UNG President visits LC Library to discuss her new children’s book

Community, Education

DAHLONEGA, GA

University of North Georgia President, Dr. Bonita Jacobs, visited the Lumpkin County Library for a book reading/signing of her new book, “UNG The Gold I See!” on Thursday. The children’s book is one of five that will be released by Dr. Jacobs and the UNG Press.

Dr. Bonita Jacobs visits Lumpkin County Library

Dr. Jacobs told FYN that she was inspired to write the children’s books after she was gifted a copy of Barbara Walsh’s “The Poppy Lady.” “I loved the idea of using a children’s book to tell the history of North Georgia.” She also explains that the “genesis” of the book was to raise money for scholarships, “I’m very passionate about scholarships.” Dr. Jacobs explained, “and all profits from my books go straight to scholarship funds.” Jillian Murphy, Assistant Managing Editor with UNG Press added the book has sold enough copies to fund a few scholarships already.

Dr. Bonita Jacobs visits Lumpkin County Library

 

 

Dr. Jacobs also expressed gratitude for the book’s illustrator, J’anell Short, who is also Dr. Jacob’s sister, “We were able to save a lot on costs and also have a quick release date, thanks to her willingness to help.” She also added, “I’m very heartened by how well the book has been received.”

Dr. Bonita Jacobs visits Lumpkin County Library

Copies of “UNG The Gold I See!” are available at the UNG Bookstore.

UNG men’s basketball team falls short to Lander in overtime

University of North Georgia

DAHLONEGA, GA

According to a press release from the University of North Georgia Athletic Department, Shawn Hopkins, guard for the UNG men’s basketball team, scored 29 points for the Nighthawks during their game against Lander Wednesday night, held at Finis Horne Arena.

The Nighthawks fell in overtime, 107-104, after holding a seven-point advantage at halftime.  UNG battled back, scoring the next eight points to retake the lead before LU held on to a two-point lead with just 15 seconds left in regulation. UNG took an early lead in the extra frame, but Lander stretched a lead out to six points, too far away for a late comeback attempt from UNG.

 

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“UNG The Gold I See!” Author meet-and-greet at Lumpkin County Library

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA

The Lumpkin County Library will host a meet-and-greet with University of North Georgia President, Dr. Bonita Jacobs, author of, “UNG The Gold I See! The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus” on Thursday, January 31, from 4-5pm. Copies of Dr. Jacobs’ book will be available for purchase, and she will be available for book-signing.

“UNG The Gold I See! The Legacy of UNG’s Dahlonega Campus” is the first of five children’s books written by Dr. Jacobs, regarding each of the five UNG campuses. It is published by the University of North Georgia Press, and celebrates the history, heritage, and contributions by the college in Lumpkin County.

According to the UNG website the story tells a multi-generational story, “Benjamin Smith, his daughter Jamie, and grandson Tommy each have a different goal during Visitor’s Day at UNG’s Dahlonega Campus. The grandfather wants to recall the memories of his years in the Corps of Cadets. The mother wants to remember her years in the nursing program. And the grandson wants to find UNG Dahlonega’s legendary treasure: the gold hidden somewhere on campus.”

 

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