In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in April, “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health.
Dr. Wolf is the vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and an Osler Scholar in the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at UTMB. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry. He attended medical school at UTMB, graduating in 1986, and completed his residency in general psychiatry in 1993 and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1995.
Dr. Wolf joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry upon completion of his fellowship. He has served as the department’s outpatient medical director since 2000 and has been the chair of Institutional Research Board-2 since 2010. He was appointed vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry in 2015. He maintains an active private practice and provides clinical supervision of the Child Psychiatry fellows and medical students in the UTMB Psychiatry clinics and the St. Vincent’s Clinic.
Dr. Wolf is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of research interest include team-based learning in medical student education and the use of popular cinema in medical student psychiatry education.
The free lecture is open to the public.
The Galveston College Theatre Department will present the western comedy, “Wild Oats,” on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 20, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The performances are free and open to the public.
“Wild Oats” is James McLure’s 1985 rewrite of Irish playwright John O’Keeffe’s 1791 farce of the same name. The raucous comedy combines a little bit of Shakespeare, western duels, hilarious slapstick and an old-time saloon setting in a fun and entertaining way.
Company members include Galveston College students Eva Arita, Alyssa Gudz, Tyler Hanna, Gabrielle Hosler, Jade Killebrew, Dane Nguyen, Tony Montemeyer, Melina Moore, Eric Scales and Destiny Shute.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. The running time for each performance is approximately two hours with one 15-minute intermission.
“Wild Oats” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc., New York.
For additional information, please contact Liz Lacy, program coordinator for the Performing Arts, at (409) 944-1398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an opening reception for the Ball High School student art exhibition from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, in the third-floor gallery of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
The exhibition features the creative works of Ball High School art students, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and masks in a variety of mediums.
The show will run through Friday, April 27. It is free and open to the public.
Galveston College will present the fourth talk in its Coastal Culinary Lecture Series: Exploring Food Narratives on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Guest speaker will be Dr. M. Dustin Knepp, director of interdisciplinary studies and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Bakersfield, who will discuss “Tamales: A Tradition of Food, Family and Culture in Texas.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Knepp to Galveston College for the next lecture in our Exploring Food Narratives series,” said Dr. Shane Wallace, associate professor of English and coordinator of English and Humanities at Galveston College. “Tamales are greatly associated with themes of unity, celebration, family and community. We look forward to Dr. Knepp’s presentation on tamales and the impact of Mexican and Mexican-American food on Texas culture.”
Dr. Knepp received his doctoral degree from the State University of New York at Albany with a concentration in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies. He is a Texas native and has degrees from Angelo State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
A member of the CSU Bakersfield faculty since 2015, Dr. Knepp has responsibility over various programs, including Ethnic Studies (Latino, Latin American, African American) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others.
Previously, he served as director of Latin American and Latino Studies and assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Central Arkansas.
The free lecture is open to the public and is funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Shane Wallace at (409) 944-1321 or email@example.com.Read More