Monthly Announcement - July 3, 2012
I hope you are enjoying your summer so far.
If you're planning on visiting GSU on a Friday, call first. GSU is once again observing a four-day work week schedule during the summer months, with most offices closed on Fridays. The schedule will be in effect through Friday, August 3.
No matter how you decide to stay connected - joining clubs, attending lectures and events on campus, participating in an alumni activity - GSU has something for everyone. Tell us what you've been up to. We love to hear from you. Stay connected with your alma mater and get involved. Visit www.govst.edu/alumni for club information.
For more information, call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128. Feel free to visit the alumni website to view past editions of the e-connections newsletter and our annual print newsletter, Alumni Connections and to get up-to-the-minute details.
Director of Alumni Relations
Alumni Annual White Sox Outing - August 4
Join the GSU Alumni Association at U.S. Cellular Field and cheer on the Chicago White Sox as they take on the Los Angeles Angels. Seating is in lower boxes, section 114. Game time is 6:10 p.m.
Tickets are $45 per person. Tickets are limited. Don't miss out on the fun! For tickets call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128.
Six Flags Great America Discount for GSU Alumni and Staff
The Alumni Association is offering discounted tickets to Great America. The tickets can be used for any one of the following days: Saturday or Sunday, July 28, 29, August 4 or 5. Tickets are $29.50 each and are available on-line only. Ticket sales begin July 12. Go to www.sixflags.com and enter the promotion code gsualumni2012 to receive the discounted price.
As a GSU alum, you may join as many of our Alumni Clubs as you like, free of charge. Sign up for Alumni Clubs by visiting www.govst.edu/alumni (click on Clubs side bar) or call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128 for more information.
Alumni Golf Club
All Alumni Golf Club members are invited to join the GSU Golf League each Tuesday at Golf Vista Estates in Monee. Tee time is 4:30 p.m. through the start of September. Golfers at all ability levels are welcome.
A round of golf each week costs $7 per person. Carts cost an additional $7. The golf course is located at 5001 W. Augusta Boulevard in Monee.
The Third Annual Dave Drechsel Golf Outing and Award Banquet takes place at University Club Conference Center (across from GSU) on September 9.
Anyone wishing to join the GSU Golf League can sign up by calling Hollie Campbell at 708.235.6813.
Alumni Book Club Reviews
"A Tale of Two Cities" - July 26
Join other book enthusiasts in a lively discussion on the current book. The Alumni Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month.
Book Club Schedule:
July 26 A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
6:30 p.m. Cafeteria Annex
August 23 Pacific Vortex by Clive Cussler
6:30 p.m. Cafeteria Annex
Books to be reviewed are chosen by the Alumni Book Club members. Call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128 to join or e-mail alumnirelations2@govst. edu and say "sign me up for the Book Club." Visit the website at www.govst.edu/alumni for details and book descriptions.
Save the Date - Addiction Studies Alumni Club
Recovery Walk - September 22
Join the First Walk for Recovery, sponsored by the Addictions Studies Alumni Club. The Walk for Recovery and National Recovery Month honors individuals recovering and seeking recovery, and celebrates the treatment and support service providers committed to helping them. Help increase awareness surrounding addiction issues. Visit www.govst.edu/alumni to register and for up to the minute details.
Join the Addiction Studies Alumni Club. The club's next meeting is July 21, at noon, in room D1496 on campus.
Alumni Artforum Club Art Show a Success
The first Alumni Art Show was a success last month when alumni joined the student graduate show. We had a nice turnout of alumni and guests for the show and the reception. Start planning your submission now for next year's show.
Alumni Volunteer Program Helps Fight Hunger
The Alumni Association's first volunteer event made its move against hunger on June 23 by joining the Greater Chicago Food Depository hunger walk along the Chicago lakefront. The GSU team walked to benefit the Rich Township Food Pantry, which is located near the GSU campus.
Shown: Cecelia and LaMont Palmer, Cheri, Nicole and Kristen Garey
Kudos to GSU Alumni Association Board members, Cecelia Palmer, Rose Reed Murry and LaTonia Richmond, who donned their walking shoes for this worthy cause. Also walking was Cynthia Carr, OT Professor at GSU.
Show your GSU Spirit while giving back to the community in a way that is important to you. Volunteer at an organization of your choice in the name of GSU. Wear your GSU t-shirt, send us a picture, and tell us what you did. It's that easy. Whatever service you participate in - whether it's with your peers, your family, your office, or even alone - get involved and make a difference.
Upcoming Career Fairs
Update your resumes and mark your calendars for Career Services' upcoming Career Fairs:
Business/Communications/Technology Career Fair
Health and Human Services Career and Internship Fair
Teacher Education Career and Internship Fair
For more information visit www.govst.edu/careerservices
Upside Down, Kneeling Makes its Debut at GSU
Shown: Upside Down, Kneeling Sculpture
Rabbit-eared, human-limbed, and clearly visible from the Hall of Governors, Upside Down, Kneeling arrived recently at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. The sculpture, by British artist Sophie Ryder, is on loan from Robert and Karen Duncan. It is the third offering in NMSP's ongoing Solo Exhibition Series presentations sponsored, in part, by BMO Harris Bank. Read more here
Get Healthy and Enrich Your Mind
The GSU Recreation and Fitness Center is hosting two lectures for a healthier you:
Eating for Energy July 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts; $5 for Recreation and Fitness Center members; $10 all other alumni and guests
Your Amazing Mind July 26 from 1 to 3 p.m., A2134; $5
Registration is required. For more information, call 708.534.4556
Art on Campus Continues
The Art on Campus program is currently featuring "Sixteen Pieces," a collection of works by Claudia Craemer. These works are on exhibit through July 31.
"I like the way painting can be a way to learn what we're thinking - what we've been carrying around unnoticed, consciously trying to avoid, or simply what we truly believe and know. And I like the way it always teaches us more surely what we may have been mulling over for a while but were never quite able to bring to the surface and express in words. I like learning this language." - Claudia Craemer
The Art on Campus program is activating wall spaces on campus with student, alumni, and community artwork. Because these galleries are located in the public areas at GSU, the exhibits can be viewed any time the campus is open.
Dr. Cada Appointed Dean of College of
Health and Human Services
Shown: Upside Down, Kneeling Sculpture
Upon the recommendation of the search committee and Provost Terry Allison, President Maimon is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Beth Cada to the position of Dean of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). Read more here.
GSU Foundation Hosts Scholarship Luncheon
Nearly 100 dedicated, hardworking students were honored at the annual GSU Foundation Scholarship Luncheon. Dr. Sandy Goldberg, of NBC Chicago, served as event emcee, complimenting the university on its students' successes, generous donors, and beautiful campus. Read more here.
Legally Blonde, The Musical at GSU
Center for Performing Arts
Rehearsals are under way for "Legally Blonde: The Musical," the 2012 production of the Southland Theatre Ensemble (SLATE) at Governors State University. Forty cast members from 24 communities, mostly in Chicago's Southland, were chosen following recent auditions. Performance dates are July 28 and 29, and August 4 and 5 at Governors State University's Center for Performing Arts. Read more here
Tickets are on sale at the Center for Performing Arts box office. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the Center's website at www.centertickets.net or by calling the box office at 708.235.2222.