On June 20, 2013, the Bandy Heritage Center, in partnership with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Robert Loughridge Chapter, will host a reception in Room 105 of the James E. Brown Center to unveil an exceptional diary written by William Kennedy Pilsbury. Mr. Pilsbury fought at the Battle of Chickamauga as a member of the 5th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Pilsbury's diary is a hand written, eyewitness account of the
Chickamauga battle. The diary, complied in the years shortly before
Pilsbury's death in 1898, also traced his genealogy, which included a
great-grandfather who fought in the American Revolution, and included
his poetry and accumulated articles from his career as a teacher and
newspaper reporter and editor.
In order to preserve the diary for future public interest and research,
Bandy Center staffers Amanda Kelley and Justin Hayes (pictured) first
carefully seperated the pages of the diary to preserve their integrity.
The pages were then scanned and digitized for inclusion in the Center's
The Bandy Center is grateful for the generosity of the DAR's Robert
Loughridge Chapter in allowing it to add this unique document to its
Monday, June 17, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Both new degree programs are specifically geared to working learners who want to earn a bachelor’s degree, according to Dr. Sandra Stone, Vice President for Academic Affairs. The online degree program in Organizational Leadership represents the University System’s first collaborative effort to provide a USG bachelor’s degree program delivered completely in a virtual environment. Participating students will take core curriculum classes through the System’s eCore system and then concentrate in one of several areas.
Valdosta State University contributes concentrations in public service administration, office administration and technology, legal office administration, and law enforcement leadership; Dalton State will contribute a health care administration track and will expand the options for all students in the eMajor.
“This Organizational Leadership eMajor will help meet growing occupational demands in Northwest Georgia that require advanced leadership skills,” Stone said. “Department of Labor projections call for 45 percent growth in ambulatory health care services, 29 percent growth in hospitals, and a 27 percent increase in nursing and residential care facilities by 2018,” she said.
“Both of these new degree programs offer flexibility for adult students anxious to begin or resume a college education,” said Dalton State President Dr. John O. Schwenn. “We are proud to add them to our lineup, and we have several more degree program applications in various stages of completion.”
Enrollment in both new programs begins immediately, Stone said. Those needing more information are invited to call Dalton State College at 706-272-4436.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
If you're a Windows PC user, you're probably familiar with Microsoft's Office applications. Of these applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are unquestionably the most widely used. Kingsoft Software has produced what looks to be a solid alternative for those who need the functionality of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, but not at the premium Microsoft price. In fact, Kingsoft's Office Suite Free 2013 is just that, free. The software strongly resembles the already familiar Microsoft Office application interface, meaning you'll feel at home the first time you open the software. As this software is free, it expectedly lacks some premium features, such as the only being able to save in older Office file formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt). This may be a deal-breaker for some, but bear in mind that Kingsoft also offers the more premium Office Professional 2013 Suite. Kingsoft offers some free apps for iOS and Android operating systems as well, meaning you can put them to use on a tablet and/or smartphone. If you're in need of a good, but free office client, give Kingsoft's Office Suite Free 2013 a try today: