Criminal justice students are helping restore dignity to the lives of dogs and men through a program that has transformed an entire prison and saved more than 20 impounded dogs from death.
Senior Cassidy Rice crossed home many times during her softball career. But leaving her small hometown of Du Quoin, Illinois, was one of the hardest decisions of her life.
In continuation of our Arbor Day Celebration, Zeta Tau Alpha members Jordan Bell, Mckenzie Cleghorn, Kaitlin Heidt, Madi Holcomb, Sophia LaMarca, Amanda McDaniel, Mary Spears and Madison Ulman volunteered and planted five trees at the Clarke Street House. The Arbor Day celebration will continue until National Arbor Day on April 28, and there are still plenty of times available to plant a tree. If you or your group are interested in planting, please contact grounds supervisor Aaron Seay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence presents its second installment of the Civility Development Workshop (CDW) series called "Understanding and Eliminating Implicit Bias" on April 13 in the MSU Donahoo Lounge at 11 a.m.
Implicit bias is the result of a variety of messages introduced into our subconscious from an early age. Many of these biases are deep down in our unconscious and often influence how we act toward one another in our organizations, communities and relationships. Learn how race, sex, age or other characteristics influence how we see and treat people when we are genuinely trying to be unbiased. Also, you will explore ways to identify hidden bias and create ways to reduce the bias effect.
Dr. Julie Ancis, associate vice president, Office of Institute Diversity, Georgia Tech, will facilitate the workshop. To register for the workshop, please click here.
Please join us April 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Banquet Room A in the MAX for the Africana Studies Program’s luncheon and panel on teaching race in the classroom. The panel, “The Responsibilities of Academic Freedom: Bringing Diversity Into the Curriculum and the Classroom,” is part of Georgia College’s ongoing effort to encourage diversity on our campus and in our classrooms. The hope is to engage in a conversation about how we, as faculty, can incorporate diversity in our curriculum, regardless of our field of expertise. To register for the panel, click here.
Our discussion will be lead by Dr. Paulette Cross, who is a lecturer of education in the Department of Teacher Education at GC, Dr. Melanie DeVore, who is a professor of biology at GC, Dr. Lauren C. Johnson, who is an assistant professor and the coordinator of diversity and recruitment initiatives in the College of Education at the University of North Georgia, and Homer Jones who is an active GC student in various diversity initiatives on campus.
For more details on the event and the panelists, see the attached flyer.
It is with great enthusiasm that the Division of Finance and Administration announces Don Challis has accepted the position of chief of police and director of public safety at Georgia College. Challis will begin work on Monday, April 24, 2017. He comes to Georgia College with almost 30 years of college policing experience, including 11 years as Chief of Police at William & Mary, and most recently, three years as assistant vice president for safety and security at South Dakota State University. His proven leadership abilities and extensive experience will help strengthen procedures, policies and the strategic direction of the Department of Public Safety.
Georgia College’s Choral Ensembles present the Voices for a Living Planet concert Saturday April 1 at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Milledgeville. The concert will feature a variety of environmentally-themed music from composers like Eric Whitacre, Daniel Elder, Paul Carey and many more. The concert will also feature a work entitled “When spring comes…,” composed by Dr. HyeKyung Lee, associate professor of music at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
“Seeing already Dr. Flory’s conducting last November at Denison, I know it’s going to be a great performance. I am totally honored,” Lee said. This will be the second performance of this piece, and Lee will rehearse with the University Chorus and attend the concert.
The concert will feature an assortment of selections, performed by University Chorus, Women’s Ensemble, Max Noah Singers and The Cat’s Meow. In addition to Dr. Jennifer Flory, several students will conduct. One such work is “Peace on Earth…and lots of little crickets,” which will be performed by Women’s Ensemble and conducted by Stacy Henderson, a music education graduate assistant .
“It has been a lot of fun to work with the Women's Ensemble,” Henderson said. “They are a hard-working, fun-loving group of women, who are extremely talented and pick up new pieces quickly.”
Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the music department through GCSU Foundations, Inc.
For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Flory, professor of music and director of choral activities at email@example.com or 478-445-4839.
The Keynote Breakfast for the GC Research Conference has been moved to MSU Banquet Rooms A&B on April 7, 2017, from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Donovan Domingue, professor of physics and astronomy, will participate in the Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship Program of the American Astronomical Association. He will present Monday April 3 at the University of Houston- Clear Lake. Domingue’s presentation is titled “Pre-Merger Galaxy Pairs as Star Formation Benchmarks in the Local Universe.”
The Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship Program is a program of two day visits by professional astronomers who bring the excitement of modern astronomy and astrophysics to colleges of all types. Shapley Lecturers contribute to the host institution's academic program and intellectual environment in many different ways. They must give at least one presentation that is free and open to the general public, the Harlow Shapley Lecture, but they may also engage in a variety of other activities while there.
More information is available https://aas.org/outreach/harlow-shapley-visiting-lectureships-astronomy
Maddy Russell, a representative from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Sea Grant program, will talk to students on Monday, April 3 at 4 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium about her career as a Local Government Outreach and Natural Hazard Specialist for the Georgia Sea Grant in Brunswick, Georgia. Russell will lead an informal discussion about her career path and opportunities with the Sea Grant program offered through NOAA. The program hires within all fields and offers fellowships for those attending graduate school. This event is hosted by the Department of English and Rhetoric and the Career Center.
For information about Sea Grant careers, visit http://seagrant.noaa.gov/. Let us know you’ll be attending by logging into your Career Connection account at www.gcsu.edu/career or Unify and signing up for the “Careers with NOAA’s Sea Grant Program” event under Career Fairs & Events.
On March 31, 2017, between 9 and 9:15 a.m., there will be a network outage at Peeler. IT will be installing a replacement battery backup system (UPS). All VoIP phones, wired and Wi-Fi network connections will be down for this location. All network services will be restored after this time frame. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The office of Academic Affairs invites you to a panel presentation by 2016 recipients of the Faculty Scholarship Support Program Awards. Dr. Susmita Sadhu, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Dr. Clifford Towner, director of band activities and assistant professor of music, will present a discussion of their research on Wednesday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Room 2-51.
Sadhu’s presentation, “Recurrent Population Outbreaks Through Mathematical Lenses” will appeal to multiple disciplinary perspectives with its discussion of the population cycles of pest insect species and the economic and ecological consequences of sudden large changes in population densities. Sadhu will demonstrate how the mathematical model she studies reproduces several characteristics of naturally occurring population cycles and, thus, may have application for preventing pest outbreaks.
Towner will share his experiences creating a textbook for pre-teachers and music educators (with a focus on band directors) that outlines a method for finding, evaluating and programing quality wind band literature.
After these two brief presentations, the audience will be invited to engage the presenters in a discussion of their work. Please don’t miss this opportunity to recognize, learn from, and support the work of our colleagues.