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First in a series: Since implementation of Dr. Steve Dorman's Diversity Action Plan in 2013,  improvements have been made to raise numbers of underrepresented faculty and students on campus. But administrators say there's more work to do.

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Nov 20 2018 - 8:26am   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

The Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee wants to know more about your parking habits.  This info will help the committee make recommendations that make Georgia College a better place to park.  The survey will only take a few minutes.  

http://bit.ly/GCParkingSurvey

Follow Parking and Transportation Services on Facebook and Twitter!  You can also download the TransLoc Rider app and track the GC Shuttle.

John Bowen
Senior Manager, Parking and Transportation Services
478-445-7433
Nov 20 2018 - 8:22am   patrick.steimer@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Study Abroad Night at Blackbird coffee will be Monday, November 26th, 7 to 9 p.m. Georgia College study abroad ambassadors who went abroad last year will help GC students learn about study abroad options and answer questions. Students can drop by the Nest in Blackbird (the new space with the stage) any time 7 – 9 p.m. to pick up study abroad information, play games and enjoy some free Blackbird coffee and snacks. Prizes and food for this event are sponsored by Blackbird, The Brick, 42nd Floor, Cravings, Mac’s Yaks, Amici and Doodle's cupcakes. For more information, email GC study abroad intern Patrick Steimer at Patrick.steimer@bobcats.gcsu.edu.

Jarris Lanham
Study Abroad Advisor
478-445-2368
Nov 20 2018 - 7:53am   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Please take note of the special Thanksgiving holiday hours for Dining Services.  

Tuesday:  The MAX closes at 2 p.m., The Bobcat Food Court (Chick-fil-A and Subway) close at 5 p.m., Books and Brew and Einstein's Bagels close at 3 p.m.
Wednesday: The Bobcat Food Court (Chick-fil-A and Subway) are open until 2pm
Thursday - Saturday:  All dining locations closed
Sunday: The MAX reopens for dinner service at 5 p.m. 

Normal hours will resume on Monday morning.

Cindy McClanahan
Director of Marketing and Communications for Auxiliary Servicest
478-445-7434
Nov 20 2018 - 7:37am   susan.bergeron@gcsu.edu

The Innovation Station is excited to announce out new trade in program. In the past our trade in program has only offered trade ins on Apple laptops. Now we are able to offer our customers an option for those who want to trade in PC products. This new trade in program is here just in time for our Customer Appreciation Sale November 29th.

We welcome you to stop by to receive a quote for your trade in value. Our helpful staff will guide you though the decision making process. We can offer you the answers you need to feel confident in your purchase. 

Innovation Station
478-445-8324
Nov 20 2018 - 7:19am   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

It's sizzle time! Stone Steakhouse is coming to The MAX on November 28th! Guests will choose between a 10oz NY strip, filet, or ribeye with loaded potato and broccoli side. Along with a juicy steak, guests will enjoy a wedge salad, garlic knots, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Reserve your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2K9Phj3

Follow Dining Services on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!  
Download the Bite App for menus, hours, and more (use code R6YU3).  
Receive text alerts for specials deals and discounts – text GCSU to 82257. 

Caleb Gay
Unit Marketing Coordinator, Georgia College Dining Services
478-445-8646
Nov 19 2018 - 9:20am   dennis.brown@gcsu.edu

We are scheduled to migrate our Banner Student Information System to a newer version, Banner 9, that will be managed by GeorgiaBest in Athens. This migration will begin at close of business on Wednesday, 11/28/18 and should conclude on Tuesday, 12/04/18. During this migration, you will only have query access to the Banner Student Information System, including PAWS. This means that you will only be able to view or display information and will not be able to make any changes or updates.  Any updates made during the migration will not be converted and will not be available in the new Banner 9 environment.  Please plan accordingly.

Additionally, due to the integration with Banner, Xtender will be unavailable for scanning in new documents or editing existing documents during this time. You will continue to have access to retrieve documents for viewing during this outage.

Services impacted during this migration period include:

>Registrar

  • Registration, including add/drop, will be closed
  • Waitlists will be suspended
  • No schedule changes can be made
  • No holds can be added or released
  • Fall 2018 grading will be unavailable

>Financial Aid

  • No adjustments can be made to your financial aid status or awards

>Business Office

  • No payments can be submitted

 

D2L will not be impacted and can continue to be used during the Banner outage.

We will send another reminder regarding the migration period before the migration begins.

If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please reach out to one of the contacts below.

 

Project Manager: Dennis Brown, dennis.brown@gcsu.edu, 478-445-5275

General: Kearstin Moreland, kearstin.moreland@gcsu.edu, 478-445-2601

Registrar: Kay Anderson, kay.anderson@gcsu.edu, 478-445-6286

Financial Aid: Shannon Simmons, Shannon.simmons@gcsu.edu, 478-445-5149

Business Office: Adam Fathi, adam.fathi@gcsu.edu, 478-445-8516

Dennis Brown
Enterpirse Project Manager
478-445-5275
Nov 19 2018 - 9:00am   shea.council@gcsu.edu

The reports from President Dorman and Provost Brown for the November 16, 2018 meeting of the university senate are attached here.

Thank you,

Shea Council

Shea Council
Executive Assistant to the Associate Provost/University Senate Assistant
445-8625
Nov 19 2018 - 8:16am   shadisha.bennettbrodde@gcsu.edu

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.” Meister Eckhart

Take a pause after reading this sentence and think of one thing for which you are grateful. What came to mind? Was it something big or small or somewhere in between? We all have something to feel gratitude for even when we experience the darkest of days. We can be thankful for our bodies, our eyesight that allows us to read these words. Maybe it’s our car that we were able to drive to work this morning. Maybe it’s the time we got to spend with a loved one. If you are thinking right now that you simply cannot find something to be grateful for then this is precisely when you need gratitude the most. It is relatively easy to appreciate the things that we have and the life that we lead when life is going our way. It is infinitely more difficult to be appreciative when life becomes challenging and we feel little control over ourselves and our surroundings. Again, this is when we need gratitude the most. We may have to dig deep but gratitude can be cultivated if we take the time to notice. People who practice gratitude find that life becomes more tolerable. Not because all their struggles go away, but because they learn to balance the scales by noticing what is working instead of what isn’t.

Take the time today to be grateful for three things. It can be anything. Whatever it is, big or small, give yourself the gift of gratitude.

See this website for 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. https://pageflutter.com/30-day-gratitude-challenge/

 

Shadisha Bennett Brodde
Therapist
4784455331
Nov 17 2018 - 8:43pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Pre-order Thanksgiving sides for $12.99 that feed 14 people. Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Dressing, Mac & Cheese, and many more are available for you to take home to the family. Order now and pick up on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Order here: https://bit.ly/2RTbWTF 

Follow Dining Services on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!  
Download the Bite App for menus, hours, and more (use code R6YU3).  
Receive text alerts for specials deals and discounts – text GCSU to 82257. 

Caleb Gay
Unit Marketing Coordinator, Georgia College Dining Services
478-445-8646
Nov 16 2018 - 4:25pm   kate.phillips@gcsu.edu

Friday, Nov. 30 - There will be new sounds and nostalgic favorites at Georgia College’s 11th Annual Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Russell Auditorium. The entire music department gets together for this romping and soul-stirring holiday tradition—featuring Georgia College’s Brass, Women’s and Guitar Ensembles, Wind Symphony, Men’s and Saxophone Quartets, Flute choir, Jazz Band, Max Noah Singers and University Chorus. Lesser-known works include Alfred Reed’s “Russian Christmas Music,” Andre J. Thomas’ “African Noel” and "Freut euch und jubiliert" from Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Reed work consists of "Carol of the Little Russian Children", mingled with some newly composed material and some melodic fragments from the liturgical music of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Rock to Bill Holcombe’s “A Christmas Jazz Suite”—and reminisce with heart-warming selections like “Sleigh Ride,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” and “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Tickets are required. A $10 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For complimentary tickets and more information, please email music@gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.

Please join us Friday, Nov. 30, for our annual Holiday Concert!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
478-445-8289
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