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ATLANTA (NOVEMBER 21)--University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby today named Dr. Charles Patterson as interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).

AMERICUS (Nov. 18, 2014)--After serving 18 years as executive assistant to two different Georgia Southwestern State University presidents, Paula Williams is retiring. President Kendall Blanchard and his wife, Dr. Connie Blanchard, held a retirement reception for Williams Monday, Nov. 17 in the Wheatley Administration Building.

AMERICUS (Nov. 18, 2014)--As part of the University System of Georgia’s SPIRIT of USG Week during International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 16-22, 2014, Georgia Southwestern State University is helping educate its campus by sending fraud prevention and awareness tips.


AMERICUS (Nov. 14, 2014)—Mike Leeder has been named permanent athletic director (AD) at Georgia Southwestern State University effective Monday, Nov. 17. President Kendall Blanchard made the announcement today following a national search. Serving as the interim AD since June replacing Jaclyn Donovan, Leeder will remain the head men’s basketball coach.

AMERICUS (Nov. 11, 2014)--The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc. was held at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colo. Oct. 16-18. The conference was co-sponsored by ATWS, Georgia Southwestern State University, Metropolitan State, and Louisiana State University, Shreveport.

AMERICUS (Nov. 10, 2014)--Beginning this semester, Georgia Southwestern State University has added a new tool to aid in student success. The program called Beacon (a Campus Labs product) is a web-based early alert system, and its main purpose is to identify students that might be lacking the resources they need to succeed and to connect these students to those resources.

Banner and RAIN will be down starting Monday, Nov. 10 through Tuesday, Nov. 11 for mandatory upgrades.  This downtime may extend through Tuesday evening.  We will do our best to ensure that the downtime is minimal and appreciate your patience.

AMERICUS (Oct. 31, 2014)—The Visual Arts Department at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is joining with several local organizations to help eliminate hunger and poverty housing in Americus. Under the name “Synergy,” the culmination of two separate initiatives – “Empty Bowls” and “Boundaries” – will take place Sunday, Nov. 2 from 2-5 p.m. in a local Habitat for Humanity International house scheduled for renovation this spring.

AMERICUS (Oct. 28, 2014) – Jeffrey Green, professor and chair of the Department of Theater, Communication & Media Arts at Georgia Southwestern State University, was inducted as a Full Fellow to the Georgia Repertory Ensemble of Artists and Theaters (G.R.E.A.T Fellows) at the Georgia Theater Conference in Columbus, Georgia on October 12.


AMERICUS, GEORGIA — The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s (RCI) signature military caregiver program, Operation Family Caregiver, announced its expansion into three new regions with high concentrations of returning military personnel at its annual summit Friday, Oct. 24.


AMERICUS, Ga. (Oct. 22)--The College Republicans, the Young Democrats, and the Student Government Association of Georgia Southwestern State University are sponsoring a candidate forum for Georgia State House District 138 to be held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Nursing Auditorium of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex.


ATLANTA, Ga. (October 15, 2014)—Today at their October meeting, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved the state’s newest master’s degree in nursing through a partnership between Georgia Southwestern State University and Columbus State University. A Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) will be delivered completely online beginning January 2015.


AMERICUS (Oct. 14, 2014)--Georgia Southwestern’s Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) demonstrates once again that it is a leader in caregiver advocacy nationwide having been awarded a $962,000 grant from the U.S. Administration on Community Living (ACL).

AMERICUS (Oct. 9, 2014)—Last October, Georgia Southwestern State University and East Georgia State College co-hosted the inaugural conference on college readiness called “East Meets West: Addressing the Challenge of College Readiness in Rural Georgia.” Its purpose was to bring educators from public schools, technical colleges and University System of Georgia institutions together in order to explore ways of ensuring that high school graduates, particularly those in rural parts of the state, are prepared to succeed in college.

Americus, GA, (October 8, 2014)—The Sumter Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, Inc. awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Georgia Southwestern Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from the grant will be used to purchase iPad minis for the Georgia Southwestern School of Nursing’s clinical faculty.

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