The Center of Genomic Advocacy Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Open House for Genomic Advocacy at Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN, November 13, 2013 – Indiana State University is pleased to announce the first Open House to a new organization on the ISU campus on Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 2pm, also known as The Center of Genomic Advocacy. The new organization, located in the Science Building at Indiana State University in room 207/209, will be a part of guiding students into the genomic era. This will be the first time that the center is reaching out to ISU through social media.
The Center of Genomic Advocacy will guide Indiana State University into the genomics era by encouraging the responsible use of genomic technology for the improvement of society. They will modify the negative effects that such technology may have on individuals and bring you more aware of what TCGA does. The overall idea is to create advocates in the community through interdisciplinary studies.
Not too many people know about TCGA on the ISU campus. It is important to inform students about all the organizations that the school has to offer. Tours will be held the day of the Open House to show off TCGA’s amazing equipment. TCGA will do their part to help the student body gain knowledge about scientific advances in society and hope that the student body will reciprocate the favor and help them make people aware of their organization as well.
“We are really thrilled that we have a group of PR students helping us get the word out about our unique organization here on campus,” said Director Dr. Rusty Gonser. “We look forward to bringing our knowledge and love of Genomics to students that are interested.
The Center of Genomic Advocacy creates helpful ways to support society in the genomic revolution and advance the education of its citizens. ISU has formed this organization to develop a community of genomic advocates through study and research. TCGA ties these ways in a plan of insight, in which students and faculty can engage in new research, also strengthening the academic program at ISU in a modern way. Come out and support TCGA!
Andie Frankiewicz (314-685-4831)
The Center for Genomic Advocacy
Science, Room 207/209
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
The Center of Genomic Advocacy
200 North 7th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809
The Center of Genomic Advocacy
HISTORY OF ORGANIZATION: TCGA stemmed from the 20-year-old international Human Genome Project also known as HGP. The HGP was a project that led to the understanding of how genomic information could change society as a whole. It was genomic revolution that would lead to the understanding of the human genome as a whole, which later became known as the TCGA.
VISION: TCGA will guide Indiana State University into the genomics era by encouraging the responsible use of genomic technology for the improvement of society. They will modify the negative effects that such technology may have on individuals and bring you more aware of what TCGA does. The overall vision is to create advocates in the community through interdisciplinary studies.
PURPOSE: The TCGA is understanding of how the human genome similarities makes people part of the human species and the differences that make people an individual. The mission of The Center of Genomic Advocacy, otherwise known as TCGA, is to develop a community of supporters through interdisciplinary studies in biology, political science, business, ethics, and health. The purpose of TCGA is to learn and understand the importance and the things that the human genome can teach our society as the world evolves.
GOALS: Some of the goals that TCGA is going to try and accomplish are to increase enrollment and student success, advance experiential learning and recruit and retain great faculty and staff, enhance community engagement, diversify revenue, and also create an innovative, distinctive, and transformational academic center.