More than 230 technical and professional education students and faculty members at Galveston College attended a motivational presentation by career expert and speaker Brooks Harper, author of “Why Should We Hire You,” Oct. 26 on the Galveston College campus.
Made possible by funding from a Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Grant, the presentation focused on interviewing and networking strategies and techniques.Read More
The Galveston College Financial Aid office hosted its first-ever FAFSA Fest in conjunction with the 2018 Fall Festival on Oct. 24 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.
More than 50 students and their family members attended the successful event.
FAFSA Fest is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes challenging financial aid process.
Above, students and their families complete the FAFSA online. Below, Rachel Romero Leyva, financial aid specialist, and Jay Castillo, financial aid assistant, work with FAFSA Fest participants.Read More
More than 1,000 students, faculty, staff and members of the community attended the 11th Annual Fall Festival hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and the Office of Student Activities Oct. 24 in the Sarah Hermes Fitness Center and Mary Moody Northen Center Atrium at Galveston College.
Under the direction of Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities, the event featured games, student organization booths, food, fun and information on community resources.
The Food Bank of Galveston County distributed more than 350 bags of food at the event.
Above, students enjoy fun and games at the event. Below, Nikki Montoya, financial aid and veterans affairs assistant, helps out at the Student Veterans Association booth.
For more photo highlights of the 2018 Fall Festival, click here.Read More
The Galveston College Office of Student Activities will host a lunch and learn on “The ABC’s of LGBT+” featuring Robin Mack, co-creator of “the Gender book,” on Monday, Oct. 29, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West on the campus of Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q, Galveston, Texas.
The workshop will cover basic, intermediate and common terminology, an introduction to pronouns and gender, and barriers for LGBTQ people. Becoming an effective ally also will be discussed.
After recognizing the need for more education surrounding gender and gender variance, and realizing that no such introductory book existed, the creators of “the Gender book” combined their talents and unique experiences to produce one themselves. Mack co-authored, drew all illustrations and infographics throughout the book, and spearheaded community relations.
Over 200 people were surveyed for the book. Countless interviews were conducted with community members, and additional input was included from poet Boston. Boston is the book’s main character.
Mack, who also serves as a community volunteer specialist at the Montrose Center in Houston, conducts Gender 101 talks and presentations on college and high school campuses throughout the United States.
For more information, contact Cynthia Parra at email@example.com.Read More
Galveston College Paramedic students recently participated with Friendswood Emergency Medical Services in giving childhood vaccinations as part of a free community vaccination program, Kidz Care.
Paramedic students also helped in lunch bag decorating along with the children and parents for a program with Kids’ Meals Houston to educate, inspire and bring smiles to kids’ faces with decorated lunch bags for kids in need of lunches.
Brian Ayres is director of the Emergency Medical Services program at Galveston College.Read More
Galveston College students, faculty and staff take part in the Oct. 13 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Stewart Beach in Galveston.
The event raised $172,903.81 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Bay Area/Galveston County.
The Galveston College team, under the leadership of team chair Priselda Perez, was recognized as a 2018 Champion Team.
Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, assistant professor of chemistry at Galveston College, had his research in quantum chemistry published in the October 2018 issue of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry.
Dr. Bytautas and Dr. Jorge Dukelsky of the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia co-authored the publication titled “Seniority based energy renormalization group (Ω-ERG) approach in quantum chemistry: Initial formulation and application to potential energy surfaces.”
The investigation combines the concept of the seniority number Ω (defined as the total number of singly occupied orbitals in a determinant) with the energy renormalization group (ERG) approach to obtain the lowest-energy electronic states on molecular potential energy surfaces.
“In this paper we introduce a new computational method in quantum chemistry, called Ω–ERG, for accurately computing energies of quantum states of molecular systems that undergo chemical reactions,” said Dr. Bytautas. “The understanding of how these energies vary with changing geometries of molecular systems in terms of potential energy surfaces allows us to predict how fast a given chemical reaction proceeds as well as how much heat energy is released or absorbed in the process of the chemical reaction. Furthermore, the knowledge of energy differences between quantum states for a given geometry of molecular system provides important information regarding spectroscopic transitions from the ground state to excited states when packets of electromagnetic energy called photons are absorbed or emitted.”
Dr. Bytautas said, “Our goal is to develop novel accurate and low-computational-cost quantum chemical methods for studying challenging molecular systems.”
To view the journal article, click here.Read More
Galveston College will host its 2018 Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. on lawn of the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Now in its 11th year, the festival is hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and the Office of Student Activities under the direction of Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities.
“Galveston College began the festival shortly after Hurricane Ike to bring the community together and to give the children of the island some consistency in the aftermath of tragedy,” said Parra. “The event has continued to grow over the years and has become a Galveston College tradition along with Spring Fling during the spring semester.”
Highlights of the festival will include music, games, inflatable bounce houses, activity booths, food and many more attractions that are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, student clubs and organizations.
A new Galveston College program starting this academic year is the addition of the first-ever FAFSA Fest in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.
FAFSA Fest is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes-challenging financial aid process. Three sessions will be available in conjunction with the Fall Festival: 9-10:30 a.m., 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Current and prospective students can get help completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to having other questions answered. Students who complete their FAFSAs that day will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
The FAFSA application period for the 2019-20 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Students should bring their families’ 2017 income and tax information. Students under the age of 18 should bring a parent or guardian.
Activities and attractions sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, as well as FAFSA Fest, are free of charge. Student organizations may charge nominal fees for food items and other fundraisers in support of club activities such as attendance at professional conferences.
The festival is open to the public, and children are welcome.
In the event of rain, the event will be located in the Hermes Fitness Center on campus.Read More
The Industry and Business Implementation Team for the National Science Foundation Engineering Technology Instrumentation Project at Galveston College met in conjunction with the Electrical/Electronics Technology Advisory Committee on Sept. 28 to discuss plans for 2018-19 and to tour the Electrical/Electronic Technology and Instrumentation Technology labs at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center.
Members of the team include representatives from Galveston College, government agencies, and businesses and industries that typify stakeholders providing almost 3,000 new electrical, electronics and instrumentation technology opportunities within the next few years.
Above, Keith Gray of CenterPoint Energy and Dr. Laimutis Bytautas, co-principal investigator of the Engineering Technology Instrumentation Project funded by National Science Foundation at Galveston College, visit with Dr. Mike Stickney, adjunct instructor of Instrumentation Technology at Galveston College, and Tim Schilling of UTMB. Below at left, Galveston College student Jackson Manis discusses his experiences with the group, as Vice President of Instruction Dr. Cissy Matthews looks on. At right, industry representative George Walker discusses the needs of businesses in the Gulf Coast region.
Presale tickets are $3 each for Galveston College students, faculty and staff with valid ID. Tickets, which are limited to four per person, must be purchased from the Student Activities office (SC-110) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12.
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