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AMERICUS (June 7, 2016)—After 10 seasons and 243 career wins as a head men’s basketball coach, Mike Leeder is leaving his seat on the court for the Georgia Southwestern State University Hurricanes.

ATHENS, Ga. (June 6, 2016)--Lauren DiPaula, Ph.D., associate professor of English and modern language at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), just completed the 2016 Governor’s Teaching Fellowship at the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education.  As one of 15 faculty members from colleges and universities across the state, DiPaula was selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow after a highly competitive application and selection process.

AMERICUS (May 31, 2016)--Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is providing Microsoft Office free to every student. Office 365 includes the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. As long as you’re a student at GSW, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

AMERICUS (May 26, 2016)—“Carleen Wise is a wonderful illustration of the saying ‘keep your eyes on the prize.'" These words came from Liz Wilson, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business Administration, when describing recent Georgia Southwestern State University graduate Carleen Wise, a native of Plains, Ga.

Peterson voted new chairman, Blount takes life status

AMERICUS (May 26, 2016)—The Georgia Southwestern Foundation Board of Trustees held its spring full board meeting Thursday, May 19. This served as local real estate agent Mark Pace’s last meeting as chairman. Will Peterson, assistant vice president of Human Resources for Phoebe Putney Health System, was voted the new chair and will serve a two-year term.

REYNOLDS/WARNER ROBINS/UPATOI (May 20, 2016) – The Georgia Southwestern Foundation, Inc. recently received $5,000 in grant funds from the Flint Energies Foundation. The funds from the grant will be used to purchase Gait analysis software to further the education of Exercise Science students.

Fourth Day scheduled to accommodate large freshman class

AMERICUS (May 24, 2016)–Every year Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) welcomes incoming freshman and transfer students and their parents to campus for S.T.O.R.M. Day. The first S.T.O.R.M. Day of the year lands on May 26.

AMERICUS (May 11, 2016)– “Sirocco,” Georgia Southwestern State University’s annual student-published Literary and Visual Arts Magazine was recently released for 2016. A reading and release party held on April 21 celebrated the new edition titled, “Scattered Thoughts.”

University System of Georgia has $15.5 billion impact  

AMERICUS (May 11, 2016)-– An annual report on the economic impact of the University System of Georgia on the state reveals a 9.2 percent increase from fiscal year 2014 to 2015. Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) impact increased by five percent from $76.5 million to $80.4 million.

AMERICUS (May 6, 2016)--Georgia Southwestern State University held its Spring 2016 Commencement today and conferred bachelor's and master's degrees to approximately 250 students. The event was held in Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Retired State Senator George Hooks delivered the keynote address.

AMERICUS (May 5, 2016)--The Department of Theater, Communication and Media Arts at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) just released the "teaser" trailer for its first feature film, "Which Way There." 

AMERICUS, GEORGIA (May 4, 2016) — Each year, the month of May is designated by the President of the United States as Older Americans Month.  The theme, as issued by the Administration for Community Living and U.S. Administration on Aging, for this year’s celebration—“Blaze a Trail”—emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.

AMERICUS (April 27, 2016)—Georgia Southwestern State University held its Spring 2016 Honors and Recognition Ceremony Monday, April 25. Held in Jackson Performance Hall, this event, in a more comprehensive way, recognized faculty and staff for excellence in teaching, scholarship, advising and service, as well as student excellence in each academic discipline.

 

AMERICUS (April 27, 2016)--Sam Miller, Ph.D., vice president for Student Affairs at Georgia Southwestern State University, was named the 2016 Oris Bryant Staff Member of the Year by the Student Government Association (SGA), April 25 at the Honors and Recognition Ceremony.

This award is named after the late Chief Oris Bryant, who served as an exceptional SGA advisor for many years and a friend and mentor to all students on campus.

The award is presented to a faculty member who consistently promotes student engagement, school spirit and serves as an exceptional mentor to all students. It is nominated and voted on by members of the SGA and is presented to the faculty member for his or her contribution above and beyond the call of duty, just as Chief Oris Bryant did.

 

A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Miller joined the GSW staff in June 2000. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He earned a Master of Education and a Ph.D. in counselor education from Mississippi State University.

Miller award

Caption--Dr. Sam Miller (left) presented with the Oris Bryant Staff Member of the Year Award by 2016-2017 SGA President Bryce Benton.          

AMERICUS (April 27, 2016)--Robert Bennett, Ph.D., associate professor of management within the School of Business Administration at Georgia Southwestern State University, was named the Student Government Association (SGA) Faculty Member of the Year Monday, April 25 at the Honors and Recognition Ceremony.

The SGA Faculty Member of the Year Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding faculty member. The award is presented to a faculty member who consistently promotes student engagement, school spirit and serves as an exceptional mentor to all students.

It is nominated and voted on by members of the SGA and is presented to the faculty member for his or her contribution above and beyond the call of duty.

Bennett joined the Georgia Southwestern faculty in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Alabama, an MBA from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. from Florida State University.

Bennett award

Caption--Dr. Robert Bennett (left) is presented with the SGA Faculty Member of the Year Award from 2016-2017 SGA President Bryce Benton.

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