News Stories for the Week

10/03/2011

 

 

Galveston College Culinary Arts students recently participated in the 2011 Epicurean Evening at Moody Gardens. Pictured from left to right are GC Culinary students Gabriel Caudillo, Mary Russo, Pete Torres, Luis Decker and Daniel Kershaw.

Galveston College Lecture Focuses on New Decade

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” has announced the guest speakers for the fall session. The first guest speaker is Robert J. Traylor, Geologist. Mr. Traylor's lecture topic is titled “‘Fracking’ Technology - Exploiting a New Energy Source in Texas - Economic Potential and Environmental Risk.”  The lecture begins at 7 p.m. on October 19, 2011 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q on the Galveston College campus.

Robert J. “Bob” Traylor holds a BS in Geology from Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.  He has 40 years of combined experience in the petroleum industry as a petroleum geologist and in public service as a geological advisor.  He is a licensed geoscientist in geology with Texas, a certified petroleum geologist with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a certified professional geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.  He is an active member in several other geological societies, including the Houston Geological Society and the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists.

The second 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 on the Galveston College campus.

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.

For more information contact Lecture Series Coordinator Klaus Adam at 409-944-1273.

Zumba

Galveston College is offering a Zumba course. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! No textbook is required. The cost is $85. Classes are held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting October 10 through November 16. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Drawing

Galveston College is offering a course in Drawing I. Students can take the course and expand their artistic abilities and learn to draw. This fundamental course presents drawing through exploration and experimentation through a variety of drawing mediums and techniques. The supplies can be purchased in the College bookstore. No textbook is required. The cost is $110. Class will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays starting October 12 through December 7. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.

Digital Photography

Galveston College is offering a great course in Digital Photography. This class offers computer and software instruction for electronic imaging. Class includes instruction in color, gray scale, image conversion, presentation, and ethics. No textbook is required. No Senior Discounts. The cost is $40. Classes are held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting November 29 through December 8. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.