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AMERICUS (Feb. 6, 2014) – Senior nursing students recently completed pre-Advanced Cardiac Life Support training as part of a new collaboration between Phoebe Putney Health System and the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing. The session was the first of a series of workshops and simulations to help prepare new nurses while allowing them to get a firsthand look at exciting careers at Phoebe.

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AMERICUS (Jan. 27, 2014) – Georgia Southwestern State University has received a grant of $6,830 to participate in the GOHS Georgia Young Adult Program. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety addresses the issues of young adult driver crashes, injuries and fatalities and partners with colleges and universities throughout the state to implement the Georgia Young Adult Program (GYAP). This program has proven to be successful using strategies such as peer education, providing educational speakers to schools, and encouraging schools to develop creative, innovative techniques to reduce young adult crashes, injuries and fatalities in their communities.

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AMERICUS (Jan. 17, 2014)—The Center for Business and Economic Development at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host the 19th annual Sumter County Economic Outlook Luncheon Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Thomas O. Marshall, Jr. Pavilion Private Dining Room. This event is co-sponsored by the Americus Rotary Club. The featured speaker will be William “Billy” Ussery, executive vice president and external relations with Oglethorpe Power Corporation.

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To get in the homecoming spirit, you can order your T-shirt today!  $10.00 per shirt.  We can also deliver too!  Please include $5.00 additional if you would like your T-shirt delivered. Quantities are limited, so reserve your today. Email Josh Curtin to reserve yours. Also, if you prefer to pay via credit card, I can accept credit card payments over the phone, but note there is an additional $.50 charge per $10.00. T-shirts are in so stop by the Division of Student Affairs and get yours today!

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AMERICUS (Jan. 13, 2014)‘Every writer needs a reader’ is the unofficial motto of the Georgia Southwestern State University Writing Center. The Writing Center has seven ‘readers’ and writing consultants who assist students from all disciplines in strategies for all aspects of the writing process free of charge. Alison McCarter is one of the GSW writing consultants, and she has been awarded the 2014 Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA) Undergraduate Tutor Award.

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AMERICUS (Jan. 7, 2014)—Georgia Southwestern State University recently named veteran GSW campus police officer Michael “Mike” Tracy the new director of Public Safety. Tracy served as interim director following the death of Chief Oris Bryant, Jr. in September of 2013.

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AMERICUS (Jan. 7, 2014)—The Thirty-First Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS) was held at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, India, on Dec. 28-30, 2013.

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Winter 2014 edition of GSW’s alumni magazine "Aeolian" released

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AMERICUS (Jan. 3, 2014)—Georgia Southwestern State University will host its annual MLK Convocation Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center.The keynote speakers are entrepreneurs and GSW alums Theopolis “Theo” and Lakinia Ramsey.

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AMERICUS (Dec. 20, 2013)—Jeffrey Waldrop, Ph.D., professor of English, received the Excellence and Commitment to Teaching Award at Georgia Southwestern State University during the graduation awards breakfast Saturday, Dec. 14 in the Marshall Student Center.

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AMERICUS (Dec. 16, 2013)—Georgia Southwestern State University’s club fishing team has seen much success during its four-year existence, having won some tournaments and finishing well in others.Team captain Chandler Ray of Arlington, Ga., and his brother Carson continued that success, recently finishing seventh at the Wackem College Open on Lake Lanier.

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AMERICUS (Dec. 12, 2013)—The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees held its fall 2013 full board meeting recently with Chairman Jimmy Skipper presiding.During the meeting, George Pritchard was voted a life trustee and four other current members were re-elected: Rick Davis, Mike Denham, Wallace Mays and Skipper. Nominated and elected by their peers, the 26-member group provides external oversight to the Foundation’s operations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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