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Baldwin County’s Creekside Elementary fourth and fifth-grade students explored the dangers of cyberbullying and other scenarios thanks to a partnership with Georgia College’s Women in Technology (WIT) and the Association of Information Systems (AIS). 

Georgia College education graduates are making their mark on local schools – winning Teacher of the Year in Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Putnam and Wilkinson Counties. All six finalists in Baldwin were Bobcats, along with a finalist in Bibb for assistant principal of the year.

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Jan 20 2017 - 11:20am   eric.spears@gcsu.edu

Faculty are invited to submit program proposals for the spring semester (spring break) and summer sessions of 2018.  

Georgia College professors play a crucial role in the internationalization of the campus, which includes the development of faculty-led study abroad programs. Overseas academic programs at Georgia College are facilitated and administered by the International Education Center (in the Bone House).   

Faculty members interested in proposing a new study abroad program or returning to an existing program site are encouraged to meet with a study abroad staff member in the International Education Center to discuss curricular ideas, programmatic itineraries and projected budgets. The office number is 478-445-4789. 

The deadline is April 1 for GC faculty-led study abroad programs.

Faculty interested with teaching on a collaborative program with the USG European Council and Montepulciano program, please navigate to the following announcement pages for different deadlines. 

 

Eric Spears
Assistant Vice President
478-445-4789
Jan 20 2017 - 8:49am   toi.franks@gcsu.edu

Network services will perform maintenance on the core network connections that provide internet access to and from campus on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, from 6 to 7 a.m. The maintenance will affect internet access in and out of campus for both housing residents and campus users. The maintenance will not affect the internal network or the VoIP phone systems.

Serve
Help Desk
478-445-7378
Jan 20 2017 - 7:08am   yeprem.mehranian@gcsu.edu

The Diversity Committee at the Lounsbury College of Education cordially invites all members of the Georgia College Community to attend the inaugural event of its 2017 Social Justice Dialogue Series, a lecture presentation by Dr. Veronica Womack, professor of political science and public administration. 
 
Womack, chief diversity officer in the Office of Inclusive Excellence, will present the topic "Economics of Diversity," an often-overlooked aspect of the relationship between economic policy and social equity in the context of the diverse constituencies that comprise the United States. Womack’s presentation will also address the impact of economic development on equitable provision of public education in Middle Georgia and across the Black Belt.
 
Please join us, Friday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium.
 
 

yeprem mehranian
Assistant Professor of Education
(413)-687-9556
Jan 19 2017 - 3:18pm   billy.copeland@gcsu.edu

The spring 2017 Student Adventure calendar has been posted, and sign ups are underway.

This semester Student Adventures has put together a wide variety of trips and workshops for Georgia College students to enjoy. Make sure to check out our spring break trip if you're looking for a real adventure. We are starting off by going on a two-hour zip line canopy tour in Helen, Georgia, and then heading to Pigeon Mountain where we will go bouldering at the world famous Rocktown. And, if that isn't enough for you, we'll be going rock climbing at The Lost Wall followed by a full-on caving trip into Pettyjohns Cave before coming back to Milledgeville. All transportation, food and equipment from Saturday, March 18, until Tuesday, March 21, for only $325. Contact outdoor@gcsu.edu for more information.

Below is just an outline of the types of trips/workshops, but be sure to check out our Facebook page, or the attachments below for more details.

Student Adventure Tidbits

  • The cost per trip includes all transportation, reservations, food and equipment students will need to participate.
  • Do not let a lack of gear or experience deter you from joining a trip.
    • Student Adventure staff adjusts trip programing based on the students who attend. Basically we will teach you what you need to know along the way.
    • The Outdoor Center has all of the general camping equipment we will need. They also have a majority of required personal equipment you will need, and that equipment is available for trip participants to use at no additional cost.
  • Student Adventure trips and workshops are designed for GC students. Any student suggestions for the type of trip, length of trip, dates for trips, etc. are appreciated.

Once again

  • Check out and share our Facebook page, to see pictures and videos of past trips and to keep up to date with all things Student Adventures.
  • Email outdoor@gcsu.edu to reserve your spot on the faculty/staff canoe trip
  • Email outdoor@gcsu.edu with any questions concerning Student Adventures

Check out this video from SA's canoeing trip last semester.

Check out this video from SA's Cohutta backpacking trip last semester.

Do More with Student Adventures
Billy Copeland
Assistant Director of the Outdoor Center
4784455186
Jan 19 2017 - 3:03pm   billy.copeland@gcsu.edu

Have you heard about Student Adventures yet?

Student Adventures is under the Outdoor Center and is Georgia College’s tripping program. Our mission is to provide opportunities for GC students to get outdoors, learn something new and to have an adventure all at the same time. Student Adventure trips and workshops are great for students looking to make new friends, to learn something new, for something to do on the weekends or even participate in something without needing a car. Student Adventures started up this past fall and still needs your help letting students know about this exciting opportunity. See below for more information about Student Adventures, and please contact me if you have any questions or would like more information.

Here is an outline of the types of trips/workshops offered to students this semester, but be sure to check out our Facebook page, or the attachments below for more details.

  • Ice skating trip
  • Survival Bracelet/Knot Tying Workshop
  • Wilderness Survival Workshop
  • Wilderness survival trip
  • Day canoe trip
  • Spring break - Multi adventure trip (zip lining, bouldering, rock climbing, caving and more)
  • Backpacking trip - Vogel State Park
  • Overnight canoe trip - Aviation Island
  • Climbing Workshop - East Campus Challenge Course
  • **Student Adventures is trying something new and offering a faculty and staff trip…see below for more details**

Student Adventure Tidbits

The cost per trip include all transportation, reservations, food and equipment students will need to participate. Do not let a lack of gear or experience deter you from joining a trip.

Student Adventure staff adjusts trip programing based on the students who attend. Basically we will teach students what they need to know along the way. The Outdoor Center has all of the general camping equipment we will need. They also have a majority of required personal equipment students will need, and is available for trip participants to use at no additional cost.

Student Adventure trips and workshops are designed for GC students. Any student suggestions for the type of trip, length of trip, dates for trips, etc. are appreciated.

*** Attention***

This semester Student Adventures is offering a trip for faculty and staff. The trip is to George L. Smith State Park where we will go canoeing, hiking and swap stories around a campfire. We will leave campus early Saturday, Feb. 25, and return shortly after lunch Sunday, Feb. 26. The cost is $95 and covers transportation, food and all equipment needed. There are only nine spots available and are first come first serve. So, if you have any questions or would like to reserve your spot on the trip email outdoor@gcsu.edu ASAP.

Once again,

Check out this video from SA's canoeing trip last semester!

Check out this video from SA's Cohutta backpacking trip last semester!

Do More with Student Adventures
Billy Copeland
Assistant Director of the Outdoor Center
4784455186
Jan 19 2017 - 1:04pm   toi.franks@gcsu.edu

Important notice: Tax scams on the increase

Tis the season for scam artists to pose as one of us or someone with the IRS, or perhaps a USG representative to try to persuade you to provide them with very detailed information surrounding your income, taxes and particularly your Social Security number. Please know that these are scams and are not legitimate. If you want your W2, please login directly to ADP (not from a URL in an email). If you’re being asked to provide tax information (like below), please follow your departmental guidelines and your information security plan. In this case, if you think it might be legitimate, call the sender to verify. Below is an example of one that was received via email:

From: customerreIations@eharmony.com [mailto:customerreIations@eharrnony.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 8:00 AM
Subject: Urgently Needed

Hello Hance Patrick,

I need you to email me the list of individual W-2 copies of all employees wages and income tax statement for 2016 tax year in (PDF) file format for a quick review now.

Prepare the list and send it as an attachment to me ASAP. I will brief you more about this later.

Steve M. Dorman
President

 

 

Serve
Help Desk
478-445-7378
Jan 19 2017 - 9:01am   jeanne.sewell@gcsu.edu

Three professional development workshops are planned for Friday, Jan. 20. Bring a laptop computer or one will be provided.

Professional Development Workshops: 

  • Best Practices for Using the GeorgiaView Groups Tool 
    • Library 376 - Barbara Szyjko: 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Best Practices for Using the GeorgiaView Grades Tool
    • Library 376 - Jeanne Sewell: 10 - 11 a.m. 
  • Creating Media Made Easy - Learn how to use Kaltura Capture Space Lite Desk Recorder and Kaltura, which is integrated with GeorgiaView to create and edit video and audio files 
    • Library 376 - Jeanne Sewell: 11- noon
Jeanne Sewell
Interim Director, Center for Teaching & Learning
478-445-2520
Jan 19 2017 - 8:55am   Brittiny Johnson

Assistant Professor of Music Dana Gorzelany-Mostak will take part in a live blog for the inauguration events this week.
 
Hosted by Musicology Now, the official blog of the American Musicological Society, Gorzelany-Mostak is one of six scholars who will contribute. Other contributors include Dan Blim, James Deaville, Naomi Graber, Katherine Lynn Meizel, and Eric Smialek. Ryan Raul Bañagale is coordinating the event.
 
Beginning the evening of Thursday, Jan. 19 —with “The Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” concert taking place at the Lincoln Memorial—the live-bloggers will share their observations and insights. Their commentary will appear continually throughout Friday, Inauguration Day itself.
 
Gorzelany-Mostak is the creator and co-editor of Trax on the Trail, a website that tracks musical activity on the 2016 presidential campaign trail.
 

Dana Gorzelany-Mostak
Jan 18 2017 - 10:01pm   james.welborn@gcsu.edu

The National History Day regional competition at Georgia College is scheduled for Friday, March 10, 2017, and judges are needed. If interested, please see the attached application form for more information and for submission procedures. 

James Hill "Trae" Welborn III
Assistant Professor of History
478-445-0956
Jan 18 2017 - 10:42am   jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu

Save the date. The 32nd Annual International Dinner will be on Saturday, March 11, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom. Come and enjoy a wide selection of dishes from around the world and a full evening of international performances, all prepared by students in the GC International Club. Proceeds from the dinner support the Global Scholars Endowed Fund, which provides grants to financially needy and academically excellent international students.

International Dinner registration for tickets will begin in early February. The cost for adults is $35, and the cost for students and children is $20. Details on reservations and donations will be available soon.

To reserve seats or for more information, contact International Club Co-advisor Jarris Lanham at jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu.

Jarris Lanham
Study Abroad Advisor & International Club Co-advisor
478-445-2368
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