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Galveston College President Myles Shelton congratulates student Stephanie Settlemire on receiving the Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Murillo Scholarship. Murillo Scholarships are awarded to Galveston College students who are enrolled in an Arts and Humanities classes.

Late Registration Continues Today For Spring Semester

Late Registration for the 2011 Spring Semester continues until 7 p.m. on Monday, January 24. Classes began on January 18, 2011..

This Spring Semester Galveston College is offering classes in the areas of Accounting, Arts, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computed Tomography, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy, Culinary Arts, Drama, Economics , Education, Emergency Medical Services, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Government, Health Information, History, Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Humanities, Heating and Air Conditioning, Industrial Systems, Mathematics, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Medical Office Administration, Music, Nuclear Medicine Nursing, Office Administration, Pharmacy Technology, Philosophy, Phlebotomy, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Radiography, Radiation Therapy, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Surgical Technology and Vocational Nursing. For more information call the Counseling Center at (409) 944-1220.

Galveston College Choir

The Galveston College Choir begins rehearsals for the spring semester of 2011 at 7 p.m. today in the Galveston College Fine Arts room FA-207. Choir membership is open to all and participants may join for credit through Galveston College or enroll for non-credit for $35 (payable at the first rehearsal) as a leisure class. New and former members are welcome!

Dr.  Larry Patton is the director of the choir, and Ronald Wyatt serves as the accompanist. At least one public concert will be presented near the end of the semester. For more information call 944-1317.

New Continuing Education Classes Starting This Month

Several Continuing Education classes are set to begin in January. Among them are: Conversational French I beginning Jan. 31, which introduces students to basic pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and practical phrases; Conversational Spanish II beginning Jan 31, an advanced conversational course requiring the student to have completed Conversational Spanish I and two dance classes in dynamic, Latin-flavored Zumba. An evening dance class begins today and a class for seniors starts Jan. 28. Call 944-1344 for more information.

Student Government Association Hosts Student Success Seminar

Galveston College Student Government Association will host a series of Student Success Seminars throughout the Spring semester. The first seminar addresses money management, and is titled “My Rebate Check is In; Now What?” Seminars will be held from 12 - 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Thursday, Feb. 10 in the new Seibel Wing on the Galveston College main campus.

The objectives are for students to: learn how to budget money; receive information on money management and budgeting; as well as collect information on banking resources including Savings accounts, Checking accounts, how fees and interest rates work, and Loans. Presenters include Financial Services Representative Geneve Collins and University Federal Credit Union Assistant Branch Manager Freda Davis.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at 409-944-1228.

Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball and Softball Kickoff Season

Galveston College Whitecaps Baseball team will kick off the 2011 season by hosting a double header game against Vernon College at 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 5. The Whitecaps will play Vernon College again at 12 p.m. on Sunday, February 6.The Whitecaps Softball team will open their season hosting the Galveston College Invitational, a two day softball tournament featuring 12 softball teams, on Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5, 2011. The first series of games begins at 8 a.m. and will be held at the Dot Watson Field Lassie League Complex in Galveston.

Galveston College Promotes Galveston Reads

The Galveston Reads 2011 project has Galveston College joining sponsors: of Rosenberg Library, Friends of the Rosenberg Library, the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Texas A&M University Galveston, and Moody Gardens have scheduled two events at Galveston College relating to this year’s selection: a novel by Luis Alberto Urrea titled Into the Beautiful North is the selected reading.

Author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea will speak at the first event on the Galveston College main campus, beginning at 6 p.m., February 17 in room FA-207.

Other programs scheduled are: in addition to the author’s visit to Galveston College are a Professors Panel Discussion at 7 p.m. on January 25 at the Rosenberg Library, a showing of the movie “Magnificent Seven” at 6:30 p.m., February 8 at Galveston College, and finally a Migration Issues panel discussion at 3 p.m. on March 12 at the Original Mexican Café in Galveston.

Into the Beautiful North follows a spirited band of young Mexican women as they that head north across the border to recruit and smuggle back seven Mexican men in order to reclaim their coastal Mexican town from drug gangsters that have taken control. The tale of their road trip, as they discover both wonders and disappointments, has charmed readers with its funny, sad but always compassionate look at two cultures.

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