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Close family members and friends of the late Staff Sergeant Alex French IV, gathered at Georgia College during a Veterans Day Ceremony. The university and Milledgeville community joined to pay their respects to the fallen soldier of Baldwin County with a new war memorial displaying his name.

Newly named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Costas Spirou is no stranger to the educational offerings and opportunities provided through a Georgia College education. Spirou first joined Georgia College in January 2013 as the chair of the Department of Government and Sociology and a professor of sociology and public administration. In August 2015, Spirou became the senior associate provost for academic affairs and director of The Graduate School. 

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Nov 12 2019 - 2:59pm   Brittiny Johnson

Georgia College is monitoring weather conditions in our area, including a Wind Advisory and Freeze Warning. Currently, the campus is planning to operate on a normal schedule for Wednesday, Nov. 13. Any updates will be posted on Front Page (https://frontpage.gcsu.edu/) or using the campus alert system. 

Please exercise caution on the roads as icy conditions could develop overnight in some areas. Stay up to date with the latest weather forecast from the National Weather Service https://www.weather.gov/ffc/.

Public Safety
478-445-4054
Nov 12 2019 - 1:55pm   kate.phillips@gcsu.edu

Thursday, Nov. 14 - The Georgia College Orchestra and high school musicians from the Middle Georgia region will present a side-by-side concert, “Orchestral Classics,” at 7:30 p.m. in Russell Auditorium. Directed by Dr. William McClain, the orchestra will perform George Frideric Handel’s celebrated “Water Music” in its original version, along with other works like “Eline Klein Natchmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This concert will feature Baroque and Classical masterpieces often considered foundations of the orchestral repertoire. A golf cart shuttle will be available from the Peabody parking lot on the corner of W. Montgomery and N. Liberty Streets. A $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please email music@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.

Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, November 14 for our Orchestra Concert!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
478-445-8289
Nov 12 2019 - 1:49pm   kate.phillips@gcsu.edu

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19 - Ten Georgia College music students will perform seven opera scenes at 7:30 p.m. in Max Noah Recital Hall. Each scene contains elements of disguise or deceit with a varied mood of excitement, hopefulness and desolation. The concert—from the Classical, Romantic and 20th-century periods—moves from comedy to sarcasm and festiveness. Operas include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and “The Marriage of Figaro,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Fidelio,” George Bizet’s “Carmen,” Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief,” and Johann Straus Jr.’s “Die Fledermaus.” Faculty members Youngmi Kim and Bradley Sowell are directing with Dr. Dana Gorzelany-Mostak joining in on “Die Fledermaus.” A $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please email music@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.

Please join us Monday or Tuesday, Nov. 18 or 19 for our Opera Scenes Event!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
478-445-8289
Nov 12 2019 - 12:51pm   lucia.badillo@bobcats.gcsu.edu

The Latino Student Association will have a meeting on Thursday, November 14th at 6:00 PM in the HUB! We'll be doing something a little different at this meeting. In an effort to get to know the GCSU Latino community, we'll be sharing stories on what it means to be Latino. We understand that everyone grows up differently within the culture, which may shape everyone in a unique way. This is a safe space for students, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided! 

For more information, please email gclatinostudentassociation@gmail.com

LSA Meeting
Lucy Badillo
LSA President
229-296-5028
Nov 12 2019 - 11:29am   dana.markert@bobcats.gcsu.edu

"Give Thanks, Give Blood" for this Thanksgiving Season. Come out to MSU November 13th and 14th 10-4 to donate your blood during this month of giving back!

Sign up to Table or Volunteer at the Blood Drive: https://givepul.se/yehbez

Sign up to Give Blood: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=1...

 

Dana Markert
7708269692
Nov 12 2019 - 11:28am   dana.markert@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Do you have any extra clothes taking up closet space? Donate your lightly worn clothes to benefiting the less fortunate of Milledgeville to keep those warm this Winter. 

The Public Health Student Organization will be collecting outerwear, shirts, pants, and other winter clothing. You can find collection bins around campus as well as many apartment complexes. 

You can email gc.phso@gmail to find the donation spot nearest you!

dana markert
7708269692
Nov 12 2019 - 11:22am   ava.leone@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Join us today November 13 at 6:30pm in A&S 239 to learn more about upcoming service opportunities and events! Our president, Kendyl Lewis, recently took a trip to Tifton, GA, to learn more about sustainability in small communities. Come learn how just one banana plant can sustain so many different things! 

Ava Leone
Secretary
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Nov 12 2019 - 11:13am   lillian.jandrlich@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Today kicks off the start of Project Lit.  Tabling will ensue from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, November 12th and November 19th. Additional collection times include: Thursdays, November 14th and November 21st. (Times upon request) Project Lit's prime purpose is to create awareness of the continuous legal disposal of hazardous wastes. Consumers should be properly trained on how to disassemble and where to recycle lighter parts. All collected lighters will be cleaned and transformed into an art installation for the college. Excess recyclables will be collected, weighed, and sold as recyclable materials to an environmental disposal company. Proceeds of the project will be donated to Dr. Mutiti's Kabwe project. Project Lit's main focus is protecting the environment from hazardous waste; while embodying waste as art. Please feel free to contact Project Organizer, Lillian Jandrlich, for any additional information, concerns, or pick-up request. lillian.jandrlich@bobcats.gcsu.edu 

Lillian Kight Jandrlich
Student/Project Founder/Project Organizer
912-704-9888
Nov 12 2019 - 11:04am   renee.ritchie@gcsu.edu

Our third candidate for the position of Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students will be on campus on Thursday, November 14th. The search committee invites all faculty, staff and students to attend a presentation and open forum for the candidate from 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm in the Mayfair Hall Presentation Room. Please attend to show support for this very important position. The vita for the candidate is attached: here. 

Suzanne Pittman
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
478-445-6283
Nov 12 2019 - 11:03am   amy.mcdonald@bobcats.gcsu.edu

For the first time in its 94-year history, the Colonnade was recognized on the national stage by the Associated Collegiate Press on Nov. 2.  

Senior Mass Communication major Keegan Casteel's sports game story was one of only 10 recognized on the national stage, competing against all 4-year institutions in the association. 

Her article, "Soccer falls short in PBC championship to PKs" covered the Nov. 7, 2018 loss to Columbus State University in the final round of penalty kicks. 

The Colonnade advisor, Pate McMichael, and three staff members opened the conference with a presentation alongside the Student Press Law Center covering the importance of using documents for factual reporting. 

Senior Writer Miya Banks shared how she used an open records request with the university to discover how many students on campus are unvaccinated. Her reporting revealed that a large majority claimed religious beliefs as a reason to exempt the vaccination requirement at GC.

Managing Editor Lindsay Stevens discussed using open records requests to cover hazing investigations on campus. Stevens covered the hazing accusations of three greek organizations last year and the process that went into the investigations by the school. 

Editor-in-Chief Amy Lynn McDonald explained how she was able to file open records with the Georgia State Patrol, where she received both a preliminary and final report on the bicycle crash last year.

Congrats to the Colonnade on their accomplishments!

If you would like to get involved with this award-winning student media organization, email thegcsucolonnade@gmail.com for more information. 

Amy Lynn McDonald
Editor-in-Chief
770-530-7201
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