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GC nursing students traveled to Tanzania for a medical mission. Follow their progress here.

Georgia College is home to eight of the 'Divine 9.' Soon, all nine African-American fraternities and sororities may be represented on campus – something only seen at historically-black colleges and universities.

In two years, the National Scholarships Office has quadrupled applications for prestigious awards and produced two U.S. Fulbright winners, propelling Georgia College into the national-awards arena.

Apr 21 2017 - 4:36pm

The location for JazzFest 2017 has been changed to GC Front Campus.

Spring is in bloom, and just like every spring in Milledgeville, that means it is time to swing. The 28th Annual JazzFest – sponsored by the Georgia College Department of Music, Allied Arts and Milledgeville Main Street – is just around the corner. This year’s festival will feature internationally-renowned saxophonist Jeff Coffin performing with the Georgia College Jazz Band.

This year's JazzFest begins at 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29. The location has been changed to Front Campus at Georgia College. Jazz bands from local area schools will participate, along with a sunset concert featuring the Georgia College Jazz Band with Coffin.

The JazzFest has been a spring tradition since 1990, first organized by Jim Willoughby, former chair of the Music Department. Dr. Cliff Towner, the GC Director of Band Activities, says this year’s JazzFest “is going to be on a whole new level from recent years.  Partnering with Allied Arts and Milledgeville Main Street has enabled us to bring even more great jazz to Milledgeville.  The seven performing ensembles, along with an artist of the caliber of Jeff Coffin, are sure to please jazz enthusiasts and the community at large.”

This year’s festival begins with the Jones County High School Jazz Band at 3 p.m., followed by jazz bands from Oak Hill Middle School, Houston County High School, Baldwin High School and Riverwood International Charter School. 

The Georgia College Jazz Combo and Alumni Band will follow soon after. Finally, the Georgia College Jazz Band will kick off its concert around 7 p.m. and welcome Coffin to the stage.

Coffin is a three-time Grammy award-winning saxophonist, member of the Dave Matthews Band and a 14-year former player with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones. Coffin received a music education degree from the University of North Texas, where he played with the famous One O’Clock Lab Band. He is a sponsored Yamaha and D’Addario performing artist and currently works as the adjunct instructor of jazz saxophone at Vanderbilt University.

Coffin has played and recorded with well other known artists, including: Branford Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, DJ Logic, New Orleans Social Club, Maceo Parker, McCoy Tyner, Baaba Maal, Phish, Mike Clark's Prescription Trio, Galactic, Kirk Whalum, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Chris Thile, Willie Nelson, Chester Thompson, Garth Brooks, Van Morrison, J.D. Souther, Vinnie Colaiuta, The Dixie Chicks, "Rakalam" Bob Moses, Stanton Moore, Brooks & Dunn, Tuvan Throat Singers – the Alash Ensemble & Konger Ol Ondar, George Porter Jr., Umphrey's McGee, Del McCoury, John Scofield, Yonder Mountain String Band, Marc Broussard, Martina McBride, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Wailers and many others.

Admission to JazzFest is free. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call Allied Arts at (478) 452-3950 or the GC Department of Music at (478)

Join us Saturday, April 29, 3:00 p.m. on the Front Campus of Georgia College!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
Apr 21 2017 - 2:14pm

Everyone in the Georgia College community is welcome to read the most recent edition of the International Education Center's monthly newsletter, Terra Nostra. In this issue: Fulbright student Kevin Morris, Dr. Eustace Palmer and the 32nd International Dinner. View the newsletter here.

Eric Spears
Assistant Vice President of International Education
Apr 21 2017 - 12:29pm

The Georgia College Small Ensembles will perform their Spring Concert on Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Max Noah Recital Hall.  Coordinated by Maureen Horgan, the performance features the Brass Ensemble, Saxophone Quintet, and String Ensemble.  Music from the 1500s to today will be played. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through the GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, go to  or call 478-445-8289.

Please join us tonight for a great concert!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
Apr 21 2017 - 10:20am

All faculty, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to attend today’s open forum/presentation with Dr. Jeff Beck, a finalist for the position of Sr. Associate Provost and Director of Graduate Studies. 

Beck currently is the Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University in Union, New Jersey.  The forum on Monday, April 24 will be from 3-3:55 p.m. in the Pat Peterson Museum Education Room. Over the course of 15-20 minutes, Beck will provide information on his background and discuss his interest in our position. He will also talk about 3-5 trends in higher education, their potential implications for the Sr. Associate Provost and Director of Graduate Studies position, and his thoughts for potential strategies/best practices. The remainder of the period will be open for questions from the audience.

Mark Pelton
Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
Apr 20 2017 - 6:46pm

Enjoy an evening of music, history and fresh spring air at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, as the Georgia College Department of Music and Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion partner together to host the annual “Music at the Mansion” concert on the Mansion lawn.

Matt Davis, Mansion curator, says the partnership allows the Department of Music to showcase talent at Georgia College, along with the historic landmark. Guests are welcomed onto the expansive lawn of the Mansion to enjoy the wind symphony, saxophone, brass and percussion ensembles.

Before the concert, families can set up tables, chairs and games for children, like Frisbee.

“People spread their blankets and open their picnic baskets. We have even had extended families bring portable tables and chairs and lay out a feast,” said Maureen Horgan, coordinator of the event and professor of music.

Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. In the event of rain, the performance will be moved to inside the Mansion. 

“It’s a great opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery and to give back to and support the students,” said Davis, “We at the Old Governor’s Mansion want to integrate with the campus as much as possible.”

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the Music Department and the Old Governor’s Mansion through the GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, visit our website or call  478-445-8289 or email us at

Please join us tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. at the Old Governor's Mansion for a great concert!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
Apr 20 2017 - 2:59pm

The Georgia College Department of Music will host the “Sound Sculptures XI” concert on Thursday, April 27. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be held in the McComb Building, which is located behind the Milledgeville Visitors Center on Wilkinson Street.

The concert will feature Georgia College students and will be directed by Douglas Bassett and Dr. David H. Johnson. “Come hear the powerful electronic voices of protest and uncertainty by Georgia College students,” said David Johnson.

Donations are encouraged. All proceeds will benefit music scholarships or the music department through the GCSU Foundation, Inc. More information on the Department of Music can be found at


Join us next Thursday, April 27 for a great concert!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
Apr 20 2017 - 12:10pm

The Connie Burns 2017 Scholarship is now open. The deadline to submit applications is June 30, 2017. Please forward any potential candidates you may know.

Connie Burns, of Effingham County, Georgia, was an active Georgia Recycling Coalition (GRC) member for several years and was renown for her spirit, love of life and adventure, and her true understanding of and dedication to effective waste reduction and recycling practices. The solid waste and recycling community lost Burns to an unexpected death in August 2012. Burns was active in the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), serving as the director of the group's communication, education and marketing division. As a way to remember and honor her life and work, GRC in partnership with SWANA Georgia Chapter, established the Connie Burns Scholarship Program dedicated to assisting and mentoring Georgia College students, who are interested in a career path in recycling, composting, environmental practices and sustainability.

GRC is proud to offer this scholarship for the sixth year. Scholarship(s) are awarded annually to one or more students, not to exceed $1,000 per individual. Registration and lodging are provided to the recipient(s) to attend the 2017 Annual Conference. Download the application here.


Lori Strawder
Chief Sustainability Officer
Apr 20 2017 - 9:21am

Many GC users have received an email or emails similar to the one provided below. Please remember emails such as this are most likely illegitimate. Users should never open an attachment or use an URL in a message unless: you know the sender, trust the sender, and you were expecting the email.  

From: Darin Ohe
Date: April 19, 2017 at 1:31:39 PM EDT
Subject: What’s Up

How are you doing?  I visited your website yesterday…  I’m currently looking for employment either part time or as an intern to get experience in the field.  Please look over my Resume and let me know what you think.

Attached to my google drive here 

My resume is password protected.  The password is 123456


Faithfully yours,
Darin Ohe

Serve Help Desk
Information Security & Compliance Officer
Apr 19 2017 - 6:26pm

Please share the link to the 2017 Campus Recycling Survey widely among your Georgia College friends and classmates.  We greatly appreciate your feedback on campus recycling efforts.  Happy EarthFest.
- Georgia College Sustainability Council

Follow this link to the Survey: Take the survey

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

Doug R. Oetter
Sustainability Council
Apr 19 2017 - 1:30pm

This spring’s Music Theatre Scenes show, “Virtue and Vice,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Max Noah Recital Hall. The program features the Georgia College Music Theatre Scenes class performing numbers from classic and contemporary musicals. Fairytale characters such as Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood will come to life in Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods;” a classic battle between good and evil will play out in Frank Wildhorn’s gothic musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” gamblers will win at dice and fall in love in Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls,” and teen romance will blossom in Marc Shaiman’s “Hairspray.”

Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please call 478-445-8289.

Join us tonight for a great show!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
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