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Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • GSW's "Back to the 90's" Homecoming Week is right around the corner! Homecoming is all about bringing back our wonderful alumni to reconnect with campus and reminisce with old friends. It's also a time to celebrate all things Hurricanes with faculty, staff, students, and the Americus community.

    There are plenty of fun events throughout the week that are open to the community so throw on your fanny packs, grab your Furby, put on those white Keds and come on out! Check out this community calendar, there's an event for everyone. 💙📼🆒 💛 #GSWHoCo19

    www.gsw.edu/homecoming

Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • In preparation for our upcoming Back to the 90’s Homecoming Week, we wanted to relive some of our best moments from that decade. From orientation and graduation to Homecoming and athletic events, these photos shed a light on GSW campus life back in the 90’s.

    See yourself or an old friend? Tag and share! #GSWHoCo19 #BackToThe90s

Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Our nursing students have hearts for service! ❤️ #TakeCommunityServiceByStorm #TakeTomorrowByStorm

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  • Our final Canes Couple met at at bookstore in Korea in 1995 and love attending Taste of the World and Student Appreciation Day each year. ❤️ #CanesCouples

    JOHN and BOKSHIM FOX

    1) What are your titles?
    John – English Language Institute (ELI) Director
    Bokshim – Cataloging and Bibliographic Database Manager & Assistant Professor

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    John – 18 years
    Bokshim – 14 years

    3) How long have you been married?
    "We’ve been married for 21 years."

    4) Describe how you met.
    "We met at a bookstore in Korea In 1995. "

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "It’s convenient, but because we work in different buildings, we don’t see each other often."

    6) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    "Student Appreciation Day. Even though we work at the event, we like to see students have fun."

    7) Any GSW traditions you and your family have?
    "Participating in “'Taste of the World.'"

    8)Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "John getting his master’s degree and Bokshim getting her bachelor’s degree at GSW."

Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • The GISA Final Four is coming to Georgia Southwestern next weekend and we need your help! Please consider signing up for a volunteer slot to help make this a memorable experience for all the players, their families, and the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) organization. 🏀 #MyAmericus

Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Happy Valentine's Day! We're wrapping up our Canes Couples series with two final couples today. The first met at GSW and have been married for 15 years. ❤️ #CanesCouples

    JULIE MEGGINSON and SAM PEAVY

    1) What are your titles?
    "We are both professors and chairs of our departments. (Julie for Music, Sam for Geology & Physics)"

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    "We have both been at GSW since Fall 2000."

    3) How long have you been married?
    "We’ve been married for 15 years."

    4) Describe how you met.
    "We met at the 'new faculty orientation' meetings that we used to do here, and went to parties at a mutual friends place. Sam really noticed Julie when she sang parts of an aria for a performance of the silent film “Phantom of the Opera” at the Rylander Theater. And Julie noticed Sam…when he was teaching our group of friends how to play Bridge."

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "We definitely like having the same academic schedule, so our breaks are at the same time. We also occasionally get to go out to lunch together and even see each other at meetings occasionally."

    6) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    "We enjoy attending concerts and plays together, both on campus and in town."

    7) Any GSW traditions you and your family have?
    "We enjoy going to GSW Chamber Series concerts as they enable us to meet talented people from all over the world. "

    8)Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "Our wedding! We met at GSW."

    "We're pleased that the trees we donated to Centennial Plaza have grown and provide shade in that spot."

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Today's featured couple will be celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary in just a few days! ❤️ #CanesCouples

    GENA and JOHN WILSON

    1) What are your titles?
    Gena – Director of Human Resources
    John – Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    Gena – 5.5 years
    John – 11.5 years

    3) How long have you been married?
    "We have been together for 20 years and will be celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary on February 18th."

    4) Describe how you met.
    "High School/College Sweethearts. We started dating shortly after John graduated high school and was enrolling at GSW. By luck, we both started working at the same grocery store that summer and began dating."

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "We love working together at GSW, but we don’t get to see each other as often as people might think. It’s nice when our schedules coordinate and we can grab lunch together, and it’s easier to plan family vacations since we get the same paid holidays off. It’s nice that we get to know and work with many of the same colleagues."

    6) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    "We enjoy attending graduation and experiencing the excitement of students being awarded their degrees."

    7) Any GSW traditions you and your family have?
    "We love any events where we can bring our sons, Jake and Gavin. They get a kick out of seeing where their mom and dad work. If you asked them, they would say the holiday events are their favorites; they love the cookies and hot cocoa!"

    8)Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "It’s always funny when we run into students or other faculty and staff away from campus who haven’t realized we are married. It’s fun to watch their looks go from ‘puzzlement’ to ‘recognition’."

    "We both have lots of wonderful memories at GSW, from our days as former students to our time now as employees. Some of our biggest personal milestones (marriage and the births of our two children) happened while we were either attending or working at GSW, and we look forward to many more wonderful years on campus together."

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Looking forward to a great season. Welcome to GSW & the Americus community Coach Crawford! ⚽️

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • This past weekend, numerous GSW students and student-athletes volunteered their time to participate in First Baptist Church's Night to Shine. The annual event invites special needs teens and adults to enjoy an unforgettable prom night.

    Prior to the big night, student-athletes volunteered to stuff gift bags, make lunch boxes and clean and decorate the space. During the event, more students volunteered as "buddies" to help make the night a truly memorable experience. 🌟

Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Today's featured couple have lived and worked in larger cities but love teaching at GSW and being part of a real community. ❤️ #CanesCouples

    ALLA and ALEXANDER YEMELYANOV

    1) What are your titles?
    Alla – Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Administrator
    Alexander – Professor, School of Computing and Mathematics

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    Alla – "I worked as a student worker back in 2002 while I was a graduate student at GSW. I've worked at my current position since 2007."
    Alexander – "Since 2001."

    3) How long have you been married?
    "33 years, but we've know each other for 43 years."

    4) Describe how you met.
    "We first met when Alex was a PH.D. student and I (Alla) was a middle school student, and we were initially nothing more than just casual acquaintances but later became better friends. Then, 10 years later, we suddenly decided to get married."

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "We barely see each other around campus, which is more pros than cons."

    6) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    "Several events, actually. Graduation ceremonies, Teaching Circles, Christmas parties."

    7) Any GSW traditions you and your family have?
    "After living in a huge city like Moscow (Russia) and teaching in large universities, we really enjoy our country living in a small town and teaching at GSW--a relatively small, close-knit university, where almost everyone knows each other and it feels like a real community. We have close contacts with many of the faculty and students, which can also be considered a nice tradition."

    8)Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "When we attended our first GSW Christmas celebration with our daughter Alina; Alla’s graduation ceremony in 2004; when I (Alla) received my Masters from the School of Computing and Mathematics."

    "We live so close to Plains--just 10 miles away from former President Jimmy Carter's hometown. It's actually a very unique opportunity to be like next-door neighbors with a former US president. We think few can boast about that. One time years ago, our family accidentally ran into Mr. Carter and his wife Rosalynn when we all ended up going to the Rylander Theater for the same show. We were able to get a wonderful picture with just the two of them that their security guard took for us--sort of an unconventional family portrait. That moment stands out as a bright memory for all of us."

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Congratulations to GSW alumnus and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on winning his third Grammy award last night for Best Spoken Word Album for his audiobook, "Faith: A Journey For All."

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Today's featured couple are just across the hall from each other in the Department of History and Political Science. ❤️ #CanesCouples

    JASON BERGGREN and BONNIE LEVINE-BERGGREN

    1) What are your titles?
    Jason – Associate Professor of Political Science
    Bonnie – Adjunct Professor, History and Political Science Department

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    Jason – since Fall 2009
    Bonnie – since Fall 2011

    3) How long have you been married?
    "Married for 22 years; we were married on May 26, 1996 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida."

    4) Describe how you met.
    "We were undergraduate students at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida. Majoring in religious studies, we met in class, spring semester 1991."

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "We love it! It's like going to work with your best friend. Our office are even across from each other, and we share our own K-cup coffee maker."

    6) Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "Getting to know some of the same students. Even a few have identified us as their 'mom and dad' on campus.

    Two very memorable GSW events we attended together were the 90th birthday celebration for President Jimmy Carter in 2014 and the program to honor the life and academic career of Dr. Harold Isaacs in 2013."

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Today's featured couple has worked at GSW for over 11 years and have had some interesting course evaluations from confused students.🤔 ❤️ #CanesCouples

    RU STORY-HUFFMAN and CHUCK HUFFMAN

    1) What are your titles?
    Ru – Dean of Library Services
    Chuck – Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology & Sociology

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    "11.5 years."

    3) How long have you been married?
    "Almost 30 years."

    4) Describe how you met.
    "We met in college during a Psychology of Adjustment course."

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "We like knowing we're just across campus from each other."

    6) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    "Graduations."

    7) Your favorite GSW memory together.
    When Ru was the Reference Librarian, she visited one of Chuck’s classes to teach students about finding resources for writing papers. When she left, Chuck walked to the door with her and gave her a kiss. A student wrote on a course evaluation that they didn’t think that Dr. Huffman, a married man, should be kissing another woman.

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  • We are incredibly proud of our GSW student organizations and staff who stepped up as volunteers for the End It awareness campaign and benefit concert this week in an effort to raise awareness of and put an end to human trafficking. ❌ #EndItMovement #TakeActivismByStorm #TakeTomorrowByStorm

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  • Georgia Southwestern is proud to share that we are expanding our Nursing program, effectively doubling the number of students enrolled, to help with Georgia's critical workforce need for nurses. #TakeNursingByStorm #TakeTomorrowByStorm

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Yo, Hurricane homies! Homecoming 2019 is quickly approaching, and we've got all the deets. This year's festivities include a super fly parade, fresh step show, rad tailgate and a full slate of sporting events.

    Check out the full schedule at gsw.edu/homecoming! #GSWHoCo19

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Today's featured couple works together in the GSW School of Business Administration and are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. ❤️ #CanesCouples

    ROBERT and TARA BENNETT

    1) What are your titles?
    Robert – Professor of Management
    Tara – Instructor of Management

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    Robert has been at GSW since Fall, 2012 while Tara has been an online adjunct instructor since 2015. This is Tara’s first semester on campus as an instructor. Tara is also an accomplished chef and has a catering business in Eufaula, Alabama.

    3) How long have you been married? How did you meet?
    The Bennetts met in 1988 while Robert was an undergraduate at University of South Alabama. Tara graduated that year from Birmingham-Southern College and was an MBA student at South Alabama at the time. Robert was a member of the Southerners, South Alabama’s host and hospitality ambassadors, and knew Tara’s mom who was the University Registrar. Tara’s mom introduced the couple to each other at a homecoming event and the rest is history! They married in 1994 so this year marks their 25th anniversary!

    4) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "We enjoy working together on campus. It is nice to have the 'old veteran' Robert to show me the ropes of teaching and navigating my first semester on campus."

    5) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    Robert teaches twice annually in France, and Tara enjoys tagging along occasionally to enjoy the beautiful country. Tara is especially fond of the architecture, art, antiques, and food of France. Robert complains that Tara vacations while he “slaves away in the classroom!"

    6) Any GSW traditions you and your family have?
    Tara and Robert both love GSW and its students. While the couple reside in Eufaula, Alabama and find it difficult to attend most GSW sporting events, they are definitely supporters of the Canes. Robert advises and mentors many of the school’s athletes who major in business. He is a “passionate to obsessive” golf fanatic and especially enjoys his GSW golfers.

    7)Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "We’ve had a couple of funny comments about our riding together from Eufaula to Americus (one hour drive) to teach at GSW. I love to listen to sports talk and news/talk radio and many have commented that we will now be listening to good music instead since Tara is riding along."

    Robert commented that he has been working in Americus for more than 6 ½ years and has never been shopping in Americus until this semester and now we have to stop and look around in some of these Americus stores quite often!

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  • Canes Spotlights highlight Georgia Southwestern students who hold leadership roles, are involved in extracurricular activities and excel academically on campus.

    Senior Beau Millwood is a GSW Tennis player and a member of Sigma Chi GSW, the Honors Program and the Georgia Southwestern Association of Nursing Students (GSWANS), all while double majoring in Nursing and Psychology. #TakeTomorrowByStorm

    Read more about Beau at gsw.edu/campus-spotlight/2077-canes-spotlight-beau-milwood

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Georgia Southwestern State University
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  • Today's featured couple came to GSW as newlyweds 11 years ago and have built their careers together on our campus. ❤️ #CanesCouples

    GENIE BRYAN and BRIAN SMITH

    1) What are your titles?
    Genie – Professor of English
    Brian – Professor of Political Science

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    "We came here together in 2007."

    3) How long have you been married?
    "We met in 2005 and married in March of 2007. We were newlyweds when we began our careers at GSW."

    4) Describe how you met.
    "We met at my first faculty meeting at Middle Georgia College in August of 2005 (now Middle Georgia State University), although, Brian doesn’t really remember that meeting. He remembers meeting me in November at a faculty gathering. We got married at that spot!"

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "We love it! We are able to support each other. Being tenured and promoted together is also a wonderful thing to celebrate together. We often see each other at committee meetings. The only 'con' is that we often get upset about the same things."

    6) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    "Graduations. We love seeing each other in our regalia and watching our students celebrate their achievement."

    7) Any GSW traditions you and your family have?
    "We have a tradition of keeping in touch with some of our students after they graduate. Some of them have become 'family' to us."

    8)Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "At our first teaching circle, the General Interest Teaching Circle, we met some fantastic people with similar “nerdy” interests to ours, and we realized we were going to be just fine here.

    As an academic couple, being able to build a career together on the same campus is a rarity. We are grateful to GSW for allowing us to do that."

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  • The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI), a unit of GSW, recently hosted an Open House that provided information about their programs to GSW faculty and staff, students and the community. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter also stopped by to mingle with RCI staff and guests. #TakeCaregivingByStorm #TakeTomorrowByStorm

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  • Today's featured couple is one of great strength, character, and giving. ❤️ #CanesCouples

    MARK and LEIGH LAUGHLIN

    1) What are your titles?
    Mark – Associate Professor of Music
    Leigh – Lecturer of Criminal Justice and Sociology

    2) How long have you been employed at GSW?
    Mark - 10.5 years & Leigh - 3 years

    3) How long have you been married?
    11 years

    4) Describe how you met.
    "We met in Columbia, SC. On our first date, we had dinner at Miyo’s in Harbinson (entertainment district of Columbia), and quickly discovered that although Columbia has a population of over 130,000, we had several friends in common."

    5) Pros and cons of working together on campus.
    "No cons. We can meet to walk in the STORM Dome or have lunch, and it definitely makes meetings more interesting. Also knowing each other's coworkers, and having so many people in common is extremely nice. Plus, our youngest son, Ian, gets to attend the GSW Pre-K program and have us nearby."

    6) A favorite GSW event you like to attend together.
    "Performances at The Rylander Theatre, the Madrigal Dinner, Chamber Concerts, and Arts in Reese Park."

    7) Any GSW traditions you and your family have?
    "We love the GSW Art sales. We have a large collection of pottery made by GSW Professor of Art, Keaton Wynn. We typically buy 3-4 pieces of Keaton’s work each year to add to our ‘Wynn Collection’. We also have a collection from various GSW art students and other faculty members.

    Also, every year during the holiday season we love to bring Ian to see the lights on the Administration Building. We bring him 3-4 times a week. He loves the lights!"

    8)Your favorite GSW memory together.
    "We have a lot of favorite memories including lunch dates to color and play with play dough, Pie-A-Professor in the face during half-time of a basketball game (Mark got hit with 2 pies), creating and participating in recruitment events, and helping the clean-up efforts after Hurricane Michael.

    We also love to pick a community or GSW area that needs help (e.g. GSW food pantry, CASA, local shelters, Sumter HumaneSociety, etc.) and raise donations for those areas. For example, Fall 2018 we provided CASA (with the help from Verizon, Inc.) with 20 backpacks filled with notebooks, pencils, rulers, and various school supplies for children placed in foster homes."

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  • GSW art faculty Laurel Robinson recently had her work featured in the "Drawn to Macon 2019” exhibition, the second annual drawing show at the Macon Arts Alliance Gallery. 🎨🖌 #TakeTheArtsByStorm #TakeTomorrowByStorm

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