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Georgia College Professors to Present at National Conference

Georgia College faculty members of the College of Arts & Sciences have been selected to discuss their successful strategies for sustaining science programs during the 2011 Network for Academic Renewal Conference in March.

Hosted by the Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), this year’s event is themed “Engaged STEM Learning: From Promising to Pervasive Practices.”

“Our college is thrilled,” said Dr. Rosalie Richards, Kaolin Endowed Chair in Science and director of the Science Education Center.

“This particular conference is a first-time appearance for the College of Arts & Sciences, so we’re eager to share how our initiative, Science to Serve, has flourished at the university and in the community.”

Richards will coordinate a panel discussion about sustaining science interests on the collegiate level alongside colleagues Dr. Julia Metzker, Dr. Caralyn Zehnder and Dr. Ellen France.

Georgia College Helps Develop Rock Hawk

Georgia College students and faculty helped develop Putnam County’s Rock Hawk Effigy and Trails into an educational attraction.

During the past 18 months, Georgia College students and faculty have developed marketing plan, a website and conducted materials for the history and bird signs that line the trails through the forest to the effigy.

All that hard work paid off Friday with Rock Hawk’s opening celebration, where President Dorothy Leland was one of the featured speakers to celebrate the culmination of the 10-year, $1 million project.

“Our students and faculty worked closely with other sponsors to create an attraction where recreational activities blend with an outdoor classroom that serves all age groups,” said Dr. Leland. “Georgia College is proud to be a partner in this project.”

The historic effigy, built using milky quartz rocks, forms a hawk appearing to fly southeast.