Monthly Announcement - March 7, 2012
We've been very busy here on campus and so many exciting things are happening:
- GSU will begin admitting freshmen to campus starting in Fall 2014.
- The renovation of E and F wings and science labs has begun. Entrance to the F wing is closed during the renovation.
- Our first Dual Degree Program (DDP) students will be arriving on campus in the Fall.
- Plans are under way to add on-campus housing for students.
- And so much more.
I encourage you to join one or more of our Alumni Clubs and become active through their activities. There is something for everyone. Visit www.govst.edu/alumni for club information. Stay connected with your alma mater and get involved.
For more information, call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128. Feel free to visit the alumni website to view past editions of the e-connections newsletter and our annual print newsletter, Alumni Connections and to get up-to-the-minute details.
Interim Director of Alumni Relations
As a GSU alum, you may join as many of our Alumni Clubs as you like, free of charge. Sign up for Alumni Clubs by visiting www.govst.edu/alumni (click on Clubs side bar) or call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128 for more information.
New Alumni Health Administration Club - Reception March 20
Join the Alumni Health Administration Club at a networking reception for Health Administration alumni taking place at the ACHE Congress for Healthcare Professionals at the Chicago Hyatt Regency on Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you know someone interested in GSU's Health Administration programs, bring them along. RSVP by March 13 at 708.534.4128. (You do not need to attend the conference to attend the reception.)
Addiction Studies Alumni Club Reception - March 28
The Addiction Studies Alumni Club is hosting a networking reception for Addictions Studies alumni and students. This reception takes place during the IAODAPCA Spring Conference at the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel on Wednesday, March 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP by March 9 at 708.534.4128. (You do not need to attend the conference to attend the reception.)
Alumni Artforum Club Alumni Art Show - April 26 - May 29
The Alumni Artforum Club is hosting a GSU Alumni Art Show from April 26 through May 29, with a reception taking place on Thursday, May 3. A call for submissions has been posted on the Alumni website at www.govst.edu/alumni (click "Activities" sidebar) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry deadline is April 16. Join in on the fun! This event is free.
Alumni Book Club Reviews
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - March 22
Join other book enthusiasts in a lively discussion on the current book. The Alumni Book Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month.
Book Club Schedule:
March 22 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
April 26 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Books to be reviewed are chosen by the Alumni Book Club members. Call the Alumni Relations Office at 708.534.4128 to join or e-mail email@example.com and say "sign me up for the Book Club." Meeting reminders will be sent via e-mail. Visit the website at www.govst.edu/alumni for details and book descriptions.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks events
Free Lecture - The College of Health and Human Services is hosting two events in March regarding the Book Club's February book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Sonny Lacks will address his mother's legacy in a lecture for the community, "The U. S. Healthcare System: Reflected in the Lives of Henrietta Lacks and Her Family," on Tuesday, March 27, at 1:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University. David Lacks will be accompanied by one of his adult children.
This free event is sponsored by the Governors State University Intellectual Life Committee, the GSU College of Health and Human Services, and the GSU College of Education. Though the event is free, seating is limited and online registration is required by March 20, at www.govst.edu/Henrietta_Lacks.
Reception and Book-Signing - You are also invited to a reception and book-signing featuring David "Sonny" Lacks on Monday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the the Center for Performing Arts lobby. Though the reception is free, online registration is required by March 16 at www.govst.edu/Sonny_Lacks_Reception.
Criminal Justice Job and Internship Fair - March 22
The Office of Career Services is hosting a Criminal Justice Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, March 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at GSU. For more information, call Career Services at 708.235.3974.
Job Search Assistance at GSU
Helping people in the community find employment is the mission of the Mobile Workforce Center. The mobile unit is at GSU every Tuesday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. It is parked near the university front entrance. Read more here.
GSU Table Tennis Team Serves Up Victory
GSU table tennis team triumphed at the NCTTA Midwest Regional Tournament held on campus last weekend. The GSU team won second place behind Lindenwood University in the competition for the regional title.
GSU will now advance to the NCTTA national competition, to be held this April in Plano, Texas.
Alcohol Anonymous At GSU
GSU is now offering closed meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) on Thursdays, from 6 to 7:15 p.m., in Room A2150.
For more information, contact Johnsie McAuley-Davis in Student Life at 708.235.7653 or 773.331.3760.
GSU Library Book Drive
Friends of the Governors State University Library are sponsoring a book and media drive during the entire month of March. It's GSU's very own version of March Madness.
Bring in any books or DVDs that are collecting dust in a corner or taking up room on your bookcase. Drop off your used books or DVDs at the Library and fill out a simple donation form for tax purposes. It's a win-win situation that helps the Friends continue their support of the GSU Library.
National Medal of Arts Awarded to Sculpture Park Artist
Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park artist Martin Puryear was awarded the National Medal of Arts in a February 13 White House ceremony. Read more here.
Prairie Restoration Project Honors Former GSU Administrator
Monumental artwork at Governors State University's Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park (NMSP) will get a new backdrop as the surrounding prairie landscape is restored to its native condition over the next few years.
The move to restore the native prairie, headed by more than a dozen Chicago Southland community leaders, will honor the memory of William H. Dodd, a longtime administrator at Governors State University and an important figure in the formation of the sculpture park. Read more here.
Family Development Center
GSU's Family Development Center (FDC) is now accepting applications for its infant and toddler childcare services, prekindergarten programs, and after school childcare. Read more here.
One-on-One Language Training for your Child at GSU
Free, one-on-one language instruction for qualified middle school children is being provided by at GSU as part of a research study. All instruction is conducted by a certified, trained speech-language pathologist. Read more here.
Student Film Screened in London
Students from GSU shared an exciting learning experience recently when they watched the film they created, "Careless," screened at the First Annual Student International Film Festival in London, England. Read more here.
Women's History Month
GSU celebrates Women's History Month in March with discussions, a film series, and a special performance. Read more here.
E and F Wing Science Remodel Has Begun
The E/F renovation project has finally begun. Preliminary work by the contractors is well underway.
The F entrance (at the east end of the building complex) is closed and, beginning next week, additional barriers will be in place to restrict the university community from construction areas and activities. Please watch for signs directing you to alternative entrances.
Most importantly, there will be NO ACCESS to F building from either the F building entryway located on the east side of the university or E wing. This inconvenience is necessary to protect the safety of the university community. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Library Hours During Spring Break
During Spring Break, the University Library hours will be as follows:
Saturday, March 11 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 - closed
Monday to Thursday, March 12 to 15 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday, March 16 - 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 17 - closed
Sunday, March 18 – closed