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Nurse educator graduate student Macey McCullough is talking face-to-face with undergraduate nursing students in Milledgeville, Georgia— but she’s doing it roughly 100 miles away from her home in Atlanta.  

After spending most of his life as a strong runner, Silliman knew right off the bat that this was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.

Oct 26 2016 - 2:20pm

An info session for the study abroad opportunity "The Politics of Food and Knowledge in India" will be held Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at the MAX. Indian food will be served all evening beginning at 4:30 p.m., but the India Info Session begins at 7 p.m. Grab your dinner and come to the info session. Bring a friend with you too.

Dr. Sandra Godwin will lead a group to India next May. Join her to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

The study abroad explores food systems, food security and other social issues in India related to food and community health. In the bustling capital city of Delhi, interact with urban farmers through PRAXIS, one of the oldest community-based research institutes in the world. PRAXIS participated in a global, community-generated analysis of the new SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), called "Participate," in which this program's co-instructor, Dr. Felix Bivens, was also deeply involved.

At Earth University (Bija Vidyapeeth), part of the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation Farm in Doon Valley in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, observe alternative approaches to food production and take a cooking class. At the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, several hours' drive outside of Mumbai, learn about the links between health, nutrition and climate. The CRHP offers health care services via the Village Health Worker program, Mobile Health Teams and the Julia Hospital. The program will end in Mumbai, the most populated city in India, where you will have a chance to explore the city's rich history and cosmopolitan culture. A major part of the program will be spent in the field, so writing field notes and verbal communication in group reflection and synthesis sessions are key avenues for learning. Excursions to the main tourist attractions include the Taj Mahal, the Gateway to India, Agra Fort, sites related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi and the Indian independence struggle and the Elephanta Caves across the Bombay Harbor.

More information about the program can be found here.

Sandra Godwin
Associate Professor of Sociology
Oct 26 2016 - 2:10pm

The USG site for benefits is updated with 2017 benefit information. You can find comparison guides (plans and prices) and review some changes. It can be found here on the USG's website.

This is also the time to turn in your Shared Leave forms. You can get more information about Open Enrollment and the Shared Leave program by visiting Human Resources' website under Open Enrollment.

alrick banks
HR Compensation & Benefits Specialist
Oct 26 2016 - 11:11am

Commuters, please be advised that Friday, Oct. 28, the Paw Print row in the Centennial Center parking lot is reserved for a special event.  During this time Commuters will be allowed to park in available Residential spaces behind the Centennial Center, close to W. Franklin St.

John Bowen
Manager, Parking and Transportation Services
Oct 26 2016 - 9:12am

In an effort to streamline document access, review, approval and sustainability, Georgia College is now using a new system called, GC Signatures. This new software will allow documents to be reviewed from any electronic device, at any time. The first process to utilize GC Signatures will be contracts: Service Agreements, Memoranda of Understanding, Professional and Personnel Service Agreements, and University System Service Level Agreements.

The use of GC Signatures with the contract routing process will provide for efficient paperless routing with faster turnaround times, in most cases. We are excited for the unveiling of GC Signatures and will work diligently to assist end users with understanding the new contracts routing process. In order to allow for the easiest transition from the current routing process, GC Signatures will be implemented gradually with different areas.

For additional information about GC Signatures click here.

Legal Affairs
Oct 26 2016 - 8:28am

Earlier in the semester the Center for Student Success invited faculty to a Welcome Back Reception. That reception was, for us, the kick-off to a year of actively working to improve communication between faculty and student success staff. At the event, we promised that we’d organize more opportunities for conversation between the faculty and the advising staff. 

The time has come to continue what we started. We’d like to invite you to our first Faculty-Advisor Forum on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Room for a conversation exploring how we can work together for student success.    

Specifically, this forum will be dedicated to discussing the various requirements students need to fulfill in order to graduate, identifying obstacles students currently face in meeting them and collaborating to generate ideas on how we might smooth the path to on-time graduation. Please join us for this important conversation.

Beauty Bragg
Provost's Fellow
Oct 25 2016 - 2:54pm

Centennial Center will be closed on Friday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. due to GC presidential event.

Carol Brown
Assistant Director of Public Services
Oct 25 2016 - 1:42pm

The Division of Finance and Administration is conducting a campus climate survey for each department within Finance and Administration. In the spring there were four surveys sent out to campus. During the fall semester five surveys will be sent to campus. This is survey three of five. Please consider taking each survey so our division can better serve your campus needs. Each survey will take less than two minutes to complete. Your feedback is important and appreciated.

Click here to complete the Materials Management survey. This unit includes purchasing and P-cards, asset management, surplus property, moving services and central receiving.

If you did not have an opportunity to complete the Facilities Operations and Facilities Planning surveys, please click on the headings below.

Facilities Operations - a unit that consists of the following departments; custodial, maintenance, landscaping/grounds and sustainability.
Facilities Planning - Facilities Planning is a multi-disciplinary office capable of providing design, planning and construction services to campus.

Jen Yearwood
The Division of Finance and Administration
Oct 25 2016 - 11:28am

Come join us on Front Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the International Day Celebration. Meet our international students as they share their countries and cultures from all over the globe.

Susie Ramage
International Admissions Counselor - International Club Co-Advisor
Oct 25 2016 - 10:47am

The College of Arts and Sciences Fall 2016 Newsletter is available here. Select newsletter highlights include: 

  • How the Department of Theatre and Dance Builds Social Awareness through the Arts
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Studying Abroad in Amsterdam and Paris
  • Dr. William McClain, Principal Violist for Two Ensembles
  • Georgia College Researchers Track Strategic Shifts in Campaign Music
  • Tales Untold: A Student’s Quest for Community Storytelling
  • Spring 2016 Graduate Spends Six Weeks Researching in Kenya
Chavonda Mills
Acting Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Oct 25 2016 - 8:28am

Night of 100 Pots is an annual tradition at Georgia College, and this year it is sponsored by the Visiting Artists and Scholars program with Geoff Pickett as our guest.

If you have ever seen someone “throw a pot” on the pottery wheel, then you may know that it looks a little bit like magic. Turning the mass of clay into a single voluminous vessel can be mesmerizing to the viewer and also inspire similar action. “Watching Geoff Pickett work at the pottery wheel is a real treat for beginners and professionals alike. You can just watch him throw all day,” said Sandra Trujillo, associate professor ceramics. Please feel free to walk over to the Grassmann building Thursday Oct, 27, from 5-6:30 p.m. after classes to see Pickett in action. The event is free and open to everyone, so bring your friends, kids and guests to Grassmann Ceramics Studio this Thursday night.

Pickett will be demonstrating Oct, 27, Thursday from 5:00-6:30 p.m in the Grassmann Ceramic Studio, which is located just behind Blackbridge Building. Beware, there is no signage for Grassmann Ceramic Studio, so when you see the sign for Blackbridge Hall, walk toward the backside of the building. It is there that you will find the EJ Grassmann Ceramics Studio and a crowd of art enthusiasts.

Pickett is a regional potter in Farmington, Georgia, where his operates Farmington Pottery near Athens.​

The objects will then be fired to inaugurate our new gas kiln and given to our community partner Lockerly Arboretum for their annual springtime nonprofit plant sale, which in turn supports Milledgeville educational programs.

Sandra Trujillo
Associate Professor of Art
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