Upcoming Events Calendar – Posted: March 2016
The Multicultural Affairs Committee will host a presentation on Male Suicide: The Silent Epidemic on Tuesday, March 15, from 12:30- to 1:30 p.m., in the Robinson Classroom Building, Room 338, Gaston College, Dallas Campus. The informative workshop will shed light on the signs, risk factors and treatment options for males at risk. Also, what you can and should do to help possibly save a life of someone you care about.
This presentation is the first of the 2016 Balancing Act Seminar Series hosted by MAC. More topics on mental illness to be presented this spring are Alcoholism on Friday, April 8, and Autism Spectrum Disorder on Thursday, April 21, 2016. These seminars are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Hisayo Tokura-Gallo at 704-922-6341 or email@example.com.
Bone Marrow Registry Drive, March 15 – 16, 2016
The Student Nurses’ Association (LPN to RN group) is sponsoring a campus-wide bone marrow registry drive on March 15 & 16 – both days will be from 11 am – 2 pm in the Myers Center cafeteria. For more information, contact Phonzie Childers, Coordinator LPN-RN Option, Associate Degree Nursing at 704-922-2314 or 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.
Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting, March 21, 2016
The Gaston College Board of Trustees will meet Monday, March 21, 2016, at 4 p.m., in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Sections A & B, Dallas Campus.
Alumni Speaker Series, “If I’d known what I know now…”, March 22, 2016
The Alumni Speaker Series will feature Moses Nueman, Jr. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from Noon – 1:30 p.m., in the Rauch Gallery, Dallas Campus. Mr. Nueman is President and CEO of NB Technology, LLC. and a Gaston College Alumnus ’97. He will speak to College alumni, students, faculty and staff on how his education and experiences as a Gaston College student helped him to achieve the success he has so far in his career.
For more information, contact Emily Dalton at Dalton.email@example.com or 704-922-6513.
“Sum Show”, AFA Pre- Graduation Art Show, through March 22, 2016
Featuring artwork created by Gaston College Graduating Art Students from March 3 – March 22, 2016, in the Jeanne Rauch Gallery & Beam Gallery, Rauch Science and Fine Arts Building, Dallas Campus. A reception will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Rauch Gallery.
Graduating student artists are Kenneth Asbury, Zalene Brant, Cathy Caron, Terry Castro, Marie Cox, Angelique Cozzo, Mary Deputy, Charles Harris, Jason Martinez, Ashley McGee, Brian Sanders, Justin Schneider, and Catherine Shook. For more information, contact Jason Story at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-922-6245.
Morris Library Annual Magazine Sale, through March 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 https://www.gaston.edu/library.
The Facts about Alcoholism, April 8, 2016
The Multicultural Affairs Committee will host a presentation on Alcoholism on Friday, April 8, at the Gaston College Dallas Campus.
This is the second presentation of the 2016 Balancing Act Seminar Series hosted by MAC. A third seminar on Autism Spectrum Disorder will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016. These seminars are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hisayo Tokura-Gallo at 704-922-6341 or email@example.com.
Textures and Tones Art Festival, April 11 – 13, 2016
The fourth annual Textures & Tones Arts Festival will be held April 11 -13, 2016, at the Gaston College Dallas Campus. The three-day event will feature an array of fine-arts activities and entertainment, including spoken word poetry, readings of short-stories, poems, and faith-based writing, hip-hop and Latin dance demonstrations, music, art and drama. Also, a talent show contest and a sidewalk chalk-art contest for participants of various ages are planned. For more information, call 704-922-6313.
Gaston College Juried Student Art Exhibition, April 11-May 10, 2016
The Gaston College Juried Student Art Exhibition will feature artwork created by Gaston College Art Students, April 11 – May 10, 2016, in the Beam Gallery, Dallas Campus. A reception and Student Government Association Awards Presentation will be held on Monday, April 11, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Artists Introductions and Awards will be held at 2:30 p.m. Artists will also be announced during “Gaston’s Got Talent” in the Myers Center Café. This project receives support from Student Government Association the Gaston College Texture & Tones Arts Committee.
Gaston College Manufacturing Boot Camp, April 11 – 25, 2016
In response to the requests of regional manufacturers, Gaston College’s Department of Occupational and Continuing Education is now offering a two-module, 40-hour program designed to prepare individuals for entry level positions in Advanced Manufacturing. The Camp will be held April 11 -25, on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Room 206, in the Dalpiaz Student Success Center, Dallas Campus.
The program will provide participants with the training manufacturers have indicated are vital for success.
Module One Topics include:
Building Cohesive Teams, Developing Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills, Communication and Active Listening, Problem Solving and Creating Effective Resumés.
Module Two Topics include:
Math and Measurements, Computer Skills for the Workplace, Principles of Manufacturing and Sharpening Your Interviewing Skills.
National Career Readiness Certificate:
Boot Camp participants will be provided an opportunity to receive the National Career Readiness Certificate, a nationally recognized credential confirming the recipients’ abilities in Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information- skills employers noted are essential to success in the workplace.
Tuition is free for unemployed and underemployed individuals. For more information, contact your local NCWorks Career Center or Gaston College’s Occupational and Continuing Education at 704.922.2244.
Gaston College Artist Talk with Gregbo Watson , April 12, 2016
Artist Talk/Q & A will feature Gregbo Watson will feature professional artist and comic illustrator on Tuesday, April 12, from 11 a.m. – Noon at the Morris Library, Second Floor Open Space. This project receives support from the Gaston College Texture & Tones Arts Committee. This event is free and open to the public.
The Color Show, April 15, 2016
The Color Show is a Textures and Tones Art Festival event that will be held 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
This event for high school students promotes STEMM awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medical from 9 a.m. to Noon at the 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-922-2283.
Spring Fest – Lincoln Campus, April 19, 2016
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Classroom Building, Patio/Lobby, Lincoln Campus
Human Services Pinning Ceremony, April 27, 2016
The Human Services Pinning Ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 27, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Gaston College Dallas Campus. This Pinning ceremony is a celebration of the educational accomplishments of Human Services graduates and recognition of their entry into the next phase of their career. It is a time for students to reflect on their journey thus far with their fellow students and their families and to share farewells and well wishes. For more information, contact Jamie Clary, Program Coordinator at email@example.com or 704-825-6266.
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.
Student Government Association Awards Banquet, May 3, 2016,
at 6 p.m., Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Gaston College, Dallas Campus.
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.
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 Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. Over 800 students will be graduating this spring. For more information, contact Alisa Roy, Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-922-6202.
University Visiting Student Day, Tuesday, May 17, 2016
University and College students can take a summer course and transfer credits. Easily apply online and submit college transcripts on or before Registration Day, May 17. For more information, call 704-922-6214.
Gaston County Schools Teaching and Learning Conference, August, 8-9, 2016
The Gaston County Schools Teaching and Learning Conference will be held on the Gaston College Dallas Campus. Also, the GCS Teacher Induction Program for Success (TIPS) for new teachers will be scheduled August 10-11.For more information go to www. gaston.k12.nc.us. or contact Jackie Ammons at email@example.com or 704-922-2241.