31 January 2012
I don’t normally send out announcements like this, but there have been some exciting new changes at The Goodis Center lately, and I want to keep everyone in the loop. If you have any questions about this announcement or The Goodis Center in general, don’t hesitate to contact us.
*The Goodis Center was awarded free advertising by Facebook.*
The Goodis Center received a small credit for advertising on Facebook as part of their effort to help promote specially qualified small businesses.
I drew up a quick ad tonight and launched it at 7pm. Since launching the ad, it’s used 2.4% of our ad credit and the page has gone from 137 “likes” to 146. We’re going to try to maintain the momentum going by keeping the social media and website pages active with new and up-to-date content on a regular basis.
*Our redesigned website launched today.*
In keeping with my own deadline to launch the new website in the month of January, the new site went live around noon today. There are still several pages that need to be completed with new content, but the core of the site is up and functional.
One exciting new feature on the site is the ability to read the Journal for Human Advancement online by “paying” with a Tweet or Facebook post. CD copies (ISSN 2152-2766) are still for sale at their regular $3 price.
Check out the new site at it’s home domain, robertgoodis.com, or any of the new domains: robertgoodis.org, goodiscenter.org, or thegoodiscenter.org. The latter of the new domains is going to be the official domain used on all publications and materials.
*We have a new logo!*
Graphic design of the new Goodis Center logo was done by Martin Krebs of Windy Meadow Graphic Design (windymeadow.net). We’ll be receiving new files with variations of the logo, including different resolutions and gray-scale versions, for use with all our print and digital materials in the near future. If any of the logos look a little fuzzy right now, that’s because I jumped the gun. Martin did a fantastic job with the logo, and I know you’ll agree when you see it in use on our various print and digital materials.
*Announcing our new staff members*
*Alexander Thompson* is still involved as our associate arts editor, and I’m still working in the same capacity as usual. We do have a few new staffing changes to announce, though: *Megan Towey* has joined us part-time as a research and administrative assistant, and *Lena Batchan* is going to be freelancing with us to help with projects like our Journal for Human Advancement.
I’m also in communication with a few individuals to see whether we can finally start a research-intensive internship with students at Bard College this semester. More details on this effort will be posted to the website in due time.
*Update on the Journal – New issue to be released in February*
We’ve received some great submissions for the forthcoming issue of the Journal for Human Advancement: Independent Projects for Progress and Human Rights, our interdisciplinary, multimedia-based human rights journal.
I’m working with Alexander, Megan, and Lena to prepare this issue for release in February. The release will be announced on our website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
This issue of the journal will feature playwright Nick Mwaluko as our Artist in Focus, as well as contributions in arts and academia from several other individuals. If you missed the submission deadline for this issue, you can always send your materials to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the next issue.
There will be more news and updates in the near future, so keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter, thegoodiscenter.org, and our blog (thegoodiscenter.org/blog).
Suggestions for new content on our site, blog, social media accounts, and journal are always welcome, and can be submitted through the Contact Us form on our website.
Robert D. Goodis, Director
The Goodis Center for Research and Reform, LLC
30 Campus Road
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504
*advancing and promoting human rights since 2009*