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Thanks to the response from staff across campus during the closure, students staying on campus were taken care of and clean up was smooth and seamless. By the time, students and employees returned Thursday, Sept. 14, they could hardly tell a major storm had just blown through.

The book contains numerous videos as well as photographs that highlight the unique and fascinating science and history for educators throughout the state.

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Sep 24 2017 - 8:11am   Brittiny Johnson

The August 2017 edition of the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Magazine featured an article written by Dr. John Lounsbury, dean emeritus of the College of Education. Lounsbury’s article, titled “Reflections on Teaching and Learning: Educators have a responsibility to guide moral development of youth,” is available here. (Page 9)

Lounsbury came to Georgia College in 1960 after being recruited by former president Dr. Robert E. Buzz Lee. Revered as a national leader in the field of middle grades education, he continues to research and publish. He also remains active at Georgia College even though he has been retired since 1983.

 

Brittiny Johnson
Director of Public Affairs
Sep 22 2017 - 3:49pm   Margaret Brown

Georgia College senior Martin Wilson dreamt of having a paper published since he was a sophomore. After he studied in Santiago, Chile, in May, he got his chance earning the top, front-page spot in PulsAmérica for his feature, “Economy: Is the Chilean Economy Ready for Graphene?: The Latin American Tiger is at an Existential Crossroads.”

“When I was in Chile, I told Dr. Nicholson about how I only had another year to accomplish my goal,” said Wilson. “He offered to help get me started and edit my paper.”

While in Santiago, Wilson learned how vital copper is to the Chilean economy. He began researching this and also discovered how the new substance—graphene—could pose a threat to copper.

“I read an article on how this crazy new substance has all the science-fiction-like properties,” he said. “Graphene fit perfectly with my topic interest, so I hit the ground running.”

The more research Wilson did, the more he was surprised to learn that few academics addressed the Chilean economy and graphene.

“It wasn’t hard to work on this project because graphene is something that a millennial, like myself, should know about,” he said. “It’s going to change technology forever assuming the industry continues to grow at its current rate. I was excited to put this out there.”

His professor commends Wilson for his work in putting the country’s history together with economic trends that they learned about in meetings with business leaders while they were in Santiago.

“His analysis melds the humanities and economics in a way that offers a deep understanding of contemporary Chile,” said Dr. Brantley Nicholson, assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American Culture. “It resonates beyond the singular focus of professional and academic silos.”

 

Margaret Brown
Communications Coordinator
478-445-5579
Sep 22 2017 - 2:58pm   alan.weston@gcsu.edu

The Georgia College baseball program and head coach Jason Eller are set to host their annual GC Baseball Prospect Camps Sunday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Nov. 5.

Designed for individuals from ninth to 12th grade who seek evaluation of their game, the camps also provide advice for how to play baseball at the collegiate level.

Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. at John Kurtz Field, located at 132 West Campus Drive (GC West Campus). Participants are to report to camp 30 minutes before their designated time-slot and to bring a lunch. Each session will be limited to the first 40 registered players.

Instruction will cover hitting, outfield play, infield play, catching and pitching. At the end of each session, Coach Eller and his staff will hold an informational Q&A on NCAA rules and regulations, including information on the recruiting process.

For more information, visit https://gcsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5AoBvQZ6EMV75d3 or contact recruiting coordinator Nolan Belcher at nolan.belcher@gcsu.edu .

Nolan Belcher
Assistant Baseball Coach
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Sep 22 2017 - 12:44pm   toi.franks@gcsu.edu

Apple has announced the release of their new operating system, macOS High Sierra. The software will be available from the App Store as a free download beginning Sept. 28.

Over the coming weeks, the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) will be testing macOS High Sierra for compatibility with the standard Georgia College software. With any new major operating system release there are incompatibilities with applications that need to be addressed by the software manufacturers. If you choose to upgrade a Georgia College owned Mac before DoIT has completed the compatibility testing, some software may not work as expected. 

For any questions or concerns regarding the release of macOS High Sierra, please contact Serve.

Serve
Help Desk
478-445-7378
Sep 22 2017 - 12:02pm   kathryn.johnston@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Have you heard? You can now make appointments with the Career Center online in Unify! In order to make an appointment, all you have to do is log in to Unify with your Bobcat's email and password, click the 'Start Here' tab, click the bar that says 'Schedule an Appointment,' and select the Career Center. It's that easy!

The Career Center can help students of all majors and years with:

  • Resume/CV/Cover Letter Reviews
  • Exploring Career Options
  • Changing/Exploring Majors
  • Full-Time Job Search Help
  • Grad/Professional School Help
  • Internships
  • Interview Skills Help
  • LinkedIn/Networking
  • Mock Interviews
  • Part-Time Job Search
  • Preparing for a Career Fair
  • Professionalism
  • Senior Year Check-In
  • Strategic Career Planning

    And more!

Make an appointment online with the Career Center today and take advantage of these resources. We are here to help you!
 

Dwayne Peterson
Assistant Director of Career Development
478-445-5818
Sep 22 2017 - 8:34am   steven.jones@gcsu.edu

Every semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning coordinates a mid-semester course feedback program. A faculty peer trained in the Group Instructional Feedback Technique will visit one or more of your classes and meet with students for about 20 minutes to identify things that are going well in the course and get their feedback on things that can be improved, including what they as students can do to improve.

The faculty member will then meet with you confidentially to share the students’ feedback. Consultations are available beginning next week through Oct.13. Please use this form to request a consultation. If you would like to be trained in the technique and serve as a peer consultant, please contact ctl@gcsu.edu. More information at http://www.gcsu.edu/ctl/midterm-course-feedback.

Steven Jones
Assistant Director for Faculty Development, CTL
4784451253
Sep 21 2017 - 5:03pm   rachel.pope@gcsu.edu

The University System of Georgia is excited to announce that we will again host a systemwide HealthTrails challenge. The Fall 2017 HealthTrails Challenge is designed to encourage you and your colleagues to follow a path to better health. This challenge not only highlights participating in healthy behaviors, but also contributes to team building and comradery.

Similar to the Spring 2017 HealthTrails Challenge, all institutions will compete for the traveling trophy by completing healthy activities to earn virtual miles. The institution with the highest average miles will win the trophy.

Registration is open now. The challenge is Monday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 12. A Kickoff WebEx will be held for employees on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. to explain the challenge and how to register (see attached flyer).

  • Enjoy some healthy competition
  • Inspire others to enhance their health habits
  • Gain inspiration to meet your own health goals
  • Register for Fall 2017 HealthTrails Challenge now

Fitbit subsidies are available for participants who do not own a tracking device, and have not received a subsidy from a previous HealthTrails challenge. If you have questions, contact Rachel Pope, rachel.pope@gcsu.edu. Additional details about the Fall 2017 HealthTrails Challenge are available on the USG Well-being website.

 

 

 

 

Rachel Pope
University Health Educator
4784451670
Sep 21 2017 - 4:49pm   rachel.pope@gcsu.edu

Join the USG for another Money Monday Webinar and learn about Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement. USG is committed to enhancing employee wellness and is offering many webinars throughout the semester. Please join us for the next one on Sept. 25 at 2 p.m., hosted by Augusta University. 

Please see the flyer attached for more information. 

The list of other topics and dates for the remainder of the semester are:

  • Oct. 30 at Noon, Retirement Strategies for Women
  • Nov. 27 at 2 p.m., Take Your 1st Step to Investing
  • Dec. 18 at Noon, Within Reach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Pope
University Health Educator
4784451670
Sep 21 2017 - 4:08pm   jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu

The first meeting for students interested in the SEMAU 2017 conference will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Education Center, located in the historic Bone House at 141 S. Clarke St., directly across from the Old Governor's Mansion. For more info on the SEMAU conference continue reading.  Contact Dr. Eustace Palmer for more information.

Every year, the University System Africa Council organizes a simulation of the annual meeting of Heads of State of the African Union (AU). The simulation, which takes the form of a three day conference hosted in turn by one of the universities/colleges in the System, is known as SEMAU or the Southeastern Model of the African Union. Georgia College had the unique experience of hosting the conference in 2004 here on campus. SEMAU 2017 will be held in Statesboro, Georgia, and will be hosted by the Georgia Southern University, from Nov. 9 to 11. Participants at the conference will stay at a nearby hotel. Each university within the System is expected to send student delegates to the SEMAU to represent one or more African countries. These students will study the selected African countries in detail in order to represent them adequately at the simulation of the Heads of State meeting. In the past, students from GC have represented Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Liberia, South Africa, Botswana and the Sudan among others, and they have found the experience very rewarding and exhilarating, particularly insofar as it has deepened their knowledge of the African continent.

GC will be sending delegations to represent Nigeria and South Africa this year. If you are interested in African affairs in particular or in international or multicultural affairs in general, here is your opportunity to learn beyond the classroom, broaden your horizon, attend and participate in a conference, make new contacts with other students interested in Africa, hear a distinguished African (usually an Ambassador) giving a keynote address on Africa, acquire in-depth knowledge of the African continent, gain insights into the art of diplomacy and sharpen your conflict resolution skills. You will be given a certificate of participation. SEMAU is hands-on, experiential learning and the SEMAU concept is very much in line with GC’s liberal arts mission, which includes internationalization and an emphasis on diversity

SEMAU is sponsored by the Board of Regents and the System Council for International Education. Georgia College participants are sponsored by the Georgia College Office of Inclusive Excellence and the GC International Club.

GC International Club will sponsor Georgia College SEMAU student participants by paying their conference registration fee. Participants are encouraged to join the GC International Club and to come speak to the International Club about their SEMAU experience after the conference as a way of sharing their experience with the GC community.

Interested students should contact one of the following faculty:
Dr. Eustace Palmer, Department of English and Rhetoric, 478-445-5557, e-mail eustace.palmer@gcsu.edu 
Dr. Charles Ubah, Department of Government & Sociology, 478-445-7392, e-mail charles.ubah@gcsu.edu

 

Eustace Palmer
Professor of English
478-445-5557
Sep 20 2017 - 2:27pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Mail Services is now offering Georgia College note cards and all-occasion greeting cards.

Notecards are available in two designs: the interlocking GC logo and the pergola logo. Notecards are sold in packs of 10 for $8, and packs of 25 for $17. Individual greeting cards are $3 each and are perfect for any occasion.

Cindy McClanahan
Director of Marketing and Communications for Auxiliary Servicest
4784457434
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