ASU, GHSU meetings today

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 10:58 AM
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Faculty and staff from Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University gathered this morning in search for answers regarding the newly Board of Regents approved merger.

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Augusta State President, Dr. William Bloodworth addresses a crowd as Dr. Ricardo Azziz looks on during a town hall meeting concerning the merger at Georgia Health Sciences University on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

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Augusta State President, Dr. William Bloodworth addresses a crowd as Dr. Ricardo Azziz looks on during a town hall meeting concerning the merger at Georgia Health Sciences University on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

GHSU president Ricardo Azziz together with ASU president William Bloodworth fielded questions and comments about the merger, with assurance infomation and feedback to both campuses were a main priority.

"Building strong social relationships is critical at this time," said Azziz. "Both universities have a lot of similarities and feeling part of a larger university is important."

 Bloodworth joined by adding ASU may not have much money to bring to the table but the university does have a strong sense of colliegiality and family.

Associate professor of family medicine Denise Kornegas stood and welcomed ASU falculty and staff to GHSU campus and shared her excitment for the merger.

"Once the shock is over, I think (everyone) will start to see the potential," Kornegas said.  "More and more people have said it's a good idea, and we have the leadership to see this through and make it succeed."

MEETINGS SET

Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azziz and Augusta State University President William A. Bloodworth Jr. will discuss the consolidation in four town hall-style meetings today, two on each campus.

AT GHSU: 7:30 a.m. and
5 p.m. in Lee Auditorium

AT ASU: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

MEETINGS SET

Georgia Health Sciences University President Ricardo Azziz and Augusta State University President William A. Bloodworth Jr. will discuss the consolidation in four town hall-style meetings today, two on each campus.

AT GHSU: 7:30 a.m. and
5 p.m. in Lee Auditorium

AT ASU: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/12/12 - 06:52 am
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I suggest the new name

I suggest the new name reflect something in the area even if we don't use an area name. River University works for me.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/12/12 - 08:22 am
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Riverman U even better

Riverman U even better

allhans
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allhans 01/12/12 - 08:27 am
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How about the Medical

How about the Medical University of Ga.

:)

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/12/12 - 08:34 am
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TVveedie, I don't want the

TVveedie, I don't want the whole name. Just the statue out front. River U will do. :)

PositiveThinker
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PositiveThinker 01/12/12 - 08:43 am
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Someone posted this name

Someone posted this name earlier (I can't take credit for it) but I really like the name Georgia A&M (Arts and Medicine) or (Augusta State/Medical College)

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 01/12/12 - 09:45 am
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Dog and pony show.
Unpublished

Dog and pony show.

comet2u
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comet2u 01/12/12 - 09:56 am
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"No Name University" works on

"No Name University" works on so many levels, plus helps to keep costs down when the name changes again in another 9 months to "The University of Georgia - Athens"

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/12/12 - 10:01 am
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I went to Georgia Tech many

I went to Georgia Tech many years ago. I still remember the two-line bumper sticker they sold in the bookstore:

Georgia Tech
THE University of Georgia

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