News and Notes

January 31, 2013
News and Notes

GHC One of 842 Awarded NEH Book Collection The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced that the library at Georgia Highlands College is one of 842 libraries and state humanities councils from among all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands to be awarded the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.  The...
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From the Editor’s Desk

January 31, 2013
From the Editor’s Desk

Welcome to the winter edition of Highlander, the online magazine of Georgia Highlands College.  This issue features a broad variety of subjects, from the serious (a recap and analysis of the recent presidential election) to the absurd (how a person more suited to exercising at the keyboard than the arena learns the language and...
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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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