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AMERICUS (March 20, 2013)--The dedication of Georgia Southwestern State University’s Capitan Plaza next Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. has been postponed as the Capitans are not able to attend for personal reasons. Tentatively, the University plans to reschedule the event within the next 30 days.

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AMERICUS (March 19, 2013)--We have all occasionally forgotten what day it is, missed an appointment, or misplaced our car keys.You may wonder if this is normal aging or if it is a sign of a more serious problem. With a 2013 funding award of $10,000 from the Mattie Marshall Foundation, Georgia Southwestern State University’s Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) can help answer that question as it is offering a free and confidential memory loss screening program called ROAD (Reaching Out to Assess Dementia).

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AMERICUS (March 14, 2013)—Ru Story-Huffman, interim dean of the James Earl Carter Library at Georgia Southwestern State University, was officially named dean today. Prior to her role as interim dean, Story-Huffman served as reference librarian and government information coordinator at the Carter Library. She succeeds Vera Weisskopf who retired in March 2012.

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AMERICUS (March 13, 2013)—Since the founding of Georgia Southwestern State University’s Alumni Association in 1971, few members of its Board of Directors have been as dedicated as Glynn Mathis.Having served on the Board for 10 years (2002-2012), Mathis was named a lifetime member at the February meeting.

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AMERICUS (March 12, 2013)—The sixth in the Women's Studies Lecture Series at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is set for Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex Auditorium. The topics are intended to honor the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a focus on African-American women. Assistant Professor of History Susan Bragg, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Kuipers, Ph.D., are the featured speakers.

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AMERICUS (Feb. 28, 2013)--After 10 years at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), Etrat Fathi (left) retired today as the university’s director of Career Services. Her husband, Michael Fathi, Ph.D., is a professor in GSW’s School of Business Administration and is seen standing here during a reception in her honor. Fathi holds a Bachelor of Science from Jundi University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. Prior to her tenure at GSW, Fathi served as the director of Career Services at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga. A search is currently under way to find her replacement.

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AMERICUS (Feb. 28, 2013) -- A name that is synonymous with service in Americus is Len Hicks. At Georgia Southwestern State University's (GSW) annual alumni awards brunch recently, Hicks was honored with the Leewynn J. Finklea Outstanding Alumni Award.

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AMERICUS (Feb. 26, 2013)—Every 10 years the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) requires schools to re-affirm their standing in a process called re-accreditation. Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is in the middle of this process having just launched its required Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) titled “Windows to the World.”

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AMERICUS (Feb. 22, 2013)--Heather DeShon, Ph.D., of Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be coming to Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to give two lectures on earthquake and tsunami hazards.The first lecture, “Great Earthquakes and New Insights into Subduction Seismogenesis”, will be in Jackson Performance Hall at 11 a.m. This lecture will be for a general audience and is free and open to the public.

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AMERICUS (Feb. 20, 2013)—Harold Isaacs, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), has edited “Political, Economic, Social, and Cultural Developments in the Third World,” the Fall 2012 issue of “Journal of Third World Studies” (JTWS). The Journal is published by the Association of Third World Studies, Inc. (ATWS).

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AMERICUS (Feb. 14, 2013)--The James Earl Carter Library at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is hosting an exhibit through the end of February of historic documents relating to the civil rights history in Americus and Sumter County.Collected and preserved by the Americus-Sumter County Movement Remembered Committee, Inc. (ASCMRC), these documents reflect vital African American campaigns for voting rights, educational opportunities, and real freedom in Southwest Georgia.

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AMERICUS (Feb. 6, 2013)—Administrators from Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Sumter County Schools met Friday, Feb. 1 to talk about ways both organizations can improve preparedness for aspiring college students. Among topics discussed was enhancing communication, creating a “college-bound culture,” addressing curriculum needs, and developing an annual essay writing contest designed to make students aware of the importance of good writing, with prizes in the form of GSW scholarships. The group will reconvene soon and plans to work together closely in the future.

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AMERICUS (Jan. 31, 2013)—Lauren Groff, author of “Arcadia,” is set to give the annual Griffin Bell Distinguished Lecture. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Performance Hall at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).

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AMERICUS (Jan. 31, 2013)—Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Seaborn Jones will lead a special convocation Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Performance Hall at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW).

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AMERICUS (Jan. 29, 2013)—With the beginning of a new year brings new resolution, a new semester and a brand new building. Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is pleased to announce that the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex’s second phase (Carter II) is now finished providing a 35,000 square foot home to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI), the Psychology and Sociology (Psych/Soc.) Department and lab space for nursing science courses. The move is now complete.

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