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2010 Faculty/Staff Campaign a success
The 2010 Faculty/Staff Campaign raised $48,116 towards the SPSU Foundation’s Annual Fund. A total of 240 faculty and staff participated in the campaign, as compared to 211 last year.
Departmental incentive winners included the Division of Information Technology for donating the highest dollar amount, Construction Management for being the first academic department to reach 100 percent participation, and the University Police for being the first non-academic department to reach 100 percent participation. Four other departments also reached 100 percent participation during the campaign – student enrollment services, ECET, auxiliary services and advancement.
Campaign chairs this year included Prof. Lance Crimm of the Division of Engineering for the faculty, and Admissions Director Gary Bush for the staff.
The SPSU Foundation thanks everyone who contributed this year and appreciates the support of the entire campus.
Faculty member publishes papers on Building Information Model
Dr. Pavan Meadati, an assistant professor in the Construction Management Department, recently had two papers about the Building Information Model (BIM) as a teaching tool published in the construction industry. The BIM helps students to discover their own strengths and weaknesses in their learning style and how they can make improvements.
Meadati’s first paper, “BIM and RFID Integration – A Pilot Study,” was published in the Proceedings of Second International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries 2010, which was held in Cairo, Egypt. The other, called “BIM – A Knowledge Repository,” was published in the Proceedings of the 46th Associated Schools of Construction Annual International Conference held at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass.
12th Annual SPSU Authors' Reception
Electronic copies of articles can be emailed to Joyce Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies of all texts should be delivered to C-106.
On Wed., Oct. 20, SPSU will hold its 12th annual Authors’ Reception in the Johnson Library Rotunda from 12:00-12:50 p.m. This is an opportunity for students, staff, faculty and administrators to showcase their published works, including articles, books, proceedings, poetry, fiction, textbooks or other works. New faculty and staff also will be participating with works published prior to their arrival at SPSU.
Lady Hornets basketball season starts in November
It’s less than a month until the women’s 2010-2011 basketball season at SPSU begins, and Coach Laquanda Dawkins couldn’t be more excited. She gives us a preview on what to expect from the Lady Hornets this season.
“I’m blessed and excited to be a part of the Southern Poly family and am looking forward to helping build on the program’s success,” she said. “I’m ready for the season to start now and am looking forward to having the women’s basketball team compete and work hard and make the team’s goal a reality.” Dawkins joins the team following a stellar 30-5 regular season in 2009-2010, and the team's advancement to the second round of the 2010 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship.
The season begins with the Brewton-Parker Classic on Nov. 5-6, against Voorhees College in Denmark, S.C., and Edward Water College in Mount Vernon, Ga. The first home game will be at 6 p.m. on Nov. 19 against Auburn-Montgomery University. You can view the Lady Hornets’ full season schedule HERE.
A preview of the Runnin' Hornets' upcoming basketball season
About to begin his sixth season at SPSU, men’s basketball head coach Jeff Jones is preparing the Runnin’ Hornets for another excellent year. Jones was named the SSAC Men’s Coach of the Year, and he led the team in finishing second in the nation in offensive rebounding for the 2009-2010 season and ranking as high as 8th in the country.
The 2010-2011 season will kick off against Mount Vernon’s Trinity College on Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. The first home game will be against Reinhardt College on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. The full season schedule can be found HERE.
Clothesline Project calls attention to domestic/relationship violence
SPSU recently played host to the Clothesline Project, a National Domestic Violence Awareness Month event in which women and children affected by violence and their loved ones are helped to express their emotions by decorating tee shirts. The Clothesline Project was launched in Massachusetts in 1990.
For days, the lobby of the Student Center was adorned with lines of decorated shirts with empowering phrases such as, “From my tears – a new beginning,” “I am more than what you did to me,” and “A survivor forever,” representing the feelings of women and children who have been affected in some way by domestic and relationship violence. The display, coordinated by the SPSU Career and Counseling Center, was intended to raise awareness of the extent of the problems created by violence against women and children.
A candlelight vigil was also held on Oct. 4 at the Globe to pay respect to the survivors and victims of domestic violence.
Volume 3, Issue
October 13, 2010
Wed., Oct. 13
• Seasonal flu vaccine clinic, $20 cash or check, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Recreation & Wellness Center lobby
• Faculty Advisor Training, Part 2 of Session 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., TBA
• SPSU Fall Career Expo, featuring more than 40 employers seeking student interns, co-op students and full-time employees, 12-4 p.m., Student Center Ballroom
• Lecture on “The Role of Higher Education in the Fight Against Poverty in Africa” by Dr. Paul K. Fokam, president and founder of PKFokam Institute of Excellence, Cameroon’s University of Excellence, 12 p.m., Student Center Theater
Thurs., Oct. 14
• Teaching Brown Bag (no set agenda), 12-1 p.m., H-202
Sat., Oct. 16
• Open House for prospective undergraduate SPSU students, 9 a.m.-
3 p.m., Student Center Ballroom
• Soccer game vs. Lee University, 3 p.m., Nuesoft Technologies Field
Mon., Oct. 18
• Brown Bag on the 2010 Midterm Elections, sponsored by the political science faculty, 12-1 p.m., J-130
• CSE Colloquium: “Graphic Visualization of International Issues Using Keyhole Modeling Language (KML),” 4-5:15 p.m., K-381
Wed., Oct. 20
• Annual Author’s Reception, 12-12:50 p.m., Library Rotunda
• Goat Night, 6 p.m., Student Center Theater
Sat., Oct. 23
• Conclusion of the Georgia Boosting Engineering, Science & Technology (BEST) robotics competition, schedule TBA, Gymnasium
Tues., Nov. 9
• First home game of the Runnin’ Hornets men’s basketball team versus Reinhardt College, 7:30 p.m., Gymnasium
Tues., Nov. 19
• First home game of the Lady Hornets basketball team versus Auburn-Montgomery University, 6 p.m., Gymnasium