From the Editor’s Desk

September 30, 2011

Welcome to the fall issue of Highlander.  As you can tell from our cover art, we are focusing mainly on the myriad ways technology has changed our everyday lives.  Naturally, that includes education, too – from the way subjects are taught, to interacting with faculty members to navigating our everyday world.

As this publication was being converted to digital form, the college learned of the resignation of our president, Dr. Randy Pierce.  Thus, we have included a feature on him in this issue, which briefly covers his many achievements during his decade at GHC.  Look for a more thorough retrospective in our next edition, due out in December.

Also in this issue, enjoy a nostalgic look on libraries of the past and present.  The impact of technology on many facets of the printed word has been dramatic.  Then learn how to use technology to your advantage when searching for a job in this highly competitive market.  Our Counterweights column explores the complex issues and challenges in education today.  There was so much information to convey that the second part of this discussion will appear in the next issue.  Dr. Laura Musselwhite, associate vice president for academic and student affairs, and Dr. Carla Moldavan, academic dean of mathematics, provide insight into problems and solutions.

View the video spotlight on Dr. Kristie Kemper, professor of English and advisor of the award-winning student newspaper “The 6-Mile Post.”  Kemper has been with Georgia Highlands for 32 years.

Of course, you don’t want to miss our regular News and Notes, which brings you up to date on people, events and activities here at the college.  As always, we invite your comments, either via a letter to the editor (ddavis@highlands.edu) or as a comment on the blog just beneath Counterweights.  And as always, please note our overriding rule: be civil.

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