National Walk Day Event – April 6 – 3PM

Georgia Highlands College will be participating in a National Walk Day event on April 6 to kickoff the Spring 2016 Well-being Challenge.   GHC will be competing with 6 other colleges: Atlanta Metropolitan State College Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia Southwestern State University Savannah State University University System Office   All of the GHC campuses will […]

Email threats: Spear phishing and ransomware

Several employees have notified ITS about suspicious email requesting payment for invoices, some of which appear to have been sent from other employees. These messages are examples of targeted (spear) phishing scams. Attacks of this nature are becoming increasingly common and highly destructive because they often employ malicious software to encrypt a victim’s data and […]

USG eclips March 29, 2016

University System News: $3M renovation plan for Skidaway Institute of Oceanography awaits governor’s signature By Yana Jones, Reporter SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal said he would veto the religious exemption bill, but the House and Senate-approved state budget remains on his desk. …Included the budget is $3 million to be […]

USG eclips March 28, 2016

University System News: How major bills fared in the 2016 legislative session By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Kristina Torres – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Georgia General Assembly finished its work early Friday morning and then adjourned for the year, not to return to Atlanta until January. Here’s a look at the fate of […]

USG eclips March 22, 2016

University System News: Lawmakers agree on record $23.7 billion budget with raises James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution House and Senate leaders agreed Tuesday on a record $23.7 billion state budget for the upcoming year, but not before adding more to the pot for employee raises. Gov. Nathan Deal in January had proposed 3 […]

USG eclips March 23, 2016

University System News: Georgia budget passes with local benefits By WALTER C. JONESMORRIS NEWS SERVICE ATLANTA | The state budget approved by a conference committee Monday has money for local projects as well as pay raises for state workers and teachers. The committee capped days of negotiations Monday morning, and the House and […]

USG eclips March 24, 2016

University System News: Bill would slow access to records for UGA, other athletic departments J. Scott Trubey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A controversial bill to restrict the public’s access to records about state economic development projects cleared both chambers of the Georgia Legislature this week, with an unprecedented amendment that would also delay access […]

USG eclips March 25, 2016

University System News: As session ends, Georgia lawmakers check off key bills By Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) Georgia lawmakers gave final approval Thursday to bills setting strict timelines for testing rape kits and creating state-funded grants to pregnancy resource centers that won’t provide or discuss abortion as an option for pregnant women. Thursday […]