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Georgia College made its debut on the Carnegie Hall stage this month in a bold and gutsy way – premiering two songs never before heard with choir, piano or orchestra. They’d only been imagined in the creative, silent depths of the composers’ minds.

Georgia College marketing students will be immersed in the Spanish culture for an entire month. Their visit begins in Madrid, the capital of Spain, and takes the students on a cross-country learning and cultural experience.

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTSAdd an Announcement
Jun 21 2018 - 3:15pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Innovation Station will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, June 25-26, to conduct our annual inventory, but we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.  

While we’re busy doing inventory, take a moment to follow Innovation Station on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Charles Cruey
Manager, Innovation Station
478-445-8324
Jun 21 2018 - 2:54pm   Brittiny Johnson

The Georgia College Leadership Institute (GCLI) – an intensive, seven-month leadership growth and development program for Georgia College staff and administrative faculty – is now soliciting applications and nominations for our next cohort of scholars.  Next year’s program will begin in September 2018.

Participant Eligibility Criteria:

  • Employment at GC for a minimum of three years (upon program start date).
  • Positive performance evaluations for past three consecutive years.
  • Demonstrated potential for future leadership growth at Georgia College.
  • Minimum bachelor's degree and any other qualifications typically required for “next level” position.
  • Current management level/job title equivalent to Supervisor, Manager, Director, Chair or above.
  • Submission of resume or vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation supporting the application (one personal and one professional).
  • Personal statement (no more than one page) sharing why the participant wishes to take part in the Georgia College Leadership Institute, including how his/her participation will benefit both him/her and Georgia College, and including how this program supports his/her career goals. 
  • Supervisor's approval and pledge of full support for participation in the program.

To nominate someone to take part in the program, please ensure that he/she meets the eligibility requirements above, and then email his/her name, position title, department, and your reason(s) for submitting the nomination to kyle.cullars@gcsu.edu no later than 5pm on Monday, July 2, 2018.  Eligible nominees will be contacted to request their applications to the program.

To apply personally, please email a statement indicating that you meet each of the eligibility requirements above – to kyle.cullars@gcsu.edu.  Be sure to attach the required application documents indicated above as well.  All application materials are due in a single email message with attachments no later than 5pm Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

More information about the Georgia College Leadership Institute available here. 

Purpose:

The Georgia College Leadership Institute strengthens Georgia College by identifying, attracting, developing, and retaining top talent for the university.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Participants will have a firm understanding of leadership and a roadmap for their continued leadership development.  They will have greater confidence and will be more comfortable and more successful in filling leadership roles.
  • Participants will know themselves better and will be better equipped to influence others positively through their strengths while minimizing the negative impact of their weaknesses.
  • Participants will understand and be committed to the larger GC vision and mission.  Their perspectives will be broadened beyond a departmental view, which will be evident in their decision-making and in how they collaborate with people from other departments.
  • Participants will know they are valued by Georgia College, and both morale and productivity at GC can be expected to increase over time.
  • Georgia College’s reputation will be strengthened as it becomes known for its commitment to developing its people.

 

Components of the Program:

  •     Kickoff Dinner with President and Executive Panelists
  •     In-Class Teaching, with Interactive Group Exercises and Activities
  •     Personal Assessment(s)

                 Personality Test/Inventory/Profile (DiSC)

                 Leader Level Assessment

  •     20 Hours of Shadowing/Mentoring (within Georgia College, or elsewhere if justified and departmental budget allows for travel; list of available mentors will be provided)
  •     Application Project and Presentation
  •     Graduation Luncheon with President
  •     Growth of Job/Increased Responsibilities
  •     Commitment of participants to work with future cohorts and to work with GC's student leadership programs
  •     Annual Alumni Event/Activity to “close the loop” and report on progress of participants

 

Topics:

  • Participants' Pre-Program Goals (As feasible, program will be tailored to meet these)
  • Leadership
    • Who, What, When, Where, Why, How?
    • The Laws of Leadership; What Great Leaders Do
    • Leadership at Georgia College
  • Off-Site Leadership Event - TBD (Past years have included “Live2Lead” with John Maxwell, Dan Cathy, Liz Wiseman, Simon Sinek, Warrick Dunn, Dave Ramsey, Don Yaeger, and Cheryl Bachelder in Duluth, GA)   
  • Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence
  • Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Highly Effective Teams
  • Leader Levels and the Development Journey
  • Mission/Vision/Values
  • Growing Others - Including the importance of connection, relationships and legacy
  • Application Project and Presentation of “Personal Takeaway’s”
  • Participants' Post-Program Goals - How have they changed?  Where is growth evident?

Program Schedule/Logistics:

  • One cohort per academic year (10-15 participants)
  • Staff and administrative faculty
  • Seven or eight full-day sessions, including an off-site leadership event
  • Meet on Tuesdays, once per month (break for holidays and to accommodate the academic calendar)

Tentative Schedule (for 2018-2019):

  • Sep 10, 2018, 6pm – Kickoff Dinner with President and Executive Panelists
  • Sept 11
  • Oct 11, 12 – Off-Site Event (travel to ATL Oct 11 pm; return to GC by 6pm on 12th)
  • Nov 6
  • Dec 11
  • Jan 15, 2019
  • Feb 12
  • Mar 5 – Presentation of Application Projects to Executive Cabinet
  • Apr 9 – Graduation Luncheon

No overnight travel required, except one night for off-site leadership event.

Will meet away from central campus, to limit distractions from "normal work" (West Campus Center/Lake Laurel/Other Locations).

Lunch and morning/afternoon snacks provided.

 

Kyle Cullars
Assistant Vice President - Auxiliary Services and Organizational Development
Jun 21 2018 - 11:45am   Aubrie Sofala

Due to a technical issue, announcements and events submitted to Front Page from Tuesday, June 19 to this morning were lost while bringing the website back online. University Communications has worked to input all announcements and events submitted by campus during the dates mentioned. If you submitted any information between those dates to Front Page, please ensure your information is on Front Page and accurate.  

Please be informed that if you try to access announcements and events via the Front Page Daily News email you receive every morning for the affected dates, links may not work due to a change in URLs. 

Thank you, and please contact us at 445-8677 if you have questions.

University Communications

Aubrie Sofala
Jun 21 2018 - 10:37am   joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu

On July 1, 2018, the Board of Regents is amending their travel policy

regarding one day meals. For one day travel occurring on or after July 1,

2018, we will no longer reimburse any meals (for travel without an

overnight hotel stay).

 

Although Statewide Travel Policy 4.5 allows for meal per diem during

non-overnight travel when employees travel more than 50 miles from their

residence and primary workstation on a work assignment AND are away for

more than twelve (12) hours, the USG *does not* provide meal per diem during

non-overnight travel due to the IRS taxable compensation implications./

 

If you have any questions about this policy, please call Accounting

Services

at 445-1178.

Omega Hedgepath
Jun 21 2018 - 10:33am   joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu

Please take a few moments to take the Office of Legal Affairs Satisfaction

Survey. Your feedback on is important to our efforts to provide quality

customer service to all of Georgia College. We would greatly appreciate

your

participation in this survey.

 

The information gathered will be anonymous and participation is voluntary.

 

Please access the survey by clicking on this link [1].

 

cathy.stevens@gcsu.edu, Tue, 2018-06-19 15:57

 

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Cathy Stevens
Jun 21 2018 - 10:31am   joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu

Sassy Cats Dance Team will be hosting tryouts for the 2018-19 season

Saturday, Aug. 4 in the Centennial Center. Tryouts will begin at 10 a.m.

but

participants are encouraged to arrive early to provide ample time for the

check-in process.

 

 

 

Students interested in trying out for the team will be required to have a

cleared physical as well as a completed tryout waiver. The tryout waiver

and

physical form are available at:

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For more information or questions about the tryout process please contact

Sassy Cats captain *Jennifer Harris* at jennifer.harris1@bobcats.gcsu.edu

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Alan Weston
Jun 21 2018 - 10:29am   joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu

Rising temperatures result in increased electric prices above the normal

operating price for Georgia College.  In effect for today, Wednesday, June

19th:

 

As in the past, the campus community is urged to be aware of electricity

usage in offices, labs, residence halls and other spaces, especially

during

the peak hours of 1 to 8 p.m.

 

In your respective areas of work or residence, turn off and/or unplug any

item that will not be needed for immediate use. If you have access

to windows, consider using the natural light. If you need light, please

turn lights off when you leave your office or residence. Lighting, in

particular, produces a double savings of electricity when it is turned

off.

If you have a thermostat in your area, set the temperature to 68 F.

Additionally, turn off/unplug computers, monitors, printers, copier

machines,

lab instruments and other equipment as you leave for the day. All of these

activities will help tremendously.

 

The Office of Facilities Operations staff will conduct walkthroughs of key

buildings on campus to turn off classroom and other unoccupied space

lighting and individual AC units where possible and in unused spaces. Key

buildings include Arts and Sciences, Centennial Center, Health Sciences,

Kilpatrick, Parks Memorial, Peabody Auditorium, Russell Auditorium,

Student Activities Center and the Wellness and Recreation Center. If

Facilities Operations staff attempts to turn off lighting or

heating equipment in areas where it is needed, please inform them of the

need and they will gladly accommodate.

 

The Office of Sustainability and the Department of Facilities

Operations would like to thank everyone for your cooperation and

understanding in this matter. When we work together to take basic steps to

reduce energy consumption, we enable the university to save money that can

be directed to more pressing needs which serve the academic, research  and

outreach mission.

 

We urge you to assist with communications by passing this information

along

to the campus community. If you have comments or questions, please do not

hesitate to call/email the following contacts:

 

Mark Duclos, Director of Facilities Operations,

478-445-6546, mark.duclos@gcsu.edu

Lori Strawder, Chief Sustainability Officer,

478-445-7016, lori.strawder@gcsu.edu

Lori Strawder
Jun 21 2018 - 10:27am   joshua.smith4@gcsu.edu

Fiscal year-end is coming. Georgia College is responsible for insuring

thatfinancials for the institution are accurately accounted for before

closing out the fiscal year June 30, 2018. This includes making sure that

any funding that can possibly lapse (go back to the state) is expended and

accounted for properly. Being a state entity, we have to follow certain

purchasing policies and procedures which include deadlines for purchases

on

varying dollar amounts. To insure that expenditures are reported properly

during the transition of fiscal years, we have included deadlines on

receiving transactional items. The following deadlines are necessary to

insure that transactions are properly executed and that our financials are

appropriately reported.

 

CRITICAL DEADLINES/DATES:

 

Accounting Services cutoff dates:

 

June 20, 2018 ­ Paper travel expense statements, when accepted, due by

5:00

p.m. These will only be appropriate for non-employee, encumbered, or

International travel.

 

Please feel free to contact any of the following offices for additional

information or clarification:

Purchasing (Purchase Orders and P-Cards) ­ (478) 445-4458

Petty Cash ­ (478) 445-5651

Check Request ­ (478) 445-6540

Payroll ­ (478) 445-6096

Travel Reimbursements, Travel Advances and Year-End Travel ­ (478)

445-1178

Kelly Rickman
Jun 21 2018 - 10:11am   lori.strawder@gcsu.edu

Increased electric prices above the normal operating price continue for Georgia College. In effect for today, Thursday, June 21:

The campus community is urged to continue to be aware of electricity usage in offices, labs, residence halls and other spaces, especially during the peak hours of 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In your respective areas of work or residence, turn off and/or unplug any item that will not be needed for immediate use. If you have access to windows, consider using the natural light. If you need light, please turn lights off when you leave your office or residence. Lighting, in particular, produces a double savings of electricity when it is turned off. If you have a thermostat in your area, set the temperature to 68 F. Additionally, turn off/unplug computers, monitors, printers, copier machines, lab instruments and other equipment as you leave for the day. All of these activities will help tremendously.

The Office of Facilities Operations staff will conduct walkthroughs of key buildings on campus to turn off classroom and other unoccupied space lighting and individual AC units where possible and in unused spaces. Key buildings include Arts and Sciences, Centennial Center, Health Sciences, Kilpatrick, Parks Memorial, Peabody Auditorium, Russell Auditorium, Student Activities Center and the Wellness and Recreation Center. If Facilities Operations staff attempts to turn off lighting or heating equipment in areas where it is needed, please inform them of the need and they will gladly accommodate.

The Office of Sustainability and the Department of Facilities Operations would like to thank everyone for your cooperation and understanding in this matter. When we work together to take basic steps to reduce energy consumption, we enable the university to save money that can be directed to more pressing needs which serve the academic, research  and outreach mission.

We urge you to assist with communications by passing this information along to the campus community. If you have comments or questions, please do not hesitate to call/email the following contacts: 

Mark Duclos, Director of Facilities Operations, 478-445-6546, mark.duclos@gcsu.edu
Lori Strawder, Chief Sustainability Officer, 478-445-7016, lori.strawder@gcsu.edu

Lori Strawder
Chief Sustainability Officer
4784457016
Jun 20 2018 - 4:25pm   Aubrie Sofala

Please note this policy change to the Employee Meal Plan, which will go into effect on July 1.  

Full-time Georgia College employees may purchase a discounted Employee Meal Plan (block of 20 meals for $105.77) via payroll deduction. To sign up for an Employee Meal Plan, visit the cashier stand at The MAX to complete the appropriate form.  

Once an employee submits a meal plan form, Payroll will begin deducting the amount from the employee’s paycheck within the next available pay period. Employees can select to have the full amount deducted in one check or break up payments over multiple pay periods.  Payroll will deduct $52.89/month for two months for monthly employees (faculty or staff), $26.44 for four pay periods for biweekly employees (faculty or staff), or $105.77/one-time deduction for any employee that chooses this option.  

The 20 meal swipes expires when all meals have been used or 24 months from purchase whichever occurs first. 

If the employee uses all twenty meals prior to the payout of the deduction they may purchase another 20 Meal Plan block using the process outlined above, which could mean multiple deductions for meal plans during a single pay period. However, if the employee’s meal plan balance owed to the University exceeds $300, the employee will be notified by Auxiliary Services that they cannot purchase additional meal plans until the balance is below $300.

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