GSU Briefs

Emily Arnold

1. On Thursday, Oct. 2 students have the opportunity to attend the inaugural DiversAbility Fair to get informed on various disabilities and how to become an ally. The fair will include interactive games, informational booths and will inform attendees about services available, on-campus and off, for students with disabilities. This event is available for students, faculty, staff and the community and will be held at the Rotunda from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

2. A Diversity Panel Discussion made up of Georgia Southern University students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds will speak on their experiences as GSU students in the Russell Union Commons on Wednesday Oct. 1 starting at 5 p.m. There will also be an open-discussion time including topics like prejudices, stereotypes, experiences, and how a students experience can be effected by these things.

3. Georgia Southern University has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fourth year in a row. GSU was named to this list because of its efforts to provide educational opportunities to America’s veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The list of other 2015 Military Friendly Schools can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

4. Georgia Southern University has brought a wheelchair football exhibition as a way to experience football in an interactive and inclusive way. Harlon Matthews, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, as well as a few athletes from Henry County Parks & Recreation will be leading the exhibit with an instructional clinic, drills and competition. There is no pre-registration for this event and it is open to anyone in the community. Attendance verification will be provided. This event is at the RAC on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

5. On Thursday, Oct. 2, the Office of Student Activities is hosting Homecoming 2014: the Biggest Fan on Campus competition. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Rotunda is available for student organizations to set up tailgates and enjoy the provided games and music while the Biggest Fan on Campus is chosen. For more information contact [email protected]