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History students confront dubious past of Brussels museum
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Four history students are back from a grant-funded, eye-opening trip to Brussels, Belgium—where they visited a newly-renovated museum that’s reinterpreting its mishandling of the Congo.

Remembering Baldwin County veteran through new memorial at Georgia College
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Close family members and friends of the late Staff Sergeant Alex French IV, gathered at Georgia College during a Veterans Day Ceremony. The university and Milledgeville community joined to pay their respects to the fallen soldier of Baldwin County with a new war memorial displaying his name.

New Provost Costas Spirou: Focus on Teacher-Scholar Model important for liberal arts education
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Newly named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Costas Spirou is no stranger to the educational offerings and opportunities provided through a Georgia College education. Spirou first joined Georgia College in January 2013 as the chair of the Department of Government and Sociology and a professor of sociology and public administration. In August 2015, Spirou became the senior associate provost for academic affairs and director of The Graduate School. 

Georgia College Jazz Band celebrates 50 years of Jammin’
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Like the lyrics to John Hendrick’s song, “Everybody’s Boppin’”—when he sings of the Dixieland bands that kept jazz alive—Georgia College’s Jazz Band has done its part to keep the art form going and Milledgeville swinging for a generation.

Diversity: Gita Phelps doles out hope and tough-love
Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Dr. Gita Phelps is quick to praise her oldest sister, who broke barriers as the first black valedictorian at Peach County High School in Fort Valley. But when it comes to her own accolades—being the first female and first African-American to get a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Georgia (UGA)—she simply says, “That’s just normal. That’s in my family that we do our best.”

Georgia College grant aims to tackle sexual assault nurse examiner shortage
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

On any given day, an estimated 20,000 phone calls come into domestic violence hotlines across the country, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. On top of that, 45 percent of female rape victims and 29 percent of male victims were raped by an intimate partner.

Mary Virginia Harrison sits on the couch in the Harrison House
The mysterious case of Mary Virginia Harrison
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

The Harrison House is currently home to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, but some say the former resident might still make an appearance from time to time.

Future diplomat expands understanding of world politics at GC
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Hadyatulloi “Hadya,” Azimzoda of Tajikistan knows his career goal. He wants to become an ambassador. To set him up for success, the Tajikistan native is spending a semester at Georgia College working to broaden his knowledge and expand his understanding of world politics.

Honors Program graduate and wife to endow scholarship for honors students
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

Devlin Cooper, ’02, and his wife Ashley, both attorneys in Middle Georgia, are endowing a scholarship available for Honors students. The scholarship will give priority to Honors students studying economics or English or who are considering attending law school.

 

Justin Hentz draws a picture
Game Creators brings technology-driven students together
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

Game Creators is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at Georgia College that gives students the opportunity to create video games.

T-shirts on the Clothesline Project at Georgia College.
Diversity: Jennifer Graham turns students into changemakers
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

Every October on Front Campus, colorful and thought-provoking T-shirts are clothes-pinned to roped lines, flapping in the wind—airing the dirty laundry of violence against women. This year, the vibrant menagerie commemorates 15 years of a women’s program at Georgia College.

Theatre and Dance receives cultural award for contribution to Middle Georgia arts
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019

Georgia College's Department of Theatre and Dance gets 2019 Cultural Arts Award from the Macon Arts Alliance in honor of “significant contribution” to theatrical arts in Middle Georgia.

Georgia College’s Music Department brings joy of music to local children
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

For youth in Wilkinson and Putnam schools—Georgia College’s two music outreach programs mean getting lessons and using instruments that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. For university students—these programs provide real-world teaching experience.

Cross country runner makes a difference in the lives of others
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

Senior Grace Lynch always wanted to teach. For her, every little interaction with kids can help shape their lives.

Diversity: Ashley Taylor helps students question what they know
Monday, Sep. 30, 2019

As a developmental psychologist at Georgia College, Dr. Ashley Taylor strives to give students a complete history of psychology that includes all races and contributors. 

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