The COSM Aggregate

June 23, 2017

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COSM Faculty, Students and Alum conduct research at Gray's Reef

Danny Gleason, Ph.D. and Risa Cohen, Ph.D., from the Department of Biology have been down at Gray's Reef for the past couple of weeks on a research expedition. Georgia Southern Biology Alum and Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University, Alicia Reigel, along with current Biology grad student Brianne Varnerin, have been working with Dr. Gleason to monitor the changes in the diversity of species and the amount of invertebrate coverage on the live bottom reef. The team's research was featured this week in savannahnow and the 2017 expedition logs can be viewed at the Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary website.

COSM expert discusses Augusta Earthquake

Jim Reichard, Ph.D., from the Department of Geology and Geography spoke with Live 5 News about the 3.2 magnitude earthquake recorded in Augusta on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Read the article: Is it necessary to prepare for an Earthquake in the CSRA

COSM Major places in Miss Georgia Pageant

Congratulations to Math Major Sarah DeLoach who received fourth runner-up in the Miss Georgia Pageant and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship! Read the article: Alyssa Beasley crowned Miss Georgia 2017

Important Dates to Remember for Summer 2017:

  • June 19 - Classes begin, Term B
  • June 19-21 - Drop/Add, Term B
  • June 23 - Final date to hold terminal or comprehensive examination, theses or dissertation defense for Summer 2017 graduates
  • June 30 - Deadline to submit electronic theses and dissertations to College of Graduate Studies for final format review
  • July 4 - Independence Day Holiday, Administrative offices closed - No classes
  • July 6 - Last day to withdraw without academic penalty, Term B, see the policy for Limiting Individual Course Withdrawals for addition information: http://em.georgiasouthern.edu/registrar/students/withdrawal/
  • July 11 - Last day of classes, Long Term
  • July 12 - 13 - Final exams, Long Term
  • July 19 - Last day of classes, Term B
  • July 20 - Final exams, Term B
  • July 21 - Deadline to submit final verified (approved) electronic theses or dissertations to College of Graduate Studies
  • Aug 14 - Final date for undergraduate students to apply for Fall 2018 graduation
  • Aug 14 - Final date for Graduate student to apply for Fall 2017 graduation

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