News Stories for the Week




Galveston College Program Director of Radiation Therapy Hubert Callahan, at left, offers congratulations to student Matt Cohen who received a $5000 Varian Radiation Therapy Student Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists Foundation  for the summer and fall semesters of 2010.

Galveston College Announces New Lecture Series

Galveston College’s 2010-2011 Lecture Series titled "Sustainability and Energy Conservation on the Texas Gulf Coast" begins with its first lecture on October 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 207 at the 4015 Avenue Q campus. The first guest speaker is Rice University Oceanography Professor John P. Anderson whose topic is "A Long Term Sustainable Development Plan for Galveston Island”.

Anderson, who holds the W. Maurice Ewing Professorship in Oceanography at Rice University, joined the faculty at Rice in 1975 and served as chairman of the department from 1992 through 1998.  He has published 190 peer-reviewed papers and mentored over 50 graduate students.  John has participated in 24 scientific expeditions to Antarctica.  His research there focuses on the history of the ice sheet, glacial response to climate change and potential contributions to sea level rise. His other research focuses on the evolution of the Texas coast and on predicting coastal response to climate change this century.  He has authored two books "Antarctic Marine Geology" and “The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast”, and has co-edited four books, most recently a Geological Society of America Special Paper entitled “Response of Upper Gulf Coast Estuaries to Holocene Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise”. 

Anderson received the 1992 GCAGS Outstanding Educator Award, the 1996 Rice University Graduate Teaching Award, the 2004 Rice University Presidential Mentoring Award, and was the 2007 recipient of the Society of Sedimentary Research Shepard Medal. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and past president of the Society for Sedimentary Research.

Galveston College 3rd Annual Fall Festival

In an effort to increase our student involvement, Galveston College will host its 3rd Annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 29. This year’s theme is “Pirates of Galveston Island.”  

This event was originally created for Galveston College students and the community in 2008 to help take minds off Hurricane Ike that landed in the Gulf Coast of Texas on Sept. 13, 2008.

This year’s event objectives will be in conjunction with Galveston College’s continued efforts to retain Galveston College students, and serve as a recruitment event for prospective Galveston College students.

The event will include our annual Haunted House hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and co-directed by Coordinator of Student Activities, Araceli Lopez and faculty member Jesse Warren. The students have elected to name our haunted house LaFitte’s Galveston Hideout. 

The event will also include carnival games, activity booths and a Trick or Treat Walk sponsored by Galveston College student clubs/organizations, academic departments and various campus committees.

The Galveston College Fall Festival will be held from 3pm to 7pm on campus, 4015 Avenue Q. 

For more information about the Galveston College Fall Festival please contact Galveston College Office of Student Activities at (409)944-1220.

Country Western Dance Starts Today

Galveston College is offering a Country Western Dance class tonight at 7:00 p.m. This is a beginning class introductory for those who are new to dancing, have no experience with Country and Western dances or need a refresher. Students will learn the most popular Country & Western Dances: two-step and polka. The class will concentrate on the two-step and the basics of dance fundamentals. A variety of fun patterns will be taught, including couple and underarm turns, conversation, wraps and side-by-side. Ladies will learn how to spin. No textbook is required. Classes are held on Mondays from October 11 to November 8, 2010, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The cost for this class is $50. For more information call Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.