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At the podium Professional Development Center Account Executive Christina Bergvall addresses local business owners. The Galveston College Continuing Education and Professional Development Center recently held a Business Breakfast to inform Galveston-area business owners of various professional development programs available at Galveston College.
Galveston College Announces New Lecture Series
The 2011-2012 Galveston College Lecture Series will host Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, Co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. Dr. Klineberg will give a presentation on November 15 entitled “The Changing Face of the Houston Region: Tracking the Economic and Demographic Transformations Through 30 Years of Houston Surveys.”
Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” has announced a second lecture. The guest speaker is Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg, Co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, whose topic is “The Changing Face of the Houston Region: Tracking the Economic and Demographic Transformations Through 30 Years of Houston Surveys.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m. on November 15, 2011 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q of the Galveston College campus.
The Houston area recovered from the collapse of the oil-boom in the 1980s to find itself in the midst of a restructured economy and a demographic revolution. We review the findings from three decades of the “Kinder Houston Area Survey” (1982–2011) to measure these remarkable transformations and to consider their implications for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
A graduate of Haverford College, with an M.A. from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. from Harvard, Dr. Klineberg is a Professor of Sociology at Rice University. In 1982, he and his students initiated the annual "Houston Area Survey,” now in its 30th year of tracking the remarkable changes in the demographic patterns, economic outlooks, experiences, and beliefs of Harris County residents. The recipient of twelve prestigious teaching awards, including the Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Piper Professor Award, Klineberg is currently writing a major report on the Houston studies and serving as Co-director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.
Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! No textbook is required. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, October 10 through November 16, 2011. The cost is $85. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.
Cake Decorating, Beginning
Galveston College is offering a course with everything you need to know to create and decorate beautiful cakes. Students will learn how to make fancy borders and specialty designs. You’ll learn cake writing techniques, color techniques, and how to make and use decorative icings. Students must provide their own cakes, and supplies for the class. Supply list will be available upon registration. No textbook is required. Handouts will be provided. Classes will be held from 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 4 through October 27, 2011. The cost is $80. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.
Conversational French I
Galveston College is offering a Conversational French course. This beginning course is intended to introduce students to basic pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and practical conversational phrases and expressions, so that students can actively use French speaking and comprehension skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Also, the culture of and travel to France will be emphasized. Textbook required. Classes will be held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, October 10 through December 5, 2011. The cost is $225. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.
Country Western Dance – Introductory
This is a beginning class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher. Students will learn the most popular Country & Western Dances: two-step and polka. The class will concentrate on the two-step and the basics of dance fundamentals. A variety of fun patterns will be taught, including couple and underarm turns, conversation, wraps and side-by-side. Ladies will learn how to spin. No textbook is required No Senior Discounts. Classes will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. on Mondays, from October 3 to October 31, 2011. The cost is $50. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.