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AMERICUS, GEORGIA (May 4, 2016) — Each year, the month of May is designated by the President of the United States as Older Americans Month. The theme, as issued by the Administration for Community Living and U.S. Administration on Aging, for this year’s celebration—“Blaze a Trail”—emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.
AMERICUS (April 27, 2016)—Georgia Southwestern State University held its Spring 2016 Honors and Recognition Ceremony Monday, April 25. Held in Jackson Performance Hall, this event, in a more comprehensive way, recognized faculty and staff for excellence in teaching, scholarship, advising and service, as well as student excellence in each academic discipline.
AMERICUS (April 21, 2016)—Kathleen Tucker of Americus was awarded recently for her service to Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and the Alumni Association. Tucker was named the Leewynn J. Finklea Outstanding Alumni Award recipient at GSW’s Spring Alumni Event April 9.
AMERICUS (April 18, 2016)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony Friday, May 6 at 3 p.m. in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The commencement speaker will be George Hooks. An Americus insurance agent, Hooks served 32 years in the Georgia General Assembly.
AMERICUS, GEORGIA (April 15, 2016) — RCI REACH, a program of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) in collaboration with Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, is now available in Sumter and the surrounding counties.
AMERICUS, Ga. (April 13, 2016)--Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is pleased to announce that 20 members have been invited and inducted into its membership through the Pi Gamma Chapter of Georgia Southwestern State University. These members include Lauren Barfield, Aryn Beall, Amanda Berstler, Mishelle Butler, Hannah Conger, Haley Hagin, Cassidy Jolly, Hillaree McClelland, Samantha Nelson, Shakela Peak, Ashley Rhodes, Rebecca Sauls, Stephanie Summerlin, Taylor Summers, Catherine Sumner, Rebecca Swords, Hope Teasley, Kyndall Tomlinson, Zachery Ward and Mary Wilson.
AMERICUS, Ga. (April 6, 2016)—Preston Weaver, Aramark residential location manager at Mercer University, was recently named Aramark food service director at GSW (GSW Dining). Having served as interim director since Feb. 1 upon the position vacated by Shane Collins, Weaver’s first day as permanent director was March 15.
AMERICUS, Ga. (April 6, 2016)— The Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) School of Business Administration was recently notified that its bachelor’s degree in human resource management now fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR curriculum guides established in 2005.
AMERICUS, Ga. (April 5, 2016)--AT&T made its ninth contribution to South Georgia Technical College and Georgia Southwestern State University recently for the “Two Great Choices – One Great Community” campaign that supports the efforts at both higher education institutions.
Americus, GA (April 5, 2016)–Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is proud to announce the receipt of a $6,380 grant to participate in the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) Georgia Young Adult Program.
AMERICUS, Ga. (March 31, 2016)—Whether it’s to the mailbox or for an afternoon stroll, walking is an exercise most of us take part in every day. Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) Interim President Charles Patterson is asking the campus to join him for a “Walk with the President” in honor of National Walking Day Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 p.m. The national initiative is led by the American Heart Association. Walkers are asked to meet at the Wheatley Administration Building for a 30-minute walk around Perimeter Road.
Americus, Ga., March 28, 2016—Representatives from Georgia Southwestern State University welcomed AT&T* and the It Can Wait campaign to campus today to address a dangerous practice—smartphone driving distractions. Research shows that 7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities while driving.1 It’s no longer safe to assume that people are just texting from behind the wheel.
AMERICUS (March 18, 2016)—Scholarship recipients at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) shared a meal with their benefactors Thursday, March 17 at a luncheon honoring the two groups.
AMERICUS (March 16, 2016)—Mike Gaymon, author, professional speaker, and retired Chamber of Commerce president, is the featured speaker for Georgia Southwestern State University’s Griffin B. Bell Lecture Thursday, April 7. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex Lecture Hall.
The statement below is from GSW Interim President Charles Patterson regarding the recent passage of HB 859, otherwise known as "Campus Carry"