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Galveston College Institutional Advancement Intern Deeanna Scott assists golfers Aaron Gray, Mike Gray and Gean Leonard with registration for the 17th Annual Rudy T Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament. The event, produced by the Rudy Tomjanovich Foundation and a team of volunteers, raises scholarship proceeds for Galveston College, Texas A&M University at Galveston and Houston Community College.

Galveston College Fall Festival October 28

The Galveston College 4th Annual Fall Festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2011 on the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q. The theme for this year’s festival is “Classic Horror Movies.”

The event will include a Haunted House, hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and Math Club, co-directed by Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez and faculty members Jesse Warren and Fred Khoury.  The event also includes carnival games, activity booths, a costume contest, and a Trick or Treat Walk sponsored by Galveston College student clubs/organizations, academic departments and other campus committees.

For more information about the Galveston College Fall Festival please contact the Office of Student Activities at (409) 944-1228.

Culinary Arts Annual Fall Scholarship Luncheon

Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts students invite you to attend the annual Fall Scholarship Lunch that begins at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2011 in the atrium.

The meal will begin with a special appetizer, which won an award for one of the culinary students, in Kraft’s Real Women of Philadelphia cream cheese contest. The main course follows with Prosciutto wrapped Pork Loin with Roasted Apples, Creamy Polenta, and Brussels Sprouts with Pecan Butter.  The meal concludes with a dessert of Sweet Potato Cake.

Tickets are $15.00 and proceeds go toward the Culinary Arts Scholarship at Galveston College.  Reservations may be made by calling Mari Macias at 409-944-1286.

Galveston College Lecture Series

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” continues with the second guest speaker 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.

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.