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Sep 13 2019 - 2:21pm   jennifer.birch@gcsu.edu

Workplace Bullying is the first Civility Development Workshop of the semester. It will be held September 24 in the MSU Lounge at 12:30 p.m.

The workplace is a common site of interpersonal conflict. Some conflict is a natural outgrowth of interpersonal differences; other conflict is a result of repeated behavior meant to intimidate, degrade, or offend others. Workplace bullying creates feelings of defenselessness and robs individuals of their right to respect and dignity at work. This workshop will define bullying behavior, its causes and effects, and resources available to those who have experienced it.

Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Inclusive Excellence. To register, click here.

Jennifer Birch
Education Outreach and Training Coordinator
4784454233
Sep 13 2019 - 1:24pm   kate.phillips@gcsu.edu

Jazz Quartet to perform at Georgia College

A social event with round table seating, light hors d'oeuvres, and great jazz by the renowned Melvin Jones Quartet will be enjoyed by all. To purchase a $20 ticket, you can simply show up Saturday night or purchase ahead at milledgevillealliedarts.com/events-1 or go the Marlor House, 201 N. Wayne St.  (478-452-3950). )

“Jazz at the Magnolia,” featuring the Melvin Jones Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Georgia College’s Magnolia Ballroom.

This dazzling array of jazz melodies is a community fundraiser with proceeds benefitting programming and music scholarships at Georgia College and quality art opportunities for Baldwin County residents through Allied Arts in Milledgeville.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate on a mutual project that benefits our students, Georgia College and the community at large,” said Dr. Don Parker, chair of Georgia College’s Music Department.

The Melvin Jones Quartet consists of Melvin Jones of Memphis, Tennessee; Tyrone Jackson of New Orleans, Louisiana; Larry Wilson of Jacksonville, Florida; and Craig Shaw of Atlanta, Georgia. Their backgrounds are a virtual Who’s Who of great jazz performers, from their teachers to musical partners throughout the years.

Jones’ first professional recording was in 1998, while enrolled at Morehouse College. He appeared on TLC’s triple platinum hit album, “Fanmail,” with its most-notable smash hit, “No Scrubs.” Jackson is the quintessential jazz piano player, who blends jazz, funk and Afro-Caribbean melodies. Wilson began his love affair with music at age 3—working the drums in church. He co-founded “The Cloud Music, LLC,” and has more than 40 albums. Shaw has played jazz with an impressive line-up of world-class musicians like Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Garrett.

Concert songs will include classic jazz standards and selections from Jones’ album, “Pivot,” released in 2011 such as “Jug or Not,” “Inception” and the title cut, “Pivot.”

“Melvin’s music is original—representing a refreshing contemporary style that’s grounded in tradition of jazz,” Parker said.

Tickets are $20 per person and include refreshments. They can be purchased at milledgevillealliedarts.com/events-1; the Marlor House at 201 N. Wayne Street, Milledgeville; or at the door the evening of the event.

Please join us for this social event fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 pm at Magnolia Ballroom!
Kate Phillips
Office Assistant: Music Department
478-445-8289
Sep 13 2019 - 12:09pm   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Our partners at MidSouth Federal Credit Union are presenting a new Money Management Workshop series for the Georgia College community.  

Join us Wednesday, September 18 at 4pm in the University Banquet Room (Maxwell Student Union) for a one-hour workshop on how to purchase a vehicle presented by the MidSouth pros.  

Cindy McClanahan
Director of Marketing and Communications, Auxiliary Servicest
4784457434
Sep 13 2019 - 11:39am   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

Course material adoptions for Spring are due on October 1, 2019.  To enter your selections, please visit www.facultyenlight.com

Please remember that timely book adoption helps Barnes & Noble at Georgia College secure the largest number of used textbooks; this enables us to keep prices as low as possible for our students.  In addition, when textbooks are ordered on time, stock can be maintained, and students have a better chance of coming to your class prepared for learning.

If you have any questions regarding adoptions, please email Barnes & Noble Manager Diane Cunningham(or call 478-445-7304).  She will personally meet with you or your colleagues for a training session and to answer questions.  

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Cindy McClanahan
Director of Marketing and Communications, Auxiliary Servicest
4784457305
Sep 13 2019 - 11:31am   cindy.mcclanahan@gcsu.edu

It's sizzle time! Stone Steakhouse is coming to The MAX on Wednesday, September 18 for dinner. 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: www.gcsu.edu/dining

Swipe + $10 for meal plan holders
$22.00 without a meal plan

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. 

Cindy McClanahan
Director of Marketing and Communications, Auxiliary Services
4784458646
Sep 13 2019 - 9:10am   josefina.endere@gcsu.edu

State agencies including USG institutions continue to be plagued by cybercriminals who are using social engineering techniques to gain access to sensitive information to commit fraud and identity theft. We encourage all employees to review their personal information and all components of their pay (i.e. benefit deductions, retirement deductions, direct deposit information, etc.) at each pay cycle. Also, employees are expected to be extra vigilant in their handling of personal and sensitive information, both of their own and other employees/suppliers.

Most components of your pay can securely be reviewed and validated via OneUSG Connect Self Service by logging in to https://unify.gcsu.edu. The following items are available for your review:

  • Personal Details
    • Address & Contact Information
  • Taxes
    • W-4 Employee Tax Info Withholding/Allowances
    • G-4 Employee Tax Info Withholding/Allowances
  • Direct Deposit
  • Pay
    • Paycheck(s) info and deductions
  • Benefits
    • Manage My Benefits to validate benefit elections/premiums
    • Retirement@Work – previously, forms were required to make any changes/elections to voluntary retirement plans. Within the past few months, these elections and changes have been automated through our secure site

You can also access training materials for online self-service items at https://www.usg.edu/oneusg/training/module/category/employee_self_service and for benefits information, https://www.usg.edu/hr/benefits.

 

josefina.endere@gcsu.edu
Associate Budget Director
478.445.6091
Sep 13 2019 - 8:42am   jaclyn.queen@gcsu.edu

Faculty and Student Perceptions of GC2Y as an Institutional Mechanism for Global Learning Sessions

Presenters: Dr. Scott Butler and Dr. Amanda Reinke

Event Times: Tuesday, September 24th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm. The session will be repeated Wednesday, September 25th, 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

Location: Ina Dillard Russell Library, Room 376.

Description: The Global Perspectives (GC2Y) course requirement at GC is a curricular effort to integrate global learning and global citizenship education as a cohesive, sustained, and mandatory component of every undergraduate student's experience. GC2Y ideally provides intensive engagement with global perspectives, multiple intellectual approaches to a particular topic or theme, learning beyond the classroom opportunities, and writing skills improvement. These outcomes are identified as high-impact practices by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

How do faculty understand and perceive GC2Y as a mechanism to achieve global learning? How do students define global learning and what are their attitudes towards global learning and GC2Y courses? A mixed methods study used 354 undergraduate student surveys, six student focus groups, and 21 faculty interviews to assess student and faculty perceptions of global learning, GC2Y as a core requirement, and the opportunities and challenges that the curricular requirement poses for teaching and learning. To register, click this link: https://forms.gle/uzNPTb1U22jf2qeP8.

 

Jaclyn Queen
Instructional Designer
4784451276
Sep 13 2019 - 7:37am   ashlee.dixon@bobcats.gcsu.edu

Please join the STEM Club on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30 in the Library Annex ( 127 E. Hancock St.) to hear the amazing presentation facilitated by Dr. Bea Czogalla to learn more about various Mars missions such as the Mars 2020 rover. 

Ashlee Dixon
STEM Club President
Sep 12 2019 - 4:16pm   lori.westbrook@gcsu.edu

All members of the university community are invited to the Usery Leadership Forum on Tuesday, September 17th.  Louis M. Dekmar, Chief of Police of LaGrange, GA will be out guest speaker.

5:00 - 5:30 PM, Catered Networking Reception

5:30 - 6:30 PM, Forum, Discussion Q&A

Magnolia Ballroom

Forums are intentionally designed to be engaging, insightful and enjoyable.

Harold Mock
Director of Leadership Programs
445-1227
Sep 12 2019 - 3:26pm   Cindy O'Donnell

Seniors in the Department of Communication Producing Digital Media Capstone course produced a variety of programming that have been accepted to film festivals.

GC Today is a network of shows created by seniors in Professor Angela Criscoe’s Digital Media Production capstone course. The shows include Milly Life Hacks, Faculty on Fire, and Millyviews. Each show is distributed on Facebook and targets the Georgia College Freshman. Students pursuing digital media production used their skills in concept and development, production, editing, and distribution to reach the freshman audience.

Millyviews is an innovative and artistic production using 360 video to explore various locations in the Milledgeville area. Mass Communication major, Chris Mott, produced the show using the department’s Insta360 OneX 360 video camera. As a music enthusiast, he also composed the music that is incorporated into each show. Among the many locations Mott explored, the highest viewed shows include the A&S Courtyard, Sunset Fields, Ennis Hall, and the Baldwin County Animal Shelter. Millyviews was accepted as an official selection to the Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, California and won an Award of Recognition for the Remixes/Mashup (Student) category.

Milly Life Hacks is a show that helps “navigating life on campus a little bit easier.” Produced and hosted by Meredith Lawrence, Zariah Gholston and Ben Monckton, and shot and edited by Ben Self, Milly Life Hacks provided GC Freshman tips about the Einstein’s Coffee Mug, New York Times Subscription, Serve Help Desk and Innovation Station, and Birthday Deals around town. Milly Life Hacks has been accepted as an official selection to the Cherub Film Festival in Waco, Texas.  The screening date of Milly Life Hacks has not been announced.

Faculty on Fire is the third program produced by the mass communication students.  This show introduces freshman to some of the faculty and staff at Georgia College.  Similar to YouTube’s show, Hot Ones, the students interviewed willing participants while they ate hot wings from local sponsors. Faculty on Fire was produced by Haley Lewis, Adam Guzman, Olivia Crump, and Nick Venezia. Of all the willing participants the highest rated shows featured Dr. Stephanie McClure, Dr. Rob Sumowski, Dr. Jeffrey MacLachlan, and Eva Galova.

Milly Life Hacks was distributed on Facebook on Mondays at 5 p.m., Faculty on Fire was distributed on Wednesday’s at 5 p.m., and Millyviews was distributed on Friday’s at 5 p.m.  Episodes are still available for viewing on Facebook. @GeorgiaCollegeToday.

 

Angela Criscoe
Assistant professor of communication
478-445-8255
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