News and Notes

March 8, 2011

News and NotesThe Board of Regents’ Advisory Committee on English has appointed Dr. Jon Hershey, professor of English and chair of the Humanities Division, as chair of the Freshman English Subcommittee.  The ACE is composed of representatives from each of the University System of Georgia’s 35 institutions.  The subcommittee will study issues regarding freshman English curriculum and make recommendations for course changes if necessary.

Elijah Scott, director of libraries; Asha Hill, mathematics instructor; Merry Clark, assistant professor of biology, and Krista Mazza, instructor of psychology, have been accepted as attendees at the March 4 workshop on undergraduate research at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.  The workshop is sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, which was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop a program specifically for community colleges, to promote a culture and tradition of engagement in research.  The GHC team competed with a number of other institutions for a spot at the conference.

The 6 Mile Post, GHC’s student newspaper, won a number of awards at the recent Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, recently held in Athens. Competing in the two-year college division, Georgia Highlands racked up the following awards: first place in Best Community Service, Sports; third place in Layout and Design; third place in General Photography and third place in Improvement. Individual students also won: Casey Bass, first place for Best Column, second place for Best News Article, Objective and third place for Best News Article, Investigative; Christie Boyd, third place for Best News Article, Objective; Nick Godfrey, second place for Best News Article, Investigative; Austin Biddy, third place for Best Photograph, Sports; Kaitlyn Hyde, third place for Best Photograph, Editorial/Feature; Chiara VanTubbergen, second place for Best Photograph, News; Michael Davis, third place for Best Feature Story; Jesse Beard, third place for Best Entertainment Feature; and Kursten Hedgis, second place for Best Editorial or Editorial Series.

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