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Lauren Hovey leads through ROTC and in the classroom.

Hundreds of Georgia College students did professional-style makeup and hair, served refreshments, worked photo booths and acted as escorts or paparazzi – photographing guests on the red carpet at Milledgeville's recent "Night to Shine" prom for the developmentally disabled.

Award-winning author Dr. Kerry Neville has won a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. She will teach creative writing this fall in Limerick, Ireland, and return to Georgia College next year with an international perspective for teaching.

Feb 22 2018 - 9:13am

In This Issue...

  • CUR Seeks Applications for 2018 Campus-Wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA)
  • How Are You Celebrating Undergraduate Research Week (April 9-13)? Tell Us!
  • CUR Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division Seeks Faculty Mentor Award Nominations
  • Application Deadlines Coming Up for Student Travel Grants in CUR Divisions
  • Deadlines Approaching for 2018 Summer Undergraduate Opportunities
  • Missed the CUR Webinar on Diversity and Inclusion? Access the Recording
  • Judges across 25 Disciplines Sought by CUR Affiliate Member The Undergraduate Awards
  • National Science Foundation Issues Notice on Harassment
  • 2018 NABI Summit to Focus on "Creative Communication and Scholarship"
  • CUR Event: CUR Biennial (July 1-3, 2018; conf grant deadline: Mar 15, 2018)
  • CUR Events and Deadlines

For more details, please go to CUR E-Newsletter on the MURACE Website.

Dr. Doreen Sams
Faculty Coordinator for Mentored Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors
Feb 22 2018 - 8:37am

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a confidential, formative, mid-term peer assessment of teaching to all Georgia College instructors. Beginning this semester,  CTL also offers a voluntary, confidential, peer observation of teaching program. You can read more about the peer observation program here. Please submit this form to at least 5 days before the first date you are requesting to have a peer instructor come to your class. You may copy and paste it into the email body or attach as Word document. Assessments can be conducted Monday, March 5 through Friday, March 16 and March 26 through March 30, 2018. 

Steven Jones
Assistant Director for Faculty Development, Center for Teaching and Learning
Feb 21 2018 - 10:17pm

Do you have a dog that you think would make a good therapy animal? Do you want to learn more about what therapy animals do and/or how to train them? If so, please join the Collegiate Animal Therapy Society on Thursday night at 5:30 in the Give Center! Representatives from K9 Angels/Therapy Dogs will be present to educate potential handlers on exactly what it takes to make a successful dog/owner team, how to register your pet as a therapy animal, and what opportunities are open to you once the registration process is complete. Anybody is welcome whether you do or do not have a dog, and pizza will be served starting at 5:15. We hope to see everybody there! (CATS will be taking donations of bleach, sponges, towels, etc. for the Animal Rescue Foundation. Each donation will earn you a raffle ticket for a basket full of dog goodies!)

Riley Dunn
President of the Collegiate Animal Therapy Society
Feb 21 2018 - 9:40pm

Thank you to everyone who has submitted course adoptions! A reminder that course material adoptions for Summer are due March 1 and Fall selections are due March 15. To enter your selections, please visit

Please remember that timely book adoption helps Barnes & Noble at Georgia College secure the largest number of used textbooks; this enables us to keep prices as low as possible for our students. In addition, when textbooks are ordered on time, stock can be maintained and students have a better chance of coming to your class prepared for learning.

If you have any questions regarding adoptions, please email Barnes & Noble Manager Diane Cunningham or call 478-445-7304. She will personally meet with you or your colleagues for a training session and to answer questions. 


Diane Cunningham
Manager, Barnes & Noble at Georgia College
Feb 21 2018 - 2:22pm

Get out and have some fun on the water! Just $55 for transportation, canoeing equipment, lunch, and dinner!! We will be heading out Saturday morning towards the gorgeous George L. Smith State Park. The Outdoor Center Staff will guide you along the trails that cut through a forest of Cypress trees. No experience or equipment necessary! This trip has been extended compared to previous semesters = MORE TIME ON THE WATER!!

Check out this Video to see more of what the trip will look like!!

FYI - here's what the trip will look like...
- Leave early Saturday morning
- Drive Approx 1hr 45mins
- Prep boats for the water
- Go over basic canoe procedures/strokes
- Paddle to a pic nic spot for lunch
- Paddle around after lunch
- Pull the boats out and prep the van to head home
- Cook dinner on site
- Arrive back at GCSU approx. 8pm

The cost of $55 per person covers all meals/snacks, transportation, canoeing equipment, and instruction. Please reserve your spot before Wednesday 2/28 @ 5pm.

For more information about reserving your spot, email OUTDOOR@GCSU.EDU.

Like our Facebook page for all things Outdoor Center @OutdoorGC

George L. Smith State Park
Billy Copeland
Assistant Director of the Outdoor Center
Feb 21 2018 - 11:35am

February is Black History Month and to celebrate it we are featuring our Labor Behind the Veil specialty tour. Join us this Friday, February 23rd at 3 pm to take this tour at a discounted price! You'll learn all about the African American history of the Mansion that goes more in depth than our regular daily tour. 

Georgia College faculty, staff, and students always get free tours of the Mansion!

Kierstin Veldkamp
Curator of Education
Feb 21 2018 - 8:58am

Diversity Committee of Lounsbury College of Education invites the Georgia College community to partake of the opportunity to hear and interact with Dr. Peter Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of Humanities in the Department of English, and Director of Creative Writing at Colgate University. Peter Balakian will join us on March 7, 2018, for two separate events. Dr, Balakian's morning event 11:00-12:30, a conversation, is entitled "Poetry in the Classroom and Beyond." His keynote, 5:00 pm, address the topic of "Armenian Genocide and Social Justice a Century Later".

Joins us for one or both of the above events.

Diversity Committee, College of Education, Georgia College. 

yeprem mehranian
Assistant Professor of Education
(413) 687-9295
Feb 21 2018 - 8:34am

The Civility Development Workshop, "Paralysis of Political Correctness," will be postponed. It was scheduled for Tuesday, February 27 at 12:30p.m. in the MSU Lounge. It will be rescheduled for the fall semester. 

Jennifer Birch
Education Outreach and Training Coordinator
Feb 21 2018 - 8:17am   Brittiny Johnson

Professor of Instructional Technology Dr. Chris Greer has his photography on display at Creature Comforts in Athens through early March. His exhibit, “Clouds and Clay: Up Above Georgia,” includes 19 photographs printed on aluminum. 

Greer will host a Meet the Artist event Sunday, Feb. 25 from 1- 4 p.m. at the venue where he will discuss his use of drones for photography and answer questions. 

His interest in aerial photography developed through his work on a digital textbook published last fall. 

More of his work can be viewed at

Additional details on his Meet the Artist event are available here. 

Chris Greer
Professor of Instructional Technology
Feb 20 2018 - 4:52pm

This award was established by friends and colleagues in honor of Dr. Ralph W. Hemphill and Dr. John E. Sallstrom to recognize outstanding service by faculty and staff as part of the university’s mission.

Dr. Hemphill served in several academic roles, including vice president and dean of faculties, during his tenure at Georgia College from 1968 until 2002.

Dr. Sallstrom is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion. He retired as associate vice president for academic services after 38 years of service.

The Hemphill-Sallstrom Faculty-Staff Honors Award recognizes retired faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding service to Georgia College. Nominees should have been retired at least one year.

Award recipients will receive a cash award to provide to a student organization in which they have had an interest during their service to the university. The student organization is to use the money for one of its projects. Award recipients will receive a certificate and have their names engraved on a permanent plaque.

This award will be presented to one retired faculty member and one retired staff member at the GC Faculty and Staff Celebration of Excellence at 9 a.m. on April 20 in the Russell Auditorium.

Please send your nominee’s name, along with a minimum of two paragraphs describing his or her outstanding service to Georgia College to

Deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on March 23, 2018.

Ruth McMullen
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