News Stories for the Week
Galveston College hosted the Emotional Intelligence Institute at the Hilton Hotel February 8, 9, and 10 with seventy participants in attendance. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Darwin Nelson of Texas A & M Kingsville, Dr. Deeanna Antosh, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research and Conference Coordinator; Dr. Elva Concha LeBlanc, President of Galveston College, and Dr. Gary Low of Texas A&M Kingsville and co-author with Dr. Nelson for the book Emotional Intelligence: Achieving Academic and Career Excellence.
The Galveston College Mardi Gras Block Party will celebrate the introduction of the
The event will give the community an opportunity to come together and support the new entrance of the college and possibly purchase a brick of the
The event will be located near the future site of the college’s new entrance in order to give the community a vision of the project. Beacon Square scale models will also be on display and the public will be able to contribute to the project by purchasing a brick that will be used in the creation of
Live music will also be on hand as Willis Prudhomme and the Zydeco Express will perform in the new parking lot behind the gym of
The 2006 Galveston County Science and Engineering Fair, was held Saturday, February 11, at the
The exhibits were open to public viewing from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and organizers had over 230 student participants from
The Galveston County Science Fair, now in its 24th year, is co-sponsored by the
Students from all over
Monetary awards, scholarships and gifts for the students were provided by the following: Shell Oil Company and Texas Regional Collaborative For Excellence in Science Teaching, Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club, Gaido’s of Galveston, Inc., Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston College, University of Texas Medical Branch, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha, Moody National Bank, Mc Donald’s, Saltwater Grill, Rudy and Paco’s, Moody Gardens Convention Center, Department of the U.S. Navy, Fred Raschke and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Students who won spots in the junior and senior division received trophies, cash prizes, dinner certificates, savings bonds and several special plaques from Shell Oil Company.
First place winners in the Behavioral and Social Sciences category were Lucille Hatherill, Tad Oefelein and William Jinkins. First place winners in Biochemistry and Microbiology are Lindsey Graves, Nathan Niesel and Chris Shannon. Winning first place in the Botany category were Aproteem Choudhury, Brannan O’Neill and Jacob Hooter. First place winners in Environmental Science were Tyler Battenfield, Samantha Miller and Kaitlyn Gruener. First place was taken in Medicine and Health by Andrea Lloyd, Jens Jensen IV and Athena Metaxas. Zoology first place winners were Mark Steblein, Michael Brown and Erin Neves. Chemistry first place winners were Kendra Brown, Derek Schilling and David Alexander. Harrison Pharm won first prize in the Computer Science category. First place winners in Earth and Space Sciences were Sherry Firouzbakht and Bryan McCullough. In Engineering Ryann Rupp, Julie Rogers and Stephen McGarvey won first place. Winning the Mathematics category was Veronica Freed, Aly Robicheaux and Tim Burns. In Physics Saira Bhatti, Lisa Nguyen and Haley Ringer won first place.
Since reopening the testing programs November 1, 2005,
Twelve percent of former GED examinees are now enrolled at
GED testing is set at a minimum cost at
Prior to receiving a test date, participants must attend an orientation. Orientations are held on Mondays at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m...
All test dates are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Dates are set for March 3, 4 and 31; April 1, 21 and 22; May 5, 6 and 19, 20 and June 2 and 3.
For more information about GED testing, please contact Michelle Mackey at (409) 944-1397
Introduction to the Internet including E-mail, home page, and how to perform basic research to address your needs. E-mail is a great way to keep in touch with everyone. Hours: 12; Cost: $ 60; Room: TBA; Dates: March 28-April 13; Tuesday and Thursday; 3:00-5:00 pm; Instructor: Gourley.
This is a beginning class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher. Student will learn the most popular Country & Western Dances: two-step and polka. The class will concentrate on the two-step and the basics of dance fundamentals. A variety of fun patterns will be taught, including couple and underarm turns, conversation, wraps and side by side. Ladies will learn how to spin. Hours: 10; Cost: $ 40; Room: TBA; Dates: March 27-April 24; Mondays; 7:00-9:00 pm; Instructor: Gilliam.
This course is designed to develop conversational skills in Spanish and will emphasize the active, practical use of Spanish through an interactive and personalized learning experience. Based on gradual acquisition of useful vocabulary and material related to everyday life, students will become familiar with the Spanish speaking world. Textbook is required. Hours: 24; Cost: $ 105; Room: TBA; Dates: March 20-April 26; Monday and Wednesday; 7:00-9:00 pm; Instructor: Staff. For more information on these courses call 944-1344.