Suicide is the second leading cause of death between ages 15 and 35, according to the CDC.
College life is a time of excitement and discovery as well as higher risks of stress. These dynamics can create a sense of confusion paired with anxiety. Pressures to succeed can lead to feelings of powerlessness or crisis, increasing the risk of depression and suicide. The “Love a Stranger” challenge is used to encourage students into taking what they’ve learned and using it in practice. Continue reading “Love a Stranger challenge: Don’t forget to let a stranger love you”→
The future of Augusta University is currently being decided upon, where many organizations and committees working hard to ensure it survives. Now, students have an opportunity to help improve it.
As of right now, the university is currently working on the Strategic Planning Project, a project trying to improve certain aspects of the university on both school campuses. The plan is currently being put under review, so students and faculty were encouraged to come to the town hall meetings that were held on Mar. 23 and Mar. 24. The meetings were livestreamed for those that could not attend.
March heralded the Annual Augusta Writer’s Weekend as Augusta University students and faculty presented their creative works as well as hosted numerous workshops.
Notable among these events were Julia Elliott and Jim Minick book signings which were held in University Hall Lobby at four. Also of note was the reading by the university’s very own Karen Gillespie, a professor in the English department, of one of her books that was recently published.
Students from Augusta University and Paine College will be collaborating in an African-American hair show. The event begins on Thursday, Mar. 30, at 6 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium at the Health Sciences campus.
On the last Thursday of winter, as the weather began to warm, AU students traded their hugs for some cold, refreshing cokes. The #HugMeCoke machine appeared on the Summerville Campus at the Jaguar Student Activities Center patio on Mar. 16. The machine had more than 700 cokes for the coke-loving students and huggers on campus. Continue reading “AU students trade hugs for cokes”→
Dear readers, we’ve done it. The Bell Ringer at Augusta University has finally received a GCPA award.
It’s an award for the “Best Website” category in third place, after attending the 2017 Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) Conference during Feb. 10-11 at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
The Georgia College Press Association recognizes the grand work of student-run newspapers from colleges and universities in Georgia. Between spring 2016 and spring 2017, I was present for the two GCPA conferences during the newspaper’s major transformation from mainly print to mainly online.
By Kait Fruechting and Jamie Sapp | Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief
Sherrill on his last year as a Jaguar
After stepping out on the basketball court for the last time as a Jaguar, Keshun Sherrill spoke with The Bell Ringer to give them insight into who he is, what he wants, and what values he holds dear. He spoke of everything from his pregame rituals and things that people do not know about him as well as more serious ideals and values. Continue reading “Q&A with Keshun Sherrill: Sherrill on his last year as a Jaguar”→
Dr. Pamela Hayward, along with communication professors Laura Harrison and Rick Pukis, spoke at the Georgia Communication Association (GCA) Conference held at Middle Georgia State University in Macon on Feb. 17. Continue reading “2017 GCA Conference”→