GHC’s Inaugural Season: Basketball a Great Start to Athletics Program

January 31, 2013
GHC’s Inaugural Season: Basketball a Great Start to Athletics Program

The Chargers’ first basketball teams have had their ups and downs, but whether winning or losing, they have added immeasurably to the spirit and culture of Georgia Highlands.  The women’s team has had a stellar season, with 19-4 for the season and 10-3 in conference play.  They most recently beat the number one team...
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A Sports-phobe Takes on Athletics

January 31, 2013
A Sports-phobe Takes on Athletics

So it’s official. GHC has a competitive athletics program. We’re a member of an athletic conference, and we are compiling statistics on team members. Men’s and women’s basketball ceremoniously launched this fall. And yours truly, who, in my youth, would have chosen tooth extraction without benefit of Novocain rather...
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Six Mile Post: From Mimeograph to Awards

January 31, 2013
Six Mile Post: From Mimeograph to Awards

In most every society there are institutions and traditions that are enshrined as necessary to assure the balance of justice against self-interest, generosity against greed and decency against exploitation. In America the court systems, police forces and churches are supposed to balance those dark impulses of our lesser selves.  The daily newspaper is also...
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Counterweights: The Presidential Election of 2012: the Whats and Whys of the Results

January 31, 2013
Counterweights: The Presidential Election of 2012: the Whats and Whys of the Results

Many were surprised by the results of the 2012 presidential race, particularly the Republicans, who were convinced they would win.  In this Counterweights, Scott Akemon, assistant professor of political science and history, and Mark Greger, assistant professor of Spanish, discuss what happened and why.  For the purposes of debate, Akemon represents the liberal point...
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A Review of Kelsey Timmerman’s Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes

January 31, 2013
A Review of Kelsey Timmerman’s Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes

By Joan Ledbetter Where Are You Wearing and Why Should You Care? Where Am I Wearing? is the common-read book for the GHC community this year, largely because it was Floyd County’s One Book/Many Voices 2012 choice.  Selecting it for Georgia Highlands made for a very nice collaboration with the Rome community and provided...
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Faculty Faces: Brian Barr

January 31, 2013
Faculty Faces: Brian Barr

Brian Barr, professor of art, is this issue’s Faculty Face.  Listen to him discuss his passion for art and for teaching.
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Military Vets Call on Experience to Help in Emergency

January 31, 2013
Military Vets Call on Experience to Help in Emergency

Chris Tranter and James Wyatt are students at GHC-Cartersville. But they are also military veterans.  And their experience and training in the service served them well recently when they were traveling to the Student Veterans of American conference in Orlando.  Tranter, who is president, and Wyatt, who is vice president of the SVA club...
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High-School Students Start College While in High School

January 31, 2013
High-School Students Start College While in High School

Seven prospective teachers have started their college careers early this week by enrolling in the Teacher Academy at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy.  The institution partners with both Georgia Highlands College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College to offer a variety of college-level courses.  The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is also...
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