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AMERICUS, GA (Aug. 14, 2015)—This time Saturday, approximately 880 college students – with 289 of those being new freshmen – will be settling in to their homes for the next 10 months on campus as Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) hosts the 2015 edition of “Move-In Day.” Classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 19, marking the official beginning of the fall semester. And with a new year comes new energy and often times new academic programs and construction.
The Summer 2015 edition of GSW’s alumni magazine "Aeolian" is now available for viewing online.
Beginning Fall 2015, Georgia Southwestern State University will have a new coffee shop in the Marshall Student Center. What was formerly known as "Java City" will now be called "Higher Grounds Cafe," and it will "proudly serve Starbucks coffee." The new coffee offering was based on a student brand survey conducted last year.
AMERICUS (July 31, 2015)—The Department of Public Safety at Georgia Southwestern State University hosted Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) recently allowing local and regional law enforcement personnel to earn Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).
AMERICUS (July 24, 2015) – Georgia Southwestern State University has recently ranked 11th on the 50 Most Affordable Small Colleges for an HR Degree 2015 list assembled by humanresourcesmba.net. Georgia Southwestern was one of only two Georgia colleges that made the list, ranking ahead of Brenau University.
AMERICUS (July 22, 2015) – Georgia Southwestern State University is not just broadening the perspectives of its own students but also for a younger generation, as it recently collaborated with Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm to provide a day of education and fun for middle school-aged campers on Friday, July 17, 2015.
AMERICUS (July 21, 2015) – The Chattahoochee-Flint RESA Educational Technology Center (ETC) along with the Georgia Southwestern Department of Theater, Communication and Media Arts (TCMA) produced the 11th annual Georgia Movie Academy (GMA) awards at the Rylander Theater earlier this year. The GMA theme was “Communicate.”
AMERICUS (July 13, 2015)—The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s (RCI) Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) will pilot a new volunteer program thanks to funding from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and a new partnership with Blue Star Families, the largest chapter-based, volunteer, military family engagement organization in the nation. Training will commence for OFC coaches in fall 2015, with service to military families, done both in person and via SKYPE, beginning as early as December.
AMERICUS (July 10, 2015) – Georgia Southwestern State University has been ranked 23rd out of the 100 Most Affordable Small Colleges East of the Mississippi by Great Value Colleges (greatvaluecolleges.net).
AMERICUS (July 8, 2015) – Georgia Southwestern State University’s African American Male Institute was awarded a grant for the 2016 fiscal year by the University System of Georgia’s (USG) African-American Male Initiative (AAMI).
AMERICUS (July 7, 2015) – Georgia Southwestern State University’s accounting graduates excelled on the latest Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), ranking No. 25 among the nation’s medium-sized programs and No. 3 among schools in Georgia.
AMERICUS (July 6, 2015)—Philip Szmedra, Ph.D., and Cecilia Maldonado, Ph.D., have been named the inaugural Comer Faculty Scholar Award recipients for School of Business Administration faculty at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).
SPECIAL FROM SOUTH GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
AMERICUS (June 3, 2015)--AT&T made its eighth contribution to South Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University recently for the “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign and their donation raised the total amount collected to over $100,000.
AMERICUS (May 29, 2015)—Paula Bryant, senior lecturer in the Georgia Southwestern State University School of Nursing, is the recipient of the inaugural William B. King Faculty Scholar Award for nursing faculty. The award comes with a $9,000 stipend distributed evenly over three years.
AMERICUS (May 27, 2015) – Recent Georgia Southwestern State University graduate Chase Burnfin of Leesburg, Ga. recently received a $3,500 scholarship for graduate school from the Albany Chapter of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA).