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First in a series: Since implementation of Dr. Steve Dorman's Diversity Action Plan in 2013, improvements have been made to raise numbers of underrepresented faculty and students on campus. But administrators say there's more work to do.
CTL will offer the following workshops next week.
Monday, November 26, 8:00 to 8:45 and 3:00 to 3:45, Library 376: "Classroom Management Techniques: Working with Difficult Students." Students don't always behave exactly as we may hope. In this session, Dr. Cynthia Alby, College of Education, will identify strategies to both minimize the quantity of student behavior issues and handle those issues that still occur despite our best efforts.
Tuesday, November 27, 12:00 to 12:45, Library 376: "Utilizing Video in Your Classes." To ensure that our course materials are accessible for all learners, we need to create and use videos that include close captioning. In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own close-captioned instructional videos using the Kaltura software. We encourage you to have access to one of your instructional videos so that you can begin using the Kaltura video-editing tools.
Wednesday, November 28, 12:00 to 12:45, Library 376: "Best Practices in Community-Based Learning: Working with Community Partners." An essential component of successful community-based learning is developing sustainable, mutually beneficial relationships with community partners. In the workshop, Dr. Sandra Godwin, Department of Government and Sociology, will share tips on how to collaborate with community members and organizations for effective partnerships.
The Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee wants to know more about your parking habits. This info will help the committee make recommendations that make Georgia College a better place to park. The survey will only take a few minutes.
Study Abroad Night at Blackbird coffee will be Monday, November 26th, 7 to 9 p.m. Georgia College study abroad ambassadors who went abroad last year will help GC students learn about study abroad options and answer questions. Students can drop by the Nest in Blackbird (the new space with the stage) any time 7 – 9 p.m. to pick up study abroad information, play games and enjoy some free Blackbird coffee and snacks. Prizes and food for this event are sponsored by Blackbird, The Brick, 42nd Floor, Cravings, Mac’s Yaks, Amici and Doodle's cupcakes. For more information, email GC study abroad intern Patrick Steimer at Patrick.email@example.com.
Please take note of the special Thanksgiving holiday hours for Dining Services.
Tuesday: The MAX closes at 2 p.m., The Bobcat Food Court (Chick-fil-A and Subway) close at 5 p.m., Books and Brew and Einstein's Bagels close at 3 p.m.
Wednesday: The Bobcat Food Court (Chick-fil-A and Subway) are open until 2pm
Thursday - Saturday: All dining locations closed
Sunday: The MAX reopens for dinner service at 5 p.m.
Normal hours will resume on Monday morning.
The Innovation Station is excited to announce out new trade in program. In the past our trade in program has only offered trade ins on Apple laptops. Now we are able to offer our customers an option for those who want to trade in PC products. This new trade in program is here just in time for our Customer Appreciation Sale November 29th.
We welcome you to stop by to receive a quote for your trade in value. Our helpful staff will guide you though the decision making process. We can offer you the answers you need to feel confident in your purchase.
It's sizzle time! Stone Steakhouse is coming to The MAX on November 28th! Guests will choose between a 10oz NY strip, filet, or ribeye with loaded potato and broccoli side. Along with a juicy steak, guests will enjoy a wedge salad, garlic knots, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Reserve your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2K9Phj3
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The next M.O.V.E. (Multicultural Organization that Values Empowerment) meeting will be Thursday, November 29 at 4:30p.m. It will be held at the HUB at 111 S. Clarke Street. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
We are scheduled to migrate our Banner Student Information System to a newer version, Banner 9, that will be managed by GeorgiaBest in Athens. This migration will begin at close of business on Wednesday, 11/28/18 and should conclude on Tuesday, 12/04/18. During this migration, you will only have query access to the Banner Student Information System, including PAWS. This means that you will only be able to view or display information and will not be able to make any changes or updates. Any updates made during the migration will not be converted and will not be available in the new Banner 9 environment. Please plan accordingly.
Additionally, due to the integration with Banner, Xtender will be unavailable for scanning in new documents or editing existing documents during this time. You will continue to have access to retrieve documents for viewing during this outage.
Services impacted during this migration period include:
- Registration, including add/drop, will be closed
- Waitlists will be suspended
- No schedule changes can be made
- No holds can be added or released
- Fall 2018 grading will be unavailable
- No adjustments can be made to your financial aid status or awards
- No payments can be submitted
D2L will not be impacted and can continue to be used during the Banner outage.
We will send another reminder regarding the migration period before the migration begins.
If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please reach out to one of the contacts below.
Project Manager: Dennis Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, 478-445-5275
General: Kearstin Moreland, email@example.com, 478-445-2601
Registrar: Kay Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 478-445-6286
Financial Aid: Shannon Simmons, Shannon.email@example.com, 478-445-5149
Business Office: Adam Fathi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 478-445-8516
The reports from President Dorman and Provost Brown for the November 16, 2018 meeting of the university senate are attached here.
“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” Meister Eckhart
Take a pause after reading this sentence and think of one thing for which you are grateful. What came to mind? Was it something big or small or somewhere in between? We all have something to feel gratitude for even when we experience the darkest of days. We can be thankful for our bodies, our eyesight that allows us to read these words. Maybe it’s our car that we were able to drive to work this morning. Maybe it’s the time we got to spend with a loved one. If you are thinking right now that you simply cannot find something to be grateful for then this is precisely when you need gratitude the most. It is relatively easy to appreciate the things that we have and the life that we lead when life is going our way. It is infinitely more difficult to be appreciative when life becomes challenging and we feel little control over ourselves and our surroundings. Again, this is when we need gratitude the most. We may have to dig deep but gratitude can be cultivated if we take the time to notice. People who practice gratitude find that life becomes more tolerable. Not because all their struggles go away, but because they learn to balance the scales by noticing what is working instead of what isn’t.
Take the time today to be grateful for three things. It can be anything. Whatever it is, big or small, give yourself the gift of gratitude.
See this website for 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. https://pageflutter.com/30-day-gratitude-challenge/