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The Galveston College Exposures Unlimited Club recently held a blood drive on the Galveston College Campus. Pictured are Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center employee Luis Huerta and donor Steve Salisbury.

College Plans Career Fair March 21

Galveston College, Workforce Solutions and the Rotary Club of Galveston are presenting a Career Fair and Transfer Day event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Galveston College Seibel Wing located at 39th Street and Avenue Q1/2 in Galveston. The event titled “Navigating Toward the Future” is free and open to the public.

Over 75 employer representatives and exhibitors will be on the Galveston College campus for the event, allowing students and visitors the perfect opportunity to meet potential employers. Participants may fill out applications and attach resumes.

Employers include Moody Gardens, INC.; Gulf Health Care Center; Texas Department of Family & Protective Services; Island Bay Resort Apartments; Silverleaf Resorts; Transitional Learning Center; Vocational Guidance Services; Captains Landing Apartments; Galveston County Sheriff’s Office; Schlitterbahn Galveston; Gaido’s; and San Luis Hotel.

Universities attending include The Art Institute, Ashford University, Texas State, University of Houston Clear Lake, Prairie View A&M University, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, UTMB, Houston Baptist University, UH Clear Lake, Lamar University, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas Southern University, University of Houston-Victoria, University of St. Thomas, Johnson & Wales University, UTMB School of Health Professions and Lamar University School of Nursing.   For more information, call LaToya Mills at 409-944-1221.

Galveston College Lecture Series Turns To Ike Dike

Galveston College’s 2011-2012 Lecture Series titled “Ten Years From Now” concludes with guest speaker Dr. William J. Merrell of Texas A&M University at Galveston. Dr. Merrell will present “The Ike Dike: A Coastal Barrier Protecting the Houston/Galveston Region from Hurricane Storm Surge,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Cheney Student Center.

Dr. Merrell currently holds the George P. Mitchell Professorship of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University at Galveston. He has also served as president of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Programs of The Texas A&M University System, Vice President for Research Policy of Texas A&M University, Interim CEO of Texas A&M University at Galveston, and has held presidential appointments with the National Science Foundation. Among his awards are the Distinguished Achievement Medal from the Geosciences and Earth Resources Council, and the Distinguished Service Award of the National Science Foundation for “his lasting impact on the course of American science.” Recently his interests have evolved to coastal sustainability and disaster mitigation and recovery.  In particular, he is investigating the possibility of a regional surge suppression barrier for the Houston/Galveston area, the Ike Dike.

Galveston College Culinary Arts Hosts Scholarship Luncheon

Please join Galveston College Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts class for the Spring Culinary Scholarship Luncheon that will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012.  Our menu this semester is inspired by the Hawaiian Islands, and recipes were developed by the Kapi’olani Community College culinary arts department with the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan.  The first course will be a chilled Cucumber Bisque with Cherry Tomato garnish, followed by the main course of Four-Seeded Salmon and Pumpkin-Miso Risotto.  Dessert will be Mango cake with Liliko’I (passion fruit) frosting.  Following tradition, lunch will be served in the Atrium of the Northen Building on the Galveston College campus.  Price remains $15.00 and proceeds help fund scholarships for our Culinary Arts students.  For reservations, please call Mari Macias at 409-944-1286.

Galveston College Fine Art Gallery Hosts Ball High Student Art Exhibit

Galveston College Department of Visual and Performing Arts will host an Exhibition of Artwork by Ball High School Art students in the Fine Arts Gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts building at 4015 Avenue Q. Painting, sculptures, ceramics and drawings will be on view through April 19, with an opening reception on Wednesday, March 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Galveston College Art Gallery is open from 9:00 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, contact John Stovall or Beth Thomas at 944-4242.