I am excited to invite applications for the second cohort of Housing Faculty Fellows (HFFs). The HFF pilot is in its second year and is led by undergraduate learning in the College of Arts and Sciences and GSU University Housing. The 2012-2013 inaugural year was successful thanks largely to the committed efforts of our first faculty cohort:
Wing Yi Chan, Global Living
Maurice Hobson, Exploring Life in the Big City
Robert Maxwell, Pre-Nursing
Jyotsna Thota , STEM
Another INCREDIBLE recognition celebration! In fact, nearly 600 students participated – a record number. Along with the many family members and friends that attended throughout the day, we celebrate our graduates and remain inspired by that which they have achieved and, more importantly, that which they WILL achieve. Many thanks to our outstanding staff that successfully coordinated this day-long event and the faculty that participated in each celebration.
It was truly a great day!
Senior Communication major Anisa Palmer is the Founder and Executive Director of I Will Survive, Inc., a nonprofit organization advocating for breast cancer awareness in lower-income communities through education and funding.
Anisa founded the purpose-driven mission after she returned from Iraq, where she served a military tour of duty in 2010. After surviving war, she wanted to help those struggling with their own survival stories in her new community of Atlanta.
Okeke and Harwell
Osizwe Raena Harwell, Ph.D. is currently a visiting lecturer in the department of African-American Studies. She mentored Alexandria Okeke (Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies), winner of the Library Research Award. Ms. Okeke’s paper is entitled: A Culture of Stigma: Black Women and Mental Health. Her project investigates “the history of medical experimentation on African Americans, the resulting distrust of the medical industry, and the stereotypes of Black women that may affect cultural views of mental illness.” Continue reading
We are inviting Arts and Sciences majors to apply for the 2013-2014 Undergraduate Advisory Board. Building on the incredible work of the inaugural board, the 2013-2014 board will move toward becoming a more active part of the College. Interested? We look forward to your application.
Information on applying can be found here.
This Maymester, students will travel throughout the state of Georgia in a course called the Natural Environments of Georgia (BIOL/GEOG 4050). The class will have the elements of an immersive study abroad program without leaving home. Students will experience the amazing beauty and diversity of plants and animals in Georgia, from rocky summits in the Blue Ridge mountains to the pristine beaches of Jekyll Island. Students will learn about the underlying geology, physiography and ecology governing these regions, and will discuss the many conservation challenges that face these systems now and in the future. Students will also learn to identify major plant and animal communities, as well as many special adaptations organisms have to the ecology of certain regions. Their classroom will encompass much of the state of Georgia, and they will learn about natural communities while walking in them. Continue reading