July 27, 2015
Vol. 19, Issue 5
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Educational Leaders Inspired by President Maimon's Keynote at NCCI Conference on Innovation

GSU President Maimon

GSU President Maimon

Prominent leaders and change agents from colleges and universities across the nation gathered in Nashville last week at the annual conference of The Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI). GSU President Elaine P. Maimon delivered the keynote address entitled, "Sustained Excellence + Innovation = Trans4mation," which focused on the challenges GSU faced and the strategic vision and initiatives that guided the transition to a full-service university.

Maury Cotter, Director of the Office of Quality Improvement at UW-Madison and NCCI Past President, said "Elaine Maimon's presentation was received with an enthusiastic and sustained applause by the NCCI audience. The GSU story that she shared provided the perfect combination of an inspiring cause and vision, together with a course of committed action and impressive, measurable outcomes. Often, we see visions with no action, or actions that go in circles. With GSU's story, we saw those parts come together to create outcomes that matter."

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Instagram, Here We Come!


GSU's social media presence has been growing at an impressive rate. The GSU Facebook page is approaching 7,000 likes and our Twitter feed has more than 1,100 followers. We also have more than 2,500 followers on LinkedIn.

Now GSU has an official Instagram account and, just through word of mouth, we already have more than 200 followers! Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms.

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Nominations Requested for Baysore Award

The Dr. Gerald C. Baysore Award is presented to the GSU employee who most fully demonstrates the following four qualities so consistently and fully embodied by Dr. Baysore during his eighteen-year service to the university: absolute integrity; total competence; generous dedication; and unfailing civility.

The Baysore Award will be presented by President Maimon during Convocation on Friday, August 21 (please see the accompanying Convocation article below).

This award is given only when a candidate meets the strict qualifications as listed above. Nominators are encouraged to devote special time and attention to their written nominations. The length of the nomination is not as important as the quality, but enough information should be included so that the committee can make an informed decision.

You can submit your written nominations via email to pperdue@govst.edu

The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 17, at 5 p.m.

One Last ROAR for Incoming Freshmen

One Last ROAR for Incoming Freshmen

Wednesday, July 29 is the final Freshman Orientation Day, so if you are on campus, please welcome the new students and their parents. The day, now called ROAR–Resources, Orientation, Advising and Registration, will start at 9 a.m. with welcome and introductions from the ROAR leaders and interns. Once again, sophomore ROAR Leader Brittany Smith will take over the GSU Facebook and Twitter accounts for the day and keep everyone apprised with posts on ROAR events.

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Register Now for Fall Classes

Register Now

Registration is now open for all admitted students (except freshmen, who register at freshman orientation). Use your Student Study Plan to assist you in selecting classes from the online schedule. Your acceptance letter included your GSU username, password and new student email account information. Please use this information to log in to your myGSU portal for registration and other online services. A registration tutorial is also available. Contact your academic advisor if you have not yet received your study plan or if you have any questions about registering for classes.


RSVP for Convocation August 21

RSVP for Convocation August 21

Please join us Friday, August 21 at 3 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts for Convocation 2015. Convocation is the official kickoff to the 2015-16 school year and you won't want to miss it!

This year, all students who come to Convocation will receive a beautiful magnetic Convocation Pin that can be worn during Commencement. This is the ONLY chance you will have to get this pin. Be sure to RSVP today!

The three Excellence Award recipients will be announced, followed by the presentation of the Baysore Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a GSU employee.

For the second year at Convocation, one high school teacher and one community college teacher who were nominated by incoming GSU undergraduate students will be presented with the Educators Legacy Award in recognition for their outstanding work.

GSU's traditional ice cream social will follow immediately after.

Here is a look back at the 2014 Convocation, a day that included the dedication of Prairie Place.

It's that time of year again! Employee Picnic Fun!

Hot Fun in the Summertime Employee Picnic

"Hot Fun in the Summertime" is the theme for this year's Employee Picnic, Friday August 7 from 11a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be a photo booth sponsored by Civil Service Senate, and two new Foodie Attractions: Arise, GSU's new food vendor, and Zarlengo's Italian Ice. But get there early! Food will only be served until 2 p.m.

There will be an egg relay and bag team events, and a DJ who will have some games as well.

Be sure to wear bright, festive colors like lime green and yellow or your GSUJaguar apparel!

Don't forget to print and sign your risk waiver and bring along with your tickets otherwise you will have to sign one that day.

Bookstore Summer Clearance

Bookstore Summer Clearance

The GSU Bookstore is having a Summer Clearance Event from July 27-August 30. Take an additional 40 percent off already reduced items while supplies last. The offer is not valid on food items, Starbucks products, or graduation items, and cannot be combined with any other offer. See store for details.

Summer Hours Ending July 31

The last day of the Friday Summer Hours Program for employees will be Friday, July 31, 2015. Regular work hours will resume on August 3, 2015.

Make Bookstore Purchases with Financial Aid through FA Link

Students can purchase school supplies, text books, and more at the GSU Bookstore using Financial Aid. FA Link is available now through September 12. Completion of the financial aid process and other conditions must be met before students can use FA Link.


Do You Conduct Research Involving Human Subjects?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Human Resource Protections will present a Research Community Forum: "Human Subjects Research: Current Challenges in the Modern Research World" at GSU Tuesday, July 28. Registration is from 7–8 a.m. in the Center for Performing Arts. Elizabeth Buchanan, Ph.D., Endowed Chair in Ethics and Director of the Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, will give the keynote speech, "A New Internet Research Ethics Program." Additional information can be found at: http://www.ohrpjuly15.illinoisstate.edu/.

ADA Resource Fair, Thursday, July 30

ADA Resource Fair July 29

GSU will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with an Alternative Accommodations Resource Fair, Thursday, July 30 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Hall of Governors.

Please note this is the correct date and time for this event. An earlier published date was incorrect.

Learn about the services and programs that local, regional, and state agencies provide for our special needs community. The fair will feature speakers, presentations, and other valuable information about the ADA.

The event is free, and everyone is welcome. Vendor tables are also free. For information or to reserve a vendor table, contact rsweeney@govst.edu or 708.235.3968.

Conference on Adverse Childhood Experience

Conference on Adverse Childhood Experience

The Southland Education and Health Initiative through a GSU Teacher Quality Partnership grant, is sponsoring a conference on Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE). The one-day conference, "ACEs: An inter-professional approach to creating a trauma-informed environment in our schools," will be held Thursday, July 30, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Hall of Honors.

All who work with children from the education and healthcare communities are invited to attend. "This will be an informative and interactive day with opportunities for teams to work together to plan for implementing at least one principle that is designed specifically to address the consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences and to facilitate healing," GSU Professor Emerita Karen Peterson said.

The conference will introduce attendees to the research around ACEs, building resiliency, and how to build a trauma-informed school environment. Children who are suffering from trauma after exposure to ACEs often have a variety of issues that disrupt their learning and hamper their ability to develop the skills necessary for social and emotional development.

Call for Latino Heritage Month Programs

Friday, August 21 is the deadline to submit programs for Latino Heritage Month. Celebrated September 15-October 15, Latino Heritage Month recognizes the history, culture, and contributions of Latinos in our global society past, present, and future. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively.

Please submit your program, including title, description, program date, and type (lecture, service, social, visual arts, performing arts) online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LatinoHeritageMonth. For more information or questions, email diversity@govst.edu or call x4551.


Master of Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational Therapy will host an information session for its entry level Master of Occupational Therapy degree program Wednesday, August 5, from 5–6:30 p.m., in room G-157.

For additional information, contact janderson13@govst.edu or pkalvelage@govst.edu

Creating a Culture of Employee Ownership

Phil Moeller

Phil Moeller

The School of Extended Learning will present a workshop called "Creating a Culture of Employee Ownership," Thursday, August 6, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The workshop will be presented by Phil Moeller, past president of Holland Company. The fee for the workshop is $150 and includes a copy of Moeller's book, "Employees Becoming Owners."

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Friends of the Library

Looking for a place to donate some of your new or gently used books, CD's, DVD's, and artwork? Look no more! The GSU Friends of the Library are planning for the next book sale on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 25 and 26.

Bring items that you would like to donate to the Library during regular business hours. The Friends of the GSU Library table is on the library balcony. You can place your items for donation in one or more of the Green bags, and leave them on the table; and

  1. Fill out the Donations/Gifts to GSU Library Form that is on the table. Please be sure to note whether you would like a letter of acknowledgement.
  2. Place the Donations/Gifts to GSU Library form in one of the books where it can be found.

If you have any questions, please send them to friendsofgsulibrary@gmail.com.

Students–Are you Looking for Employment?

Students, if you are looking for employment, the Office of Career Services is hosting a Student Employment Job Fair, Wednesday, August 26, from 3 - 6 p.m. in the Hall of Governors.

Need a resume refresher before the fair? Be prepared: Attend the OPEN RESUME LAB on Thursday, August 20 from 3-5 p.m. in room D2430C, for direct assistance with updating your document.

For more information, contact Cynthia Staples in Career Services by August 19, or call 708.235.3974.


Jaguar Men's Basketball Signs Guard from St. Anne

Coach Anthony Burrell with Dae'Vontae Paino signing

Coach Anthony Burrell with Dae'Vontae Paino signing

The Jaguars men's basketball team signed Dae'Vontae Paino for the 2015-16 season. Dae'Vontae is a 5'11" guard from St. Anne Community High School, where he played basketball and ran track. Dae‘Vontae also performed well academically in high school, an important factor for GSU Coach Anthony Bates.

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