Alumni share readings at Writer’s Weekend

By Austin Wright | Copy Editor

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.

One such event held importance in a different way, the AU Creative Writing Alumni Reading which showcased the talents of prominent creative writing majors who have recently graduated. Continue reading “Alumni share readings at Writer’s Weekend”

Alumni speakers advise on career choices in CommFest

 

Left to Right) Panel speakers Karleigh King, Brennan Meagher, Bethany Marshall, Eryka Menzies and Dylan Smith talked about their college and career experiences. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)
(Left to Right) Panel speakers Karleigh King, Brennan Meagher, Bethany Marshall, Eryka Menzies and Dylan Smith talked about their college and career experiences. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Jamie Sapp | Layout Editor

Guest panel speakers visited students at the “CommFest Lecture Series” on Jan. 27 at noon as they gathered in the JSAC Coffeehouse on Augusta University’s Summerville campus for advice on career choices.

The panel speakers included Karleigh King, Brennan Meagher, Bethany Marshall, Eryka Menzies and Dylan Smith. They are all alumni of Augusta University.

As host of the lecture series, Communications Assistant Professor Terri Sasser introduced the guest panel speakers with a friendly welcome from the students of Augusta University.

Each speaker spoke about various topics of interest to the students, ranging from extracurricular activities, resumes and portfolios to time management, volunteer work, jobs and internships.

Festival Assistant of the Westobou Festival Bethany Marshall said she did the odds-and-ends work of her job, making sure that events go smoothly behind the scenes. Marshall also said she contacted donors and corporate sponsors during her work in donor relations as well as researched grants.

“And when we’re not doing the festival, we have a year-round gallery,” she said. “And we show visual art. We have a new exhibition every couple of months. So I get to plan the receptions for that.”

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