NEWS STORIES FOR THE WEEK

06/20/2011

 

 

Anita Gonzalez, who is majoring in Radiation Therapy Technology, is congratulated by Galveston College President Dr. Myles Shelton on receiving the William Maury Darst Scholarship for the 2011-2012 fall college year.

Galveston College is offering Kids Summer Enrichment Program

All of our classes utilize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) concepts and 21st century educational skills of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Collaboration, Agility and Adaptability, Curiosity and Imagination.

ONLINE VIDEO GAME MAKING –recommended for grades 4th-8th
Learn how to design and modify your own exciting arcade style video games. You’ll learn how to control characters, objects and outcomes in your game, then increase the difficulty level and add more features. Graphics Design and Graphics Animation topics will also be covered. Learn how to design your own version of PacMan® and several others.

VEHICLE ENGINEERING- recommended for grades 4th- 8th
Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our LEGO kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more.

COLLISION CARS-recommended for grades 4th-8th
Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete.  Students will learn a variety of concepts throughout this class, including basic engineering principles, gearing and gear ratios, electric motors and energy, problem solving, and communication skills.

KRAZY SCIENCE-recommended for grades 1st-3rd
Students will make ooey-goeey slime, watch clear liquids magically change color, make their own eraser and super bouncy ball, invent their own carbonated drink, make a glowing blue concoction to examine why fireflies glow, make a dinosaur grow to many times its original size, and more fun lab experiments!

JUNIOR ENGINEERING 1- recommended for grades 1st-3rd
Great hands on learning and building! Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our unique LEGO® kits!
 
JUNIOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING- recommended for grades 1st- 3rd
Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cards, construction machines and more using our unique LEGO® kits!

Cost: $175 per camp
Dates: July 25-28 or August 1-4
Times: 9-12 or 1-4

Contact Galveston College Continuing Education Department or visit our website for more information: www.gc.edu 409-944-1344

Galveston College Hosts Mini College Fair

Galveston College will host a Mini College Fair from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 in the Abe and Annie Student Center Wing, located at 39th and Avenue Q. The Fair is in conjunction with the Houston Area Recruiter’s Network (HARN).

HARN is a community of professional college and university representatives from two and four year academic institutions who serve the youth and families of the Houston-Galveston area.

The College fair will feature Admissions Counselors from Galveston College, Concordia University, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Texas Southern University, Texas State University, University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, UT-Dallas, and others.

For more information call 944-1216.

Early Registration for Summer II and Fall Semesters

Early Registration for the Summer II and the Fall semester continues. Early registration hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. General Registration for the Summer II session will be held from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on July 6 and 7. Summer II classes start Monday, July 11.

For more information visit the Galveston College website at www.gc.edu or call 944-4242.

Cake Decorating, Intermediate

This intermediate class is for those who have taken the beginner’s class or already know the fundamentals of cake decorating. Students will learn how to stack cakes and create more intricate designs. The class group project will be a wedding cake. Students will use the supplies that were purchased for the beginner’s class. If you didn’t take the beginner’s class, a supply list will be available upon registration. No textbook required. Handouts will be provided. The cost is $80. Class will be held on from 5:30 p.m. to7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 21 through July 14. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Decorative Cupcakes

The cupcake has made a comeback. Bring your cupcakes and come let your creative juices flow. Design and decorate some of the cutest and easiest to make cupcakes you have ever seen? Learn how to decorate cupcakes, adapting cake decorating techniques to these tiny tasty treats. Your cupcakes will bring smiles to your family and friends. Make your tiny cakes the hit of all the bake sales. All this in one fun-filled night! Supply list will be available upon registration. No textbook required. No Senior Discounts. The cost is $40. This class will be held on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.

Introduction to Project Management

Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments - and to get them done well, under budget, and completed on time. The goal of this one-day workshop is to familiarize you with common terms and to learn project-based thinking. There are no prerequisites. Handouts will be provided. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30. The cost is $160.  For more information contact Continuing Education at 409-944-1344.