Monthly Archives: September 2015

Honors Convocation

Georgia Gwinnett College honored exceptional students, faculty and staff during its annual convocation ceremony Thursday with keynote speaker Dr. Daniel J. Kaufman, GGC’s charter president. The convocation ceremony began in the early afternoon with faculty progressing through the student center’s large venue (LVIS) in full cap and gown regalia. “Convocation …

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C3 groundbreaking draws support

Prestigious local politicians and leaders at Georgia Gwinnett College gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the C building expansion. Phase 3, also called C3, is a $14 million project that will raise student capacity to 13,000 students in time for Fall 2016. The C3 groundbreaking portion of GGC10 day was …

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GGC Men’s Soccer starts out strong

Georgia Gwinnett’s men soccer is off to a roaring start this season with multiple key wins already on the resume. The Grizzlies are ranked 13th nationally entering the season in the opening NAIA Men’s Soccer Top 25 released this past August. Through eight matches this season, Georgia Gwinnett has an …

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Exploring China: The ancient city of Xi’an

One of the most vibrant cities I visited while participating in the International Scholar Laureate Program in China was the ancient city of Xi’an. Xi’an is best described as a relatively small metropolis, mixed with diverse architecture of both modern and ancient styles. The culture of Xi’an is also a …

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September film review: ‘No Escape’

Vague circumstances of this in-your-face thriller complicate whatever socio-political message it may have had Rated: R Run Time: 103 minutes Pros: original screenplay, decent adult cast Cons: vague geography/culture, flat characters Overall Grade: C+ The first five minutes of this film will grab your attention; there is no doubt about …

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Achievement Unlocked: Level 1

Many changes occurred on campus over the summer. The school broke ground for the C-building expansion and the Level One Game Zone got new gaming systems. Along with the PlayStation 3s, Wii, and XBOB 360s that already dominated the main space of the game room there is now a Playstation4 …

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Common Reading Initiative

Every year, Georgia Gwinnett College provides students with an entertaining and conclusive reading engagement program. This program helps emphasize how important reading is during the college experience. It can help form a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff and is vital to linking the classroom with out-of-classroom experiences. …

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Dragon Con parades back into town

GGC Students returned to Atlanta on Sept. 5 for another Labor Day weekend of jam-packed events including Dragon*Con’ s annual parade, which is one of the main attractions in the Dragon*Con convention. “Going to ‘the con’ was definitely a weekend well spent, “ said GGC sophomore and Resident Assistant Armando …

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CMF directs enthusiasm

Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, returns to GGC for another round of five minute films showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of students. The event kicked off on Sept. 14 with an information session and all the equipment necessary was handed out to participants on Sept. 15. The …

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Students broadcast support for GGC radio

Staff members of The Globe and GGC’s Athletics’ Broadcast express their support for a student run podcast program. Matt Mahony, GGC’s Athletics Broadcast and Video Coordinator, has extended the offer to train students in the technical side of running a podcast. “Call me,” Mahony said to GGC students interested in …

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What constitutes the U.S. Constitution?

Four professors, well-versed in law, took the stage on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 16, in the Cisco auditorium on GGC’s campus to talk about the important foundation of our nation for the Constitution Day Celebration. Upon entrance, attending guests were greeted with a warm welcome and an almost pocket-sized book. The …

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Lt. Dan Choi brings LGBT activism to GGC

Lt. Dan Choi, Iraq veteran and LGBT civil rights activist, addressed a crowd of students to Cisco auditorium for Tuesday’s installment of the Grizzly Growl Speaker Series. The series is presented by the Office of Student Involvement in order to introduce students to new perspectives. Choi’s speech included the encouragement …

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The undead awake in Downtown Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville police blocked N. Perry Street the evening of Sept. 11 for the filming of the Halloween episode of ‘Sleepy Hollow’, a popular TV series that airs on Fox. Sleepy Hollow is an American mystery-adventure drama based on the short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving. The …

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Political prowess on display on Founder’s Day

Over 300 politicians, faculty, donors and distinguished students attended the Founders Dinner event Thursday evening to commemorate GGC’s 10 year anniversary. The dinner featured elaborate decorations, prestigious speakers, fine dining, spirits, and a performance painter. In September of 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College officially opened and the college’s original charter president, …

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Displacement of the Hammock Community Habitat

Stepping on campus during the first week of the school year, many have invariably noticed the amount of construction taking place, most notably behind the C building. The construction zone will transform into phase three of the C building. However, this comes to the detriment of a once thriving subset …

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$14,000,000 C3 Phase 3 doubles capacity

The $14 million dollar C3 expansion project is an addition to the current C building that will help accommodate GGC’s growing student body. Rex Kizzort, Director of Planning, Design and Construction walks us through the vision of the building and what it will mean to students. Construction began in August …

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GGC10 Unveilings

A portrait of GGC’s former president, Dr. Daniel Kaufman was unveiled at the Academic Convocation on Sept. 17. Dr. Kaufman also presented GGC’s ceremonial mace during the event. Current president Dr. Stas Preczewski introduced Dr. Kaufman, who assumed position as GGC’s president when the school was still an unnamed state …

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