This academic year has taken off at full speed. I know you have been working hard to prepare for your classes and further your scholarship. As we welcome students back to our campuses, I want to extend a special thank you to the 171 faculty who led Conversations with Professors sessions on Sunday, August 14 as part of the Eagle Experience.

Many of you have expressed that this is an experience that you look forward to each year and I greatly appreciate the commitment that you have shown to our students. Kudos to Dr. Chris Caplinger for organizing this effort on behalf of the Office of the Provost. 

Also, I want to extend my thanks to the Faculty Center team for leading us into fall with multiple training opportunities for new and returning faculty. I enjoyed greeting 45 new faculty on August 3 at New Faculty Orientation.

The Fall 2023 Professional Development Day on August 4 was a huge success with over 150 faculty participating. Please visit the Faculty Center often to discover more ways to improve your knowledge and learn from your colleagues. 

Welcome to Fall 2023; I look forward to a stellar year for us all!


The Division of Academic Affairs Establishes The Institute for Innovative and Integrated Studies 

Recognizing that Georgia Southern University must build and adapt educational programs at a pace and scale to meet the education needs of a rapidly changing regional economic landscape and that traditional academic structures face multiple barriers that hinder its ability to quickly adapt and innovate, the Division of Academic Affairs is excited to establish the Institute for Innovative and Integrated Studies (I3S) at Georgia Southern University.

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HRSA Awards School of Nursing $2.57 Million for Advanced Education Workforce Program Grant

The state of Georgia is ranked in the lower one-third of the nation for late or no prenatal care. Also in the state of Georgia, 82 counties have no OB/GYN and 65 counties have no pediatrician. This directly impacts healthcare outcomes for women and children in the state. 

Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing’s Marian Tabi, P.h.D., Tiffany Keshwah, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC and Alan Skipper, P.h.D. received a grant of $2.57

million from the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Program.

The Advanced Nursing Education

Workforce (ANEW) Program works to increase the number of primary care nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and certified nurse midwives who are trained and prepared to provide primary care services, mental health and substance use disorder care, and/or maternal health care. Grants support the training and graduation of advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students and trainees in these disciplines. 

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Georgia Southern University Redesignated As National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Through Academic Year 2028

Georgia Southern University has been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through the academic year 2028 and will be listed as a CAE-CD on the Center of Academic Excellence Institution Map.

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ITS Announces Banner Updates

Beginning Tuesday, July 25, 2023, you will manage your Banner/Oracle password through a separate process. We realize that making changes to any familiar process can be frustrating. However, our ITS team has worked to create a process that is as simple and seamless as possible. 

Your password changes will still occur on a 180-day cycle, and you can change both your MyGS and Banner/Oracle passwords at the same time as part of one seamless process. Simply click the “Change Password” link in the Personal Settings tile in your MyGS portal. Follow the prompts on screen, including the “Change Banner Password” button when prompted. 

Alternatively, you can manage both sets of passwords separately by using the corresponding links in your Personal Settings tile in the MyGS portal. If you have access to multiple instances of Banner, you can change all of your passwords at once or manage them individually. To learn more about how to change your Banner/Oracle password and the systems impacted, please visit https://its.georgiasouthern.edu/accounts/banner-password/

If you have questions or need technology support, please contact us: MyHelp.GeorgiaSouthern.edu | [email protected] | 912-478-2287. We appreciate your understanding as we work to make Our House safe and secure.