News Stories for the Week




University of Texas Medical Branch Professor, Dr. Jonathan B. Ward, recently presented lecture to Galveston College students on the “Principles of Environmental Toxicology”.  Dr. Ward is the Director of the Division of Environmental Toxicology at UTMB.  Pictured from left to right are students Hunter Forsythe; Jose Rocha; Dr. James Salazar, Galveston College Associate Professor and Biology Laboratory Coordinator; Dr. Ward and student Kai Urushihara.

Galveston College Hosts Spring Preview

Galveston College will host a Spring Preview to offer students and visitors a chance to discover classes being offered in the 2009 spring semester.  The Spring Preview will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Moody Hall lobby.

College staff will provide advising and assistance for credit and continuing education classes.  There will be free popcorn and drinks along with raffles for gift certificates to the Galveston College Bookstore.

Early Registration for Spring

Early registration for the 2009 spring semester will continue today and on November 25th.  After the Thanksgiving holidays early registration will resume December 1st through 5th.  Spring semester classes start January 12, 2009.

2009 Spring Schedules Available

The spring 2009 credit class schedule and continuing education guide is now available at the 4015 Avenue Q campus of Galveston College and in other public locations.  The schedule can also be accessed at

College Thanksgiving Holidays

Galveston College will close Wednesday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holidays and reopen on Monday, December 1, 2008.

Conversational Spanish Offered

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.  This is a 32 hour class beginning Tuesday, January 20th through Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The cost for this class is $180 and a textbook is required.  For more information please call (409)944-1344

Country Western Dance Classes

This is a beginning class for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher.  Students will learn the most popular Country and 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.  This class is held on Mondays beginning February 2nd and will go through Monday, March 2nd.  The cost of the class is $50 and no textbook is required.