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Holiday Hours of Operation for Auxiliary Departments Fall 2019

Several Auxiliary Services departments will be closed Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve).


Statesboro Campus

University Store
Dec. 23 – Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Dec. 24 – Closed

All the following departments will be closed Dec. 23 & 24:

  • Tech Corner
  • Printing & Postal
  • Eagle Dining Services (Dining Commons, Lakeside DC, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, all GUS Marts, Market Street Deli, Zach’s Brews)
  • Health Services
  • Eagle Card Services
  • Parking and Transportation

Armstrong Campus

All the following departments will be closed Dec. 23 & 24:

  • Armstrong Bookstore
  • Printing & Postal
  • Eagle Dining Services (The Galley, Chick-fil-A, Southern Cafe, Sushi with Gusto, Talons Food Truck)
  • Health Services
  • Parking & Card Services

University Housing offices will be open on both campuses from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., December 23 & 24.


The Armstrong/Statesboro Shuttle Service will not operate on December 23 & 24, 2019 and January 2 & 3, 2020.


Dining Commons Temporary Closure (Dec. 16-31)

The entire Dining Commons building will close on Friday, December 13 at 5 p.m. and will remain closed through Tuesday, December 31 due to the installation of emergency generators. Dining Commons is located on the Statesboro Campus of Georgia Southern University. During this time, the departments housed in the building will also experience closures and/or delayed response times, so please plan accordingly.

ATMs will be unavailable for the duration of the closure as there will be no power, nor access, to any the building.

Dining Commons residential dining area will close on Friday, December 13 at 2 p.m. and reopen on January 10 at 7 a.m. Access to other dining locations during this period is still being determined.

Eagle Card Services will relocate its operations to the Tech Corner training room, across the street in Centennial Place. If you have a question, you may still contact them at 912-478-5311.

Printing and Postal Services will be closed, and all printing services on the Statesboro Campus will be suspended. Postal staff will provide route service and accept outgoing UPS and first-class mail from departments only via a satellite location in Centennial Place. There will be no outside mail service for students and no access to PO Boxes. Please make every effort to submit any upcoming print projects as early as possible, and make arrangements as necessary for postal services. Printing and Postal Services will resume its normal operations at 8 a.m. on January 2.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding as we update our facility to better meet the needs of our University community. On behalf of all of our staff, we wish you a happy holiday break. For more information and updates, please continue to follow us on social media (@GSUAuxServ) and visit our website at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/aux.


Fall 2019 Auxiliary Hiring Fair

Auxiliary Services is one of the largest employers on Georgia Southern University’s campus. Our goal is to offer unique employment opportunities and assist students in developing personal and professional skills.

Individuals looking for an on-campus job may stop by the Auxiliary Services Hiring Fair on Thursday, October 17 from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Russell Union Ballroom. Join our team and learn valuable work skills before graduating!

Representatives from Auxiliary Services Distribution Center, Dining Commons, Lakeside Dining Commons, Blue Tie Catering, Tech Corner, University Housing: Residence Education, Parking and Transportation, Chick-fil-A and more will be there to speak with eager students interested in student employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Dress is business casual. Don’t forget to bring copies of your current resume, references and/or portfolio for review.


Auxiliary Services AVP Earns Lifetime Achievement Award from NACAS South

 

Georgia Southern University Associate Vice President of Auxiliary Services Eddie Mills (‘92) was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) South Regional Conference, held in Destin, Florida, in April.

With more than 23 years of experience in Auxiliary Services, Mills has dedicated much of his career to improving the field and the institutions with which he has been involved. Starting his career in Athletics at Florida International University (FIU) after college, the Georgia Southern alumnus was eager to grow professionally.

Felecia Townsend, then FIU Auxiliary Services Coordinator, took Mills under her wing and suggested he take a job at the campus print shop. He followed her guidance and obtained new skills in finance and management. He also attended his first NACAS conference in 1997.

Right away, Mills was inspired by the welcoming group of people he met.

“Everyone was so friendly and willing to share their knowledge as well as their problems they were working through,” said Mills. “I fit right in, and I really enjoyed it.”

Mills jumped right into the organization, taking on coordinator roles and chair positions. He volunteered for years both during his time at FIU and later at Florida State University, serving as the NACAS South secretary, vice president elect, president, past president and host conference chair, among other positions.

Since coming to Georgia Southern in 2010, Mills has also become involved in leadership roles with the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers Board of Directors, the NACAS Foundation and NACAS National. He also served as a faculty member for the University of Kentucky’s College Business Management Institute and received the Certified Auxiliary Services Professional distinction in 2011.

“My favorite part of being in the organization is creating relationships with colleagues and business partners,” he said. “It’s so beneficial to have the opportunity to create this network of professionals. I’m grateful to work in such a diverse field with different perspectives.”

Georgia Southern Auxiliary Services Executive Director for Administration Jeff Blythe nominated Mills for the award earlier this year. Having worked with Mills for nearly a decade, Blythe was eager to nominate someone he felt was so deserving.

“Eddie is the epitome of a leader,” said Blythe. “He cares about people. He cares about his staff, and he genuinely wants the best experience for the students at Georgia Southern.”

NACAS South Membership Coordinator Chris Fulkerson also appreciates Mills’ dedication.

“From my personal interactions with Eddie through NACAS and NACAS South, I know that he is a role model for people in Auxiliary Services,” he said. “He is highly respected throughout the industry. People either know Eddie, have a story about him, served on a committee or board with him or have been taught or mentored by him.”

Though he has impacted many, it was Mills who was most humbled by the recognition. 

“It was honestly such a surprise,” he said. “I heard the description of the winner being read, and it wasn’t until nearly the end that I realized they were even talking about me. I’m so appreciative. Awards like this are so meaningful because they come from your peers. The fact that they see value in what you’ve done is pretty special.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given annually to an individual who has excelled in the field of auxiliary services. The recipient should be a role model for aspiring auxiliary services professionals, and the recipient’s action must have benefitted both their institution and higher education. All nominees should have an extensive list of professional achievements, strong management skills and a history of providing leadership to their institution and profession.

“We are so proud of Eddie and his accomplishments,” said Townsend. “The award is well deserved.”


Auxiliary Weather Advisory – October 10, 2018

Please continue to closely monitor official messaging from Georgia Southern University in regards to weather and closure updates.

Due to inclement weather and the threat of Hurricane Michael, Auxiliary Services will begin amended operating hours starting Oct. 9. As conditions improve and the University reopens, so will Auxiliary Services departments.

Health Services, Parking and Transportation, Eagle Card Services and all retail locations (University Store, Tech Corner, Armstrong Bookstore and Retail Dining locations) on both the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses will be closed on Wednesday, Oct. 10, Thursday, Oct. 11 and while the University remains closed.

The amended operating hours for Oct. 10-11 are as follows:

University Housing

Statesboro & Armstrong campuses- Residence halls will remain open. Housing staff and Public Safety officers will be on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses at all times. Students are encouraged to shelter in place and avoid unnecessary travel.

Eagle Dining Services

Dining Commons- 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., limited menu. From 2-3 p.m. passing out boxed lunches to dining plan holders on Oct. 10.
Lakeside Dining Commons- Closed.
The Galley-  7 a.m. to 2 p.m., limited menu. From 2-3 p.m. passing out boxed lunches to dining plan holders on Oct. 10.
All Retail Locations- Closed.

Health Services*

Statesboro Campus- Closed.
Armstrong Campus- Closed.
*Appointments will be rescheduled.

Retail

University Store- Closed.
Tech Corner- Closed.
Printing and Postal Services- Closed.
Armstrong Bookstore- Closed.

Eagle Card Services

Statesboro Campus- Closed.
Armstrong Campus- Closed.

Parking and Transportation

Statesboro Campus- Closed. Shuttles will not operate.
Armstrong Campus- Closed.

Amended hours for Thursday and Friday will be updated at a later time. Check back regularly for updates. For further information on University closures, visit http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/alert/.