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Newest Theatre Production Revives a Childhood Classic in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

Join the College of the Mainland Community Theatre for a thrilling adventure in “Peter and the Starcatcher” from November 7-24. The newest theatre production will tell the story of how an unassuming orphan comes to be the beloved Peter Pan. Filled with marauding pirates, jungle tyrants, mermaids and unlikely heroes, the lively show playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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Government Professor Explores American Democracy in National Polling Project

College of the Mainland government professor, Shinya Wakao, recently participated in the thought-provoking America in One Room national polling project. The project, which garnered national coverage with The New York Times and CNN, comprised a random sampling of more than 500 Americans representing diverse age, racial and political backgrounds who were brought together to discuss a range of social and political issues confronting the country in the upcoming 2020 presidential campaign.

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College of the Mainland to Host Water Safety Event on Saturday, October 5

College of the Mainland invites the public to an interactive day of water and boating safety during its Kayak Demo Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Eckert on the college campus. This free event will serve as a unique opportunity for the entire community to join together for a collaborative day of learning with presentations on CPR, proper boating and safety techniques and life jacket demonstrations.

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Be Part of a Sound Adventure at College of the Mainland

A sound adventure is happening at College of the Mainland’s Instrumental Music Department. The end of summer will bring back the performing ensembles at COM and area musicians are invited to become part of that sound adventure. The ensembles include the Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Guitar Orchestra and Saxophone Ensemble. Each group is looking for musicians who are interested in being involved in group performance.

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Campus Renovations and Proposed Expansion Highlight 2018 Fall Convocation

The 2018 fall semester at College of the Mainland began with the traditional Convocation lead by college President Dr. Warren Nichols on Monday, Aug. 20. Nichols gave a presentation on the upcoming $162.5 million bond referendum on Nov. 6 to employees during a morning meeting in LRC-131 and an overflow crowd in TVB 1101. The informational report detailed how the bond package mirrors the college’s Academic Master Plan.

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Skipworths Establish IMPACT Scholarship

When water rose into the Dickinson home of Sean and Melissa Skipworth during Hurricane Harvey, the couple experienced an outpouring of support from the community, including former College of the Mainland students of COM professor Sean Skipworth. The couple’s gratitude gave them the idea to pay it forward. The couple has endowed the Sean & Melissa Skipworth IMPACT Scholarship. Sean Skipworth has been a Social and Behavioral Sciences faculty member at COM since 2012 and Melissa Skipworth is serving her first term on the COM Board of Trustees.

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Emergency Alarms: What Do They Mean?

The City of Texas City sounded the emergency sirens when an explosion and fire erupted at the Valero Refinery Texas City Refinery on April 19. One of the city’s sirens is located across the street from College of the Mainland, which made the alarm prominent. During the emergency, many questions arose as to what to do when a siren sounds. Does it mean everyone should stay inside? Evacuate their building? Should employees get in their cars and leave, especially since the siren sounded around 5 p.m.

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Construction at Physical Education Building Begins

The fencing is up and construction crews have started work as College of the Mainland gets some much needed improvements to facilities. The first project involves the gymnasium where the swimming pool – which was closed years ago – was filled in to make way for a large multi-purpose conference center able to accommodate 500 people. The pool was covered with flowable fill – a liquid soil comprised of cement, water, fine aggregate and fly ash.

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