Author Archives: Jenna Rodgers

‘Give a Child a Christmas’ Fundraiser Needs Your Help!

The Rotaract Club and Prevent Child Abuse @ North Georgia are joining together to help bring joy to those in need during Christmas by running a gift drive through November. “Give a Child a Christmas” helps benefit No One Alone, Dahlonega’s domestic violence shelter and support organization. Collection boxes are set up around campus.  Students are encouraged to donate new …

Guilty Pleasure: Real Housewives Edition

Guilty Pleasure: Real Housewives Edition

Everyone has that show that they have to see. Whether you run home to watch it live or check your DVR device obsessively to make sure that it is recording, you WILL see that episode. This week’s Guilty Pleasure is one that hits home for me and one that I hope you all enjoy. As a native New Jerseyan, I …

Consolidation Update of Summer 2012

Consolidation Update of Summer 2012

The Executive Planning Committee and the Consolidation Implementation Committee have been hard at work all summer to settle all of the final details for the consolidation of North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College. One of the most momentous decisions that was made over the summer is the final decision of the name.  In early May, the …

GA 400 University Center Opens Its Doors

GA 400 University Center Opens Its Doors

On August 16, the new GA 400 University Center officially opened off Pilgrim Mill Road in Cumming.  Representatives from both NGCSU and Gainesville State College, the Board of Regents, the University System of Georgia, Chancellor Hank Huckaby, and the mayor of the City of Cumming, H. Ford Gravitt were among those that celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. …

Will We Be UNGA, TUNGA, UNOGA, or NOGU?

As the consolidation process heats up, anticipation about the new name can finally be put to rest. Well, almost. The Consolidation Implementation Committee, which includes officials from both North Georgia and Gainesville State,  has recently submitted a list of possible names to the Board of Regents from which to choose. The top four choices include: University of North Georgia The …

‘Check Out Our Shorts’ at the 2012 Student Film Festival

‘Check Out Our Shorts’ at the 2012 Student Film Festival

The NG Filmmakers annual “Check Out Our Shorts” Film Festival is back featuring the theme, “Exposed,” where participants are encouraged to expose the world to their cinematic talent. Event Coordinator Melonie Gerald expressed her vision and hope for the students involved saying that, “There is a lot of talent on this campus in terms of writing, filmmakers, and digital media. …

Student Spotlight: Ashley Duffins

Student Spotlight: Ashley Duffins

This semester, The Saint is putting one deserving student in the spotlight each week. The student who receives this honor is one who excels academically, athletically, or through service to the school or the community. To nominate a student, email Kaitlin Hames with the information. This week, the selected student is Ashley Duffins. Duffins is a senior pursuing a General Studies degree and will …

Mass Casualty Seminar Stresses Preparation

With a lingering threat of natural disasters always present, it is crucial for everyone to know basic care and procedures for the casualties that come out of these disasters. On Wednesday, April 11, James Zerylnick came to North Georgia  to give his 5th annual Mass Casualty Care Seminar, which was funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health and coordinated …

Mass Casualty Disaster Response Workshop

In these dark times, it should be universal knowledge how to care for victims in the event of a mass-casualty disaster. To educate the masses at North Georgia, the Tau Psi Chapter of the Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing will host a Fundamentals of Mass Casualty Care workshop on Wednesday, April 11 from 3-5 p.m. in the HNS Auditorium. …

Administrative Leaders Named for Newly Consolidated University

The senior leadership team has been appointed for the consolidated institution between North Georgia and Gainesville State College. This team will become the administrative leaders of the new institution beginning January of 2013. Dr. Bonita Jacobs will remain president after the consolidation. The rest of the administrative team is as follows: • Provost – Dr. Patricia Donat • Senior Vice …