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Galveston College Student Government Association’s student volunteers worked for their local community through service with the Galveston Historical Foundation Saturday March 27th.   Pictured are Galveston College students Summer Rios, Holly Holmes and Kai Urushihara doing landscaping work on Post Office Street in downtown Galveston.

Registration for Mini Semester, Summer Classes Begins April 19

Galveston College will begin early registration on April 19 for the 2010 Mini Semester and the Summer I and Summer II sessions.

All mini-semester courses on-campus are held weekdays beginning May 17 and ending Thursday June 3, 2010.  Mini semester internet classes include: English 1302, Federal Government, History 1301, Mathematics 1314, College Algebra, and Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics. Day classes include: History 1301, U.S. History, Music Appreciation, and Sociology 1306.  Physics 1401 is taught as a hybrid course - part class and part internet.

Summer Session I and II courses include: Accounting, Art, Associate Degree Nursing, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computers in Healthcare, Computerized Tomography, and Culinary Arts.  Other courses are offered in Hospitality Management, Developmental Studies, Economics, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental  Science, Government, History, Humanities, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Medical Office, Music, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Office Administration, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sociology, Speech, Surgical Technology, and Vocational Nursing.

Summer I session classes begin June 7 and Summer II session classes begin July 12.  Call 409-944-GCGC for more information.

Galveston College Lecture Series Features “The Science and Technology of Brewing”

Galveston College 2010 Spring Lecture Series will feature its final presenter on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Room FA-207 of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.  The series’ final 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.

Microcomputers and Windows® - Intro

Galveston College is offering a hands on course designed for those who know absolutely nothing about computers. You will learn basic functions, terminology, use of the mouse, and navigating Microsoft Windows® applications. Students review software in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and a presentation program as well as sending email. No textbook is required.  Tuition will be $60. Classes will meet Thursdays, May 4-20, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Desktop Publishing, Introduction

Galveston College is offering a course that is an introduction to basic concepts of desk top publishing including: creating fliers, brochures, invitations, newsletters, certificates, announcements, and multiple pages publications. Learn to create, save, edit, update, text frames, link text to frames, etc. No textbook is required. Tuition is $80.  Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, April 26-May 19, from 6:00-8:00 pm. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Ballroom Dance – Introductory

So you want to ballroom dance? This Galveston College class will let you enter a world of class, tradition, and loads of fun. You will learn basic Waltz, Fox Trot, Cha Cha, and Rumba steps and patterns.  You must wear comfortable clothes and shoes (no tennis shoes).  Partners must register ($100 per couple).  No textbook is required.  Tuition is $50.  Classes will meet Tuesdays, April 27-May 25, from 6:00-8:00 pm. For more information call 944-1344.