Welcome back to campus. The spring semester begins with new student orientation on Friday, Jan. 6. Registration for the semester will be held Jan. 9-10. The first day of classes for the spring semester will be Wednesday, Jan. 11. Schedule adjustment will be held Jan. 11-13. For more information, call the office of Admissions at 706-737-1632.
ROTC to participate in Augusta Museum event
ROTC will furnish the color guard for the opening of the Second Annual Jimmie Dyess Symposium, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Augusta Museum of History. The symposium recognizes this native Augustan’s courage as both a citizen and a soldier of the United States and identifies others who have shown similar valor or made civic contributions above and beyond the call of duty. One of the two honorees of this year’s symposium will be the Honorable D. Douglas Barnard, Jr., alumnus of the university. The free event will begin at 5 p.m. in the museum’s rotunda.
MLK Day Celebration
The annual celebration honoring the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held on Friday, Jan. 13, at noon at Paine College’s Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel. Sylvia Russell, president of AT&T Georgia, will be the guest speaker. This free event is a collaborative effort of Augusta State University, Augusta Technical College, Georgia Health Sciences University, and Paine College. For more information, call ASU’s Office of Public Relations and Publications at 706-737-1444.
CURS accepting applications
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) is accepting applications for student speakers to present at its monthly Student Research Brown Bag Seminars for the spring 2012 semester.
CURS is interested in receiving applications from all disciplines and departments for faculty-led student research, scholarship, and creative activity. For more information regarding the Brown Bag Seminars as well as the spring schedule, guidelines for submission, and online application form, go to http://www.aug.edu/curs/bb-guidelines.php. For examples of previously accepted abstracts, go to http://www.aug.edu/curs/bb-abstracts.php. Electronic submission of applications is encouraged; applications are due by Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
For questions about the application process, contact Dr. Andy Hauger, CURS chair, at email@example.com, or any CURS member.
President’s Reading Group
President Bloodworth will hold a reading and discussion group on the challenges and future of higher education on six consecutive Monday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m., Jan. 30 until March 5, 2012. The primary reading for the group will be Christensen and Eyring’s The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out (Jossey Bass, 2011). Readings also will include excerpts from other books and articles as well as some internet material. Each participant will receive a copy of The Innovative University.
The only requirements for the members of the group are full-time employment at ASU, an interest in the subject, and a willingness to read. To join the group, which is limited to 14 participants, email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The group will meet in the President’s Conference Room in Rains Hall.
Data Privacy Month
The month of January has been designated as Data Privacy Month by Educause. To find out more, go to http://www.educause.edu/blog/vvogel/JanuaryisDataPrivacyMonthFreeW/242852