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Armstrong state releases lecture-series schedule
SAVANNAH — Armstrong State University has announced the schedule for the 2014-15 Moveable Feast lecture and performance series, presented by the university’s College of Liberal Arts in Savannah. All events are free and open to the public.
The second annual series, which officially kicks off Sept. 4, will feature monthly lectures and performances by distinguished Armstrong faculty. The series’ goal is to celebrate the role the liberal arts plays in education.   
The first lecture in the series is “Gardens, Manners and William Jay: Savannah’s Romantic Spirit” by Dr. Christopher E. Hendricks, Department of History, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Telfair Academy, 121 Barnard St.
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GSU engineering receives accreditation
Georgia Southern’s Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science programs have been granted full accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.
According to the school’s website, the ABET accreditation is the first national accreditation for the programs instituted in 2011.
“Accreditation means that our new engineering programs educate our students according to international standards set by engineering educators and professionals, and that the programs have a workable continuous improvement process in place,” said Mohammad Davoud, dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology. “The continuous improvement process is a routine process to assess and measure how well we’re preparing our students for careers in engineering, and to make improvements and updates as needed.”
To receive accreditation by ABET, the university was required to promote best practices in education, receive international recognition for the programs’ quality, involve faculty and staff in self-assessment and continuous quality-improvement processes, base its curriculum on learning outcomes rather than teaching inputs and be able to easily determine the acceptability of transfer credits.

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