The Graduate School Newsletter

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About this newsletter

The Graduate School Newsletter is published to keep Georgia College graduate students and faculty up to date about resources, events, and news from the departments and colleges. The newsletter is published twice a semester with the exception of summer term. If you have questions or would like to add content, please contact Parris Story: parris.story@gcsu.edu.
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End-of-Semester Message

As the semester draws to a close, The Graduate School would like to take this opportunity to wish you the very best as finals week gets underway. We hope your exams, final papers, presentations, and projects go well and that you feel confident about your work. As you navigate these last weeks, please remember the faculty, the Counseling Center, the Library, SERV (Information Technology), the Writing Center, and The Graduate School is available to assist you. Once finals are behind you, we hope the winter break and holidays will provide you time to rest and ample opportunities to connect with family and friends.


The Graduate School thanks you for your dedication to your education, adding value to what we do at Georgia College, and the opportunity to learn and grow with you.



Dr. Holley Roberts, Parris, Kate, Stephanie, Shannon, and Reagan

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Spring 2023 registration is open and it's easy to register for classes. Log into Unify, click on PAWS, navigate to the Student Services tab, and select Registration. Register now, pay later! The payment deadline is January 9, 2023.


Former graduate students who last attended one or more years ago must request readmission prior to registering.


Classes begin Monday, January 9, 2023. The last day to add a course is Friday, January 13, 2023. See the official Academic Calendar for more important dates.

The Graduate School announces the recipients of Fall 2022 Graduate Research Travel Grant Awards

As a graduate student, conducting research and publishing scholarly work is essential to professional development and career advancement. It provides the opportunity to learn new skills, network with other students and researchers in the area of interest, and personally contribute new knowledge to the field. For graduate students, Graduate Research Travel Grants is one means to support the costs (conference fees, travel, and accommodations) associated with the presentation of their own original scholarship at professional conferences. The Graduate School is pleased to announce the recipients of the fall cycle of graduate student travel grants. Congratulations are extended to:


Casey Elliott, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Title of work: The effect of an educational module on NP student's awareness, knowledge, and confidence in responding to human trafficking.


Bella Mowell, Master of Criminal Justice (MSCJ)

Title of work: Jail-level test of the cycle of violence thesis.


The Graduate School extends a special thank you to the Georgia College and State University Foundation for Heritage Funds to support the grant awards, the Office of the Provost, and the Graduate Research Travel Grant Committee for their support.


The deadline for the spring 2023 application cycle is February 15. Interested students can apply by visiting the Graduate Opportunities page.

How many people read GC graduate student research?

Don't think graduate student research work has reach, guess again! The all-time downloads for Graduate Research Posters in the Library's institutional repository, the Knowledge Box, is 3,382 from 92 countries as of 12/1/2022. Readership distribution is far-reaching, drawing readers from Australia, Egypt, the Philippines, South Ameria, South Africa, Moscow, New Zealand and many more exciting places around the globe. To view the great research GC graduate students are doing, visit the Knowledge Box.


For more information on adding research projects/scholarly work to the Knowledge Box, contact Dr. Shaundra Walker, Library Director, shaundra.walker@gcsu.edu.

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Research Day, an opportunity to showcase in-depth subject matter in a chosen area of focus.

Faculty and students will showcase the creative and insightful research projects they have undertaken during Georgia College's Research Day on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. For students, Research Day provides them an opportunity to explain their work to others, close the loop on their exploration, and solidify their learning. It is especially helpful for students because it gives many first timers the opportunity to get their work published online and add to their curriculum vitae/resume.


The GCSU Research Day Committee welcomes abstract submissions from all current Georgia College undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of research and/or creative activities for presentation or performance. The abstract submission portal is open through March 1, 2023 at https://tinyurl.com/gcsurd23


For questions about Research Day, contact Dr. Stefanie Sevcik, Faculty Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors at urace@gcsu.edu.

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The Library and Writing Center - Resources for Graduate Students

The Library and Writing Center offers a suite of services to currently enrolled Georgia College graduate students in masters and doctoral programs. Services include private consultations with research and writing consultants, writing workshops, technology checkouts, and more. For online graduate students, asynchronous sessions are available through the week. Students can also send a draft up to 10 pages for review and feedback via email. This is just another of the many great benefits to using the Writing Center.


Graduate students are encouraged to visit the Graduate Student Resource page of the Writing Center to learn more about their services. Additionally, use the Library Guide for Graduate School to get all the information needed about the library's services and resources in one place.


Faculty can schedule library instruction classes for their courses by completing the instruction request form. Use the library's materials request form to request books or film.


Coming Spring 2023: Graduate Writing Groups!

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Graduating Masters, Specialist, and Doctoral Students, Tell Us What's Next For You!

Congratulations on your noteworthy accomplishment! Have you been accepted into a doctoral program, received a job promotion, changed careers, fulfilled a life-long dream, etc., as a result of earning your graduate degree? If so, we want to hear about it.


Tell us what's next! Share your success and post-graduation plans with us by filling out our Next Destination Questionnaire.


If you are still searching for your next opportunity, have uncertainties, or want to make a connection at a networking event, contact the Georgia College Career Center at 478-445-5384 for help. Their team of specialized career advisors can help you further realize your career aspirations.

Perks of Working in Higher Education by LiveCareer

Numerous employment opportunities in higher education are accessible, and many of them come with exceptional benefits like time off, childcare, retirement, and more. Read on to learn why job seekers should consider careers in academia.

Administrative Graduate Assistant Request, AY 2023-2024

Non-academic offices that wish to request an Administrative Graduate Assistant (GA) for AY 2023-2024 should complete the Administrative Graduate Assistant Request Form on or before December 15, 2022. For more information on graduate assistant to include requirements, graduate assistant categories, and tuition and fees, visit the Graduate Assistant web page.

The Graduate School Recruitment Activities

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December 2022 Commencement

Saturday, Dec. 10th, 12:45pm

251 South Clarke Street

Milledgeville, GA

The ceremony will be held in the Georgia College Centennial Center. The processional will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m., with the ceremony beginning immediately after. Doors will open for guests with tickets at 11:00 a.m. For more information, visit the Registrar's website.

Connect with The Graduate School

Connect with us through our social media pages, email, and by phone. We would like to hear from you and share how Georgia College can help you reach your graduate education goals through one of our many specialized graduate degrees.