AU students react to Junior Model UN Conference

Posters of different countries are placed on chairs for the JMUN conference in the JSAC Ballroom on Mar. 15 at Augusta University. (Photo: Kait Fruechting)

By Kait Fruechting | Staff Writer

The students of the Model UN class, taught by Dr. Craig Albert, a professor of political science, presented the 3rd Annual Junior Model UN Conference on Mar. 15 in the JSAC Ballroom. About 250 students from 13 local middle schools participated in the JMUN.

Albert’s students actively participated in all stages, from the planning to the execution. This allowed for and resulted in a greater understanding and respect for the procedures of the UN. Continue reading “AU students react to Junior Model UN Conference”

Strategic planning gets feedback

Dr. Gretchen Caughman, vice president of academic affairs and provost, and Lee Ann Liska, CEO of AU Medical Center, discussed the Strategic Planning Project on Mar. 24 in the Maxwell Theatre. (Photo: Skyler Mitchell)

By Skyler Mitchell | Staff Writer

Augusta University is planning a big change in how it is going to be run and university officials are looking for feedback before it is put into place.

Augusta University is currently going through a change in planning, which is called the Strategic Planning Project. The project is supposed to focus on changing things like education, economic development, research and clinical care. The plan is currently in its second stage and being put under review. Continue reading “Strategic planning gets feedback”

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”

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”

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”

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Council seeks to raise awareness

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

September is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the United States. To bring awareness of suicide prevention, the Student Wellness Council, along with the Counseling Center, participated in various activities at Augusta University.

The Student Wellness Council and the Counseling Center joined together on Sept. 7 for the World Suicide Prevention Day Table in the JSAC Breezeway.
Continue reading “Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Council seeks to raise awareness”

The CREW hosts festival at Oak Hall

Students and organizations attend the Unity Festival at the Oak Hall courtyard on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)
Students and organizations attend the Unity Festival at the Oak Hall courtyard on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (Photo: Jamie Sapp)

By Jamie Sapp | Editor-in-Chief

To start a new academic year and celebrate diversity, the CREW hosted Augusta University’s Unity Festival for students at the Oak Hall courtyard at 7 p.m. on Aug. 25.

Students from the Summerville and Health Sciences campuses – along with diverse organizations – gathered together at Oak Hall for lively entertainment, food with refreshments, bounce houses, and information booths. Some of the organizations at the festival include the INITIATIVE, Augusta University Study Abroad Office, Augusta University Gospel Choir, Confucius Institute, and the Black Student Union (BSU). Continue reading “The CREW hosts festival at Oak Hall”

Individuals speak on 2016 Employer Expo

By Jamie Sapp | Layout Editor

On Feb. 19, 2016, the 2016 Employer Expo gave students, job seekers, and employers the opportunity to meet each other at Christenberry Fieldhouse on Augusta University. Director of Career Services Julie Goley, pre-cell and molecular biology major Chamyia Williams and assistant professor Gina Besenyi speak about the expo and other topics relating to the event on campus.

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