Augusta University’s literary magazine now a national publication

Here is the latest edition of Sand Hills Literary Magazine, produced by the English and Foreign Languages Department at AU. (staff photo)

By Christine Clark |

Last semester Sand Hills Literary Magazine, Augusta University’s bi-annual publication of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama and art, has become a national publication. Continue reading “Augusta University’s literary magazine now a national publication”


AU’s participation in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Jonathan Klein |


This past April, Augusta University participated in and hosted several events to help raise awareness for sexual assault awareness month. Continue reading “AU’s participation in Sexual Assault Awareness Month”

Waterford letter: Preparing for Study Abroad means making a list and repacking four times

Study Abroad is about gaining knowledge, seeing the world, jotting down some observations and eating Swiss rolls on the go. (photo by Erin Johnson)

By Erin Johnson |

Going on a Study Abroad trip can bring out so many emotions in a college student. You would think that it would be an easy process, that it’s like going on any other trip, but it is not. Study Abroad is a trip of a lifetime, and it starts the moment you decide what trip you’re going to go on and you fully commit to going. There is no turning back once you make that final payment. Continue reading “Waterford letter: Preparing for Study Abroad means making a list and repacking four times”

AU alumna Rusch sparkles in software development

By Madison Brown |
Editor in Chief

photo by: LegalSpark

Neea Rusch, an Augusta University graduate, is making waves in the technology industry with her work as the lead software developer for TaxSlayer’s product, LegalSpark. Continue reading “AU alumna Rusch sparkles in software development”

Retiring Professor Pukis leaves strong legacy for communication

By Emily Daughtry |

Associate Professor Rick Pukis, left, speaks during COMM FEST 2018 in the Maxwell Theatre on April 20. Colleagues Debbie Reddin van Tuyll, David Bulla, Will Bryant and Todd Bennett watch on. The Department of Communication gave Pukis a lifetime achievement award that day. (Photo by Aleighna Guajardo)

It is always a sad time when professors leave the university. Continue reading “Retiring Professor Pukis leaves strong legacy for communication”

Behind the scenes of the Miller Theater with Steven Uhles

By Erin Johnson |


Steve Uhles believes promoting his community is an important goal as the sales and marketing manager at the renovated Miller Theater. (photo by Erin Johnson)

Steven Uhles, born in Los Angeles, has lived in Augusta, Ga., since he was a young boy. As a child, he always had a love for reading, writing and storytelling. These led to a career in journalism covering the arts. Indeed, Uhles would eventually become an arts and entertainment columnist for the Augusta Chronicle. Continue reading “Behind the scenes of the Miller Theater with Steven Uhles”

AU drama professor—and her strange teaching methods

By Emily Daughtry |


Melanie O’Meara, an assistant professor of communication at AU, prepares to teach another drama class at Washington Hall. (photo by Emily Daughtry)

A strange professor is making students yell holes into the walls of Washington Hall. Continue reading “AU drama professor—and her strange teaching methods”

Juried student art exhibition makes big splash at Byrd Gallery

By Julia Gray



Edgar Miles stands in front his piece “Jared Playing the Banjo” at the AU Juried Student Art Exhibition. (photo by Julia Gray)

The annual Augusta University Juried Student Art Exhibition ended on March 23 at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art on the university’s Summerville campus. Continue reading “Juried student art exhibition makes big splash at Byrd Gallery”

Sand Hills Literary Magazine holds A Hullabaloo of Poetry in honor of World Poetry Day

By Rachel Shomer | Co-Editor in Chief

Sand Hills staff member Chartrece Carpenter reads a poem at the Hullabaloo of Poetry event.  (photo by Sheldonia Bessent)

Augusta University’s Sand Hills literary magazine held “A Hullabaloo of Poetry” in honor of World Poetry Day in the JSAC Breezeway on Wednesday, March 21.

Continue reading “Sand Hills Literary Magazine holds A Hullabaloo of Poetry in honor of World Poetry Day”

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. Continue reading “Spring pause means resting, traveling or catching up”