September 15, 2014
Vol. 9, Issue 3

GSU Student Credit Hours Hits Historic High

The GSU community celebrated an historic bump in Student Credit Hours. The fall 2014 SCH stands at an increase of more than 12 percent SCH over last fall.

In a message from President Maimon to the GSU community, she expressed her gratitude to all involved with this tremendous effort. "This is clearly an accomplishment shared by many across our campus."

As the transformation into a four-year university required the support of the entire GSU community, we asked members of the faculty and staff to reflect on the success.

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GSU Foundation Scholarship Scramble Nets $15,000

GSU Foundation Scholarship

More than 100 golfers teed up at the September 7 golf outing. This year's proceeds came thanks, in part, to the financial support of sponsors. They included:

Gold Sponsors
Bimba Manufacturing
Chicago Heights Construction Company

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors
First Midwest Bank
Country Financial
Advocate South Suburban Hospital
Proven Business Systems

Friend Sponsors

Hole Sponsors
Legat Architects
Green Promoting
Arnie Bauer – Matteson
Vernon and Maz
First Midwest Bank
Helsel-Jepperson Electrical

Winner of the Dave Dreschel Award was GSU Golf League member, Edna Frye, who had the leading score for the league season. Edna is the first woman golfer to win the award.

Academic Resource Center and Writing Center Join Forces

Writing Center

The GSU Academic Resource Center and the Writing Center have come together to provide even better student services than before. You can check out everything that's available at an Open House this Thursday, September 18, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ARC, B1215. (Note date correction)

Come grab a snack and maybe even win a gift card at the Open House. And get to know about the free services just waiting to support GSU students:

  • Math and Science Tutoring
  • Writing Consultation
  • Workshops
  • Online Tutoring

1st Annual Family and Friends Weekend, October 9 - 12

Family and Friend Weekend

The October 9-12 weekend will be filled with family-oriented offerings. There will be something for everyone.

Start your weekend with the kick-off of the men's basketball game (GSU vs. Trinity International University). Friday night attend the family-oriented Hypnotist, Jim Wand. Saturday don't miss the national dance troupe Step Afrika. Then wind down Sunday with the Jazz Brunch with the President, music by Legacy.

Family and Friends Weekend is an opportunity to experience GSU's campus life. For many students, this special event provides the first opportunity to visit with family and friends since the beginning of the semester. Within the first two months of the fall semester, students have settled into the campus community and are actively immersed in the college experience. This exciting October weekend presents an important opportunity for families and friends to share firsthand in GSU student experience.

All participants must register for the overall weekend. Registration is free for parents, family members, alumni and friends of GSU. Space is limited for some events, and there is a minimal cost for some activities.

Don't delay. Register now at and bring the family!

It's your chance to join the Stars of Broadway on the CPA Stage!

Stars of Broadway

Upload a video of yourself singing a Broadway musical song of your choice to the Center for Performing Arts facebook page.

The show's producer will review submissions, and the winner will get a walk-on role with the stars of 101 Years of Broadway on September 27 at 8 p.m.

Submission Deadline is Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m. The winner will be announced on Monday, September 22. The winner must be available three hours before the show time.

All those who submit a video will receive $5 off the show's ticket price.

101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof and more. The amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics, as well as thrilling songs from Broadway's newest hit shows.

The winner will perform with an all-star cast: Richard Todd Adams who has the distinction of portraying The Phantom; Jeannette Bayardelle who starred as Celie in the National Tour of "The Color Purple;" Rita Harvey from Broadway's latest revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" with Rosie O'Donnell and Harvey Fienstein; Chuck Wagner, who played Rapunzel's Prince in the original Broadway cast of "Into the Woods" and Danny Zolli who has performed in more than 23 productions of "Jesus Christ Superstar" as both Jesus and Judas.

Do you know a Wicket from a Wag? Get to know cricket


Or do you know a Sunball or a Swish? Learn these terms and more at the video presentation, cricket demonstration and friendly matches and September 25 and 26.

OIS and the new India Student Club will sponsor both. Start learning the game of cricket with the video presentation and commentary in the Hall of Honors at 2 p.m. September 25.Then, from 3 to 6 p.m., walk across campus to the new cricket field (next to baseball fields and Prairie Place) for a live demonstration. The next day from 2 to 6 p.m., you can watch friendly matches.