Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University

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name = Georgia Southern University
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established = Start date|1906|12|01
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type = Public
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endowment = US$37 million [cite web|url=|title=|format=pdf]
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president = Dr. Bruce Grube
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staff = 1,750+
students = 17,750 (as of 10/6/2008) [cite web|url=|title=Employer Profile: Georgia Southern University ]
undergrad = 15,482
postgrad = 2,268
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city = Statesboro
state = Georgia
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United States
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campus = Nearly 700 acres (2.73 km²)
former_names = First District Agricultural and Mechanical School
Georgia Normal School
South Georgia Teacher's College
Georgia Southern College
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sports = Division I
colors = Blue and White
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nickname = Eagles
mascot = GUS the Eagle
Glory and Freedom (live mascots)
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Georgia Southern University (GSU) is a public co-educational regional research university located in Statesboro, Georgia, USA. [cite web|url=|title=Institutions: Georgia Southern University ] It is part of the University System of Georgia and is the largest center of higher education in the southern half of Georgia.New Georgia Encyclopedia|id=h-1419|name=Georgia Southern University|author=|date=|accessdate=2008-08-19]


The university offers more than 120 bachelor's degree, masters degree, and Doctorate programs [cite web|url=|title=] in eight colleges:
* [ College of Business Administration]
* [ College of Education]
* [ College of Information Technology]
* [ College of Health and Human Sciences]
* [ Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies]
* [ Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health]
* [ College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences]
* [ Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology]
* [ Online Degree Programs] [cite web|url=|title=]

In Fall 2008, a new Doctor of Nursing Practice program was introduced online. [cite web|url=|title=] The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree was introduced online in Fall 2008 through the university’s School of Nursing. It is one of only two such degree programs in the state of Georgia. It becomes the fifth doctorate degree program offered by the university, joining the doctoral degree programs in psychology (PsyD), public health (DrPH), and two education degree programs (EdD).

The College of Business Administration houses the only School of Economic Development in the southeastern United States. [cite web|url=|title=]

"Black Issues in Higher Education" recognized Georgia Southern University among the top institutions in the country for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-American students. [cite news|last=|first=|coauthors=|title=Education: African-American baccalaureate|work=|pages=|language=|publisher=Black Issues in Higher Education|date=2005-06-02|url=|accessdate=2008-07-01] Georgia Southern is home to the Institute of Arthropodology and Parasitology. An integral part of this program is the U.S. National Tick Collection; it is the largest collection of ticks in the world, with more than one million specimens, representing most of the world's 850 species. [cite book|last=De La Rosa|first=Sheila|authorlink=|coauthors=|title=The Encyclopedia of Weird|publisher=Tor Books|date=1998|location=|pages=49|url=|doi=|id=|isbn=0812555368]


*2008 U.S. News & World Report America's Best Colleges [cite web|url=|title=2009 US News and World Report Best Colleges]

*2008 Forbes America's Best Colleges [cite web|url=|title=2008 Forbes America's Best Colleges]

*2009 The Princeton Review - 296 Best Business Schools [cite web|url=|title=2009 Princeton Review 296 Best Business Schools]

*The top ranked Nursing School in Georgia fact|date=October 2008


The city of Statesboro is located inland from the east coast off of Interstate 16 between the cities of Macon (which is in central Georgia) and Savannah (located on the coast of Georgia at the mouth of the Savannah River). Statesboro is less than one hour's drive from Savannah or Augusta, about an hour and a half from Macon, and about three hours from Atlanta. [cite web|url=|title=]


ocial Fraternities (NIC, NPHC)

;North-American Interfraternity Conference

;National Pan-Hellenic Council

ee also

*List of Georgia Southern University alumni
*Georgia Southern Eagles football


Additional reading

* [ "TSC Blues Review Interview with Erk Russell"] August 2002

External links

* [] Official web site
* [] University System of Georgia Board of Regents web site
* [] WVGS 91.9 "The Buzz"

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