January 5, 2010

UPDATE: James L. Toles, IV

The Georgia State University Players mourn the loss of James L. Toles, IV, who died in an early morning car accident in Florida on Monday, December 28, 2009. James, also known as "Jay" and "Lafayette," recently had his play "The Race" performed in the Fall 2009 Student Showcase. He was a dedicated student and playwright. James will be deeply missed.

A full obituary may be read here.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.



Here is the information regarding the funeral for James:

Saturday, January 9, 2010
11:30 am
Jonesville Baptist Church
5201 Montgomery Street
Savannah, GA 31405-5151
912) 351-0423

Funeral arrangements are being handled by:
Williams & Williams Funeral Home
1012 E. Gwinnett Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Also, the family would appreciate any financial assistance that individuals can provide. This can be done through:

Bank of America
c/o Michelle and James Toles
Acct#: 334015389679

Please forward the above information to the various constituent groups in which James was a member.


Pamela D. Anthony
Assistant Dean/Director of Student Life and Leadership
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3973
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3973
Phone: 404-413-1580
Fax: 404-413-1593


Hi all,

Many of you likely saw the media coverage of the terrible automobile accident which recently took the life of one of our most promising undergraduates, James (Jay) Toles, over the holiday break. Beyond his good work in our classes, Toles was also very active in university extracurricular activities, especially the theatre and GSTV.

The university, along with the department of communication, is taking every available opportunity to express our shared profound sense of loss and regret. The note I'm forwarding from the university director of student life and leadership adds more details about the coming funeral.

GSU makes available counseling services for any member of the university community who might benefit from them, and their offices will be open with the university as of tomorrow, Tuesday the 5th.


January 4, 2010

Job Search: Theatre Specialist

The U.S. Department Of The Interior is looking for a Theatre Specialist. This position is located at the This position is located at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park. The Carter Barron Amphitheatre is a 4,000 seat venue where live performing arts are interwoven into a natural park setting.

Job Location: DC - Washington
Job Title: Theatre Specialist

More information about the position can be found HERE.