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As the largest division on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) makes diversity a priority. And the results are remarkable.

There is a unique place where 50 second through 12th grade students can go to imagine a promising future, and Peter Otim, ’13, makes it possible through Create Your Dreams. Located on Atlanta’s west side, the organization steered by Otim, helps children living below the poverty line attain their goals.

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Jan 22 2019 - 12:03pm   courtney.manson@gcsu.edu

Summer orientation is a structured day-long program that offers new students and transfer students the opportunity to establish a link with faculty in their intended major, become familiar with the campus and the array of academic and campus life programs available and "take care of business" to prepare for move-in. This year, we have made a few changes to the Summer Orientation schedule:

Freshman Orientation sessions will be held June 7, 14, 21 and July 12, 19, 26

Transfer Orientation sessions will be held June 20 and July 25

If your office or department would like any brochures or print materials included in student and/or parent orientation bags, please contact Courtney Manson at 478-445-2007 or by email at courtney.manson@gcsu.edu. All materials for bags must be delivered to Mayfair Hall by Friday, May 17, in order to be included. Items received after the requested deadline may not be included, as packets are made in advance for the entire summer. 

 

Courtney Manson
Coordinator, New Student Programs
4784452007
Jan 18 2019 - 2:51pm   omega.hedgepeth@gcsu.edu

Anyone who will enter Payment Requests or approve them and has not been to training, you have one last opportunity.  Monday, February 4, from 2-3 p.m. we will conduct our last training for entering payment requests online.  On April 1, 2018, Accounting Services will no longer accept paper Check Request Forms.  Please contact Daphne Campbell to sign up for training or if you have any questions at 478-445-6093.

Daphne Campbell
Accounting Services
478-445-6093
Jan 18 2019 - 1:55pm   pamela.santamaria@gcsu.edu

Interested in the Disney College Program? Come join us today for Disney Trivia and an Information session about the Disney College Program and application process. Come hear from and ask questions to Disney College Program alumni. We will learn all about the application process, and what to expect from this opportunity.

Tuesday, January 22 | 140 Lanier Hall | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pamela Santamaria
Career Development Coordinator - Career Center
4784455384
Jan 18 2019 - 9:18am   amber.collins@gcsu.edu

Today--Friday, January 18h--is the deadline for offer letter submission to Human Resources for any staff or student bi-weekly new hire or rehire starting on February 10th. Offer letter submission is the first step on the updated start date matrices for all new and rehires. All student and staff offer letters should be sent to HR before extending to them to the new hire or rehire. This helps ensure that we remain compliant with our many institutional, USG, state, and federal regulations.

 

The next bi-weekly start date for eligible new hires and re-hires will be February 24, 2019.

 

*The offer letter templates for students and staff have recently been updated and are available on the intranet for review. Please discard any old saved templates and use the current documents online. We have added an enclosure to the offer letter templates as well--a Georgia Defined Contribution Plan (GDCP) form. A recent update to OneUSG automatically enrolls employees in GDCP if they fall under a certain set of criteria. By offering this form at time we extend the offer, we will be able to identify employees who may be exempt from contributing and an exception to that default enrollment.

 

I’d like to extend a reminder of the Start Date Matrices we have in place for our monthly & bi-weekly paid staff and students. These matrices are in place in order to allow for adequate processing of new hire/rehire paperwork, and to ensure that your new/returning employees have all access they need on the day they are scheduled to report to work. We need all pertinent paperwork (offer letters, PAFs, etc.) prior to the effective date. Please keep these dates in mind as you consider adding/changing information such as, but not limited to:

  • New hires
  • Rehires
  • Extending term dates
  • Changing position titles
  • Adding concurrent position
  • Changing managers/timecard reports to

 

This window of time allows for processing of pre-employment background checks and drug screens (when required), review and processing of PAFs in all pertinent areas, compliance checks regarding eligibility for employment based on federal regulations, and for data entry into multiple systems to ensure all necessary access is granted.

 

Please be mindful of your records and adhere to the start and end dates for all employees. This ensures that we remain compliant with institutional, USG, state, & federal regulations and that we minimize any risk to the institution. If you wish to extend an employee’s original term date, please contact us prior to that date and in accordance with the respective start date matrix per the employee type.

 

All employees MUST meet all required clearances before they are eligible to begin work. There are no exceptions.

 

I have attached the February, March, & April 2019 matrices for monthly paid staff, bi-weekly paid staff, and students (all paid bi-weekly) for quick review of the upcoming months. We communicated changed to this process in October; be mindful of the revised timelines and deadlines in place. Please see the respective tabs/sheets at the bottom of the spreadsheet for each category of employee/pay schedule. If you have any questions about these dates, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or any member of the Employment Services Team.

 

Offer letters must be sent to employment@gcsu.edu for review & approval prior to issuing to your new hires and/or re-hires.

All PAFs should be sent to PAF@gcsu.edu for processing.

Amber Collins
Assistant Director for Employment Services
(478) 445-4236
Jan 18 2019 - 8:40am   pamela.santamaria@gcsu.edu

Interested in the Disney College Program? Come join us for Disney Trivia and an Information session about the Disney College Program and application process. Come hear from and ask questions to Disney College Program alumni. We will learn all about the application process, and what to expect from this opportunity.

Tuesday, January 22 | 140 Lanier Hall | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

 

Pamela Santamaria
Career Development Coordinator - Career Center
4784455384
Jan 18 2019 - 8:11am   Brittiny Johnson

Georgia Power awarded a $10,000 grant to Georgia College’s Call Me MiSTER Program. It's part of a growing relationship with Georgia Power to support a more diverse cadre of educators, particularly black males. The money will primarily fund scholarships for MiSTERs in the program by helping offset costs for tuition and other fees associated with enrollment.

Wayne Grimes, education coordinator supervisor for Georgia Power, presented the check to Dr. Emmanuel Little, director of Call Me MiSTER and minority retention, and two students in the program on Jan. 16.

More information on the Call Me MiSTER Program is available here.

Brittiny Johnson
Jan 17 2019 - 3:41pm   melissa.gerrior@gcsu.edu

We're recruiting! Project BRAVE is currently looking for dedicated students who are passionate about educating their peers about power-based interpersonal violence (sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, etc.), growing their facilitation and leadership skills, and bringing the message of bystander intervention to Georgia College.

If this sounds like you, please consider applying to our Project BRAVE Peer Facilitator program by filling out the form at: www.tinyurl.com/BRAVEPF2019

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2019. Clicking through to the form will also allow you to view the other requirements and expectations of Peer Facilitators.

Melissa Gerrior
Program Coordinator, Women's Center
4784458575
Jan 17 2019 - 2:42pm   stacey.milner@gcsu.edu

On January 30th, 2019, the Cultural Center will host a discussion with Dr. Bernard LaFayette, on Nonviolence in a Time of Civil Unrest: Yesterday and Today.

Dr. LaFayette, an original Freedom Rider, shares his powerful, harrowing, and inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.  Dr. LaFayette will share how from May until November, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives, many enduring savage beatings, and imprisonment – to travel together on buses and trains journeying through the Deep South.  He will share how they intentionally violated Jim Crow Laws and were met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

Dr, Lafayette, Jr. was the co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960 with his college roommate, Rep. John Lewis, and was a core leader of the civil rights movement in Nashville, TN, and in Selma, AL, in 1965. As part of the May 17th Nashville Student Movement Ride, Lafayette endured jail time in Birmingham, riots, and firebombings in Montgomery, AL, and arrest in Jackson, MS, and jail time at Parchman State Prison Farm during June 1961. He directed the Alabama Voter Registration Project in 1962 and was appointed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be National Program Administrator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and National Coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign.

We hope you will join the Cultural Center and welcoming Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. to our campus.  A Meet and Greet will take place in The HUB @Blackbridge Hall at 5:15 pm with discussion to follow in Arts & Science Auditorium at 6:00 pm.

Stacey Milner
Director
478-445-8155
Jan 17 2019 - 11:24am   karen.berman@gcsu.edu

The Theatre and Dance Department presents a free one hour play about Anxiety by our guest artist Bill Doan entitled "Frozen in the Toilet Paper Aisle of Life" on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Black Box Theatre. For information call 478-445-4226. It is free and for mature audiences.

Dr. Karen Berman
Chair and Artistic Director
478-445-1980
Jan 17 2019 - 8:24am   Brittiny Johnson

The annual Zeta Tau Alpha strawberry sale this spring has just begun! We will sell strawberries in full-flats (8 regular boxes) for $27 and half-flats (4 regular boxes) for $15 from now to Feb. 10, 2019. We will also sell a variety of wonderful scented candles between $14 and $16.

If you are interested, please reach out to any ZTA sister or email ztakuphilanthropy@gmail.com for any more information you would like! All purchased items will be delivered to you, and for faculty to your offices on Friday, March 8. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards scholarship funding for our chapter, which helps us tremendously!

Madison Carangelo
ZTA Director of Philanthropy
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