From the Editor’s Desk

March 20, 2012
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Welcome to the spring 2012 issue of Highlander.  This edition offers a fascinating look at the world of games.  But these aren’t the shoot-em-up extravaganzas that computer games like Mortal Kombat, Assassin’s Creed or Star Wars deliver.  Rather they comprise a whole new genre called serious games.  And they’re used for some very altruistic...
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Mind Games: They No Longer Carry a Negative Connotation

March 20, 2012
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The age of electronics and technology has changed the world in rather profound ways, and game playing is no exception.  And those impacts don’t simply rest in childhood.  The entire population seems to be walking around tethered to smart phones, iPods, iPads and/or laptops.  We are never off the clock at work, and our...
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Interdisciplinary Teaching Just Makes Good Sense

March 20, 2012
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The GHC community has initiated several new projects designed to engage students and faculty more fully, and to enrich both learning and relationships.  The idea behind learning communities, which is one such project, has been threading its way through academic conversations for several years.  Now studies show that creating groups of students who pursue...
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Counterweights: Debt: Its Public and Private Implications

March 20, 2012
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In this issue of Highlander, two of our distinguished faculty members discuss debt.  Not just national debt, which is certainly a topic of great interest in our American debate, but also personal debt.  Indeed, we have become a nation of debtors.  Many people live on credit cards, and if they make the minimum payment...
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Faculty Faces: Donna Miller

March 20, 2012
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Get to know the inimitable Donna Miller, director of the Dental Hygiene department. Hear her describe how she arrived at GHC 21 years ago – and why she’s surprised she has stayed.
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GHC’s Dental Hygiene Program Sails Through Reaccreditation

March 20, 2012
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The dental hygiene program at Georgia Highlands College has received full reaccreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  The program must be reaccredited every seven years.  The process is a separate exercise for health sciences – dental hygiene and nursing – from the SACS- reaccreditation that takes place every 10 years for the institution...
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Nancy Hague, 55

March 20, 2012
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Dr. Nancy Hague, associate professor of psychology, passed away Friday, Feb. 17 at Hospice Atlanta after a long fight against ovarian cancer.  She was surrounded by family and friends. Hague was from DeLand, Fla.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Stetson University in 1978, then worked for the Social Security Administration...
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News and Notes

March 20, 2012
News and Notes

Hershey Presents Program on Black Author At Coastal Georgia Dr. Jon Hershey, dean of the Humanities Division, presented several guest lectures on The African-American author Rudolph Fisher at the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick on Thursday, Feb. 16 as part of Black History Month.  Fisher was a medical doctor and an African-American detective...
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