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FROM THE AMERICUS TIME-RECORDER
AMERICUS (April 21, 2015) — Sixty-six years ago Barbara Byrd came to Americus from Atlanta to enroll in what is now Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW). She and her husband of 64 years, Earl Gammage, have been very active in the community as well as with GSW and South Georgia Technical College (SGTC). They made their eighth significant contribution to this area’s “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign recently.
SPECIAL FROM JIMMY CARTER NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
PLAINS, Ga. (April 21, 2015)--From a very early age, President Jimmy Carter held an appreciation for the natural world that surrounded him on his father’s 360-acre farm. Growing up without electricity, President Carter would have witnessed many wonderful and crystal clear views of the night sky. To celebrate National Park Week as well as participate in the National Park Service’s Centennial “Find Your Park” campaign, we are excited to host our first ever astronomy event at the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
AMERICUS (April 16, 2015)—For the second consecutive year, Georgia Southwestern State University collaborated with Sumter County Schools to address college readiness. Georgia Southwestern today awarded $3,000 in scholarship money to Blake St. John, Thomas Edge and Jessica Marie Clayton - all juniors at Americus-Sumter High School’s South Campus – for their entries in the College Readiness Essay Competition. The writing theme this year was “How Does College Education Make You a Better Citizen.” Scholarship funds will only be awarded if students attend Georgia Southwestern.
AMERICUS, GA (April 7, 2015) – A program that aims to help the caregivers of returning service members and veterans is showing signs of success. Johnson & Johnson, which has supported the Rosalynn Carter Institute’s (RCI) caregiving programs for many years, will support the program’s expansion to three new sites this year.
AMERICUS (April 7, 2015) — The School of Business Administration at Georgia Southwestern State University has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AMERICUS (April 1, 2015)—All residents of Alabama, Florida and South Carolina that attend Georgia Southwestern State University will be granted out-of-state tuition waivers by the University System of Georgia (USG) beginning Fall 2015. The USG Board of Regents approved this border state amendment to the waiver policy in March 2015.
“The U.S. and the Middle East” is the title of Georgia Southwestern State University’s Third World in Perspective Program Seminar set to take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nursing Auditorium of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex.
AMERICUS (March 25, 2015)— Greg Hampikian, Ph.D., a leading DNA expert in the U.S. and co-author of “Exit to Freedom,” is the featured speaker for Georgia Southwestern State University’s Griffin B. Bell Lecture will be held Wednesday, April 15. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Nursing Auditorium of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex.
AMERICUS (March 13, 2015) – The Georgia film and television industry is a large and prosperous entity, earning $5.1 billion this fiscal year. Georgia attracts film companies for reasons ranging from its varied geography to its tax incentives for film and television productions. Most recently, Georgia has been used as the filming location for scenes in movies such as the “Hunger Games” franchise and “Selma.”
Carrollton, Ga. (March 9, 2015)--Georgia Southwestern State University is now an affiliate institution of the University System of Georgia’s eCore Collaborative Program (USG eCore). By affiliating with the state-wide program, GSW will be able to offer students greater online class availability beginning fall 2015.
AMERICUS (March 4, 2015)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will be adding a new major in August – a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice offered completely online. Known as an “eMajor,” this new degree was approved at the February 2015 Board of Regents meeting in Atlanta as a collaborative program with Dalton State College. The new degree will be granted from Georgia Southwestern’s Department of Psychology and Sociology.
AMERICUS (Feb. 25, 2015) – The Georgia Collegiate Honors Council (GCHC), an organization that works to further honors education in higher learning institutions across the state, will hold its annual conference at Georgia Southwestern State University on Feb. 27-28, 2015.
AMERICUS (Feb. 16, 2015)—Some of the brightest minds in Georgia will travel to Americus on Friday, Feb. 20. Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its 41st annual High School Mathematics Tournament for 600 students from 54 high schools across the state.
AMERICUS (Feb. 9, 2015)--The Center for Business and Economic Development is pleased to announce that the 2015 Economic Outlook luncheon will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10. This is the twentieth program in a series of annual economic outlook events sponsored by the Georgia Southwestern State University Center for Business and Economic Development.