June 7, 2019
Vol. 67, Issue 1
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Two More Accolades for GSU Academic Programs

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For two years running, GSU’s Online MBA in Supply Chain Management program made BestColleges.com’s 2019 list Best Online Master’s in Supply Chain Management programs! GSU has consistently ranked in the top 20 for 2018 and 2019. GSU has also been ranked among the Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges for Veterans, also for the second year.

Congratulations to the programs, which continue to represent the university’s commitment to academic excellence!

Service Learning in Ghana

Students in Ghana

GSU professors Dr. Phyllis West and Dr. Nicole Koonce have brought another group of students abroad to do service, this time in Ghana. The group is part of a Public Health mission to empower rural communities to prevent common illnesses, in alignment with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal of clean water and sanitation. Students will build infrastructures that will improve the overall health of the communities they serve. They will also visit a school and historical sites to help them understand the origins of the transatlantic slave trade in Ghana.

We look forward to their return and the stories they will share with our community. The group plans to do another Public Health Brigade in Panama in January and to return to Ghana next summer.


Partnership for Resilience Presents: Building Trauma-Responsive Schools, Recent Lessons and New Directions

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The Partnership for Resilience conference will take place Wednesday, June 12, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the GSU Center for Performing Arts. Dr. Carmen Ayala, the newly-appointed Illinois Superintendent of Education and the keynote speaker, will share her vision for education in the state and dialogue with Partnership for Resilience leaders as they share their experiences with and hopes for meeting the needs of the whole child.

Register by June 8 at this conference link.

Students: Plan GSU Student Events

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Are you a creative and outgoing student who enjoys planning events? Do you know of a student who would be a great contributor to campus life? Student Life is searching for students to plan, coordinate, and host events for the student body that are entertaining, engaging, and educational. 

Applications accepted via Jaguar Connection. Faculty/Staff should email recommendations to SAC@govst.edu. This is an amazing opportunity to create student events and earn extra cash while working on campus.

Service and Leadership Seminar Workshop Presenters

Student Life is looking for potential workshop presenters for the 2019-2020 Student Leadership Seminar. The seminar is geared toward freshman and transfer students, focusing on the Social Change Model and the 7 C's, consisting of:

Consciousness of self, being aware of the beliefs, values, attitudes, and emotions that motivates one to take action.

Congruence, thinking, feeling, or behaving with consistency, and honesty towards others.

Commitment, the psychic energy that motivates the individual to serve.

Collaboration, to work with others in a common effort.

Common Purpose, to work with shared aims and values.

Controversy with Civility, Civility implies respect for others. Recognizing two fundamental realities of any creative group.

Citizenship, the process whereby the individual and the collaborative group become responsibly connected to the community and the society

The Service and Leadership Seminar will take place August 19 – 23, with a combination of classroom style workshops alongside hands-on activities and outings to businesses in the public service sector! Each day of the SLS will differ from the first, with engaging presentations and tools that will prove useful throughout the students’ college career and professional life!

Presenters may be faculty, staff, or students. Please follow the instructions below if you are interested or contact LaMeyesha Burton, Civic Engagement Coordinator (708.235.7454).

Announcements and Events  

Summer Fun at Six Flags

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Enjoy a day of fun at Six Flags Great America. Purchase your $40 ticket, which includes admission and a meal voucher, at the GSU Cashier's Office beginning June 17, until sold out. Tickets valid through Labor Day (September 2). Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity.  Maximum 4 tickets. 


Governors State University is once again sponsoring hands-on science, technology, art and mathematics (STEAM) Camp fun for summer 2019! Through a series of fun, highly interactive activities, students ages 11-16 will learn basic concepts in the visual and performing arts, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, and robotics.

Session 1: Monday, July 15 to Friday, July 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Session 2: Monday, July 22 to Friday, July 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

STEAM Camp Plus activities available Monday to Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m. Additional fee of $60 per session, per camper applies.

Costs: $200 per session, per camper; limited number of partial scholarships may be available: please refer to website for more information.

Register here. Questions? 708.534.4088.

What is the role of a project manager?

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During a recent Training News interview with Dr. Felicia L. Townsend, CAPM® Exam Preparation instructor Richard Manprisio discussed the role of a project manager and highlighted the features and benefits of the School of Extended Learning's online CAPM® Exam Preparation Course, which starts on July 15, 2019.

Click here for the interview with Richard Manprisio. 

For more information, please contact Dr. Felicia L. Townsend, Director of Corporate and Community Education, at ftownsend@govst.edu or 708.534.3044.

National Stuttering Association Support Group

National Stuttering Association students

Students, faculty, and adult family members who stutter are invited to attend a support group for people who stutter. The group celebrated its fifth anniversary in May 2019

WHEN: the second Tuesday night of each month at 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: Meetings are held in the conference room of the CDIS department, F1405


Plots Available in University Sustainable Garden

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Plots are currently available in the University Sustainable Garden. Plots can be rented by the GSU Community (faculty, staff, and students) and the community at large.
For information, click here.

 Workshops & Trainings  

A complete list of workshops for students, faculty, and staff can be found here.

Faculty: If you have not already done so, it's time to have a new headshot photograph taken. Please refer to the schedule to find a convenient time.



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