Summer 2012 Issue

The Navajo Nation: A Life-Changing Experience for Claxton and Class

June 27, 2012
GHC students

For three years, Susan Claxton has taken a small group of current and former students to Window Rock, Arizona to work with Native Americans.  The group also visited Rock Springs Reservation, outside Gallop, New Mexico, and Sanders, an hour away from Rock Springs, over the line in Arizona. Claxton and her students provide a...
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From the Editor’s Desk

June 27, 2012
feather

Welcome to the summer 2012 edition of Highlander.  In this issue we demonstrate diversity in many forms, from the kind of classroom activities our faculty is pursuing to the kind of students we see in class.  We’ll take you to Ireland and to the Native American West to experience other cultures.  We’ll argue the...
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Bringing Hip Hop into the Classroom. Say what?

June 27, 2012
Sean Callahan

With the arrival of Sean Callahan with his recently minted Ph.D. in educational psychology, Georgia Highlands is entering a new era.  Callahan plans to weave his knowledge of hip-hop culture into his classroom interactions to help students understand the diversity of the world around them.  He also looks forward to participating in Brother 2...
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Bookmarks

June 27, 2012
Maloon's Watergate cove

Watergate Re-Imagined:  The Secret History of the United States A Review of Thomas Mallon’s Watergate By Dr. Steve Blankenship When examining the bloody 1960s, Cold War historians of the United States will book-end their studies with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the one hand and the Watergate-induced resignation of President Richard...
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As Need Soars, GHC’s Counseling and Career Services Find Ways to Meet Demand

June 27, 2012
Chris Wheelus

The horrible tragedy that came out of Virginia Tech in 2007 served as a wake-up call to the higher education community.  No longer could we lull ourselves into thinking of college campuses as insulated bubbles of safety and quiet intellectualism.  Making the events of that day even more terrible was the fact that the...
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Great Irish Tour. No Blarney.

June 27, 2012
At the Ring of Kerry

In May, GHC math faculty members Joan Christian and Harriet Kiser took a group of GHC students on a grand tour of Ireland.  What, you say?  Taking math in Ireland as part of Study Abroad?  Well no, not exactly.  Director of Libraries Elijah Scott was slated to go, too, and teach an English course...
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Counterweights: Bearing Arms: Public Safety and the Second Amendment

June 27, 2012
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The subject of this issue’s Counterweights is gun control, a controversial and emotionally charged topic with strong critics and supporters on either side.  Tackling this prickly piece of the Constitution are Dr. Steve Blankenship, assistant professor of history, and Shea Mize, lecturer in political science.  The Second Amendment reads thus:  “A well regulated Militia,...
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Camp Invention Sparks Imagination, Analytical Thinking

June 27, 2012
Camp Invention students 2012

After school is out most elementary and middle-school children find themselves at the pool, camp or participating in summer fun.  But a group of first- through sixth-graders found themselves at college – literally.  The 51 students were part of Camp Invention, a science program for children designed to spark their creativity and problem-solving abilities. ...
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Moving on Up in Marietta

June 27, 2012
Norton Hall at Marietta campus

GHC-Marietta has grown dramatically since the college opened a site on the campus of Southern Polytechnic State University.  Its quarters were ample for the need in 2005 when the site first opened.  Now, however, GHC-Marietta boasts an enrollment of more than 1,000.  It eventually outgrew quarters allocated to it by Southern Poly. That’s why...
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