“Seek Refuge,” a new student organization at Georgia College, helps refugees adjust to life in the United States. The club’s email list has burgeoned in a few short months to more than 100 students interested in helping those who’ve lost everything fleeing war, violence and persecution.
Little did honors senior Lauren Hovey know – when she researched personality traits in Dr. Diana Young's cognitive science lab last year – she was studying a rarity: someone who tolerates stress and meets challenges with creative problem-solving. The plane-jumping, ROTC battalion commander was learning about herself.
Stop by the Graduate & Professional School Fair next Monday, October 23, any time between 10:30 AM-2:00 PM in Magnolia Ballroom for a ton of information about graduate and professional school programs.
There will be over 50 schools with hundreds of graduate/professional programs including those in arts, humanities, social sciences, healthcare, business, education, law, math, medicine, physical/occupational therapy, pharmacy, optometry, education, social work/counseling/psychology, science, and more.
If you've ever thought about graduate school or are exploring career possibilities, this is an event for you!
No preparation needed - this is an informal event.
The Center for Teaching and Learning October newsletter is available at http://www.gcsu.edu/sites/files/page-assets/node-845/attachments/ctl_october_2017_newsletter_2.pdf or you can download the attached PDF.
The GC Academic Advising Center and the GC Registrar’s Office are pleased to introduce an exciting new resource to assist students with planning their potential class schedule for the upcoming registration period – College Scheduler! The students who have already tested it have given it rave reviews … and it’s so incredibly intuitive and easy to use. Be sure to try it this weekend as you prepare for registration next week.
Log into your PAWS portal through Unify and click on the “Student Services” tab. You will find College Scheduler under the Registration Link. The brief videos built into the program’s “Help” link will pretty much tell you everything you need to know, but you can find an online tutorial here, too:
Georgia College Theatre and Dance Department presents on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24 “Aesop’s Fables Redux,” a fresh and heartwarming senior capstone production, directed by Haley Fusia, which will be at 6 p.m. in the Campus Box Theatre. Aesop was a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in Ancient Greece. He authored a collection of short stories with moral lessons for children.
In “Aesop’s Fables Redux” by Susan Pennington, a narrator helps children understand famous expressions by exploring Aesop’s fables. Human and animal characters bring fables like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg” to life. The free play will be performed on tour in local schools and hospitals as well. For more information, please call 478-445-4226.
Georgia College, a proud participant of International Fraud Awareness Week (Nov. 12-18, 2017), will be hosting activities to remind students and employees of our commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of our mission to create a more educated Georgia.
Activities during this week will bring awareness to fraud prevention, reinforce the USG's principles of recognizing the hard work of all employees, and promoting our shared values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.
Our theme for this week is "The SPRIT of USG." The activities planned will emphasize:
This awareness program is part of a comprehensive Ethics and Compliance Program which includes a system-level ethics policy and code of conduct, on-board ethics training, periodic ethics refresher training, assurance audits, consulting engagements, and an ethics and compliance reporting hotline.
The activities planned for this week are as follows:
Monday, November 13:
- 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: Meet Your GC Hotline Committee: A Drop-In Reception: Come meet your fellow GC hotline committee members at the University Banquet Room for coffee and pastries.
- 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Fraud Surveys at the A&S Fountain
- 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.: Movie and discussion with Athletics
Tuesday, November 14:
- 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Ethics in the Workplace Lunch-n-learn for students, Location TBA
Wednesday, November 15:
- 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Shred-Fest on Front Campus. All are invited to learn about safe-handling of information while being informed about GC's Green Initiative!
Thursday, November 16:
- 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Fraud surveys at the A&S Fountain, from
If you have any questions or would like to help with any of these events, please contact Stacy Mulvaney (email@example.com).
Do you want to study abroad in Europe this summer? Come visit the European Council Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, Oct. 26, 11:00 - 2:00 at the A&S Fountain where you can check out programs in France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, England, Ireland, Russia and Scotland. The European Council programs offer courses in English. Some of the courses include GC2Y and core classes, as well as upper level courses in political science, sociology, literature, anthropology, theater, art, chemistry and many more! The summer 2018 program directors and faculty, as well as students who went on these programs last summer will be there to answer questions.
For more information, visit the online European Council program brochures; other GC summer and semester study abroad opportunities can also be found at that website.
The Illustrious Eta Xi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated will be having Zeta Week on October 22-27, 2017, here on the campus of Georgia College.
The events began on Sunday with the One Dove Cookout help at Bonner park at 3pm. Monday evening, they will be in Chappell Hall room 111 for Study with Zeta. Tuesday evening, there is a collaborative event with the Mu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. called Black and Blue: a Domestic Violence Awareness in the Dogwood Conference Room at 7pm. Wednesday, the members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc will be having an Informational session
The Georgia College School of Nursing has begun a yearlong exploration into developing a school-based health clinic at the Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center. Development comes after Georgia College received a $10,000 planning and assessment grant from Emory University.
“A health care center like this would mean a lot to our community, where 16 percent of the residents are uninsured and one-third of the children live in poverty,” said Dr. Deborah MacMillan, director of Nursing Programs.
“The effects of poverty on children’s health and well-being are well-documented,” she said. “Parents working jobs with hourly wages and inflexible hours often struggle to keep up with routine screenings and physicals. In many communities, school nurses fill this gap in services by providing care during the school day.”
In Baldwin County, up to 1,266 students are serviced by one nurse, MacMillan said. If fully implemented, the new site would provide health care for Baldwin County School System students and their families, as well as serve as a learning experience for Georgia College students in a range of disciplines.
“It would provide an important service-learning opportunity for our students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level,” said Victoria Bohan, nursing lecturer and grant manager. “Not only are they being exposed to servicing community health care needs, but by working together, their education will have much more depth.”
Since 2011, school-based health clinics have grown in the U.S. by 20 percent to 2,315 sites in 49 of 50 states. In rural areas, clinics like these serve an even greater purpose. Studies show clinics in rural areas serve more community populations in addition to students than suburban and urban clinics.
If funded, undergraduate students would perform vision and hearing tests and graduate students would complete health assessments. Doctoral students would have the opportunity to create innovative ways to serve community health care needs.
“One important aspect of this clinic would be to have our students gain exposure to children from varied socioeconomic groups with differing access to care,” Bohan said. “Our students often come from privileged backgrounds where they don’t have to worry about having access to health care. It’s all very theoretical to them. This would give them that perspective.”
The school-based health clinic has the potential to provide gaps in health care access in Baldwin and surrounding counties—a hallmark of the School of Nursing mission, MacMillan and Bohan said.
Throughout next year, the School of Nursing will assemble a community advisory group of local planning organizations, the school system, medical service providers, the public health department, local businesses and more. They’ll also complete a needs assessment and develop a business plan to establish the clinic.
“The School of Nursing is committed to improving health care outcomes and decreasing disparities in the middle Georgia region,” Bohan said. “We’re in a unique position to provide that care and work to close the health care gap.”
For more information, please call 478-445-1076.
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