News Stories for the Week



Galveston College Office of Student Activities recently held a Student Success Seminar titled “Time Management, Test Anxiety, and Healthy Relationships” for Whitecaps softball and baseball players in the Galveston College Seibel Wing. The presentation was given by Dr. Anne Dickens and Dr. Durrell Dickens.

Career and Transfer Fair - Wednesday, March 26

Galveston College and the Rotary Club of Galveston are sponsoring the 2014 Career Day and Transfer Fair in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Over 75 employers and exhibitors will be on the Galveston College campus and students as well as the general public are invited to attend, bring resumes and fill out applications for employment. For more information call 409- 944-1221.

Register Now for Spring Second Start Classes

Registration for the Spring Second Start term is now in progress. Registration hours are from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Spring Second Start classes begin Monday, February 24, 2014 and will end Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Courses offered include Integrated Reading/Writing III (Hybrid), Basic Math, Introductory Algebra, Composition I, Composition II, World Literature I, Forms of Literature II, Environmental Science I (Hybrid), Texas Government, United States History I, United States History II, General Psychology, and Introduction to Sociology. For more information contact the Counseling Center at 409-944-1220.

Galveston County Science Fair Spans 32 Years

The Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair will conduct its 32nd annual gathering on Saturday February 8, 2014 thanks to a consistent partnership between the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Texas A&M University Galveston and Galveston College. The leadership, faculty and staff of these three institutions has perpetuated an annual Science and Engineering Fair that draws nearly 300 middle school and high school students from around the Galveston County area.

Texas A&M Galveston plays host to the 2014 Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair at its Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island. Student sign in and set up takes place on Friday February 7 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Setup takes place in the Dr. James and Pat McCloy Gymnasium and PE facility. Exhibits are open on Saturday February 8 at 8:15 a.m. to exhibitors and judges only. Exhibits open to the general public from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Junior Division Awards Ceremony takes place at 2:15 p.m. in Building 3007 Room 100. The 9th grade and Senior Division Awards Ceremony take place at 4:00 p.m. in Building 3700 Room 100.

Over 90 professional and student judges perform the review of Science Fair exhibits. Over 50 staff and student volunteers coordinate the setup and management of the event. Participating schools usually include Ball High School, Friendswood Junior High School, Mainland Preparatory Academy, La Marque ISD Renaissance Academy, Austin Middle School, Dickinson High School, Blocker Middle School, McAdams Junior High School, Ball Preparatory Academy, Friendswood High School, Trinity Episcopal School and Crenshaw Middle School.