Fall 2020 commencement to be held with no guests

After extensive discussions, Augusta University has decided to exclude guests from its Fall 2020 Commencement, which will be held next Friday (Dec. 11) at James Brown Arena with three socially distanced sessions. Only the graduating seniors, faculty and administrators will attend the sessions with two colleges going at a time. The decision was made because of the recent national spike in COVID-19 cases and warnings that the situation will get worse during the winter holiday season. An email was sent Friday afternoon, Dec. 4, to AU students, faculty and staff from Dr. Zach Kelehear, interim executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, stating the following:

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Cincinnati’s MacKinnon named AU’s provost and vice president of academic affairs

Neil MacKinnon will replace Gretchen Caughman as the provost of Augusta University.

By Haley Knight |
Editor in chief

After extensive interviews with the three final provost candidates, Augusta University (AU) has named Neil J. MacKinnon has the new provost and vice president of academic affairs starting Jan. 19, 2021. Continue reading “Cincinnati’s MacKinnon named AU’s provost and vice president of academic affairs”

Zach Kelehear named AU’s interim provost, succeeding Caughman

Zach Kelehear (L) speaks during the 2019 Convocation at Christenberry Fieldhouse. (photo by Mason Winkler)

By Haley Knight |
Editor in chief

Vice Provost for Instruction at Augusta University Zach Kelehear has been named interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs starting Aug. 31. Continue reading “Zach Kelehear named AU’s interim provost, succeeding Caughman”

AU to follow contingency plan No. 1 in fall reopening

Augusta University Provost Gretchen Caughman updates Fall 2020 plans in a June 26 faculty town hall meeting.

By Jenna Ingalls |
Staff writer

In the most recent town hall, Provost Gretchen Caughman announced that Augusta University will be following contingency plan No. 1 for the fall reopening. Continue reading “AU to follow contingency plan No. 1 in fall reopening”

Convocation speaker urges freshmen to be both collegial and compassionate

Will Bryant, a lecturer in Communication, gives the Convocation lecture at Christenberry Fieldhouse. (photo by Mason Winkler)

By Mason Winkler |
Editor in chief

Dr. Will Bryant gave the faculty lecture at the 2019 Augusta University Freshman Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Continue reading “Convocation speaker urges freshmen to be both collegial and compassionate”