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Three Georgia College students are visiting the rolling green hills of South Korea this summer – where Buddhist statues, cherry trees and quaint fishing villages dot the countryside.

But their experiences there will be vastly different.

When people travel to Berlin, Germany, they often think of the city’s historic past – from the Weimar Republic to the cruelty of World War II. They think of a once-divided city that today is a tranquil center for the arts, museums, architecture, cuisine and music.

They don’t often think science.

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Jun 23 2017 - 1:26pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Parking and Transportation Services is constantly looking for ways to improve the ease of parking at Georgia College. This past year, a Parking Task Force comprised of cross-campus representation met and developed the following changes to Georgia College’s parking plan.  For additional details, please see the comprehensive parking plan and a list of FAQs posted at gcsu.edu/parkingchanges2017.

Changes to Parking Lot and Space Designations

  • The Adams lot will be converted from a combination Resident and Employee lot to an all Employee lot (provides an additional 35 Employee spaces). The displaced resident students will shift to the Centennial area, which is currently underutilized and will be gaining 170 additional R spaces with the development of land behind the Depot.
  • The Kilpatrick lot will be converted from a combination Commuter and Employee lot to an all Employee lot (provides an additional 56 Employee spaces). The displaced commuter students will shift to the newly-designated all-Commuter West Thomas Street lot as well as to newly-available (time-limited) City/public spaces that were formerly primarily used by employees.
  • The West Thomas Street lot will be converted from a Perimeter lot to a Commuter lot (provides an additional 65 Commuter spaces). The displaced Perimeter lot patrons will shift to the newly-leased Wayne Street lot (designated Perimeter) and to other Perimeter lots.
  • The Old Courthouse lot and Mayfair lot will be designated for Guest Parking (in addition to the current Special Use parking). This will provide 37 Guest spaces in addition to the Special Use spaces in these two lots.  Designation of Guest-only spaces will reduce displacement of patrons parking in other lots.
  • A new gravel lot will be added to the Centennial area, behind the Depot, which will be designated for Resident student parking.  This lot will provide approximately 170 new spaces and is anticipated for Fall 2017. 
  • The City of Milledgeville will be converting 80 spaces along Montgomery (55 spaces) and Clarke (25 spaces) to time-limited City/public spaces. Though these public spaces will not be designated specifically for Commuter students, the two-hours limits will have the effect of benefiting Commuter students.

Changes to Reserved Parking

  • “Reserved” parking for individual employees will be eliminated altogether. (Existing Special Use spaces such as President’s Office, Community Director, etc. will remain.)  The President/Cabinet may designate a very limited number of specific positions/individuals to utilize a reserved space for which the department must pay. The department will be charged a rate of $500/year, in addition to the normal $120 employee parking fee that will be paid by the individual employee. 

Changes to Permit Fees

  • The employee permit fee will be set at $120/year.
  • Guests will not be charged for parking.
  • There is no change to Resident, Commuter or Perimeter permits.

Changes to Guest (Visitor) Parking

  • All large groups (>10 vehicles) visiting the GC campus, including Admissions tour groups, will be directed to park at the Irwin Street lot.  These groups may use the regular GC shuttle service to main campus (which departs every 8 minutes) or charter a special shuttle with Parking and Transportation.
  • The Old Courthouse lot and Mayfair lot will be designated for guest-only parking (in addition to Special Use spaces) in order to reduce/eliminate guests displacing student, faculty, and staff parking.
  • Individual guests of the university (either the guests themselves, or the office hosting them) will coordinate with the Parking and Transportation office to receive a parking permit valid for the appropriate guest lot.
  • Unannounced guests who just “show up” will need to contact Parking and Transportation Services upon their arrival to allow for parking in designated guest lots (signage will be provided to clearly direct them).

Enforcement Hours

  • Parking policies, procedures and regulations will be enforced 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

 

John Bowen
Senior Manager, Parking and Transportation Services
478-445-7435
Jun 23 2017 - 11:42am   kathy.waers@gcsu.edu

Campus Carry House Bill 280, commonly known as the "campus carry" legislation, will take effect on July 1, 2017. All employees of Georgia College are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Campus Carry Information Sessions. 

Information Session                                                                                

June 26

  • 11 a.m. - 2-72 A&S     
  •  3:30 p.m. -  2-72 A&S

June 27

  • 11 a.m. -108 Atkinson Hall
  • 3:30 p.m.-108 Atkinson Hall

June 28

  • 11 a.m. - 2-72 A&S
  •  3:30 p.m. -2-72 A&S

June 29

  • 11 a.m.- 108 Atkinson Hall
  • 3:30 p.m.- 108 Atkinson Hall

June 30 

  • 11 a.m. -Peabody Auditorium
Kathy Waers
Administrative Assistant
478-445-4444
Jun 23 2017 - 8:18am   patricia.hightower@gcsu.edu

Sunday, Jun 25, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Network Services will be upgrading the network equipment in Arts & Sciences, Ina Dillard Russell Library, Kilpatrick Education Center, and Parks Hall. During the upgrades, all Internet, wireless and VoIP phone communications will be unavailable. These upgrades will provide faster internet connections to the end users, the university wireless equipment and greater redundancy to the location. Please report any issues to Serve at 478-445-7378 or Serve@gcsu.edu. Please check the https://unify.gcsu.edu website for updates.

Serve
Serve Help Desk
478-445-7378
Jun 22 2017 - 6:14pm   anna.lumpkin@gcsu.edu

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Georgia College, in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Clery Act, provided notice of a reported strong-arm robbery. The incident was reported to have occurred at the Arts & Science Fountain area in the early hours of June 20. Through further investigation, it has been determined that the incident, in fact, did not occur at Georgia College. Although this reported incident did not occur on campus, the report of the incident serves as a reminder to remain vigilant regarding your safety at all times. If you have information relating to this incident, please contact the Milledgeville Police Department at 478-414-4000. 

Public Safety
478-445-4054
Jun 22 2017 - 3:41pm   Brittiny Johnson

On Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal today attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College. The ceremony followed the Center’s first annual Governor’s Summit on Early Language and Literacy, which included representation from statewide partners and members of the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Georgia Library Association, the Regional Educational Services Association and other county educational teams.

“Today marks a pivotal milestone for both Georgia’s educators and youngest learners,” said Deal. “Early language development and literacy are vital skills for putting our young children on the path to success, and the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy will work tirelessly to ensure our educators are equipped with the right tools and instruction to get them there. I am pleased that my AFY 2017 budget allocated funds to bring this center to life and I look forward to working with its governing board members as they foster a positive impact on children, families, educators and communities across our state.”

Deal first announced plans for the Milledgeville center in February as part of his Amended Fiscal Year 2017 (AFY 2017) and proposed FY 2018 budgets. $2.4 million was allocated in the AFY 2017 budget to create the center, with an additional $2.7 million proposed for the FY 2018 budget.

“The better we prepare and strengthen the skills of our teachers, the more capable and confident they will be in diagnosing road blocks to achievement and helping children become successful,” said First Lady Sandra Deal. “The ability to read well and understand the content is the gift that keeps on giving. This priceless gift provides self-confidence and positive life choices. I believe it is the best economic tool we can give to the State of Georgia.”

The Center’s mission to improve Georgia’s literacy rate is founded in research-based practices for children from birth to age eight, providing support to educators in K-3 classrooms, child care centers and preschools through professional learning and training. The Center will work with universities, technical college early childhood education programs, alternative educator preparation programs and other public and private stakeholders to engage the community at large. Current staff and partners have been collaborating with many state agencies with the goal to provide access to and the ability to reach all counties in Georgia.

“We are grateful to Governor Deal for designating Georgia College as the home of the new Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy,” said Dr. Steve Dorman, president of Georgia College. “We look forward to assisting the Center as it becomes a catalyst for improving the language and literacy skills of young Georgians, which in turn, will lead to an even brighter future for our state.”

In March, Deal announced the creation of the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy board, a nine-member governing board comprised of representatives from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, TCSG, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, the Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia College, the Georgia Board of Education, as well as providers of primary health care and other education advocacy organizations.

“Learning to read and write at an early age sets the foundation for a lifetime of academic success,” said Dr. Kelli Brown, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Georgia College. “By supporting early childhood educators through partnerships and collaboration, the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy will put the state at the forefront of empowerment through education.”

For more information about the Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College, visit www.galiteracycenter.org.

 

Brittiny Johnson
Director of Public Affairs
Jun 22 2017 - 12:15pm   laura.childs@gcsu.edu

This month's Money Monday workshop offered by the USG Employee Well-being office will be held at Georgia Tech on Monday, June 26 at noon. A TIAA representative will provide valuable strategies for improving your investments. See attachment for more information and access to the webinar registration.

Laura Childs
Associate Director: Fitness Operations
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Jun 22 2017 - 11:15am   susan.bergeron@gcsu.edu

The Innovation Station will be closed Monday, June 26 and possibly June 27 to conduct our yearly inventory. We will make an announcement if we will be closed Tuesday, June 27 as well. 

If you need any assistance during our closure, please call 478-445-8324. 

Innovation Station
Jun 22 2017 - 8:42am   doreen.sams@gcsu.edu

For more details on the following topics in the June 22 CUR E-Newsletter, go to http://www.gcsu.edu/murace/council-undergraduate-research:

  • CUR President Susan Larson advocates for undergraduate research in Fargo's The Forum
  • NAS recommends NSF Develop Plan for Social, Behavioral and Economic Science Research
  • URPD sponsor invites conference attendees to view tech platform for undergraduate researchers
  • Summer undergrad researchers: Apply for travel grants to the October National Diversity in STEM Conference
  • Travel grant applications due Aug. 25 for Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
  • Nominations open for Geoscience Information Society's Best Guidebooks Awards
  • CUR event: Creative inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute (November 2017; application deadline: Sept. 25, 2017)
  • CUR event: Initiating and sustaining undergraduate research programs (Jan. 2018; application deadline: Nov. 15, 2017)
  • CUR events and deadlines
Dr. Doreen Sams
Faculty Coordinator for Mentored Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors
478-445-0966
Jun 21 2017 - 5:33pm   emmanuel.little@gcsu.edu

The latest newsletter for our Call Me MISTER program is now live. Check it out here and feel free to share with others: https://www.smore.com/ff8kp

Thank you for your support.

Emmanuel Little
Director of Call Me MISTER & Minority Retention
14784458594
Jun 21 2017 - 4:09pm   victoria.fowler@gcsu.edu

This is a friendly reminder that OneUSG Connect will be unavailable for all employees from 9 p.m. June 23 through June 28. Here is what this means for you:

  • On June 23, bi-weekly employees (or managers) need to enter projected time worked and request absences through Saturday, July 1 in OneUSG Connect timesheet.
  • You will not have access to OneUSG Connect until June 29. Employee Self Service, Manager Self Service and web clocks will not be available.
  • Time clocks will remain available.
  • On June 29, bi-weekly employees need to submit timesheets by 4 p.m. and managers need to approve any absences by 5 p.m. in OneUSG Connect.
  • On June 30, managers need to approve any late bi-weekly absences by 9 a.m. and approve payable time by 1 p.m.
  • Monthly employees who need to make prior period adjustments to their June, or any previous ADP/eTIME timecards, will need to submit paper balance adjustments.

 

If you have questions about OneUSG Connect or this unavailable time, please contact the USG Shared Services Center toll free at 877-251-2644 or by email at sscsupport@ssc.usg.edu.

 

OneUSG Connect Transition Team
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