3 hrs ago
GSU student from Cumming found dead in offcampus apartment
A Georgia Southern University student from Forsyth County has been found dead in her off-campus apartment, according to Statesboro police. A report from WSAV-TV in Savannah said Brooke Edwards, an 18-year-old sophomore who graduated from North Forsyth High School in 2013, was found Friday.
8 hrs ago
News 12 WRDW
Police investigating Georgia Southern University student's death
According to Paige Fluker, Assistant Director of Communications at GSU, 18-year old Brooke Edwards' was found unconscious in her apartment off campus Friday. "The Georgia Southern family is deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the student's family and friends during this difficult time," she said.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The Moth Project
Georgia Southern University art professor Jeff Schmuki sets up a station to attract moths with solar-powered lights and a display to learn more about the Moth Project. See for yourself The Moth Project is open to the public and continues this week at the following on-campus locations, from 7 p.m. to midnight: Monday: Parking Lot 33, near the Sculpture/Ceramics Building Tuesday: The Outdoor Classroom of the Biological Sciences Building Wednesday: The Fielding S. Russell University Union Rotunda So, what's buzzing around campus this week? Plenty of moths, but not enough honey bees, according to ceramics professor Jeff Schmuki of Georgia Southern University's Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Georgia Southern panel discusses Islamic State
Dr. Jacek Lubecki, the director of Georgia Southern University's Center for International Studies, explained his purpose in convening the panel discussion on the Islamic State group: The purpose of the panel is to shed light on the recent rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the key question confronting U.S. policymakers and other actors involved in the crisis, namely, what to do with the Islamic State. Given the truculence and cruelty of ISIS, the obvious policy is to confront the radicals, but in the political minefield that the Middle East has become it is far from clear what policy is the best to follow.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Georgia Southern to participate in new statewide campus safety committee
University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.
Student debt over $50K is on the rise
The 24-year-old didn't intend to join those ranks, but her bachelors' degree from Tulane University left her nearly that much in debt, and she plans to start graduate school soon. Almost 19 percent of student loan borrowers owe more than $50,000, according to a report published last week by the Federal Reserve.
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Biomass Testing Hub The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center of Georgia Southern University has been a world-class applied research facility for over 75 years. For decades, their clients have honed developing technologies, validating their process and product concepts in Herty's laboratory.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
The Coastal Courier
Schools earn math, science grant
The Liberty County School System received notification Aug. 21 that its Math and Science Partnership program proposal has been approved by the Georgia Department of Education. The MSP Grant is a two-year commitment.
Georgia Southern's Molecular Biology Initiative named a STEM Education Awards finalist
The Technology Association of Georgia , the state's leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia's technology industry, announced Wednesday that the Georgia Southern University Molecular Biology Initiative has been named a finalist in the Post-Secondary Outreach category for the 2014 STEM Education Awards.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
U.S. education chief: College debt huge concern
Given an opportunity to talk one-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the newspaper in Georgia Southern University's hometown asked him what his department is doing about student debt.
Compliance checks result in Statesboro underage drinking arrests
Alcohol compliance checks in the last week at area bars and restaurants ended in numerous arrests for underage drinking and other violations, according to Statesboro police reports.
A Day for Southern' brings in $2.2M
Georgia Southern University's 41st annual " A Day for Southern" fundraising campaign raised $2,221,424, breaking last year's record of $2.1 million.
As I've mentioned before, we are a football-loving family. We've been counting down the days in anticipation of kickoff.
Researchers release red dye into Altamaha River
Researchers from Georgia Southern University set out on the water Tuesday morning, releasing a fluorescent red dye called "rhodamine wt" from the Altamaha River sound, and tracking it to see where it ends up. "This dye will make it to Gray's Reef and other hard bottom habitat offshore, which suggests that water is coming in and out of the Altamaha - contaminants, nutrients - it could have both positive and negative effects," said Danny Gleason, the director of the Institute for Coastal Plain Science at Georgia Southern University.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Statesboro notifies Rude Rudy's owner of hearing
Rude Rudy's owner Jonathan Earl Starkey has been asked to appear before City Council later this month, and face the possible suspension or revocation of the nightspot's alcoholic beverage license, according to a notice mailed to him Monday.
Dozens gather to remember GSU student Michael Gatto
Dozens of Georgia Southern students gathered on Monday night in the middle of campus to remember their friend Michael Gatto. Gatto was a freshman at the university, and he died after an altercation at Rude Rudy's Bar in Statesboro two weeks ago.
Statesboro city councilmen remember Tommy Blitch
Statesboro city councilmen and others spoke highly Monday of former Councilman Thomas Norwood "Tommy" Blitch Jr., who died Sunday under hospice care. He was 82. The retired banker made a positive difference with his influence as councilman, said current Statesboro City Councilman Gary Lewis, who served with Blitch during his terms on the council from 2005 to 2012.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The Coastal Courier
GSU School of Nursing gets $2M grant
Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing received more than $2.2 million in grant funding this summer, 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 family nurse practitioner degrees. The school received one grant from the University System of Georgia and two from the Health Resources Services Administration.
Area colleges intervene to keep new students in school beyond first year
Balancing schoolwork with life, keeping up with difficult academic demands and just trying to pay the bills can create a heavy burden, and more than 35 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen don't enroll for a second year at the same school. Some of those transfer to other schools, but many decide it's not the right time for college, or just give up altogether.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Legal action pending for 2013 incident at Rude Rudy's
A man claiming he was injured last year by a bouncer at Rude Rudy's has filed suit against the club.