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Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton congratulates Galveston College Chemistry Instructor Dr. Ana Sanchez for her Achieving the Dream Mini Grant award.  The grant will fund a Computerized Data Acquisition system for use in chemistry classrooms and laboratory to improve students understanding of science concepts.

Galveston College Plans “Voices for Women” Lecture Series

Galveston College’s Fall 2007 lecture series will be titled “Voices for Women” and will focus on women in work, race, and leadership. This year’s lecture series is being coordinated by Dale Taylor, Assistant Professor of English.

The lectures will be held in Fine Arts Room 207 on the Galveston College Campus beginning at 7:00 p.m. The first lecture is scheduled for Thursday, September 27,2007 and will highlight women, work and the glass ceiling. Some of the questions that will be raised buy the first lecture include how are women faring in the Texas and United States work place? How do age, race and sexual orientation affect women’s work life? How does this compare to women in other countries?

The second lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2007 and will deal with the subjects of women, gender and race. Some of the questions raised in the second lecture will include how are women in Texas, the nation and the world dealing with issues that affect their sexuality and race? To what extent does race influence the discourse of female sexuality and a matoral scale?

The third lecture is scheduled for Thursday, November 8, 2007 and focuses on women leaders. Questions in the third lecture series that will be addressed include what makes a woman a leader? What kinds of challenges have they faced? For more information on the “Voices for Women” lecture series call 944-1321.

Welding Technology Certificate

This 208 hour certificate program provides students seeking a career in welding the skills necessary to successfully enter the profession. Students will learn the basics of oxy-fuel burning, carbon steel metallurgy, basic industrial spool sheet drawing concepts, welding consumable nomenclature, shielding gas nomenclature, SMAW and GTAW welding. Once these fundamentals are acquired, students will have learned how to weld plate and pipe joint designs in all positions. Students must wear long sleeve shirt, steel-toed boots and cap. No textbook required. The following courses will be taught: Introduction to Welding Fundamentals (WLDG 1021), Introduction to Pipe Welding (WLDG 1035), and Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (WLDG 1034). Classes will begin September 24, 2007 and are held Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to9:00 p.m. Tuition is $1,220.00. Classes are held at Ball High School. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1342.

Introduction to Star Gazing

It is always thrilling to see real planets, nebulae and galaxies in their celestial context. In this class we will explore the night sky, learn about the cosmos and operate the equipment necessary to visit planets and deep sky objects visually. The last class will be an observation night under the stars. Classes begin September 25, 2007, and are held Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuition is $50.00. For more information call (409)944-1344.