The Business of the Movie Business
Simon Kornblit, former executive vice president and head of Worldwide Marketing for Universal Pictures in Hollywood, will be the guest speaker on Tuesday, April 1, at 2:30 p.m. in N124 Allgood Hall. Mr. Kornblit, who was responsible for marketing such films as Jurassic Park, Field of Dreams, Back to the Future, Cape Fear, and more, will discuss The Business of the Movie Business. For more information, call the Department of Communications and Professional Writing at 706-729-2416.
Spring Break will be observed the week of April 7-11. Campus offices will be open. Classes will not be held during that week.
The Centro Educativo Savannah River Area
An informational session about The Centro Educativo Savannah River Social Cost-Benefit Analysis will be held on Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in E157 Allgood Hall. For more information, call the Department of English and Foreign Languages at 706-737-1500.
As part of the Arsenal Speaker Series hosted by the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, a panel will discuss The Perfect Professor: Defining the Consummate Academic on Wednesday, April 23, at noon in the JSAC Coffeehouse. Panelists will include Debbie Van Tuyll, communications and professional writing, Brigitte Ziobrowski, Hull College of Business, and Judi Wilson, teacher education. Refreshments will be served.
U.S. Congressional Forum
Paul Broun and other members of the Science and Technology Committee will hold a Congressional Forum to discuss border security on Friday, April 4, from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom. The discussion will include a panel of government, industry, and academic experts. Part of the dialogue will focus on legislative efforts in the House of Representatives to improve U.S. border security. Specifically, the panel will discuss H.R. 3916, a bill introduced by Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX) that was cosponsored by Congressman Broun. The bill expands on current border patrol efforts by focusing on the development of technologies to improve our border patrol agents’ ability to detect and prevent drug traffickers and terrorists, as well as other people attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. The briefing is open to the public.
Lady Jags Head Resigns
Head women’s basketball coach Greg Wilson resigned on March 21 to accept a position with the Greater Augusta Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Wilson took the Lady Jags to a 20-10 record this season. In the interim, second year assistant coach Allison Nichols has been appointed coach while a search committee conducts a national search for the position.
Jeanine Burse, biology, is participating in the Displaced Faculty Program funded by the Ford Foundation. Under the grant, The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education and its strategic partner, the University of South Carolina, are piloting a program for faculty who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina from the Gulf Coast region's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The program will pilot a transition fellowship, conduct research, and produce a report on the impact of faculty displaced by Katrina and its impact on higher education, regionally and nationally, and implement FACNet (Faculty Network), a web-based resource service to assist faculty in reconnecting with higher education and their institutions.
Lillie Johnson, chair and professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, was presented with the 2008 FLAG Presidential Certificate Award. Dr. Johnson was selected for the award because of her demonstrated genuine personal and professional commitment to foreign languages as an essential component of a university curriculum. She also has been a strong advocate for foreign languages at ASU in the community by providing support, funding, and guidance to expand the foreign language program.
Jason Trefil, electrical shop, was selected as a semi-finalist for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia, honors excellence, academics, and leadership among the state's technical college students. GOAL winners are selected in each of the state's 33 technical colleges as well as the four Board of Regents colleges with technical education divisions. GOAL winners from each campus will compete in May, and one will be named as the statewide GOAL winner. The state GOAL winner becomes the student ambassador for the Technical College System of Georgia and receives a grand prize of a new car. Mr. Trefil joined ASU in December 2007.
Jasper Cooke, ASU’s Director of Public Safety, has been elected treasurer of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Inc. (IACLEA) for 2008-09. As treasurer, he will chair the board’s Finance Committee and will be responsible for overseeing IACLEA’s funds and records. Mr. Cooke has more than 27 years of campus public safety experience in Georgia. He started his career at Augusta College in 1981 and was the assistant director when he left in 1992 to assume a similar position at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville. He became the director of Public Safety at Columbus State University in 1997 and returned to Augusta State University in 2000. He is currently responsible for Police and Parking services at Augusta State University. He has been active in the Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, serving as president in 1993-94, and from 1998-2004. He served the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police as a district vice president.
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