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Galveston College students Taylor O’Dell, Anthony Dundee and Danica Premirelli contemplate their homework assignment while in one of the new computer labs that were completed last summer, and funded by a Hispanic Serving Institution Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) Grant.

Galveston College Fall Festival – October 26th

The Galveston College 5th Annual Fall Festival will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2011 on the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q.

The event is hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association under the direction of Araceli Lopez, Coordinator of Student Activities.  Highlights will include music, carnival games, activity booths, costume contest, a Trick or Treat Walk, and many more attractions that are sponsored by Galveston College student clubs/organizations, academic departments and various campus committees.

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

Galveston College Announces New Lecture Series – Begins Oct. 30th

The 2012-2013 Galveston College Lecture Series is titled “The Bounty of Texas, Assets and Opportunities” and the guest speakers for the fall session have been announced. The first guest speaker is John Gruener, planetary scientist, from the NASA Johnson Space Center who will give a presentation titled “Beyond LEO: The near-term future for human spaceflight and the exploration of the Inner Solar System.” Mr. Gruener’s lecture begins at 7 p.m. on October 30, 2012 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q of the Galveston College campus.

The second speaker will be Bradford Jones, Terrestrial Archaeologist/Collections Manager, from the Texas Historical Commission in Austin, Texas. His lecture titled “La Belle and the Archaeology of La Salle’s Expedition to the Mississippi,” will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

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

EKG Technician Certification Program – Begins October 23rd

This comprehensive 50-hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, and legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Classes are held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 23 to December 13. The cost for this course is $999 (Textbooks are included).

For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Microsoft Outlook® Course Begins Oct. 26th

This course is an introduction to e-mail and calendaring software as a desktop information management tool. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Outlook. Use Outlook email features to send, receive, reply and forward email messages. Find out how to format, track messages and create auto-signatures. Learn to attach files to messages and open and save attached files. Discover how to use the calendar feature, manage contacts, create and send appointments and schedule meetings. No textbook required. Handouts will be provided. The cost is $90. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays from October 26 through November 16. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Introduction to Computers Course Begins Oct. 30th

Introduction to Computers provides an overview of personal computer systems. The class includes introduction to computer hardware, software, and the everyday use of computers. No textbook required. The cost is $80. Classes will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. October 30 through November 15. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Conversational Spanish II – Begins Oct. 30th

Being a better Spanish speaker can improve your social skills, marketability, and volunteer opportunities. Our part 2 of conversational Spanish will give you the advanced level of language skills to improve your personal life and career. Cost: $110. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., October 30 through December 4.