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STATEMENT S n o c a M January 10, 2011

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Volume 42, Issue 9

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In Memorium By Norma Jean Perkins Editor-in-Chief

Macon State College is a community comprised of students, faculty and staff. As a community, we share many hours in class, on campus and in the Student Life Center. Sometimes there are individuals we only meet during a class. They make us laugh, give us pause to think about an issue we hadn’t considered before or, they give a smile or kind word when we least expect it. The purpose of this column is to recognize students, faculty or staff that passed away during the previous year. As a community we want to acknowledge people that have perhaps crossed our paths at MSC and are no longer with us. Steven R. Greenhill 12/20/1986 – 12/11/2010 Senior - Psychology Angela “Bo” Sandifer 5/18/1965 – 6/26/2010 Major: Business Administration Justin Dean Yeomans 4/5/1987 – 11/28/2010 Major: General Studies

The line was long for students to purchase their books for the Spring Semester

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MSC has a new Tobacco Policy effective January 1, 2011 Staff Reports

On Dec. 17, 2010, Lynn McCraney, Dean of Students, sent the following email addressing the implementation of the new Macon State College Policy: In November, all members of the Macon State College community were invited to participate in an online survey regarding tobacco use on campus. 1,586 individuals participated in the survey. 82% of participants were students. The overwhelming majoring of participants (72%) indicated their support for a campus-wide policy that permits the use of tobacco and tobacco products only in designated areas on campus. As such, please review the Macon State College Tobacco Policy as printed below. Thank you for your participation in the survey and for the many comments and questions we received during this process. We believe this policy is fair and meets the needs of all Macon State College students, faculty and staff. Macon State College Tobacco Policy I. Purpose Macon State College is committed to the health and well being of our faculty, staff, students, guests, and community. Research has shown that tobacco products present health risks and are debilitating to some individuals. Through the tobacco policy, Macon State College strives to maintain

the well being of the campus community while considering the needs of individuals who use tobacco products. II. Scope This policy applies to all persons on any Macon State Campus including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. III. General A. Tobacco and tobacco products are defined in accordance with Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated. B. The use of tobacco and tobacco products is prohibited in all campus buildings, including residence halls, as well as in all vehicles owned, leased or rented by the College. Tobacco use is also prohibited within 50 feet, approximately 20 paces, of the main entrance to all campus buildings; including residence halls with the exception of College designated smoking areas. C. College designated smoking areas are as follows: • Jones Building, PSC/ Conference Center - Rear NW Corner • Administration Building East Side of Building • Student Life Center - NE Corner of Building • HSS Building - NW Side of Building • College Station - East Side of Complex • Sciences Annex/Learning Support/Library - Center Court

Gazebo • Plant Operations - South of Main Bldg. • Oak Hall (WRC) - Southside of Building • Academic Services/Thomas Hall (WRC) - Center Courtyard D. Distribution and advertisements of tobacco products on campus are prohibited. E. Organizers and attendees at public events using Macon State College facilities, such as conferences, meetings, public lectures, athletic events, social and cultural events will be required to abide by the College’s Smoking Policy. Organizers of such events are responsible for communicating and enforcing this policy. F. In an effort to support those who wish to quit using tobacco products, the College will present a variety of tobacco cessation and other health-related programs, as deemed appropriate and supported by available budgets. Such initiatives may include: informational programs to support a tobacco free lifestyle; employee access to available services through the College’s health insurance program; health information and cessation assistance for students through the Health Clinic. IV. Compliance A. Macon State College is a community of individuals who choose to live and work together in a cooperative environment. In accordance with

our principles and practices, enforcement of the policy rests with every individual in our community. It is the responsibility of all community members to respectfully request that those who smoke abide by the policy and for those individuals to respectfully comply. B. It is understood that for a variety of reasons voluntary compliance does not always occur. Public Safety Officers will assist with enforcement by levying a citation to those found in noncompliance. Officers have the discretion to issue warnings to first offenders. C. Frequent disregard of this policy may result in additional discipline actions under the appropriate Student, Faculty, and Employee Handbooks. V. This policy will become effective January 1, 2011. Please contact the Department of Public Safety for questions regarding this policy.


EDITORIALS & OPINIONS

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UN attack helicopter. This noir thriller travels from the relative calm of A review of Bernhard southern France to the Schlink’s The Gordian busy streets of New York Knot By Nic Bell City, all the way to the West Coast cool of San Francisco. Georg must distinguish who can be trusted and who cannot, where he is safest and how he can clear his name. Schlink writes in the classic noir style that only adds to the suspense of Georg’s predicaments. Espionage is more than just The novel stresses the James Bond and a license indomitable will of the to kill. Bernhard Schlink, human spirit, but what New York Times bestselling may be a more accurate author of The Reader, description is something highlights a different form that this novel brings to of international espionage light quite clearly; what a in his newest novel person is willing and able The Gordian Knot. The to do when your back is Gordian Knot is about a against the wall. Schlink German translator, Georg takes a long time to set up Polger, who becomes the main premise of this intertwined with what he novel. The book is divided believes to be a elaborate into three parts or acts. web of lies involving his Having been translated translation agency, his from the German original, girlfriend, Russians and the text sometimes classified plans of a new becomes muddled and hard

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to understand but Schlink does a very good job of being descriptive to set up the overall story. As was said earlier, Schlink takes a while to develop the initial story, but this has more to do with introducing characters than it does with poor pacing. Admittedly, it took a while for me to get into the novel initially, but when the action began to pickup, the novel was hard to put down. Schlink provides an atmosphere that is both ominous and

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bleak, and these themes run throughout the novel. While this novel is billed as a neo-noir espionage thriller, it is much deeper than cloak and dagger. It is as much about the human element as it is about shady Russians. Georg begins living a life full of backward glances and second-guessing, and not only is that inconvenient, it’s also extremely sad. To live in a world where no one can be trusted is a lonely existence, and in this extreme isolation Georg finds out who he really is and what he is really made of. Beginning in New York City, Georg begins to uncover the nefarious situations that he finds himself in. Through perseverance and strength of will Georg begins to formulate a plan that not only incriminates his adversaries, but also extorts them as well. The title of the novel is an apt description of the events that occur in the

under any circumstance, withhold names. Please address all correspondence to Letter to the Editor at editor@maconstatement. com. Where current events are concerned, priority will be given to those letters written by students, faculty, and staff of Macon State College. DISCLAIMER: The Macon Statement is the recognized student newspaper of Macon State College and is published biweekly (Mondays) during fall and spring semesters. Opinions and ideas expressed in the student

book. In Greek myth the Gordian knot was an impossible knot that bound an ox cart to a pillar. It was prophesied that whoever could untie the knot would go on to conquer Asia. Many tried and failed until Alexander the Great came to the knot. He sliced through the knot with his sword, severing the cords and freeing the cart. Alexander The Great later went on to conquer much of Asia. His bold move proved to be a fantastic solution, rather than trying to unravel the knot by hand. Much like Alexander The Great, Georg made a bold move. This bold move worked in Georg’s favor, proving that bold action may be the best course of action rather than trying to slowly unravel the problem at hand. This novel has many elements of a classic hardboiled detective noir film, but it also contains

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ON CAMPUS

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Caroliteroke Mixes Holiday Tunes and Creative Writing By Kelly Geeslin Staff Writer

Caroliteroke, an offshoot event of the previously held Literoke, was held at the Golden Bough Bookstore on Dec.

to participate. Even if people did not want to go up on stage, they could participate by filling out anonymous

listeners feel guilty about how much they have but that it is ironic how a band that has so much money is asking listeners to feel guilty about having the money that they have. Other performers included: Angel Collins, giving her take on The Temptations version of “Silent Night;” Tom Pender, who did his take on Elton John’s “Ho! Ho!

which is the point of Literoke, to ruin it for everyone who hears it then on,” said Pender jokingly-, which was the tone of the evening. The event was closed by a few songs by MSC history major, Mike Collins and one of his fellow band members from their band Backcity Woods, Nathan Garret. Darnell commented

Photo by Kelly Geeslin Heatherly Darnell introduces MSC professor, Dr. Steven Wallace with his take on “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” as performed by charity supergroup Band Aid.

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Crossroads Creative Group, which is best known for putting on the yearly Crossroads Writers Conference in Macon, set up the Literoke event

survey questions on some of the best and worst Christmas experiences, which were then read aloud and joked about by the Master of Ceremony, Heatherly Darnell, for

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film, but it also contains many other qualities that reach many different demographics. Believe it or not, this novel does contain a love story, though admittedly it is hastily put together. Altogether, this novel is action and adventure, love, and drama all in one. It makes one think about what is usually taken for granted, relationships and trust. Most importantly this novel makes you realize how easily a person’s life can be turned upside down, and by what means someone is willing to regain their life. Just like the myth of the Gordian knot, slowly trying to work through a problem may not be the best solution.

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Ho! (Who’d Be a Turkey at Christmas);” Chris Horne, who did his take on Weird Al Yankovic “Christmas at Ground Zero.” Darnell also performed, doing her take on Destiny’s Child “Do You Hear What I Hear?” “I think we all did our own particular interpretation of a song,

on the evening saying, “It kind of encourages everyone to actually listen to the songs and actually look into the history of it and get your own interpretation of it.” Darnell said that she hopes that Caroliteroke will become a new annually held holiday event.

Photo by Kelly Geeslin Tom Pender reads his composition on Elton John’s “Ho! Ho! Ho! (Who’d Be a Turkey at Christmas)”.

entertainment between performances. Darnell struck up joking conversation with the audience about Christmas time festivities, causing laughter and further joking amongst the audience. Macon State faculty member, Steven Wallace Ph. D., was among the performers with his own take on Bob Geldoff’s “Do They Know What Time It Is?” as sung by the charity-raising group, Band Aid. Wallace commented on how the song makes

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Fortune favors the bold.

Photo by Kelly Geeslin Angel Collins describes an imagined family tradition arising from the song “Silent Night” as sung by The Temptations.

on Nov. 11 in order to encourage a creative combination of music and writing. The event was so successful that Macon Arts Alliance curator, Heatherly Darnell, decided to create a Christmas version of the event for the holidays. Those in attendance snacked on Christmas treats and drank coffee while listening to performers give their own perspectives on popular carols in spoken verse, while the score played in the background. Audience members were encouraged

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Photo by Kelly Geeslin Chris Horne gives his own take on Weird Al Yankovic’s “Christmas at Ground Zero”.

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FEATURE

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Macon State’s Blue Storm Cheer Club Cheer Club Roster

Photo by Maryann Bates

Gold Team Courtney Bobbitt Allyson Brown Heather-ann Coleman Ashley Holliday Kaitlyn Jones Melissa Middlebrooks Jeffreia Moreland Joya Parris Jessica Karvelis Nicole Lasseigne Tiffany Pearson-Kilgore Dawn Robertson Haley Schimming Chelsea Shelton Kayla Shockley Ashley Turner

Ashley Holliday Ashley is the president of Macon State’s Blue Storm Cheer Club

Blue Team Alyssia Anderson Courtney Bobbitt Allyson Brown Acakia Burgher Heather-ann Coleman Breanna Gray Ashley Holliday Jessica Karvelis Nicole Lasseigne Shakale Lavelle Jazzmin Maddox Jeffreia Moreland Tiffany Person-Kilgore Joya Parris Chelsea Shelton Kayla Shockley Ashley Turner Asia Whitehead Courtney Williams

Macon State’s Blue Storm Soccer Club Spring 2011 Schedule

Women’s Soccer Team Roster Team is currently in development, please contact: Kristi Kemp (Bowen) @ Kristi.kemp@maconstate.edu Elizabeth Robins @ beachiebabe20@gmail.com Ana Carolina Silva Freire @ ana.silvafreire@maconstate.edu             "#!"'  "&+ "($" 

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Photo by Chris Tsavatewa Dean Yeomans (yellow shirt) and Kyle Jones (white shirt) practice their kicks and defense for soccer.

(Dress Appropriately for Tryout and Bring MSC ID) Tues – Feb 1st – 3rd Tryout Date and Team Practice (@ 4 PM) (Dress Appropriately for Tryout and Bring MSC ID) Sat – Feb 5th – vs.           @ Home 2PM Fri – Feb 11th – vs. Georgia Southern University @ Home – 6 PM Sat – Feb 19th vs. Mercer University Soccer Club @ Mercer – 2 PM Feb. 25-27th – FSU Men’s Soccer Invitational Tournament @ FSU March - Round Robin with Mercer and KSU – TBD        

Photo by Chris Tsavatewa Andrew Intaphan (blue shirt) prepares to kick a goal against Dean Yeomans (yellow shirt).


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For More Information on MSC’s Sports Check Them Out At: www.bluestorm.maconstate.edu J.P. Mitchell Mitchell is the president of Macon State’s Blue Storm Baseball Club.

EJ Rose EJ is the president of Macon State’s Blue Storm Basketball Club

Club presidents’ photos by Maryann Bates

Phil Cao Phil is the president of the Macon State’s Blue Storm Tennis Club

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ON CAMPUS

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Robins AFB Selects Macon State Students for Co-op Program

MSC News Bureau

Robins Air Force Base has selected 17 Macon State College students to participate in the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) during spring semester 2011. Through the program, which began in 2004, some of Macon State’s top students, mostly business majors, are hired to work part-time in various RAFB directorates while they finish their bachelor’s degrees. If they perform well, the students could be eligible for full-time employment at Robins upon graduation. The students and their cities of residence are:

inside the structure, they are converted to longerwave infrared heat energy. Infrared waves cannot pass back through the glass and are thus trapped within the compartment, whether it is a building, an automobile or a greenhouse. According to Knowles, this effect, in the construction industry, is known as heat gain or heat load, which must be overcome by the building’s cooling system in order to maintain a comfortable indoor environment. Levine led the group upstairs to an unfinished second-floor classroom where they were shown the various roughed-in systems, such as heating and air conditioning, lighting, power and data. Soundproofing and noise mitigation systems were visible through the unfinished walls and discussed by the group’s hosts. An L-shaped sound baffle was visible near the room’s ventilation ducts. This device exploits the physical nature longitudinal waves of sound by coating the 90-degree turn of the chamber with sound abating material. Since longitudinal sound waves cannot negotiate the turn after being absorbed by the insulating material, noise is virtually stopped in its exit from the room. This reduces room-to-room

Melissa Adams, Macon; Carl B. Allen, Warner Robins; Marian Brewer, Byron; Henry Burnam, Kathleen; Stephanie Duckworth, Kathleen; Maria Givens, Warner Robins; Wesley C. Maske, Byron; April Nall, Warner Robins; Ashley Nolan, Bonaire; Jaimie Pearson, Macon; Lindsey Rambo, Bonaire; Samantha Scott, Warner Robins; Todd Stimus, Perry; Marie Thompson, Warner Robins; Lindsey

Tribble, Warner Robins; Kimberly Waddleton, Macon; Crystal White, Warner Robins. More than 100 Macon State students attended RAFB information sessions about the SCEP program in October 2010. Of those students, 55 submitted applications for the positions available. Since the program began a total of 229 Macon State students have been hired as part of

Photo by Glen Stone Students learned about various technologies incorporated into the construction of this new classroom.

noise as well as disruptive sounds that may travel between hallways and classrooms. The modular power and data capabilities incorporated into the design of the classrooms in this facility will enable Macon State’s future teachers to experience teaching in a dynamic environment. Instructors will be able to arrange classroom furniture into any number of configurations, simulating nearly any possible layout that School of Education graduates might encounter for years to come. Data connections in the floor, away from walls, will make access to technology easier to incorporate into classroom activities. Architect intern Grant Robinson showed the locations of these connector panels in the

floor of the classroom where the group stood, as well as those of the room above, which were mounted in the ceiling and exposed to the view of the group below. In an effort to incorporate energy-saving features into the design of the new structure, natural light from the north-facing glass is allowed to pass through the rooms and into the interior corridors. This is accomplished by the use of “light walls” on the interior sides of rooms along the north face of the building. Knowles and Levine discussed this and other “green” features of the new design. As the tour continued, the students and faculty members were escorted downstairs to the main mechanical room. The prominent fixture in this large, unfinished

SCEP. Of these students, approximately 150 have been or will be converted to full-time employment status. Base officials see the co-op program as a major component in helping replenish its professional workforce. Robins estimates that nearly half of its workforce will be eligible for retirement within a few years. Macon State students interested in learning more about the co-op program may email Dr. Linda Cooper at linda. cooper@maconstate.edu or visit www.maconstate. edu/business and click on SCEP (Robins Co-op). hub of mechanical and electrical technology was the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Knowles described the system that would produce a constant temperature-humidity environment that would not only provide human comfort but also serve as a deterrent to mold and mildew growth. He added that the smart technologies incorporated into the building’s climate control could take advantage of outside air, when outdoor temperatures and humidity levels were within certain ranges. The enormous plenum chamber (air duct) would provide a path for high-velocity, conditioned air that would flow throughout the building. Knowles went on to describe the chilled water system that originates at the Plant Maintenance center on the west campus and distributes cooling water through underground piping systems. He showed the group an access tunnel under the new building that housed the black iron pipes that carry this cold cargo. The technical tour provided the students with practical applications of the scientific topics represented in their coursework. Equipped with real-world ideas that could soon prove valuable in their future teaching endeavors, several students commented on the experience.

Search Committee Named Staff Reports Regent Mansfield Jennings, the chair of the Special Regents’ Search Committee, Regent Bob Hatcher, vice-chair, and Robert Watts, University System of Georgia (USG) chief operating officer, gave the newly appointed Macon State College (MSC) Campus Presidential Search and Screen Committee its charge as they begin the national search for the next president. The eleven-member Presidential Search and Screen Committee will develop a position description, place announcements in appropriate national media and conduct on-campus interviews. Members of the Presidential Search and Screen Committee are as follows: Dr. Barry Monk (search committee chair), chair, Department of Math and Computer Science; Dr. Ann Levett, executive director of the Educational Technology Center at MSC; Dr. Debra Matthews, chair, Department of English; Dr. Varkey Titus, dean of Business; Nancy Stroud, vice president for Fiscal Affairs; Dee Minter, associate vice president for Enrollment Management; Pella Murphy, director, Warner Robins Campus; Dwight Jones, chair, Macon State College Foundation; David Lanier, MSC Foundation board member; Judge Ed Lukemire, alumni representative; and Greg Padgett, president, Student Government Association. The campus-based committee will forward the credentials of up to five unranked candidates to the Special Regents’ Search Committee for the second phase. Joining Jennings and Hatcher on the Regents’ Committee will be Regents Ken Bernard, Larry Walker and Willis Potts, who, as current Board of Regents chair, currently serves on the committee as an ex-officio member. Chancellor Erroll Davis Jr. also will serve as an ex-officio member of the Regents Committee. This committee is responsible for recommending finalists to Davis, who will make a recommendation to the full Board of Regents.


COMMUNITY

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2010 Christmas on the Lake Offers Holiday Fun and Helps Local Charities

by Kelly Geeslin Staff Writer Christmas on the Lake was held the weekends of Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 from 6-10 p.m. at the Lake Wildwood neighborhood

the suggested donation of one canned food item. Every year prizes are given for the top three best decorated houses of the neighborhood both on and off the lake. The

Photo by Kelly Geeslin Kevin Muchin’s musical lights house won “Best Decorated House On The Lake”.

spillway, except for the first Sunday due to high winds. Those attending went on pontoon boat rides to see the Christmas lights and other decorations on the shore of the lake. Hot chocolate, hot dogs and other refreshments were sold at the concession stand. Children had the opportunity to get their photo taken with Santa for

Fox 24 GhostBusters team was the surprise panel of guest judges for this year’s contest. Winners received gift cards for local stores for as much as $75. This year, Kevin Muchin won first place for the Best Decorated House on the Lake for his musical lights display. This year’s Christmas on the Lake drew approximately 820

attendees, not counting those that were allowed in for free such as members of the Georgia Industrial Children’s Home. Suggested ticket prices were $5 for adults, $3 for kids ages 3-13, and free for those under 3. However, Elaine Evans, head of the Christmas on the Lake Committee, never makes people pay who cannot afford it. “Any time a church organization or some organization calls and wants a discount, we are more than willing to help them out,” Evans said. Prices are advertised as suggested donations, part of which go toward improving amenities within Lake Wildwood and part of which go toward specified charities each year. This year the Christmas on the Lake Committee decided to give up to 75 percent of the proceeds from the event to the Ronald McDonald House and to send the canned food goods collected to Macon Outreach. Evans decided that this year the community should financially support a charity that would be able

2011 CollegeTown Film Series Begins January 20 MSC News Bureau “End Times” is the theme of the 2011 CollegeTown Film Series, which kicks off Thursday, Jan. 20, at the historic Douglass Theatre in downtown Macon. The film series lineup is: “Last Night,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, with discussion led by Tom Ellington of Wesleyan College. Released in 1998, “Last Night,” is about how a group of very different individuals come together as the world is expected to end in six hours. “Ghost Dog,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, with discussion led by Craig Coleman of Mercer University. “Ghost Dog,” is the story of an African American mafia hitman who models himself after the samurai and finds himself targeted for death. “Children of Men,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, with discussion led by Macon State’s Patrick Brennan. In “Children of Men,” humans can no longer procreate, but a miraculously pregnant woman gets help from a former activist to get to a sea sanctuary, where her child’s birth may save the future of humankind. Faculty at Macon State College, Mercer University, and Wesleyan College team up each year to sponsor the CollegeTown Film Series. Previous CollegeTown Film Series themes have included “City Life,” “Films of the Fabulous Fifties,” “Social Justice in the 20th Century,” “The New Millennium: The Past as Prologue,” “Madness,” and “Civilization and Its Discontents.” Students with valid ID cards are admitted free to each movie in the series. Admission for faculty, staff, and the general public is $5, which includes a snack pass. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of each screening. All screenings are held at the Douglass Theatre, located at 355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free parking is available next door at the Mulberry Street parking deck. For more information contact the Macon State Office of Student Life at (478) 471-2710.

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to reach out to the entire middle Georgia area. The Ronald McDonald House was recognized as such a charity. The Ronald McDonald House provides housing and support for families of seriously ill, critically injured or medically fragile children being treated at area medical facilities.

who are sick to try to find and afford a place to stay, sometimes after hours of driving. Evans said that the Lake Wildwood Beautification Committee has developed a mission statement, which says: “Working together making a difference.” “That same mission statement, I think can be

Photo by Elaine Evans MSC students Kelly Geeslin, Catherine Vane, Amanda Durr join Santa to give him their wish list for the upcoming semester.

“It has families who have family members who are being treated all around the middle Georgia area,” Evans said. Evans said that she knows from experience how hard it can be for families of those

applied to Christmas on the Lake, trying to work together to help people out. I love it. It is a passion of mine,” Evans said. The entire event is almost completely volunteer-based each year.


ON CAMPUS Students Tour Construction Site on Macon Campus

8 January 10, 2011

By Glen Stone Staff Writer

and general contractor, Sumi scheduled for her Integrated Science students a tour on Nov. 16. Education students After morning drizzle and toured the Macon campus a weather forecast calling construction site of the for a 100 percent chance of future School of Education rain, the skies cleared just building to gain an upbefore the 4 p.m. event. close perspective on the Not until after the visit physics of structures. concluded did the rains Sumitra Himangshu, return. PhD., arranged with More than a dozen the architect of Macon students met at the State’s latest construction construction offices on the project a special tour for east campus. After a safety the students of her two briefing, the group donned sections of Integrated hardhats provided by the Science: Physical Science contractor, then trudged (ISCI 2002). How to teach through the wet Georgia the physical concepts of clay where no student has energy, sound, light, heat gone before. and electricity are among Leading the tour on the topics explored in this his last day with Atlantacourse. based TVS Design, project While Himangshu, manager Mark Levine took known affectionately by the group to their first stop her colleagues and students at the exterior wall of the as Sumi, often supplements building’s east entrance. the two-dimensional Accompanying the group, limitations of the textbook mechanical engineer with physical experiments, Jeremy Knowles described she saw an opportunity to the thermal properties of give her students more. the building’s insulation, Through arrangements which was showing with the architectural firm through the partially

completed exterior brick wall. Knowles and Levine described the energy-saving features incorporated into the structure. Knowles called this outer layer the building envelope. The project’s designers estimated that the project was 45 to 50 percent complete and was still on-track for a finish date of April 2011. Moving inside of the structure, the students left the mushy soil for the new concrete foundation. Students wondered aloud how the finished building would look compared to its current skeletal appearance. Exposed piping, ducts and wiring conduit revealed a complex network of systems often taken for granted when they are out of sight. Levine pointed out the various type of piping and identified the fire main water line that runs throughout the building. He also described the corridors and their various

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Photo by Glen Stone Temporary lighting illuminates this night view of construction progress on the Macon campus.

entrances as he stopped with the group in the main lobby. At the base of the grand staircase, Levine showed the group the window treatments that use the same design pattern as that used in the Professional Sciences and Conference Center. He discussed the origin of the pine straw pattern used to limit the amount of solar radiation entering the building through the windows. Building planners recalled the many pine trees swept away by the tornado that ripped through

the Macon campus on mother’s day in 2008. This printed pine straw pattern is an applied ceramic coating that was added to grace the windows and add a measure of thermal insulation, as Levine described. According to the greenhouse effect, shortwave ultraviolet solar radiation passes through glass virtually unimpeded and unchanged. When these high-energy waves strike surfaces

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BSU sponsors a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MSC News Bureau

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through poetry, song, and prepared remarks. Excerpts from some of King’s speeches will be read. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Naomi Robertson at naomi.robertson@ maconstate.edu.

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