Georgia College & State University is hosting its annual Global Citizenship Symposium on Feb. 6-8.
The symposium, “Personal and Global Health: My Role, Our Challenges,” will focus on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals through a series of speakers and panels representing those working in academia, non-governmental organizations and advocacy groups. In 2000, 189 world leaders committed to meet eight goals by 2015, including eradicating extreme poverty and hunger and achieving universal primary education.
The event, open to the public, will be held in the Student Activities Center’s Magnolia Ballroom on Hancock Street.
A full symposium schedule is available at gcsu.edu/adp/citizenship.htm. Contact Gregg Kaufman, instructor and American Democracy Project coordinator, at (478) 445-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Dwight Call, assistant vice president for international education, at (478) 445-0875 or email@example.com, for more information.
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Georgia College administrator elected to accreditation commission
A Georgia College & State University administrator is now part of the board of trustees for the organization that accredits colleges in the Southeast.
Provost Sandra Jordan was recently elected to the 77-member board for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. More than 800 schools are members of the organization, according to its website.
Jordan started her two-year term on the board this month, according to a school news release.
“I am honored to be elected to the SACS Board of Trustees,” Jordan said in the release. “I look forward to participating in the work of the commission and representing the institutions accredited by the association.”
Flowers named to head Bibb’s GEAR UP project
The Bibb County school board recently approved Ingram-Pye assistant principal Janice D. Flowers as the system’s GEAR UP grant project director.
Through the grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the school system is eligible to receive $19 million through 2018 to increase high school graduation rates and help students pursue post-secondary education.
Board members approved Flowers as GEAR UP grant director during its monthly meeting Jan. 19.
Houston schools to host teacher recruitment fair
The Houston County school system will host a teacher recruitment fair March 3 at Warner Robins High School.
Representatives from 38 schools will conduct screening interviews of teachers interested in employment with the district.
Candidates should bring a résumé to submit during registration. The annual event will run from 9 a.m. to noon.
Contact the district’s human resources office at 988-6244 or visit the school board’s website, www.hcbe.net, for more information.
Telegraph writers Caryn Grant and Andrea Castillo compiled this report.