Dear UNG Faculty and Staff:
Fall semester is in full stride across UNG. Here are a few important notes for your attention:
- I recently toured Tiny Enormous: Art Exploring Microbes, at the Gainesville Campus. It was a fascinating cross-disciplinary exhibition developed by Dr. Evan Lampert, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Davison Sangweme, assistant professor of biology, and Erin McIntosh, assistant professor of visual arts. Their work was supported by a Presidential Incentive Award and is an example of the impressive creativity and innovation stemming from this program. As a reminder, the deadline for submissions for next year is 5:30 p.m. today. Visit the award site for details.
- This week is the 1st annual National Transfer Student Week, and I encourage you to take some time to learn more about this important pathway for today’s college students. The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) is housed at UNG and is hosting the following Transfer Student Picnics. Bring your lunch and learn more about transfers at UNG.
- Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Cumming, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pavilion
- Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Dahlonega, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Grove
- Thursday, Oct. 12 – Oconee, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., SRC Quad
- Friday, Oct. 13 – Gainesville, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Center Patio
- This weekend, UNG celebrated the 2nd Annual Boar’s Head Weekend, which brought many military alumni back to campus to connect with and mentor current cadets. Our Corps of Cadets and their leaders achieved unprecedented success during 2016-2017, including the university’s largest-ever commissioning class, highest GPA, and the highest number of Distinguished Military Graduates. Their excellence was further recognized earlier today, when the Association of the United States Army presented Col. Brent Cummings, our Professor of Military Science, and me with its Most Active Company Award at its national meeting in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to all!
- UNG Reads, through the leadership of Dr. Tanya Bennett, is sponsoring several on-campus and off-campus events this month through the common reader, Bless Me, Ultima. Activities include a presentation on Oct. 25 to all campuses by visiting author Daina Chaviano. Thank you to the committee and all who are participating in this important effort to promote literacy.
Bonita C. Jacobs, Ph.D.