News Stories for the Week




Pictured is Meghann Nash, Galveston College Financial Aid Coordinator, who is attending the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conference in Arlington, Texas. Each year the organization’s members combine their resources for a service project and this year’s project is a school supply drive for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The pictured items, which include backpacks, notebooks, folders and pens, were all donated by Galveston College employees.

Polymer Clay Class Offered at Galveston College

Galveston College is offering a Polymer Clay class. Have you seen polymer clay creations and wanted to make some yourself?  Have you bought Fimo, Premo, or Sculpey brand clay but don’t know where to begin?  Do you have tools you don’t know how to use?  This class is aimed at the beginning clayer and will cover what you need to get started with this versatile medium, including selecting and conditioning clays, color mixing, cane construction, sculptural techniques, and curing & finishing techniques.  The class participants will use the canes they create to decorate objects including pens, beads, and anything they can put in the oven.   No textbook is required.  A supply list will be provided upon registration. The class will be held on Fridays October 30 and December 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Tuition is $65. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Fall Renaissance Festival October 30 at Galveston College

Galveston College’s annual fall festival has taken on a Renaissance Festival theme for 2009. The Friday, October 30 event is planned for Beacon Square at 39th Street and Avenue Q. The festival starts at 4:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m. Games, entertainment, smoked turkey legs and root beer will be available along with many booths handing out Halloween candy to all who attend. The event is being coordinated by the Galveston College Student Government Association and it is open to the general public.

Desserts for the Holidays

 Galveston College is offering a “Desserts for the Holidays” class for those who like classy desserts for holiday guests. This class will cover desserts, sauces, other garnishes, and how to put plates together. Taste what you make. No text is required.  The tuition is $60 and the class meets on Friday November 13 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Motorcycle Safety Classes In Time for Bike Rally

Galveston College is continuing its courses in motorcycle safety. The course teaches basic riding skills and proven techniques which riders need for safe, enjoyable street riding. The course is designed for beginning riders, however experienced riders will benefit as well. Any person who is between 15 and 18 years old may not enroll in a basic motorcycle operator training course unless he or she has a Class C instructional permit, or an unrestricted Class C or higher, driver license. Students reporting to class without one of these documents will not be allowed to continue in the class and there will be no refund of tuition already paid. Students completing the course will be exempt from taking the state's required motorcycle road test, but must have some class of Texas operator's license. Many insurance companies give a discount for those who complete the course, which are approximately 20 hours long, with 25% classroom and 75% hands-on training on the driving course. Motorcycles are provided.

For additional information call (409) 944-1344 or 944-1347. No Textbook is required. Please note that all students will be required to sign a Texas Department of Public Safety waiver form.

No senior discounts. Please note that other states may not accept an MSF Rider Course Completion Card issued from Texas, therefore please check the licensing division in your state.

Student Requirements:
• Must be a licensed motor vehicle operator
• Wear protective clothing (helmet, eye protection, long sleeves, long pants, full-fingered gloves, and over-the-ankle footwear)
• Bring your own helmets, but loan helmets are available during the course, if needed. Helmets must be DOT approved and are subject to inspection by the instructors.
• Attend 100% of the course and pass the written knowledge test and range skill test
• Pay the course registration fee to be officially enrolled in the course.
• The classroom portion is held on Saturdays in the Galveston College Library located in the Regents Building from 8:00 a.m. (no late admission) to12:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon and Sunday riding classes are held off-site at Ball High School.

The cost of the course is $195. The days and times of the next course are Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Motorcycle Engine Repair

Galveston College is offering a course in overhaul procedures for Four Stroke motorcycle engines and transmissions.  Emphasis is on proper shop procedures for servicing the piston, cylinder, valve train, crankshaft assembly, and transmission during the course of an overhaul. The prerequisite is a High School Diploma or GED.  The class is taught at Ball High School on Mondays through Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The tuition is $170 and the course runs October 19 through November 11. Call 409-944-1344 for more information.