Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Posted by Vol State at 7:00 AM
Monday, March 30, 2015
Honey-Rae Swan, Trish Villani, Samantha Eubanks on the campus at the University of North Georgia during the Southern Literary Festival
The SLF has an illustrious history. Robert Penn Warren, then a professor at LSU, was one of the founders. He spoke at the conference on a number of occasions, as did Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, and Flannery O’Connor, who won an award at SLF as an undergraduate and later headlined the conference as a nationally prominent writer.
Posted by Vol State at 10:09 AM
Priority class registration for summer and fall classes gives you the opportunity to get the classes you need at the times that you want. It starts on Monday and Tuesday, April 6 and 7, at 8 a.m. for current students. Sophomores can start registering on Monday and Freshmen (less than 30 class credits) start on Tuesday. This is the week to get ready. Your first step would be to check Degree Works on My Vol State. It can show you what classes you need for your degree. It also gives you the available day and time options. Once you have sorted out what you want to take, it's time to see your academic advisor. They can make sure that you are taking the correct classes in the correct order.
Registration for summer and fall classes will soon open to everyone. So, take advantage of Priority Registration now and the get the first crack at classes.
Posted by Vol State at 8:43 AM
Saturday, March 28, 2015
|Bonnie Breland and Justin Williams demonstrate their |
experiment during the Math and Science Expo Thursday.
That was the whole point of this week's annual Math and Science Expo at Vol State. Each year both departments host a day of hands-on experiments to engage with area youth, hopefully sparking an interest in math or science at a young age. The Wallace Building was filled with about 100 different experiments both kids and adults could wrap their hands around.
"You've got college students engaged in science education and math education reaching out to a much younger audience from elementary and middle school, so it's a totally different kind of engagement," associate professor of chemistry Paris Powers said.
In one corner of one of the science labs, Bonnie Breland, Justin Williams, and Taylor Wiley were busy burning dollar bills that had been soaked in a 50-50 mixture isopropyl alcohol and water. Kids were amazed when the bill remained unharmed after being lit on fire.
"We wanted something quick that we could reenact many times over without using a whole lot of supplies, plus kids like fire," Breland said. "I know they don't understand everything that's going on in these experiments, but it catches their eye and they get an interest in science and maybe they'll have a career in it later on."
In another room during the expo, Holly Guldeman and Dustin Jones were busy demonstrating how the diaphragm worked using a model built of a water jug, balloons, and a Darth Vader mask. As expected, the demonstration went over well with the kids, which was exciting for science students such as Guldeman and Jones.
"I never got to do anything like this when I was a kid, but science in general isn't appreciated enough, so it's good to start when they're a little kid to help learn that appreciation," Guldeman said.
Jones agreed with his partner.
"We can put it on a level that they understand, because if you really dive deep into all this stuff, it's really complicated. We take those ideas and put it in simple terms that gets them interested and excited about science," he said.
For more on the expo, check out this gallery of photos from the event.
Posted by Madison at 5:05 PM
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Course registration for new and readmit students opens on April 20. New students may need to take part in orientation first. Please keep an eye on your Vol State email account for details.
Posted by Vol State at 1:34 PM