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Need to Know: Resource Highlight – November 6

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Resident Advisor Information Session
Wednesday, January 20
4:00 PM
JSAC Coffeehouse
Interested in joining one of Augusta University’s most influential student leadership groups? Serving as a member of the Housing and Residence Life staff team in 2016 – 2017 might be an excellent opportunity for you. Come to our first information session to learn about what it takes to be a resident Advisor.

Free Math Tutoring
The Math Assistance Center (MAC) has something to offer every math student, whether you need a little help or a lot. Free math tutoring is available in Allgood Hall N304. For a full schedule of hours, please visit here.

Caught in the Act of Great Teaching!
Students, staff, and faculty members are invited to nominate faculty members for a “Caught in the Act of Great Teaching Award.” Let’s honor our faculty members for those acts, large or small, that inspire students and exemplify teaching excellence. Nominations should include the name of the instructor and a description (no more than 100 words) of the act that led to the nomination. Send nominations to facultydevelopment@gru.edu. Submissions will be accepted continuously throughout the fall semester, and an announcement of the winners will be made monthly.

Share the Love for the Children’s Hospital of GA
Help HCCU share the love and win $25,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia! Register and vote daily through December 24. Each vote enters you in a sweepstakes to win 1 of 150 $100 gift cards (50 each month). You can register to vote here.

Homestead Hospice
Your time and experience can make a huge impact on someone’s life. Find out how to help Homestead’s patients and families who are living with terminal illness. You can help by providing:
Clerical Support (record keeping, clerical work)
Community Support (Serving meals, Fundraising, Participating in events)
Support for Families (Running errands, Breaks for caregivers, Emotional support)
Personal Touch (Reading books, Simple conversations, Walking, Listening)
Applications should be filled out ahead of service. Contact Homestead Hospice at 803-426-2500 or visit www.Homesteadhospice.com

Need To Know: Resource Highlight – May 1

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Financial Aid: FAFSA

The Office of Student Financial Aid at Georgia Regents University is here to assist you through financing your education by providing you with information about federal, state, and institutional loans, grants, scholarships, and work study programs. Our office encourages all current or prospective students to explore their financial options at GRU.

If you intend to apply for aid for next year and have not already done so, please file your 2015-2016 FAFSA now.  Even though the priority deadline has past, applying now can prevent any delays in processing that will occur if the the FAFSA is not filed until later in the summer. Those delays could mean that no financial aid funds would be available for the student to use toward their bills before the fee payment deadline.





Need To Know: Resource Highlight – April 17

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Student Health Services

Our mission is to provide quality basic health and preventive services to the students of Georgia Regents University. Through these services we aim to assist each student in maintaining their maximum physical and emotional health, so that every student will realize to their fullest the educational opportunities afforded by GRU.

The GRU Student Health Clinic hours are Monday and Wednesday, 8:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00am-6:00pm and Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

No appointment is required for TB skin testing, immunizations, and laboratory testing. PPDs are placed everyday except Thursday.




Need To Know: Resource Highlight – April 3

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Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free individual counseling services to currently enrolled GRU students using a brief counseling model for short term counseling. Brief counseling is often effective for common issues and using this model allows us to serve a greater number of clients with our available resources. Most clients attend about 4 to 5 sessions.

We can assist you with personal, academic and career counseling on an individual basis in a confidential manner. Services are free and available to currently enrolled students. Come by to set up an appointment and to see our available resources.




Need To Know: Resource Highlight – March 20

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S.A.I.L. Awards

The office of Student Life & Engagement (SLE) in the division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management hosts the annual Service, Achievement, Involvement, & Leadership (S.A.I.L.) Awards to recognize the achievements made by our university’s student organizations, leaders, advisers and faculty members that have made significant contributions to the GRU campus and community.

The S.A.I.L. Awards are a great way to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements that enhance student life and development. There are 20 awards in 10 different categories that cover a wide range of student led initiatives.

The deadline for award nominations is Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm and the awards will be presented and the Smooth Sailing Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 pm in the JSAC Ballroom.




Need To Know: Resource Highlight – March 6

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RAVE Guardian Safe Campus Sweepstakes

During the entire month of March, anyone who downloads the Rave Guardian app and creates an account with their school email address will be entered to win.  This is a great way to help spread the word about the app across your campus, and encourage students to download and sign up.  Prizes include $1,000 to the campus bookstore, fleece jackets, and backpacks.

In addition, to support the efforts of spreading the word across campus, we will award $1,000 to the student government of the school with the Safest Campus (safest campus being defined as the school with the largest percentage of their student body registered with the app by March 31).

If a student is already using the app- they can win too.  If they send an email to friends on campus about the sweepstakes they will be entered.  They can find the email template at the webpage below, we will be notifying all existing users of the app by the end of this week.

Below you will find information in an email template that you can pass on throughout your campus.   There are also additional details at www.raveguardian.com/sweepstakes



Need To Know: Resource Highlight – February 20

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Reese Library 24/7 Access Pilot

The University Libraries are pleased and excited about Reese Library’s 24/7 access pilot that began on Sunday, February 15, at 10:30pm. The pilot will run for twelve weeks, ending on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30am. Reese Library welcomes all GRU students and other GRU affiliates to a safe and quiet place to study as well as access to the Library’s electronic and print resources needed to complete assignments. Every night from 10:30pm until 7:30am access will be limited to only GRU affiliates with their Jaguar card needed for access. Checking out books, reserves, study rooms, headphones, and markers will also be available during the overnight hours.

Once the pilot has concluded, the results will be evaluated to determine if 24/7 access or a lesser amount of extended hours is needed. Input regarding the pilot will be solicited. Comment boxes and flipcharts will be placed throughout the building to capture user feedback. Comments can also be sent directly to Barb Mann, Head Librarian at Reese Library (bmann@gru.edu) and Dr. Brenda Seago, Director of Libraries (bseago@gru.edu).

Reese Library looks forward to this pilot being a success!

Need To Know: Resource Highlight – February 6

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RAVE Guardian App

The Rave Guardian Campus Safety app is now available for download onto your mobile device. The app is free to all GRU and GRHealth faculty, staff, and students through the GRU Department of Public Safety.

The Guardian app transforms mobile phones on the GRU campus into personal safety devices, enhancing safety through a virtual network of friends, family, and Public Safety and speeding the sharing of information between those requesting help and those entrusted to provide it.