News 2016

Cultural Humility & Cultural Competence

Posted On May 10, 2017
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The Multicultural Center never stops learning. The term multicultural is a deep well of a word, and to strive towards multicultural competence is to never stop learning from others about their own cultures, their experiences, their needs.

In 1998, Melanie Tervalon and Jann Murray-García published an academic article in the healthcare world that introduced the… more »

Drowsy Driving Can Be Deadly

Posted On May 10, 2017
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This has probably happened to many students. They are driving on a long trip, traveling alone or at night or perhaps just off from a long shift at work and the yawning starts. The eyes begin to get heavy, the road seems to go on forever and before they know it the vehicle veers. They… more »

Take Back the Night!

Posted On May 4, 2017
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1 in 3 women worldwide experience some form of sexual violence or intimate partner violence. 1 in 6 men experience sexual violence or intimate partner violence. Less than 50 percent of victims report these crimes.

Georgia State University’s Student Victim Assistance partners with the campus and community annually to… more »

How to Adult

Posted On May 4, 2017
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Are colleges fully preparing graduates to be competent adults and professionals? This is an ongoing debate among employers, educators and students. According to a survey conducted by PayScale in 2016, only 50 percent of the employers who were surveyed agreed that college graduates had the skills, such as critical thinking and attention to detail that… more »

How to React When Trauma is Trending

Posted On April 24, 2017
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13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. While it’s received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead girl trope and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there are a growing number of people who are criticizing the show’s troubling portrayal of youth… more »

2017-2018 SGA Election Results Are In!

Posted On April 24, 2017
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Georgia State University held a general election for the 2017-2018 executive and legislative candidates of the Student Government Association (SGA) on Monday, April 3 – Thursday, April 6, 2017. The results, with 2,044 votes cast on the Atlanta campus and 952 on the Perimeter campuses, are available by viewing the SGA… more »

What is Advocacy?

Posted On April 17, 2017
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Advocacy is the act of supporting a particular cause for a specific desired outcome. An advocate speaks up for someone to help them get their views, opinions and concerns heard. There are many different types of advocacy, including issue based advocacy (also called crisis, short term or professional advocacy), self-advocacy, group advocacy, citizen advocacy and… more »

Fortune Onwuzuruike Receives Trotter Award

Posted On April 17, 2017
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The spring 2017 recipient of the Nell Hamilton Trotter Award is Fortune Onwuzuruike, a health informatics major from Marietta, Georgia. His time at Georgia State University has been marked by a commitment to leadership and service. He began his collegiate journey by participating in the Summer Success Academy for first-year students during the summer of… more »

SGA Presidential Debate Round-up

Posted On April 3, 2017
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Georgia State’s Student Government Association (SGA) Presidential debates took place on March 28. The night showcased three potential candidates to take the place of current SGA president, Fortune Onwuzuruike.

The candidates included Corey Gray, junior political science major aiming for Law School; Anthony Nguyen, current communications director for SGA; and Briana Stanley, executive vice president… more »

Empowering Nature of Self-Advocacy

Posted On April 3, 2017
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Many students with disabilities can attest to the saying “you never get anything if you don’t ask”. Students with disabilities who have letter that outlines their academic accommodations issued by Disability Services have a right to receive those accommodations in their classes. Some students, however, feel uncomfortable and hesitate to approach their professors and make… more »