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AMERICUS, Ga. (Sept. 11, 2012)—For the second consecutive year, the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will make a stop at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) in honor of National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day.The GSW campus will serve as the Wall’s site from Thursday, Sept. 20 through Saturday, Sept. 22. National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 21.

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AMERICUS (Sept. 10, 2012)—Complete College Georgia (CCG) – Gov. Nathan Deal’s initiative to increase the numbers of Georgians earning a degree – reached another milestone today with the release of a report with specific plans by institutions in both the University System of Georgia (USG) and Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

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A caring human resource--After 34 years at Georgia Southwestern State University, Brenda Davis (center), benefits manager, officially retired Aug. 31. Since 1978, Davis has been a caring and helpful member of the Georgia Southwestern family. Above, Davis stands with colleagues from the Department of Human Resources, Becky Ann Morris (left) and director Janet Siders. A retirement reception was given in her honor on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Georgia Southwestern in 1996. Following her retirement, Davis will work part-time with Dr. Bryan Davis as GSW completes the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaffirmation process required every 10 years.

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ANDERSONVILLE, Ga. (Sept. 5, 2012)--National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. In honor of that day, the National Park Service, the Friends of Andersonville, and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) are hosting the 2012 National POW/MIA Convocation at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19 in Jackson Performance Hall.

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AMERICUS (Aug. 30, 2012)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is hosting the first Third World in Perspective Program Seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year. Titled "Experiences of GSW Students in Bulgaria," the forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Education Center, Room 100.

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AMERICUS (Aug. 27, 2012)--The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) honored its 2012-13 Pope Fellowship awardees at a reception recently.

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AMERICUS (Aug. 24, 2012)—After serving as vice chair and secretary of the Regents Advisory Committee on Records and Admissions (RACRA), Gaye Hayes, Ph.D., will serve as chair of the group for the 2012-2013 year. Hayes is the vice president of Enrollment Management at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).

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AMERICUS (Aug. 20, 2012)—Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) Hispanic recruiter Francisco “Paco” Paredes will receive a special “role model” honor from Minority Access, Inc. next month at their national conference in Orlando.

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AMERICUS (Aug. 9, 2012)—In the construction process, the only event more exciting than a groundbreaking ceremony is the ribbon cutting. Georgia Southwestern State University is proud to announce that the ribbon cutting for Phase One of the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex (Carter One) is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the main lobby.

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AMERICUS, Ga. (August 7, 2012)--According to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, the United States is facing a caregiving crisis that has far-reaching consequences for every American. Named in her honor, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is combating this issue with significant and consistent financial support from corporate partner Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

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AMERICUS (August 3, 2012)--GSW's newest 30 second TV commercial (#1 in a series) is complete and airing.

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AMERICUS (Aug. 1, 2012)—For most of the country, College Colors Day will be recognized on Friday, Aug. 31, but Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will be celebrating it a day early on Thursday, Aug. 30, taking advantage of the campus’ most active day of the week.

To commemorate, representatives from GSW Athletics and University Relations will be set up in the courtyard of the Marshall Student Center – adjacent to the Dining Hall – from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The following items/activities will be offered:

  • T-shirt swap – The first 30 students to donate a T-shirt from another college or university will be given a T-shirt promoting GSW and College Colors Day 2012.
  • Southwestern inspired snow cones – Thanks to help from the GSW Office of Campus Life and Aramark, free blue and gold (raspberry and lemon) snow cones will be available.
  • Pictures with Surge – GSW’s mascot, Surge, will be on hand for individual and group pictures to be posted on GSW’s Facebook page.
  • Women’s Soccer team – The women’s soccer team will be handing out schedules for both the women’s and men’s upcoming season.

College Colors Day seeks to celebrate and promote the traditions and spirit that make college great by encouraging fans, alumni, and students to wear apparel from Georgia Southwestern throughout the day Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.

Stay tuned to #gswccd2012 on Twitter and www.gswcanes.com for updates on the all the festivities.

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AMERICUS (July 13, 2012)—An internet-based art show that Georgia Southwestern State University senior fine arts major Kurt Peterson was involved with has just been purchased by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The show is entitled "Learning To Love You More", and is curated by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher. Peterson’s entry is now part of their permanent collection.

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AMERICUS (July 11, 2012)--Georgia Southwestern State University and South Georgia Technical College’s efforts promoting Americus and Sumter County as a college town through the “Two Great Choices - One Great Community” campaign continues to be a success.

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AMERICUS (July 11, 2012)--As the economy slowly regains footing, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and the 34 other University System of Georgia (USG) institutions continue to serve as consistent economic engines across their respective regions with a total economic impact of $13.2 billion to the state. GSW’s economic impact on the area was estimated at $73.5 million in fiscal year 2011, which is 6 percent higher than the $69.1 million reported for FY 2010. Georgia Southwestern’s employment impact was 902 jobs for the community.

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