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College of Coastal Georgia Staff Newsletter

Late October 2010

Table of Contents

Fine Arts Benefit Performance

Fitness Center

Benefits Open Enrollment


Upcoming Birthdays




31-Rebecca Yeomans


5-Anjee Tucker

7-Ceasar Grovner

11-Anna Dewart

11-Cynthia Toler


Coastal Georgia in the News


Michael Butcher Interview
Madness Tips Off at College
Reg Murphy Column


Additions to Staff


Michael Butcher

Resident Life


James Chasteen

Plant Operations


Johnny Davis

Campus Police


Apryl Dervay

Institutional Effectiveness


Eric Felver



Chris Meshanko

Career Counseling


Angela Salmon

Camden Center Library


Nels Strickland

Plant Operations


Jennifer Zak

Disability Services


Connect to Campus


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October/November Calendar


 Early November

Dates of Distinction


1 - Deadline to Sign Up

2010 Alzheimer's Memory Walk

To Walk

To Donate


2 - Coastal Scholars

Dr. Patrizia Stahle

"The Italian Emigration of Modern Times: Relations Between Italy and the United States Concerning Emigration Policy, Diplomacy, and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment,


12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Science Lecture Hall

2 - Jackie Turbidy 
Solo artist exhibit thru Dec. 5 
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Southeast Georgia Health System Outpatient Care Center Art Gallery


4 - Special Two-part Program

Mark Dodd, Wildlife Biologist

Georgia Department of

Natural Resources

"Assessing the effects of the deepwater horizon oil spill on oceanic phase sea turtles"
Terry Norton

Director & Veterinarian

Georgia Sea Turtle Center "Experiences on the Gulf with oiled sea turtles: monitoring, capture of oiled turtles, oil removal, and rehabilitation"

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Science Lecture Hall


5 - Art Show

From Dark to Light 

 Painting, collage, and sculpture by Irwin Berman, Anne Goodstein, Christophe Goodstein, Jim Jones Opening Reception Friday, 5-7 p.m.

Through November 30

Art Downtown/Gallery 209

209 Gloucester Street


Gallery Hours

Tues-Fri 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


6 - 2nd Annual Golden Isles

Alzheimer's Memory Walk

8 a.m.-Noon

Brunswick Campus

Team Captain: Jennifer Page


11 - Southern Storytellers

Ronda Rich

5:30-8 p.m.

Southern Georgia

Conference Center

Science Lecture Hall


11-13 - Scribblers Retreat

Writers Conference

King & Prince Report

St. Simons Island

More information


18 - Staff Assembly Meeting

3-4 p.m.

Science Lecture Hall

Ronda Rich Appears as Southern Storyteller

rhonda richBest-selling author Ronda Rich will be featured at the next Southern Storytellers event Thursday, November 11, 5:30 p.m. in the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. The series benefits the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation Annual Fund.

Rich is a former award-winning sports writer, weekly syndicated newspaper columnist and commentator on Southern life for Georgia Public Broadcasting. She has written five books, beginning with her 2002 memoir of her NASCAR years as a journalist and publicist, My Life in the Pits. Her debut novel, The Town That Came A-Courtin', has been optioned for a movie. In addition to her current best seller, What Southern Women Know about Faith, she has written What Southern Women Know about Flirting, and What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), now in its 27th printing.

The $25 tickets, which include a reception following the presentation, are available through the College Advancement Office, 912.279.5702.

Future Storytellers include Dr. William Rawlings, January 20, and Kate Campbell, February 17.

For more information, click here


Campus Construction Update

New Construction OCTGreg Carver, Assistant Vice President, Design and Construction, provides an update on campus construction as of October.

Pedestrian Mall - The project scope has been expanded to include additional sidewalks, pushing completion to mid-January. The crews are currently forming and pouring concrete, including scoring by saw cutting for decorative appearance.

Health & Science Building - A material-completion date of mid-December is expected. Exterior stucco should be finished next week. Installation of ceilings and wall-prep for painting is ongoing. Woodwork and floor installation should be completed by mid-November. Furniture and equipment will be delivered and installed from mid-December through the first week of January. The building will be ready for occupancy by January 10. The new parking lot between the Health & Science Building and Altama Avenue should be completed in February.

Tennis Courts - Colored topping, striping, and net installation is going on now, with an expectation of play by November 15.

Campus Center - The structure will begin to be visible above the construction fence by the end of December and is still on target for completion by next July.

Student Housing - The concrete slab is poured for all three segments and wood framing is in progress. Expected completion is also July.


Golfer Matt Kuchar Supports Coastal Georgia


Golf BallPro-golfer and St. Simons Island resident Matt Kuchar named the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation as his Ryder Cup beneficiary, President Hepburn recently learned. Each U.S. Ryder Cup Team participant designates $100,000 to the personally-selected programs: $50,000 to a college/university of their preference and $50,000 to the Ryder Cup Junior Golf Academy, scheduled for a 2011 summer launch to benefit aspiring junior golfers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to receive PGA professional instruction.


Learn more about Matt Kuchar


Maestro Luis Haza in Benefit Performance

Haza_ViolinThe College Foundation and the Committee on the Arts present violinist Luis Haza in a benefit supporting culture and the performing arts at Coastal Georgia.


Maestro Luis Haza will perform his first recital in the Golden Isles December 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. Benefit tickets are $100/person, available through the College Advancement Office, 912.279/5925. In addition to the concert, the ticket price includes a cocktail reception following the performance.

Biography of Maestro Haza


On-Campus Fitness Options for Staff & Faculty


Fitness Room

The mission of the Fitness & Wellness Center is to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the Coastal Georgia community -faculty and staff, as well as students - and to encourage the lifelong practice of health and fitness for all. Located in the Coffin Building, the Center offers fitness classes weekly as well as providing a range of cardio, free weights and resistance training equipment. Membership costs faculty and staff $50/semester, payable at the business office in the Administration Building.

For hours of operation and class schedules, click here.


Benefits Open Enrollment Continues Through November 5

Open Enrollment, which began October 25, will continue through November 5, 2010.  During this time period, benefit-eligible employees will have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage for 2011, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center, according to Human Resources.


This Week's Photo
More than just an empty room!
This week's photo is a picture of the residence hall sample room on display at the SAC.
Empty Room



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