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Old 09-17-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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Old 09-18-2015, 04:45 AM
 
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:40 PM
 
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Now the hard work begins...
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After a meeting of President Brooks Keel’s cabinet Friday, the decision was to begin prioritizing issues and assembling task forces to address them over the next two weeks, said Chief Marketing Officer Karla Leeper. The university wants to hear from its faculty, staff, students and community on many of those, she said.
“There are some issues we have that are regulatory in nature and we’ll just have to address,” Leeper said. “But there are other issues, (such as) what the new logo will be, what the Web address will be, what the new e-mail nomenclature will be that we will definitely have some focus groups and forums to try to get input from all of those different groups. Those are a little bit down the road. We need to do some creative work first.”
The university is working with local marketing firm Wier/Stewart on some of this, she said.
Planning moves forward as Georgia Regents changes name to Augusta University | The Augusta Chronicle
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Old 09-18-2015, 10:22 PM
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I posted this to earlier today.

I have read so many comments about the change from Georgia Regents University (GRU) to Augusta University and the big question as to why the school doesn't go back to being Augusta State University. Let me explain this to everyone. Once ASU mergered with GHSU it became one of the four yes four research universities in Georgia; UGA, GA Tech and Georgia State are the others. This new school is now on a higher tier then a simple state university which ASU was so the new name needed to reflect. Augusta University puts Georgia is line with its border states, Alabama (Auburn University) and South Carolina (Clemson University) both of which are named after their respective towns so this is not unique to Georgia. Just food thought.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:39 AM
 
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Exactly, not only that but looking outside of the Southeast you also have Syracuse University and Boston University. Both of those schools are highly ranked. Also with Augusta University being one of the state's four public research universities and with the stated goal of making AU one of the top 50 research universities in the nation, I'm sure the BOR will be looking to get AAU membership for Augusta University in a couple of decades.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:33 PM
 
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I'm not arguing with you, but saying "Georgia State University" is one of the other 3 research institutions and then following that by saying the new name for ASU needed to reflect this "higher tier" and that "Augusta State University" doesn't, sounds rather ridiculous. Do you see where I'm coming from? I'm fine with the name change and all. My previous point was that this initially happened to consolidate everyone into one entity of GHSU, then as GRU, now as AU...but in the end, MCG still kept its name, the hospital will still have a different name, and the university will still have a different name and not actually consolidating anything other than who runs it. Could've saved a lot of trouble and negative publicity by leaving the names the same and just having them merged under one enterprise. All this whole thing has done is confuse everyone who isn't located here, and even a lot of those who are.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:50 PM
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I'm not arguing with you, but saying "Georgia State University" is one of the other 3 research institutions and then following that by saying the new name for ASU needed to reflect this "higher tier" and that "Augusta State University" doesn't, sounds rather ridiculous. Do you see where I'm coming from? I'm fine with the name change and all. My previous point was that this initially happened to consolidate everyone into one entity of GHSU, then as GRU, now as AU...but in the end, MCG still kept its name, the hospital will still have a different name, and the university will still have a different name and not actually consolidating anything other than who runs it. Could've saved a lot of trouble and negative publicity by leaving the names the same and just having them merged under one enterprise. All this whole thing has done is confuse everyone who isn't located here, and even a lot of those who are.
It's a tier system for georgia colleges. The use of the state name indicates that the school is either a comprehensive university (Georgia Southern and University of West Georgia, Kennesaw and Valdosta State Universities are the exception here) or a research university (Georgia State University, University of Georgia, Georgia Institution of Technology). Augusta University is the exception since it would fall in line with Clemson and Auburn as research universities that have taken the name of their respective city which is an honor for Augusta. Under normal circumstances if the city is listed first it almost always represents a state university which is one that is not quite at the level of a comprehensive univerisity and does not receive federal research money like a research university.

As for your other comment I agree it was dumb to name the school Georgia Regents University from the start and the eventual resignation of one Dr. Ricardo Azziz should really tell the story.

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Old 09-29-2015, 10:10 PM
 
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:46 PM
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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“Let’s face it. Augusta is going to become a national leader in the cyber field and that’s going to considerably affect our growth in the years ahead,” Sexton said. “We as a community need to come together to discuss this shift, and together determine how to best move forward.”

More than 100 people attended the opening day of the event at the Augusta Convention Center, listening to speeches by Georgia Sen. David Perdue and FBI executive assistant director Robert Anderson on the need for strong cybersecurity measures and effective cyber training programs.

Perdue’s speech focused on the need for Augusta to “attract, train and retain” accomplished cybersecurity experts, adding that the city would experience “explosive growth” if that goal could be accomplished.

“Augusta is a town on the move. … To make that happen, we need to fund it in advance. We need the infrastructure and training programs in place to take advantage of what’s going to come,” Perdue said. “The demand for cybersecurity experts is growing daily. … If you can keep that in the community, Augusta will flourish.”






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