Campus archaeological dig
As part of an archaeological dig to uncover the foundations of two noncommissioned officers’ houses, parts of the gravel parking area along Arsenal Avenue will be roped off for intermediate periods during October, beginning Oct. 5. ASU students will be assisting Dr. Jennifer Trunzo, history department, in the excavations as well as former professor Chris Murphy. Emails will update campus about possible lot closings.
Guest artist Alex Murawski, an American Illustrator, will present his artwork in an exhibition titled From the Corner of my Eye, beginning Oct. 8 in the New Space Gallery in Washington Hall. The artist will make a presentation at 3:30 p.m. in 170 University Hall, and a reception will be held at 5 p.m. that evening in the gallery. All events are free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call the Department of Art at 706-667-4888.
ASU professor presents Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman Against the Nazis! Fascism and Feminisms in Comics 1941-1985 will be presented by Dr. Ruth McClelland-Nugent on Friday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. in 170 University Hall. The presentation, presented by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, is part of the celebration of A Day for ASU. Admission is free.
Chemistry and physics department to host meeting
The Department of Chemistry and Physics will host the Southern Atlantic Coast Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers on campus Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17. The keynote speaker will be Professor David J. Griffiths, Reed College. Saturday’s session will begin at 10 a.m. with plenary speaker Dr. Tom Swanson from the U.S. Naval Observatory.
Alcohol Awareness Week
Alcohol Awareness Week will kick off on Monday, Oct. 19. Various events and activities will be held for students throughout the week culminating on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the JSAC Ballroom. The week of events will provide students with information about the effects of alcohol consumption and abuse.
Rock groups appearing at ASU
Details are being confirmed for two rock groups to make a guest appearance at Augusta State on Monday, Oct. 19. The groups, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way, will be performing with Shinedown later that evening at 95Rock’s anniversary show at the Bell Auditorium. The free performance will be held in the JSAC Ballroom, with the time pending at this time. Sick Puppies currently has the number one single on the Billboard chart, You’re Going Down. The three-man Australian band is best known for All the Same, which was adopted for the “hugs” campaign. It can be heard on Youtube. Adelitas Way’s single, Invincible, became the theme song for the weekly World Wresting Entertainment Superstars show. The acoustic show will be an opportunity for the bands to meet and perform a couple of numbers before the evening’s performance. Call public relations at 706-737-1444 or student activities at 706-737-1610 for more information.
The ASU Opera Ensemble will present scenes from an operatic repertoire on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre. Admission is free to students, faculty, and staff with a valid JagCard. For more information, call the box office at 706-667-4100.
Reese Library awarded books
The Nippon Foundation has awarded the Reese Library with one hundred books as part of the foundation’s book donation project, 100 Books for Understanding Contemporary Japan. Valued at $4,000, these books will cover various topics that include Japanese foreign policy, business and management, society, culture, film and animation, literature, and history. For more information, call the Reese Library at 706-737-1745.
ASU professor to present paper on human rights
Wendy Turner, history, will be presenting a paper titled Human rights, Royal rights and the Mentally Disabled in Late Medieval England in an online conference for Blackwell’s History Compass Journal Conference on Human Rights. The conference is free and all faculty are invited to attend. Registration for the free event may be made at http://compassconference.wordpress.com
Game date changed
Augusta State’s Peach Belt Conference basketball doubleheader at USC Aiken, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 2, has been moved to Monday, Jan. 25 in the USCA Convocation Center, according to Peach Belt Conference and USC Aiken officials. The schedule adjustment means the Jaguars and Pacers will play a home-and-home series just nine days apart with the second installment of the rivalry taking place at Christenberry Field House on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The ASU men’s basketball squad opens its 2009-10 season with an exhibition vs. Aiken Tech on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Christenberry Field House, while the Lady Jaguars travel to Birmingham, Ala., for an exhibition on Sunday Nov. 8.
2009-2010 University System of Georgia Monthly Faculty Development Series
The 2009-2010 University System of Georgia Monthly Faculty Development Series addresses some of the strategic professional development needs of faculty and staff. All sessions will be held at the Athens location of the USG Office of Information & Instructional Technology. Registration is free, and lunch is included.
- Oct. 16—Free Instructional Resources for USG Faculty, Mike Rogers, Marie Lasseter, Ginger Durham, and Mark Johnson, Instructional Designand Development, USG Office of Faculty Affairs
- Nov. 13—Responsible Conduct in Research. David Lee, Regina Smith, Robert Scott, and Jessica Orbock, University of Georgia
- Jan. 22, 2010—Incivility, Inattention, and Multitasking! Oh My! – Creating Effective Learning Environments for the Millennial Learner, Christy Price, Dalton State College
- Feb. 19, 2010—Teaching With Clickers: Engaging Students with Classroom Response Systems, Derek Bruff, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
- Mar. 26, 2010—The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning: What, Why, How and Who? Laura Regassa, Lorraine Gilpin, Laura Frost, Trent Maurer, and Judith Longfield, Georgia Southern University
- April 23, 2010—Assessing Global Learning, Caryn Musil and Kevin Hovland, AAC&U Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives
- Online registration for each workshop is available at http://www.usg.edu/faculty_affairs/workshops/category/academic_year_2009-2010/
New USG Core Curriculum Policy on BOR Agenda
The new USG Core Curriculum Policy has been placed on the agenda for the Oct. 13-14, 2009, meeting of the Board of Regents. In response to feedback from the Regents and in keeping with the spirit of the proposal, the policy has been slightly modified. The version to be considered may be found at http://core.usg.edu/
Physical Facilities and Safety Committee seeks input
The charge of the Physical Facilities and Safety Committee is to make recommendations on university policies concerning public safety, traffic appeals and regulations, and issues with existing physical facilities as well as to review proposals for renovation and construction projects. The committee represents faculty, staff, and students. Anyone with concerns or suggestions on these topics are asked to forward them to Lynda Lotz, sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org.