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.
The Galveston College Office of Student Activities and Faculty Professional Development Committee, in collaboration with the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, will host a lunch and learn on the “Mental Health Crisis: What It Is, What to Do, Who to Call” on Monday, Oct. 8, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus.
The speaker is Dr. Michael Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at UTMB Health.
Dr. Miller received a Bachelor of Science in zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His research and medical interests include general adult psychiatry.
The event is free and open to the public.Read More
Adult Education has announced dates and times for Adult Basic Education (High School Equivalency Prep/College Prep) registration and testing at Galveston College.
Evening registration is set for today, Oct. 1, at 5:45 p.m. in Room 333 of the Mary Moody Northen Center at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Morning registration is set for Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8:45 a.m. in the same location.
Doors open 15 minutes prior to start time. Must be present the entire time for testing.
Documentation needed to register:
- Must be 19 years and older and have a government-issued picture ID with birth date. May be U.S. or foreign (i.e. driver’s license, state ID, passport, visa, military ID, matricula consular, etc.).
- 18 years old: Must bring high school withdrawal or completion information, parent permission and government-issued ID.
- 17 years old: Must bring high school withdrawal information, parent permission and government-issued ID.
- 16 years old: Must bring court order along with a government-issued ID.
Classes will begin Oct. 22.Read More
The Galveston College Theatre department will return to the stage this fall for a two-day run of “The Revolutionists,” a comedic quartet by San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson about four women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror (1793-1794).
The New Play Exchange describes “The Revolutionists” as a “grand and dream-tweaked comedy about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.”
Gunderson, who was named “America’s Most Popular Playwright” by The New Yorker and the “Most Produced Playwright of 2017-2018” by American Theatre Magazine, takes the audience to 1793 Paris and the world of playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle who, according to the New Play Exchange, “hang out, murder Jean-Paul Marat and try to beat back the extremist insanity.”
Director is Liz Lacy, program coordinator for Performing Arts at Galveston College. Company members include Eva Arita, Marie Daban, Alyssa Gudz, Jade Killebrew, Kristopher Prodoehl, Eric Scales, Destiny Shute, Wrath Sorrell, Alice Sullivan, Omar Tashatsheh and Adi Teodoru.
This production of “The Revolutionists” is entered as a participating production in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide annually.
Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are located in Room 207 on the second floor of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain and admission is free.
For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy at (409) 944-1398 or email@example.com.
Above, Eva Arita, who plays French playwright and political activist Olympe de Gouges, and Adi Teodoru, who portrays assassin Charlotte Corday, rehearse for “The Revolutionists,” which opens Friday at Galveston College.
GALVESTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL “EFFECTIVELY” BE RAISED BY 6.83 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.35.Read More
Galveston College will present “A World on the Move,” a lecture featuring Georgetown University professor Dr. Elizabeth Ferris, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Ferris is a research professor with the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is also a non-resident senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.
Her presentation will feature a global overview of migration and refugees and is part of college’s 2018-19 lecture series, “Our World and Beyond: The Integration of Modern Technology and the Humanities.”
“It is very exciting to have Dr. Ferris to give a lecture at Galveston College about her extensive experience and first-hand knowledge about UN missions around the world,” said Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, chair of the Faculty Professional Development Committee at Galveston College. “This is a unique opportunity for people in our community to learn about humanitarian issues that are of high importance in the world today.”
From January to September 2016, Dr. Ferris served as senior adviser to the UN General Assembly’s Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York. From 2006 to 2015, she was a senior fellow and co-director of the Brookings-London School of Economics Project on Internal Displacement where she worked to support understanding and protection of internally displaced persons.
Prior to joining Brookings, she spent 20 years working in the field of humanitarian assistance, most recently in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Council of Churches. She has also served as the director of the Church World Service’s Immigration and Refugee Program, as research director for the Life & Peace Institute in Uppsala, Sweden, and as a Fulbright professor at the Universidad Autónoma de México.
Dr. Ferris’ teaching experience has included positions at Lafayette College, Miami University and Pembroke State University. She has written extensively on refugee, migration and humanitarian issues, including “The Politics of Protection: The Limits of Humanitarian Action” (Brookings Institution Press, 2011) and most recently, “Consequences of Chaos: Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure to Protect,” with Kemal Kirsici (Brookings Institution Press, 2016).
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Florida.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.Read More
Galveston College officials have announced a double-digit increase in student enrollment for the fall 2018 semester from this same time last year.
The college recorded a census-day credit headcount enrollment of 2,450 students, which represents an 11.5 percent increase from the 2,197 students who attended Galveston College during the fall semester of 2017.
“Our growth is a testament to the support of our community and to the great work of our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Myles Shelton, president of Galveston College. “I cannot emphasize enough the teamwork and collaboration across the college community. Everyone contributed to this successful student recruitment effort that produced such positive results.”
The enrolled students generated 20,070 student semester credit hours, an increase of 15 percent from the previous fall semester.
The growth in enrollment can be attributed to a number of factors, Dr. Shelton said, including the addition of new programs in Computer and Network Administration, Instrumentation Technology and a daytime Law Enforcement Academy in partnership with area law enforcement agencies.
“We are excited to have 17 students enrolled in our daytime Law Enforcement Academy in addition to the students in our existing evening academy,” Dr. Shelton said, adding that the college has collaborated with the City of Galveston, the Galveston Police Department, Galveston County, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and other local agencies to provide high-quality law-enforcement education to the region.
Dr. Cissy Matthews, vice president of instruction, said the number of Galveston high school students participating in dual-credit programs also has increased significantly.
“We have 588 dual-credit students who are enrolled in 32 different classes or programs,” Dr. Matthews said. “Some of the classes with the highest enrollment are English Composition I, Medical Terminology and U.S. History I. On the workforce side, the Welding Technology program is popular with 64 students taking different levels of welding this year. The Emergency Medical Services program also has been well-received, with 23 dual-credit students.”
In addition to students enrolled in credit academic-transfer and workforce programs, Galveston College serves more than 1,725 individuals through workforce training, continuing education for professional and personal development, and other non-credit programs.
For more information about Galveston College, visit GC.edu or call (409) 944-4242.Read More
As part of Whitecaps Wednesday, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear Galveston College orange and royal blue in support of the Whitecaps baseball and softball teams every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters.
Each Wednesday in September, a different Whitecaps Wednesday promotion will be announced.
For more information, email Cynthia Parra at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (409) 944-1234 or visit Student Center 110.Read More
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.Read More
Some 65 dual-credit students from Hamshire-Fannett High School were on campus Friday, Sept. 7, to meet with faculty and staff and tour the college.
The day began with a pep rally, complete with the Whitecaps Wave, and group photo hosted by the Offices of Admissions, Student Activities and Public Affairs.
Students met with faculty members Dr. Shane Wallace and Shelly Downes, Dr. Larry Blomstedt, Theron Waddell, Jesse Warren, Elizabeth Tapp and Janene Davison and then toured the campus.
“It was a great success,” said Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cissy Matthews, who organized the visit. “We ended their visit with pizza, cookies and one more session of the Whitecaps Wave. I even asked facilities to turn on the disco ball in the ceiling. They loved it. Today was one of those great days when I can’t believe I get paid to have this much fun!”Read More