It takes 200 volunteers two weeks to transform the 1839 Mansion into a showcase of the season. Georgia College faculty, staff and 50 students work alongside numerous community members to get it ready for thousands of visitors who’ll come to see its bright lights and holiday cheer.
Students from Dr. Peter Rosado Flores’ inorganic chemistry lab and Matt Forrest’s printmaking class collaborated recently to discover the natural chemistry between art and science.
The Hanging of the Greens has become one of Georgia College's biggest traditions and it is a way to celebrate the history of Georgia College by adorning Parks, Atkinson, Terrell, Bell and Ennis Halls. This event will take place on Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m. on front campus. Free food and drinks will be provided.
The open forum scheduled for Monday, Nov. 27 with the candidate for Assistant Vice President of International Education and Director of the International Education Center has been canceled.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Barnes & Noble at Georgia College will be closed Thursday and Friday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, November 27.
Beginning Tuesday, November 28th, Georgia College will host candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Four candidates will interview on campus, and an Open Forum for GC faculty, staff, students, and the public will occur for each candidate on the following dates:
- Candidate 1: Nov. 28th, 11:00 AM - A&S Auditorium
- Candidate 2: Nov. 30th, 11:00 AM - A&S Auditorium
- Candidate 3: Dec. 8th, 11:00 AM - Peabody Auditorium
- Candidate 4: Dec. 11th, 3:00 PM - location TBD
The #GreenFolders are out and interest in Georgia College continues to grow! The Office of Admissions completed the freshman early action admission cycle on Monday, Nov. 20. Early action (EA) is a non-binding deadline that ensures an admission decision before December and consideration for our President's Scholarship Competition.
A record 1735 applications were considered for admission, an increase of 18% when compared to fall 2016.
Admission offers were made to a talented pool of 1,128 academically talented prospective freshmen whose combined average profile represented a 1266 SAT, 28 ACT, and 3.75 GPA. Of these students,16% are from underrepresented ethnic groups, an increase of 78% from fall 2016, with the largest increases of this group being among African-Americans and Asian American students. Twenty-one of these students will be coming to GC from Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Besides the academic accolades, this EA class includes entrepreneurs, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts Gold Awardees, athletes, and other leaders in their respective communities.
It’s become a tradition to celebrate the first successful applicant. This year, Chelsee Tabacchi of Locust Grove, Georgia, gained this designation. Thanks to a little behind-the-scenes work by our Senior Associate Director for Admissions, Will Brown, and Mr. Tabacchi (Chelsee’s Dad), our admissions team was able to pull off quite the surprise!
Congrats to Chelsee, her supporting cast at Locust Grove High School, and her future classmates in #GCSU22! The rolling admission deadline is April 1, 2018. Our office is working hard to continue to find the best candidates for Georgia’s Public Liberal Arts University.
Georgia College student delegates won several awards at the 21st Annual Southeast Model of the African Union (SEMAU) Conference held at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, Nov. 9 - 11.
The conference is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the African continent by simulating the annual meeting of the Heads of State of the African Union which takes place in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Each university within the system and some outside it, like Mercer University, chooses one or more African countries, which it would represent at the simulation.
Under the guidance of faculty advisors, selected students carry out thorough research to understand the policies and attitudes of the chosen country so that they could represent it effectively at the conference. They also inform themselves about the challenges facing the African continent and the possible solutions. Delegates work mainly in committees, debating resolutions submitted by the various country delegations. The exercise constitutes experiential learning or learning beyond the classroom.
The following delegates received the “Honorable Mention” award in the “Outstanding Delegate” category, for their performance in their respective committees:
Elizabeth Osoinach, South Africa, Peace and Security Committee
Emily Grgetic, South Africa, Social Committee
Ashton Whaley, South Africa, Committee on Pan-Africanism and Continental Unity
Madison Lippert, South Africa, Executive Council
Hans Wilson, Nigeria, Executive Council
Cleveland Hurt, Nigeria, Committee on Pan-Africanism and Continental Unity
The South Africa delegation received “Honorable Mention” in the category of “Most Outstanding Delegation.” These delegates include: Dr. Eustace Palmer (advisor), Sabrina Brant, Mary Croy, Emily Grgetic, Chase Lindsey, Madison Lippert, Louis Montes, Elizabeth Osoinach, Ashton Whaley and Yuhei Yabuta.
The Nigerian delegates include: Charles Ubah (advisor), Marshall Braxley, Cleveland Hunt, Evan Jemison, Tamara May, Ian Moran, Tyler Nixon and Hans Wilson.
SEMAU was established in 1997 by the University System Africa Council—one of the five regional councils set up by the Board of Regents. The conference is sponsored by the Board of Regents and the System Council for International Education.
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Serve Help Desk will be closed Thursday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th. The Serve Help Desk will monitor phone and email messages to handle system emergencies while closed. A system emergency is defined as an entire building being offline, Internet access to the campus not working, Banner, Paws, Email, or the main web site being down. We will follow-up on all non-emergency requests on Sunday, November 26th during our regular hours of noon - 6pm.
In the event of an emergency, please contact Public Safety at 478-445-4400.
Get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping! Visit Innovation Station for the Faculty and Staff Appreciation sale on November 30. Door are open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., but pre-order your selection today for fast and easy shopping.
We’ve got the deepest discounts of the year on Apple and PC products and hundreds of stocking stuffers.
Innovation Station also has a huge selection of gift cards for that one person who’s hard to shop for.
The MAX and all on-campus retail dining will close for Thanksgiving Break at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22.
The MAX will re-open for dinner on Sunday, November 26 at 5 p.m. Retail dining, (Chick-fil-A, Subway, The Lunchbox and Books & Brew) will return to normal hours on Monday, November 27.
Faculty, staff, and friends of the university are invited to sign-up to participate in Midnight Breakfast. This is a biannual event where faculty and staff serve breakfast to our students. Volunteers are needed from 9:45 p.m. until midnight.
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
Location: MSU Dining Hall (The MAX)
Training: 9:45 p.m.
Thank you in advance for choosing to participate and serve our students in this wonderful campus tradition.