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Construction is progressing on the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing of the Galveston College Student Center, which will provide 7300 square feet of new, additional space. The College received a generous grant of $1.5 million from the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation to build a facility which will be able to seat 260 people in theatre style, and also provide a conference room, restrooms and storage. The facility will open in August 2010.

Galveston College Plans Career Fair March 30

Galveston College, Workforce Solutions, and the Rotary Club of Galveston are presenting a Career Fair and Transfer Day on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Galveston College Moody Hall, located at 4015 Avenue Q in Galveston. The event titled “Navigating Toward the Future” is free and open to the public.

The event will bring over fifty employers and exhibitors to the Galveston College campus and provide students and visitors the perfect opportunity to meet potential employers. Participants may complete applications and submit resumes to potential employers. For more information call LaToya Mills at 409-944-1221.

Galveston College Lecture Series Features Brewing

The final presentation of the Galveston College 2010 Spring Lecture Series is scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room FA-207 of the Fine Arts Building.  The speaker is Brock Wagner, Founder and CEO of Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Mr. Wagner’s topic will be “The Science and Technology of Brewing”.

Wagner has a long history with beer. In fact, it starts before he was born. His great-great-great grandfather emigrated from the Alsace region of France in the mid-1800's and opened Wagner's Beer Hall in San Francisco. Brock Wagner grew up in Cincinnati and Brussels, both big brewing towns, where he was exposed to many of the beer styles of the world.

While attending Rice University in Houston, a friend introduced Wagner to home brewing. This love of beer and brewing was what eventually led him to opening a microbrewery. Wagner develops recipes for Saint Arnold beers based on his own home brewing experience, coupled with a desire to create world-class beers for local tastes. His preference is to brew beers with rich malty, creamy flavors and no shortage of hops. Wagner also revived the old tradition of cask ales, a style of beer not seen in Texas since the days of Prohibition. Saint Arnold beers have won awards, including the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the Real Ale Festival, the Colorado State Fair and the World Beer Championships