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AMERICUS, GA (March 27, 2020) — There’s no better time than now to apply to Georgia Southwestern State University! First-year students applying for Summer and Fall 2020 no longer need SAT or ACT scores and the application fee is waived for a limited time. This two-fold announcement brings a lot of excitement and eagerness amongst high school seniors who may have been inadvertently affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

AMERICUS, GA (February 24, 2020) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Boy’s and Girl’s State Basketball Championships in GSW’s Storm Dome from February 26-29, 2020. For the second consecutive year, the top GISA high school basketball teams in the A, AA and AAA divisions will compete for a state championship in Americus.

Events open to community include Fashion Show, Chili Cook-Off, Food Trucks and more

AMERICUS, GA (February 11, 2020) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will celebrate Homecoming during the week of Feb. 17-22. The theme of the week is “The Roaring ’20s” in celebration of the new decade. Members of the community and GSW alumni are encouraged to attend Homecoming events, bring their family and friends and enjoy a week of Hurricane pride.

AMERICUS, GA (February 6, 2020) — Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) James Earl Carter Library is hosting “Victory From Within: The American Prisoner of War Experience” through the end of March.

AMERICUS, GA (January 30, 2020) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will honor eight of its most “outstanding” alumni Saturday, Feb. 22 during its annual Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner in the Thomas O. Marshall, Jr. Pavilion of the Marshall Student Center.

Rev. Tony Lowden, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, to serve as keynote speaker

AMERICUS, GA (January 24, 2020) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will host its 40th annual MLK Convocation on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. Reverend Tony Lowden, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., will serve as the keynote speaker. This year’s theme for convocation is “One People, One Nation, One Dream.”

AMERICUS, GA (Janurary 16, 2020) — The Chick-fil-A Express on Georgia Southwestern’s campus located inside the Storm Dome is back open for business as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The closure took place on Friday, Dec. 13 after GSW’s graduation ceremonies for renovations. Chick-fil-A requires all locations to undergo a "refresh" every few years to update each restaurant and make any needed repairs.

Application Deadline is Feb. 1

AMERICUS, GA (January 15, 2020) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) is currently accepting applications for the prestigious President Jimmy Carter Leadership Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Incoming freshmen who are interested in the program are encouraged to apply by the Feb. 1 deadline.

Sen. Freddie Powell Sims & GSW Dean Liz Wilson serve as keynotes

AMERICUS, GA (December 19, 2019) – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) recognized the Class of 2019 on Friday, December 13 at the Fall 2019 Commencement ceremony in the Convocation Hall. Approximately 285 students received their bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees during the ceremonies, with 436 students total earning degrees this semester.

AMERICUS, GA (December 17, 2019) — On Friday, December 13, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) held a ceremony to celebrate the beginning of renovations to the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), GSW’s primary advisement building.

AMERICUS, GA (December 12, 2019) — Former Dean of Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) School of Computing and Mathematics Boris Peltsverger will be retiring effective January 1, 2020 after serving GSW for 22 years.

AMERICUS, GA (December 12, 2019) — Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) College of Education is effectively preparing new teachers for the classroom according to the 2019 Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Measures (PPEMs) published by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).

State Senator Freddie Powell Sims and GSW Dean Liz Wilson to deliver keynote addresses

AMERICUS (December 6, 2019) — Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its Fall 2019 Commencement ceremonies Friday, December 13 in the Convocation Hall of the Student Success Center. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 11 a.m. and the graduate ceremony will be at 3 p.m., with 285 students receiving degrees across both ceremonies.

AMERICUS, GA (December 4, 2019) — A recent grant award from the Georgia Power Foundation helps fund Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) Southwestern Promise Scholarship Program that specifically targets high school students in a 56-county area of Southwest Georgia. Students with an 1100 SAT or 22 ACT and a 3.0 GPA will earn a $1,000 “Blue” scholarship each year for four years, and students with a 1200 SAT or 25 ACT and a 3.0 GPA will earn a $2,000 “Gold” scholarship.

AMERICUS, GA (November 21, 2019) — Six students from Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW) College of Business and Computing traveled to Jacksonville, Fl. this week to present human resource management solutions to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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