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College of Coastal Georgia Staff Newsletter

Early October 2010

Office Moves

LeMieux Art Show

Science Fair

PTK Induction

SGA Officers


October Birthdays



3-Cary Knapp

5-Delilah Bryant

11-Cynthia Bradley

13-Mary Fowler

14-Rozanne Skipper

31-Rebecca Yeomans


Coastal Georgia in the News

Madness Tips Off at College


Reg Murphy Column



Connect to Campus


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October Calendar


5 - Candidates Forum
7-9 p.m.
Southeast Georgia

Conference Center
5-12 - McGladrey Classic
PGA Tour Event
Sea Island's Seaside Course

St. Simons Island
6 - Last day to donate items

Radiography Club

Community Outreach Project


7- Coastal Scholars

Prof. Tony Bell

"Critical Thinking in the Real World: Models, Tools & Application"

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Science Lecture Hall

7 - Southern StoryTellers

Dick Yarbrough
5:30-8 p.m.
Southeast Georgia

Conference Center
7-11 - Georgia Coast

Birding & Nature Festival
Jekyll Island
More information 

7-25 - Art-rageous Fundraiser
Southeast Georgia

Health Systems

Outpatient Care Center

Art Gallery
More information

8 - Reception for Dave Leenhouts
11 a.m.
SAC Wherehouse
9-10 - 41st Annual Art and Sol

Fine Arts & Crafts Juried Festival
Postell Park, Pier Village

St. Simons Island
More information

10 - Tri-Red Triathlon

& 5K "Run for the Red"
Benefiting the

American Red Cross
Jekyll Island Calendar of Events 

15 - SoTL Symposium of the South
Georgia Southern University

Symposium details

15 - Sunset Cruise on the

Shrimp Boat Lady Jane
6:30-9:30 p.m.

16 - Student Recruitment

Open House
Brunswick Campus
16 - American Idles

Chicago City Limits

Comedy improve troup
8 p.m.
Ritz Theatre, Brunswick
More information

16 - Rhythm on the River

Outdoor Concert
6 p.m.
Mary Ross Park, Brunswick
More information

16 - WAY Radio 8th Annual

Fall Beach Concert
2-5 p.m.
Jekyll Island Calendar of Events

18 - Music of the Royals:

The United Kingdom
Coastal Symphony of Georgia
8 p.m.
Glynn Academy

Memorial Auditorium

More Information


19 - Coastal Scholars

Dr. Claire Hughes

"An Overview of the Types, Causes & Treatments of Autism"
23 - Hunt Family Irish Step &

Violin Concert
7-9 p.m.
Southeast Georgia

Conference Center
Campus Calendar

23 - Turtleween

Georgia Sea Turtle Center
2-4 p.m.
Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island Calendar of Events

24 - Hunt Family Irish Step &

Violin Concert
3-5 p.m.
Camden Center
26 - Retirement Planning &

Financial Wellness Fair
Beginning at 9 a.m.
Southeast Georgia

Conference Center
27 - Open Enrollment Benefits Fair
Beginning at 9 a.m.
Southeast Georgia

Conference Center

28 - Coastal Scholars

Tyler Bagwell

"The Good Time Will Come:

Ethnography of the Golden Age"

28 - Health & Wellness Fair
Beginning at 9 a.m.
Southeast Georgia

Conference Center

Southern Storytellers Series Opens This Week

Dick Yarborough
Oct. 7, 2010
"Why Ray Charles Never Sang 'Ohio on My Mind'...and other important facts about the South"


Humor columnist Dick "I don't make this stuff up" Yarborough is the inaugural storyteller for a new series of entertaining presentations open to the community. Yarbrough, whose column appears regularly in The Brunswick News and Georgia Trend magazine, takes the Southeast Georgia Conference Center stage Thursday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m. 

The $25 tickets for the event, available through the Advancement Office, include a cocktail reception following Yarbrough's presentation. Proceeds benefit the College Foundation Annual Fund.


Upcoming  Storytellers include Ronda Rich, November 11; Dr. William Rawlings, January 20; and Kate Cambell, February 17.


Office Moves in the Administration Building


Hargett BldgIf you plan to visit the president's office in the Administration Building, don't look for Dr. Hepburn down the wood-paneled hall. The Office of the President is temporarily relocated to an office adjacent to the southwest corner of the main lobby, space temporarily occupied by Academic Affairs.


Academic Affairs returned to the newly-renovated offices in the northwest corner of the Administration Building, space formerly shared with the Advancement Office.


The Advancement Office and Institutional Effectiveness are now next-door neighbors in the northeast corner and the Business Office has returned to the southeast corner of the Administration Building.


Confused? Just look for the signs in the lobby.



Locating Alumni, One Person at a Time


Alumni_BlankIn an effort to identify former students and reconnect them to the College, the College Advancement Office is building an alumni data base. All students who attended the College are alumni - friends with a personal story to tell, a shared legacy, a Mariner connection.


Over the summer months, the alumni data base grew from 772 alums to over 4,200. But with a 49-year history, the College still has many former Mariners to locate. Faculty and staff can help the College reconnect. If you meet or know a former College student, encourage them to visit the College website alumni page and register online. For additional information about College of Coastal Georgia alumni, contact the Advancement Office, 279.5702.


Link to online alumni registration


Coastal Georgia Art Professor Featured at The Ritz

lemuixJeff LeMieux, Assistant Professor of Art, is the featured artist in a solo exhibit of recent work at The Ritz Gallery October 1-November 24. The show includes a range of media reflecting his experience as a painter, photoengraver, illustrator and printer. LeMieux has been a faculty member since 2002.


The Ritz Gallery is located in the historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Status of Foundation Annual Fund Campaign

Foundation Launch

The College Foundation set a $1.1 million goal for this year's annual fund. As of September 27, $658,077 has been contributed towards that goal, according to Elizabeth Weatherly, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Annual Giving. Of that goal, $30,000 is targeted as gifts from faculty and staff. To date, 45 faculty and staff members have contributed $15,351. Thank you! But we're still only half way to that year-end objective.


As a member of our College community, you directly experience the exciting changes occurring on campus. While many of our students depend on scholarship support to help them achieve their dreams of higher education, College Foundation funding is about more than student scholarships. It is also about new programs, facilities and technology upgrades, community outreach, and faculty and staff development consistent with the College mission. The Foundation serves as trustee of your contributions and sponsors a wide range of programs inadequately supported by State appropriations. Examples of Foundation funding impacting staff and faculty include:

  • Faculty participation in professional development opportunities, such as Don Matthew's presence at the American Economic Association's Continuing Education Program on Financial Economics in Atlanta, January 2010;
  • Faculty attendance at conferences relevant to their fields of study, such as Trish Rugaber's trip October 2009 to Scottsdale, AZ, for the 15thannual meeting and conference of the American Society of Botanical Artists;
  • Staff assembly meetings; and
  • Staff skills development through training programs offered by Human Resources.

Your contribution to the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation for the 2010-2011 Dreams in Action campaign is an investment in our continued growth. If you have not already done so, please visit the link below and participate. For more information on supporting the College through the Annual Fund, please contact the Advancement Office, ext. 5925,  and ask for Elizabeth Weatherly or John Gyllin, our new Vice President for Advancement. Thank you for your support of the College. 



College Hosting Science Fair


Coastal Georgia will host the 27th annual Coastal Georgia Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CGRSEF) February 16-19 on the Brunswick campus. Entry forms for CGRSEF must be submitted by January 25, 2011. Detailed information about the regional science fair, including entry forms, is available at www.



PTK Inducts New Student Members

 PTK Photo

The College of Coastal Georgia Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society, welcomed its new student members during the Fall 2010 Induction Ceremony September 19 at the Alfred W. Jones Science Lecture Building. 



Student Government Association Officers Elected


Vote ButtonFor the first time in over 20 years, the leadership of the Student Government Association (SGA) has been fully elected by the student body, according to David Leenhouts, Director of Student Life. LaTanya Abbott-Austin, SGA President, and Carrie Gossett, Vice President for SGA Camden Center, were elected during spring semester 2010. Sandra Hansen, Vice President for SGA Brunswick, and Victoria Akins, Secretary, were added to the leadership team in a special campus election September 13-14.

Over the past year, SGA redefined their mission and election process. Under the new model, SGA will focus on students' concerns about the College and the process to present and resolve those concerns, including campus priorities for projects to enhance the academic, social, and recreational lives of students and for all-campus community service projects.

Also new this year, each on-campus student organization will select a representative to represent and vote on behalf of their group at SGA meetings. Students interested in SGA may also join, and after attending three consecutive meetings, may request voting privileges.

Beginning with spring semester 2011, one election will be held for all four SGA officers. Criteria to run for office include maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.75 and enrolling for a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester during the term of service.


This Week's Photo
Violinist Daniel D plays at the Conference Center
photo by freshman Colby O'Connor

Daniel D



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