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Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology

GenCyber Junior Investigators Camp a Success
July 3, 2017
Bronwin Parish, a seventh grader at Esther F. Garrison School of Arts in Savannah, Georgia, now knows how to practice safe internet use thanks to the Junior Investigators’ Summer Experience, hosted at Georgia Southern June 19-23. “I didn’t really know much about cybersecurity, and then I heard about this camp,” Parish said, standing next to […]
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Adel El Shahat elevated to IEEE Senior Member
May 9, 2017
Adel El Shahat, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member. Realization of this grade requires extensive experience and reflects professional maturity and documented achievements of significance. Only 10% of IEEE Power & Energy Society members and only 8% of IEEE members have the distinction of being a Senior […]
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College of Business Administration

Where Are The Retail Stores Going?
May 11, 2017
On Wednesday, May 10, John Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of economics, discusses the economy and the decline of retail stores on GPB’s “On Second Thought,” hosted by Celeste Headlee. http://gpbnews.org/post/where-are-retail-stores-going
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Georgia Southern faculty member’s research making an impact in education
May 1, 2017
Georgia Southern University College of Business Assistant Professor of economics, Jeff Schiman, Ph.D., was recently mentioned on the National Council on Teacher Quality website in a commentary by Hannah Putman for research he conducted with Ben Ost from the University of Illinois at Chicago on teacher absence rates. His research focuses on teacher absence rates […]
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College of Education

Hodges receives FRC grant funding for collaborative project with CEIT faculty
May 31, 2017
College of Education Associate Professor of Instructional Technology Charles Hodges, Ph.D., is participating in a cross-college collaborative research project that recently received nearly $10,000 in internal seed grant funding from Georgia Southern University’s Faculty Research Committee (FRC). The University’s Faculty Research Committee provides internal funding to promote faculty research and scholarship projects that will lead […]
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Calhoun is named 2017 Faculty Outstanding Advocate for First-Year Students
May 18, 2017
College of Education Associate Professor Daniel Calhoun, Ph.D., was named Georgia Southern University’s 2017 First-Year Experience Outstanding Faculty Advocate during a presentation on April 28. The award, presented by the First-Year Experience (FYE) program, annually recognizes excellence in the teaching and mentoring of first-year students. Calhoun serves as the coordinator of the master’s in higher […]
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College of Health & Human Sciences

Jennifer Zorotovich, Ph.D. Awarded Outstanding Scholarship Article
July 20, 2017
Jennifer Zorotovich, Ph.D., assistant professor of child and family development in the School of Human Ecology, is a recipient for Outstanding Scholarship Article in the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (JFCS) at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 108th Annual Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas. “I was extremely honored to […]
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School of Nursing Receives $1.3 Million Grant
June 30, 2017
Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Nursing and Public Health for an Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) project. ANEW aims to support innovative academic-practice partnerships that will […]
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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CLASS Faculty Member Selected as a NEH Summer Scholar
May 23, 2017
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) faculty member Richard Flynn, Ph.D., was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar. Flynn was chosen from a national applicant pool and will be attending one of 24 seminars and institutes supported by NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, […]
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Faculty, Students Help Local Church Find Forgotten Graves
May 22, 2017
Department of Sociology and Anthropology faculty and students helped an Effingham church, Turkey Branch United Methodist Church, located a number of forgotten graves in their graveyard. Read the full article from the Savannah Morning News.    
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Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Georgia Southern Faculty Assess Disease Intervention Specialist Education for the Future
July 14, 2017
Georgia Southern assesses alignment of two accredited public health curricula with Disease Intervention Specialist (DIS) tasks and knowledge. The articulation of standardized competencies targeting DIS is of utmost importance.  DIS standardized credentialing is more important now than ever before given focused attention on intervention, disease surveillance due to emerging disease threats such as Zika and […]
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Georgia Southern Examines Increasing Breastfeeding Duration and Exclusivity in Rural Women
June 23, 2017
Background: Increasing breastfeeding exclusivity and duration is an objective of Maternal and Child Health (MICH-21.4 and 21.5) of the Healthy People 2020 initiative. Breastfeeding rates differ considerably between high-income and low-income women. This was a pilot project conducted to assess the feasibility of an intervention to increase breastfeeding practices overall and to improve exclusive breastfeeding […]
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