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AMERICUS (Aug. 22, 2013)--Assistant Professor Joseph Watson, Ph.D., has only been on the Georgia Southwestern State University campus for a week, but he is already making his presence known. Watson is the new professor of the theatre, communication, and media arts department and he has been invited to participate in the upcoming TED Conference in March 2014 in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
AMERICUS (Aug. 19, 2013)—Georgia Southwestern State University will be celebrating College Colors Day this year on Thursday, Aug. 29.
AMERICUS (August 13, 2013)—Mid-August in college towns everywhere brings with it a high level of excitement. Arguably the most exciting day in the back-to-school month is “Move-In Day,” when new students – particularly new freshmen – settle into campus residence halls. For Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), that day is Saturday, Aug. 17.Move-In Day activities begin at 8 a.m. and will primarily take place at the Southwestern Oaks Freshman Residence Hall.
Click here to view "First Generation Story" of Georgia Southwetern State University student Wayndaysha Stanbury.
AMERICUS (July 23, 2013)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) named Gina Wilson its new director of Human Resources this month. Wilson comes to GSW from Delhaize America Shared Services Group where she was an associate relations specialist. She replaces Janet Siders who is retiring at the end of July.
AMERICUS (July 11, 2013)—An annual study of the University System of Georgia’s economic impact on the State records a 7.4 percent increase from fiscal year 2011 to 2012. Georgia Southwestern State University’s impact increased by two percent from $73.5 to $74.8 million.The System and its 31 institutions had a total economic impact of $14.1 billion on the state economy.
AMERICUS (June 28, 2013)—Harold Isaacs, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), has edited “Winds of Change: Crisis and Critique in the Third World,” the Spring 2013 issue of “Journal of Third World Studies” (JTWS). The Journal is published by the Association of Third World Studies, Inc. (ATWS).
AMERICUS (June 10, 2013)—After 30-plus years of service and minimal updates, the Fine Arts Building at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will undergo renovation in Fiscal Year 2014.The $1.95 million capital improvement project was approved by the state legislature and the governor and met strict guidelines set out by the University System of Georgia to “enhance critical academic program needs by increasing the functionality and yield of existing space,” rather than beginning new construction.
AMERICUS (June 10, 2013)--Twelve students from Americus-Sumter County High School South Campus got a closer look at college life for three months during the spring, as they participated in the Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) Near Peer Program. This program is funded by the College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) of the U.S. Department of Education.
AMERICUS (June 7, 2013)—Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) was awarded a $24,050 grant from the University System of Georgia (USG) for a project aimed at improving student retention. Georgia Southwestern’s proposal was one of only nine funded out of 28 submitted and will begin in Fall 2013. It is part of the Complete College Georgia (CCG) initiative focusing on innovative practices to retain students and add postsecondary graduates to the Georgia workforce.
AMERICUS (June 7, 2013)—To the people who knew him, Jimmy Hightower was not just a coach or a teacher; he was mentor and a friend. Some of those friends are helping establish an athletic scholarship in his memory at Georgia Southwestern State University. Former members of the GSW and Americus High Football teams have initiated the fund and are encouraging others to join and support their efforts.
The Georgia Intercollegiate Consortium for Graduate Nursing Education (GICGNE) - a partnership between Georgia Southwestern State University and Columbus State University offering the master’s program in nursing - is seeking initial national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) with an on-site evaluation visit scheduled for Sept. 18-20, 2013.
AMERICUS (May 23, 2013)—The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees held its spring full board meeting earlier this month with Chairman Jimmy Skipper presiding.During the meeting, Rick Whaley (’89) was voted a life trustee and four other current members were re-elected: Barry Blount (’78), Jay Cliett, Doug Moses (’97) and Jeffrey Waldrop, Ph.D. Nominated and elected by their peers, the 28-member group provides external oversight to the Foundation’s operations.