News Stories for the Week



Jenna Wilson pictured with Galveston College Nuclear Medicine Technology instructor Bobby Brown, was awarded a $250 scholarship at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Chapter, Society of Nuclear Medicine in Houston, Texas.  The students attended a review of the national certification examination.  Participants included students from all nuclear medicine schools in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas

Galveston College Choir Offers Free Concert Tonight

The Galveston College Choir, conducted by Eric D. Sharp, is presenting a musical evening tonight featuring a large variety of pieces from the choir’s final concert of the season.  The music will include a dark selection named “Eli, Eli!” by Gyorgy Deak-Bardos, based on Jesus’ last words. There will be sacred pieces such as: “The Majesty and Glory of Your Name” by Tom Fettke, “Old Irish Blessing” by Denes Agay, and the renaissance piece “Weep, O Mine Eyes” by John Bennet.  There will also be a  couple of light pieces like: “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Robert Chilcott, “Nelly Bly” by Stephen Foster, the gospel “Elijah Rock” by Jester Hairston, and the masterwork “Gloria” by John Rutter.

The concert will be held at 7:30 pm Monday, May 11th in the performing arts room (Fine Arts 207) at Galveston College. The concert is free.  For more information contact Eric D. Sharp at (409)944-1258 or at

Mini-semester Registration

Registration for Galveston College’s pre-summer mini-semester began April 20.  All mini-semester courses are held weekdays or via internet beginning May 18 and ending Thursday, June 4, 2009.  Registration and payment deadline are May 15.  Courses offered include online classes in computer science, government, history, mathematics.  Day classes on campus include music and sociology.  For more information please call (409)944-1220.

Schedules Available

The 2009 Summer and Fall course schedules are now available.  You may access the schedule at or come by the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q and pick up a hard copy.  For additional information please call (409) 944-4242.

Kids’ College Starts June 8

The first of two summer sessions of Kids’ College at Galveston College begins on June 8. “Classes” are 2 hours in length and offered on Mondays and Wednesdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  Classes include Fun Art, Computer Fun, PowerPoint w/Pizzazz, Kids in the Kitchen, Snack Shack, Math Mania, Math Games, “Can You Hear Me Now,” Ready to Read Everything, Reading, Word Rap, Creative Writing, Si Habla Español I, Exercise Made Fun, Hip Hop Dance, Kickboxing for Kids, Beginning Piano, Fashion Modeling, Mixtures Galore,  Grossology for Kids, Chemistry for Kids, & Study Smart. Classes vary by age and tuition is $50 per course.

Kids’ College also offers two summer sessions of “camps” beginning June 9. Camps are 4 hours in length and held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Camps include Art, Theater, Soccer, Basketball, Bringing Reading to Life I & II and Weird Science. Camps vary by age and tuition $85 per course.

Classes and camps fill quickly, so if you have a child to register or need additional information, please contact the Continuing Education Department at 409-944-1344.

Summer Offers Art Institute

Galveston College will offer three evening courses as part of an Arts and Crafts Institute.  The first course offered is Basic Drawing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 pm until 8 pm beginning June 9.  This fundamental course presents drawing through exploration and experimentation through a variety of drawing mediums and techniques.  No textbook is required but a supply list will be furnished upon registration.

Beginning Painting will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 pm until 8 pm beginning June 29 through July 20. This is an introduction to painting using acrylics or oils to explore different techniques.  Subject matter will be still life, landscapes and portraits.  No previous background in art is necessary and no textbook is required.  A supply list will be furnished upon registration.

Finally, the Summer Art and Craft Institute is offering a course in Watercolor.  This class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 pm until 8 pm beginning July 27.  This is an introduction to various techniques in watercolor painting for the beginning adult student.  Color theory will be stressed as well as style.  Exploration of ideas using water-based painting media and techniques will also be reviewed.  No textbook is required, but a supply list will be furnished upon registration.

The cost of each class is $65.  For more information about the Summer Arts and Crafts Institute, please call the Continuing Education office at (409)944-1344