Preview: “Don’t Touch My Hair,” literally

(Photo: Kashalah Robinson)

By Kashalah Robinson | Contributor

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.

Raising awareness and bringing a cultural event to the university was the main goal in putting together the “Don’t Touch My Hair” hair show. Continue reading “Preview: “Don’t Touch My Hair,” literally”

The Holi Festival

A group of students threw powder paint up in the sky for fun during the Holi Festival on Mar. 20. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

In celebration of the first day of spring, the CREW hosted the Holi Festival on Monday, Mar. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Science Hall field lawn which is known as the “festival of colors” or “festival of love.” Continue reading “The Holi Festival”

Candidates speak their Minds and Hopes for Votes

The SGA held the debates in the JSAC Hardy Room on Friday, Mar. 24, at 1:30 p.m. (Left to Right) Candidates Jenny Smeragliuolo, Joshua LaFavor, Paul Kelton, LeDarius Scott, David Peltier and Chris Forde are pictured. (Photo: Skyler Mitchell)

By Skyler Mitchell | Staff Writer

Election day is coming closer and closer for Augusta University and the people running for student government just had their final say.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is starting elections soon and the race is coming to a close. Winners will be announced shortly on Wednesday, Mar. 29, at 5:30 p.m. and the SGA will be under new leadership before the semester ends. Since the date is coming closer and closer, those running for the executive positions decided to give it one final go before letting the voters decides.

The SGA held the debates in the JSAC Hardy Room on Friday, Mar. 24, at 1:30 p.m. The debates were the final chances for the candidates to get their message out. Many candidates were there, all vying for a seat in the SGA. Continue reading “Candidates speak their Minds and Hopes for Votes”

Phi Kappa Phi hosts 18th Annual Student Research and Fine Arts Conference

Students and faculty gathered together for the 18th Phi Kappa Phi Annual Student Research and Fine Arts Conference on Mar. 8 in the JSAC Ballroom. (Photo: Skyler Mitchell)

By Skyler Mitchell | Staff Writer

Members of Phi Kappa Phi gathered in the JSAC Ballroom to have a meeting of minds on Mar. 8.  Students from every department came to share their hard-won knowledge to others and were met with praise.

The honors society of Phi Kappa Phi recently had its 18th Annual Student Research and Fine Arts Conference that was open to the public on a Wednesday afternoon, which was the site of several extraordinary events.

Dr. Pamela Hayward, the leader of the Augusta University chapter, was the presenter of the event.

“I believe this conference is important to show the hard work [of the students] on these projects,” she said after explaining her position in the conference. Continue reading “Phi Kappa Phi hosts 18th Annual Student Research and Fine Arts Conference”

Professors make suggestions on teaching methods

By Skyler Mitchell | Staff Writer

Ensuring a good education is a job that requires tremendous effort and time with many problems that come along with it. However, there are solutions that can start with the teachers themselves.

A meeting for professors, called the “Solving Educational Problems: Opportunities and Challenges in Innovative Teaching,” was held on Mar. 6 in room 170 of University Hall. The topic was one of great importance to them and for the education of their students. Even a teacher needs to learn something new in order to make sure the education of their students is thorough. Continue reading “Professors make suggestions on teaching methods”

AU students trade hugs for cokes

(Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

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”

The Effect portrays more than chemical romance

(Left to Right) Communication students Hunter Thomas, Allison Berres, and Benjamin Evans perform scenes in the spring play, The Effect, during a rehearsal on February 23, 2017, in room 242 of Washington Hall. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

When it comes to spring, people often think about new beginnings such as budding romance. However, is romance a result of a chemical reaction in the brain or a natural process?

That is where The Effect comes in. Directed by communication professor Doug Joiner, The Effect is a play written by Lucy Prebble that is mainly focused on a clinical drug trial testing between two volunteer patients where chemical romance soon develops. Continue reading “The Effect portrays more than chemical romance”

Getting Shade for Going Green

By Skyler Mitchell | Staff Writer

Parking in the shade is a rare commodity on campus and very few have the privilege. But certain people are cooking up something – a solution that is eco-friendly.

During a SGA senate meeting on Feb. 24, guest speaker John Croy came to propose a plan that could provide shaded parking and clean energy for Augusta University. Continue reading “Getting Shade for Going Green”

Two GCPA conferences, one award finally

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.

For The Bell Ringer, this particular award is its first and only award since spring 2015. Continue reading “Two GCPA conferences, one award finally”

Q&A with Keshun Sherrill: Sherrill on his last year as a Jaguar

(Top) The Augusta Jaguars, including senior player Keshun Sherrill, gather together before playing the PBC Quarterfinal game against the Montevallo Falcons on Feb. 25 in the Christenberry Fieldhouse. (Photo: Kait Fruechting)
(Top) The Augusta Jaguars, including senior player Keshun Sherrill, gather together before playing the PBC Quarterfinal game against the Montevallo Falcons on Feb. 25 in the Christenberry Fieldhouse. (Photo: Kait Fruechting)

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”