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Friends create T-shirt to honor fallen officers’ families in big way

AMERICUS, Ga. (January 20, 2017) – December 7, 2016 was a day that forever changed Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and the Americus/Sumter County community. Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr and GSW Public Safety Officer Jody Smith were killed in the line of duty.

Annual GSW MLK Convocation scheduled for Jan. 18

AMERICUS, Ga. (Jan. 12, 2017) -- Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its annual MLK Convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The keynote speaker is Jerry L. Hardee, Ph.D., special assistant to the president (retired) of Life University, and lifelong educator. This year’s theme for convocation is “Realizing King’s Dream in the Urgency of Now.”

Outstanding Online Business graduate excels while serving overseas


AMERICUS, Ga. (January 10, 2017) -- Chasity Moody Oleson is a recent graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and a veteran. She was recently honored as the School of Business Administration’s Outstanding Online Student.

Cubing comes to campus

GSW student to host Rubik’s Cube Competition Saturday

AMERICUS, Ga. (January 5, 2017) – The Rubik’s Cube was invented in Hungary in 1974. On January 7, 2017, the first Rubik’s Cube tournament in Americus will be held on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). Americus native and GSW junior, Joshua Cherian, is a “Cube” enthusiast. He has organized the competition set for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Student Success Center Conference Rooms.

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GSW to host funeral for Officer Jody Smith Dec. 14, 11 a.m.

Funeral arrangements for Officer Smith are set for Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. in the GSW Student Success Center Storm Dome. Greg Hancock Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

GSW to host funeral for Officer Nicholas Smarr

AMERICUS, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2016)--Georgia Southwestern State University will host the funeral for Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr Sunday, December 11 at  2 p.m in the Student Success Center “Storm Dome” (building 10 in campus map).

GSW fraternity to lead prayer vigil on campus Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

AMERICUS, Ga. (Dec. 9, 2016)--Georgia Southwestern State University will be hosting a prayer vigil initiated by GSW's chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity in honor and memory of fallen Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr and GSW Officer Jody Smith.

The vigil will take place tonight at 7 p.m. at the front entrance of the Wheatley Administration Building (building number 1 on this map). The community is invited to attend this event.

Family members or handicapped individuals are welcome to park beside the Wheatley Administration Building. Others wishing to attend are asked to park behind the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex (building's number 48 and 49 on the map) or the lot between the Education Center and the Magnolia Residence Hall (buildings 32 and 47 on the map).

For additional information, call (229) 931-2037.

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