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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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AMERICUS, Ga. (June 20, 2012)—Thanks to a generous $65,000 grant from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) BRIDGES program, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will help implement an innovative campaign promoting healthy lifestyles to residents of the South Pacific living with diabetes.BRIDGES is an acronym for "Bringing Research in Diabetes to Global Environments and Systems," and it is supported by an education grant from Lilly Diabetes.

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AMERICUS (June 12, 2012)—The Study Abroad Program at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) has received a grant worth $10,000 from the Mattie H. Marshall Foundation to help provide financial assistance to GSW students participating in GSW Study Abroad.

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AMERICUS (June 5, 2012)--How do you close an 18 percent gap between the number of Georgians who currently have some type of college degree and what the state’s workforce will need in 2020?

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AMERICUS (June 1, 2012)—The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees held its spring full board meeting last month, electing one new trustee (Mary Wysochansky – ’87, ’93) and re-elected four current members. The group also granted life trustee status to Judge Mike Greene and Greg Austin. Nominated and elected by their peers, the 30-member group provides external oversight to the Foundation’s operations. Local attorney Jimmy Skipper is the new chairman, replacing Americus Mayor Barry Blount. Skipper will serve a two-year term as chairman.

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AMERICUS (May 22, 2012)—Jason Berggren, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), is the 2012 recipient of the Professor of the Year Award voted on by the class of 2011. The honor was presented at Spring Commencement on May 5 in the Student Success Center.

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