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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 - 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 21 2017 - 4:08pm   jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu

The first meeting for students interested in the SEMAU 2017 conference will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Education Center, located in the historic Bone House at 141 S. Clarke St., directly across from the Old Governor's Mansion. For more info on the SEMAU conference continue reading.  Contact Dr. Eustace Palmer for more information.

Every year, the University System Africa Council organizes a simulation of the annual meeting of Heads of State of the African Union (AU). The simulation, which takes the form of a three day conference hosted in turn by one of the universities/colleges in the System, is known as SEMAU or the Southeastern Model of the African Union. Georgia College had the unique experience of hosting the conference in 2004 here on campus. SEMAU 2017 will be held in Statesboro, Georgia, and will be hosted by the Georgia Southern University, from Nov. 9 to 11. Participants at the conference will stay at a nearby hotel. Each university within the System is expected to send student delegates to the SEMAU to represent one or more African countries. These students will study the selected African countries in detail in order to represent them adequately at the simulation of the Heads of State meeting. In the past, students from GC have represented Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Liberia, South Africa, Botswana and the Sudan among others, and they have found the experience very rewarding and exhilarating, particularly insofar as it has deepened their knowledge of the African continent.

GC will be sending delegations to represent Nigeria and South Africa this year. If you are interested in African affairs in particular or in international or multicultural affairs in general, here is your opportunity to learn beyond the classroom, broaden your horizon, attend and participate in a conference, make new contacts with other students interested in Africa, hear a distinguished African (usually an Ambassador) giving a keynote address on Africa, acquire in-depth knowledge of the African continent, gain insights into the art of diplomacy and sharpen your conflict resolution skills. You will be given a certificate of participation. SEMAU is hands-on, experiential learning and the SEMAU concept is very much in line with GC’s liberal arts mission, which includes internationalization and an emphasis on diversity

SEMAU is sponsored by the Board of Regents and the System Council for International Education. Georgia College participants are sponsored by the Georgia College Office of Inclusive Excellence and the GC International Club.

GC International Club will sponsor Georgia College SEMAU student participants by paying their conference registration fee. Participants are encouraged to join the GC International Club and to come speak to the International Club about their SEMAU experience after the conference as a way of sharing their experience with the GC community.

Interested students should contact one of the following faculty:
Dr. Eustace Palmer, Department of English and Rhetoric, 478-445-5557, e-mail eustace.palmer@gcsu.edu 
Dr. Charles Ubah, Department of Government & Sociology, 478-445-7392, e-mail charles.ubah@gcsu.edu

 

Eustace Palmer
Professor of English
478-445-5557
Sep 20 2017 - 2:27pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Mail Services is now offering Georgia College note cards and all-occasion greeting cards.

Notecards are available in two designs: the interlocking GC logo and the pergola logo. Notecards are sold in packs of 10 for $8, and packs of 25 for $17. Individual greeting cards are $3 each and are perfect for any occasion.

Cindy McClanahan
Director of Marketing and Communications for Auxiliary Servicest
4784457434
Sep 20 2017 - 11:36am   Alice.loper@gcsu.edu

The only protection against the flu is getting the flu shot. Flu shots will be given in the Nursing Lab of the Health Science Building on Monday, Sept. 25, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. No money will be collected from students for flu shots, but insurance will be filed. There is a $20 charge for faculty and staff, payable by cash or check made to Georgia College. Flu shots are recommended unless you are allergic to eggs or have had a severe reaction in the past to a flu shot. The vaccine used by Georgia College does not contain the preservative Thimerosol and there is no latex in the syringe. If you are pregnant, you should consult your physician for a flu shot.

After Sept. 25, flu shots will be available in the Student Health Clinic at West Campus from 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

On Thursday, Sept. 28, there will be a Health Fair in MSU Lounge from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and flu shots will be offered.

If you would like flu shots brought to your office, residence hall or to a group, please contact Alice Loper at 478-445-5939.

Alice Loper
Director, Health Services
478-445-5939
Sep 20 2017 - 9:35am   maria.gordon@gcsu.edu

The Recognized Student Organization (RSO) renewal deadline is this Friday, Sept. 22. Please update your RSO's portal in OrgSync by clicking the "Update Now" option in the orange box. To fill out the renewal form, you need a current member roster with your members' Bobcats email addresses and the names and contact information for your officers.

At least two officers must complete Orgsync training as part of this process. Use the link within the renewal form to register for Orgsync training. Your RSO will lose all privileges on campus if not renewed by the deadline. Please contact Dustin Bayne at a-team@gcsu.edu or 478-445-7805 if you do not currently have access to your RSO's Orgsync portal, do not see the orange update box, or need additional assistance. 

We look forward to working with you.  It's going to be a great year!

Dustin Bayne
Administrative Technical Support Coordinator
478-445-7805
Sep 20 2017 - 8:52am   maranda.blum@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Come out to Front Campus on Thursday, Sept. 28 for a relaxing morning that is sure to put you in a feel-good mood, presented by WGUR 95.3 The Noise. An instructor from Good Karma will lead a yoga session from 7 - 8 a.m., and breakfast will be handed out from 8 - 10 a.m. *Breakfast is on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to get there bright and early. We can't wait to de-stress with the best and see everyone there.

Maranda Blum
Sep 19 2017 - 6:28pm   karen.berman@gcsu.edu

The Georgia College Hillel presents (with thanks to the music department) Duo Mosaic Klezmer Music (like in Fiddler on the Roof) with free pizza at 6:30 p.m., and then free concert and intimate chat with the musicians in Max Noah Recital Hall at 7 p.m. For information, call 478-445-1980.

Dr. Karen Berman
Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance
478-445-1980
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