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Georgia Southern offers new way to pay tickets through Quickit

The Georgia Southern University campus community is now able to pay all parking tickets conveniently and immediately using the Quickit app.

“We are proud to be the first university in the entire nation to utilize this innovative app,” said Kristi Bryant, director of Parking and Transportation. “We always aim to give our students the most convenient, secure and user-friendly means to pay their tickets and continue on with their day.”

The free app, available for Android and iOS platforms, gives users the ability to scan a ticket and pay securely with a credit card or PayPal instantly. Other unique Quickit features include push notification and payment reminders, Android and Apple support and quick payment confirmation.

All parking citations now include instructions on how to pay through Quickit, as well as directs users to download the app for either iOS or Android.

“Quickit is thrilled to bring our mobile app to Georgia Southern,” says Tristan Steele, CEO of Quickit. “Our service offers everyone including students, faculty and visitors an easier and more convenient way to pay for their parking citations that is truly beneficial to them and the University. This is our first of many rollouts in 2016, and I can’t thank the Georgia Southern Parking and Transportation department enough for all their support.”

For more information on Quickit and its benefits to Georgia Southern Parking and Transportation, visit thequickitapp.com.

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Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving nearly 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. GeorgiaSouthern.edu


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Georgia Southern Football Adds 27 to Roster on National Signing Day

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The Georgia Southern football program announced Wednesday a football recruiting class composed of 27 student-athletes, rated by numerous scouting services as the tops in the Sun Belt Conference for the year.

“I’m really excited about the class that we signed today,” said Head Coach Tyson Summers. “I do think that our staff did an exceptional job. We had less than three weeks to be able to put this class together, to be able to hold on to the committed guys that we wanted and be able to push forward and look for what we felt like were the best possible student-athletes in our recruiting area. We were able to go down the last three and four days, go down and win on the wire with three or four kids and for us to be able to close and finish the way we did, it is really a testament to the work and chemistry that our staff has together.

“I don’t think it was any one individual that necessarily signed anybody, I think it was a collective group effort from our entire staff that worked, certainly with the nine on-the-field coaches and all of our off-the-field staff, our graduate assistants, our student assistants and really the community of Statesboro and the big community and family-feel of Georgia Southern that they get from our dining hall, to our dorms, to our campus and everybody that is associated with Georgia Southern. They’re the reason that we’re able to have such an outstanding class.”

The Eagles added 24 student-athletes from the high school ranks along with one prep school player and two mid-year transfers in Darius Roper (ASA) and Alvin Ward, Jr. (Atlanta Sports Academy) to bolster the 2016 football roster.

Georgia Southern welcomed 15 players from the state of Georgia, four from Florida, four from South Carolina and one apiece from New York, New Jersey, Texas and North Carolina.

The Eagles added three offensive linemen, five defensive backs, four wide receivers, four linebackers, two tight ends, one running back, five defensive linemen, two quarterbacks and a kicker.

“We were looking for guys, first and foremost, that obviously were high-character guys,” Summers said. “The second feature we were looking for were guys who were good students, and that was the piece we were looking for from an off-the-field perspective.”

Georgia Southern will open the 2016 football season on Sept. 3 against Savannah State.

2016 Signees:

(Name, Position, Ht., Wt., Hometown, Last School)

Darion Anderson, WR, 6-0, 176, Warner Robins, Ga., Houston County HS

Chris Barrett, TE, 6-3, 230, Clearwater, Fla., Countryside HS

Todd Bradley, LB, 6-0, 215, Valdosta, Ga., Valdosta HS

Monquavion Brinson, DB, 5-11, 170, Atlanta, Ga., Mays HS

Rashad Byrd, LB, 6-0, 205, North Augusta, S.C., North Augusta HS

Deshon Cooper, DE, 6-3, 240, Atlanta, Ga., Columbia HS

Tori Delesline, LB, 6-1, 205, Hampton, S.C., Hillcrest HS

Lawrence Edwards, OL, 6-6, 258, Port Orange, Fla., Spruce Creek HS

Tanner Hall, WR, 6-1, 185, Suwanee, Ga., Lambert HS

Jermany Hawkins, RB, 5-10, 207, Sylvania, Ga., Screven County HS

Rakeem Hightower, DB, 6-0, 190, Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt Country HS

Michael Jackson, WR, 5-10, 169, Lake City, Fla., Columbia HS

Luis Martinez, K, 5-9, 194, Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County HS

R.J. Merriweather, WR, 6-0, 180, Tift County, Ga., Tift County HS

Mark Michaud, TE, 6-4, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y., Avon Old Farms

Ty Phillips, DL, 6-3, 260, Moultrie, Ga., Colquitt County HS

Darius Roper *, DL, 6-3, 270, Jersey City, N.J., ASA

Seth Shuman, QB, 6-1, 195, Valdosta, Ga., Valdosta HS

Alex Smith, OL, 6-4, 290, Woodstock, Ga., Etowah HS

Amari Thompson, DB, 6-2, 180, Minneola, Fla., Lake Minneola HS

Kindle Vildor, DB, 5-11, 177, College Park, Ga., North Clayton HS

Traver Vliem, DE, 6-4, 237, Midland, Texas, Midland HS

Randy Wade, LB, 6-2, 230, Blakely, Ga., Early County HS

Alvin Ward, Jr. *, DE, 6-4, 235, Hertford, N.C., Atlanta Sports Academy

Martial Washington, DB, 6-3, 203, Hinesville, Ga., Liberty County HS

Shai Werts, QB, 5-11, 188, Clinton, S.C., Newberry HS

Drew Wilson, OL, 6-4, 300, Bamberg, S.C., Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS

* – already enrolled at Georgia Southern

 

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving nearly 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. GeorgiaSouthern.edu


Exhibition highlights African-American artists from the South

poster_folk-art2Georgia Southern University’s Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) presentsCelebrating African-American Artists, featuring work created by renowned African-American artists from the South. On display through July 29 in the Southern Folk Art Gallery of the Center for Art & Theatre, the exhibition includes a reception Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Art & Theatre. The events are free and the public is welcome.

This exhibition is curated by Annamarie Kistler, a graduate assistant at the BFSDoArt, from the Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection at Georgia Southern University. Kistler, who is pursuing her master’s in history with a certificate in public history, currently works as the collections manager, overseeing all of the pieces in the permanent collections at Georgia Southern.

“While cataloging the pieces we have in the Folk Art Collection, I realized we have a lot of pieces painted of childhood memories by African-American artists who have not been exhibited in a long time,” Kistler said. “I wanted to do this exhibition to show off these beautiful pieces by these very talented artists.”

Celebrating African-American Artists showcases the personal and intimate narratives of the artists’ most cherished memories, which is what folk art is all about. Its subject matter springs from community and cultural traditions, expressing an identity by conveying shared values and aesthetics.

“Each of these pieces carry something special,” Kistler said. “What is interesting is for some pieces the artist purposefully left out the detail on the faces so the viewer could further connect with the piece by imposing their own memories on the faces in the artwork.”

“The Smith Callaway Banks Southern Folk Art Collection is a treasure trove of styles, ideas, and materials,” said Center for Art & Theatre Gallery Director Jason Hoelscher. “In curating this show, Annamarie has shown a strong curatorial flair for coming up with an exhibition that covers a lot of territory in terms of medium and content, while maintaining a lot of heart in the ideas and scenes put together by the artists. The show is eclectic without being scattered, and definitely worth checking out.”

Works by the artists included in the exhibition have been displayed around the country from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., to major commissions with companies like Coca-Cola and newspapers such as The New York Times.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree. GeorgiaSouthern.edu/CLASS

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving nearly 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. GeorgiaSouthern.edu


Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas set to visit Georgia Southern

jose-antonio-vargasPulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas will visit Georgia Southern University to present “Immigration: Legality vs. Humanity” on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the University’s Performing Arts Center (PAC), 847 Plant Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

A journalist, acclaimed documentary filmmaker and founder of DefineAmerican.com and #EmergingUS, Vargas seeks to elevate the conversation around race, immigration, identity and citizenship in a multiracial America.

After “outing” himself as an undocumented immigrant inThe New York Times, Vargas was featured on the cover ofTIME magazine as the face of the conversations about immigration in America, and has testified before the United States Senate. His film about his experiences, “Documented,” has won several awards and recognition by multiple film festivals and associations. The film will also be shown on campus Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Information Technology Building room 1004 and again on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. in Russell Union room 2047.

Vargas’ further contributions to the conversation include Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America, and #EmergingUS, a multimedia news platform launched in 2015 in partnership with theLos Angeles Times, focusing on race, immigration and the complexities of multiculturalism.

In addition to his work on immigration matters, Vargas has had a prolific journalism career, including work for The New Yorker, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post, among others. He has covered a wide range of topics, including tech and video game culture, HIV/AIDS, the 2008 presidential campaign and an acclaimed profile of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Vargas was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, and his 2006 series on HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C., inspired a feature-length documentary, “The Other City”, which he co-produced and wrote. In 2007, the daily journal Politico named him one of the 50 Politicos To Watch.

Though multiple Georgia Southern entities have partnered to bring Vargas to campus, the Association for Latin American Students (ALAS) was instrumental in planning the event. Jesus Cruz, president of ALAS, said Vargas “is a true inspiration of what we stand for. He also is someone who brings not only diversity but encouragement for people and what they stand for.” The widespread support for this event indicates the conversations about diversity and immigration are desired by many. These conversations are necessary but not easy, and someone like Vargas brings both an expert voice and a humanizing touch that can help jump start the discussion.

In addition to ALAS, this event is sponsored by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Zach S. Henderson Library, Department of Communication Arts, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Department of Foreign Languages, Department of History, Department of Literature and Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Teaching and Learning, Department of Writing and Linguistics, First-Year Experience, the University Honors Program, Center for International Schooling, Center for Irish Research and Teaching, Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies, Multicultural Student Center and the Office of International Programs and Services.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree.  For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/CLASS.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. GeorgiaSouthern.edu.


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