canned meats, beans and soup, hygiene and household items, paper products, and kid-friendly snacks (e.g. fruit cups, juice boxes, granola bars) and for seniors — nutritional shakes and drinks, as well as adult hygiene products.

Start a family holiday tradition with Making Gingerbread Houses

Nothing announces the beginning of the holiday season like a festive gingerbread house. Learn how to make one of your own during a four-evening class this December at Galveston College.

The Galveston College Culinary Arts program will host Making Gingerbread Houses on Monday through Thursday, Dec. 2-5, from 6-8 p.m. Start a fun family holiday tradition with the skills you’ll learn.

Instructor Chef Mirta Salinas will offer tips and tricks on making a great gingerbread house from scratch, complete with all of the festive decorations and gingerbread people.

Each participant will make and decorate his or her own gingerbread house. The class is open to students of all ages. Students under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The cost for the class is $29 per person. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

To reserve a spot and for registration information, call Linda Jenko in Galveston College Continuing Education at (409) 944-1344.

Radiation Nation/Radiography Club Bake Sale

The Galveston College Radiation Nation/Radiography Club will host a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on the Galveston College campus.

The bake sale will feature homemade treats and goodies from club members, including cupcakes, candies, cookies and muffins, all available to take home or eat on campus.

All proceeds benefit club activities.

University of Houston-Clear Lake Transfer Day

The University of Houston-Clear Lake will be at Galveston College from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Moody Hall lobby, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Courtney Byers, UHCL enrollment management counselor, will be available to answer questions about transferring to UHCL, admissions, registration, financial aid, academic programs and student services.

For more information, contact Diane Laine in Galveston College Counseling/Advising, at dlaine@gc.edu or (409) 944-1220.

Discovery of new dinosaur is topic of Galveston College lecture

Galveston College will present a lecture about the discovery of a new dinosaur species, “A new dinosaur relative from the beginning of the age of dinosaurs in northern Colorado,” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Speaker is Dr. Jeffrey W. Martz, assistant professor of geology at the University of Houston-Downtown, who recently helped discover a new species of dinosaur called Kwanasaurus williamparkeri, a dinosauromorph about as large as a medium-sized dog.

“This year the lecture series at Galveston College is focused on discoveries and to learn that new discoveries about dinosaurs can happen anytime is quite fascinating,” said Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, chair of the Faculty Professional Development Committee, which organizes the lecture series.

“Many of us might think that we know almost everything about these creatures that lived many millions of years ago just to find out that this is not exactly true. In fact, there are so many things we still do not know about these animals that became extinct a long time ago. This lecture is an exciting opportunity for everybody to learn about dinosaurs and their lives from a researcher who makes these discoveries. We welcome everybody to attend this exciting lecture.”

Dr. Martz was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up primarily in the Denver and Salida regions of Colorado. He began his studies in paleontology as an intern at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science while still attending high school, and worked at Ashfall Fossil Beds in Nebraska in 1994 before attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

The lecture is the second in the college’s 2019-20 lecture series: Discovery: The Forefront of Knowledge. It is free and open to the public.

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

University of Houston-Clear Lake Transfer Day

The University of Houston-Clear Lake will be at Galveston College from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Moody Hall lobby, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.

Courtney Byers, UHCL enrollment management counselor, will be available to answer questions about transferring to UHCL, admissions, registration, financial aid, academic programs and student services.

For more information, contact Diane Laine in Galveston College Counseling/Advising, at dlaine@gc.edu or (409) 944-1220.

Radiation Nation/Radiography Club Bake Sale

The Galveston College Radiation Nation/Radiography Club will host a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium on the Galveston College campus.

The bake sale will feature homemade treats and goodies from club members, including cupcakes, candies, cookies and muffins, all available to take home or eat on campus.

All proceeds benefit club activities.