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Need to Know: Announcements – October 9

Announcements


GLAAD Spirit Day
Thursday, October 15
Please wear purple on #SpiritDay to stand against bullying and in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

Food Demo Featuring Chef Lukas Jenista of Czech Republic
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
JSAC Food Court, Summerville Campus
On Friday, October 16, Sodexo is hosting a Food Demonstration. There will be samples available and meals for purchase.

GRU & MCG Merchandise Sale!
On the Summerville and Health Sciences Campuses, GRU & MCG merchandise is now 35% off! Get your gear while supplies last.

Caught in the Act of Great Teaching!
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to nominate faculty members for a “Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Award.” We are looking to honor faculty for those acts, large or small that inspire students and exemplify teaching excellence. Nominations should be no more than 100 words and include the name of the instructor and a description of the nominating act. Send nominations to facultydevelopment@gru.edu.

Need to Know: Upcoming Events – October 9

Friday, October 9

Alumni Association BBQ
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
JSAC Lawn and Amphitheatre, Summerville Campus
If you like fireworks, live music, a kid zone, and BBQ, then you don’t want to miss the Alumni Association’s annual BBQ. Advance tickets are $10, and $20 on the day of the event. Purchase tickets here.


Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11

Hispanic Heritage Festival
Augusta Commons
826 Reynolds Street, Augusta GA

  • Single Day Admission: $4
  • Weekend Pass: $10

Annual celebration that offers the experience and vibrancy of the Hispanic culture through Art, live music, and authentic Hispanic food.


Thursday, October 15

When Loving You Hurts Me: The Realities of Dating Violence
7:00 PM
CHOICES Conference Room, Paine College
Get educated with SafeHomesof Augusta’s Outreach staff. Please donate new toiletries for SafeHomes.

Safe Exits: The Process of Leaving an Abusive Relationship
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
W1002 Science Hall, Summerville Campus
A panel of experts explain the legal processes involved in safely exiting an abusive relationship. Panelists include Safe Homes Legal Advocate Yasmin Thomas Goodman, NACP VolunteerAdvocate Joahn Sperry, Deputy Jamey Moss of Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and Dr. Allison Foley, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at GRU


Monday, October 19

DUI Simulator and Mock Sobriety Test
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
JSAC Parking Lot, Summerville Campus


Tuesday, October 20

Alcohol Awareness Information Table
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
JSAC Breezeway, Summerville Campus

MCG Smoothie Trials Competition
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
GB Building Lawn, Health Sciences Campus
Come out with the Student Wellness Council and enjoy free samples of smoothies as well as helping us judge the best smoothie!

Social Savvy  Confidence in Networking Reception
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus
Attend our reception and practice basic etiquette for social networking. Learn the proper way to handle food and drinks while shaking hands or trading business cards. Fun filled learning experience with great food in a casual atmosphere. Reserve your spot by clicking on the workshops tab of your GRU Careerlink account, or call 706-737-1604. Reservations required by noon October 12.

Safe Exits: The Process of Leaving an Abusive Relationship
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Maxwell Branch Library (1927 Lumpkin Rd, Augusta)
A panel of experts explain the legal processes involved in safely exiting an abusive relationship. Panelists include Safe Homes Legal Advocate Yasmin Thomas Goodman, NACP VolunteerAdvocate Joahn Sperry, Deputy Jamey Moss of Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and Dr. Allison Foley, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at GRU. Call 706-793-2020 to sign up.


Wednesday, October 21

Alcohol Awareness Free Lunch and Learn!
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
JSAC Butler Room, Summerville Campus


Thursday, October 22

Alcohol Awareness Olympics
11:00 Am – 1:00 PM
JSAC Field, Summerville Campus

Domestic Violence in Words and Pictures
Paine College Student Center, 2nd floor
Coffee shop poetry and art night. Hosted by the Psychology and English clubs in collaboration with the Counseling Center. Donations of new toiletries will be collected for SafeHomes.


Friday, October 23

CREW’s Horror Story Booth
8:00 PM
JSAC, Summerville Campus

Need to Know: Announcements – September 25

Announcements


H.I.T Hack Challenge
Would you like to participate in the H.I.T. Hack Challenge, the first annual hackathon for students to transform the future of health informatics? Come and be a part of a team of daring and innovative problem solvers and help come up with an idea that can change the Health Informatics landscape! The winning team will be invited to present at the Health IT Leadership Summit in Atlanta on November 3. Contact Dr. Gianluca De Leo at gdeleo@gru.edu before September 30.

Caught in the Act of Great Teaching!
Students, staff, and faculty are invited to nominate faculty members for a “Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Award.” We are looking to honor faculty for those acts, large or small that inspire students and exemplify teaching excellence. Nominations should be no more than 100 words and include the name of the instructor and a description of the nominating act. Send nominations to facultydevelopment@gru.edu.

Need to Know: Upcoming Events – September 25

Upcoming Events


Friday, September 25

Victoria Vox Concert
10:00 AM
Maxwell Theatre, Summerville Campus
Victoria Vox, a romantic, poet and ukulele lover who sings in French, Spanish, and English is performing a free concert.


Saturday, September 26

1 in 8 Breast Cancer Concert
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheater, Summerville Campus
1 in 8 women in the U.S. will get breast cancer in their lifetime. Join local musicians at the 1 in 8 Breast Cancer Benefit Concert to raise awareness about the disease and to honor Breast Cancer survivors. Performers include: The John Dunn band, Nefertiti, Word Up, and Custer’s Last Band. Proceeds benefit the GRU Breast Cancer Program and the Breast Cancer Support Group.


Monday, September 28

Capoeira! With Ansley Jones
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Butler Meeting Room, Summerville Campus
In recognition of Latin culture, learn and experience this Brazilian martial art form that combines dance, acrobatics, and music.


Tuesday, September 29

Latino American Series: Latino Alumni Panel
6:00 PM
JSAC Coffeehouse, Summerville Campus
This panel discussion features Latino alumni from area colleges and universities about their experiences in higher education. GRU professor Dr Juan Walker will moderate the panel.


Wednesday, September 30

Raise the Banned: Banned Books Awareness
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
JSAC Patio, Summerville Campus
Across the United States, many of our favorites books were challenged, with the intent to remove them from libraries. The University Libraries, Reese Library will host a display featuring banned books plus games and sidewalk chalking. If you value intellectual freedom, come Raise the Banned.


Thursday, October 1

Providers Panel Discussion: Clinical Tools and Resources to Assist Hispanic Patients
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Educational Commons, GB 1120-D, Health Sciences Campus
The panel discussion will provide resources to better assist physicians, healthcare providers and professionals.

The Moon Festival/CI Day Event
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Amphitheatre, Summerville Campus
(Rain location – JSAC Ballroom)
Would you like to make a lantern? Would you like to compete in the lantern competition and possibly win some cash? Would you like to hear Chinese dances and songs? Then you’re invited to join the Moon Festival/CI day Event. Free!


Saturday, October 3

Pink Pumpkin Party for Breast Cancer Awareness
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Maxwell Theatre grounds, Summerville Campus
Pink Pumpkin Party for BreastCancer Awareness. Register and order pumpkins at: gru.edu/cancer/pinkpumpkin


Tuesday, October 6

Heritage Month Book Club
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
The Book Tavern
936 Broad Street, Augusta, GA
Dr Giada Biasetti from the Department of English and Foreign Languages will be facilitating our book club reading of the month, When I Was Puerto Rican, by Esmeralda Santiago. Attendees should have read the novel and come ready to participate in an engaging discussion. Please register your interest here.

Dance Class 101
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Alumni Center Ballroom, Health Sciences Campus
Instructor Eduardo Diaz, of A & E Dance Studio & Superior Academy, will assist participants in learning dances influenced by Hispanic culture, followed by a dance party.


Wednesday, October 7

Major Fest
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus
Please join the Office of Advancement for Major Fest. This event is a great opportunity for students to learn more about possible majors. All academic departments will have representatives available to answer student questions. Department representatives will be on hand to assist students. There will be a raffle, numerous door prizes, and refreshments.


Thursday, October 8

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Food Court of the JSAC, Summerville Campus
Sodexo and Student Diversity will offer a special menu for purchase in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The menu will include a Taco Bar and other dishes.

Dominoes 101
Lunch Time Dominoes: Pizza & The Game
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
JSAC Ballroom, Summerville Campus
A Game of Dominoes
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Magnolia Room of Terrace Dining, Health Sciences Campus
A Night of Dominoes: Pizza & The Game

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
University Village Game Room
Dominoes are a great traditional leisure activity in many Hispanic countries. Come out and learn how to play.


Friday, October 9

Alumni Association BBQ
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
JSAC Lawn and Amphitheatre, Summerville Campus
If you like fireworks, live music, a kid zone, and BBQ, then you don’t want to miss the Alumni Association’s annual BBQ. Advance tickets are $10, and $20 on the day of the event. Purchase tickets here.


Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11

Hispanic Heritage Festival
Augusta Commons
826 Reynolds Street, Augusta GA

  • Single Day Admission: $4
  • Weekend Pass: $10

Annual celebration that offers the experience and vibrancy of the Hispanic culture through Art, live music, and authentic Hispanic food.

Friday marks registration deadline for Diversity and Inclusion Summit

Friday, Sept. 4, will be the last day to register for  Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Diversity and Inclusion Summit. This year’s event will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center and features CNN Commentator Marc Lamont Hill as the keynote speaker.

Other summit activities include panel discussions and various workshops on topics such as strategies for recruiting and retaining minorities in STEM careers and the 45th Anniversary of the Augusta Race Riots.

For a complete schedule and registration information, go to gru.edu/diversity/summit/.

CNN commentator to speak at Diversity Summit

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

CNN commentator and HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill will be the keynote speaker for Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Annual Diversity and Inclusion Summit. This year’s event will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.

 

In his presentation “Building community in an hour of chaos: progress in the age of Obama,” Hill will share his expertise on how to empower communities by using practical tools and strategies.

Hill is a world-renowned author who provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel, where he was a political contributor and regular guest on The O’Reilly Factor.

Hill is a distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Temple University.

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Crystal Kadakia, Founder of Invati LLC

Another highlight for this year’s program will be a workshop led by Invati Consulting founder Crystal Kadakia. The Huffington Post blogger and former TEDx speaker will give her insight on how employers can effectively engage and manage millennials in the workplace.

Other summit activities include panel discussions and various workshops on topics such as strategies for recruiting and retaining minorities in STEM careers and the 45th Anniversary of the Augusta Race Riots.

For a complete schedule and registration information, go to gru.edu/diversity/summit/.

 

Celebrate GRHealth this May

Nurses Week, May 6-12

Hospital Week will be celebrated from May 10 to 16 with a variety of events.

On Monday, employees can get healthy snacks in Terrace Dining .

On Tuesday, there will be random drawings for a variety of goods and services.

On Wednesday, there will be a GRHealth double wall tumbler giveaway.

On Friday, 3rd shift will receive biscuits and there will be an Employee Cookout.

EMS Week, May 17-23

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GRU to break ground on new residence halls Friday

Georgia Regents University, in partnership with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents and Corvias Campus Living, will break ground on the site of a new 723-bed student housing complex on Friday.

Located on the Health Sciences Campus, the complex will consist of one residence hall for undergraduate students and one for graduate and professional students. The 413-bed undergraduate hall will have two-bedroom suites while the 310-bed graduate hall will have studio and one-bedroom apartments.

“The new housing complex is our first step at building a more comprehensive student life experience for all of our students. Adding new student housing to our current portfolio will allow GRU to provide a much better student experience for our new incoming students,” said Dr. Mark Allen Poisel, GRU Vice President for Enrollment Services and Student Affairs.

The ground breaking ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Residence V, across from the College of Dental Medicine.

The new complex will replace existing facilities that have a combined 220 beds.

Demolition of existing facilities will begin in May, with the new residence halls scheduled to open in fall 2016.

GRU is one of nine institutions in the University System benefitting from the $517-million agreement with Corvias Campus Living. The Public-Private Partnership designates Corvias as the developer of 3,683 new beds and the manager of 6,195 existing beds of on-campus housing with the University System for the next 65 years. The partnership is the first time a state higher education system has privatized residence hall living.

At GRU, the new residence halls will provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to meet new people and engage in enriching campus activities to make the most of their college experience.

“The location will be very convenient for the graduate and professional students and will allow them the convenience of living close to their classes, labs, and clinical experiences. The new freshmen will now be located on campus and in walking distance to the wellness center, the health sciences student activity center, and the student health center,” Poisel said.

Put Your Money Where Your Miracles Are

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ‘Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are’ campaign kicks off this Friday, May 1. The new campaign featuring celebrity spokesperson and mom, Jennifer Lopez, is to help raise awareness of Children’s Hospital of Georgia and the miracles that happen here every day.

As an organization of over 10,000 strong, it is important our employees can communicate what makes Children’s Hospital of Georgia a tremendous asset to our region. So we invite you to Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are.

To show your support, you can join Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ newest spokesperson, Jennifer Lopez, a mom and longtime supporter of children’s hospitals by wearing a miracle band. The band resembles the identification bands worn by kids during their hospital stays and representing the more than 10 million kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year. Get your free Miracle Band at MyMiracleBand.org. Share your support for Children’s Hospital of Georgia on social media by using #MiracleBand. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Communications and Marketing at marketing@gru.edu.

Presidential Farewell Ice Cream Social

It’s never easy to say goodbye, but it’s always a little better when you can say it with ice cream. So don’t miss this week’s Presidential Farewell Ice Cream Social.

The classic ice cream social will feature vanilla and chocolate ice cream along with a topping station and bottled water. The best part? Two locations.

The first event will occur at the Jaguar Student Activities Center inside the breezeway on the Summerville Campus from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29.

The second ice cream social will be held on the Wellness Center basketball court on the Health Sciences Campus from 1-2 p.m. on Friday, May 1.