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Galveston College announces special mini-semester schedule

A special mini-semester will be offered at Galveston College in January 2007. Classes will be held Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, January 12, giving students the opportunity to earn college credit.

Courses being offered include the following:
• Art – Art Appreciation
• Associate Degree Nursing –Special Topics: Issues in Pediatrics, Health Assessment Laboratory, Introduction to Nursing
• Computers in Health Care – Computers in Health Care*
• Criminal Justice – Crime in America
• English – Composition II
• Economics – Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
• Government – Texas Government
• History – U.S. History I, U.S. History II
• Humanities –Intro to Humanities I
• Medical Terminology – Medical Terminology
• Music – Music Appreciation
• Surgical Technology – Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist
• Vocational Nursing – Essentials of Medication Administration

In addition, the following Internet (Web-based) Courses will be offered:
• English – Composition I, Creative Writing*
• Government – Federal Government*
• Medical Terminology – Medical Terminology *

Students who are currently enrolled at Galveston College can register for the Spring 2007 mini-semester by logging in to Campus Online, beginning November 27 - January 3.  Students must complete registration before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3.  New, previously enrolled, or transfer students need to contact the Office of Admission prior to registering for classes. Early Registration begins November 27.  For more information about fees, special mandatory orientations*, and class times, Spring 2007 Mini Semester Courses.

Early registration dates set for Spring 2007 semester

Early registration for the regular Spring 2007 semester also begins Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 1. The Counseling Center will be open from 8.00a.m.-7:00p.m. November 27-28; 8:00am-5:00 p.m. November 29-30; and 8:00a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1.  Continuing students can register using Campus Online at or by calling 409-944-4242. The regular 2007 Spring semester begins Tuesday, January 16.

Galveston College “Art and Ecology” kayak tour a colorful success

Under the direction of Galveston College art faculty Beth Thomas, John Stovall, and Carol Vuchetich, twenty-seven selected art students took part recently in a special Art/Eco Kayak Tour of Galveston Bay. This unique four-hour field trip was made possible by a grant awarded under the official title of “Achieving the Dream Mini Grant Project- Art and Ecology: A Partnership in Education with Galveston College and Artist Boat.”  Karla Klay, founder of the Artist Boat – a non-profit eco-tour company specializing in education in science and art – guided the group of enthusiastic students and faculty.  Special highlights of the field trip were presentations by two local artists/ educators who specialized in nature art: Jane Young and Janet Hassinger. Each of the students had the opportunity to view wildlife in their natural habitat as well as to see the wetlands restoration projects along the west end of Galveston Bay.  The students, working in watercolors, then each created a painting that captured the beauty of their surroundings. 

An exhibition featuring these and other works inspired from this project is scheduled for January 2007 in the Galveston Fine Arts Gallery.  At that time, Galveston College will host Young, Hassinger, and also Martha Terrill as visiting art-educators who specialize in creating art that “reflects the beauty of the natural world.”  The Galveston College Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building, 3rd floor, 4015 Avenue Q.   For additional information contact Beth Thomas at 409-944-1309 or email to

Twenty-seven selected Galveston College art students participated in a recent Art/Eco Kayak Tour of Galveston Bay. Here students are working in watercolors to capture the beauty of the region’s wildlife and wetlands.