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A conversation that started among Chief Information Officers (CIO’s) in the University System of Georgia (USG) a few years back has turned into a ground-breaking collaborative initiative to expand the role of women in information technology (IT).

If you walked through the marketplace in Monticello’s town square, you’d find more than just the usual fresh produce. Set up in its own quadrant was a group eager to enlighten the community. On July 8, the Science Education Center hosted a STEMing into the Community event in Monticello, Georgia.

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Aug 21 2017 - 8:24am   Brittiny Johnson

There is so much to be excited about on Monday, Aug. 21. Here at GC we will celebrate the first day of classes as the Great American Eclipse occurs.

The U.S. will experience the first total eclipse in decades. Just remember if it’s cloudy, we are out of luck: it will just get really dark in the middle of the day, and then it will get brighter again. However, you will be able to watch the live-streamed event online here and on NASA TV.

While there will not be a total solar eclipse at any of the GC campuses, a partial eclipse is still a cause for concern for safety. Predictions for our area call for the darkest part of the eclipse to take place mid afternoon. An interactive eclipse map that allows you to select your location and see the calculated eclipse times and duration of annularity for that location is available here.

Throughout the eclipse, the university will continue with classes and normal operations. Faculty may choose to use the eclipse as a learning opportunity for their students.

Physics Professor Dr. Donovan Domingue will have protective glasses for students to “use and share” at the Lemonade Brigade tent near the Fountain. Physics students will also be at the tent to answer questions about the solar eclipse. 

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in between the earth and the sun. While this rare occurrence may be exciting, safety is a concern. Looking directly at the sun during an eclipse could severely hurt your eyes. 

Protect your eyes and view the eclipse safely with these tips from the National Weather Service:

Make sure to wear special solar filtered sunglasses if you plan to stare directly at the eclipse. Safety glasses should be compliant with ISO 12312-1 international safety standards.
It is only safe to stare at the sun during the eclipse when the moon is totally covering the sun. This only happens for a brief period and will only occur in a very narrow path about 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina.
You can also safely view the eclipse through a solar filtered telescope or Welder’s glass #14 and darker.
If you are going camping to view the eclipse, visit the U.S. Forest Service website for safety tips. Also, check the National Weather Service for signs of low humidity and high temperatures, which are a recipe for wildfires.
Caution: there have been some reports of fake safety glasses being sold. For more information, visit https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety.

When the eclipse is in progress drivers should not pull over alongside the road and shouldn’t wear eclipse glasses while driving. Instead, plan ahead and stop somewhere to take it all in. Also, both drivers and pedestrians should remember that just because you aren’t watching it, doesn’t mean somebody else isn’t being distracted by it.

The Federal Highway Administration calls this a “planned special event for which there has been no recent precedent in the United States.” There may well be intense traffic both before and after the eclipse along the path of totality. Viewers should attempt to get to their viewing spot well ahead of time and leave in plenty of time for their safe and timely return. Travelers should make sure to bring food and water as well as determine how to access a bathroom if they experience extended travel times due to traffic congestion.

For more information on the solar eclipse, visit eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety. 

University Communications
Aug 21 2017 - 7:51am   dwayne.peterson@gcsu.edu

Looking for a part-time student job? The Career Center will host the annual Part-Time Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Atkinson Hall Porch. Both on-campus departments and local off-campus employers will be in attendance looking for students to fill part-time jobs. Bring copies of your resume. Need to get your resume ready? Stop by the Career Center in 110 Lanier Hall today, Aug. 21, and tomorrow, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a quick resume review. No appointment required. 

Dwayne Peterson
Assistant Director - Career Center
4784455384
Aug 20 2017 - 8:53pm   hannah.vaizer@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Georgia College Best Buddies is a club dedicated to forming lasting friendships between GC students and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Milledgeville community. We are going to be having an interest meeting to talk more about our club and our upcoming year on Monday, Aug. 28 from 7-7:30 p.m. in A&S 2-38. 

Email gcbestbuddies@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Hannah Vaizer
President
Aug 20 2017 - 2:59pm   rutherford.smith@bobcats.gcsu.edu

The best concert of the fall is almost here. Kappa Alpha Order and Delta Sigma Phi are proud to bring CountyLine back this Saturday, Aug. 26. With performances from The Weeks and The Vegabonds, 2017's event will be one for the books. Proceeds of the concert will go to The Life Enrichment Center, a non-profit program for adults with intellectual disabilities living in the Baldwin County area. Kick off your semester with great music and even better company this Saturday at CountyLine. 

Buy CountyLine tickets here: CountyLine2017.eventbrite.com for another year. To learn more about the event, visit our website at countylinemilly.weebly.com

Ford Smith
Associate Director of CountyLine
7703077259
Aug 18 2017 - 2:08pm   alan.weston@gcsu.edu

The Georgia College Women's Soccer team will host an ID Camp Sunday, Sept. 24 for any female high-school athletes who are interested in showcasing their skills and playing soccer at the next level.

The Bobcat ID Camp is open to all prospective student-athletes, giving them an important opportunity to gain next-level recognition for their talents and skills. While being able to meet and train with coaches in person, the opportunity also allows these athletes to make connections with coaches and players at Georgia College.

The camp will cost $85 for a 10 a.m.-5 p.m. session, which will consist of individual skill challenges, as well as live game simulations. Also included in this cost are a campus tour, lunch and a T-shirt.

To register, fill out the online form located here: https://tinyurl.com/y99ledcy . All checks should be made payable to Georgia College Soccer. Further questions should be directed to head coach Hope Clark at hope.clark@gcsu.edu.

Bobcat Soccer ID Camp
Hope Clark
Head Soccer Coach
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Aug 18 2017 - 12:44pm   karen.berman@gcsu.edu

Everyone is welcome to join us Aug. 24, 2017, at 6:15 p.m. in the Campus Black Box Theatre Room 217 (upstairs above the Barnes & Noble Bookstore).

Faculty, staff and students who want to hear about the upcoming Hillel activities for the year, please come.

Dr. Karen Berman
Hillel Faculty Advisor
478-445-1980
Aug 18 2017 - 9:26am   matthew.terry@gcsu.edu

University Housing and the entire Georgia College campus would like to thank the individuals and groups who helped with Cat Crew this year for making Move-In Day such a huge success. We could not have done this without you. 

Matthew Terry
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
478-445-5925
Aug 18 2017 - 8:58am   Brittiny Johnson

As a student at Georgia College, from time to time you will be on campus, in class or at a university designated activity where our campus photographer and/or videographers are present and working to capture visual images. These videos and photos will be used across multiple platforms to help tell the Georgia College story. If you do not want to be a part of these photos or videos, let the videographer or photographer know, and they will exclude you from the shots. If you do not say that you wish to be excluded, you consent to being a part of the photos or video to be used by Georgia College.

If you have any questions about the photo and video procedure at Georgia College, please contact University Communications at 478-445-8677.
 

Brittiny Johnson
Director of Public Affairs
Aug 18 2017 - 8:56am   Brittiny Johnson

There is so much to be excited about on Monday, Aug. 21. Here at GC we will celebrate the first day of classes as the Great American Eclipse occurs.

The U.S. will experience the first total eclipse in decades. Just remember if it’s cloudy, we are out of luck: it will just get really dark in the middle of the day, and then it will get brighter again. However, you will be able to watch the live-streamed event online here and on NASA TV.

While there will not be a total solar eclipse at any of the GC campuses, a partial eclipse is still a cause for concern for safety. Predictions for our area call for the darkest part of the eclipse to take place mid afternoon. An interactive eclipse map that allows you to select your location and see the calculated eclipse times and duration of annularity for that location is available here.

Throughout the eclipse, the university will continue with classes and normal operations. Faculty may choose to use the eclipse as a learning opportunity for their students.

Physics Professor Dr. Donovan Domingue will have protective glasses for students to “use and share” at the Lemonade Brigade tent near the Fountain. Physics students will also be at the tent to answer questions about the solar eclipse. 

A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in between the earth and the sun. While this rare occurrence may be exciting, safety is a concern. Looking directly at the sun during an eclipse could severely hurt your eyes. 

Protect your eyes and view the eclipse safely with these tips from the National Weather Service:

  • Make sure to wear special solar filtered sunglasses if you plan to stare directly at the eclipse. Safety glasses should be compliant with ISO 12312-1 international safety standards.
  • It is only safe to stare at the sun during the eclipse when the moon is totally covering the sun. This only happens for a brief period and will only occur in a very narrow path about 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina.
  • You can also safely view the eclipse through a solar filtered telescope or Welder’s glass #14 and darker.
  • If you are going camping to view the eclipse, visit the U.S. Forest Service website for safety tips. Also, check the National Weather Service for signs of low humidity and high temperatures, which are a recipe for wildfires.
  • Caution: there have been some reports of fake safety glasses being sold. For more information, visit https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety.

When the eclipse is in progress drivers should not pull over alongside the road and shouldn’t wear eclipse glasses while driving. Instead, plan ahead and stop somewhere to take it all in. Also, both drivers and pedestrians should remember that just because you aren’t watching it, doesn’t mean somebody else isn’t being distracted by it.

The Federal Highway Administration calls this a “planned special event for which there has been no recent precedent in the United States.” There may well be intense traffic both before and after the eclipse along the path of totality. Viewers should attempt to get to their viewing spot well ahead of time and leave in plenty of time for their safe and timely return. Travelers should make sure to bring food and water as well as determine how to access a bathroom if they experience extended travel times due to traffic congestion.

For more information on the solar eclipse, visit eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety

 

Brittiny Johnson
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