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In 2012, a small department in the College of Arts and Sciences was born.

In six short years, it not only increased 80 percent—from five professors to nine—it’s been dubbed “the most diverse philosophy department in the nation.”

History comes to life this spring as students take a new section of GC1Y highlighting the changes and development of the university.

 

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Mar 18 2019 - 11:59am   jen.yearwood@gcsu.edu

The final two candidates for the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police position will be on-campus on March 20 and 21. All candidates are required to do a Campus Presentation in an Open Forum setting during their interview. This portion of the interview will take place from 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. in the Pat Peterson Museum Education Room on the following dates:

Wednesday, March 20 – Joe Grant, Captain of Support Services, Georgia College & State University Public Safety|

Thursday, March 21 –  Dr. Ned Watson, Deputy Chief of Police, University of West Georgia

The presentation will last no longer than 15 minutes to allow the campus community to ask questions. Your feedback and participation is welcome and appreciated.

Vice President's office
Division of Finance and Administration
4784455148
Mar 18 2019 - 11:13am   jaclyn.queen@gcsu.edu

Your local news from CTL.

  • Focus on Faculty- Dr. Amy Pinney
  • GeorgiaVIEW Updates
  • GeorgiaVIEW Quick Tip-Assignment Tool
  • Online Database Trials
  • DUO (Multi Factor Authentication) for GC Email
  • Announcement- Reacting to the Past Conference
  • Tips- Pages App
  • MURACE News- Faculty Membership, GC Research Effect on Wastewater in Oconee River, AAC&U Innovative High Impact Learning Programs

For more details please check out the March 2019 CTL Newsletter.

Jaclyn Queen
Instructional Designer
478-445-1276
Mar 18 2019 - 11:10am   kate.phillips@gcsu.edu

Monday, March 25 - A faculty recital by Youngmi Kim, soprano—in collaboration with guest artist and pianist You Ju Lee from Toccoa Falls University and GC music faculty and flutist Lisa Bartholow and pianist Lev Ryabinin—will be at 7:30 p.m. in Max Noah Recital Hall. Half of the program consists of chamber music for soprano, flute and piano. These are mainly bird songs, showing the communication between soprano and flute. They include works by André  Caplet, Camille Saint-Saëns, Michael Head, and Sir Henry Rowley Bishop. Songs by Franz Liszt comprise the other half of the program. These are bird songs—uplifting and sometimes exotic, even melancholy love songs. Liszt’s compositions explore the all-conquering power of love and kindness, the love union between two souls, and youth’s magic. A $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please email music@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.

Please join us next Monday evening for this faculty and guest artist recital.
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
478-445-8289
Mar 18 2019 - 7:35am   susan.daniels@gcsu.edu

GC campus will undergo a campus wide annual pine straw application during the week of spring break. Summarized as six tractor trailers, 8700 bales, and fifteen personnel in five days, starting Monday March 18th. Spring break was chosen for logistics and to lessen disruptions to GC Campus.  You will see some support staff in red shirts assisting the grounds department.  Staging areas will be Centennial Lot  and Kilpatrick Lot (Thomas St. /Wilkinson St).  I appreciate “bobcat eyes,” your patience and support. Should there be any concerns, please contact Susan Daniels@ 445-3206 or susan.daniels@gcsu.edu

Susan Daniels
Assistant Director Grounds Dept.
478-363-4749
Mar 16 2019 - 12:23pm   doreen.sams@gcsu.edu

In this issue... (March 14, 2019) Please visit MURACE  and click on the March 14 link for more details.

- RIT's Suzanne O'Handley Selected as 2019 CUR-Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Awardee

- Letters of Intent for CUR's AURA Award Due March 26

- CUR's Chemistry Division Seeks Nominations, Outstanding Mentorship Award

- Housing Options, 2019 UR Programs Conf

- How Are You Celebrating Undergraduate Research Week 2019? Tell Us by March 31!

- UR Media Mentions: AR, KY, KS, OK, TN, WV

- Deadlines Near for Undergraduate Opportunities

- 2019 Student Financial Aid Research Conf Set for Atlanta

- Publication Grants, Textbook & Academic Authors Assn

- CUR Events and Deadlines

MURACE
MURACE
478-445-1248
Mar 15 2019 - 11:43pm   matthew.forrest1@gcsu.edu

March 5th – April 15th

A collaborative art exhibit will be on display in Herty Hall on the second floor outside of the Biology Departments main office. A very special thank you to Dr. Gretchen Ionta for providing our students with access to the greenhouse & for identifying the student's plants which served as their inspiration to produce their work. We would also like to thank the biology department for showcasing this exhibit.

Students who worked on the collaboration:

Alyssa McCarley, Sierra White, Emma Bernardez, Thomas Hamilton, Ashley Han, Haley Janes

Niko Moran, Megan Pelli, Selina Bassett, Lauren Spillman, Emma Dietz, Emmanuel Nsemoh

Emily Parker, Margaret Sims, Hannah Grube, Alden Walker

Sample of one of teh prints on display by Haley Janes
Matthew Forrest
Assistant Professor of Art
478-445-2130
Mar 15 2019 - 4:54pm   john.bowen@gcsu.edu

Please be advised that the university will follow an intersession parking schedule during spring break, March 18-22.  During this time resident and commuter lots will be open to all valid university permit holders during regular enforcement hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  However, employee lots will only be open to those with a valid employee permit.  The university will return to a regular parking schedule on March 25.  For more information on permit types, lot locations, and permit designations, visit www.gcsu.edu/parking.

Parking and Transportation Services will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during this time.

John Bowen
Senior Manager, Parking and Transportation Services
478-445-7433
Mar 15 2019 - 4:23pm   jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu

The 34th Annual International Dinner tickets are going quickly, so get yours very soon!  This year's dinner will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019. If you want to join the celebration, go to the International Dinner website today to purchase tickets, or contact the International Education Center at 478-445-4789. Held in the beautiful Magnolia Ballroom, the dinner begins at 7 p.m.  Guests will enjoy a wide variety of dishes from around the world and an evening of performances reflecting the music, talent, fashion and cultural heritage of our students. Proceeds from the dinner support scholarships for international students. Please join us for this popular gala event, proudly sponsored by the Georgia College International Education Center, that both celebrates and supports our international students.

Purchase tickets on line HERE, or you may pay by check or cash at the International Education Center. Ticket availability is limited, so buy your tickets early! If you would like to reserve a table of eight, or for more information on tickets, please contact the International Education Center at 478-445-4789.  Questions or special needs? Contact International Club co-advisor and International Dinner coordinator Jarris Lanham at jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu.

For more information on the dinner, or to see videos and photos from past dinners and information on the international students supported by scholarships, visit the International Dinner webpage.

Jarris Lanham
Study Abroad Advisor and International Club Advisor
478-445-4789
Mar 15 2019 - 2:44pm   josi.giovinazzo@bobcats.gcsu.edu

The Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society is hosting a 5k for Relay for Life at the Greenway on Saturday, March 30th. Support the American Cancer Society and help find a cure. There will be a choice of Chick-Fil-A or Zaxby's following the run/walk. T-shirts alone are also for sale!

Run, Breakfast, & T-shirt: $25

Run & Breakfast: $15

Run only: $10

T-shirt only: $15

Tickets can be ordered at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/relay-for-life-5k-tickets-55083235440

A limited supply of t-shirts are available, so order your tickets today!

Josi Giovinazzo
VP External of Gamma Beta Phi
(240) 446-7284
Mar 15 2019 - 8:24am   amber.collins@gcsu.edu

Today--Friday, March 15th--is the deadline for offer letter submission to Human Resources for any staff or student bi-weekly new hire or rehire starting on April 7th. Offer letter submission is the first step on the updated start date matrices for all new and rehires. All student and staff offer letters must be sent to HR before extending them to the new hire or rehire. This helps ensure that we remain compliant with our many institutional, USG, state, and federal regulations.

The next bi-weekly start date for eligible new hires and re-hires will be April 21, 2019. This will be the final bi-weekly start date before the end of this semester.

The offer letter templates for students and staff were updated January 2019 and are available on the intranet for review; this includes the Faculty & Staff Forms section of the Intranet and the HR Intranet, specifically the Employment Services section. Please discard any old saved templates and use the current documents online. We have added an enclosure to the offer letter templates as well; a Georgia Defined Contribution Plan (GDCP) form. A recent update to OneUSG automatically enrolls employees in GDCP if they fall under a certain set of criteria. By offering this form at the time we extend the offer, we will be able to identify employees who may be exempt from contributing and an exception to that default enrollment.

I’d like to extend a reminder of the Start Date Matrices we have in place for our monthly & bi-weekly paid staff and students. These matrices are in place in order to allow for adequate processing of new hire/rehire paperwork, and to ensure that your new/returning employees have all access they need on the day they are scheduled to report to work. We need all pertinent paperwork (offer letters, PAFs, etc.) prior to the effective date. Please keep these dates in mind as you consider adding/changing information such as, but not limited to:

  • New hires
  • Rehires
  • Extending term dates
  • Changing position titles
  • Adding concurrent position
  • Changing managers/timecard reports to

This window of time allows for processing of pre-employment background checks and drug screens (when required), review and processing of PAFs in all pertinent areas, compliance checks regarding eligibility for employment based on federal regulations, and for data entry into multiple systems to ensure all necessary access is granted.

Please be mindful of your records and adhere to the start and end dates for all employees. This ensures that we remain compliant with institutional, USG, state, & federal regulations and that we minimize any risk to the institution. If you wish to extend an employee’s original term date, please contact us prior to that date and in accordance with the respective start date matrix per the employee type.

All employees must meet all required clearances before they are eligible to begin work. There are no exceptions.

If HR issues a clearance date, employees cannot “volunteer” before said clearance date unless they have met the appropriate clearances required of a volunteer.

I have attached the April, May, & June 2019 matrices for monthly paid staff, bi-weekly paid staff, and students (all paid bi-weekly) for quick review of the upcoming months. We communicated changes to this process in October 2018; be mindful of the revised timelines and deadlines in place. Please see the respective tabs/sheets at the bottom of the spreadsheet for each category of employee/pay schedule. If you have any questions about these dates, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any member of the Employment Services Team.

We have been informed that there will be another OneUSG Blackout during June 2019; these blackouts typically last 3-4 business days during 2 different weeks of the month. During these Blackouts, everyone is completely locked out of OneUSG. Blackouts bring about modified payroll processing timelines, which typically affect the start date matrices. As we receive additional information regarding Blackout specifics, we will communicate the details to campus. For now, please know that the June start date matrices are tentative and will likely be changing.  

Offer letters must be sent to employment@gcsu.edu for review & approval prior to issuing to your new hires and/or re-hires.

All PAFs must be sent to PAF@gcsu.edu for processing.

Amber Collins
Assistant Director for Employment Services
(478) 445-4236
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