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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. 

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Jun 14 2019 - 11:16am   evan.leavitt@gcsu.edu

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. 

evan.leavitt@gcsu.edu
Manager of Facility Operations & Planning
478-445-5093
Jun 14 2019 - 10:46am   rhonda.roberson@gcsu.edu

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
478-445-4467
Jun 14 2019 - 8:30am   matthew.buchanan@gcsu.edu

The Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application deadline for Fall 2019 is July 15, 2019. TAP will waive nine hours for the Fall term. Please visit this link (http://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits/tuition_assistance_program) for the form and policy.  Please email the applications to matthew.buchanan@gcsu.edu

As part of its desire to meet its employees evolving needs, the University System of Georgia (USG) has established an educational assistance program, the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of its eligible employees.

 

Matthew G. Buchanan
478-445-5163
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   toi.franks@gcsu.edu

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: "kelli.brown@gcsu.edu lncoming Voicenote" <marty.howell@iinet.com.au>
Date: June 13, 2019 at 4:32:38 AM EDT
To:
Subject: I will be in London, UK June 18th – 22nd

You missed an lncoming voice_note for  kelli.brown@gcsu.edu ,

Received on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Duration: 01:23sec

PLAY VOICEMESSAGES.wav

Serve
Help Desk
478-445-7373
Jun 13 2019 - 8:40am   kristy.johnson@gcsu.edu

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 www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: gcsu. All donors will receive a limited edition Game of Thrones poster courtesy of the American Red Cross.

Kristy Johnson
478-445-7867
Jun 13 2019 - 7:53am   lori.monney@gcsu.edu

We are sad to learn of the passing of Professor Cecil Dawkins.  Cecil was a close friend of Flannery O'Connor, as well as an author and scholar.  Please read the attached obituary to learn more about her and her career.

 

Monica Delisa
Vice President, University Advancement
478-445-1945
Jun 12 2019 - 8:01am   josey.cameron@gcsu.edu

Are you considering creating an internship position in your office? Do you already have an intern position and want to improve it? Whether you are exploring the idea of creating an internship position or want to improve what is already in place, the Career Center is here to help. We are offering one-on-one consultations to with campus offices who are interested in learning more about high impact internships. With the implementation of GC Journeys, our goal is to provide students with not only good internships, but transformative experiences that will provide a lasting impact for the student. During these meetings, we will work to ensure you have all the information and tools in place to successfully host an intern while providing a transformative experience.

Contact Josey Cameron at josey.cameron@gcsu.edu to set up your appointment.

Josey Cameron
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Internships
478-445-5384
Jun 11 2019 - 11:35am   matthew.terry@gcsu.edu

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@gcsu.edu

Matthew Terry
Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications
478-445-5925
Jun 11 2019 - 11:18am   candace.kobbe@gcsu.edu

Fiscal year-end is coming. Georgia College is responsible for insuring that financials for the institution are accurately accounted for before closing-out the fiscal year on June 30, 2019. This includes making sure that any funding that can possibly lapse (go back to the State) is expended and accounted for properly. Being a state entity, we have to follow certain purchasing policies and procedures which include deadlines for purchases on varying dollar amounts. To ensure that expenditures are reported properly during the transition of fiscal years, we have included deadlines on receiving transactional items. The following deadlines are necessary to ensure that transactions are properly executed and that our financials are appropriately reported.

Critical deadline/dates:

P-Card purchase cutoff dates:

June 17, 2019 – Signed P-Card account statements with receipts and approvals are due to the Purchasing Department by 5 p.m.

Accounting Services cutoff dates:

Travel and Travel Encumbrance deadlines have been sent out to Front Page and certain list serves in separate announcements, and reminders will be sent. For questions on year-end travel, please call Omega at 478-445-1178 or email her at omega.hedgepeth@gcsu.edu.

June 13, 2019 – All petty cash requests for reimbursements are due to the Comptroller’s Office by 5 p.m.

June 13, 2019 – Last day to submit online check requests (i.e., registrations, memberships, direct billings for hotel/car rental, hotel prepayments, refunds, food items [Sodexo invoices, etc.] that are needed before July 16, 2019).

June 17, 2019 – Purchases to be made from the Innovation Station or the bookstore that need to be charged to this year’s budget (2019) should be completed before the close of business on this date.

June 21, 2019 – Paper travel expense statements, when accepted, due by 5:00 p.m. These will only be appropriate for non-employee, encumbered or International travel.

Payroll deadlines have been sent out to Front Page and certain list serves in separate announcements, and reminders will be sent. For questions on payroll deadlines, please call Allison or Cindy at 478-445-4087 or email them at payroll@gcsu.edu.

Please feel free to contact any of the following offices for additional information or clarification:

Purchasing (Purchase Orders and P-Cards) – (478) 445-4458
Petty Cash – (478) 445-5651
Online Check Request – (478) 445-6093
Travel Reimbursements, Travel Advances and Year-End Travel – (478) 445-1178

Candace M. Kobbe
Comptroller/Chief Accounting Officer
478-445-5651
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