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Our Hope this Season

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This year the Point community is focusing on the idea of hope. I am encouraged by our university leadership helping us to be mindful of that idea, especially when it seems harder and harder to feel hopeful by the world’s standards. War is never ending. People are starving to death across the world, while we […]

Sakai Virtual Conference

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The Sakai Virtual Conference is a completely online conference with an emphasis on pedagogy and best practices. This faculty-friendly event is a day of learning, sharing and community building with fellow Sakai users around the globe. Presentations take place within virtual meeting rooms where live audio, video and chat allow participants to get the conference experience […]

CGPS November Devotional

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We are familiar with the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). The story begins as Jesus was being tested and asked “Who is my neighbor?” (v. 29). Jesus then begins to tell of a man traveling who was mugged, beaten, stripped, and left for dead on the side of the road. He then explains […]

Learning Assistance: Online Writing Lab (OWL)

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In order to better serve Point students, the Educational Resource Center (ERC) has developed a virtual online writing lab to aid Point Online and Point Connect students with writing. As a virtual extension of the ERC, the Online Writing Lab (OWL) houses helpful resources for any stage of the writing process, regardless of academic discipline. […]

Embrace the Dream

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In 1964, a young activist for the cause of equality and civil rights in South Africa, Nelson Mandela, was arrested for the crime of treason against his government.  He was held in solitary confinement for 27 years. The first 18 of those 27 years were at Robbin Island, the most feared maximum security penitentiary in […]

Finish Life’s Race

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Recently, after contemplating a death in my family, I sent the following thoughts to my cousins: With the “graduation” of Aunt Jean to heaven, I have been thinking about her, each of you, and what her home-going means to our family. Here is the metaphor that comes to mind. If you have watched or participated […]

Inclement Weather Closings

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In light of continued hardship for our students in Savannah following Hurricane Irma, classes will remain canceled at the Savannah site location until Monday, September 18. The Savannah offices will reopen tomorrow, September 14, for faculty and staff that are able to safely report to work. Classes at the Savannah site will resume on Monday, […]

Traditional, MOWR, and CPGS Online Class

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Point University Online and Point Connect classes (whether traditional, MOWR, or CGPS) will continue to operate as usual. However, professors and students should be advised that power and Internet outages may affect access to course materials and any planned face-to-face virtual classroom sessions. Professors are asked to adjust due dates for assignments as appropriate due […]

Perspective of Problems

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“I pray that you are having a great day!” is the way I typically like to start my emails. Usually there is no response to that statement because it is considered a part of the greeting. There are usually more important items in the meat of the email that supports the purpose of drafting it […]

Academic Honesty: An Unending Conversation

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Written by Jess Mazaheri, Director of Disability Services and Educational Resource Centers One of the most highly-valued standards in higher education—whether you are a brand new student or a seasoned professor—is academic honesty. Academic honesty is a commitment to eliminating plagiarism across the university. Most of us know the common definition of plagiarism: submitting someone […]