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by Elizabeth Gilmer | October 16, 2012
Last Edited: October 25, 2012 by Elizabeth Gilmer
Learning Commons News

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  • September 30-October 6 is National Banned Books week, and the EGSC Library is celebrating with a display of books that have been banned throughout history and across the country from schools and libraries for various reasons related to content or language.  Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, highlighting the value of free and open access to information.  Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.   By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. For more information on Banned Books Week, stop by the EGSC Library and check out our display of frequently challenged books our see our LibGuide here:


  • October 29-31 will be the Learning Commons Spook-tacular!  Events will include a “Spooky Books” display, costume dress-up day and candy and other prize giveaways for students.  Come see the Learning Commons filled with “spook-tacular” fall festivities for students and staff alike!


  • East Georgia State College ACE would like to extend a warm welcome to Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, our new Director of Advisement.  She joins us after 21 years of advising at Georgia Southern University. She has a background in teaching for the public school systems in Georgia, Maryland, and South Carolina. She has been working in higher education for the last twenty-one years and plans to publish a book based on her experience in higher education. She plans to continue to assist others in developing, reaching, and maximizing their full potential as individuals and show them how they can make a significant contribution to society. She is a 2006-2007 Award of Merit Winner for the student services department at Georgia Southern University. We are excited about Deborah and the new advising services she will bring to EGSC.


  • Academic Advisement is here and off to an enthusiastic start.  Deborah Kittrell-Mikell, Director of Advisement and her staff, Karen Murphree – Assistant Director in Statesboro, and Kania Greer – Advisement Specialist, have been making the rounds and visiting learning support classrooms to talk about advisement and the registration process.  They are all very excited about the warm reception they have received from faculty, staff, and students and look forward to serving the EGSC community.  As a reminder to  students, if you are a Fall 2012 learning support freshman (have never attended EGSC before) you have been assigned to the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) for advisement and registration.  If you have attended EGSC before you have a pre-assigned advisor and it is your choice whether to switch to the advisement center or not.  If you choose to change your advisor,  please refer to Forms on the Registrar’s Office website and select “Change of  Degree/Advisor”.  Or if you need more assistance,  come by our offices (located in the ACE) one in Swainsboro and one in Statesboro  and meet with us.

We would like all students to know that we are committed to providing quality academic advising and we want to empower students to make informed decisions about courses needed to satisfy the program requirements that lead to graduation.