Building for the Future

President Mark P. Becker

Nearly everywhere I go, I am reminded of the impact Georgia State University has on the Atlanta community and far beyond. In this issue, follow the remarkable story of a GSU professor and a student who teamed up to use technology to make the history of the Georgia Capitol building – just a short walk from our campus – come alive for the thousands of visitors who pass through the Gold Dome every year. History professor Tim Crimmins and Chris Escobar, a graduate student in the Department of Communication, created an application for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad full of multimedia content that brings the building’s rich history to life. You’ll also spend time with GSU’s gurus of business etiquette. Housed in the Robinson College of Business, the Department of Marketing’s Business Communications program teaches the do’s and don’ts of communication in the workplace, and how this information is directly applicable in the real world. Finally, you’ll meet Ken and Georganne Honeycutt, who recently created an ongoing fellowship for doctoral students in GSU’s Neuroscience Institute. You’ll learn how their generous gift is helping students make cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience, and how a GSU family connection made it all possible. On our campus and far beyond, GSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and supporters are making a difference, and this issue is a salute to them all. Sincerely, Mark P. Becker