Convocation speaker urges freshmen to be both collegial and compassionate

Will Bryant, a lecturer in Communication, gives the Convocation lecture at Christenberry Fieldhouse. (photo by Mason Winkler)

By Mason Winkler |
Editor in chief

Dr. Will Bryant gave the faculty lecture at the 2019 Augusta University Freshman Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Convocation speaker urges freshmen to be both collegial and compassionate”

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Former AU star Reed claims his seventh PGA title, at the Northern Trust

Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters champion, captured the first event in the Fedex Cup Championship with a win at the Northern Trust. (photo by AU Athletics)

By Sarah Tychsen |
Sports editor

Former Augusta State University student-athlete Patrick Reed claimed his seventh PGA title this past weekend at the Northern Trust Championship, which was held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. The event took place from Aug. 8 through Aug. 11. Continue reading “Former AU star Reed claims his seventh PGA title, at the Northern Trust”

Jaguar volleyball hopes to make it back-to-back in ’19

Chloe Allen (6) was an all-Peach Belt second team last season and returns for the defending conference tournament champion Jaguar volleyball team. (photo by Augusta University Athletics)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Editor

Jaguar women’s volleyball is back.The 2018 Peach Belt Conference Tournament champion Jaguars have released their 2019 volleyball schedule. Headlining the 2019 schedule will be a tournament at Queens University on Sept. 6- 7 and road matches at Flagler University on Oct. 4 and at cross-river rival USC Aiken on Oct. 19. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball hopes to make it back-to-back in ’19”

AU profs look to share their knowledge beyond the classroom

AU Communication Professor Debbie van Tuyll (R) gives an award to Jim Ogden (C) at the Symposium on the Nineteenth Century Press, the Civil War and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (staff photo)

By Leeroy Francis |
Editor

Augusta University’s David W. Bulla and Debra Reddin van Tuyll, professors in the Department of Communication, have always led with an AP Style book in the classroom. But now they have an aspiration to teach the masses as they both this summer have received contracts for books to be published in the next six months. Continue reading “AU profs look to share their knowledge beyond the classroom”

Jaguars look to return to XC national championships

Junior Hunter Kimball (14) had a strong 2018 season and finished 55th in the national championship in Pittsburgh, Pa. (staff photo)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Editor

After finishing the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championship 10K in 28th place in Pittsburgh, Pa., last December, the Augusta University Jaguars are on the fast track to make it back to nationals. Continue reading “Jaguars look to return to XC national championships”

Study Abroad journal: Scotland isn’t just kilts, bagpipes and Harry Potter

A panoramic view of Scotland’s Arthur’s Seat, on the edge of Edinburgh. The Firth of Forth is in the background. (photo by Taylor Buettner)

By Taylor Buettner |
Contributor

Passport: Check. Suitcase with wheels that won’t break off: Check. Scarf and raincoat: Check. Dramamine for the seven-hour trans-Atlantic flight: Check. Continue reading “Study Abroad journal: Scotland isn’t just kilts, bagpipes and Harry Potter”

AU’s Bryant helped bring Peach Jam hoops to Augusta, with the lure of golf

Detroit Piston standout and former University of Oklahoma all-America Blake Griffin attended the latest Peach Jam. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Staff writer

The Nike Peach Jam has been a major high school basketball event in North Augusta for the past 24 years. The event first started in 1996 with the original name being the Nike Peach Basket Classic, before it was changed to the Peach Jam in 1997. Continue reading “AU’s Bryant helped bring Peach Jam hoops to Augusta, with the lure of golf”

Georgia’s lone representative in Peach Jam knocks off champion Mokan Elite

Guard Sharife Cooper of Georgia’s AOT averaged 24.6 points per game during Peach Jam. (photo by Carlos Rodriguez)

By Carlos Rodriguez |
Staff writer

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.—Nike hosted the 24th annual Peach Jam on July 10-14 at Riverview Park Activities Center, and only one team from Georgia, the AOT Running Rebels, competed in the 17-and-under portion. Continue reading “Georgia’s lone representative in Peach Jam knocks off champion Mokan Elite”

Rooted: A new coffeehouse in Evans’ Riverwood Town Center

The spicy chicken sandwich from Rooted Coffeehouse on William Few Parkway in Evans. (photo by Taylor Branam)

By Taylor Branam |
Contributor

While on lunch break recently, I decided to stop by this little new café near in Evans at the Riverwood Town Center called Rooted. As I walked in, I was greeted by a very lovely staff who proceeded to help me pick out something from the menu. Continue reading “Rooted: A new coffeehouse in Evans’ Riverwood Town Center”

A professor with dreams driven by creativity

Assistant Professor of English Dylan Smeak in his office in Allgood Hall. (photo by Micah Weathers)

By Micah Weathers |
Contributor

A professor at Augusta University is living his dreams through his passion for creativity. Assistant Professor of English Dylan Smeak says “having no life” really means that you’ve found what you love and are completely fixated on it. Continue reading “A professor with dreams driven by creativity”