Archive for December, 2009

Gadsden State Announces First Tuition Increase in Five Years

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Gadsden, Ala.–Students at Gadsden State Community College will see tuition increase by 19.7 percent, or $14, per credit hour for in-state students, for the Spring 2010 semester. This is the first tuition increase at Gadsden State in five years.

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PSA Holiday Movie Spectacular

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Gadsden, Ala.–Gadsden State Community College and Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center in Gadsden are sponsoring the fourth annual Holiday Movie Spectacular featuring three movies to be shown in December. All movie presentations will take place in the auditorium.

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Gadsden State Instructor Attends International Symposium

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Gadsden, Ala. — Gadsden State Community College Biology Instructor, Susan Sewell, recently attended the 11th International Tardigrade Symposium held in Tubingen, Germany. The symposium is a world-wide gathering of scientists who present their research findings with an academic focus on tardigrades. Tardigrades, also called Water Bears because their walk is similar to a bear’s gait, are microscopic invertebrates found mostly in damp locations. Sewell was invited to attend the conference because of her extensive research on tardigrades. She began her research in May 2007 while studying for her master’s degree in Science at Jacksonville State University.

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Gadsden State Presents “A Tuna Christmas”

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Gadsden, Ala.–The Fine Arts Department of Gadsden State will present A Tuna Christmas, December 18 – 20 at the Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center in Gadsden. The play is a sequel to the hit comedy Greater Tuna, a spoof on the citizens of Tuna, Texas. It’s Christmas Eve and the characters attempt to cope with seasonal traumas that include a little theatre production of A Christmas Carol and a yard decorating contest that is being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom. The actors are comprised of Gadsden State students and community members. Some adult language is used in this production. You can catch the performances on December 18 – 19 at 7:30 p.m. or December 20 at 2:30 p.m. All seats are $5 and tickets may be ordered online at www.wallacehall.org or call (256) 549- 8325.