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Fall 2014

The Redemption of ‘Jags’


More than a decade ago, when Georgia State head football coach Trent Miles and offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski were young, tireless upstarts trying to carve out a name and a living on the Green Bay Packers’ staff, Miles would spend the night on the beat-up couch in Jagodzinksi’s office. Jeff Jagodzinski “We were the young…

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From the President


Georgia State has a long history of partnerships that benefit the university, Atlanta and the state. There are hundreds of links among the university, its colleges and schools and organizations that are crucial to a vital and vibrant community, and to providing extraordinary experiential learning opportunities for students. The College of Law, for example, has…

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History and ‘Hate Ashbury’


Kristina Graves was sure she was mistaken. She was in the arena at the Yaraab Shriners Temple on Ponce de Leon Avenue, cheering on the Atlanta Rollergirls, the local flat-track roller derby team, and from her trackside seat she could have sworn she recognized one of the skaters zipping by. That looks just like Dr. Brattain!

Entrepreneurial Eats


The business of healthy living keeps Marisa Moore busy. Very busy. As one of just 30 registered dieticians who are spokespeople for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Moore is in constant demand. She’s a regular contributor to HLN, CNN, the Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal- Constitution, Food…

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Lifelong Learners


For all of its 100 years, Georgia State has been a destination for what college admissions offices call the non-traditional student, those who hold down jobs, have kids or went to work after high school, then decided on college later in life. Or, in some cases, such as with the 205 students at Georgia State…

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A Healthy Gift


When it comes to hard work and dedication, Ken Lewis (B.A. ’69) had a superior role model in his late mother Byrdine. A divorced mother of two, she supported her family with a career as a bedside nurse that lasted 46 years.Byrdine Lewis’ name has graced Georgia State’s nursing school since her son made a…

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A New Earth


As 2008 was drawing to a close, Andy Hickman was successful but not satisfied, and he wasn’t sure why. He was co-owner of a company he had started in order to escape the corporate cubicle world he found so stifling, and he was making plenty of money. He knew he didn’t want to keep working…

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The Science of Fat


1982: Jane Fonda’s Workout Video was released and would go on to become the top-grossing home video of all time. “Introducing Diet Coke” was the commercial jingle in everyone’s head that announced the zero-calorie soft drink’s arrival on the market. And fitness celebrity Richard Simmons hosted a top-rated talk show. Fitness was in fashion, but Americans just kept getting fatter. In the 1980s, Americans underwent their greatest weight gain in recorded history. And we haven’t taken the weight off since.