Discovery Sessions

New to the Alumni Weekend schedule, GRU discovery sessions give attendees a taste of the fun and interesting side of college. All sessions are taught by our expert faculty and staff members.

Saturday, April 26
Locations: University Hall, Summerville Campus, unless otherwise noted
Cost: Free
Dress: Business Casual

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

What’s love got to do with it? | Dr. Gina Hammock
Take a deeper look into the psychology behind the many ways we show love to our romantic partners. 

Swing into Action | GRU Golf Coaches
(Location: Christenberry Fieldhouse, Golf House)
Need some help on your swing? Bring your clubs and get a lesson on how to improve your swing from our golf team coaches.

Real World Economics | Dr. Simon Medcalfe
It’s Up.  It’s Down.  But how does it affect me? Take an in depth look at how the economy affects you on a day-to-day basis.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

I Should Not Have Eaten That |  Dr. Chris Bates
The truth behind food-borne illnesses and a deeper look at food safety.

Medicine in the Middle Ages  | Dr. Wendy Turner
A look at the history of disabilities during the medieval period and the science of how they were treated.

A Walk Down Memory Lane  
(Meets in University Hall)
From its roots in civil war to the technology cyber age, learn about the history of the Summerville Campus on this fascinating walking tour.

Nursing: A Look Back
(Location: Health Sciences Building, Lobby)
Join us as we weave in the periods of nursing education as simulated by students in former uniforms and using former teaching techniques, as well as see props from bygone nursing eras. The brief presentation will be followed by tours.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Feel the Beat | Christina Mangelly Meimarides
Get moving with this informative and fun intro course to Belly Dancing.

Augusta Through the Ages | Carol Waggoner-Angelton
(Location: Reese Library, Third Floor)
Touch, feel and, see Augusta through the ages with a special presentation from our Special Collections Library.

Marketers’ Secrets:  How We Entice You to Buy All that Stuff! | Dr. Marsha Loda
Learn about some of the strategies marketers use to guide your behavior…right to the cash register!  Understand the “boxes” or categories marketing researchers put you in, and from there, the Big 5 marketing appeals they know will best get your interest. Learn to spot the enticing strategies, and even how to be a better negotiator when you’re agreeing on a new salary or buying that new car.

Back to School: A Look at New Technology in the Classroom
Integrating technology like 3D into the classroom enhances learning. See how the College of Education advances education using these trends, and tour our new technology lab.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Murder She Wrote | Dr. Kim Davies
Spend some time investigating the subject of murder as we challenge some common serial killer myths.

GRU Across the Globe | Dr. Cindi Chance, Dr. Olaijide Agunloye, and Dr. Denise Lenares-Solomon
Professors with ties to China, Belize, and Nigeria will show how GRU is impacting education across the globe through research and policy-making.

Put a Spin On It | Brian Rust
(Meets in University Hall)
Learn the basics of creating pottery through this interactive intro to pottery class.




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