“Arrested Momentum” highlights usable art
Artist Marcus Helton pours his morning cereal into a handcrafted, ash-blackened bowl.
Free workplace safety classes
Learn to avoid fire and environmental regulation violations in two no-cost classes by the Risk Management Institute: Fire Safety in the Workplace on May 5 and Environmental Regulations on May 19.
How industry drives COM workforce programs
Preparing students to succeed in the workplace starts with asking employers what they value in employees.
COM debate team in top ten in nation
With just 30 minutes to prepare an argument on a topic ranging from Brexit to basketball, College of the Mainland student Lauren Buchanan is used to working under pressure.
Want to teach? Job fair April 29
Learn more about a rewarding job as a part-time College of the Mainland faculty member at a job fair April 29 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the COM Learning Center-North County, 200 Parker Ct. in League City.
Win $200 in COM design contest
College of the Mainland is looking for designs for new campus parking permits. The contest is open to anyone.
Free Fitness Day for kids of all ages
College of the Mainland students are tackling childhood obesity with jump ropes and Frisbees.
Explore truth at COM symposium
What is truth? Students will give their answers to this question – and earn scholarships – at the next Gulf Coast Intercollegiate Consortium Academic Symposium April 21 at College of the Mainland. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the COM Learning Resources Center Auditorium.
Veterans fair to highlight health care, community resources
Veterans, their family members and the community are invited to attend College of the Mainland’s third annual veteran fair April 20 from noon to 3 p.m. in the COM Student Center.
Announcing Adventure Radio Theatre
College of the Mainland theatre majors will hark back to the glory days of radio theatre April 26 at 7 p.m. with a public show featuring action-packed “Flash Gordon” “The Shadow,” “Sgt. Preston of the Yukon” and “Frontier Gentleman” episodes.
From full-time mom to Coca-Cola Gold Scholar
Kaci Maris, of Dickinson, is used to competition for the highest grades.
COM to host free lecture on U.S./China relations
Explore Chinese politics and their impact on U.S./China relations in a free lecture April 25 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the College of the Mainland Learning Resources Center Auditorium.
Disney and more in free concerts
Check out three upcoming free concerts by the Jazz, Guitar and Saxophone Ensembles.
High schooler exploring space at NASA
Maria Henriquez, College of the Mainland Collegiate High School student, is heading to NASA.
Pop culture in the classroom
Step aside, textbooks. In some College of the Mainland classes, students learn not just from books and PowerPoints, but with a dash of movies, music and more.
Instructor instills love of reading in students
Giselle Hewitt has dual roles – balancing accounts and paying bills as an accounting specialist and instilling a love of literature in students as a COM English instructor.
Staff and student highlights from March
Roundup of staff and students' work in the community.
Apply for a $2,500 petrochemical scholarship
College of the Mainland is accepting applications for the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative Scholarship. Students are eligible to receive up to $2,500 to cover books, fees and tuition.
Scholarship recipient first in family to get degree
For Marcus Garcia, of Texas City, a scholarship made the difference between his staying in college or dropping out.
Enjoy an Evening of Jazz
Kicking off Jazz Appreciation Month, the COM Jazz Ensemble will present an Evening of Jazz with the Texas City High School Jazz Band April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Texas City High School Auditorium.
Tour the world with COM 50 Plus Program
Ride the rails in California or hop a riverboat in Europe with two upcoming trips with the College of the Mainland 50 Plus Program. Adults of any age can join breathtaking excursions along the California coast or Danube River.
How to transfer: students share
Most students get first-day jitters transferring from a community college to a university. It’s a popular choice though – 70 percent of recent Texas bachelor’s degree earners started at a community college, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
Tree dedicated to lifelong educator breaking boundaries
College of the Mainland Cameryn Tam hopes to run for political office and found inspiration in an educator elected to the College of the Mainland board of trustees for 34 years – Bennie Matthews.
Sword fights and shenanigans in comedy "Moon Over Buffalo”
Pratfalls, slammed doors and shenanigans abound in College of the Mainland’s production of “Moon Over Buffalo” March 23 to April 9.
Make workplace safe with OSHA construction courses
Individuals can prepare to enter industry or to expand their skills with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-hour construction industry safety courses at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.