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A unique collaboration between art history and design students has resulted in eight digitally-connected board games with real boards and pieces. 

When it comes to filming 30-second commercials—you have to be quick-witted, flexible and a creative problem solver.

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Dec 10 2019 - 8:58am   jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu

The 35th Annual International Dinner will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Held in the beautiful Magnolia Ballroom, the dinner begins at 7 p.m.  Guests will enjoy a wide variety of dishes from around the world and an evening of performances reflecting the music, talent, fashion and cultural heritage of our students. Proceeds from the dinner support scholarships for international students. Please join us for this popular gala event, proudly sponsored by the GC International Club and the International Education Center, that both celebrates and supports our international students.

Tickets will go on sale by Feb. 1, 2020, and availability will be limited. Plan to buy your tickets early! If you would like to reserve a table of eight, or for more information on tickets, please contact  Jarris Lanham at jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu.

For more information on the dinner, or to see videos and photos from past dinners and information on the international students supported by scholarships, visit the International Dinner webpage.

International Dinner March 7, 2020
Jarris Lanham
Study Abroad and International Club Advisor
478-445-4789
Dec 9 2019 - 6:33pm   kate.phillips@gcsu.edu

Wednesday, Dec. 11  Georgia College's Max Noah Singers present their 2019 Tour Concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Georgia' Old Governor's MansionThe concert will feature sets of familiar carols as well as Ogo Ni Fun Oluwa! (Glory to God in the Highest!) by Rosephanye Powell and Te Harinui (Great Joy!) arranged by David Hamilton. The group will be conducted by Dr. Jennifer Flory, professor of music and director of choral activities, and senior, Jacob McDonald. A $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please email music@gcsu.edu or Jennifer.flory@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.

Please join us at 2 p.m. Wednesday for this Mansion Concert!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
478-445-8289
Dec 9 2019 - 4:33pm   jim.berger@gcsu.edu

The Governor's Teaching Fellows Program was established by Zell Miller, governor of Georgia, 1991-1999, to provide Georgia's higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills. The program is offered through the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.

Governor's Teaching Fellows may participate in academic year symposia; an intensive summer symposium; or an academic-year residency at the University of Georgia. Past symposia have addressed numerous topics in using technology in the classroom and other pedagogical innovations.

The Governor’s Teaching Fellows program, offered by UGA’s Institute of Higher Education, is now accepting applications for the 2020 May session and the 2020-21 academic year session.  The application deadlines are Feb. 3 for the 2-week May session and March 2 for the 2020-21 academic year session.  Please visit our website for details about the program and application requirements.

For help with your application, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at ctl@gcsu.edu or by phone at: 478-445-2520.

Jim Berger
Director
478-445-2520
Dec 9 2019 - 2:17pm   john.bowen@gcsu.edu

Parking Advisory: Commencement Parking and Shuttle Services
Please be advised the Centennial Center (#1), Foundation Hall (#4), and Depot South (#43) parking lots are to be used for Commencement ceremony parking on Saturday, December 14.

Disability, Special Use, and General Parking at the Centennial Center
During the ceremony, the two aisles of shared commuter/guest spaces in the Centennial Center lot will be reserved for disability parking, the employee spaces directly south of the Centennial Center will be reserved for special use parking, and resident spaces in all three lots will be open for general parking.  Please note that parking in these three lots is limited and may fill up prior to the ceremony start time.

Park-n-Ride Options
Park-n-Ride shuttle options can be found at the shuttle stops located at or near the Irwin St. (#28), Peabody (#12), and West Campus Village 500/600 (#36) lots.  Park-n-Ride shuttle services for the ceremony begin when the doors open and conclude an hour after the ceremony ends.  To download our live shuttle map and track the special Commencement route buses in real-time, visit www.TransLocRider.com.

Additional Nearby Parking 
Additional parking within walking distance of the Centennial Center is available in the Depot West (#2), Adams (#3), Sanford (#5), and Mayfair (#8) lots.

GC Graduation Parking Map
An interactive graduation parking and shuttle map can be found HERE.

Questions about parking and/or shuttle services should be directed to Parking and Transportation Services at 478-445-7433.

John Bowen
Senior Manager, Parking and Transportation Services
478-445-7433
Dec 9 2019 - 1:53pm   james.callaghan@gcsu.edu

The December issue of GC Global, the International Education Center's new newsletter, is now available here.  Read about outstanding Georgia College students, exciting Study Abroad news, the upcoming International Dinner (35th annual!), and recaps of the recent Passport Fair and the International Fest (plus video).  

James Callaghan
Assistant Vice President for International Education
Dec 9 2019 - 11:43am   Cindy O'Donnell

Fifty faculty members representing nine departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Health and Human Performance were recently awarded 2020 GC Journeys/MURACE Undergraduate Research Mini-Grants.

These competitive awards support faculty, who mentor undergraduate research on campus. Exploration and experimentation is normally reserved for graduates pursuing masters and doctoral degrees. But, at Georgia College, undergraduate research is encouraged and supported.

“The amount of undergraduate research happening at Georgia College is unprecedented,” said Dr. Jordan Cofer, associate provost for Transformative Learning Experiences.

“Last year, over 1300 students took part in a mentored undergraduate research experience,” he said. “So, I’m not surprised that so many faculty were willing to mentor undergraduate research students.”

Georgia College students are “extremely active” in undergraduate research at the institutional, state and national level, Cofer said. As part of the university’s GC Journeys initiative, they present research on campus and at conferences across the nation, including the Georgia Posters at the Capitol and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. 

To be eligible for these awards, faculty in each department agree to mentor at least one undergraduate student research experience. Students must also present their research at a conference in the upcoming year.

The 2020 GC Journeys/MURACE Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant award winners are:

  • Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Government & Sociology
  • Department of Music
  • School of Health & Human Performance (two awards)
  • Department of History & Geography
  • Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of English
  • Department of Psychological Science
Cindy O'Donnell
Media Relations Specialist
478-445-8668
Dec 9 2019 - 11:11am   alan.weston@gcsu.edu

Bobcat Athletics is in search of a Marketing Intern for the spring semester. Get practical experience in sports marketing and class credit at the same time!

Open to marketing majors and minors, requirements are:

  1. Six hours completed in MKTG
  2. Minimum 2.5 GPA

Position will do 120 hours of work promoting athletic contests and improving the game environment in the spring semester. 

Al Weston
Assistant Athletic Director, Communications
478-445-1779
Dec 9 2019 - 10:30am   timberly.spikes@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Join CAB TONIGHT! For our biannual Midnight Breakfast! Be sure to be there at 10 p.m. to receive your boarding pass to a Bobcat tradition! Shirts will be given to the first 300 students! The line starts a Donahoo Lounge! 

Timberly Spikes
Marketing Coordinator for CAB
478-251-3006
Dec 9 2019 - 9:40am   jim.berger@gcsu.edu

Please be sure to encourage your students to complete the Student Rating of Instruction Survey (SRIS).  Our completion rate is running behind where we normally are at this time in our cycle.  Currently (Monday, Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m.), we are right around 43%.  We need to push for a 65% completion rate or higher in order for us to have usable numbers.  

With that in mind, please reach out to your students to encourage them to complete the survey. If you want to find out how your classes are doing, please visit https://gcsu.campuslabs.com/faculty/  Log in using your Unify credentials.  When you can see your completion rates, the following words are defined:

“Active” indicates that the survey is still open and accepting responses from students.

“Results” indicates the date and time the survey results will be available for review. 

“Response Rate” indicates the overall percentage of students who have responded to the survey. 

“Enrolled Students” represents the current number of students enrolled in the class as reported in Banner. 

This is a quick guide to provide some background on how to locate SRIS response rates updates throughout the SRIS window.  For more details, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 478-445-2520 or ctl@gcsu.edu.

Jim Berger
Director
478-445-2520
Dec 9 2019 - 8:46am   kayla.brownlow@gcsu.edu

Walking Wednesday TIME CHANGE!

During the colder, winter months Walking Wednesday will take place at 4 p.m. We will still meet at the courtyard outside of Chick-fil-a.

As a reminder, we walk for about 20-25 minutes. However, you can stop anytime!

Please join us this Wednesday!

Kayla Brownlow
HR Generalist
478-445-5932
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