AU tennis teams sweep Concord University

By Charles Cates |

Both the Augusta University (AU) men’s and women’s tennis teams crushed the Concord University Mountain Lions in their respective matches on Tuesday, March 13 at the Newman Tennis Center. Continue reading “AU tennis teams sweep Concord University”


Bus Routes Change due to new Cyber Building

By Skyler Mitchell |
Staff writer

Mitch Skyer, a representative of the Solstice Transportation Group, led a discussion over how the new Riverfront Campus Cyber building will influence the school transportation and bus routes. (photo by Skyler Mitchell)

With the development of the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center (GCITC) underway on Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus, the JagExpress bus routes are expected to shift to accommodate the change. Continue reading “Bus Routes Change due to new Cyber Building”

Education lecture will emphasize needed work for equity in K12

By Kashalah Robinson |

Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, UTRGV interim-vice president for Academic Affairs and College of Education & P-16 Integration Dean on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at the Education Complex in Edinburg, Texas.
UTRGV Photo by Paul Chouy

Augusta University’s College of Education will host the spring Dean’s Lecture Series on Thursday, March 15 in the Ballroom of the Jaguar Student Activity Center from 6-7 p.m. Continue reading “Education lecture will emphasize needed work for equity in K12”

Art Department holds spring Mad Potter Sale

By Kashalah Robinson |

Mike Wetzel takes part in his 17th Mad Potter Sale at AU. (photo by Kashalah Robinson)

The Augusta University Art and Design Department held its spring semester Mad Potter Sale on March 5-7 just outside the Jaguar Student Activities Center building.  Continue reading “Art Department holds spring Mad Potter Sale”

Crime, censorship and authority are the themes for Augusta University Theatre’s spring 2018 production

By Will Cheney |

(From left-right) Austin Canterbury as Tupolski, Allison Berres as the little girl, Michael Silvio Fortino as Ariel and Benjamin Evans as Katurian rehearse a scene from the Pillowman, written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Augusta University’s Doug Joiner. (photo by Todd Bennett)

Written by Martin McDonagh and first produced in 2003, The Pillowman follows the story of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a totalitarian state. Katurian is brought in by law enforcement for interrogation about the content of his stories and the similarity they share with several child murders, which have taken place. Continue reading “Crime, censorship and authority are the themes for Augusta University Theatre’s spring 2018 production”

Art department holds ceramics building grand opening

By JoAnn Lindfors |

AU President Brooks Keel speaks to attendees at the sculpture and ceramics lab grand opening. (special to the Bell Ringer)

After more than a year of planning and construction, the Department of Art and Design opened the newly renovated sculpture and ceramics lab in a ceremony on Monday, March 5. Continue reading “Art department holds ceramics building grand opening”

Spring pause means resting, traveling or catching up

By Jacob Boland |

Jeremiah Griffin plans to do film work on his bonus days off. (photo by Jacob Boland)

Starting Thursday, March 8, Augusta University (AU) will begin their highly anticipated spring pause, giving students a four-day weekend.

Riding on the coattails of spring semester midterms and setting up the week-long spring break in early April, spring pause is a mini-vacation from all things campus oriented.

Jeremiah Griffin, a junior in communication, mentioned loving the small time off from all his classes.

“Well, we’re all working on student films in my film class and I haven’t really finished mine yet, so these days off give me plenty of time to re-shoot a few scenes I wasn’t really happy with,” he said.

Griffin touched upon that although he had to work in the afternoons during spring pause, he didn’t mind taking in the extra hours.

“I mean, that’s money in the bank, you know,” he said.

Walking on campus earlier this week, you could feel the lightness in the air, a synchronous sigh of relief as everyone strolled from class to class, even on Tuesday afternoon when the campus experienced a downpour.

Chaundria Campos plans to rest during spring pause. (photo by Jacob Boland)

Chaundria Campos, who was escaping Tuesday’s rain by hanging out in Allgood Hall, was looking forward to the break.

“Oh, yeah, I really need this pause as I’ve been studying non-stop for three midterms, and I’ve gotten almost no time to myself,” Campos said.

Campos also brought up how she planned to just sleep through much of Thursday and Friday.

“Oh, I think I deserve at least that,” she said.

Macy Goodwin, who plans on graduating next semester, works off campus at Helga’s Bar on Central Avenue. While cleaning glasses Tuesday night, Goodwin thought hard about what she planned to do with her days off.

“I don’t know; I haven’t really thought about the pause until now actually,” she said.

Goodwin then agreed that she might go camping if it didn’t rain over the weekend.

So, students at AU will be using spring pause to make a class project better, to catch up on sleep or to just get away from it all. Spring pause shows that sometimes, it’s good to just slow down for a few days.

AU’s Brown Bag Seminar highlights CURS scholars

Skyler Mitchell |
Staff writer

The Brown Bag seminar, sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship was held in the JSAC on Friday, Feb. 23.

Undergraduate students had the opportunity to present their research in front students and faculty during the Brown Bag Seminar held on Friday, Feb. 23 in the JSAC. Continue reading “AU’s Brown Bag Seminar highlights CURS scholars”

Jags can’t recover from slow start, fall to USC-A 89-79 in PBC quarterfinals

By Leeroy Francis |
Staff writer

AU’s Tamyrik Fields (2) shows his game face after making a basket against USC-Aiken in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament on Feb. 28. (photo by Leeroy Francis)

Augusta University found out that, yes, indeed 13 is an unlucky number in the Jags’ Peach Belt Tournament quarterfinal with USC-Aiken on Wednesday night, Feb. 28. Continue reading “Jags can’t recover from slow start, fall to USC-A 89-79 in PBC quarterfinals”