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Congrats 2017 graduates.

The time is nearing, and the Facebook site is set for posts abroad by 14 Georgia College students, who are anticipating their trip to the Mediterranean to explore foodways of the region. From June 3 – 29, they will venture to restaurants, markets, cooking schools, factories and companies involved in food production as well as vineyards in Greece and Italy.

A dozen elementary-aged children from the Harrisburg neighborhood in Milledgeville teamed up with student mentors from Assistant Professor Matt Forrest’s Community Outreach and Development art class to create a 30-page coloring book that will be displayed in June at Georgia College's Barnes and Noble bookstore. 

May 26 2017 - 8:06am

For details about the items below In this issue of the CUR E-Newsletter click on this link CUR and then on the link to the CUR E-Newsletter.

President’s FY 2018 budget proposes cuts to NASA, NIH, NSF; Ends NEA and NEH
Preliminary information available for NCUR 2018 (Hosted by University of Central Oklahoma)
Register by May 31 for the Undergraduate Research Program Directors Meeting in Flagstaff
Call for nominations, GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award (deadline: June 1, 2017)
Draft agenda available for CUR's Annual Business Meeting (June 29-July 1, 2017)
Missed CUR's AURA Awardees Webinar? Recording and slides now available
CUR Affiliate Member Undergraduate Awards seeks entries, judges
CFP, Intl Conference on Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching
CUR event: Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute (November 2017; application deadline: September 25, 2017)
CUR event: Initiating and Sustaining Undergraduate Research Programs (January 2018; application deadline: November 15, 2017)
CUR events and deadlines

Dr. Doreen Sams
Faculty Coordinator MURACE
May 25 2017 - 2:50pm

Information Technology uses Unify to provide the campus with timely announcements for unscheduled outages, technology alerts and updates. Updates have been made to the Unify Alerts to provide streamlined messages with color blocks.  

Alerts are color coded: 

  • Blue – Informational - provides general information for the campus
  • Yellow – Warning - services will be impacted
  • Red – High - outages or maintenance
  • Purple – Critical - services are down

This resource is used to provide users with real time information. We will continue to use Front Page for advanced announcements to allow areas to plan and will also use it to provide resolution follow up on unplanned outages. We welcome your feedback on this additional communication tool and/or suggestions on ways we can improve our communication. 

Cindy Bowen
Director of IT Operations
May 25 2017 - 11:59am

The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) released the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Softball team Wednesday, with Georgia College's Hannah Coursey of Sugar Hill, Georgia, taking a spot on the third team.

A complete student-athlete with a spot on the D2CCA All-Southeast Region team last week for her play, Coursey pulls in this honor, based on a 4.0 GPA as an accounting major with a minor in finance. She hit .340 with a home run, 28 RBIs and 26 runs scored this season. Coursey played in all 45 ball games and was perfect on 10 stolen base attempts. Along with the all-region selection, she was chosen to the All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) First Team and took the Elite 15 honor for softball, owning the top GPA at the championship site.

Coursey earns just the fourth Academic All-America trophy in GC Softball history, as pitchers Marisa Boyette took third-team distinction in 2015 and Mandy Chandler was also named to the third team in both 2008 and 2009.

Coursey joins Jeanie Perrucci of Young Harris College as the only two student-athletes from PBC schools on the three teams.

Al Weston
Assistant Athletic Director, Communications
May 25 2017 - 10:17am   Brittiny Johnson

Dr. Roger Coate, the Paul D. Coverdell chair of public policy, has been elected as chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). After serving for a year as chair-elect, beginning in June 2017, he will assume the position as chair for a three-year term from June 2018 to June 2021.

ACUNS is the premier global professional association of educational and research institutions, individual scholars, teachers and practitioners active in the work and study of the United Nations, multilateral relations, global governance and international cooperation. The association promotes teaching on these topics, as well as dialogue and mutual understanding across and between academics, practitioners, civil society and students. Its members come from diverse fields of study and practice. It also has institutional members across the world, representing a diverse range of universities, research centers, think tanks, NGOs and related organizations. Georgia College has been an actively engaged institutional member of ACUNS since 2009. 

The Council conducts a set of diverse activities: global and regional conferences, workshops, lectures, seminars, pod casts and more. The Annual Meeting is a global conference which provides attendees with a unique opportunity to discuss UN- and global governance related research, teaching and policy. Each year, the annual meeting is held in a new location. The 2017 annual meeting is in Seoul in June, and the 2018 annual meeting will be held in Rome in July.

The Council’s award-winning and influential refereed journal, Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations is published four times a year by Lynne Rienner Publishers. Professor Coate was founding co-editor of the journal, and, under his editorship, Global Governance, was awarded “Best New Journal in the United States in 1996 in Business, the Social Sciences and the Humanities” from the Association of American Publishers.

ACUNS has Liaison Offices in New Delhi, New York, Tokyo, Geneva and Vienna which serve as contact points for ACUNS members traveling to those locations and interested in making connections to the United Nations based organizations in those cities and to the local scholarly communities there.

The Council is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017 and has had the privilege of working with a variety of institutional hosts. Founded at Dartmouth College in 1987, ACUNS moved to Brown University in 1992, then Yale University in 1998. In 2003, ACUNS moved to Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and in 2018, ACUNS headquarters will rotate to Coventry University in England.

Brittiny Johnson
May 24 2017 - 8:05am

IT will perform network maintenance May 25, 2017, between 5 a.m. and 5:20 a.m. All network and VoIP related services will be down during this time period for the following buildings: Blackbridge, Bone House, Old Governor’s Mansion, Vinson House and the White House. All services should be restored by 5:25 a.m. Please report any issues to SERVE at 478-445-7378 or Please check the website for updates.

Help Desk
May 23 2017 - 4:34pm

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Facilities Operations will test the fire alarm system in MSU. The test will take place between 10 a.m. and noon. The alarm will intermittently go off during the test. Should an emergency occur during this time frame, please contact Georgia College Campus Police at 478-445-4400 or dial 911.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact John Webb or Shea Groebner at 478-445-4279.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We apologize for the inconvenience.

John Webb
Assistant Director of O&M
May 23 2017 - 10:09am

Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), departments and Bobcat Card vendors who would like to meet with our new/prospective students will have five opportunities during Bobcat Marketplace at Summer Orientations. Please complete the registration form here and indicate which orientation sessions you will attend. 

Marketplace check-in will start at 11 a.m. The actual Marketplace is scheduled from noon until 2 p.m.; however, depending on when students are released from their sessions, they may start arriving a little earlier or later. Bobcat Marketplace does not end until 2  p.m., so please plan for representatives of your organization to stay until the end.

Paul Sedor
Assistant Director for Student Involvement
May 23 2017 - 8:43am

Hopefully you’ve noticed that email viruses and phishing attempts is rather vogue at this time. Frankly from the perspective of the hacker, it’s just too easy and is very lucrative. Expect this to be a trend in the next few years.

When we fall victim to phishing (providing your login credentials to hackers), there are many things that can be done with those credentials. See below for a recent example where someone at Bowie State fell victim to a phishing scam. Hackers many times will go through the email contact list and send everyone phish emails as well. It’s becoming more and more prevalent that when you fall victim to these you are also loading viruses on your PC; many of these are unseen at that time and won’t be noticed until the hackers activate them. They’re becoming nastier by the day. Please know that these are criminals; expect them to behave as such.

In this case (below), it’s probably a good idea to send Mary (not her actual name) an email to let her know that she’s probably been hacked.    


From: Mary Smith <>
Date: May 22, 2017 at 12:38:47 PM EDT
Subject: Faculty & Staff

Notice from IT Support, Your password expires in 12 Hours click on RESET-PASSWORD to follow instructions.

Unable to change your password in 12 hours from now your mailbox will be unable to receive or send mail.  We're updating all staff and student mailbox.

Thank you

IT Support

Help Desk
May 22 2017 - 8:44am

The USG integrated library system implementation project is currently in the cutover stage. Books, DVDs and other library materials may still be checked out, renewed or returned. During cutover, the library will be using an offline circulation system. Renewals will only be available at the library circulation desk and cannot be performed from your online library account.

Currently the status of all physical items in the GILfind catalog is set to "check shelves." If assistance is needed locating library materials, please call x4047 or stop by the Russell Library Circulation Desk. Links to e-books and other online resources in the library catalogs should continue to function as normal.

The new library catalog is expected to be available on Friday, May 26. GIL Express requesting will also resume on Friday.

Any links to the Universal Catalog, books or searches in the local catalog as well as GILfind or GIL classic search boxes that have been created and included in webpages, syllabi, GeorgiaView, etc. will need to be updated after cutover is complete. More information will be available soon.

Donna Bennett
Associate Director, Collection & Resource Services
May 19 2017 - 8:44am

Russell Library is offering trial access to several GALE primary source databases through May 26, 2017.

Access all of the trials using this link: GALE Database Trials.

The databases available through this trial include 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, Part I & Part II, Indigenous Peoples: North America, Sabin Americana: 1500-1926, Slavery and Anti-Slavery (SAS): A Transnational Archive, Parts 1, II, III and IV, and the Times (London) Digital Archive. 

Information about each of these database can be found here.


Donna Bennett
Associate Director, Collection & Resource Services
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