Past Issues

Summer 2011

On Campus: Janna Gibson


Janna Gobson Janna Gibson is a senior in the College of Education’s Birth Through Five Program who will spend the last month of her college career student teaching in China. How did you first become interested in education? My mom has been teaching elementary school since I was a kid, and I grew up helping…

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The Guest List


Rebecca Beaton (M.S. ’95, Ed.S. ’97, Ph.D. ’00), founder of the Anxiety and Stress Management Institute in Atlanta, shares her top 10 ways to reduce stress. Becky Beaton Pay attention to your self-talk. People tend to focus on the negative in an attempt to survive all the “what ifs” in life, but we end up…

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Sustainable State


Michael Thompson by Carolyn Richardson GSU recognized for getting greener Georgia State recently became a Silver Level member of the Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia within Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources for its commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. GSU is one of only two institutions in the University System of Georgia – the other…

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Class Notes


Class notes are the perfect way to share your news with friends and classmates. Read about your classmates in this issue of GSU Magazine, then share your own news, achievements, accomplishments and photos. Mail your class notes to GSU Magazine, P.O. Box 3983, Atlanta, GA 30302-3983 or e-mail them to winman@gsu.edu. 1960s Kenneth P. Davis (M.A.…

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At Issue: The Democratic Republic of Al Jazeera?


Oft-demonized network drove the coverage of the Arab Spring The Arab Spring has renewed the American public’s interest in the Middle East in large part due to the heroic images and stories coming out of Tunisia and Egypt. Rather than news of al-Qaeda and anti-Americanism, U.S. networks broadcast powerful images live from Cairo reminding us…

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In Memoriam


1950s Howard Carnes (B.B.A. ’57) Atlanta, Ga., April 4, 2011 William Lipscomb Jr. (B.B.A. ’58) Williamsburg, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 Henry Rogers (B.B.A. ’57) Dunwoody, Ga., March 30, 2011 1960s James R. Goodwin (B.B.A. ’61) Marietta, Ga., Jan. 26, 2011 Thomas A. Harris (M.B.A. ’60) Charlotte, N.C., Feb. 27, 2011 James R. Sullivan (B.B.A. ’63) Mexico Beach, Fla., March 3, 2011…

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History 101: GSU’s First Business Dean


George Manners When George Manners became dean of the College of Business in 1947, he worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the college as well as that of the entire university. According to a 2001 article in State of Business Magazine, published by the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Manners was known for his…

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Goal Oriented


GSU’s keeper nets success on and off the pitch Vincent Foermer knows first-hand how formidable it can be to jump from high school in another country to college in the United States. So Foermer, the goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team and a native of Hamburg, Germany, reached out to incoming freshman signee Caolan O’Gorman,…

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