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AMERICUS (Dec. 11, 2013)—The name “Waitsman” has long been known for service in the Americus community. Thanks to a new service learning award established through the GSW Foundation by Marie Waitsman and her family, the name will be an integral part of Georgia Southwestern State University, as well.The Leonard and Marie Waitsman Service Learning Award will be available beginning Spring 2014.
AMERICUS (Dec. 10, 2013) —Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Fall 2013 Commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in Convocation Hall of the GSW Student Success Center. Rob Watts, interim president of Georgia Perimeter College, will be the commencement speaker.
AMERICUS (Dec. 9, 2013)--Assistant Professor of political science, D. Jason Berggren, Ph.D., recently returned from a 12-day trip to China (Nov. 13-24). He presented three one-hour lectures on President Jimmy Carter at Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Before students and faculty, Berggren discussed the political rise and election of Carter in 1976 (Nov. 15), Carter’s foreign policy (Nov. 18), and Carter’s relationship with China during his presidency and post-presidency (Nov. 21). Each lecture was followed by a question-and-answer session.
AMERICUS (Dec. 4, 2013)—Harold Isaacs, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at Georgia Southwestern State University, has edited “Major Third World Developments in the Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries,” the Fall 2013 issue of Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS), published by the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS).
AMERICUS (Nov. 21, 2013)--Nedialka Iordanova, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, was announced as Georgia Southwestern State University’s 2013-14 Featured Scholar today by President Kendall A. Blanchard, Ph.D.
AMERICUS (May 21, 2014)—The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees held its spring full board meeting Friday, May 16 with Chairman Jimmy Skipper presiding. Local real estate agent Mark Pace will serve as the new Chairman and will lead the group for the next two years.
AMERICUS (May 22, 2014)--The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation presented Georgia Southwestern State University with an Excellence in Rehabilitation Award Friday for its renovation of Collum Hall in 2011.
AMERICUS (Nov. 12, 2013)--Linda Randall and Talisha Lawson, co-advisors of the Georgia Southwestern State University Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, have received the 2013 Delta Bronze award. The award is in recognition of the efforts made by Randall and Lawson and for the 14% increase in membership since the 2011-2012 academic year.
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia (Nov. 7, 2013)--After years of planning, a new traveling exhibit detailing the American prisoner of war experience opens to the public on Nov. 9 at the James Earl Carter Library of Georgia Southwestern State University.
AMERICUS (Nov. 5, 2013)—Sirocco, Georgia Southwestern State University’s arts magazine, is accepting submissions for its Spring 2014 edition. Sirocco, which has been a part of GSW since 1965, publishes literature, art, and music submissions from faculty, staff, alumni, and students. The theme of the upcoming edition is "Liberate the Muse".
AMERICUS (Nov. 5, 2013)—The Georgia Southwestern State University Music Department will host its annual Fall Concert Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Jackson Performance Hall. The event will feature the GSW Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Concert Band and Jazz Band. This concert is free and open to the public.
AMERICUS (Oct. 31, 2013)--The goal of institutions of higher education is to feed the mind; however, the body must also be fed. And college students, who often live on tight budgets, rely on their meal plans each semester. But, if a meal plan does not last the entire semester, some college students have difficulty paying for food. At Georgia Southwestern State University, the Office of Campus Life is tackling this issue with the new food pantry program, “Feed the Future”.
AMERICUS (Oct. 23, 2013)—The Sumter Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, Inc., awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Georgia Southwestern Foundation. Proceeds from the grant will be used to purchase e-book subscription services for nursing students.
AMERICUS (Oct. 22, 2013)--Every year, all former American prisoners of war, those still missing in action, and their families are honored on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, observed on the third Friday of September. And for the past several years, Sumter County has been a center for this remembrance with the help of The Ride Home, Inc. and its cofounder, Jim “Moe” Moyer.
AMERICUS (Oct. 21, 2013)—Friday, Oct. 18, Georgia Southwestern State University and East Georgia State College of Swainsboro concluded the inaugural “East Meets West” college readiness conference.The event was held on GSW’s campus in Americus.