News Stories for the Week

01/29/2007

Galveston College Learning Resource Center work-study students Rachel Stamp and Brenna Molen show off a huge collection of archival photos and clippings at the recent LRC Exposition in tribute to the College’s 40th anniversary.

Galveston College Black History Program February 6

The Galveston College Student Activities Council and the African American Club are co-hosting a celebration of African American Culture on Wednesday, February 6, 2007 in honor of February as Black History Month. The program will be held in the Galveston College Fine Arts Center Room 207 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
The program features three outstanding presenters. Curt Gillins will discuss the Magic of the Drums in Music, Art and Story; Melissa Waddy- Thibodeaux will present the Resurrection of Harriet Tubman in Escape to Freedom: Literacy and Dr. Beverly Giullory Lewis, the first African-American female to complete her residency with the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch will tell “her story”.

For more information contact Geisu Lewis at 944-1224.

Galveston County Science Engineering Fair for February 3

Galveston College, Texas A&M Galveston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, will co-host the 24th Annual Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Texas A&M Galveston campus on Pelican Island. The Fair draws students, teacher, volunteer judges, sponsors and parents from throughout the Galveston County area. Students in middle and high schools compete for scholarships, cash prizes and trophies that go to winners in senior and junior categories. Interested parents and students should consult with science teachers in Galveston County middle and high schools or just visit www.tamug.edu/scifair/index.htm.

Blood Drive

Galveston College Student Activities Council will host a blood drive on Wednesday February 14, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The blood mobile will be at 39th Street and Q1/2 in Galveston and door prizes will be given away to lucky donors.

Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospital, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Textbooks are included in the tuition. Prerequisites: Students should have taken math and science in high school. High School Diploma or GED is required. Background check is required. For more information call Sheryle Jackson at (409) 944-1342.

Art Exhibition February 6

The Galveston College and Artist Boat exhibit “Art and Ecology: A Collaboration with Artist who Teach” will open February 1, 2007 in the Galveston College Art gallery on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center. The exhibit features artist Jane Young French, Janet Hassinger, Karla Klay, John Stovall, Martha Terrill, Beth Thomas, Carol Vuchetich and Galveston College art students. An artist reception will be held Tuesday, February 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  For ore information call Beth Thomas at 944-1309 or e-mail bthomas@gc.edu.