Dr. Eduardo Mercado knows Milledgeville. The current Martha Daniel Newell Visiting Scholar spent the first 20 years of his life as a native, attending Baldwin County High School, going on to study computer science at Georgia College and eventually leaving to pursuing his degree at Georgia Tech.
A shiny jewel-colored beetle that’s killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in the United States is heading this way. And Georgia College is taking the lead on finding a solution.
The next installment of Milly's Science Cafe, hosted by the GC STEM club, will be about the Zika virus. It takes place in The Nest in Blackbird at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 with free coffee (first-come first-served).
The format will be a trivia competition. Teams will compete to get the most points by answering questions about Zika virus. Correct answers will be elaborated on by Dr. Kasey Karen, who will also try to answer any questions you might have. The winning team will get a prize!
This is a call for papers for the Women's and Gender Studies Symposium. More information available here.
The Office of Inclusive Excellence (OIE) continues our Civility Development Workshop Series this semester with "Uncivil Gadgets? Changing Technologies and Civil Behavior" on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the MSU Donahoo Lounge at 12:30 p.m.
Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat. New technologies have drastically altered our everyday behavior and how we interact with one another. How do emerging technologies affect our conduct, both civil and uncivil? Join our panel discussion as we examine how the influence of technology impacts our behavior.
The panelists are:
- Omar Odeh, associate vice president for Strategic Communications, University Communications
- Dr. Kristen English, associate professor, Department of Mass Communication
- Dr. Whitney Heppner, assistant professor, Department of Psychology
This is a part of the Georgia College 3Rs Initiative. For more information, contact the Office of Inclusive Excellence at 478-445-4233.
For Georgia Arbor Day, the Georgia College grounds department kicked off GC’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration by planting five Dogwood trees at the Underwood House. This celebration will continue in the upcoming weeks leading to National Arbor Day on April 28. Thanks to you, last year’s celebration was a huge success, and we are once again inviting all individuals and groups to plant a tree on campus.
Please contact Aaron Seay, firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a time for you or your group to plant a tree. Together, we can help keep our campus beautiful for generations to come.
In an effort to provide Georgia College faculty and staff training and development resources, the Office of Human Resources will host a workshop on motivating employees.
This workshop is designed to show managers the best way to motivate employees and as a result gain engaged, motivated and confident employees.
Topics Covered include:
- Defining Motivation and The Manager’s Role
- Why Employee Motivation is Important
- Methods of Motivating Others
- Identifying Personality Types
- Setting Clear & Defined Goals
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Russell Library – Conference Room 302 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Please use the following link to register for the event as seating is limited: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/motivating-employees-manager-workshop-ticke...
Come join us for the Nursing and Health Career Expo Monday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom. Pre-registration is not required to attend. If you're looking for a job, internship or externship in nursing or other health fields, over 25 organizations will be in attendance offering full-time and part-time jobs, internships and summer opportunities in the health and wellness field. This event has everything, and all majors interested in health careers should attend. This expo will have full-time nursing jobs and summer externships, graduate school opportunities in health sciences and networking opportunities for pre-med or other pre-professional students. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet over 25 health-related organizations in one place.
Employers registered to attend include the Augusta VA Medical Center, Baldwin County Department of Family and Children Services, Emory Healthcare, Ethica, Fairview Park Hospital, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health, Falling Creek Camp, HCA Healthcare, Houston Medical Center, Medical Center-Navicent Health, Oconee Regional, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Putnam County Health Department, Wellstar Health Center and more. Visit www.tinyurl.com/gcnursingexpo17 for a full list of employers.
Georgia College’s The Cat’s Meow presents its annual Milly Melodies a cappella invitational concert on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom. The concert will feature The Cat’s Meow and guest groups: UGA Noteworthy from the University of Georgia and the Mercer Bearitones from Mercer University.
“I'm excited to see the types of things other schools have prepared, and how it compares to what we do,” said John Mitchell, sophomore music education major.
The concert will feature songs spanning several decades and genres of music, including rock, pop, R&B, indie, TV themes and hip-hop. It will also feature songs from famous artists, such as George Michael, Bon Jovi, The Jackson 5, Kenny Loggins, Broadway’s “Hamilton” and many more.
Both UGA Noteworthy and the Mercer Bearitones competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA). UGA Noteworthy has also been featured on the Best of Collegiate A Cappella Compilation CD.
“I’m very excited about the variety we have with the guest groups being an all-female group and an all-male group. It adds a good variety to the concert and contrasts well with our co-ed group,” said Stephen Hutchings, director of The Cat’s Meow.
For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Flory, professor of music and director of choral activities at email@example.com or 478-445-4839.
Some serious and “really goofy” 20th- and 21st-century music will be played at “Quirks” Thursday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Max Noah Recital Hall. This funky concert features “quirky tuba player” and low brass professor Bill Pritchard. Two songs, written especially for Pritchard, will be played: “Widening Circles” by Tim Crump and, with electronic tuba, “Music for a Vacuum Cleaner” by Olivia Kieffer, a new percussion instructor at Georgia College. Kieffer will play percussion, and staff accompanist Lev Ryabinin will play piano. “Quirks” by John Hadden will also be performed. Pritchard plays tuba with the Midtown Brass Quintet, the acclaimed Georgia Brass Band, New Atlantic Philharmonic, John’s Creek Symphony Orchestra and Ludwig Symphony.
Admission is free, but a $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through the GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information go to gcsu.edu/music or call 478-445-8289.
Companies are aggressively marketing techniques for improving brain function, delaying the onset of mental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and counteracting cognitive declines associated with aging. There are also increasing efforts to integrate brain-based technologies into educational programs. Warring neuroscientists may determine the future of schools and rehabilitation programs. Join Newell Scholar Dr. Eduardo Mercado as he explores this topic. The event will take place March 1 in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium from 7-8 p.m.
IT will be performing maintenance on the campus network Friday night, Feb. 24, 2017, from 10 until 11 p.m. The work may cause temporary interruptions to some internal services during this timeframe. After completion, if you experience any issues or have questions, please contact the Serve at 478-445-7378 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.