News Stories for the Week




Galveston College and the baseball and softball coaches appreciate the generosity provided by Johnny Smecca of Mario’s Seawall Italian Restaurant for the spaghetti dinners he donated to the Athletic Department’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser last week.  Pictured from left to right are Gary Key, Head Baseball Coach; Dr. Myles Shelton, Galveston College President, Johnny Smecca, Stephanie Zellner, Assistant Softball Coach; and Ken Delcambre, Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach.

Galveston College Announces Science and Technology Lecture Series

Galveston College has announced the program for the 2010 Spring Lecture Series on “Science and Technology.”  The lecture series features four speakers on the Wednesdays of February 24, March 3, March 24, and April 21.  The lectures all begin at 7:00pm in the Galveston College Fine Arts Room 207.

The first speaker, on February 24, is Sarah Hargrove lecturing on “The Science and Technology of Space Exploration.” Sarah Hargrove currently serves as a Flight Controller for the International Space Station, Environmental Controls and Life Support Systems, with NASA.  Hargrove received her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.

The three subsequent lectures will feature Joseph Rivera of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and Andrew Bamon of Rice University, and Brock Wagner, Founder and CEO of St. Arnolds Brewery.

Introduction to Internet

Galveston College is offering an Introduction to the Internet class with emphasis on using the World Wide Web to locate, transfer, and publish information. The class is a survey of emerging technologies on the Internet. The tuition is $252 and a textbook is required.  The  class will meet 6:00-8:00 pm, Monday and Wednesdays February 22-May 19.

Fundamentals of Baking

 Galveston College is offering a “Fundamentals of Baking” class including dough, quick breads, pies, cakes, cookies, tarts and doughnuts with instruction in flours, fillings, and ingredients. Topics include baking terminology, tool and equipment use, formula conversions, functions of ingredients, and the evaluation of baked products. Tuition is $276. A textbook and supplies are required. Class will meet 5:00-9:50 pm, Monday through Thursday, February 16-March 11.

Advanced Pastry Shop

Galveston College is offering a class in the study of classical desserts, French and international pastries, hot and cold desserts, ice creams and ices, chocolate work and decorations. Emphasis will be on advanced techniques. Tuition is $276; textbooks and supplies are required.  Class will meet 9:45 am-2:35 pm, Monday through Thursday, February 16-March 11.

Motorcycle Engine Repair

This class will teach overhaul procedures for Four Stroke motorcycle engines and transmissions. Emphasis will be placed on proper shop procedures for servicing the piston, cylinder, valve train, crankshaft assembly, and transmission during the course of an overhaul. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED.  Tuition is $170.  Class will meet 6:00-8:00 pm Monday through Thursday, Apr 5-28. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Trees: Planting and Maintaining

This class will cover a number of preservation issues, proper techniques for pruning and the correct way to select and plant new trees around your business or home. Students will learn of the dangers to improper mulching practices that can shorten the life of established trees. If you have trees or want to plant trees, then this course is a must for you. Tuition is $30. No textbook is required.  Class will meet 6:00-9:00 pm Wednesday, February 24. Call 944-1344 for more information.