September 22, 2009
Legal Issues in Nursing Survey - DNP Student Project
GSU faculty member and current DNP student, Shirley Comer, is requesting assistance with a DNP class project and would appreciate your assistance. Any nurse is asked to take a moment to answer a short 10 question survey on Legal Issues in Nursing by 9-28 at 12 pm. The survey link is provided below. The information is anonymous and the responses will be used as part of a needs assessment of the educational need for legal education in nursing that She is preparing as a portion of her final DNP project. Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shirley Comer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 08, 2009
Words From GSU Bookstore - Textbook Tax Credit
Recently, the Obama administration launched economic stimulus package includes a new Textbook Tax Credit for which many GSU students are eligible. This new government program will now reimburse students for up to 100% of the cost of required textbooks and other course materials. For example, if your student has out-of-pocket course material expenses or tuition and fees during 2009 or 2010 and no other financial grant aid covers those expenses, they would be able to claim the expenses as a credit. For each student the credit is limited to $2,500.
In the past, the Hope and Lifetime Learning credits did not cover textbooks. This exclusion disadvantaged many students for which textbooks are a high proportion of their total costs of higher education. This stimulus bill creates the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which will credit 100% of a student’s first $2000 in tuition, fees, and course materials, and 25% of the next $2000. The credit is also 40% refundable, so even if a student doesn’t owe taxes, he or she can effectively get a 40% rebate from the federal government for all tuition, fees and course materials.
At the bookstore, we are very excited about this new government program and want to ensure that our students are aware of this new opportunity. We are spreading the word here in the Bookstore, but it would make a huge difference if you could help us raise awareness by mentioning this tax credit in class to ensure that all students hear about it.
I have attached a flyer with the main points about the credit. For more information, you can check out www.textbookaid.org
Best wishes for the new semester,
Governors State University Bookstore
September 01, 2009
Welcome Dr. Diane Jamison
We would like to welcome Dr. Diane Jamison to the Department of Nursing. Dr. Jamison's specialty is community health nursing. She will be teaching nursing courses and will be program coordinator of our new bachelors in community health program. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Jamison.
Fall 2009 Graduation Applications
Graduation Applications are due in to the Registrar’s Office on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. You can obtain the graduation application and your progress report by going to http://www.govst.edu/appreg/t_registrar.aspx?id=1757. Please remember to sign both forms before turning them in. Late applications will not be accepted.
Calling All Students
Interested in governance? Want to get your interest/concerns heard? Here is the solution! Be a class representative to the faculty by attending the faculty/curriculum meetings once a month. The meeting dates are: September 4th & 18th; October 2nd, 16th and 30th; November 6th & 13th; and December 4th. Representatives need only attend one per month, which would be mutually agreed upon. We need representatives from the BS, the MSN, and the DNP programs. There is no better way to have your voice heard then to attend these meetings to represent yourself and your classmates/constituents. Please call Dr. Nancy MacMullen at 708.534.4043 to volunteer.