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Boro Browse gives access to GSU students
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      Last week, the Georgia Southern student activities office played host to "Boro Browse," an on-campus expo that gives area businesses and non-profit agencies an opportunity to visit campus and share information about their goods and services with students, staff, and faculty.
       Georgia Southern's director of Student Activities Charlie Huber said 155 groups set up displays around the Russell Union rotunda and the pedestrium that morning.
       "We had local businesses, churches, student ministries, and student organizations providing everything from information, to food, coupons, and just answering questions," Huber said. "It was a great event that was really well attended, and it gave new students and opportunity to see what Statesboro has to offer that is not on the University's campus."
       Joey Godbee, owner of Express Tune and Lube on Zetterower Avenue felt Boro Browse was a great opportunity to showcase his business in front of thousands of university students.
       "I felt like it was a very successful event for us, because it allowed us to visit with the students and tell them about the services that we offer," Godbee. "We have always had a very strong student business, and we certainly want to keep it that way and build on it."
       Dawn Mallard of Mal-Ad Promotions in Statesboro said it was beneficial to her family's business on two levels.
       "My husband Michael and daughter-in-law Christa represented our company, and said both said it was very worthwhile," Mallard said. "They were able to make contacts with students and with student organizations and other businesses that may be in need of promotional products."
      I have heard people say on many an occasion that they feel there is some sort of a disconnect between the university and the "town", or for lack of a better term, the community outside of the boundaries of the university.
       Huber stressed the importance of providing students with as much information as possible.
       "From our standpoint, a university campus cannot provide for all of the needs of its students, nor should it try," he said. "We want the students to be familiar with all of the resources that are available to them when they are here attending Georgia Southern. This is an excellent way to do that. We hope that each year more and more businesses and organizations will join Boro Browse."

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