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Packing & Moving Back to College in August

Posted On May 10, 2017
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Summer is in full swing. Students may be back in the family home for the next couple of months. While August seems a long way off, it is never to soon to start preparing for students’ least favorite task: packing up and moving. Here are some helpful tips to make sure the last few days… more »

2017 Panther Parents Association Scholarship

Posted On April 11, 2017
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Through the generous support of Georgia State University parents, the Panther Parents Association has established a scholarship fund for association members’ students. Each year, the Panther Parents Association awards scholarships of $1,000 each ($500 per semester) to deserving applicants. Association members should encourage their student to apply for this scholarship.

Applications for the 2017-2017… more »

Winter Break Tips

Posted On December 16, 2016
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Winter break is upon us! Parents of first year students might have their student home for the first time this year. Here are a few tips for making the most of spending time with returning new students:

Set Ground Rules Students are getting used to the independence of college life, and parents are getting… more »

Panther Parent Association

Posted On November 30, 2016
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When students attend Georgia State University, they embark on a special, life changing experience that allows them to grow as scholars and individuals. For many parents, watching their student go off to college makes the end of another special experience: the student’s time in the family home. Georgia State University knows the important role parents… more »

Get Involved!

Posted On December 18, 2015
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With the start of the spring semester, there will be new opportunities for your student to meet fellow students and hopefully make new friends. While any student can feel challenged to meet others due to their comfort level or time availability, some student groups may find it more challenging than others. Graduate and professional students… more »

An Extra Dose of Help

Posted On December 1, 2015
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The end of the semester is looming near and many parents may notice their student is struggling academically. It is important that students succeed in school, but it can be difficult for parents to approach this situation without seeming overbearing. In most cases the student is doing good work but is having an issue grasping… more »

The Modern Family

Posted On October 30, 2015
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November is often seen as the beginning of the holiday season. Over the years, holidays have been strongly associated with family, while the definition of family has changed. In the 1960s, a family was defined as a husband, wife and their children. Now, family has a much broader definition. Families are more ethnically, racially, religiously… more »

A New Kind of Homecoming

Posted On October 20, 2015
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October is the month when Georgia State University celebrates Homecoming. This brings to mind how the notion of home changes when children grow and become adults. New college students will leave the familiar surroundings of their town or city to embark on a new adventure that takes them away from their parents, family and friends.… more »