June 21, 2016
Vol. 30 Issue 3
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Services for Saieed Ivey

Services for former GSU student and basketball player Saieed Ivey have been announced.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 21 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Leak & Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago. A wake will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester, Chicago. An 11 a.m. service at the church will follow.

GSU Foundation Scholarship Application Period

The deadline to apply for scholarships through the GSU Foundation is July 7. All students are encouraged to apply. Freshmen and sophomores may apply for scholarships in their intended majors, even if they have not formally declared yet. Further information and applications can be found on the Web.

Talking Circle and Message from Dean Valente

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a Talking Circle on Thursday, June 23 in A2150 at 12:30 p.m. The topic will be the recent shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and the ways that violence affects all of our communities.

Aurelio Valente, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, has a message for the GSU community regarding the tragedy.

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Awards Given

This year's SA/EM Awards were announced on Tuesday, June 7. A full listing of recipients can be found in the Newsroom. Congratulations to all of this year's winners.


First Summer R.O.A.R. Session

Wear your GSU gear and show your spirit on Wednesday, June 22 to help us welcome some of this year's freshmen to Governors State. Beginning at 8 a.m. and running through the afternoon, with a lunch break in the Hall of Governors from 12:15 – 1 p.m., new students and their families will be on campus for the first of four summer orientation programs. Use our unique hashtags on social media to help promote Summer R.O.A.R. at GSU.  #govst2016 #new2gsu

Café Hours Adjusted for Summer

Based on customer traffic, the hours of the café are being adjusted for the remainder of the summer. Effective June 20, the café will be open:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For complete information about dining hours and menu options for the summer, please visit Campus Dining on the Web.

Institutional Review Board Submissions Deadline

Please submit IRB protocol applications that must start during Fall 2016 on or prior to Friday, July 8. IRB applications submitted between July 15 to September 16 may be subject to extended processing times. Additional information can be found on the Web.

GSU Foundation Scramble Golf Outing

Register now and save your spot. The GSU Foundation Scholarship Scramble Golf Outing will be held at the Flossmoor Country Club on Monday, July 25. There are multiple registration options available on the Web form. All proceeds help to provide scholarships for students at GSU. Come out on the green for a good cause!

Meditation and Interfaith Prayer Room Available

A Meditation and Interfaith Prayer Room is available to students, faculty, and staff year-round in A2150. The room is an accessible space which can be used  for meditation, prayer, or just as a quiet space for thought by people of all faith traditions and beliefs, as well as those for whom religion has no particular significance. The room is open on a drop-in basis, or it can be reserved through Student Life.

Conference on Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools Hosted at GSU

On Wednesday, June 15, the COE hosted an all-day conference for local educators that focused on providing critical needs and services for students who have been subjected to family and childhood trauma. The conference featured prominent speakers from the education field. Read more.

Jaguars Abroad

Faculty members accompanied several groups of students overseas after graduation

Faculty members accompanied several groups of students overseas after graduation in May for learning abroad experiences in three destinations: Sweden, South Africa, and Italy. Applications are being accepted for a Public Health Brigade to Nicaragua in January 2017. Read more.

Addictions Counseling Info Sessions

The College of Health and Human Services will be hosting two information sessions this summer for the Addictions Counseling Program. Prospective students can attend either June 15 or July 13 in room G227 starting at 6 p.m.  For more information contact Shavron Henry at 708.534.4923 or visit the Web.


GSU is once again sponsoring STEAM camps this summer for middle and high school students. Camps are being held during two different weeks, and students may register for one or both sessions. Week 1 runs from July 18 – 22 and focuses on forensics. Week 2 will feature robotics and goes from July 25 – 29. Read more.


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