New Release: UNG The Gold I See: The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus (Children’s Book)

The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our first children’s book entitled UNG The Gold I See: The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus written by Dr. Bonita Jacobs and out November 27, 2018.

While written for readers at Level 4, UNG The Gold I See engages readers of all ages, reflecting its multi-generational main characters. Benjamin Smith, his daughter Jamie, and grandson Tommy each have a different goal during Visitor’s Day at UNG Dahlonega’s Campus. The grandfather wants to recall the memories of his years in the Corps of Cadets. The mother wants to remember her years in the nursing program. And the grandson wants to find UNG Dahlonega’s treasure: the gold hidden somewhere on campus. He has Nigel and a treasure map; his grandfather and mother have the memories. What do you have?

The author, Dr. Jacobs, is president of the University of North Georgia. Among her many initiatives at UNG, Dr. Jacobs’ scholarship support for students has been a major priority. All profits from UNG The Gold I See will be used to provide scholarships to UNG students across all five campuses. This is the first book in a series about each UNG campus. UNG Gainesville will be the second book in the series, out in 2019.

Dr. Jacobs took office as the 17th president of North Georgia College & State University in July 2011 as the University’s first woman president and only the second to lead one of the country’s six Senior Military Colleges. In 2014, Jacobs was named as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine and as one of the “Top Education Leaders in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2013 and 2014. The University of North Georgia Press, a scholarly, peer-reviewed press, is an extension of our sponsoring university, the University of North Georgia. Our primary function is to promote education and research with a special emphasis on innovative scholarship and pedagogy.

New Release: Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy – OER

The University of North Georgia Press is pleased to announce the release of our latest Open Education Resource: Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy by Dr. Steven Brehe, out December 31, 2018. As the University Press Partner for Affordable Learning Georgia, UNG Press is publishing this textbook as one of six Open Education Resources releasing this year.

Considered “a delight to read,” Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible, no matter who you are. This book provides a more in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.

Features:
• Practice exercises at the end of each chapter with answers in the back of the book, to help students test and correct their comprehension
• Full glossary and index with cross-references
• Easy-to-read language supports readers at every learning stage

As an Open Education Resource, this text is completely open access. It can be reused, remixed, and reedited freely without seeking permission.

This post was edited to reflect the updated release date.

“New Army Officer’s Survival Guide” Official Release!

It’s official: the New Army Officer’s Survival Guide is out now!

Combining dozens of resources into a single and easily readable volume a cadet or junior officer can carry with them, the New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command aids junior officers’ success by blending in Levi Floeter’s first-hand experiences from over forty-one months in two separate Company Commands. He personally advises and covers many lessons that most officers learn the hard way.

The book’s structure provides an overview of Army ROTC, a detailed walkthrough of skills needed by Junior Officers across the Army, and some explanations of techniques and possible leadership styles or methods to utilize in common situations. Four Annexes wrap up the book for quick access and reference: Useful gear for the field and office; officer branch and Basic Officer Leader Course information; common acronyms and phrases, and a list of each Punitive Article of the UCMJ.

The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command (978-1-940771-40-3) is a 5×7 nonfiction paperback: the perfect size to carry about and throw in your bag as a reference. It can be purchased from the University of North Georgia Press at www.ung.edu/university-press/, Ingram, Amazon, and other major retailers for $24.99.

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“New Army Officer’s Survival Guide” Sample Chapter

In six weeks, New Army Officer’s Survival Guide releases! This book provides everything a new officer needs to know, before they need to know it. It is the personal experience of  senior Army officer CPT Levi Floeter. CPT Floeter’s goal is to provide help and advice. In his own words, “we are always personally responsible for growing ourselves. If you are satisfied with your measure of accomplishment, you have just lost the most important battle in the war for self-development.”

See for yourself. A free sample chapter is available now.

New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command (978-1-940771-40-3) releases February 12, 2018 from the University of North Georgia Press. It can be purchased from the University of North Georgia Press at www.ung.edu/university-press/ or Amazon and other major retailers for $24.99.

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“New Army Officer’s Survival Guide” Press Release

Jillian Murphy
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New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command
University of North Georgia Press, February 12, 2018

Dahlonega, GA—Introducing the advice-equivalent of a double espresso for junior Army officers. The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command provides everything a new officer needs to know, before they need to know it. Active military have access to plenty of veteran life guides, but their search for current officer guidelines falls short. New Army Officer’s Survival Guide rescues them.

Author Levi Floeter spent 10 years learning how to be an officer. He’s been a Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Company X.O., and a Military Science professor. This book is the culmination of his hard work. The exact survival guide he wished he had, instead of the unanswered questions he was left with.

It is an inclusive military officer guide. The advice given is applicable for ROTC cadets to Captains to every promotion in between. The survival guide is divided into three sections: The Cadet, The Lieutenant, and The Captain. CPT Floeter shares his experiences about NCOERs, counseling, planning unit training, and more. He knows the Army successfully tells officers the “what” of their job, but “too often, the officer corps doesn’t have a lot written down in the “how” category.”

The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide is the personal experience of a senior Army officer. A biography as much as a guide. CPT Floeter’s goal is to provide help and advice. In his own words, “we are always personally responsible for growing ourselves. If you are satisfied with your measure of accomplishment, you have just lost the most important battle in the war for self-development.” He’s amicable, honestly sharing his worst experiences as well as his best. The advice comes from a proven leader that any junior officer can trust.

The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command (978-1-940771-40-3) releases February 12, 2018 from the University of North Georgia Press. It is a 5×7 nonfiction paperback: the perfect size to carry about and throw in your bag as a reference. It can be purchased from the University of North Georgia Press at www.ung.edu/university-press/, Amazon, and other major retailers for 24.99.

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“New Army Officer’s Survival Guide” Cover Reveal!

Cover design by Corey Parson

The New Army Officer’s Survival Guide: Cadet to Commission through Command releases in only 2 short months! We can’t wait to share the wealth of information author Levi Floeter provides, but for now, check out this amazing cover.

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