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Georgia College professor of Instructional Technology Dr. Chris Greer hopes to bring new opportunities for K-12 students to learn topics like science and history using virtual reality (VR). 

It’s always been part of Georgia College’s DNA, as one professor said recently. But—with undergraduate research now officially dubbed a “transformative experience” and part of GC Journey’s high-impact practices—investigative opportunities at Georgia College are gathering even more momentum.

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Feb 25 2020 - 4:46pm   samantha.haisten@gcsu.edu

The Episcopal Campus Ministry will host Kat Folk, Episcopal chaplain at Georgia Tech and Oglethorpe University and suicide prevention counselor. Folk majored in Industrial Engineering at Tech and holds an MBA from Brenau University, an MS in Counseling from Richmont Graduate University, and is expected to complete a Doctorate of Education from Creighton University in 2021. She will speak on mental health and the importance of self-care in college and steps we can take to recognize warning signs in our friends and peers.

Kat is passionate about breathing hope into people by acting out her baptismal covenants of teaching, fellowship, meals, prayer, forgiveness, service, striving for justice and respecting the dignity of every human being. She hopes to reach those college students who have fallen through the cracks, desperately needing physical, spiritual and emotional help and do it in such a way that stigmas are eliminated, progress is made and peace is found.

Mental Health Moments will take place Wednesday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in A&S 338. Light refreshments will be provided.

Samantha Haisten
Feb 25 2020 - 3:47pm   dana.markert@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Blood Drives Spirit Night at Metropolis benefiting the Red Cross Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Dana Markert
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Feb 25 2020 - 12:51pm   Cindy O'Donnell

Georgia College science professors and students exposed 35 youth from the Early College program Monday, Feb. 24, to undergraduate-level opportunities in chemistry and physics.

The event started at 9:30 a.m. at Peabody Auditorium with a welcome by Dr. Chavonda Mills, chair of chemistry physics and astronomy. Early College students then dispersed between Herty and Beeson Halls for tours and hands-on experiments.

In chemistry, there were nanoparticle demonstrations, precipitation reactions and reactions using HCI, aluminum foil and zinc, as well as acid-based chemistry. In physics, students learned about solar cells.

The day ended with lunch and a faculty/student discussion panel at Peabody.

Cindy O'Donnell
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Feb 25 2020 - 9:48am   kell.carpenter@gcsu.edu

Georgia College announces an employment opportunity for the position of Library Associate I for internal applicants. The last day to apply for the following position internally is March 9, 2020. To view or apply to this position, please follow this link directly:

Library Associate I: http://www.gcsujobs.com/postings/7848

Internal positions are open to our regular, benefit-eligible employees. If you have questions about your eligibility to apply, please contact Human Resources at (478) 445-5596.

Kell Carpenter
Associate Director for Access Services
(478) 445-0976
Feb 25 2020 - 9:11am   emmanuel.little@gcsu.edu

Our African-American Male Initiative - known as MALE Connection (Mentoring African-Americans for Leadership, Education, & Connection) - will be hosting the first of three Cuts & Convos barbershop discussions this Friday, Feb. 28th at 4pm. The discussion will be located at "Artistic Affects" salon, located at 810 S. Elbert St. (located in the lot across from Dollar General). Via conversation co-facilitated by Mr. Ray Davis (shop owner/barber), Keri Pompey (Assistant Director of AAMI) and Dr. Emmanuel Little (Program Director of AAMI), participants will focus on key themes related to The Miseducation of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson, particularly as they relate to the current political and social climate. Food will be served and all are invited! Familiarity with the book is not a requirement for participation/attendance. See the attached flyer for details. These convos will also be held later this spring with the following topics:

  • Friday, March 27th (Financial Literacy)
  • Friday, April 24th (Wellness)

We hope to see you there!

Dr. C. Emmanuel Little
Program Director, GC African-American Male Initiative
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Feb 25 2020 - 9:01am   alyson.smith@gcsu.edu

Do you have Financial Aid questions? Do you need to fill out your FAFSA or turn in documents? SGA Campus Impact and the Financial Aid Office are presenting a Financial Aid Info-session Wednesday, February 26th from 4-6 pm. Come get your questions answered and enjoy a doughnut too! There will also be a doorprize drawing and some GC freebies! 

Alyson Smith
Feb 25 2020 - 8:32am   ashlee.dixon@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Please join STEM Club today at 6:30 at Blackbird (114 W Hancock St). This Science Cafe will discuss underrepresented individuals within STEM. There will be many organizations on campus featured at the Science Cafe. Everyone is welcomed! There will be free coffee! 

Ashlee Dixon
STEM Club President
Feb 25 2020 - 8:20am   joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu

To access the Study Abroad Program Proposal Form and more information on organizing faculty-led programs, visit Developing a Study Abroad Program located in the GC International intranet. Unify login credentials will be needed. You will see the Study Abroad Program Director’s Handbook and the Study Abroad Program Proposal Form listed as Appendix A. All applicants, for first-time or continuing programs, should use the new proposal form (Appendix A); former versions of the proposal form will not be accepted this year. Please note the form has been updated to make the proposal process more efficient and easier, and to bring greater clarity to the process both for faculty as well as those reviewing proposals.

The deadline for fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021 faculty-led study abroad program proposals to be submitted to the International Education Center, including the appropriate chair's and dean's signatures, is April 1, 2020. Signatures from the Education Abroad Committee chair, the Assistant Vice-president for International Education and the Academic Affairs office will be obtained after the Education Abroad Committee reviews the proposals. Note that proposals for fall 2021 and winter break 2021 programs will be due Sep. 1, 2020.

First-time applicants and faculty who are thinking of proposing a study abroad program in the future but are not sure how to begin are encouraged to contact Assistant Director of Education Abroad Liz Havey (liz.havey@gcsu.edu) to discuss study abroad options, curricular ideas, programmatic itineraries and projected budgets.

Liz Havey
Assistant Director of Education Abroad
478-445-1396
Feb 25 2020 - 8:15am   elizabeth.giordano@gcsu.edu

Interested in the Disney College Program? Come join us for an Information session about the Disney College Program. Come hear from and ask questions to Disney College Program alumni. We will learn all about the application process, and what to expect from this opportunity. The session will take place tonight, Tuesday February 25, in Lanier 140 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Daniella Thomas
Internship Coordinator
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Feb 25 2020 - 8:14am   elizabeth.giordano@gcsu.edu

You do not always have to take additional loans when you choose to go to graduate school! Come hear about opportunities available to you and options to consider when choosing graduate programs. Come to the Career Center today, Tuesday February 25, in Lanier 140, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Anna Whiteside (Assistant Director, Honors Coordinator, National Scholarships Office) will be covering topics including potential scholarships that could help you fund programs, international opportunities, public service focused fellowships, and more! Also, you will be hearing from Jackie Stamper (Assistant Director, Pre-Professional & Graduate School Planning) and Melissa Bennett (Career Specialist) who will give tips and trick for finding graduate assistantships and other work related funding options when searching for the perfect graduate program.

Jackie Stamper
Assistant Director, Pre-Professional & Graduate School Planning
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