Campus News and Events
October 2, 2013
ITEMS OF INTEREST ABOUT GASTON COLLEGE
Art Exhibit WALL POWER 2013, ends October 4, 2013
WALL POWER 2013, an annual invitational exhibition, featuring works by Brenda Beard-Bostian, Gennene Cordle, Renee Calhoun Matthews, Darren Young will be on display through October 4, 2013 in the Jeanne Rauch Gallery in Rauch Science and Fine Arts Building on the Dallas Campus.
Brenda Beard-Bostian is an artist that works is bold, bright, and expressive. As an award winning North Carolina artist, Brenda has always drawn and sketched. She first remembers painting at the age of four, but it wasn’t until August 2009 that she was able to devote her full attention to her artistry. She retired in July from Gaston County Schools, after 30 years of teaching art, to pursue her passion as a full-time artist. One of her many honors as an educator was being selected as North Carolina Secondary Art Teacher of the Year 2009.
Since 1983, Gennene Cordle has drawn, painted, and exhibited throughout the region. She is an award winning artist and her work is represented in both private and cooperate collections. She worked for 25 years for the Gaston county school system.
In 2002, Renee Calhoun Matthews enrolled in art classes at Gaston College. She discovered a talent of her own and new appreciation for creating art. To strengthen her skills and enhance her talent, she took many classes, including painting, drawing and printmaking. She has studied under many instructors including Gary Freeman and Barbara Chadwick at Gaston College.
For several years, Darren Young has taught art and design at universities and campuses across the United States in: Indiana, Colorado, and North and South Carolina. He has also worked as a painting instructor in France. In 2001, Young was honored with the "Best of Show" award in "The All Colorado Art Show", from the Curtis Center of Arts & Humanities in Denver. His work is featured in numerous public and private collections including Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC.
The gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information: Gary Freeman, 704.922 .6344 or email@example.com.
Civil Club Fundraiser, October 10, 2013
The Gaston College Civil Club is hosting a Cornhole tournament fundraiser on Thursday, October 10, 2013 starting at 10 a.m. on the Dallas Campus. The event will be held outside the Comer Engineering Technology Building and will continue throughout the day until a winner is declared around 1 p.m. This tournament will challenge the eye and arm coordination of all game players.
Each participant will receive a ticket that will be entered into a chance drawing for a set of Cornhole boards and bags. Also the champion and the runner-up will receive awards. The donation for each person is $5.00 or for a two-person team $10.00. To reserve a single or team spot in the tournament, contact Scotty Brooks at 704.922.6299 or Scotty.firstname.lastname@example.org
AATCC Symposium: Textile Wet Processing, October 16 – 17, 2013
The Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals Chemical Applications Interest Group is sponsoring a symposium, Textile Wet Processing: The Way Forward…to remain competitive & sustainable, on October 16-17, 2013 at the Textile Technology Center on the Kimbrell campus in Belmont. The program will focus on sustainable initiatives, fibers, processes and technologies.
The symposium will provide workshops about sustainable fibers, processes and technologies throughout the textile supply chain. A special presentation will be held on the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals roadmap – who, what & how. Also, a workshop will be held about eco-friendly dyes and chemicals, waterless dyeing technology, and much more. Symposium attendees will tour the Textile Technology Center and learn how the center partners with industry for training, testing and product development. For program details and registration information go to the AATCC’s website at http://www.aatcc.org/events/symposia/CAIG_Symp_2013.htm.
The Foreign Film Night Series Features Sci-Fi from India, October 16, 2013
This fall, the TRiO program will present Foreign Film Night from 6 to 9 p.m. in the David Belk Cannon Auditorium (DBC) on the Dallas Campus.
The fall series will focus on mainly sci-fi movies from India which include:
Robot (2010), Wednesday, October 16, Krrish (2006), Wednesday, November 13
and 3G-A Killer Connection (2013), Wednesday, December 11
Following each film a discussion will be led by English Instructor John M. Withers IV.
For more information, contact TRiO at 704.922.2363 or John Withers IV at 704.922.2367 or email@example.com
A Visual Harvest Juried Art Exhibit, October 24, 2013
Gaston College and the Gaston County Art Guild will sponsor A Visual Harvest, an annual juried art exhibition from October 24 – December 12, 2013, in the Jeanne Rauch Gallery in Rauch Science and Fine Arts Building on the Dallas Campus.
The annual show features work that focus on nature. Pieces entered in the competition may include plants, animals or natural landscape native to North America. Artists are allowed to submit two pieces of artwork. In the exhibit held last fall, there were more than 100 entries and 50 of those were selected for the juried show.
A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Awards Presentation will be held at 7:00 p.m.
The gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information: Gary Freeman, 704.922.6344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free College Day, October 26, 2013
Visit Free College Day on October 26, 2013 for a chance to experience college for free and learn about the opportunities available at your local community college. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Dallas Campus.
Participants can register for up to three courses. Each class is 50 minutes in length. For a complete list of available courses, go to www.gaston.edu and select the Free College Day link, located under Campus News and Events. Please call 704.825.6267 or email email@example.com for additional information.
Introduction to International Organization for Standards 9001, October 29, 2013
This one-day workshop illustrates what it really cost to not have an effective management system. Learn what is involved with ISO 9001:2008 and be able to make an informed decision. There is a set of five International Standards for Quality Assurance. The ISO 9001 is intended for suppliers who do a lot of design or customization. The class will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Room 206, Dalpiaz Student Success Center, Dallas Campus. Full tuition for this 7-hour class is supported through the Productivity Enhancement Customized Training Budget. Free tuition provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. To pre-register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704.922.6447.
Late Start Classes Available, October – November, 2013
Late start courses will be available in October and November at all three campus locations. Classes available include:
Online Courses- October 17
College Transfer Success, Symbols and Specifications, Transfer Student Success, Law Enforcement Operations, Survey of Mathematics, Proportions/Ratio/Rate/Percent
Rational Express/Equation, Literature Based Research, Fractions and Decimals and Operations with Integers
Online Courses - November14
Express/Lin Equation/Inequal and Radical Express/Equations
Hybrid Courses (Classroom and Online), October 17
- Automotive Servicing 2, 7 a.m. Pharr Trade and Industrial Building, Room 110, Dallas Campus
- Court Procedure and Evidence, 8 a.m., Dallas Campus
- Child Development II, Hybrid Course, 8 a.m., Dallas Campus
- Language & Literacy Experience, 9 a.m., Dallas Campus
- Early Childhood Issues, 10:30 a.m., Dallas Campus
- Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis, 11 a.m., Dallas Campus
- Survey of Mathematics, 11 a.m., Monday–Thursday, Dallas, Campus
- Symbols & Specifications, 12 Noon, Pharr Trade and Industrial Building, Room 115, Dallas, Campus
- Principles of Financial Accounting, (Hybrid Course), 12:30 p.m., Dallas Campus
Classroom, October 17
- Yoga I, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30 p.m., David Belk Cannon Building, Room 130, Dallas Campus
- Early Childhood Administration II, Hybrid Course, 6 p.m., Dallas Campus
- Manual Transmission/Axles/Drive Trains, Thursday, 7 a.m. or 9 a.m., Pharr Trade and Industrial Building, Room 110, Dallas Campus
- Manual Transmission/Axles/Drive Trains, Monday, 10 a.m., Pharr Trade and Industrial Building, Room 110, Dallas Campus
- Manual Transmission/Axles/Drive Trains, Friday, 7 a.m., Pharr Trade and Industrial Building, Room 110, Dallas Campus
- Court Procedures & Evidence, 8 a.m., Monday, Craig Arts and Science Building, Room 112, Dallas Campus
- Proportions/Ratio/Rate/Percent, 5:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 115,
- Kimbrell Campus
- Graphs/Equations of Lines, 7:45 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 115, Kimbrell Campus
- Group Process II, 11 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Room 219, Kimbrell Campus
- Advanced Friction Ridge Analysis, 11 a.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday, Craig Arts and Science Building, Room 112, Dallas Campus
- Fractions and Decimals, 8 a.m., Monday -Thursday, Room 31, Craig Arts and Science Building, Dallas Campus
- Fractions and Decimals, 9 a.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 31, Comer Engineering Technology Building, Dallas Campus
- Fractions and Decimals, 5:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 214, Comer Engineering Technology Building, Dallas Campus
- Fractions and Decimals, 7:45 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 214, Comer Engineering Technology Building, Dallas Campus
- Fractions and Decimals, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Room 214, Comer Engineering Technology Building, Dallas Campus
- Polynominal/Quadratic Application, 7 a.m., Monday -Thursday, Room 214, Comer Engineering Technology Building, Dallas Campus
- Selected Topics – History, 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Room 335, Robinson Classroom Building
- Advanced CNC Turning, 11 a.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 112, Pharr Industrial Trade Building, Dallas Campus
- Advanced CNC Milling, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Room 112, Pharr Industrial Trade Building, Dallas Campus
- Survey of Mathematics, Monday -Thursday, Room 212, Comer Engineering Technology Building, Dallas Campus
Classroom, November 11
Express/Lin Equation/Inequal, 6:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 115, Kimbrell Campus
Classroom, November 12
Proportions/Ratio/Rate/Percent, 7:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, Room 115,
Classroom, November 14
Express/Lin Equation/Inequal, 5:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, Room 115, Kimbrell Campus
Textile Technology Center Advisory Board Meeting, November 14, 2013
The Textile Technology Center Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m., Classroom Building, Room 115, Kimbrell Campus. For more information, contact Sandra Hamilton at 704.825.6256 or email@example.com
Scholarships Now Available for Truck Driver Training
Gaston College in Collaboration with Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (CCC&TI) offers Truck Driver Training, which is certified by the Professional Truck Driving Institute (PTDI). This 8 ½ week class consists of classroom instruction, range driving and road driving. Students completing this course will be prepared to operate tractor-trailer rigs, acquire a commercial driver license and become a professional driver. Continuing Education Scholarships, sponsored by the State Employees Credit Union (SECU), are available to those meeting selection criteria.
For more information, contact Jeff Switzer at 704.922.6381 or Switzer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
JobLink – Gastonia, on Mondays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesday and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 1391 Bessemer City Road or call, 704.853.5328,
JobLink – Lincolnton, Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 – 4 p.m., Lincolnton at 529 North Aspen Street or call, 704.735.8035.
The Learning Center on all three campuses is currently facilitating 270 scheduled tutoring sessions each week and still adding more. To better accommodate and serve the growing number of students using The Learning Center, the Lincoln Campus location will now offer expanded hours on Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Center in currently open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in room 206.
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October 2, 2013
Gaston College Becomes One of 14 Pearson VUE GED® Computer Testing Sites
in North Carolina
Gaston College is now one of only 14 computer-based GED® testing sites in the state. Computer-based GED® Testing was introduced to North Carolina in late June 2013. Gaston College is an official computerized GED® test delivery site through a new agreement with Pearson VUE, a national computer-based testing system. The partnership allows Gaston College to offer the computerized General Education Development tests at the new Katherine Harper Testing Center on the Gaston College Dallas Campus.
Students in the Gaston College service area are being encouraged to complete the current test series by December 18 or their test scores will no longer be valid, and they will have to start over with the new 2014 GED® Test.
The new GED® test is a high school equivalency credential for adults who haven’t finished high school. The upgrades include newly required state-led educational standards for students as well as higher expectations and performance measures for high school graduates. The 2014 GED® Test has been pared down from five to four tests and is only available in a computerized format.
“We are urging our students to finish testing out of the current GED® series by the end of this year,” says Debra Hissom, Chief Examiner and Testing Center Coordinator at Gaston College.
Since the cost of the test is increasing from $35 to $120 starting in January 2014, the college is exploring possible scholarship opportunities.
Approximately, 40 million adults in the United States lack a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Census. Of that number, nearly a million (990,635) North Carolinians do not have a high school diploma.
Students interested in taking the current GED® test should pay the $35 testing fee at the business office and attend pre-registration at the Katherine Harper Testing Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.
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