AMERICUS, Ga. (April 15, 2013)--After receiving 14 entries from students, faculty, staff, and members of the Americus community, judges of Georgia Southwestern State University’s “Windows to the World” logo contest selected a submission.

‘Windows to the World’ logo contest winner announced

AMERICUS, Ga. (April 15, 2013)—After receiving 14 entries from students, faculty, staff, and members of the Americus community, judges of Georgia Southwestern State University’s “Windows to the World” logo contest selected the submission from Boris Peltsverger, Ph.D., Simon Baev, Ph.D., and Tatiana Baeva. Peltsverger is the dean of the GSW School of Computing and Mathematics, Baev is an assistant professor of computer science and Baeva (Baev's wife) has a master's degree in fine arts. Baeva is also a student in the GSW Master of Science in computer science graduate program.QEPlogo.jpg

The three-member team was recognized at the University’s Taste of the World event earlier this month when the logo was unveiled. The team was awarded a $100 prize for their winning entry.

Every 10 years the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) requires schools to re-affirm their standing in a process called re-accreditation. Georgia Southwestern is in the middle of this process having recently launched its required Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) titled “Windows to the World.” To promote the QEP theme, GSW organized the logo contest.

According the SACS COC website, “The concept of quality enhancement is at the heart of the commission’s philosophy of accreditation. Each institution seeking accreditation is required to develop a QEP. Engaging the wider academic community and addressing one or more issues that contribute to institutional improvement, the plan should be focused, succinct, and limited in length.”

Georgia Southwestern’s plan, “Windows to the World,” was written by Stephanie Harvey, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, and Elizabeth Gurnack, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry. The plan aims to “improve students’ cultural and geographical awareness.” Activities to communicate this message will range from posting U.S. and world maps across campus to enhancing existing cultural programs like chamber concerts, art exhibits and dramatic presentations.

For additional information or to view the winning logo, visit www.gsw.edu/qep on the Web.

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Winning entry—Left to right: Boris Peltsverger, Ph.D., Simon Baev, Ph.D., and Tatiana Baeva stand with their winning logo entry for the “Windows to the World” logo contest.

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