July 18, 2017
Vol. 43, Issue 3
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President Elaine P. Maimon on Chicago Tonight

Screenshot of President Maimon on Chicago Tonight

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, GSU President Elaine P. Maimon talked with Paul Ponce at WTTW about moving ahead in Illinois with the new budget. Along with Northeastern Illinois University's Interim President Richard Helldobler, Dr. Maimon discussed the damage done and the path ahead for higher education in Illinois. 

“We are moving into a resurgence mode now and a restorative mode,” Dr. Maimon said. “We did everything that was responsible to do during this unprecedented two years ... and now we can send the message that through these two years, we have been resilient.”

You can view the entire conversation here.

State of Illinois Releases Education Funding

For the first time in over seven months, public universities and students who qualify for MAP grants were issued over $523 million by Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza last Thursday, July 13.

“Like the many legislators who supported a bipartisan budget solution last week, my office is committed to helping our colleges and universities recover from the unprecedented – and unnecessary – wreckage,” Comptroller Mendoza said in a press release published by her office. 

To read the release, click here.

Happy Birthday, GSU!

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Today our university celebrates its 48th birthday. Take a look at who and what else turns 48 this year in our GSU Newsroom!

Announcements and Events

Save the Dates – Upcoming Events in Fall 2017

The fall semester is rapidly approaching. Add these events to your calendar so that you don’t miss out on exciting opportunities at GSU.

Convocation 2017 will be held Friday, August 25 at 3 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts. Come and let’s kick off the year together!

GSU’s Fall 2017 All Campus Symposium will be held on Friday, November 10
on the stage of the Center for Performing Arts. The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end in the early afternoon. Additional details will be announced soon. 

Contact Penny Perdue or call 708.534.4130 for more information.

Do Good and Feel Good by Taking Part in GSU Library Amnesty

All GSU students, faculty, and staff who bring overdue GSU library books and materials along with one or more cans of food to the Library circulation desk will have their late fines forgiven. This does not include charges for damaged materials.

Canned good donations will be directly donated to the GSU Food Depository. Those who do not have library fines are also welcome to donate. Contact the Library for more information.

Follow GSU on Snapchat

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Add governors_state on Snapchat and live every moment at GSU in real-time. Snap or screenshot the snap code to add GSU on Snapchat.

Graduate Writing Camp

The Writing Center is hosting GSU’s first Graduate Writing Camp Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Student Success Commons. This day-long session provides graduate students time and space to work on theses, dissertations, or any longform writing project.

A reservation is required to participate in this event. Email Dr. Jarrett Neal, Writing Center Coordinator, or call him at 708.235.2105 to reserve a spot. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to ten students.

Take a Summer Time-Out for Fun!  

Summer is for fun, so take a break from the office for GSU’s Time Out for Fun (TOFF)! All GSU staff, students, and faculty are invited to get together, as schedules allow, between noon and 2 p.m. this Wednesday, July 12 for a variety of organized activities such as bean bags, bocce ball, volleyball, hula-hoops, board games, and more. In case of rain, pool, X-Box, and ping-pong are on the agenda.

TOFF activities are planned for the following Wednesdays during the summer: June 28; July 12, 19, and 26; and August 2 and 9. Locations will be announced in an upcoming e-blast. For more information, contact TOFF Committee members Karen Caesar, Dean Jennings, Marco Krcatovich, or Lydia Morrow-Ruetten.

Sports Broadcasting Internships

Are you interested in Sports Broadcasting? The Department of Digital Learning and Media Design is seeking interns to participate in sports coverage for men’s and women’s basketball games and women’s volleyball games. Positions include camera, audio, graphics, announcers, engineering, and social media. For more information, view the flyer here or contact Mark Kundla.

Summer Film Festival

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the Summer Film Festival, hosted by GSU’s School of Extended Learning and Intellectual Life Committee. The next screening, Michael Caplan’s Algren: The Movie, will take place Wednesday, July 19 at 4:30 p.m. in F1622. Reserve your seat here.


Turkish Faculty Visit GSU

Turkish faculty are visiting Governors State to study English. They recently shared their culture and history with the GSU community at Conversational Café.

Read more here.

Shooting Stars Story Time in the GSU Library

Storytime with Amy HolmanAmy Holman with the children from Shooting Stars Summer Camp

The GSU Library has some very special guests this summer. On Wednesday and Friday afternoons, a group of excited young children from the GSU Family Development Center's Shooting Stars Summer Camp are led by their teacher, Khuloud Mansour, to visit campus for Story Time in the Library.

Help us welcome these young book-lovers when you see them! Click here for more information.

Listen to Dr. Anthony Andrews on the Thought Leaders Viewpoint

On the fourth episode of The Thought Leader’s Viewpoint, Associate Professor of Economic Dr. Anthony Andrews discusses the impact of external environment on small and mid-size companies.

“What I really enjoy and get inspiration from at Governors State is teaching our students and preparing them to face their internal and external environment,” said Dr. Andrews in his closing remarks.

To listen to this episode of the Thought Leader’s Viewpoint, click here.

Workshops & Trainings

Check out the next Office of Marketing and Communications WorkZone training as well as information and training sessions for 25Live, GSU’s university-wide events calendar. For the complete list of workshop and training options, click here.


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