CURS Seminars show recent student research on topics

CURS Brown Bag Seminars
Undergraduate students present their research at the CURS Brown Bag Seminar events for the interests of other students, faculty, and the public in the JSAC Ballroom at Augusta University. (Courtesy of Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship)

By Natasha Ramaswamy | copy editor

This past semester, the Augusta University Center for Undergraduate Research (CURS), led by the CURS program director Melissa Knap, hosted their 11th bi-annual series of Brown Bag Seminars.

Students from across the university had the opportunity to flock to the JSAC Ballroom to present their original research and scholarship to their peers and faculty on campus while enjoying a complimentary “brown bag” lunch. Continue reading “CURS Seminars show recent student research on topics”


“Fanny’s Fantastic Food Frolic” shows how to live a colorful life  

By Madison Brown | Staff Writer

“Variety is the spice of life,” is a quote from “Fanny’s Fantastic Food Frolic”, a fall production from the Augusta University Department of Communication.

Written by Dr. Melanie Kitchens O’Meara and Dr. Ruth Laurion Bowman, the play shares the message of choosing to live a colorful life, rather than one that is dull and gray.

The play focuses on a young girl named Fanny, Continue reading ““Fanny’s Fantastic Food Frolic” shows how to live a colorful life  “

AU Men’s Cross Country makes history at 2017 PBC Championship

Senior athlete Dylan Forester (#125) races with confidence at the PBC Championship on Oct. 21. (Photo by: Zack Hill)

By Zack Hill | Contributor

It was a lukewarm and mildly overcast morning on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

The air had that perfect level of moisture that dampened the morning grass of the Stewart-Watson Field but did not soak it. The tents and flags set all around were mostly still, and the breeze was faint.

Runners have coined a simple jargon for this type of environment: “perfect racing weather.” Continue reading “AU Men’s Cross Country makes history at 2017 PBC Championship”

AU student serves two-year reign as Miss Black and Gold

By Kashalah Robinson | Contributor  

In April of 2016, then sophomore Trene’ Hamilton competed in her first pageant, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Miss Black and Gold, and won the title.  

Almost two years later, the now senior still holds that title.  Continue reading “AU student serves two-year reign as Miss Black and Gold”

Communication students to honor veterans at AU

By Taylor Crook | Contributor  

 AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Augusta University Department of Communication will celebrate Veterans Day on the Summerville campus on Thursday, Nov. 9. 

 Students in the Public Relations Practices class (COMM 3600) will be giving away doughnuts Continue reading “Communication students to honor veterans at AU”

Jags to battle Tigers in exhibition

By Will Cheney | Contributor  

For the second year in a row, the Augusta University men’s basketball team will carry out an exhibition against a notable Division I opponent. The 2016 opener featured a trip to Kansas to battle Wichita State University, a game in which the Jaguars fell by six.  Continue reading “Jags to battle Tigers in exhibition”

Keel outlines his plan for Augusta University 

Augusta University president Dr. Brooks Keep is being interviewed by news organizations regarding his plan for the future of the university after giving his first State of the University Address at the Maxwell Theatre on Friday, Oct. 20. (Photo: Madison Brown)

Augusta University’s faculty and students gathered in the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre as President Brooks Keel gave the State of the University Address at noon on Friday, Oct. 20. 

 The State of the University Address began with introductions by Dr. Wendy Turner, professor of history in the Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy; Stephanie Myers, president of the Graduate Student Government Association; and LeDarius Scott, president of the Undergraduate Student Government Association.  Continue reading “Keel outlines his plan for Augusta University “

AU hosts 2017 Cyber Georgia

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, who served as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Cyber Georgia on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Education Commons, addressed topics relating to global cyber threats. Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (back) held a Q&A session later with Nakasone after the presentation. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

With October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month, there is no better way to recognize the importance of cybersecurity than at Cyber Georgia.

This year’s Cyber Georgia began Oct. 12-13 in the Education Commons at Augusta University. With cyber threats hitting Augusta like a “tsunami,” Continue reading “AU hosts 2017 Cyber Georgia”

 Cinema Series serves as a ‘big win’ for those who come 

The Cinema Series logo shines through a foggy window during the screening of ‘Columbus’ on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at the Maxwell Theatre. (Photo: Zhenya Townley)

By Zhenya Townley | Online + Design editor

Every August and December, communication professor Matthew Buzzell finds himself in New York City. His mission is to find films to bring back to Augusta University to show at the Cinema Series during the semester. Buzzell watches three films a day for five days. Continue reading ” Cinema Series serves as a ‘big win’ for those who come “

Augusta University goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A pink ribbon is put on display by Zeta Tau Alpha in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the JSAC patio on Monday, Oct. 16. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Natasha Ramaswamy | copy editor

This October, Augusta University and many different organizations around the campus hosted events throughout the month to support philanthropic efforts in curing breast cancer. Continue reading “Augusta University goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month”