This year I will deliver the State of the University address on October 3, at 3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The entire Georgia State community is invited to this presentation that will include a report on our progress in implementing GSU’s strategic plan, and a brief overview of what you can expect during our Centennial Year in 2013.
This is one of my favorite times of year, as we kick off a new academic year and welcome new and returning students to campus. This semester holds special significance, as we gear up for the launch of our centennial celebration in 2013.
As the semester comes to a close, I invite the entire Georgia State community to join me in recognizing and honoring nearly 4,000 graduates who will celebrate the awarding of their respective degrees this Sunday, May 6, at the Bachelor, Masters and Specialist Commencement Ceremony.
This is the time of year when there are a number of important events around campus to celebrate excellence among our faculty, staff, students and other members of the GSU community.
The weather outside signals that the change of seasons is upon us, and here in Atlanta we know that this means a glorious springtime is on the horizon. It is only a matter of weeks until the azaleas are in bloom and the Georgia landscape is stunningly beautiful.
We are now approximately one year into the implementation of the Georgia State University Strategic Plan for the decade 2011-2021, and the first year has been both active and productive.
Welcome back to campus following what I hope was a restful holiday break filled with joy and anticipation for the New Year. The year 2012 promises to be an exciting one for Georgia State University.
As the semester winds down, and anticipation of a well-deserved break grows stronger, do not forget to take advantage of the host of arts exhibitions and performances, athletic competitions and other events taking place on and around our campus.
I am delighted to announce that the keynote speaker for GSU’s undergraduate, graduate and specialist commencement in December will be Dr. Helene Gayle. Dr. Gayle is the president and chief executive officer of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization based in Atlanta.
With the arrival of October we are well into the semester and the calendar is filled with many campus-wide events, including those organized around Homecoming to welcome alumni and friends back to campus.