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Georgia Southern is currently seeking funding to replace the current grass of Glenn Bryant Field with an artificial playing surface. As has been addressed at multiple coaching caravan stops over the last few weeks, a new playing field is coming sooner rather than later — perhaps as soon as the 2016 season. “It’s something that we’ve addressed and that we’re heading towards,” Georgia Southern Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein said. “We’re still waiting on everything to come in to work out the specifics.” Among the chief factors in the proposed switch to an artificial playing surface is the cost involved. Although each field is different and going the artificial route involves a large upfront cost, most see the move as a money saver. The cost for replacing the field at Paulson Stadium with an artificial surface would likely start in the high six-figures — possibly cracking the million-dollar mark — but with more companies now manufacturing playing fields and with the necessary

technology well into a new generation, the performance and durability of fields are quickly growing. Current Sun Belt rival LouisianaLafayette made the switch to artificial turf ahead of the 2008 season. The Ragin’ Cajuns have been largely pleased with the decision. Their rationale for the change mirrors some concerns that Georgia Southern could be dealing with. “We don’t have any complaints,” ULL Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations John Dugas said. “Since installing the field (in 2008) there have been very few issues. We’re only just now having to touch up some of the paint to make the field look its best.” Dugas addressed the large upfront cost, but added that current maintenance average between $3,500-$5,500 per year. “When we looked at the estimates, it made more sense to pay the initial cost. After that, the yearly upkeep cost is much less than having to address

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painting and field health issues that you face with natural grass.” According to Dugas, the field at UL Lafayette receives an annual ‘grooming.' Strict adherence to the manufacturer’s directions on how to handle machinery and heavy equipment on the field has the surface still performing at a near-new level. Like the bayou of Louisiana, the summer and early fall in Statesboro can lead to heavy rains and slowly draining fields. Add to that a few dozen 200 and 300-pound athletes running around, and things can get messy in a hurry. An artificial surface at Paulson Stadium would be able to take hard practicing in bad weather all week long before looking good as new for a Saturday game. Additionally, with the team’s locker rooms and meeting rooms now located at the Ted Smith Family Football Center, the team would save plenty of travel time in waiting out weather delays during the week as transporting players and equipment all the way across campus to the current practice fields would no longer be necessary. Another huge perceived advantage to an artificial field is the look. Image is certainly something that Georgia Southern cares about. The Paulson Stadium additions from last season took into account the ease of setting up for television broadcasts and increased lighting for the field

was used to ensure a good look for the Eagles’ Thursday-night ESPN games last year. Adding a playing surface that always has yard markers and logos looking their freshest is another way for the program to put its best foot forward anytime the television cameras come to town. “It’s been great for improving the image of our stadium,” Dugas said. “The more you think about it, the more that the constant cost of maintaining grass is something for schools with far bigger budgets to worry about.” One final benefit to an artificial surface is what it can provide for teams outside of Georgia Southern. The Erk Russell Classic has showcased a pair of high school games in each of the last three seasons. The event has been a success so far, with proceeds benefitting the Eagle Football Alumni Association and helping to fund the Erk Russell Scholarship. “Having four games was part of the original plan,” event organizer and former Eagle football player Darryl Hopkins said. “So far, we’ve limited it to two games because we want the field to look good when Georgia Southern starts playing. With an artificial surface, you don’t have those concerns. It can make the event bigger and bring in more money that will help the (Georgia Southern) program.”


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It was a good season for Georgia Southern golf. Unfortunately, it ended one tournament earlier than Eagle Nation had hoped. Georgia Southern earned the Sun Belt Conference’s automatic bid to an NCAA Regional by virtue of its Alex conference championship, traveling to Noblesville, Indiana, to square off against 13 other teams with the goal of finishing in the top five and advancing to the national championship. The Eagles finished the first round +13, which was good for 8th place — six strokes behind fifth-place University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Colorado had a great first day and led after the first round at -11. Friday’s second round saw Georgia Southern make an early push, but gave away some strokes late in the round to fall to 9th place at +22. The Eagles left themselves too much work to do, entering the final round of play 13 strokes behind fifth place UNLV. Southern fired a 16-over-par 304 in Saturday’s final round to finish at +38, which landed the Eagles in 10th place overall. Illinois and SMU tied for first place (-4), UNLV finished third (-1), UCLA came in fourth (+5) and Oregon claimed the final spot to advance to national championship in fifth place (+7). First-round leader Colorado just missed a berth in the championships with a sixth-place finish at +15. Georgia Southern senior Scott Wolfes led the Eagles by finishing tied for 11th individually at even par — bouncing back nicely from an opening-round 78 (+6). Kim Koivu finished T43 at +10. Meanwhile, Georgia Southern

baseball wrapped up its regular season with a series win at Georgia State. The Eagles dropped game one to the Panthers by a score of 6-2, but bounced back to win 4-3 on Friday and 3-2 in extra innings in Saturday’s finale. Southern ends the regular Brown season at 30-25 — 18-12 in conference play — and will be the No. 4 seed in this week’s Sun Belt Conference tournament to be held in Troy, Alabama. The Eagles open the double-elimination tournament Wednesday at 10 a.m. against No. 5 Georgia State (15-13). With a win Wednesday, the Eagles will advance to play at 4 p.m. Thursday. If the Eagles lose, they will play at 9 a.m. Thursday in an elimination game. On the same side of the bracket, regular season champion and No. 1 seed South Alabama (19-9) will face the No. 8 seed Arkansas State (1217). The winner of Southern/State will face the winner of USA/Arkansas State. The losers of each of those games will also face off Thursday. On the other side of the bracket, No. 3 UL Lafayette (18-11) plays No. 6 Texas State (14-16) and No. 2 Troy (18-10) takes on No. 7 UT Arlington (14-16) in the nightcap Wednesday evening. The championship game will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The winner of the tournament title will earn the conference’s automatic bid to an NCAA Regional, where 64 teams will share the dream of advancing to Omaha as one of the final eight teams in the College World Series. Anything can happen this time of year. All it takes is for a team to get hot at the right time — and now is definitely the right time.w

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The Force looks strong in new Star Wars game One of the most from the films, like C-3PO anticipated games of this and R2D2. Players will year will be Star Wars have the choice of coopBattlefront, by develerative missions or online opers DICE (EA Digital multiplayer missions. The Illusions CE) and pubmultiplayer mode will lisher Electronic Arts. The support up to 40 players in upcoming action video one match in 12 different Tim Webb game will be the third in maps available at launch. the Battlefront series The maps will feature and has a release date prominent Star PREVIEW of Nov. 17, 2015, for Wars locations like 'Star Wars Battlefront' Tatooine, Endor, Hoth Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox Developer: DICE (EA Digital and Sullust. One. Although a lot Illusions CE) Star Wars about the new game Publisher: Electronics Arts Battlefront is played is a total secret, DICE Platform: Windows from either a firsthas been showing off Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Xbox person or thirda little bit of the game One person view as the built with Frostbite gamer chooses to control either 3's engine. DICE showed off a demo a Rebel Alliance soldier or a and trailer that has shown stunning Stormtrooper. The game will also graphics with highly detailed Star feature playable hero and villain Wars renders. According to Game characters, such as Boba Fett and Informer, “DICE spent a significant Darth Vader. Also included are amount of time in LucasFilm's famous non-playable characters archives photographing props to

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TOP, the Battle of Jakku is advertised as a feature of 'Star Wars: Battlefront' as a sort of teasure to the upcoming film. ABOVE, players can control either a rebel alliance soldier or a Stormtrooper and wander several different planets. achieve a high level of realism in the game. DICE used a proprietary photogrammetry system to bring the actual costumes and models to life in the game world.� Props like Darth Vader's costume and Boba Fett's mask were used to bring the greatest details to the reboot of the game. The Battlefront game will ship a month before this year's film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, hits the theaters. DICE has been working very closely with Disney and Lucasfilm to stay true to both the Star Wars universe and the upcoming film. The Battle of Jakku, which is seen in the film's trailer, will also be featured in the

first free DLC for the game Dec. 8. "You see that crashed Star Destroyer and want to know what happened to it," says DICE's Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, the senior producer of Star Wars: Battlefront. "The only way you find that out is by playing the DLC." DICE and its Battlefield games are always a major hit, so it should be no surprise for Star Wars Battlefront to be the same. Being a fan of both Star Wars and DICE, I can't wait to traverse the planet of Endor alongside the Ewoks. If the game lives up to the trailer released, gamers and fans alike will have a lot to be thankful for this November.w


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irbound Entertainment and South City Tavern are becoming known for their advancement in the local music scene, Airbound for booking and South City for hosting various bands and minimusic festivals. Summer Session will be yet another can't-miss event held at South City on May 30. The lineup includes several of Statesboro's finest local bands and also a few favorites just visiting our sweet town. Admission is just $7 for five great bands: Atlas Road Crew, Dank (formerly Dank Sinatra), Those Cats, Piano. and The Orange Constant. "This is the best lineup for a multiple-band event in Statesboro that we've had in some time. It's exciting to see things like this happening so frequently now," said founder and operator of Airbound Entertainment, William Bridwell. What sets this event apart from previous mini festival shows is the increase in production value. With professional sound equipment, fans will be able to experience these talented musicians like never before and get a sense of the camaraderie these bands have created after sharing many stages together. "I love all five of these bands and believe in what they are doing. I'm excited to have all of them in one place on one night," Bridwell said. Doors will open at 5 pm with music happening all night. For new and updated information, check out the event on Facebook.w

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The self-described 'earth rock, space funk and everything in between' band, Dank, will be gracing the stage at Summer Session. Dank has a peculiar atmospheric vibe and vintage-rock sound. "I love coming to Statesboro. Usually it's a lot more fun than we anticipate," said Joe Gaines, who provides guitar and vocals. "I'm sure it's going to be an awesome night." This rough-and-rowdy performance is sure to include a lot of improvisation and

Those Cats released their newest record, "Eyes Up," earlier this month to a high approval rating from fans, and they'll be playing tracks from that album during Summer Sessions. "We're happy with "Eyes Up"). Through time, we picked up a few new tricks that we included in our songwriting," said drummer Scott Underwood. "We're pumped to play it live." Being so active in the local music scene, Those Cats has been able to create tight bonds with various acts near and far, including the entire lineup for Summer Session.

The Orange Constant The Orange Constant has become Statesboro royalty in the music scene over the past three years, but will start calling Athens their new home at the end of the summer. Fans shouldn't mourn their departure, though, because the band will continue to grace stages in the Boro just as frequently as ever. The band will give their first fulllength album, "Time to Go," a digital release June 19 with a show that evening at Gnat's Landing. Be sure to check out "Cannonball,"

some songs off Dank's self-titled album, which was released this past February.

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a song off "Time to Go," on their website, and hit the Summer Session for a little taste of what is to come. "I'm glad to play with some out of town bands. It will be good to see those guys and further develop our personal friendships. One of my favorite parts of playing shows like this is just listening to and sharing each other's music. I just love that culture and these bands embody that," said drummer Lee Guentert.

"Events like this — not only for the bands, but for fans as well — just bring people together. We're all there to check out good music, and I think Statesboro needs more of it," Underwood said.

Atlas Road Crew Atlas Road Crew is a Southern rock band out of Charleston. This isn't the crew's first trip to Statesboro, and they have established strong ties with local fans and musicians alike. "We really enjoy playing with Piano., especially. Every time they just get better and better," said Dave Beddingfield, lead guitarist. ARC like to keep their sets unique by creating their set list a few moments before each performance, basing their

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song selection on the vibe of the crowd. They'll be playing several tracks from their first full-length album, "Halfway to Hopkins," at Summer Session.

While still in their first year, the musicians of Piano. have maintained a constant tour schedule, released a solid EP and are currently planning to record their first full-length album this fall. "We're trying to get in for

a whole week to just live and breath it and record our first full-length," said drummer Scott Underwood. Event-goers should not miss this virtuoso group's energypacked live performance.


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The best beach reads of 2015

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins Reviewers are likening the psychological thrills and addictive suspense you’ll find in this book to Gone Girl. Rachel, the “girl on the train,” commutes daily and notices the backyard of a happy couple she dubs “Jess” and “Jason.” One day, she sees “Jess” kissing another man. The next day, “Jess” goes missing. The story unfolds as Rachel draws closer into the investigation of the disappearance, promising twists that readers would never expect. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee Those of us who read To Kill a Mockingbird during grade school are quite familiar with both its characters and moral takeaways. Harper Lee’s most recent release follows up with the characters of TKAM twenty years later, as Scout returns to Maycomb to visit her father while struggling to gain insight on personal and societal issues. You can take part in this historic release soon enough — it hits shelves on July 14! So You've Been Publicly Shamed, by Jon Ronson Bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, Ronson explores the new frontier of public humiliation facilitated by the Internet and the hackers therein. Filled with tales of famous public downfalls via social media and Internet scandal, this book presents an interesting look at a

growing, current problem of diminishing privacy, cyberbullying and digital attacks on personal identity. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr Set in Germany and France during WWII, this book examines the lives of Marie Laure, a blind 14-year-old French girl, and Werner, an orphan from Germany with a knack for repairing radios. Readers follow the individual stories of both characters as they navigate war-torn lands in the hope of survival. A #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the tale promises to be intriguing, profound and long-remembered. Saint Mazie, by Jami Attenberg Follow the life and times of Mazie Phillips, owner and operator of a famous New York City movie theater, as she navigates the Jazz Age, Prohibition and the Great Depression, documenting her experiences in a diary found over 90 years later. The life and times of Mazie are stitched together in past and present day, as modern-day readers learn about the big-hearted, charitable woman who was devoted to helping the poorest of New York City citizens during the Great Depression. Based on a real woman (and real events!), this read will delight all who open its pages. The Country of Ice Cream Star, by Sandra Newman Are you a fan of The Hunger

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One of my favorite things about summer is that, during those glorious months, our schedules often allow us to carve out time for self-care. To me, self-care is driving to the beach, sprawling out on my comfiest towel, and indulging in a good read while I listen to the rhythmic sound of the ocean waves and the salty mist dances through my hair. As you make your way to vacation destinations or just escape to the solace of the backyard this summer, you might want to check out some of these new releases for your reading pleasure.


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Your Connect summer movie guide Our staff and freelance family have put together our most-anticipated films for summer 2015. Between our picks and the recommendations of our syndicated Deseret columnist, we've got you covered for the summer's must-see flicks. And let's face it: We work in entertainment. We get paid to have flawless taste in movies.

Connect staff picks: Jurassic World

What year is it? This summer has the best of your childhood coming out with new movies: Terminator, Mad Max and (my absolute favorite) Jurassic Park. Set 22 years after the events in Jurassic Park, the island is now a fully functioning theme park called Jurassic World, which is under serious pressure to create new and stimulating attractions. So what do you do if you’re a park director getting nudged to make dinosaurs more exciting? You make a Super Dinosaur, of course. And when that blows up in your face, send in Chris Pratt with his raptor babies to clean up your mess.

— Mallory Biggers, Connect cover artist

Tomorrowland

This futuristic movie features main characters Frank and Casey traveling through time and space to a place only known as Tomorrowland, where their actions directly affect their world. With George Clooney in the main cast and Oscar winner Brad Bird as creator, Tomorrowland is expected to be the scifi movie of the summer, with an incredible vision of future life, the people involved and the consequences that may follow. Sharing a name with themed lands at Disney parks, this flick is sure to bring out the kid in you.

— Victoria Wynne, freelance food critic

Poltergeist

Unlike most horror fans, I enjoy the (usually terrible) remakes of already campy horror movies — and the original Poltergeist is no exception. Poltergeist focuses on a house built on top of a cemetery. Things get weird when a family moves in and is terrorized by a ghost called a poltergeist. If it's done well, the modern-day technology will be a playground for the ghost and add a new layer of creepy to the film. If it’s done poorly, it will still be a fun night out.

— Matt Sowell, freelance writer

Irrational Man

I’ve always been a fan of movies that keep you deep in thought long after the credits have rolled, and this one seems like it won’t disappoint in that regard. A professor (Joaquin Phoenix) struggling with alcoholism,joins a student (Emma Stone) in an existential debate about life, violence and pur-

pose, sprinkled with a bit of humor and wit. To me, this one promises some deep introspection (read: brain food!) and another opportunity to see Emma Stone look glamorous, so I’m pretty excited about checking it out!

— Erin Lawson, freelance writer

Straight Outta Compton

The controversial group's biopic will cover their formation in the mid-80s and their rise to fame, all the way through Eazy-E's death. The casting looks spot-on and I can't wait to have a trip back down memory lane of "old skool gangasta rap." Fans of the group should be in for a nice throwback.

— Tim Webb, Vampin' Gamer columnist

I'm hoping Straight Outta Compton leads to more biopics that are closer to my generation. Could this lead to the Outkast movie? Is there a possibility of seeing the Kanye West biopic? It is my belief that the success of this movie could lead to more stories being told from the people who were major characters in my upbringing. There may not be as many explosions as a Marvel movie, but film portrayals of historic moments always have a place on my Netflix cue.

— Vince Garrett, freelance writer

Inside Out

I am a kid's-lit junkie, and I've had a serious case of hero worship for the entire Pixar team since the first Toy Story. I'm intrigued and quite nervous by this latest endeavor, which is trying to personify metaphysical ideas and put face — and individual personality — to emotion. Visually, it looks like candy for the eyes; conceptually, it's easily the most challenging theme Pixar has ever tried to work into a story, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how their (usually) stunning writing staff handles the philosophic complications of handling emotions healthily.

Mr. Holmes

Honestly, I'm a Sherlock Holmes fanatic and will watch anything vaguely related to the world's most famous detective., and Mr. Holmes offers a very different character than the one modern interpretations have given us. I've read A Slight Trick of the Mind, the novel off which the movie is based, and it's a strange piece of work. I'm excited to see what Ian McKellen makes of this mysterious new Mr. Holmes.

— Brittani Howell, Connect editor

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Travis Poppleton Deseret News Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

I wasn’t lucky enough to catch this while covering Sundance this year, but every critic I spoke to told me “Me Earl and the Dying Girl" was one of their highlights. The story centers on a young filmmaker and his friend with cancer, and, well, that’s about all I know. Seeing how well “Fault in our Stars” did last year, it’s not surprising to see a teenage cancer story ready to take on the summer super-budget projects. Terminator: Genisys SPOILERS: Arnold is back in yet another Terminator movie, this time trying to stop the man he swore to protect back in the second Terminator movie. That seems like it would’ve been a pretty big reveal in the movie, but well, they want you to know. Regardless, this series started out so strong. I’m hopeful they can find the magic again. Ant-Man Everyone points to Guardians of the Galaxy as Marvel’s riskiest project. However, someone was taking crazy pills when they decided to make Ant-Man the next big hero in the Avenger lineup. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely want it to succeed and expect to enjoy it, but even the super-charming Paul Rudd will have a hard time selling the concept of a shrinking hero to anyone outside the established fanbase. Masterminds Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess teams up with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig to tell the allegedly true story of the biggest bank heist in American history. Early trailers look genuinely funny and the story sounds interesting, so with this all-star team joining forces, Masterminds might be the perfect comedy to transition your brain from summer season to award season.


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'Pitch Perfect 2' leaves 'Mad Max' in the dust happens, the sky's the limit." Carpou attributed some of the massive success to savvy positioning and the widespread appeal of the popular music and the charismatic, diverse cast. He noted that ads during the NBA playoffs and a Super Bowl spot helped to grow the film's audience base. George Miller's critically acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road landed a distant second in its debut weekend with a solid and expected $44.4 million from 3,702 locations. The high-octane, postapocalyptic film cost a reported $150 million to make and stars Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy. Although it cost significantly more than Pitch Perfect 2 to produce and didn't come close to matching its opening, Mad Max: Fury Road still

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cessful run. Audiences for the film were 70 percent male and 46 percent under the age of 35, according to Warner Bros. For Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian, the weekend is an undisputed success for both studios. "Mad Max: Fury Road" also made $65 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $109.4 million. "Each film absolutely found its target audience," Dergarabedian said. "They were running on parallel tracks, and both exceeded expectations by not cannibalizing each other."w

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How to build your rian Burns walks into his lab — B room 2113 in the engineering building on Georgia Southern

University’s campus — and comes face to face with a dragon. The black reptile, roughly the size of a large dog, sits curled on a table in the middle of the room. When Burns walks in, it raises its head and flares its wings. Fixing Burns in its catlike stare, the dragon watches as Burns moves cautiously around the room. It turns its head to follow his progress. Occasionally, it growls or beats its tail against the table. His name is Kronos, and he is Burns’ master’s thesis project: an animatronic dragon equipped with person-tracking technology. Without a puppeteer or a control of any kind, dictated by an infrared camera and a computer program Burns wrote mostly from scratch, Kronos can turn his head to face people in the room and follow them with his bright green, catlike stare. He is the end result of several years of research and development, and he just landed Burns his dream job with the Disney Imagineers. How to build a dragon

Burns — a fitting name for a builder of dragons — began his project as an undergrad after returning from a term with the Disney College Program his sophomore year. Burns had already wanted to work for Disney, but the college program inspired him to go after a job in the animatronics and show effects division. But to get in, he needed a flashy project to showcase his animatronics skills and catch Disney’s attention. “The purpose of the project was to have an animatronic platform where we could test passive and interactive behaviors and get responses from guests, and see, based on their ratings, if they think it’s more entertaining in an interactive mode or a passive mode,” Burns said. Burns also designed many of Kronos’ interior components, 3D-printeding the vertebrae for Kronos’ neck and the smaller mechanisms that allow the dragon to blink.

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Georgia Southern University engineering graduate student Brian Burns' cyber dragon, Kronos, poses for a picture in Burns' lab. Kronos was the subject of Burns' master's thesis about viewer satisfaction when encountering an interactive versus a passive animatronic device. On the Web ➤ To see videos of Kronos in action and the many stages of his development, check out Brian's portfolio at www.thebrianburns.wordpress.com.

Kronos’ skull is made of laser-cut acrylic, and the components for his wings are laser-cut plywood. “It’s a larger project than most students intend to take on, but it’s something I was very excited and passionate about, so it wasn’t as difficult for me to spend late nights working on it or most of my free time,” said Burns, who spent many 12-hour days holed up in his lab with only the dragon for company. As for Kronos’ exterior appearance, Burns enlisted the help of junior 3D arts student Justin Hinckley to help with the design. Between the two of them, they created a look initially modeled on the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, with textured scales based on an armored Asian mammal called a

pangolin. They created oil-based clay models to press the scales and other features into a mold made of silicon. They then filled the mold with polyurethane foam, which expanded and hardened into Kronos’ body. The completed cast was fitted over Kronos’ interior mechanisms. “(Brian) wanted it to be gentlelooking enough to interact with children, but also wanted it to have the realistic appearance of a carnivorous reptile to appeal to adults,” Hinckley said. In his final form, Kronos resembles a mix between Smaug from The Hobbit movies and Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon — reptilian enough to be thrilling, but also somehow cute and approachable.

Disney bound Kronos started in Burns’ junior undergraduate year as a project funded by an undergraduate research grant. Burns completed the prototype (later named “Hyperion”) by the time he graduated from GSU’s new mechanical engineering program in 2013. He carried the project into his master’s program in mechatronics, a hybrid of the mechanical and electrical engineering fields. Burns was the first GSU student to pursue a mechatronics master’s degree in the program’s short history. Pioneering a subfield for GSU’s engineering school is not Burns’ only claim to fame: Last summer, Burns took an internship with Universal Studios effects team in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park, where he worked on the flame system for the

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DRAGON, from page 14 giant, fire-breathing dragon perched atop Gringotts Bank. “That’s impressive to see, whenever it’s in the commercial, knowing that one of our students worked on that project,” said Dr. Brian Vlcek (pronounced

The dragon at rest For now, Kronos spends most of his days “sleeping” in the office in the mechanical engineering department, enjoying his status as “pet” and ambassador as his creator goes on to his post-graduate career. He gets wheeled out for open house days and elementary school visits as an example of what an engineering student can accomplish. At technology fairs and field trips, he is a big hit with the kids.

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Creator Brian Burns opens Kronos' table to fine-tune the mechanisms inside. The pulleys and motors in the table allow Kronos to move and stare down people who come near him. Vlcek says that future students will likely want to pursue their own projects and allow Kronos to enjoy retirement, but Brenda Albanese, department secretary, said it is possible future students may want to add their own upgrades. She said, jokingly, that one day Kronos might be able to

run down the hall and bite people’s ankles. When Brian heard this, he laughed. “It’s possible. That could happen eventually,” he said — adding, with a creator’s glint in his eye, “I would be down for working on something like that.”w

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“VAL-check”), the department chair of the mechanical engineering program who sat on Burns’ thesis committee and who has taught Burns since his undergraduate classes. As the end of his master’s program approached, Burns reached out to a contact he’d made in the Disney Imagineers. He sent along a link to his online portfolio, which features several videos tracking the progress of his dragon project. Soon after, he received a call from the Imagineering show and animation team. Two days after his interview, he received a job offer. “I accepted that pretty quick,” Burns said. “It’s exactly what I wanted as a job, and I’m very excited to be starting there.”


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'It is family here' Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel reflects on dealing with deaths of 5 students It’s been about a month since the tragic accident on Interstate 16 cut the lives of five nursing students from Georgia Southern University far too short. Dr. Brooks Keel, who has been president of Georgia Southern since 2010, sat down for an interview with the Statesboro Herald to offer his thoughts a week after the loss of Caitlyn Baggett, Morgan Bass, Emily Clark, Abbie DeLoach and McKay Pittman. Question: It’s been a week since the terrible accident. Have you had a chance to reflect much? Dr. Keel: What's impressed me is just how many people this has impacted. Anytime a student perishes or a faculty member or staff,

it's a tragedy for the families that are involved and the people that worked with them or classmates of the individual and the faculty that taught the students. You understand how that impacts those people. But to have five killed and two injured ... that sphere of influence, that sphere of grief is even wider. Q: How do you deal with your own emotions, too, at a time you have to be professional and the leader of the university? Dr. Keel: Well, that's obviously difficult for anybody to have to deal with and everybody deals with it differently. Everybody deals with grief, no matter who the person that passed away is, in a different way. ...

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I finally just realized that, you know, I'm human and it's going to emotionally affect me. I'm going do the best, the very best I can, and try to

Georgia Southern University associate film professor Jason Knowles, right, stands with his research partner, Shaun Speers, at the Bear-Hollow Cave on the Arkansas-Missouri border.

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The 'making' of a legend GSU film class sets out to create documentary, feature film about a legend stranger than fiction Georgia Southern assistant professor Jason Knowles has an ambitious project planned for the 20 film students in his summer Multimedia and Film Production class. By the end of the summer, Knowles and his class aim to shoot a documentary and a feature-length action-adventure film about an old and mysterious legend from the Ozark Mountains: "The Legend of the Madré Véna," a story of buried treasure that may have some truth beneath the fiction. Over the course of the nine-week class, Knowles' students will take training courses to use their filming equipment, including two new Blackmagic cameras; undergo a rig-

orous safety course; and then begin the intense filming process, working 12-hour days in their Sanford Hall film studio and on location in Statesboro, North Georgia and Chattanooga. "We wanted to create a course that simulated a real, professional film set so (students) could see what it's like in the field before they graduate," Knowles said. The idea for this film has been simmering in Knowles' head for about seven years. He wanted to make an action-adventure film about a modern-day female Indiana Jones-type character. He found the Madré Véna legend during his search for a little-known story to use

keep my emotions in check. But it is a family here. I mean that in every sense of the word and so, it impacted me deeply. It impacted deeply so many people here. Q: Are there any plans now to honor the students with a plaque or something at the school? Dr. Keel: We're thinking about that. And we're thinking about it from several different ways. What is the most appropriate way to honor the memory of these five young ladies? We haven't gotten it completely narrowed down, but what we're thinking about is some space on campus that we can dedicate to the memory of all students, faculty and staff. We want to make sure that we think about it carefully, and thoughtfully, and that we do something that's appropriate. Q: What have you learned from this tragic event? Dr. Keel: I learned how our students have come together. I learned how quickly our staff can mobilize and do things like the candlelight vigil. And I learned how a tragedy like this can impact so many people. And how instead of (pushing) people away, it's brought everybody together.w

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in his film's plot. The first version he encountered was written by an author and treasure hunter named W.C. Jameson, who included it in his book, Buried Treasures of the Ozarks. Original legend Jameson's book tells the story of four Mexican miners who stashed a cache of mined ore in a cave near the state border between Arkansas and Missouri. Fascinated, Knowles began intensive research into the facts behind the legend — only to find,

four years later, that the legend was a complete fabrication. In a twist right out of an action-adventure film itself, Jameson admitted in his autobiography that he had made up some of the details, actively trying to throw other treasure hunters off the scent so he could pursue the treasure himself. Knowles began a different line of research on a different, closely related myth that led him to the mining town of Bella Vista, Arkansas. There, he managed to track down

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"Relics" is the title of the feature film GSU film professor Jason Knowles intends to shoot with his film class this summer.

MADRE, from page 16 several family members whose ancestors had been treasure hunters, pursuing the hidden horde off which the Madré Véna legend was based. The documentary "is really about the people who worked the caves. Especially during the Great Depression, when folks were desperate for money, you saw a lot of treasure hunters about," Knowles said, explaining that several families from the area had gone to great lengths — including mortgaging their farms — to pursue the treasure, only to lose everything in the end. Most of the footage and interviews already are gathered for the documentary, titled "Demystifying the Madré Véna." During the summer course, Knowles hopes to film flashback sequences of actors in period costume to help tell the stories of Bella Vista's treasurehunting ancestors. If they can manage it, Knowles said he intends to reuse that same footage for the feature-length action film. As for the film, titled "Relics of the Madré Véna," Knowles has written an action-adventure script starring a "firecracker" of a female lead named Maggie, based on Knowles' own grandmother. The film will present and debunk several of the myths surrounding the Madré Véna ore cache, with plenty of danger thrown in to keep viewers entertained. Student involvement Tahir Daudier, a junior film student and the project's director of photography, said he is a big fan of Indiana Jones and loves his-

torical mystery movies like "National Treasure" — films that get the viewer involved in unraveling the story and, as he said, "make your brain work." It's one of the many reasons he's excited to be on board with the project. "The thought of just getting my hands dirty on a real feature film, under the direction of Dr. Knowles, is immediately what attracted me," Daudier said. "The experience is going to be endless, and going to places outside of Statesboro sounded really enticing as well. The opportunity to pick Dr. Knowles' brain and learn what it really takes to put together a film with a budget, with real money, is really exciting." Daudier, who recently brought home the Best Cinematography award for his work on the short film "He Who Laughs" at the Statesboro Film Festival, understands the difficulty of convincing people to recognize the talent in a small town's art scene and a university's film department — particularly a young one like at Georgia Southern, where film only recently became a program distinct from other multimedia studies courses. "Not many people talk about our film department the way we want them to," Daudier said. "We put in a lot of work. We devote our lives to it, even though a lot of people think we may not get jobs. We love what we do, and we sure would love for people to see it." Aspiring actors who would like to join the cast may contact Knowles at dknowles@georgiasouthern.edu but are advised to do so within the next few days so Knowles can finalize a cast as quickly as possible.w


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