EGSC to hold annual Week of Events

EGSC to hold annual Week of Events

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Last Edited: September 26, 2017 by Katelyn Moore
EGSC to hold annual Week of Events

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, East Georgia State College will hold its annual State of the College Presidential Address, kicking off their annual September week of events on their Swainsboro campus. Beginning at 11 a.m. in the Luck Flanders Gambrell Building auditorium, EGSC President Dr. Bob Boehmer will present his annual address regarding the college's challenges and accomplishments for the past year and the plan for EGSC looking to the future. All community members are invited to join the EGSC family for this special talk.

The week of events continues on Thursday, September 21, as EGSC holds its annual Convocation at 11 a.m. in the Luck F. Gambrell Building auditorium. This year's chosen book is P.M. Forni's “Choosing Civility,” and the speaker for the event is Daniel L. Buccino, head of the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. “Choosing Civility”outlines 25 rules most essential for connecting effectively and happily with others. Forni, a professor of Italian at Johns Hopkins, co-founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project in 1997, which has since been reconstituted as the Civility Initiative, and Forni serves as the Director. This year's Convocation addresses a timely topic in today's world, and is free and open to the community.

Closing out the week are several weekend events for EGSC's students, including an Instagram Scavenger Hunt on Friday, September 22, where students will use their knowledge of EGSC's Swainsboro campus to compete to take the best photos to share. The photos will be published using a special hashtag, which will be announced to the competitors when they sign up and then made available for viewing to the general public after the event. To sign up, visit Teams must have at least two people, but no more than five.

The highlight of each September at EGSC, the Annual Bobcat Regatta, will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 with sign in beginning at 10 a.m. for teams wishing to see if they can cross Ezra Pond in boats made of nothing but flat cardboard and duct tape. To register for the Regatta, visit The race begins at 11 a.m. Team members must be on both sides of the pond to help launch the boat and pull it back out again, and participants must use oars and life jackets provided by EGSC. Awards will be presented to the fastest and overall winner of the race, the most creative/best use of theme (to enter for this award, boats must go along with this year's theme of “books”), and the Titanic Award for the boat which sinks most dramatically. For more information, contact EGSC's Director of Student Life, Vicki Sherrod, at

Following the Regatta, EGSC will hold a kickball tournament for its students. Sign up at!

The college looks forward to welcoming its community during these great events!