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Galveston College faculty and staff recently participated in the Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair held at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston. Pictured, left to right, are Dr. Myles Shelton, Galveston College President; Paul Mendoza, Culinary Arts Program Director/Instructor; Dawn Uyehara, HR Specialist-Employment; Linda Kelley, Articulation/Graduation Specialist; Joe Huff, Director of Public Affairs; Amanda Lozano, Student Success Specialist; Abijah Kratochvil, Admissions Coordinator; Karen Hix, Director of Continuing Education and  Donna Swartz, Program Director/Instructor Medical Office Administration.

GC Lecture Series Offers Artistic Director and Nobel Laureate – April 2 and April 10

The 2013-2014 Galveston College Lecture Series “Left Brain/Right Brain: Bridging the Gap” continues this April and guest speakers for the spring session have been announced. The lectures are scheduled for April 2 and April 10.

On Wednesday, April 2, GC lecture speaker will be Madge Darlington, Co-Producing Artistic Director of Austin’s Rude Mechanicals theater troupe, who will give a presentation titled “Mind, the Gap? The Musical.” Ms. Darlington’s lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing located at 4015 Avenue Q of the Galveston College campus. 

Madge Darlington is a Founder and Co-Producing Artistic Director of Rude Mechs Theatre Collective. A producer and director with an MFA in Theater Technology from The University of Texas at Austin, she was most recently Production Supervisor for Rude Mechs’ run of Stop Hitting Yourself at  LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in New York.  In fall 2013, she directed the world premiere of Kirk Lynn’s Fixing King John at The Off Center in Austin, Texas.  With Shawn Sides, she co-directed the Rudes’ re-enactment of the Performance Group’s experimental classic Dionysius in 69 which toured to Princeton and New York.  The New York production received a Bessie Award nomination for Best Revival.  Other credits include co-creating The Method Gun, which premiered in 2010 at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY; directing Nadine Mozon’s Delta Rhapsody for the Black Arts Movement Festival; serving as technical director and production manager on several national and international tours for Rude Mechs; and co-founding and co-directing Rude Mechs' Grrl Action, an arts program for teenage girls.

On Thursday, April 10, GC lecture speaker will be Dr. Robert F. Curl, University Professor Emeritus, Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus, and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Rice University. His lecture titled “The Astounding Fullerenes: An Adventure in Chemistry” will be held on April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing.

Dr. Curl graduated from William Adams High School, Alice, TX, received a BS in Chemistry from Rice University and his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

Over his long career, Dr. Curl has carried out research in a number of fields of physical chemistry involving both experiment and theory.  His research has primarily focused on studying the spectra, structure, and kinetics of small free radicals using microwave spectroscopy and tunable lasers.

Dr. Curl is best known as a member of the team that discovered the carbon cage compounds known as the fullerenes. For this discovery, Dr. Curl shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Sir Harold Kroto and Dr. Richard Smalley.

College Gallery Features Ball High Student Art Exhibit – March 27 – April 10

The Galveston College Department of Visual Arts is hosting an Exhibition of Artwork by Ball High School art students with an opening reception on Thursday, March 27 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30pm in the Fine Arts Gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts building at 4015 Avenue Q. Painting, sculptures, ceramics and drawings are on view March 27 through April 10. The GC Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For more information, contact John Stovall at 944-4242.