Archie Manning Postponed Until Spring

The University has rescheduled its Leadership Lecture Series featuring speaker Archie Manning, National Football League player, 1989 College Hall of Fame member, and Chairman of the National Football Foundation, until Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 7-8 p.m. The rescheduling from Sept. 17, 2014 is due to unforeseen construction at Hanner Fieldhouse.

School of Nursing Receives $2.2 Million in Grant Funding

Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing received more than $2.2 million in grant funding, which will serve three purposes: help to establish a Center for Nursing Scholarship and Research, introduce a new graduate level Chronic Illness Certificate Program and provide scholarships to students seeking a Family Nurse Practitioner degree.

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Alumni Association Names the Inaugural “40 Under 40” Class of 2014

“Georgia Southern has some outstanding graduates and our young alumni are no exception,” said Wendell Tompkins, senior director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. “We are excited to recognize the ‘40 Under 40′ group for not only their leadership in their personal and professional lives, but for their True Blue spirit. This group represents the very best of Georgia Southern alumni.”

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Torres-Capeles Appointed Executive Director of Continuing Education

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Belkis Torres-Capeles to the position of executive director of Continuing Education,” said Jean Bartels, Ph.D., RN, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “I am confident she is well prepared to take on the responsibilities of sustaining the accomplishments and traditional successes of the Division of Continuing Education while moving the Division to its next level of distinction.”

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HIV Conference to Bring New Strategies to Rural Health Care

“At this conference there will be nationally recognized speakers who will share evidence-based strategies for improved quality of life, professional care, and empowering environments,” said Fayth Parks, Ed.D., conference chair and College of Education professor.