News 2015

Crowdfunding: Make a Direct Impact

Posted On March 27, 2015
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Georgia State has long given supporters the opportunity to direct their gifts to specific schools, departments, and even individual scholarships and professorships. But a new web-based tool is now able to connect donors to worthy causes on a more personal level.

Impact Georgia State is a crowdfunding site, similar to Kickstarter and GoFundMe, devoted… more »

Michio Kaku Speaks

Posted On March 23, 2015
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Michio Kaku, an internationally recognized authority in theoretical physics, will conclude the 2014-15 Distinguished Speaker Series at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2015.

A visionary, his goal is to help complete Einstein’s work on the “theory of everything,” a single equation that could unify the fundamental forces in the universe. Kaku graduated from Harvard… more »

President Becker to Climb Mt. Baker

Posted On February 27, 2015
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Georgia State University’s President Will Climb Washington State’s Mt. Baker with Students This May, Georgia State President Mark Becker and ten students will attempt to climb Mount Baker, a glaciated volcano, in Washington’s North Cascade mountain range.No course credit is being offered for making the ascent, according to Becker.

“The functional objective of this trip… more »

Night at Center for Civil and Human Rights

Posted On February 27, 2015
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Georgia State to Enjoy a Night at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Georgia State University Campus Events invites the university community to purchase discounted tickets for the first Georgia State Night at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, to take place Thursday, March 5, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Student Excels in Angler Fishing Club

Posted On February 6, 2015
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Rolin Finds Her Place in College Fishing When Christi Rolin started watching bass tournaments on TV, she was intrigued. But she noticed something: All the competitors she saw were men.

“It was intimidating because I didn’t see any girls,” said Rolin, 22.

The intimidation factor weighed on her mind before fishing in her first tournament… more »

Student Appointed to the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists

Posted On January 27, 2015
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Georgia State University student appointed to 2015 Society of Professional Journalists – Georgia Pro board of directors

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Ciara Frisbie, sophomore at Georgia State University majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in film and video production, has been appointed to the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists – Georgia board of directors this… more »

Laverne Cox Speaks

Posted On January 26, 2015
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An outspoken transgender advocate, Laverne Cox is the first trans-woman to produce and star in her own television show, TRANSForm Me, appear on the cover of TIME Magazine (June 9, 2014) and be nominated for an EMMY.

She is also the first trans-woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television… more »

Dick Gregory Speaks

Posted On January 7, 2015
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Dick Gregory has been a successful comedian and human rights activist since the 1960′s. Gregory began performing stand-up comedy in the mid-1950’s, and became a headliner at Chicago’s Playboy Club. By 1962, he was selling out nightclubs, recording albums and appearing on television.

Throughout the 1960’s Gregory was active in the civil rights movement. He… more »

Georgia State Student Wins Scholarship

Posted On January 7, 2015
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Georgia State Student a Recipient of MAC’s Mobile Atlanta The scholarship awarded students who demonstrate interest in advancing mobility in Atlanta. The Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) Mobile Atlanta Scholarship Program has awarded four $2,500 scholarships to Georgia college students who have expressed or demonstrated an interest in advancing mobility. Students were selected based on specific… more »