All 16 of the fall 2018 juniors entering the middle grades education program received iPads, which they use as a learning aid in their education and a resource to help educate their students.
Seven finalists were recognized for their creative writing during the Margaret Harvin Wilson Writing Awards ceremony held March 14 at Georgia College. The top written works were selected from 76 entries during the celebration of writing excellence. The top finalists—awarded $1,000 each—are sophomore Mallory Wheeler of Talking Rock, Georgia, and junior Madeline Ender of Cumming, Georgia.
Please join the GC Peer Educators for a lecture by Dr. Joanna Schwartz on "Best Practices for working with Transgender and Non-binary Students, Faculty, and Staff
We all want a University that brings out the best in our students and provides them with an experience that is transformative and enriching. Whether you realize it or not, as faculty and staff at Georgia College you have numerous, perhaps daily, interactions with students who are transgender or non-binary. But the concept of a gender spectrum isn’t something everyone can relate to, which can lead to isolating or discouraging these students from even sharing that basic aspect of who they are. Disregarding a student’s gender is an easy way to have them disengage. Trying to understand them a little better, however, can be deeply meaningful. To do so creates a positive atmosphere where students can feel acceptance and thrive. If this sounds like something you’re not totally informed about please come to learn, and if you already know then please come to share.
The GC Peer Educators is an initiative of the Office of Inclusive Excellence, under the leadership of Dr. Veronica Womack.
The Georgia College Women's Basketball team will host a Prospect Camp Monday, June 3 for any female high-school athletes who are interested in showcasing their skills and playing basketball at the next level.
The Bobcat Prospect Camp is open to all prospective student-athletes, giving them an important opportunity to gain next-level recognition for their talents and skills. While being able to meet and train with coaches in person, the opportunity also allows these athletes to make connections with coaches and players at Georgia College.
The camp will cost $75 for a 10 a.m.-4 p.m. session, which will consist of individual skill challenges, as well as live-game simulations. Also included in this cost are a campus tour, lunch and a t-shirt.
To register, fill out the online form located here: https://tinyurl.com/yxb5smey . All checks should be made payable to Georgia College Women's Basketball. Further questions should be directed to assistant coach Jeremy Mayweather at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Replace your Meat (or Starchy Side dish) with Beans
They’re packed with fiber, protein, potassium, magnesium, folate, and iron. That helps explain why beans (and lentils) are so good for you. Beans lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, probably because they’re rich in the gummy, soluble type of fiber. Eating beans regularly also helps lower blood pressure, possibly because they’re a decent source of potassium. Bonus: they’re delicious.
Monday, March 25 | 140 Lanier Hall | 4:00 pm - 5 p.m.
Graduating? Need to find a job? Attend this session and learn how to be intentional with your job search, employ new strategies to uncover job opportunities, manage the application process, improve the quality of your application documents, use career fairs and networking to your advantage, and hear the secret to how employers like to find employees! Even if you're thinking about doing a gap year before starting graduate school, you'll want to attend to hear how to maximize your employment options. This interactive, one hour workshop is designed to help students discover techniques to navigate the job search process.
Please join the GC Grounds Department in our annual celebration of Arbor Day by planting a tree on the Georgia College campus. This year's celebration began on Feb. 15 for Georgia Arbor Day and will conclude on April 26 for National Arbor Day. Twenty four trees have currently been planted and we welcome your assistance to help this number grow! If you or your group are interested in planting a tree, please contact grounds supervisor Aaron Seay (email@example.com) to set up a time to plant.
Dates Currently Booked
April 2 - Office of Sustainability
April 18 - Greek Life Service Project
April 26 - Arbor Day Ceremonial Planting
On Wednesday, March 27, the Department of Art will host Yasmin Golan, a queer feminist artist and professional chef, for a talk about her food-based projects in the San Francisco Bay Area. Following the talk, we'll have a casual chat with faculty and students. Both the talk and the chat afterward will take place in Ennis 017 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Feel free to circulate this announcement widely, and mention it to your students if you can.
Yasmin Golan is a visual and culinary artist who tells stories in five senses. A veteran of artisanal kitchens with a degree in social history and awards in poetry, Yasmin's multi-disciplinary performances and food-art installations explore aesthetics and narrative through collective engagement with food - and by extension, questions about history, culture, authenticity, identity, memory, and belonging. Previous projects include San Francisco's beloved pop-up restaurant Queer Food For Love (2007-2011), and Humblebee Grocery in Oakland, California (2012-2014). Yasmin has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and is currently completing an MA in Folklore at the UC Berkeley.
Here's a link to a public radio story on Yasmin's work: https://www.kqed.org/bayareabites/44839/lgbt-pride-profile-culinary-artist-yasmin-golan
The talk is hosted by the Department of Art, at the invitation of Katie Anania's Art History course, Vision & Hunger: Art, Food, Performance.
We're looking forward to seeing some of you there!
Dr. Brent Evans will be hosting a retirement seminar March 21st (1:00 to 2:30 in Atkinson 206) and again March 28th (9:30-11:00 in Atkinson 202). This event is specifically catered to USG employees that are looking to take advantage of the many retirement options available beyond the simply TRS/ORP plans. RSVP is not required.
The Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society is hosting this 5k to raise money for Relay for Life, a fundraiser of the American Cancer Society. Help fight cancer and find a cure! The 5k will be held at the Oconee River Greenway in Milledgeville, GA on March 30th. Enjoy a scenic run along the river and a Chick-Fil-A/Zaxby's breakfast afterwards!
Registration: 8:00 - 8:45 am
Race Begins: 9:00 am
Breakfast/Awards/Raffle: 10:00 am
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/relay-for-life-5k-tickets-55083235440
Jam Sessions at Amici Cafe presented by Jazz at Georgia College: Tuesday, March 26, 7-9 p.m.
The session is open to all interested instrumentalists and vocalists in the community who want an opportunity to sit in with us and work on their jazz skills. It is always a free event and audience members are encouraged take advantage of the great food and atmosphere of Amici and sit back and enjoy the show.
We hope to see you there!
Integrated Arts Brown Bag Workshop:
Dr. Carolyn Barber, 2019 Martha Daniel Newell Scholar at GCSU, will lead a workshop, in collaboration with Allied Arts, designed to explore and exercise the creative process. These four sessions will take place on Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., March 26- April 16, at Allen's Market, 101 E. McIntosh St.
Session 1: March 26- 12:30 p.m.
We’ll explore classic portrait paintings, drawings and photographs, as well as characterizations through music, literature, poetry, dance, sculpture, drama, comedic impressions, and even food. We’ll begin to identify and investigate potential subjects (self portraits are always an option) and consider media.
Session 2: April 2 - 12:30 p.m.
Having each chosen a subject and started to catalogue their distinguishing features and traits, we’ll experiment with techniques to tailor a medium to the character. Workshoppers will choose their medium based on their interest and what’s available at home. Discussion of strategies an options will be a big part of this session.
Session 3: April 9 - 12:30 p.m.
Having started their portraits at home, workshoppers will have an opportunity to share ideas and experiment in a collaborative setting. Have you hit a wall? Developed writer’s block? Can’t think of the perfect spice to complete the dish? We’ll work it out as a team.
Session 4: April 16 - 12:30 p.m.
A time for exposition and celebration! Creators will have the opportunity to display, or enact, or share their work with fellow creators, friends and family – perhaps even the subjects of some of the portraits. Fresh ideas are likely to emerge even as potential new collaborations spark, providing creative momentum for all.