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Priming the Dental Learning Pipeline in Georgia and South Carolina

By   /  October 26, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Georgia and South Carolina have more than a border in common. They also share an eye-opening statistic: Each state has only one dental school. The deficiency underscores a gap in access to oral health that afflicts many of their residents: the dentist-to-patient ratio is 44-to-100,000. That’s 17 percent lower than the rest of the [...]

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UGA Extension emphasizes radon, poison awareness during Children’s Health Month

By   /  October 6, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Educators can help parents protect children from unseen dangers at home Athens, Ga. – Becoming a parent can mean being hyper aware of the dangers household items—like the stairs, electrical outlets and sharp table corners—can pose to a child. However, some the biggest threats to a child’s safety aren’t visible to the naked eye. [...]

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Darton State Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – For the third consecutive year, Darton State College has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The honor ranks Darton in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that [...]

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Georgia Connections Academy, a public charter virtual school, still accepting students until September 30

By   /  September 24, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet special to the Journal These are the final days your first-8th grader can still register at Georgia Connections Academy, the state’s free completely online public charter school, said Principal Heather Robinson. Find out more by participating in one of the following free, online “information sessions” for parents to meet teachers, explore the curriculum and [...]

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ASU to hold photo contest to launch online newspaper

By   /  September 9, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Photo by Kwanesha Shepard
ASU Study Abroad students and actor Tom Cruise at the foot of The Great Wall in Beijing.

Tweet by Pearlie M.Bowser Photo by Kwanesha ShepardASU Study Abroad students and actor Tom Cruise at the foot of The Great Wall in Beijing/. The first issue of Albany State University’s newspaper The Student Voice includes a photo contest featuring ASU Study Abroad students who visited China during the summers in 2012 and 2013. The [...]

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Weekend jackpots accelerate: Mega Millions $95M, Powerball $203M

By   /  September 7, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ATLANTA – The accelerating Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are creating excitement across Georgia. Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached an estimated $95 million to a single annuity winner. The jackpot has grown since July 30 and has rolled 10 times.

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NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon helps Campus Kitchen at UGA prepare meals

By   /  August 31, 2013  /  Education, News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon came to the University of Georgia today to join the Campus Kitchen at UGA and the Athens Community Council on Aging to help feed Athens grandparents raising grandchildren. As part of AARP’s and AARP Foundation’s Drive to End Hunger, Gordon helped student volunteers [...]

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MORE THAN 680 DARTON STUDENTS MAKE DEAN’S/MERIT LIST FOR THE SUMMER 2013 SEMESTER

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Education  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY- Darton State College has released their Dean’s and Merit List for the summer 2013 semester. A total of 684 students made either the Dean’s List or the Merit List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must be full-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point [...]

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Georgia Joins States Across the Nation and Declares September College Savings Month

By   /  August 28, 2013  /  Education, News  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal College Savings Month Coloring Sweepstakes Will Provide $1,529 for Child’s Education ATLANTA – For a child, coloring is a fun pastime that teaches skills and builds creativity. But for one lucky Georgia child, coloring could also be a way to help jumpstart a college savings plan. With the goal of [...]

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DARTON STATE COLLEGE FACULTY MEMBERS RECEIVE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

By   /  August 23, 2013  /  Education, News  /   Comments

Darton State College’s 2013 NISOD Excellence in Teaching award winners. Pictured from left to right: (front row) Dr. April Reese, Pat Ridgeway, (back row) Jeff Swords, and David Latona.

Tweet Special to the Journal ALBANY – Four Darton State College faculty members have received the Excellence in Teaching Award for 2013 from the National Institute for Staff & Organizational Development (NISOD). David Latona, assistant professor of history; April Reese, dean of nursing; Pat Ridgeway, assistant reading professor; and Jeff Swords, assistant professor of math, [...]

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