The Professional Excellence Program in the university’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ School of Social Work has provided continuing education training for the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services for more than a decade.
The Mark Chaffin Center for Healthy Development is a research center committed to promoting the health, safety and well-being of children, adults and families through research, service, education, training and advocacy.
Students in the Property and Law course work with Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Units, citizen advisory councils that make zoning, land-use and other planning recommendations to the mayor and city council, to address health disparities and inequalities.
The Investor Advocacy Clinic provides representation for investors who have suffered losses resulting from broker misconduct but cannot afford or find private legal representation because of the size of their claim.
The Fiscal Research Center is a non-partisan academic think tank that leverages the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ public finance expertise to assist Georgia’s state and local policy-makers on questions of tax and economic policy.
The Institute for Biomedical Sciences advances fundamental and innovative biomedical research that improves human health as well as educating and training future generations of leading biomedical scientists and health (non-M.D.) professionals.
Each year nursing students put in more than 82,000 hours of unpaid health care in hospitals and clinics in the Atlanta area, serving senior citizens, small children, emergency room patients and others.
The Center for Leadership in Disability has provided training and technical assistance to more than 100 schools, service programs and advocacy organizations across Georgia on best practices for serving people with disabilities and their families.
Georgia State’s Clarkston Campus is well known for its strong science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives and annually hosts the Science Olympiad at Perimeter College, attracting more than 350 high school students from more than 20 schools across Georgia.
The Speech Language Hearing Clinic, which prepares graduate students in training to become state-licensed and nationallycertified speech-language pathologists, provides evaluation, screening and therapy services to the university and metro-Atlanta community.
After-School All-Stars Atlanta, a comprehensive after-school program targeting middle school youth, provides programming for 2,600 students at 23 metro-Atlanta area sites and 1,600 children in summer programs at eight metro-Atlanta sites.
The School of Music attracts thousands of students each year to Atlanta for events including, Marching Band Day, Singfest, the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival and the Summer Leadership Institute.
President Mark Becker began the Congressional Staff campus tour expressing how Georgia State is advancing academically, expanding our opportunities and broadening our influence to better serve our students and community.
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die as the clock struck 12:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 after a session that saw many twists and turns on key legislation. In these 40 days, lawmakers approved budgets for the remainder of FY 2016 and FY 2017, as well as legislation that addressed religious liberty, health care, public safety, MARTA expansion and education.
HB 801, passed the Senate this week by a vote of 54-0. This bill revises the academic eligibility requirements to receive the HOPE scholarship by including computer science in the advanced science category.
Georgia State University hosted its annual GSU Day at the Capitol this week. This year’s event highlighted Georgia State’s successful consolidation with Georgia Perimeter College, a record breaking year in research funding, athletic achievements and the national recognition for its innovative commitment to student success.
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die just before midnight on March 20 after a fast paced session that saw many twist and turns on key legislation. In these 40 days, lawmakers approved budgets for the remainder of the FY 2014 and FY 2015 budgets as well as legislation that addressed firearms, Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act.
HB 60, to allow retired judges to carry firearms, was amended this week on the floor of the House by adding to it most of the language of HB 875. The noteworthy language change in the bill is the removal of the campus carry provision. “The bill now gives local governments more flexibility in dealing with attempts to bring firearms into public buildings and removes the campus carry section that would have reduced the punishment for bringing a firearm on campus to a civil fine of up to $100”, said Rep. Alan Powell (R-Hartwell), Chairman of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee. Carrying a firearm on campus would revert to current law.
The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly approved the state budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The $20.8 billion spending plan passed the Senate by a vote of 51-4. The budget would increase state spending by $770 million over the fiscal 2014 budget adopted last spring. Of that spending, $534 million would go toward K-12 and higher education.
The Georgia General Assembly will convene Monday, March 3 at 10:00 am for Day 30, also known as Crossover Day. Crossover Day is the last day a bill can cross over from one chamber to the other in bill form. If a bill does not pass its initial chamber, it can no longer move forward this year.
The House budget recommendations of interest to the University System of Georgia (USG) and Georgia State University included $7 million in equipment funds for the new Law/Humanities Building at Georgia State University.
The House passed HB 743, sponsored by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), the FY2014 Amended state budget by a vote of 163-1. The amended budget adjust state funds by $313.9 million to a total of $20.3 billion for the year ending June 30, 2014.
Governor Nathan Deal signed a $19.9 billion state budget on May 7 that will increase spending by 4.6 percent over this year, primarily to cover higher education and health-care costs. Of the $522 million increase in spending over fiscal 2013, $246.7 million will go toward Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids programs.
President Mark Becker along with students Eric McGhee, Kyle Walcott, Nick Squeglia and Sheila Kazemian were invited to the Atlanta City Council chamber to honor Georgia State University with a Proclamation to celebrate GSU’s 100 year anniversary.
In Honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, First Lady Sandra Deal and the Georgia Children’s Cabinet dedicated a “Pinwheels for Prevention Garden” at GSU’s Child Development Center. Since April 2008, more than three million pinwheels have been distributed nationwide.