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A chance to learn hands-on leadership skills and examine the sustainability efforts of one of the world’s leading countries on the topic—that’s how 12 Georgia College business students will spend the next month.

The Auerbachs have taken almost 100 students to Europe in six years to study art and history in three European cities steeped in ancient culture. But they always add something new, keeping the study abroad program current and innovative. 

Jun 14 2019 - 11:16am

The Heritage Hall/ Clarke St. Library entrance will be closed Monday (6/17/19) until Thursday (6/20/19) for a maintenance/painting project. Please use the atrium entrances for facility access. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Manager of Facility Operations & Planning
Jun 14 2019 - 10:46am

The walkway between Bell Hall and Porter Hall will be closed starting Monday June 17th for a sidewalk repair project. We anticipate the work to be completed by the end of July, 2019, weather permitting. 

Please refrain from using that area.  If you have any questions, please contact Facilities Operations at 445-4467.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Rhonda Roberson
Operations Maanger
Jun 13 2019 - 8:57am   Brittiny Johnson

Georgia College’s national reputation for innovative civic programming and scholarship was showcased at this year’s annual AASCU Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement National Conference held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Jun 5-8.

Dr. Steve Elliott Gower gave a plenary presentation on the National American Democracy Project’s Global Challenges Initiative with which he has been involved from its inception over a decade ago to its most recent phase. Library faculty  Jamie Addy and Jeff Dowdy presented research results of embedding digital literacy content and tools from the Digital Polarization Initiative into GC’s first year critical thinking course. Rhetoric Professor Dr. Jan Hoffmann presented a workshop with the national Education Director of the New York Times showcasing GC’s 15 year old weekly Times Talk current event dialogue series as an innovative model for educating students as citizen leaders. Rhetoric senior Ruby Zimmerman spoke about her experience using Turbovote on campus to increase GC student voter turnout for the 2018 mid-term election.

Georgia College is one of 9 universities nationwide chosen to participate in AASCU’s Digital Polarization Initiative piloting digital literacy curriculum tools for students in order to combat social media misinformation. Georgia College was also one of only 124 universities nationwide (and only three in Georgia) to receive the 2019-2020 “Voter Friendly Campus” designation for our successful campus-wide efforts to increase student voter education and engagement.

Brittiny Johnson
Jun 13 2019 - 8:53am

Many at Georgia College received an email this morning that appeared to be from Dr. Kelli Brown with the subject line “I will be in London, UK June 18th – 22nd.” This email was not sent by her nor her email account. Ultimately if you clicked on the “PLAY VOICEMESSAGES.wav” it sent you to many phishing sites where you were prompted to enter your GC credentials.

If you clicked on the “PLAY VOICEMESSAGES.wav” portion of the email, please call the campus Information Security Officer at x6354 as soon as possible and change your password through Unify (My Password) immediately.

Here is an example of the email:


From: " lncoming Voicenote" <>
Date: June 13, 2019 at 4:32:38 AM EDT
Subject: I will be in London, UK June 18th – 22nd

You missed an lncoming voice_note for ,

Received on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Duration: 01:23sec


Help Desk
Jun 13 2019 - 8:40am

The John Sallstrom Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 10:00am - 4:00pm in MSU Donahoo Lounge. To schedule an appointment, please go to and use sponsor code: gcsu. All donors will receive a limited edition Game of Thrones poster courtesy of the American Red Cross.

Kristy Johnson
Jun 11 2019 - 11:35am

Hello Bobcat Community,

We are assembling a Cat Crew for Bridge Scholars Move-In Day - Saturday, June 15. 

Volunteers are needed at The Village Building 6 at 1 p.m.  If you are able to assist, please contact Matthew Terry at

Matthew Terry
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
Jun 10 2019 - 2:05pm

Please go to the following link for CUR more details on the updates (June 6, 2019) below. CUR E-News

  • ChemCUR Selects First Outstanding Mentorship Awardees
  • CUR Education Division Names 2019 Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Awardee
  • Read the Draft Program, Undergraduate Research Programs Conference
  • Deadlines Near for Undergraduate Opportunities
  • Students: Submit Applications by October 1 for Sigma Xi's Grants in Aid of Research
  • National Science Board Nominations Due June 7
  • SF Invites Comments on Draft Policies/Procedures Guide
  • AAC&U Opens Call for Proposals for 2020 Annual Meeting
  • CUR Events and Deadlines
Dr. Doreen Sams
MURACE Faculty Coordinator
Jun 10 2019 - 8:26am

Chick-fil-A will be closed Monday, June 10 through Tuesday June 11 for equipment repair. Subway will be still be open during normal hours. We regret the inconvenience. Chick-fil-A will be open normal hours beginning with breakfast on Wednesday, June 12. Thank you for your patience during this closure.

Greg Brown
Director of Auxiliary Services
Jun 7 2019 - 8:54am   Brittiny Johnson

June 6, Gov. Brian Kemp conducted swearing-in ceremonies for several appointments to boards and councils. Among them was Dr. Theresa Magpuri-Lavell, executive director of the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy at Georgia College. She is now a representative on the Board of Early Care and Learning, which supports and guides the mission and vision of Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

Magpuri-Lavell has spent 20 years in education passionately advocating for early language and literacy as an elementary school teacher, professor, researcher of literacy education and university partner with public school districts. She currently resides in Milledgeville.

Brittiny Johnson
Director of Public Affairs
Jun 7 2019 - 8:27am

OneUSG Blackout, Phase I begins today.

We would like to remind you that in preparation for the upcoming OneUSG Connect PeopleSoft data conversion for the Cohort 5 USG institution, Georgia College will be impacted by two blackout periods.  During the following blackout periods, we cannot enter any data (e.g. new hires, terminations, transfers, salary changes, etc.).  

  • Friday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 11
  • Friday, June 21 – Monday, June 24

In order to ensure timely processing of employment actions prior to these blackout periods, we have made revisions to the staff (bi-weekly) and student matrices.  All documents related to hiring and processing other employment transactions must be received by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the dates listed on the corresponding hiring matrix.  These blackout periods do not impact the monthly hiring matrix. For your convenience, we have attached a copy of the staff (bi-weekly), staff (monthly) and student matrices for June, July, August, & September 2019.

Based on modified payroll processing timelines and our inability to access OneUSG during the dates listed above, June 16th will not be an option for a bi-weekly start date. We had to make the same modification during December 2018 based on the Blackout periods that occurred during that month. We realize this inconvenience, but we wanted to let you know as soon as possible, which is why we initially announced this in March, so that you could plan accordingly. June start date options for bi-weekly paid students and staff will only be June 2nd and June 30th.

Bi-weekly time must be entered and approved by the following dates during June:

  • Friday, May 31 for payment on June 7
  • Friday, June 14  for payment June 21
  • Thursday, June 27 for payment July 5

Bi-weekly Payroll will process on June 3 and 4, June 17 and 18, and June 28 and July 1.

Monthly time must be entered and approved by the following dates during June:

  • Monday, June 17 (Exception time only)  for payment on June 28

Monthly Payroll will process on June 19-21.

During these timeframes, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 478-445-5596 or Payroll Services at  You may also email questions to  

Amber Collins
Assistant Director for Employment Services
(478) 445-4236
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