February 2 , 2016
Vol. 26, Issue1
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Nursing Student Recognized by Women’s Magazine

Deborah Coleman Givens, a student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional by Women of Distinction Magazine and will be featured in the upcoming edition of the publication. Ms. Coleman Givens is a dedicated Intensive Care Unit Nurse Manager and member of Sigma Theta Tau. She earned an M.S. in Nursing at GSU, and will complete her DNP with an emphasis on leadership in May.

Online Doctorate Program Ranks 14th in the Nation

Have you heard the news? GSU’s Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate of Education program ranks among the top in the nation for the online doctorate in education programs. The online program is designed to teach leadership and decision-making skills to professionals in four specialized areas: education superintendent (PK-12), higher education administration, public safety, and social entrepreneurship (nonprofit).

Education Abroad Workshops for Students and Faculty & Global Lunch Series

The Office of International Services will host several workshops for students and faculty interested in studying abroad. Click here for the Spring 2016 programming. Students can also enjoy a free lunch served with a side of knowledge at the Global Lunch Series. During this hour, GSU faculty will present engaging information on a global topic.

Location: Engbretson Hall

Wednesday, February 10, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Andrae Marak and Cristina Garcia from Alianza Americas on Local Impacts of Immigration

Wednesday, March 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dr. Phyllis West on Intentional Cultural Empathy and Diversity: A Chance of a Life Time

Wednesday, April 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Larry McClellan on the Underground Railroad

Submit a Proposal for GSU Research Day

GSU Research Day is an opportunity to celebrate the research and creative works of our faculty, staff, and students. Proposals are due by Friday, February 5, 2016. GSU Research day is Friday, April 1.

February HLC Visit

A five-member team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) will be on campus to review GSU February 22-23.  In preparation for the upcoming visit, the university submitted the “Assurance Argument” as evidence of how GSU meets the HLC accreditation standards. It is available on the GSU Portal under the team site HLC 2016. A final schedule is in development and will be posted on the portal prior to the visit.

Lambda Pi Eta Black History Month Production

Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society is hosting a Black History Month production: Black History - Not Slave History, Thursday, February 11, 6-8 p.m., A2150 (Faith Room). This is an overview of a five part series of Black History focusing on Color.

Master of Occupation Information Session

The College of Health and Human Services is hosting an information session, Wednesday, February 3, from 5-6 p.m. in G157. Prospective students interested in a career in Occupational Therapy are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the graduate degree programs offered at GSU.

GSU Dance Company Auditions

The GSU Dance Company is holding auditions for its 2016 season on February 8, on the Center for Performing Arts stage. Registration begins at 7:15 p.m. and auditions begin at 8 p.m. Auditions are open to all GSU students, faculty and staff.

The company performs works in the style of modern, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and African dance. The company will perform on April 7 at the CPA. For information, contact Megan Lindsay.

Black History Month

GSU celebrates diversity with our observance of history and heritage months. Please visit www.govst.edu/diversity for a listing of the 2016 Black History Month events in February. For more information, email diversity@govst.edu or call x4551.


Join us for Manhood Mondays beginning Monday, February 1 at 3:30 p.m. in Engbretson Hall. Manhood Mondays is the weekly meeting for the Male Success Initiative (MSI) where participants create a game plan for their success through academic, cultural, and social programming. For more information, call x4551 or email msi@govst.edu

Reminder: February All-Campus Symposium Canceled

The all-campus symposium scheduled for Friday, February 26 with Dr. Uri Treisman has been canceled. We will continue this tradition in the fall with Dr. Alma Clayton-Pederson, Senior Scholar at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. On Friday, September 23, 2016 Dr. Clayton-Pedersen will lead us in exploring diversity and cultural competence.  Please mark your calendars.

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

For one night only on Saturday, February 6, GSU’s Center for Performing Arts will feature three styles of Spanish Dance in a celebration of Ensemble Español’s 40th Anniversary. The Chicago-based company uses Maurice Ravel’s most popular “Bolero” and the work of contemporary choreographer, RON DE JESÚS in “Mil Clavos,” or one thousand nails, to bring flamenco, folkloric and classical styles to life. Tickets can be purchased here or at the CPA box office.


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