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It started as an idea. That idea took a team consisting of two physics majors, a marketing major and a liberal studies major to bring it to life. 

While graduation marks the beginning of many Georgia College students’ careers, for some, it serves as a stepping-stone to their next big journey. Three students are taking the knowledge they gleaned from their undergraduate experience and going on to graduate school to pursue opportunities in higher education, STEM and leading in the non-profit world. 

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May 17 2019 - 7:50am   Brittiny Johnson

Georgia College student Kendyl Lewis was just recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award. Each day, one person or group from around the world is recognized for their efforts to tackle society's biggest challenges and make the world a better place. 

Lewis was named the recipient Thursday, May 16 for her work starting  the Swipe Out Hunger organization on campus. She was nominated by the GIVE Center.

You can view her story here. 

President George H.W. Bush helped found the Daily Points of Light organization after he shared his vision of "a thousand points of light" — individuals and organizations across the nation helping others through service. Today, Points of Light transcends politics and borders to inspire millions worldwide

Brittiny Johnson
Director of Public Affairs
May 16 2019 - 9:11am   lori.westbrook@gcsu.edu

Please join us for a presentation and open forum with Dr. Donna Edmond, the second of three candidates for the director of academic advising position at Georgia College. Dr. Edmond currently serves as baccalaureate advisor and diversity specialist in the School of Nursing at Ball State University.

Friday, May 17th

12:30 p.m.

376 Russell Library, Center for Teaching & Learning

Each candidate will present on the role of a well-designed academic advising program in a public liberal arts university and will take questions from you all.

Our final forum is scheduled for:

Thursday, May 23rd, 12:30 p.m.

Respectfully,

Harold Mock

 

Harold Mock
Director of Leadership Programs
445-1227
May 16 2019 - 9:00am   candace.kobbe@gcsu.edu

One item that should have been added to the last Fiscal Year-End Deadlines announcement is that purchases at the Innovation Station and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore that departments are wanting to hit the Fiscal Year 2019 budgets should be completed by the close of business on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in order to post to this year's user worksheets. 

Candace Kobbe
Comptroller/Chief Accounting Officer
478-445-5651
May 15 2019 - 12:26pm   alan.weston@gcsu.edu

The Georgia College Softball team (34-18) recently wrapped up its 2019 season, but the honors keep coming in, as junior shortstop Amber Coy (Warner Robins) was selected for the Google Cloud/College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team, the organization announced recently.

Coy makes her second career appearance on the District 3 team, which includes student-athletes from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC), South Atlantic Conference (SAC) and Conference Carolinas (CC). She boasts a 4.00 GPA in Nursing.

Coy will advance to the Academic All-America ballot, with an announcement due Wednesday, June 5.

All-time, 16 Georgia College players have taken Academic All-District nods, the most recent being Hannah Coursey, Holland Coursey and Coy in 2018.

Junior shortstop Amber Coy
Al Weston
Assistant Athletic Director, Communications
478-445-1779
May 15 2019 - 10:20am   jaclyn.queen@gcsu.edu

Your local news from CTL.

  • Focus on Faculty- Dr. Joanne Previts
  • GeorgiaVIEW Updates
  • GeorgiaVIEW Quick Tip- Turnitin Feedback Studio Tool 
  • Free Turnitin Feedback Studio Training
  • Quality Matters Rubric Training
  • Banner Student Information System
  • Database Updates
  • Kanopy
  • Authentication Update
  • Tips- Notes Apple App
  • MURACE- GURC Posters at the State Capitol, Student Research Conference, National Council for Undergraduate Research Conference 2019 (NCUR), and 2019 Southeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference (COPLAC)

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

Jaclyn Queen
Instructional Designer
478-445-1276
May 15 2019 - 9:00am   joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu

Georgia College has a social media directory, a listing of all active social media accounts across campus. The directory can be found online at gcsu.edu/social.  Faculty and staff members can request to have accounts added to the directory. In order to be added, accounts must meet the following criteria.

  • An official social media account of an office, academic department or athletic team that is primarily managed by a faculty/staff member
  • Posting on average two times a week during spring and fall semesters

If you would like your department's account added to the directory, please send the name of the account along with links to joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu.

Joshua Smith
May 14 2019 - 6:27pm   amber.collins@gcsu.edu

The State of Georgia has made the executive decision to transition to a new background check vendor; along with all entities within the State of Georgia, every USG institution is required to make this transition before July 1, 2019. Georgia College will make the transition to Accurate Background for all pre-employment background checks beginning today, May 15, 2019. Background check instructions have already been updated and will be circulated in three ways today:

  1. Posted to the Intranet (Unify login is required) under Faculty and Staff forms and Human Resources (Employment Services, Onboarding Employees, and specified within every employment type built out)
  2. An email to the Supervisors’ List so that you may use the updated information for all new hires from that date forward
  3. Right here via Front Page!

If you have the background check instructions for Sterling Talent Solutions saved on your desktop for quick reference, we ask that you change out your saved document using the new information attached.

There will be no change in the existing background check process for you as a supervisor using Accurate. We only ask that you use the updated background check instructions as an enclosure with your offer letters issued effective immediately.

From the applicant’s perspective, they will receive an email invitation to login (link to create account provided within the email) and complete the background check that HR has launched on their behalf. The entire process will take the applicant a matter of minutes to complete, and they will receive email confirmation as portions are completed and when results are in. After their initial account is created, they can login to their portal and review updates at any time using their email and password they created.

In order to keep you as a supervisor/hiring manager dialed in during the beginning stages of the background check process, you will be copied on an email to the new hire that informs them that their email invitation to complete the background check investigation will be forthcoming. As always, once complete, you will receive an email stating whether or not the employee is clear to work at Georgia College. 

If you have any questions about the new background check process, please feel free to ask me directly. The Employment Services Team and I look forward to continuing to serve you with all of your onboarding needs.

Amber Collins
Assistant Director for Employment Services
(478) 445-4236
May 14 2019 - 4:24pm   Cindy O'Donnell

Ten children in Wilkinson County, who would not normally get a chance to learn piano, will soon spread their fingers across ivory keys of two digital pianos delivered to the elementary school Tuesday, May 14. The instruments were moved with the help of sisters from Zeta Phi Beta sorority and are part of a new public outreach program, “Bobcat Keys,” by Georgia College’s Department of Music. Two more pianos will soon be added.

Students and their parents were present to see the upright pianos arrive, and youngsters received their piano method books. Assistant Professors of Music Dr. Owen Lovell and Dr. Tina Holmes-Davis were present, as well. Lovell spoke to the group, and elementary students got a chance to play on the keyboards.

The program officially begins in August, when Georgia College students will teach youngsters to play.

“The educational and behavioral benefits of piano lessons for school-age children are well-documented,” said Lovell, who supervises and directs Bobcat Keys.

“We begin this program, realizing these benefits are more difficult in some rural Central Georgia counties,” he said. “Access to a qualified piano teacher and a suitable practice instrument can be hard to find.” 

One day a week this fall, five Georgia College service-oriented piano majors will get important career training by teaching Wilkinson students, grades two through five. Youngsters will receive private and group lessons at the university’s newly-renovated Porter Hall piano lab—one of Central Georgia’s only All-Steinway schools. Then, they’ll practice what they learned on the four pianos loaned to Wilkinson County Elementary School.

Transportation to campus is being funded by a Knight Foundation grant and educational materials by the Office of ENGAGE—Georgia College’s Quality Enhancement Plan that supports community-based learning. Bobcat Keys operates under the Center for Music Education at Georgia College, which will be implementing a variety of new programs and initiatives for education students and the community.

Cindy O'Donnell
Media Relations Specialist
4784458668
May 14 2019 - 2:50pm   allison.wilkinson1@gcsu.edu

Fiscal year-end is coming and Georgia College is responsible for insuring that Payroll figures for the institution are accurately accounted for before closing-out the fiscal year  June 30, 2019. This includes making sure that all ECARS and one-time payments and any vacation, compensatory, sick, and uncompensated time is accounted for in the appropriate fiscal year. 

Being a state entity, we have to follow the USG policies and procedures which include submitting year-end balances on vacation. To ensure that expenditures are reported properly during the transition of fiscal years, we have included deadlines on receiving these items. The following deadlines are necessary to ensure that transactions are properly executed and that our payroll totals are appropriately reported.

Critical deadline/dates:

One-Time Payments and ECARS requests submitted to payroll (this means they must be submitted for processing and be received in Payroll by this day to make the payrolls):

Final BiWeekly Pay (FY19): June 13, 2019 –  for payment on June 21, 2019

Final Monthly Pay (FY19): June 14, 2019 – for payment on June 28, 2019

Vacation and Sick timecard entry for monthly employees (submitted and approved by supervisors in OneUSG Connect):

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

If you have any questions regarding the above deadlines, please contact payroll@gcsu.edu.

Thanks!

Allison

Allison B. Wilkinson, F.P.C, M.B.A

Assistant Director of Payroll Services

 

GEORGIA COLLEGE

Campus Box 036

Milledgeville, GA 31061

478-445-4087 (O)

478-445-2269 (F)

Allison.wilkinson1@gcsu.edu

 

Allison Wilkinson
Assistant Director of Payroll Services
478-445-4087
May 14 2019 - 12:50pm   joy.bracewell@gcsu.edu

Welcome Summer 2019 Students! The Writing Center will offer in-person and synchronous online tutoring (via Webex) this summer. Graduate tutors will be available to assist undergraduate and graduate students with all stages--brainstorming, timelines, prewriting, drafting, revising, polishing--of any writing project.

June 1-July 31

Mondays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursdays 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

The Writing Center will be open for tutoring on a limited basis in May. Please check out availability and make an appointment using UNIFY, "Schedule an Appointment." Make sure to plan early and revise often!

Questions? Email: writing.center@gcsu.edu.

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Joy Bracewell
Writing Center Director
478-445-8724
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