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It took 20 years of false starts, outright failure and bureaucratic delays - as well as 30 students, a 256-inch pipe, 128 microphones, 512 cables and financial support from Georgia College - for Dr. Kenneth McGill to realize his dream.

SGA Vice President Terrell Davis

Senior Terrell Davis has a sense for public office. As the vice president of the Student Government Association (SGA) he is doing what comes inherently. Upon graduating in spring 2017, the mass communication major aspires to launch his career in public relations and eventually work his way up in public office.

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Sep 27 2016 - 4:18pm   deitrah.taylor@gcsu.edu

Come out and network with other students, faculty and staff on campus and hear from key campus leaders Thursday, Sept 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Depot. After networking and a brief formal program, we invite you to stay the evening for music and dancing.

Deitrah Taylor
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Sep 27 2016 - 9:34am   caroline.galphin@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Interested in studying business in Santiago, Chile? Come on out to the study abroad info session this Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Room 338 for more details. Also be sure to check out the trips brochure here

Brantley Nicholson
Spanish Professor, Trip adviser
+1-478.445.4789
Sep 27 2016 - 8:49am   steven.jones@gcsu.edu

The Center for Faculty Development offers a confidential, formative, mid-term student feedback service available to all Georgia College instructors. At the invitation of an instructor, a CFD facilitator-trained in the Group Instructional Feedback Technique (GIFT)--guides students through a 30-minute, group consensus-building process in which they address the following four questions:

  1. What do you like about any aspect of this course that helps you learn the material?
  2. What suggestions do you have for improving any aspect of this course that would help you learn more?
  3. How could those suggestions be implemented?
  4. What can students do to improve this course?

For more information about the GIFT process, please visit http://www.gcsu.edu/cfd/midterm-course-feedback. To request a visit to one of your courses, please complete the attached form and return it to steven.jones@gcsu.edu.

Steven Jones
Director, Center for Faculty Development
478-445-1253
Sep 27 2016 - 8:28am   beauty.bragg@gcsu.edu

Please take a moment to complete this quick 5 question survey to tell us how you are supporting student participation. Your responses will contribute to Georgia College’s success with the All In Challenge.  The All In Challenge is a non-partisan voter participation initiative to recognize participation among students nationwide as part of the National Study on Learning, Voting and Engagement.

Georgia College is one of 173 campuses nationwide in 37 states committed to the “All-In Campus Democracy Challenge”—getting more students to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

In 2012, the university was just below the national average of students who voted – 45 percent, according to the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. That’s a small turnout compared to 81 percent who registered.

“We’re ramping it up. Early voting starts October 17,” said Joe Windish, associate director of operations and strategic initiatives at Georgia College’s Ina Dillard Russell Library. “Clear and simple: Our goal is to up the student voting rate and provide support to students trying to navigate the absentee ballot process.”

Windish heads a group of professors and staff who worked all month to devise a plan. Emphasizing “peer to peer” advocacy, the group works with students in the American Democracy Project.

Starting this week, voter registration tables will be located at Make-A-Wish Fountain next to Arts & Sciences every Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Starting next week, tables will also be located at the Wellness and Recreation Center, West Campus, every Sunday through Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Using either “Hello Vote” through chat or Facebook or Text 2Vote, students can register immediately. But about 70 percent of GC students voting in 2012 used absentee ballots. Absentee request forms will be available at registration tables. Students can fill out and mail the form immediately, using a provided stamped envelope. Smart phones will be used to help students locate addresses of specific county election offices.

Once ballots arrive, students use an accompanying envelope to mail in their vote. Free stamps will be available at the Give Center, across from campus post office, for mailing ballots.

joe.windish@gcsu.edu
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478-445-4424
Sep 26 2016 - 5:09pm   kevin.blanch@gcsu.edu

University Hosing's YouGame? group will be hosting a Magic the Gathering draft event on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. The event is open to all students and will cost $12. YouGame meets in the Parkhurst Hall classroom.  Interested participants need to pay event fees before Thursday, Sept. 29 and can do this at YouGame? meetings or by contacting Kevin Blanch at kevin.blanch@gcsu.edu

Yougame? is a University Housing-sponsored student group that meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Parkhurst Hall classroom, where students can play the latest games of all kinds. 

Kevin Blanch
Area Coordinator, University Housing
445.5160
Sep 26 2016 - 3:37pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Tired of hunting for a parking spot? Park at Irwin Street and use the shuttle. The new TransLoc Rider app makes it easy to see when the next shuttle will arrive so you’ll know when to head to the shuttle stop without wasting time. Search “TransLoc Rider” in iTunes or Google Play or click here:  http://bit.ly/1LYyhJq

John Bowen
478-445-(RIDE) 7433
Sep 26 2016 - 2:03pm   kristie.johnson@bobcats.gcsu.edu

This week's Times Talk takes place Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at noon on the second floor of Russell Library (Times Talk Corner). The topic is Post-Brexit Britain facilitated by Dr. Steven Elliott-Gower and hosted by Dr. Janet Hoffman Clark.

The source article, "Theresa May, Britain's Prime Minister, Plays the 'Brexit' Waiting Game," can be accessed here http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/world/europe/theresa-may-britain-brexi...

Join the conversation through Twitter (#gctimestalk) and Facebook. On the first Wednesday of every month we discuss issues of diversity, equality and inclusion. Times Talk is brought to you every Wednesday at noon by the American, Democracy Project, The New York Times and the Ina Dillard Russell Library. For more information or to host your Times Talk, email us at engage@gcsu.edu.

Dr. Jan Hoffman-Clark
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
Sep 26 2016 - 1:38pm   caroline.galphin@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Calling all freshman students. Come out to the Adam's community room on Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about studying abroad with GC.

Liz Havey & Jarris Lanham
Study Abroad Advisors
478.445.4789
Sep 26 2016 - 12:22pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Never wait for the shuttle again. Download the new TransLoc Rider app, and you’ll know exactly when the next shuttle will arrive. Search “TransLoc Rider” in iTunes or Google Play or click here:  http://bit.ly/1LYyhJq 

John Bowen
478-445-(RIDE) 7433
Sep 26 2016 - 12:19pm   lisa.griffin@gcsu.edu

The fourth open forum will be Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Room 238. Please come and provide your input. We will have two more open forums after this one (Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m. and Oct. 26 at  3:30 p.m.).  We hope to see you soon.  

Lisa Griffin
Co-Chair, Promotion & Tenure Task Force
478-445-1193
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