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Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Steve Brogdon Race Winners

Professor Honors Neighbor with Race

Accounting Professor Leisa Marshall greeted her 50th birthday with a pledge to exercise. For inspiration during the spring of 2010, Marshall kept up with the 5K activity of former VSU student Steven Brogdon Jr. and had planned to join him in an upcoming race. She heard from her ambitious mentee in February but not about running; his father, Steven Brogdon Sr., had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. He was 51.

I was a bit shocked, so it took me five days to respond. Given Steven’s age (I was guessing about 25 years old), I was saddened that a person would possibly lose their parent at such a young age,” Marshall said. “I suppose in my desire to help or maybe lack of what to say, I suggested that we organize a 5K for his dad’s benefit. He spoke with his dad, who gave the approval, then I decided that we could do this every year -- pick a family that received a similar diagnosis, and I just went to work, figuring out what I needed to do.”

Pictured above: Leisa Marshall (wearing purple in the second row) and Steve Brogdon Sr. (top row, center, wearing blue) stand with the first and second place winners in all categories.

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COSA's TAP Book Awards


The Council on Staff Affairs invites VSU tap participants to apply for a book award of $100.

Criteria for selection:
Academic achievement, and community service. Past award recipients are eligible to apply. (One award per year).

Application Checklist: Applicants are responsible for submitting all materials to Yvonne Landers in Human Resources. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

  • Online Application and essay (include work experience, school activities, family responsibilities, community service, honors and awards).
  • Transcript (Banner online transcripts are acceptable)

Completed application forms with supplemental materials must be submitted by Monday, August 23. Award recipients will be notified on August 30.

More Information >


Core Curriculum Meeting

Academic Affairs and VSU's General Education Council will host the university's second annual Core Curriculum meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 1:30-3 p.m. in the University Center Magnolia Room.

The GEC will report on the work to address the System's new core curriculum policy, which must be in place at all four-year USG institutions by fall 2011.

After the presentation and discussion of revised learning outcomes, the faculty members in attendence will be asked to vote on the proposed changes as the necessary first step in campus approval. All faculty, whether currently teaching in the core or not, are invited to attend this important meeting.

Read the USG Policy

VSU's Proposed Learning OutcomesSmallHR

Opening of the University

Student Union

Monday, Aug. 9

Opening Convocation: Whitehead Auditorium, 10 a.m.

Faculty/Staff Luncheon: Palms Dining Center, 11:30-2 p.m.

Deans, Directors and Dept. Heads: Powell Hall, 1:30-3 p.m.

Part-time Faculty Orientation: Odum, Rm. 3270, 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 10

College/Department/Division Activities: 8 a.m. - noon

Core Curriculum meeting: UC Magnolia Rm., 1:30-3 p.m.

New Faculty Orientation: UC Theater, 3:15-4:20 p.m.

Orientation: Opportunities Fair and Reception: UC Magnolia Rm 2 & Rose Rm., 4:15-5:20 p.m. (Official VSU Photographs, UC Dogwood Rm).

Wednesday, Aug. 11

New Faculty Orientation: Preparing for Life in the VSU Classroom: Odum Library, 8 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch break: 12:45-2 p.m.

New Faculty Orientation: Preparing for Life in the VSU Classroom: Odum Library, 2-4:45 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Department and Division Activities

Friday, Aug. 13

Department and Division Activities

For full descriptions, go to Academic Affairs