A family heritage spanning four generations has Georgia College to thank. From business to education to management information systems to nursing, the Strickland’s have experienced Georgia College successes first, second, third and fourth hand.
Thanks to six Georgia College staff and one alumnus, this holiday season has extended well into the new year for one Milledgeville soon-to-be homeowner and her children. The 1,000-square-foot Habitat Home—predicted to be completed by the end of January—serves as an example of what helping hands, sweat hours and a little love can do for a family.
The 33rd Annual International Dinner will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018. Guests will enjoy a wide selection of dishes from around the world and a full evening of performances, all prepared by students in the GC International Club. Held in the beautiful Magnolia Ballroom, the dinner begins at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner support scholarships for international students. This gala event, which both celebrates and supports our international students, is proudly sponsored by the GC International Education Center, and we hope you will consider joining us this year!
Tickets will go on sale by early February. Space is limited, and this popular event always sells out quickly, so we encourage you to buy tickets early. If you would like to reserve a table of 8 in advance, or for more information, please contact the International Education Center or International Club Advisor and dinner coordinator, Jarris Lanham, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Setting up a long-term financial plan can be a complicated task; it involves evaluating your potential income sources, and then factoring in the impact of taxes, inflation and the larger economic picture. Meeting with a TIAA Individual Consultant can help you sort things out and make informed decisions.
Ricky Pavelock, a TIAA Individual Consultant will be at Georgia College to conduct individual counseling sessions on January 22, 2018.
If you are interested in signing up for a counseling session, call TIAA Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or click the link below to register online.
Faculty from the Georgia College Department of Art present their visual and written scholarship. The exhibition is co-curated by Art majors Rebecca Selem and Lily Vann-Womack in fulfillment of their Museum Studies Concentration Capstone thesis requirements. The exhibition runs 01.16.18-02.09.18 in the Leland Gallery, Ennis Hall, 320 W. Hancock St., Milledgeville, GA. Opening reception with curators' talk will be on 01.25.18, 5-7 PM.
Leland Gallery is open Mon-Fri, 9 AM-5 PM. All Department of Art events are free and open to the public.
In this Issue ... For more information go to: CUR and click on the link to the E-Newsletter
- New Arts and Humanities Endowment to Support Mentor Award, Other Initiatives at CUR
- Register for Free Jan 31 CUR Webinar "Defining Diversity and Inclusion"
- CUR Election Ballots Now Available for Members to Cast Votes for CUR Councilors
- Application Deadlines Coming Up for Student Travel Grants in CUR Divisions
- Deadlines Approaching for 2018 Summer Undergraduate Opportunities
- NAS Report's Evidence-Based Practices Include Undergraduate Research
- CFP, 2018 Symposium on Genome Editing
- CUR Event: 2018 CUR Dialogues, "A Sense of Mission: Pursuing Funding in Challenging Times" (Feb 2018; registration deadline Feb 1, 2018)
- CUR Event: Broadening Participation Institute (Mar 2018; application deadline: Feb 12, 2018)
- CUR Event: CUR Biennial (July 1-3, 2018)
- CUR Events and Deadlines
There's a HUGE after Christmas sale happening now in The Gift Shop! Big markdowns on all kinds of Christmas decorations, jewelry, and more. The Gift Shop at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion is open Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 2 to 4 pm.
This is a kind reminder about the increase in benefit deductions during the spring semester for 10 month contracts. As referenced in the BOR Business Practice Manual 5.1.4, 10 month contract employees are considered full-time employees, and they receive benefits for 12 months, based upon the assumption that their contract will be renewed for the next academic year. Payroll deductions for fringe benefits must aggregate 12 months of deductions within a 10 month salary delivery period. Normally, a contract begins in August and ends in May, with benefits continuing during June and July if the contract is renewed.
If a 10 month contract employee terminates employment at the end of the academic year (May), benefit deductions for the months of June and July will be refunded to the employee. Benefit coverage would end at the end of May. Health and dental benefits would then be available under COBRA. Only when their contract is scheduled for renewal for the next academic year is the employee allowed to continue benefits during the months of June and July.
On Thursday, Jan. 18, “String Quartet Giants” – a performance of two popular composers from the classical era and the 20th century – will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Max Noah Recital Hall. Guest artists are nationally-acclaimed violinist William Pu and cellist Martin Gueorguiev. Pu founded the William Pu Music Academy in Alpharetta. Gueorguiev is an instructor at Oxford College, part of Emory University. Georgia College faculty members William McClain, viola and David Johnson, violin will also join our guest artist. A lyrical and festive quartet by Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed, which includes an “Allegro” and “Andante con moto.” In addition, a quartet by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, will be featured, presenting a darkly-ironic reaction to World War I. A $10 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc. For more information, please go to www.music.gcsu.edu or call 478-445-8289.
The Georgia College Softball program and head coach Jamie Grodecki are set to host their final GC Softball Prospect Camp of the year Sunday, Jan. 28.
Designed for individuals from ninth to 12th grade who seek evaluation of their game, the camps also provide advice for how to play softball at the collegiate level.
Check-in will begin at 1 p.m. at the Peeler Complex Softball Field, located at 132 West Campus Drive (GC West Campus). Participants are asked to report to camp 30 minutes before their designated time-slot. The session will be limited to the first 50 registered players.
Instruction will cover all skills and include a scrimmage game. At the end of the session, coach Grodecki and her staff will hold an informational Q&A on NCAA rules and regulations, including information on the recruiting process.
Please be advised that the following parking lot changes are to go into effect Tuesday, January 16.
Centennial Center Parking Lot (Lot #1)
What is now the Commuter section of the Centennial Center parking lot and the Resident section immediately adjacent to the Commuter section will be converted to shared Commuter/Guest parking. Only those with valid Commuter or Guest permits will be allowed to park in those sections.
Depot West Parking Lot (Lot #2)
The Depot West parking lot will be converted from a Resident lot to a Perimeter lot. As a reminder, anyone with a valid university permit of any type can park in any Perimeter lot.
As you talk to your students this spring, we hope you will share the Career Center Programming Calendar with them. Your encouragement might be the push they need to begin preparing for their futures! The Career Center offers a variety of workshops, including our weekly Resume Writing for Beginners and Internship Search Workshops. In addition, we have mock interview opportunities, LinkedIn meet-ups, job search workshops, career fairs, employer panels, job interviews with visiting employers, and resume review days. If you have questions about an activity or plan to offer extra-credit or require students to participate in a particular activity this spring, please contact Mary Roberts or Dwayne Peterson. Visit our website to get updated calendars as additional opportunities are added throughout the semester.