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• Employee Engagement Now Open!
Remember to check your email for information on accessing the survey. If you do not receive an email with a passcode and survey link, please contact Jennifer Parker at 404-586-2309. Click here for more information on the survey.
For those employees who are in need of computer assistance when taking the survey, the Center for Business Excellence will be available to help. Following are the dates and times that have been reserved for our training center in Row Hall:
Monday, February 3 from 9-11 am
Thursday, February 6 from 9-11 am
• Did you know that educators play a vital role in suicide prevention? Faculty who are concerned about a student can make a report through UWG Cares or by calling UWG Health Services or the UWG Counseling Center. From identifying risk factors to talking directly with students, this document, prepared by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, outlines practical information for educators who take an active role in campus suicide prevention. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please seek mental health assistance.
This suicide prevention FAQ is brought to you by PREVENT@UWG, a campus-wide mental health wellness and suicide prevention program. PREVENT@UWG is housed within the UWG Counseling Center, in collaboration with the Department of Clinical and Professional Studies. Actively enrolled UWG students can obtain free and confidential counseling services through the Counseling Center. For mental health assistance, please contact the Counseling Center at 678-839-6428; 123 Row Hall or UWG Health Services at 678-839-6452 during normal business hours. For after-hours emergencies, please contact University Police at 678-839-6000. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 via webchat and by phone 1-800-273-8255.
If you are interested in hosting a mental health awareness or suicide prevention training program, please complete this online form.
For additional mental health awareness and suicide prevention information and resources, please visit the PREVENT@UWG website.
Dr. Chris Aanstoos, Professor of Psychology, will present “The Human Science’s Identity Crisis: Who are we really?"
Various social sciences emerged as independent disciplines in the 19th century, establishing their conceptual foundations by taking the model of "science" from the already existing natural sciences. In doing so, they overlooked what was distinctive about the "human" nature of their own unique subject matter, resulting in an "identity crisis" that continues to undermine progress to this day. During the late 20th century, much theoretical work was begun to revision the social sciences as specifically "human sciences" with their own distinctive approaches and methods. My professional life has been to advance this project, through my teaching and research, and my sabbatical was devoted to authoring a book on these developments. My presentation will overview that work and the promise it holds for us in the future.
Please see the attached flyer for further details. Coffee and snacks will be served. We look forward to your attendance.