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Thanks to the response from staff across campus during the closure, students staying on campus were taken care of and clean up was smooth and seamless. By the time, students and employees returned Thursday, Sept. 14, they could hardly tell a major storm had just blown through.

The book contains numerous videos as well as photographs that highlight the unique and fascinating science and history for educators throughout the state.

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Sep 24 2017 - 8:11am   Brittiny Johnson

The August 2017 edition of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Magazine featured an article written by Dr. John Lounsbury, dean emeritus of the College of Education. Lounsbury’s article, titled “Reflections on Teaching and Learning: Educators have a responsibility to guide moral development of youth,” is available here. (Page 9)

Lounsbury came to Georgia College in 1960 after being recruited by former president Dr. Robert E. Buzz Lee. Revered as a national leader in the field of middle grades education, he continues to research and publish. He also remains active at Georgia College even though he has been retired since 1983.

 

Brittiny Johnson
Director of Public Affairs
Sep 22 2017 - 3:49pm   Margaret Brown

Georgia College senior Martin Wilson dreamt of having a paper published since he was a sophomore. After he studied in Santiago, Chile, in May, he got his chance earning the top, front-page spot in PulsAmérica for his feature, “Economy: Is the Chilean Economy Ready for Graphene?: The Latin American Tiger is at an Existential Crossroads.”

“When I was in Chile, I told Dr. Nicholson about how I only had another year to accomplish my goal,” said Wilson. “He offered to help get me started and edit my paper.”

While in Santiago, Wilson learned how vital copper is to the Chilean economy. He began researching this and also discovered how the new substance—graphene—could pose a threat to copper.

“I read an article on how this crazy new substance has all the science-fiction-like properties,” he said. “Graphene fit perfectly with my topic interest, so I hit the ground running.”

The more research Wilson did, the more he was surprised to learn that few academics addressed the Chilean economy and graphene.

“It wasn’t hard to work on this project because graphene is something that a millennial, like myself, should know about,” he said. “It’s going to change technology forever assuming the industry continues to grow at its current rate. I was excited to put this out there.”

His professor commends Wilson for his work in putting the country’s history together with economic trends that they learned about in meetings with business leaders while they were in Santiago.

“His analysis melds the humanities and economics in a way that offers a deep understanding of contemporary Chile,” said Dr. Brantley Nicholson, assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American Culture. “It resonates beyond the singular focus of professional and academic silos.”

 

Margaret Brown
Communications Coordinator
478-445-5579
Sep 22 2017 - 3:03pm   alan.weston@gcsu.edu

The Bobcat Competition Cheer Team will be hosting tryouts for the 2017-18 season Monday, Sept. 25 in the Centennial Center. Tryouts will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the west court, but athletes are encouraged to arrive early to provide ample time for the check-in process.

Athletes interested in trying out for the team will be required to have a cleared physical from the past six months as well as their Bobcat Card.

The attire for tryouts is to have black spanks, black tank top, white socks with white cheer shoes and a white bow in your hair (straight ponytail). Tryouts will consist of stunting, tumbling (running and standing), jumps and a cheer. All tumbling will be required on a hard cheer floor, but participants also may be asked to throw some standing tumbling on the basketball court for future basketball games.

For more information about appropriate attire or tryout criteria please contact head coach Kirstie Murner via email at GCCheerleading@gmail.com .

The Georgia College Cheer program has established a competitive reputation over 25 years by winning multiple NCA National Collegiate Cheer and Dance competitions and titles. The Georgia College Cheer program is also recognized as one of the Southeast’s top Division II programs.

Kirstie Murner
Head Cheer Coach
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Sep 22 2017 - 3:01pm   sara.cordova@gcsu.edu

The 2017-2018 Staff Council Survey is now open. Staff Council would like to encourage all staff to complete our annual survey. We gather this information to find out what matters most to you on campus in order to guide our planning for the year.

Click on the link here ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeYqh57FalSCz40_XT_CflSfpm9bXDx...) to complete the survey. We look forward to your feedback.

Sara Cordova
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Sep 22 2017 - 2:58pm   alan.weston@gcsu.edu

The Georgia College baseball program and head coach Jason Eller are set to host their annual GC Baseball Prospect Camps Sunday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 5.

Designed for individuals from ninth to 12th grade who seek evaluation of their game, the camps also provide advice for how to play baseball at the collegiate level.

Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. at John Kurtz Field, located at 132 West Campus Drive (GC West Campus). Participants are to report to camp 30 minutes before their designated time-slot and to bring a lunch. Each session will be limited to the first 40 registered players.

Instruction will cover hitting, outfield play, infield play, catching and pitching. At the end of each session, Coach Eller and his staff will hold an informational Q&A on NCAA rules and regulations, including information on the recruiting process.

For more information, visit https://gcsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5AoBvQZ6EMV75d3 or contact recruiting coordinator Nolan Belcher at nolan.belcher@gcsu.edu .

Nolan Belcher
Assistant Baseball Coach
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Sep 22 2017 - 12:44pm   toi.franks@gcsu.edu

Apple has announced the release of their new operating system, macOS High Sierra. The software will be available from the App Store as a free download beginning Sept. 28.

Over the coming weeks, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) will be testing macOS High Sierra for compatibility with the standard Georgia College software. With any new major operating system release there are incompatibilities with applications that need to be addressed by the software manufacturers. If you choose to upgrade a Georgia College owned Mac before DoIT has completed the compatibility testing, some software may not work as expected. 

For any questions or concerns regarding the release of macOS High Sierra, please contact Serve.

Serve
Help Desk
478-445-7378
Sep 22 2017 - 12:02pm   kathryn.johnston@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Have you heard? You can now make appointments with the Career Center online in Unify! In order to make an appointment, all you have to do is log in to Unify with your Bobcat's email and password, click the 'Start Here' tab, click the bar that says 'Schedule an Appointment,' and select the Career Center. It's that easy!

The Career Center can help students of all majors and years with:

  • Resume/CV/Cover Letter Reviews
  • Exploring Career Options
  • Changing/Exploring Majors
  • Full-Time Job Search Help
  • Grad/Professional School Help
  • Internships
  • Interview Skills Help
  • LinkedIn/Networking
  • Mock Interviews
  • Part-Time Job Search
  • Preparing for a Career Fair
  • Professionalism
  • Senior Year Check-In
  • Strategic Career Planning

    And more!

Make an appointment online with the Career Center today and take advantage of these resources. We are here to help you!
 

Dwayne Peterson
Assistant Director of Career Development
478-445-5818
Sep 22 2017 - 8:34am   steven.jones@gcsu.edu

Every semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning coordinates a mid-semester course feedback program. A faculty peer trained in the Group Instructional Feedback Technique will visit one or more of your classes and meet with students for about 20 minutes to identify things that are going well in the course and get their feedback on things that can be improved, including what they as students can do to improve.

The faculty member will then meet with you confidentially to share the students’ feedback. Consultations are available beginning next week through Oct.13. Please use this form to request a consultation. If you would like to be trained in the technique and serve as a peer consultant, please contact ctl@gcsu.edu. More information at http://www.gcsu.edu/ctl/midterm-course-feedback.

Steven Jones
Assistant Director for Faculty Development, CTL
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Sep 21 2017 - 5:03pm   rachel.pope@gcsu.edu

The University System of Georgia is excited to announce that we will again host a systemwide HealthTrails challenge. The Fall 2017 HealthTrails Challenge is designed to encourage you and your colleagues to follow a path to better health. This challenge not only highlights participating in healthy behaviors, but also contributes to team building and comradery.

Similar to the Spring 2017 HealthTrails Challenge, all institutions will compete for the traveling trophy by completing healthy activities to earn virtual miles. The institution with the highest average miles will win the trophy.

Registration is open now. The challenge is Monday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 12. A Kickoff WebEx will be held for employees on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. to explain the challenge and how to register (see attached flyer).

  • Enjoy some healthy competition
  • Inspire others to enhance their health habits
  • Gain inspiration to meet your own health goals
  • Register for Fall 2017 HealthTrails Challenge now

Fitbit subsidies are available for participants who do not own a tracking device, and have not received a subsidy from a previous HealthTrails challenge. If you have questions, contact Rachel Pope, rachel.pope@gcsu.edu. Additional details about the Fall 2017 HealthTrails Challenge are available on the USG Well-being website.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Pope
University Health Educator
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Sep 21 2017 - 4:49pm   rachel.pope@gcsu.edu

Join the USG for another Money Monday Webinar and learn about Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement. USG is committed to enhancing employee wellness and is offering many webinars throughout the semester. Please join us for the next one on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., hosted by Augusta University. 

Please see the flyer attached for more information. 

The list of other topics and dates for the remainder of the semester are:

  • Oct. 30 at Noon, Retirement Strategies for Women
  • Nov. 27 at 2 p.m., Take Your 1st Step to Investing
  • Dec. 18 at Noon, Within Reach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Pope
University Health Educator
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