Upcoming Events Calendar – Posted: February 2016
Lunch and Learn, February 18, 2016
Join the Gaston College’s Dietetic Technician students for snacks, demonstrations, and much more on Thursday, February 18 for two sessions featuring healthy food choices tailored to busy lifestyles and limited budgets. Students will share tips and tricks to help you in the kitchen by providing creative ideas on how to eat healthily on a budget and how to snack wisely. Session One will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m., Room B and Session Two from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., Room C, Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC. For more information, call 704-922-2170.
College Transfer Program Association Conference, February 19, 2016
Gaston College will host the spring conference for the College Transfer Program Association on Friday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Myers Center, Gaston College Dallas Campus, 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC 28034.
Topics to be discussed include college transfer updates and news related to ACA 122, Advising, Multiple Measures of Placement, Baccalaureate Degree Plans, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering, Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science Nursing,
Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement, Performance Measures, Career and College Promise/Early College, Retention Efforts, and more.
Registration is $20 (includes lunch). Use the following link to register.
This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Heather Woodson, CTPA president at firstname.lastname@example.org
Career and College Promise at Dallas Campus, February 18, 2016
An Information Session for rising high school juniors and seniors on how to earn college credit tuition free while still in high school on Thursday, February 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Gaston College Dallas Campus, Lena Sue Beam/Early College Partnership Building, Commons Area, 201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC. For more information contact, Amy Weisgerber at email@example.com or 704.922.6297.
Career and College Promise at Kimbrell Campus, February 25, 2016
An Information Session for rising high school juniors and seniors on how to earn college credit tuition free while still in high school on Thursday, February 25 from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Gaston College Kimbrell Campus, KCC Classroom Building, Room 118, 7220 Wilkinson Boulevard, Belmont, NC. For more information contact, Amy Weisgerber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704.922.6297.
Career and College Promise at Lincoln Campus, March 1, 2016
An Information Session for rising high school juniors and seniors on how to earn college credit tuition free while still in high school on Tuesday, March 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Gaston College Lincoln Campus, Cochrane Science and Technology Building, Room 117, Lincolnton, NC. For more information contact, Amy Weisgerber at email@example.com or 704.922.6297.
Morris Library Annual Magazine Sale, March 1 -31, 2016
Gaston College Morris Library will hold its annual magazine sale March 1 – 31, 2016. All magazines will be $1 each. Please bring correct change! The Library is discarding issues from 2014. Many titles are not only great for pleasure reading, but for school projects, craft ideas, recipes, and more. For a listing of magazine titles, visit the library’s website at http://www.gaston.edu/library.
Community Resource Fair for Gaston College students and the public, March 9, 2016
The Life Skills Department, Learning, Persistence, and Completion Center will host a Community Resource Fair on Wednesday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lincoln Campus, 511 South Aspen Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092. A variety of booths and displays on various community resources, college services, and programs will be available. For more information, contact Vicky Graves, Life Skills Student Success Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPARC3 Professional Development Conference, March 18, 2016.
Gaston College will be hosting its fourth annual SPARC3 Professional Development Conference on Friday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Rauch Science and Fine Arts Building, Dallas Campus. Check-in will begin at 7:15 a.m. This is an opportunity to earn six hours of professional development credit, while engaging in high-impact pedagogy with your colleagues.
While SPARC3 is a STEM focused initiative, instructors of all disciplines are invited to attend this workshop. Topics include student engagement, active learning, inquiry-based learning techniques, technology in the classroom, lab experiences/activities, undergraduate research opportunities, and more.
If you are interested in presenting, please click the link below and go to “2016 Conference” for more information and a direct link to apply.
The cost for this year’s conference is $15 (non-refundable). To register, also click on the link below and go to the registration link.
Textures and Tones, April 11 – 13, 2016
The Color Show is at the Gaston County Museum on April 15.
Spring Fest – Dallas Campus, April 12, 2016
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Myers Center Breezeway/Café, Dallas Campus
Spring Fest – Kimbrell Campus, April 14, 2016
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Classroom Building, 1st Floor, Kimbrell Campus
SciVisit: promotes STEMM Awareness for High School Students, April 15, 2016
9 a.m. to Noon, Dallas Campus
Gaston College Employees and Students Participate in Run for the Money, April 16, 2016,
Community Foundation Run 2016 is sponsoring a 5K Run and 2K Walk on Saturday, April 16 starting at 8 a.m., Rotary Pavilion, Downtown Gastonia.
The First Annual NC Community College Health and Fitness Summit, April 18, 2016
The Gaston College Health and Fitness Science Program will sponsor the First Annual NC Community College Health and Fitness Summit on Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the David Belk Cannon Building, Room 170, Dallas Campus.
This is the first time a statewide meeting has been held to organize all Health and Fitness Science Coordinators, Directors, and Faculty from all programs in the NC Community College system. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the program and any changes that need to be made at the state level, as well as best practices. The meeting will spearhead the kick-off of an official association and group that advocates for the Health, Fitness, and Physical Education in the North Carolina Community College system. For more information, contact Jacob Surratt at Surratt.email@example.com or call 704-922-2283.
Spring Fest – Lincoln Campus, April 19, 2016
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Classroom Building, Patio/Lobby, Kimbrell Campus
Gaston College Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, April 28, 2016
Any student who has participated in a scholarly activity (undergraduate research, creative activity, etc…) can display their work via poster, performance, or oral presentation. For more information, contact Ashley Hagler at 704-922-6529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medical Assisting Pinning Ceremony, May 9, 2016
The Medical Assisting Pinning Ceremony will be held Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Gaston College, Dallas Campus. The Pinning ceremony signifies the completion of the Associate Science Degree in Medical Assisting. Students will receive their program pin which will be worn with their uniform after graduation. For more information, contact Lynn Nichols, Coordinator, Medical Assisting/Phlebotomy at Nichols.email@example.com or 704-922-6488.
Phlebotomy Graduation Luncheon/Pinning Ceremony, May 10, 2016
The Phlebotomy Graduation Luncheon/Pinning Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 10 starting at 11:30 a.m. at the North Star Seafood Restaurant, 3150 Dallas High Shoals Highway, Dallas, NC. The graduating Phlebotomy Technician Students will have a luncheon and receive their graduation pins. For more information, contact Penny Ewing, Instructor, Phlebotomy/Medical Assisting at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-922-6532.
Student Government Association Awards Banquet, May 3, 2016,
at 6 p.m., Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Gaston College Dallas Campus.
Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam, May 11, 2016
The Phlebotomy Technician Certification Exam will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at the Gaston College Dallas Campus, David Belk Cannon Health Education Institute, Room 268.
The National Certification Exam is given by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT). The review will begin at 9 a.m. and the exam at 11 a.m. A representative from ASPT will be present to administer and proctor the exam. Upon successful completion of the theory and hands-on demonstration portion of the exam, the phlebotomy graduates will be able to add the credentials of CPT, ASPT to their name. (Certified Phlebotomy Technician, American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians).
Information on events, speakers, activities, entertainment, booths, displays, and more will also be available. For more information, contact Penny Ewing, Instructor, Phlebotomy/Medical Assisting at email@example.com or 704-922-6532.
Graduation Commencement Ceremony, Friday, May 13, 2016
Graduation for Gaston College students will be Friday, May 13 at 4 p.m., at the Bojangles Arena, 2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte. Over 800 students will be graduating this spring.For more information, contact Alisa Roy, Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-922-6202.