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Six physics students get published in Georgia Journal of Science

Six physics students, recently graduated, got their undergraduate research paper on “ball lightning” published in the Georgia Journal of Science.

“This particular instant is the highest level of achievement one can think of when it comes to integrating undergraduate research into coursework,” said Physics Assistant Professor Dr. Hasitha Mahabaduge. He taught the 2019 Statistical Mechanics course that resulted in the publication.

Georgia College earns highest rating on new GaPSC educator preparation program that measures effectiveness

New state ratings for teacher preparation programs recognized Georgia College as an “exemplary” provider.

Georgia College earned a Level 4 rating on the 2019 Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Measures (PPEMs) published by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). This level is above the expected level of performance for effectively preparing future teachers and is the highest rating awarded.

Test of the GC Alert Notification System

The Georgia College Department of Public Safety will be testing the GC Alert emergency notification system on Friday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. All GC email addresses will automatically receive GC Alert notifications. If you wish to receive additional forms of communication, such as texts or phone calls, be sure to opt in for those notifications. Click here to find out how to update your information to ensure that you receive GC Alerts via your preferred method(s) and to add additional recipients.    

Max Noah Singers 2019 Tour Homecoming Concert: First Presbyterian Church

Max Noah Singers spread holiday joy in the Peach State

Georgia College’s Max Noah Singers will embark on their annual tour Sunday, Dec. 15, singing holiday songs in various cities in middle Georgia and the Atlanta area, finishing with a homecoming performance in Milledgeville on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

Submitting Handshake Paperwork for Spring 2020 Internship/Practicum

As you prepare for the Spring 2020 semester, please make sure to submit your internship/practicum paperwork through Handshake if your program tracks these experiences through the Career Center. We recommend submitting your experience by Wednesday, December 18 so the approval process can be initiated. After Dec. 18, you may experience a delay in having your internship/practicum approved until campus opens again for the Spring 2020 semester. For instructions on submitting your experience, please see the attached document.

23rd Annual Nutcracker Ballet

Join us for the 23rd annual Georgia College Nutcracker Ballet!  Tiny mice, a huge Chinese Dragon, tumbling Russians (the award-winning GC Cheerleaders), guest artist Chad Jones from Georgia Ballet, and SNOW await you at Russell Auditorium.  Clara is portrayed by 9th grader Kylah Chatman.  Directed by Amelia Pelton.

Performances are December 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. 

We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance at www.gcsutickets.com to avoid long lines at the door!

23rd Annual Nutcracker Ballet

Join us for the 23rd annual Georgia College Nutcracker Ballet!  Tiny mice, a huge Chinese Dragon, tumbling Russians (the award-winning GC Cheerleaders), guest artist Chad Jones from Georgia Ballet, and snow await you at Russell Auditorium. Clara is portrayed by 9th grader Kylah Chatman. The ballet is directed by Amelia Pelton.

Performances are December 13 and 14 at 7 p.m., and December 15 at 2 p.m. 

We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance at www.gcsutickets.com to avoid long lines at the door!

MLK Jr. Community Breakfast

Georgia College and community partners will present, "Our Beloved Community: MLK Jr. Community Breakfast," Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom. In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Georgia College invites the campus and Milledgeville community to join us as we host previous essay competition winners from our local schools as guests on a student panel and learn from them how we can work towards Dr. King's dream of becoming a beloved community. 

MLK Jr. Community Breakfast

Georgia College and community partners will present, "Our Beloved Community: MLK Jr. Community Breakfast," on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in the Magnolia Ballroom. In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Georgia College invites the campus and Milledgeville community to join us as we host previous essay competition winners from our local schools as guests on a student panel and learn from them how we can work towards Dr. King's dream of becoming a beloved community. 

35th Annual International Dinner March 7, 2020: Save the Date

The 35th Annual International Dinner will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020.  Held in the beautiful Magnolia Ballroom, the dinner begins at 7 p.m.  Guests will enjoy a wide variety of dishes from around the world and an evening of performances reflecting the music, talent, fashion and cultural heritage of our students. Proceeds from the dinner support scholarships for international students. Please join us for this popular gala event, proudly sponsored by the GC International Club and the International Education Center, that both celebrates and supports our international students.

Max Noah Singers 2019 Tour Concert at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion

Wednesday, Dec. 11  Georgia College's Max Noah Singers present their 2019 Tour Concert at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Georgia' Old Governor's MansionThe concert will feature sets of familiar carols as well as Ogo Ni Fun Oluwa! (Glory to God in the Highest!) by Rosephanye Powell and Te Harinui (Great Joy!) arranged by David Hamilton. The group will be conducted by Dr. Jennifer Flory, professor of music and director of choral activities, and senior, Jacob McDonald. A $5 donation is encouraged.

GC Undergraduate Research gets funding boost

Fifty faculty members representing nine departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Health and Human Performance were recently awarded 2020 GC Journeys/MURACE Undergraduate Research Mini-Grants.

These competitive awards support faculty, who mentor undergraduate research on campus. Exploration and experimentation is normally reserved for graduates pursuing masters and doctoral degrees. But, at Georgia College, undergraduate research is encouraged and supported.

Adoption Insights Portal (AIP) Drop-in Training

Barnes & Noble at Georgia College is excited to announce a new text adoption system:  Adoption Insights Portal (AIP).  

Summer and Fall 2020 adoptions will go through the new AIP system.  Be sure you’re ready to use the new system by attending a drop-in training session at the Innovation Station Demo Room.  

Thursday, 2/13/20: noon – 4 p.m.

The B&N staff can assist with any questions.  Email us at bookstore@gcsu.edu.  

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Adoption Insights Portal (AIP) Drop-in Training

Barnes & Noble at Georgia College is excited to announce a new text adoption system:  Adoption Insights Portal (AIP).  

Summer and Fall 2020 adoptions will go through the new AIP system.  Be sure you’re ready to use the new system by attending a drop-in training session at the Innovation Station Demo Room.  

Wednesday, 2/12/20 noon – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 2/13/20 noon – 4 p.m.

 

The B&N staff can assist with any questions.  Email us at bookstore@gcsu.edu.  

Adoption Insights Portal (AIP) Drop-in Training

Barnes & Noble at Georgia College is excited to announce a new text adoption system:  Adoption Insights Portal (AIP).  

Summer and Fall 2020 adoptions will go through the new AIP system.  Be sure you’re ready to use the new system by attending a drop-in training session at the Innovation Station Demo Room.  

Tuesday, 2/11/20 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, 2/12/20 noon – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 2/13/20 noon – 4 p.m.

 

The B&N staff can assist with any questions.  Email us at bookstore@gcsu.edu.  

Adoption Insights Portal (AIP) Drop-in Training

Barnes & Noble at Georgia College is excited to announce a new text adoption system:  Adoption Insights Portal (AIP).  

Summer and Fall 2020 adoptions will go through the new AIP system.  Be sure you’re ready to use the new system by attending a drop-in training session at the Innovation Station Demo Room.  

Monday, 2/10/20 9a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, 2/11/20 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, 2/12/20 noon – 4 p.m.
Thursday, 2/13/20 noon – 4 p.m.

 

Reminder: SRIS- Student Survey for Fall 2019 - Deadline is Today

Please be sure to encourage your students to complete the Student Rating of Instruction Survey (SRIS).  Our completion rate is running behind where we normally are at this time in our cycle.  Currently (Monday, Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m.), we are right around 43%.  We need to push for a 65% completion rate or higher in order for us to have usable numbers.  

Accommodations Testing : Final Exams

Instructors and students, please double-check your email for confirmation of accommodations testing appointments for Final exams in the Testing Center.  Emails about finals dates and test times were sent to instructors and copied to students from Kerry Chapman or Evita Shinholster.  Due to the large volume of tests, we will not be sending reminders. We asked that all finals be sent to the Testing Center at least 24 hours in advance of each test.   If you have a question about an email or appointment, please contact the Testing Center.

Mentored Undergraduate Research Grant Initiative in Early Language and Literacy Development

In collaboration with the Office of the Provost, the Sandra Dunagan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy is funding 12 grants ($2,000 each) to eligible applicants. Because of the nature and focus of these grants, students and faculty from the College of Education, School of Nursing, or Department of Psychological Science may apply.  Deadline to apply:  Dec. 22, 2019 via Qualtrics. 

Submission Timeline:

Application Due: Dec. 22, 2019 via Qualtrics

Winners announced: Jan. 6, 2020

Award lasts until: Jan. 31, 2021 

Amici GC Jazz Jam Session

Our final GC Jazz Jam Session at Amici is next week, Tuesday Dec 10 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Our faculty quartet will host with a few great Christmas standards and then open it up for folks to sit in. The evening will end with performances from our two GC jazz combos.

Bring your instruments and your holiday cheer.

Hope to see you out!

Amici GC Jazz Jam Session

Our final 2019 GC Jazz Jam Session at Amici is next week, Tuesday Dec 10 from 7-9 p.m.

Our faculty quartet will host with a few great Christmas standards and then open it up for folks to sit in. The evening will end with performances from our two GC jazz combos.

Bring your instruments and your holiday cheer! Hope to see you out!

SRIS: Student Survey for Fall 2019

Please be sure to encourage your students to complete the Student Rating of Instruction Survey (SRIS).  Our completion rate is running behind where we normally are at this time in our cycle.  Currently (Friday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m.), we are right around 39%.  We need to push for a 65% completion rate or higher in order for us to have usable numbers.  

Sociology professor named national Faculty Mentor of the Year

Dr. Stephanie McClure, a professor of sociology, was recently awarded one of six national Faculty Mentor of the Year awards at the 26th annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring in Atlanta.

McClure was nominated by Georgia State University doctoral student Hersheda Patel, who said McClure “embodies the definition of a mentor in her every action, and every one of her students is forever changed by her passion for social justice and racial equity.” 

A Call for Oral History

To help the Sallie Ellis Davis House curate an exhibit about the Carver School, we are doing an open call for oral history interviews. We would like to hear memories from community members associated with the school. If you attended, worked or taught at Carver School or Sallie Ellis Davis Elementary, we would love to interview you about your experience and include your memories in the exhibit.

Reminder: Frame Works: Percussion Ensemble Fall Concert

The Georgia College Percussion Ensemble presents “Frame Works,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in Max Noah Recital Hall. Two student compositions, originally premiered at an earlier concert, will receive an encore performance. Also, two brand new compositions, one from GCSU's own composition instructor Douglas Bassett, will receive their world premieres. Another piece, called “Frame,” explores what it means to be a framework of contemporary percussion. A $5 donation is encouraged. All proceeds benefit music scholarships or the GC Department of Music through GCSU Foundation, Inc.

Middle Grades Education receives two awards at conference

Georgia College’s Middle Grades Education program earned two awards recently at the National Association of Professors of Middle Level Education’s 46th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

The program won for “Outstanding Middle Level Teacher Education Program” and “Outstanding Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) Chapter.” Nine middle grades teacher candidates presented at the conference. In addition, three middle grades teacher candidates received CMLA travel grants and were recognized: They are: Madi England, Morgan Harris and Emily Nicoletti.

Game Night at the Department of Art

The first Department of Art game night on December 3 was a huge success. Guests from across campus and the local community joined us to play original games proudly made by art students. Eight teams of students from Studio Art and Art History collaborated this semester to create tabletop games with digital components about important topics in the history of art. Students produced the videos, boxes, boards, rule books, cards and tokens. Professor Matt Forrest's students designed the games, and Dr.

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