JSAC Fitness Center June and July Use
Faculty and staff may use the JSAC Fitness Center during June and July for $25 a month. The center is open Mon.-Thur. from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Fridays; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Download an application at http://www.aug.edu/student_activities/fit_polyFaculty_Staff.html
and take it, along with payment for one or two months, to the Business Office for processing, after which the receipt and application should be taken to the student activities office to receive an access card.
Family Fun Fair
The annual Family Fun Fair, a joint venture with the Augusta Chronicle, will be held Tuesday, June 10, in the grove from 9 a.m.-noon. Originated by Paulette Harris, College of Education, the event features a series of children’s activities that are supervised by education majors.
60s Decade Reunion
The ASU Alumni Association will host graduates of the 60s decade in a reunion that will connect former classmates and professors. The two-day event begins with a casual get-together at the Maxwell House on Friday, June 20, followed by a tour of campus on the 21st from 10 a.m.-noon, and a dance at the Julian Smith Casino at 7 p.m. The cost is $50 per person.
President's Advisory Council
The president will convene the President’s Advisory Council in a series of summer meetings on June 3, 4, 5, and 17, from 2-3:15 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom.
ASU Night with the GreenJackets
Augusta GreenJackets vs. Ashville at Lake Olmstead Stadium, Thursday, June 19, 7 p.m. Free tickets are available for faculty, staff, and students through the Office of Student Activities. A $2 deposit is required for each ticket—to be refunded on game night. Tickets may be purchased at the JSAC Information Desk. Call 706-737-1609 for more information.
Community Covenant Signing
Augusta State will host Fort Gordon and area mayors in a Community Covenant signing on Friday, June 13, at 3 p.m. The signing recognizes the significant role that local communities have in supporting our military and their families and is a symbolic commitment of their support.
Befriend an International Student
Become a friend to an international student this fall. You’ll not only make a student feel more connected, you’ll learn about another culture and language. This win-win opportunity is available to faculty, staff, and students. A training session will be offered on Friday, August 15, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., which will be followed by a lunch with new international students. Sign up by June 22 with Dr. Jana Sandarg, English and foreign languages, E227 Allgood Hall.
New Healthcare Link
A new website to link Georgians with healthcare information will launch June 2: Georgia Health-Go Local www.gahealthgolocal.org. Go Local is a federally funded initiative to link users of the National Library of Medicine's consumer health website MedlinePlus (www.medlineplus.gov) to health services, healthcare providers or institutions, support groups, advocacy organizations, etc., in the county or zip code of their choice. Georgia Health-Go Local is a collaborative project of Georgia's four medical school libraries—Emory University, Medical College of Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine, and Morehouse School of Medicine—with funding support from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Southeastern/Atlantic Region, and the Georgia Public Library Service.
2009 National Science Olympiad
The countdown to Augusta State’s hosting of the National Science Olympiad for Middle and High School students begins June 1, following this year’s national competition at George Washington University. Augusta State is only the second institution in the University System to be selected to host the national competition. (The Georgia Institute of Technology hosted it in 1996.) Dr. Bill Wellnitz, biology, serves as the director of the Georgia Science Olympiad, and he is coordinating the national competition on Augusta State’s campus. The Science Olympiad is a national program with the goals of creating interest in science among K-12 students and improving the knowledge of science. Similar to the athletic model of the Olympiad that builds on teamwork, practice, competition, and recognition, the Science Olympiad involves competitions at individual middle and high schools, with winners advancing to state competitions, and those winners advancing to the national contest. Over 5,500 schools nationwide participate in the annual event.
Department of the Year Award
The Staff Advisory Council presented its Department of the Year Award to the Study Abroad Office. The honor came at the university’s annual Retirement and Recognition Ceremony.
University System News
USG is now soliciting nominations for the 2008 Chancellor’s Customer Service Awards. We have made some improvements to the process and recognition presentations. These prestigious awards will be presented on Oct. 2, 2008, at Kennesaw State University. The top achievers from the Chancellor’s Customer Service Awards will compete in the Governor’s Recognition for Excellence in Customer Service Awards.
University System of Georgia employees have embraced remarkable efforts to improve customer service, and we need your help to commend those individuals whose hard work motivates us to provide “The Best Customer Service of any Higher Education Organization in the Nation.”
Champions, please involve your colleagues in this nomination process and share the spotlight on your successes!
For details and nomination form, please go to the USG Customer Service Recognition Program website: http://www.customerfocus.usg.edu/; it is faster, friendlier, and easier.
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