Fall 2012 Issue

Foundation Camp: The Highest Return on Investment a Community Can Make

September 27, 2012
Corey Pitts, David Peery and Demaurius Morgan

Corey Pitts was 10 years old when he arrived at his first National Youth Sports Program camp at Georgia Highlands in the 1990s.  The college participated in the federally-funded program for 32 years, and influenced countless numbers of at-risk students to go to college and become influential leaders themselves.  Some have become lawyers, others...
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Forming Partnerships for Career-Ready Education

September 27, 2012
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Georgia Highlands College has been energetically working with The Floyd County Schools and Georgia Northwestern Technical College to develop the curriculum at the College and Career Academy in Rome. The purpose of the charter school is to give high-school students the opportunity to concentrate on their chosen fields of interest and accelerate their path...
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GHC Reflects an American Tradition of Volunteerism

September 27, 2012
Nadia Brown and her therapy dog Jilly practicing with their neighbor Savannah Gregg to prepare for the R.E.A.D. program at local schools

Amid much information and statistics about the financial and emotional benefits of higher education to individuals and communities, one fact is mysteriously missing: how much value a college brings to its service area because of the volunteer efforts of its faculty, staff and students.  Imagine how much poorer our community would be without the...
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Wyoming Rocks: An Adventure in the West

September 27, 2012
Billy Morris

Traveling abroad is exciting and filled with opportunities to experience different cultures, meet new people and see historical places.  But for those who are more in tune with nature and long for hiking trails, blue jean days and a deep sleep brought on by physical challenges met, try exploring the American West.  Every year...
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Transportation: Now Let’s Try to Think Outside the Box

September 27, 2012
Salley Dudley

By Dudley Salley Good that the recent T-SPLOST referendum got all Georgians thinking about transportation.  Management gurus often encourage us to think outside the box – that is, to have broader vision.  In this case of transportation, the box is Georgia. A satellite view of the entire eastern U.S. gives us a bigger picture...
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Notes on a Faculty Senate

September 27, 2012
Shannon Bontrager

By Shannon Bontrager Editor’s Note: In a summer faculty meeting the idea of a faculty senate was discussed at length.  Several key questions arose, and Shannon Bontrager attempts to address some of those questions here.  Please comment below if you have an opinion about a faculty senate. I have had the privilege of publishing...
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A Review of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

September 27, 2012
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By Elijah Scott As a librarian, I’m often asked what books I like to read – generally, the presumption seems to be that librarians must spend all of their time reading books, without any other activities of interest in life. In reality, this stereotype is one that often makes librarians laugh, with a touch...
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Counterweights: Religion in America – Its Emotional Connection to the First Amendment

September 27, 2012
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In this issue, Counterweights tackles a subject that can stir raw emotions – religion in our society and its appropriate place in American public life.  Discussing this issue are Becky Sims, associate professor of political science, and Alan Nichols, associate professor of philosophy.  They will be commenting on the establishment (which prohibits a state-sponsored...
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GHC Cuts Ribbon on New Student Center in Cartersville

September 27, 2012
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Dignitaries, faculty, staff, students and guests gathered Aug. 22 to celebrate the opening of Georgia Highlands College’s new student center on the Cartersville campus. Dignitaries participating in the festivities included Hank M. Huckaby, chancellor of the University System of Georgia; Willis Potts, regent representing the Rome-Cartersville districts on the Board of Regents; Joe Frank...
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