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Optima ChemicalChemistry students visit chemical company

On October 7, 2019, Dr. Nedialka Iordanova, professor of chemistry, and two senior chemistry students, Jordan Ernst and Jon W. Arthur, visited Optima Chemical Group LLC in Douglas, Ga. Optima Chemical is a local chemical company that specializes in the synthesis of unique chemical compounds. Iordanova and the students toured the laboratories and the production site of the chemical plant. They also had the opportunity to speak with the president of the company, Mr. K. Gene Williams, about the history of the plant and job opportunities for chemistry students.

Program launched for first-generation college students

Are you a first-generation college student? GSW would like to provide current students the additional support of a faculty or staff mentor who was also a first-generation college student. A luncheon will be held on Friday, November 8 for all participating students and mentors. To participate or learn more about the program, contact Darcy Bragg in the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Free Mental Health First Aid training to be offered this fall

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Task Force), the Office of Health and Counseling Services, and the School of Nursing are hosting two free training sessions in Mental Health First Aid to any faculty member, staff member or student who wants to become certified.

The final training will take place on campus on and Friday, November 1 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a one-hour, on-your-own lunch break.

Please RSVP on Canes Connect or email student.rights@gsw.edu to reserve a spot for one of these training sessions. Each session is limited to 30 participants, so you must RSVP. All participants will receive a free training book and a certificate of completion.

Topics covered will include risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems; information on depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders; a 5-step action plan to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis; where to turn for help — professional, peer, and self-help resources; depression and mood disorders; anxiety disorders; trauma; psychosis; and substance abuse disorders.

For more information about the program, click here.

GSW Visual Arts participates in 6th Annual ‘Empty Bowls’ project helping to eliminate hunger locally

Faculty and students in the Department of Visual Arts at Georgia Southwestern State University’s (GSW), along with several other local artists, are coming together once again to feed the hungry by selling hand-crafted ceramic bowls. GSW Visual Arts and Americus-Sumter County Arts Council ‘Empty Bowls’ project will take place Saturday, November 2 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Americus.

The goal for this year is to produce and sell 200 bowls at $20 each totaling $4,000 if all bowls are sold. Eighty percent of the proceeds collected from this event will benefit the Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, a local charity, while the Arts Council will keep the remainder.

Learn more about Empty Bowls here.

CVS partnership successful for second year

GSW’s Office of Student Health and Counseling Services recently collaborated with CVS to provide influenza vaccines to GSW faculty and staff during the October 11 Benefits Fair. This collaboration is a function of the GSW Flu Prevention Campaign for 2019-2020. This year marks the second year of partnership with CVS. Student Health and Counseling Services is also providing influenza vaccines to the currently enrolled student body throughout October 2019. Contact the Health Clinic at (229) 931-2666 for more information.

CVS flu shots


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