During her second journey to the island of Bohol with her Georgia College study abroad class, Associate Professor of Nursing Flor A. Culpa-Bondal and her class made a disturbing discovery.
Georgia College's Tanzania study abroad program is packed with on-site learning opportunities. Students interact with Tanzanians every day – at schools, community centers and orphanages – seeing up close how differently one society names, views and treats disabilities.
Nineteen GC students representing 9 majors have just completed their 3rd week in Australia with 2 more to go on the 2018 International Business Experience. The students began their journey on 29 June with a week in Sydney visiting local businesses, the U.S. Commercial Service, and celebrating Independence Day with the American Chamber of Commerce. From Sydney, the group flew to Cairns where their classes and internships began. Seven students are engaged in intensive 3 week international internships ranging from a dental office and an accounting firm to marketing for an indigenous job connections and training program. Twelve others are taking 2 classes each. The classes offered pair well with the Australian business environment and range from Global Perspectives on International Business to International Commercial and Environmental Law. They group takes time off each week to explore the many wonders of Australia including the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest - both World Heritage sites. The group returns to the U.S. on August 3rd having truly experienced what it means to be a global citizen.
Twenty-eight students enrolled in GC1000 Public Deliberation through the Bridge Scholars Program became the first group at Georgia College to complete The Digital Polarization Initiative or "DigiPo" web literacy training, which equips them to conduct 90-second fact-checks on the deluge of dubious claims that come across their social media feeds on a daily basis. Georgia College is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Democracy Project to pilot the development of curricular activities that build analytical web skills and combat the spread of disinformation and digital polarization.
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On July 13, 2018, at approximately 4:00 a.m., GC Public Safety was notified that a vehicle had been taken from the 400 block of W. McIntosh St. in Milledgeville, GA between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. The vehicle was also used in several vehicle break-ins in the surrounding area. The vehicle was later located, wrecked, and abandoned off Frank Bone Rd. At this time, no suspects have been identified or apprehended. The Milledgeville Police Department is investigating the incidents.
The safety of the campus community is a top priority for Georgia College. This advisory is to make the campus community aware of crimes reported in close proximity to the campus which poses a general safety concern and to remind everyone of the on and off campus resources available. Whether you are living on campus, in neighboring housing, or here to work, you are urged to pay special attention to safety and security precautions.
While all crimes cannot be prevented, here are some suggestions everyone may want to consider:
- Report suspicious persons or behaviors to the police
- Lock your vehicle
- Store valuables out of sight
- Park in well-lit areas with high pedestrian traffic when possible
If you ever find yourself in a potentially unsafe situation, you may always request an escort from GC Public Safety. Additionally, you may download the Rave Guardian App (available in the app stores), which allows you to place a panic call to Campus Police, set a safety timer or send anonymous tips. When calling Campus Police or if the safety timer expires through the Rave Guardian App, your profile and location information will be shared with dispatch to provide quick and accurate response in times of an emergency. To learn more about Rave Guardian, watch this YouTube clip or visit their website. This service is free, and you can provide as much information in your profile as you want. When signing up, be sure to select that you’re associated with a school, and then enter your GC email address.
If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, please contact the Milledgeville Police Department at 478-414-4000 or their Tip line at 478-414-4413.
Please join us today as we meet today's candidate for the position of Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Rebecca Galeano's presentation is scheduled for today at 2:30 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning Classroom 376, Russell Library - 3rd floor. We look forward to seeing you there.
The Research Internships for High School Students Program at Georgia College gives talented high school students scientific research experience during the summer. The program seeks out students interested in careers in science and participants also receive payment for their work. Students conduct research in the chemical sciences on the design, synthesis and analysis of new materials and the detection of small molecules and ions. Dr. Catrena H. Lisse, Professor of Chemistry at Georgia College and Director of the Science Education Center, is the Primary Mentor of the participants who come from rural area counties in central Georgia. Dr. Peter Rosado-Flores, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Wathsala Medawala, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Hasitha Mahabaduge, Assistant Professor of Physics serve as Co-Mentors for the YSA program.
Young Scientists Academy—History of the program
The Young Scientists Academy selected its first scholars in 2007 and was originally funded by the Kaolin Endowment for Science Education. Of the previous, several have pursued chemistry degrees with one participant graduating from Georgia College in 2017 with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Young Scientists Academy—Current program
Dr. Catrena Lisse serves as the primary mentor, the YSA participants work along side Georgia College undergraduates majoring in chemistry. The YSA participants spend six weeks working in a chemical laboratory investigating real-world problems while being pushed harder than they ever have in their academic careers thus far. As well as participating in “Chemical Safety” workshops and lessons on instrumentation used in scientific analysis, the participants attended information sessions about “College Selection and Admissions” and went on a campus tour hosted by GC Recruiters. The students also completed career aptitude tests & met with Career Center advisers.
Students with at least one year of chemistry and plans to pursue a college degree in science were eligible to apply. Out of the applicants, eight students were selected for the 2018 YSA program.
- Gabe Allred - Putnam Co. High School – Eatonton GA.
- Aarya Kapa - George Walton High School – Marietta GA
- Heket Mitchell - Baldwin High School – Milledgeville GA
- Aniba Reddick - E.B.L.A. School – Milledgeville GA.
- Amaya Robinson - Georgia College Early College – Milledgeville GA
- *Cameron Snyder - Jasper Co. High School – Monticello GA
- Nina Strudwick - Howard High School – Macon GA
- Javin Wiggins - Georgia College Early College -Milledgeville GA
Nicole Collins, Myah Lanier & Tomiwa Oderinde—Georgia College Undergraduate Chemistry Research Mentors
* Project SEED recipient
All are welcome to attend. The symposium is held today (July 13) from 12noon-2:00pm in Herty Hall, 3rd floor, Studio Lab 354.
The CUR July 12th E-Newsletter is available by clicking on the E-Newsletter link on the following page MURACE.
- Nominations Open, CUR's Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium
- Missed the Webinar on Assessing Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences? Access the Recording
- Unable to Attend CUR's 2018 Biennial Conference? Catch Up Online
- U-Kentucky Publication Highlights 2018 NCUR Participation
- NIH's NIGMS Announces Changes for Upcoming Funding Announcement, U-RISE
- CUR Event: Beginning a Research Program in the Natural Sciences at a Predominantly Undergrad Institution Institute (Oct 5-7, 2018; app deadline: Aug 15, 2018)
- CUR Event: Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute (Oct 5-7, 2018; app deadline: Aug 15, 2018)
- CUR Event: Transforming Undergraduate Research Culture and Curricula (Oct 12-14, 2018; app deadline: Aug 15, 2018)
- CUR Event: Integrating Undergraduate Research into Teacher Education Programs and Related Fields (Oct 12-14, 2018; app deadline: Aug 15, 2018)
- CUR Events and Deadlines
Georgia College is pleased to welcome the Councilor on Undergraduate Research facilitators and CUR Writing Institute participants to our campus! The event is from Thursday, July 12 - Monday, July 16, 2018. The Institute will be held in the A&S building with guest residing in Bell Hall and enjoying meals in the Donahue Dining room. A BIG THANK YOU goes to Kelly Massey, GC CUR Councilor and CUR E-Board member for planning, coordinating and conducting this event. MURACE would like to also thank our GC CUR Councilors and Center for Teaching and Learning for their work on the planning and conducting of this event.
Russell Library has been notified that the library system in use by the University System of Georgia (USG) has experienced an unexpected error involving incorrect overdue notices. These notices were automatically distributed by the system overnight in the early hours of Wednesday July 11, and were notifications of "Long Overdue Items" that are not actually overdue. The notices in question have been found to list items previously returned as overdue and also list overdue fines and/or replacement charges (Please see an attached example). Russell Library wants you to know that any fines and/or charges listed on these incorrect notices are not actually charged to any library user's account.
The USG has been assured by the software vendor that this issue has been set at the highest priority, and it is hoped that this will be limited to a one-time occurrence. If you have received one of these notices on Wednesday July 11 and have any concerns about the notice or your account, please contact Russell Library. We are available by phone at (478) 445-4047, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by text/chat at (478) 845-3057. We will be happy to work with you to ensure that there are no incorrectly identified overdue items and/or fines/charges attached to your account.