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Survey results will select new logo and colors for GRU

Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 11:34 AM
Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 2:33 PM
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 Officials planning the consolidation of Augusta’s two state universities are seeking input on selecting the new school’s logo and color scheme.

More than 46,000 people – alumni, staffers and students – were sent surveys by e-mail Friday, asking them to select, from the choices given, a logo, colors and a seal for Georgia Regents University.

The school – a consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University – is expected to be approved by the Georgia Board of Regents on Jan. 8.

David L. Brond, the senior vice president of communications and marketing at GHSU, said the survey results will carry 100 percent of the weight in deciding the final designs and colors.

Each of the three logo designs incorporate “GRU” and “Augusta” in the design. The survey also offered two options for color schemes, each including the current shade of blue used by ASU.

“The secondary colors are either going to be a silver gray or a red,” depending on survey results, Brond said.

He said the survey was done “in-house” using online marketing tools, so there were no additional costs involved.

“This was not something we wanted to have a market research firm do,” he said.

Brond said the survey will be completed Wednesday and results will be announced no later than Thursday.

“Whichever one has the most votes, then that’s the one that will be selected,” Brond said.

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Frita's Boss
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Frita's Boss 12/10/12 - 12:48 pm
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Fool me once....

Haven't we heard this before with the NAMING of the University?

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/10/12 - 12:51 pm
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WHY BOTHER

If it is like the last survey, it is meaningless, because the GRU (aka President AZZZ) has already made up his mind and is just toying with us.

For ANY trust to be placed in the process at this point it would take a 3rd party or each respondent CC:'ing the AC a copy of their suggestion.

Otherwise, and I don't think I am speaking for myself,
I DON"T TRUST THEM.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/10/12 - 12:52 pm
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Addition comment

What if Regents Univ wins their naming lawsuit?

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 12/10/12 - 01:05 pm
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Oh, this is hilarious.
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Oh, this is hilarious.

csrareader
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csrareader 12/10/12 - 01:08 pm
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Fool me once, shame on you

Fool me once, shame on you ... Fool me twice, ... well you know the rest.

NrthAugustaSam
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NrthAugustaSam 12/10/12 - 01:15 pm
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Here we go again!

How much is this going to cost? Another 45 thousand? Just to get to something that is not even being considered? Why not print the real stuff that has already been chosen? By the way - this stuff is ALL ugly and IMO looks like a poopy skid mark left on Augusta.

KSL
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KSL 12/10/12 - 01:26 pm
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Hmmmmmm

Silver grey or red.

showboat
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showboat 12/10/12 - 01:44 pm
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AZ ALREADY MADE HIS
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AZ ALREADY MADE HIS SELECTIONS, WHAT A DANG JOKE!!!!!!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/10/12 - 02:03 pm
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"David L. Brond, senior vice

"David L. Brond, senior vice president of Communications and Marketing at GHSU, said the survey results will have “100 percent” of the weight in deciding the final designs and colors."

Well, that's a switch. Heh. It's almost like Brond is getting in a little dig at Azziz. But it's silly to think the colors should be anything but the current ASU colors.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/10/12 - 02:06 pm
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"Brond said the survey was

"Brond said the survey was done “in-house” using online marketing tools, so their were no additional costs involved.

“This was not something we wanted to have a market research firm do,” he said.

Hahaha..another dig at Azziz. Brond is gutsy or not too smart.

grinder48
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grinder48 12/10/12 - 02:18 pm
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What a Joke!
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palmetto1008 is right! There are only 2 reasonable courses of action. Either everyone who rec'd the survey throw it in the garbage, or everyone who rec'd the survey respond that they want logo to be "ASU". Color needs to be brown.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 12/10/12 - 02:26 pm
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Is "the technicolor yawn"...

...actually the name of a color?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/10/12 - 02:38 pm
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I suggest the word Augusta in

I suggest the word Augusta in about a 30 font and GRU in a 2 font.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 12/10/12 - 02:42 pm
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"WHY BOTHER" Exactly. IGNORE

"WHY BOTHER"

Exactly. IGNORE the survey. I hope their response is ZERO. Ayatolla Azizz is going to pick what he wants anyway. He has such great tastes in names, might as well let him pick the logo and colors to match.

This is like Obama saying "Now that I've raised your taxes, which new welfare program should we create to spend them on".

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/10/12 - 02:43 pm
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Laughing

You know Dr. Azziz is laughing at the people who got that E-mail survey. He's doing this phony poll as payback for putting those "Save the A" signs in his front yard.

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 12/10/12 - 02:47 pm
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Yeah...

Right.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/10/12 - 03:02 pm
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So will there be a

So will there be a GRU...Athens?

Fools_and_sages
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Fools_and_sages 12/10/12 - 03:21 pm
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Clip art-tastic
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The seals look like a mish-mash of clip-art gone wrong. Too many fonts and far too busy. Plus, did you notice that the seals emphasize the med school? "Health care" is at lefthand top of the circle around GRU. This is supposed to be a comprehensive research university, not an overgrown med school, remember? Show me another major university with a med school that mentions "health care" on their seal...

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Michael Ryan 12/10/12 - 03:35 pm
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I just like the fact that I

I just like the fact that I know who Freda is!

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harley_52 12/10/12 - 03:44 pm
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" But it's silly to think...

... the colors should be anything but the current ASU colors."

It's silly to think they haven't already decided the colors and the logo AND that any input from the citizenry will make the slightest difference in the final decision.

Why have we thrown in the towel on the name "GRU" anyway?

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 12/10/12 - 03:53 pm
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WHAT??? A survey?? Really??

WHAT??? A survey?? Really?? Oh, we all know that the decision is already been made, so why should anyone even bother to complete the survey? It really is ridiculous.

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triscuit 12/10/12 - 04:05 pm
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The survey may have been done

The survey may have been done "in house" but I'm betting the farm that the design of the logo was not done by MCG's art and design department. I am sure they paid a handsome design fee to some firm, most probably not from Augusta, and most probably from ATL.

Cynical old woman
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Cynical old woman 12/10/12 - 04:23 pm
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Dumb southerners

We may have fallen off the turnip truck but it wasn't last nite. We dumb grits eating back woods folks haven't forgotten the war let alone the last survey. Ha!!!!

blues550
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blues550 12/10/12 - 04:34 pm
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And The Jokes Keep Coming
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Another GRUA GUFFAW.

bentman
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bentman 12/10/12 - 04:51 pm
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Do you think we're crazy?

. . . "the survey results will have '100 percent' of the weight in deciding the final designs and colors."

David, why should we believe you?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 12/10/12 - 05:16 pm
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To you P-that-B at MCG, who feign interest and concern...

I wouldn't tell you if you were backing off a cliff. I wouldn't spit on you if you were on fire.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/10/12 - 05:19 pm
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Seeking input..snort, snort.

Seeking input..snort, snort.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/10/12 - 05:25 pm
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Help me remember, how did

Help me remember, how did that first survey go?
Do you like choice A), B),C, or D)?

Thank you all so very much for your help, the winning selection is ......G)!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/10/12 - 06:12 pm
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It's easy. Yellow for

It's easy. Yellow for chicken and brown for ............ Well use your imagination. That's what all this is. Makes me want to vomit.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 12/10/12 - 06:20 pm
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So they are letting people go

So they are letting people go at GRU -having to cut back. I guess it really does take millions to change brand names-again. Right here at christmas is just a wonderful time to lose your job at GRU. But don't worry they will be postin' some new jobs too-likely the expansion in research positions to bring in the bucks. Too bad few americans will be able to fill these positions but jobs are jobs for the area. No raises in sight again-it takes a lot of money to change brand names-I almost forgot.

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