Campus Briefs

The Atlanta Asian Film Festival will be screening films from a variety of Asian countries at the Cinefest from Friday, Oct. 5 to Saturday Oct. 20 to provide a cultural bridge between the Asian and non-Asian communities.
Georgia State will receive $2,861,348.71 in attorney’s fees and $85,746.39 in costs from publishers who sued it for copyright infringement. Although the publishers had already decided to appeal, their request for a delay on ruling for court costs was denied by judge Evans.

Spotlight released the names of the nominees for the Homecoming Court on Thursday. They included the names of the nominees for king, queen, prince and princess. For the full list of the nominees see their twitter account, @GSUSpotlight.
Georgia’s Own Credit Union sponsored a $10,000 cash drop at last Saturday’s football game. 400 students were chosen to enter the field during half time and attempt to catch cash vouchers which they could redeem at any Georgia’s Own Credit Union bank.

Georgia State will not be sponsoring a Homecoming concert this fall. There will be a concert Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Kenessaw State University Convocation Center that students can attend instead. See Spotlight’s website for more information.

Jane Goodall spoke at Georgia State this past Monday at the Student Center Ballroom and held a book signing afterward. You can also see her Animal Planet Special “Janes Journey” Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m.

A National Science Foundation grant will help Goesciences faculty member Larry Kiage investigate how climate changes shaped and affected African cultures years ago. The project is being funded by a $30,000 grant. Depending on the results of the study, NSF may ask Kiage to investigate further.

The “Latino Influences on American Cultures” art exhibit will be on display at Georgia State until Oct 12 in the Student Center Gallery Art Lounge. The work from Georgia State students and artists form the community is meant to celebrate the numerous ways Latino culture has integrated itself into the American art scene.