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AMERICUS (Sept. 17, 2015)—The Fine Arts Building at Georgia Southwestern State University received much-needed renovation over the summer, and a special ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 at 10:45 a.m. to commemorate the improvements. The Fine Arts Building is located on the south end of campus adjacent to the James Earl Carter Library and the Business, History and Political Science Building.

Rosalynn Carter Institute Expands Program Proven to Reduce Caregiver Depression and Raise Satisfaction with Life

AMERICUS, GA (Sept. 9, 2015)—The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s (RCI) signature military caregiver program will expand to Virginia, North Carolina, and Los Angeles, California. With this latest growth, Operation Family Caregiver continues to pursue its strategy of serving families in states with the highest concentration of service members and veterans.

AMERICUS (Sept. 8, 2015)--National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day is Friday, September 18, 2015. In honor of that day, the National Park Service, the Friends of Andersonville, and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) are hosting the 2015 National POW/MIA Convocation at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center (Storm Dome) on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University. The featured speaker is Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, US Army (retired), former POW during the Gulf War 

The public is invited to this free event.

AMERICUS (Sept. 4, 2015) – Lauren DiPaula, Ph.D., associate professor of English, has been awarded a $1,000 mini-grant for the fiscal year 2015-16 from the University System of Georgia (USG) Office of Faculty Development. The grant will be used for developing the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Georgia Southwestern State University.

AMERICUS (Sept. 4, 2015) – The Georgia Southwestern State University Honors Program kicked off a new year this week with their first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

AMERICUS, GA (Aug. 25, 2015)— After serving the Americus-Sumter County Chamber of Commerce for six years, Angela Smith has accepted a position at Georgia Southwestern State University as the executive assistant to the President. Interim President Charles Patterson made the announcement today. Smith will begin her new position at GSW Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Move-In Day set for Aug. 15, classes begin Aug. 19

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 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.”

Military caregiver program will now provide support in nine U.S. cities 

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 (

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