Volume 1, Issue 15 - December 12, 2016

Finals Week - Student Support Services
Writing Center Final Exam Schedule
  • Monday (December 12) 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Correll; 4:00 pm-8:00 pm - Library
  • Tuesday (December 13): 8:00 am-5:00 pm - Correll
  • Wednesday (December 14): 8:00 am-11:00 am - Correll
ATTIC Final Exam ATTIC Schedule
  • ATTIC's final exam schedule for the fall semester can be accessed by clicking here.

Faculty Publications & Presentations
  • Dr. Tyra Hilliard, Assistant Professor of Workforce Management & Leadership, published an article on “Food Allergies and the Changing Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act” in the December 2016 issue of Hotel Executive
  • Drs. Sharon Sellers-Clark, Lecturer in Communication, and Dr. Sarah Hartman, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, co-presented “Teacher Induction: Staying Connected with your Teacher Graduates – An Extra Pair of Hands” at the University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Dr. Sarah Hartman also made the following presentations during the fall semester: “Writing to Play the Gaming Way" roundtable discussion presentation at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement in New Orleans, Louisiana; "Teacher Candidates – Teach 'Textbook-Less' Social Studies through Physical Education Pedagogy" presentation at the International Association for Research on Service-Learning & Community Engagement in New Orleans, Louisiana; “Effective Planning for and Integration of edTPA across YOUR Teacher Education Program” presentation at the Georgia Undergraduate Summit at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia; and “The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch” paper presentation at Notable Trade Book session at National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) conference in Washington, D.C.

Scholarship Honor Intern Program (SHIP)
Spring 2017 Application
The Office of Undergraduate Research invites you to apply for a SHIP (Scholarship Honor Internship Program) participant for the Spring 2017 semester. The goal of the CCGA Scholarship Honor Intern Program (SHIP) is to connect and engage CCGA students with faculty in research-based internship activities. This internship initiative is important as classroom knowledge is better reinforced and more completely assimilated when students are given the opportunity to apply that knowledge in practical and relevant settings. Also, students develop a better understanding of and a deeper appreciation for a discipline when engaged directly. Establishing a faculty mentor relationship enhances overall student support and development, and students’ résumés are more attractive to graduate schools and prospective employers with research experience.

SHIP participants are awarded a $1,000 scholarship (taxes will apply) to work with a faculty mentor on an approved research project(s) during the course of an academic semester (approximately 10 hours per week or 100 hours across the semester). Internship projects and activities will be designed in such a way to encourage and extend student learning and the faculty member’s own research agenda. The student will meet regularly with his/her internship mentor to complete work related activities and/or learn to conduct research in the field of study, produce a creative work, learn to keep appropriate records, develop collaboration skills, and receive training in the presentation of a work orally and/or in written form. The student intern will also receive assistance with career/post-graduate education planning.

The deadline to submit the attached SHIP application for the Spring semester is 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20. Notification of awards will be completed within two weeks of the application deadline. A final report describing the completed project, and/or product produced (report, presentation, article, etc.) will be due at the end of the academic year (i.e., May, last day of final exams). Students will be minimally expected to present their work and/or experience at the annual CCGA Symposium for Undergraduate Research & Creative Expression (SOURCE) and encouraged to present/disseminate at external conferences and events if applicable. Click here to complete an application.

Career Services
Career Services will be choosing up to 10 students doing Internships off campus for $1,000 SHIP Scholarships Spring 2017. Details and the application can be found here. These Scholarships are open to students doing Paid/Unpaid Internships either for class credit or not for class credit in any major. Contact Brian Weese, Director of Career Development at bweese@ccga.edu for more information.

Association for Coastal Educators (ACE)
The Association for Coastal Educators (ACE) made candy bags for our on-campus REACH program--the program for students with special needs on Friday, December 9. Also, ACE was part of the STEAM event hosted by Glynn County elementary schools at Brunswick High on Saturday, December 10. Dr. Courtenay Miller, Assistant Professor of Math Education, led the group of education students involved in community outreach.

Spring 2017 Notes
  • Spring 2017 Launch is scheduled for Wednesday, January 4, at 8:30 am in the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. Click here for the schedule.
  • Please be advised that all faculty are due back on campus on that date.
Welcome Back Tent Volunteers
Please consider volunteering your time to staff the Welcome Tent during the first two days of classes. It’s a great opportunity to help our new students find their way around campus and reconnect with our returning students. For spring, we are asking for tent volunteers only since it is centrally located. We will resume staffing all the stations for fall semester. In addition, there will be free coffee for students in the Campus Center Lobby so you can let them know where they can go to get warmed up. If you are able to help, please sign up by Thursday, December 15 using the below link. Once I have the schedule filled, I will send you a copy confirming your date and time. Thank you in advance for participating in our efforts to provide our students with a warm and friendly CCGA welcome!


Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.)

R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) Fridays is a nationwide, grassroots initiative to support our nation’s military. CCGA joined the R.E.D. Fridays movement during the Veterans Day Observance on November 11. Remember to wear the color red on Fridays and support CCGA’s veterans and our military community. For further information, contact Tracy Gwin, tgwin@ccga.edu, 912.279.5711 or Kimberly Burgess, kburgess@ccga.edu, 912.279.5770.

TRIO Student Support Services
This has been a busy semester for TRIO SSS on the CCGA campus. The program prepared and submitted a competitive grant proposal for TRIO Upward Bound Program to serve 60 College Bound Students from Brantley, Brunswick and McIntosh High Schools with a requested amount of funds per year totaling $257,500 for 5 consecutive years. Additionally, 1,093 hours or 65,558 minutes worth of student contact and service delivery between September and December 2016. Further, the program identified, selected, enrolled and served 162 eligible students into the TRiO Program with over 89% of the program participants achieving a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above during the current year. For more information about TRIO, please click here.

Upcoming Events
Fall 2016 Commencement

Date: Friday, December 16
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Coffin Gym, Brunswick Campus

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