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Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) welcomes news media to campus just as the public is welcome to the campus. But neither the public nor reporters have a right to indiscriminate access to campus buildings or other facilities. It is the policy of SAU to be as helpful as possible to news media seeking access to facilities while maintaining the reasonable privacy expectation of students and others. Please contact one of the Office of Marketing and Communications staff members listed above to assist you.

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Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) welcomes news media to campus just as the public is welcome to the campus. But neither the public nor reporters have a right to indiscriminate access to campus buildings or other facilities. It is the policy of SAU to be as helpful as possible to news media seeking access to facilities while maintaining the reasonable privacy expectation of students and others. Please contact one of the Office of Marketing and Communications staff members listed above to assist you.

  • September 17, 2014

    Falcon on the move

    DeAsia Lewis, a junior majoring in biology from Carrollton, Ga. won two awards, best poster and overall presentation, at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Scholars Connect Program annual summer closing program. The program is designed to provide an opportunity for highly-motivated science, technology, engineering and math undergraduate students from historically black colleges and universities and other academic institutions with students from underrepresented groups. The program allows students to connect with NIEHS and engage in many of its educational, informational, training and career-oriented outlets. Way to go DeAsia!
  • September 17, 2014

    GlaxoSmithKline recognizes our Women in Science Scholars!

    Junior biology majors Colleen Bramwell (Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies) and De’Asia Lewis (Carrollton, Ga.) in the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (SSME) were nominated by faculty in the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences and selected as the 2014-2015 GlaxoSmithKline Women in Science Scholars. Since the inception of the program in the 1990’s, the original endowments (at each university or college) were established to provide scholarship for full-time women students to recognize outstanding scholarship, provide an incentive for the students to enter the science profession, and provide students with a woman scientist mentor at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation hosts two annual events for Women in Science Scholars - an annual meeting in October and a conference in the spring - inviting scholars, mentors, faculty representatives…
  • September 16, 2014

    National Clergy of the Episcopal Church to Visit Campus

    The Rev. Canon Angela S. Ifill, Missioner for Black Ministries in the Episcopal Church, and the Rev. Canon James G. Callaway, D.D., General Secretary for The Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC) of the Episcopal Church, will visit with Saint Augustine’s University faculty, staff and students this week. During their visit, they will make several classroom visits and be guests on a panel forum scheduled for Friday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the Seby Jones Auditorium. The topic of discussion will be Living your Best Life in Challenging Circumstances. Rev. Canon Angela S. Ifill will also be the guest homilist for Sunday, September 21 chapel services at 10:30 in the historic chapel. The Rev. Canon Angela S. Ifill served as a missionary in East Africa where she also studied African Christianity and completed a paper on the Revival of the Church in East Africa. In her…
  • September 09, 2014

    Come out and support SAU with national recording artist Barbara Weathers!

    Tickets are now available to attend Saint Augustine’s University historical fundraiser on Saturday, September 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This very special fundraising event will showcase the rich legacy and highlight the contributions of Saint Augustine’s University locally, nationally and internationally. Entertainment will be provided by vocalist Barbara Weathers, former member of Atlantic Starr whose numerous hits included Secret Lovers, If Your Heart Isn’t in It and Always. Prepare to also be dazzled by the smooth sound of the SAU jazz ensemble under the direction of Professor Al Strong. Strong has performed/recorded for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Phonte Coleman, Big Daddy Kane and comedian Sinbad. Another highlight of the event will be a live auction of a Mercedes SUV. Also, the University will honor legendary Coach George “Pup” Williams. It will be a day of great…
  • September 09, 2014

    Scholar-athletes receive academic honors

    Recently, five track & field/cross country scholar-athletes received their awards for earning national academic honors on Friday, August 29, 2014. They are Brittany Brown, Taffawee Johnson, John King Jr., Cherrisse Lynch and Fanta Fofana. Brown and Johnson were selected to the Capital One Division II Academic All-America Second Team and King was a Capital One Division II Academic All-America Third-Team selection. The trio along with Lynch and Fofana were named to the All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Brown, from Akron, Ohio, was one of 31 All-Academic selections to post a 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). A communications major, Brown graduated from Saint Augustine's University in May 2014. She was part of the women's 4x400 meter relay team which finished second at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Fofana is a senior…
  • September 09, 2014

    Saint Augustine's University names Michael Morand Interim Head Football Coach

    Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Michael Morand has been elevated to Interim Head Football Coach at Saint Augustine’s University. He has more than 14 years of coaching experience on the professional and collegiate levels. Morand was selected for the NCAA Expert Coaches Forum in Orlando, Fla., in 2009. The Forum teaches upcoming coaches how to become effective Head Football Coaches. Morand also participated in an internship with the NFL Houston Texans in 2009 and worked closely with Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan. The Texans ranked fourth in total offense and first in passing offense in the NFL that season. In 2008, Morand was selected to attend the NCAA Coaches Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Academy is developed to train minorities for head coaching positions. He is also a member of the American Football Coaches Association, in which he serves on the AFCA committee…
  • August 26, 2014

    A SAU’s scholar interns with the U.S. Attorney’s Office

    Antwoine L. Coleman Jr., a senior majoring in history from Richmond, Va., began his paid internship with the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina in June 2014. It is a yearlong internship/job. He initially began interning in the Appellate Division, voluntarily, with the U.S. Attorney’s Office during the 2014 spring semester. Currently, he is interning in the Administrative Division. His duties consist of assisting paralegals and legal assistants to prepare court trial material. “It has been a great experience,” Coleman said. “I am so grateful for such a once in a lifetime opportunity.” A SAU’s scholar interns with the U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • August 19, 2014

    Gov. McCrory congratulates three Falcons

    Three Falcons of Saint Augustine’s University who interned with the North Carolina Department of Transportation this past summer were congratulated by Governor Pat McCrory. They are E'nasia Peterson, a senior business administration major from Ft. Washington, Md.; Henry Capers, a junior political science major from Raeford, NC; and Ronald Moore, a senior criminal justice major from Greensboro, NC. The governor hosted the Falcons at the executive mansion on August 14 along with other students from Elizabeth City State University, Shaw University, North Carolina Central University, Bennett College and Winston-Salem State University. The interns served in various NCDOT departments throughout the state, including the DMV, Governor’s Highway Safety Program, Aviation and Information Technology. “It’s these kinds of programs that are helping fuel our economic recovery by providing our students…
  • August 19, 2014

    Falcon researches sleeping disorder Falcon researches sleeping disorder

    This summer, rising junior Colleen Bramwell, who is from Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, participated in the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF) Summer Student Research Internship Program. The goal of the 12-week program was to provide a mentored, hands-on research experience for college undergraduate and graduate students considering a career in research. Bramwell worked on a project titled “Modeling obstructive sleep apnea as a risk factor for venothrombotic events.” On August 14, Bramwell made a presentation regarding her research during a symposium at the MCRF Center in Marshfield, Wis. Bramwell was one of 10 students selected from a pool of 1,000 national candidates for this clinical research study. She is an Honors College biology student. She plans to attend medical school after graduation.
  • August 19, 2014

    Professor Evans attends a White House Summit

    Valerie Evans, director of the Honors Program, attended a White House Summit in June focusing on creating a 21st century workplace that works for all Americans. The summit was co-hosted by the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Department of Labor. Evans was invited to attend the summit as a part of the Women AdvaNCe delegation. Women AdvaNCe is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of North Carolina’s women and families by providing education and encouraging constructive public dialogue about progressive ideas and public policy initiatives. Recently, the Women AdvaNCe featured Evans’ article, School Vouchers: Enabling a Race to the Bottom, on their website. To read the article, click HERE.Professor Evans attends a White House Summit
  • August 14, 2014

    Professor invited to discuss race, education and inequality

    Professor Natalie Bullock-Brown, chair and assistant professor, Department of Film and Interactive Media, has been invited to participate in a roundtable discussion in the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of The Cosby Show’s debut. Sponsored by The Center for Arts, Digital Culture & Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at the Duke Consortium on Social Equity in conjunction with the John Hope Franklin Center, the roundtable discussion entitled, 30 Years After The Cosby Show: Reflections on Race, Education and Inequality, is scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m. at the John Hope Franklin Center on the campus of Duke University. The roundtable discussion is designed to discuss the significance of the series and its impact on the understandings of the intersections of race, class and gender. Among the themes that might be explored during the roundtable are black middle-class identity, the…
  • August 14, 2014

    Summer internship lands a Falcon at NBC Sports

    This summer, Gentel Blair, a junior majoring in mass communications from Lexington, Kentucky, had an opportunity to intern with NBC Sports at the 2014 USA Track and Field Championship in Sacramento, Calif. where all of the top track athletes in the USA competed. “I was honored when I got the chance to work with the amazing Ato Bolden,” Blair said. “It was such an honor job shadowing him and learning what it takes to be a real television broadcast analyst and seeing all the behind the scenes action. It was such a phenomenal internship. I would like to thank my mentor, Ato Boldon, for giving me this special opportunity.” Boldon is a former athlete from Trinidad and Tobago and a four-time Olympic Medal winner. Blair, who is a former track and field student-athlete, was part of the 2014 CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship team. She was also a sideline reporter for Saint Augustine’s…
  • August 14, 2014

    University has reestablished the Lyceum Leadership Speaker Series

    The university has reestablished its Lyceum Leadership Speaker Series to promote and enhance the academic, cultural and aesthetic aspects of student growth and development. Through a series of intellectually stimulating lectures, this series will contribute to the establishment of a wholesome and well-rounded environment for the university and the local community. The series will commence on Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m. with featured speaker NC Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley. Justice Cheri Beasley serves as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of North Carolina since being appointed in 2012. Prior to her service on the Supreme Court, Justice Beasley served for four years on the North Carolina Court of Appeals, where she was the first African-American woman elected statewide without the benefit of incumbency by virtue of a gubernatorial appointment. Justice Beasley also…
  • August 12, 2014

    Chapel Service Series

    Under the direction of the University Chaplain Reverend Nita Byrd, Saint Augustine's University has created a chapel service series that will provide spiritual teachings for the Falcon family as well as the community for the 2014 fall semester. The schedule for the 2014 fall semester is as follows: September September 21Worship serviceHistoric Chapel Guest Homilist: Rev. Canon Angela Ifill, Missioner for Black Ministries, The Episcopal Church September 28Worship service at Saint Matthew’s AME Church This service is designated as Saint Augustine’s Day. October October 5 No worship serviceFall Break 3 p.m.October 12Outdoor worship serviceUniversity QuadrangleGuest homilist: Elder Derick Sauls 10:30 a.m.October 19Worship serviceHistoric ChapelGuest homilist: The Rev. Marion Robinson, St. Matthews AME ChurchThe choir of St. Matthews AME Church will perform. 10 a.m.October 26Worship service…
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    August 11, 2014

    First 100 Days Report

    Saint Augustine’s University Interim President Everett B. Ward releases his First 100 Days report. The report provides an update on the Office of the Interim President’s three programmatic areas of focus as well as key action items for the next 100 days. Click HERE to download the report.
  • August 07, 2014

    Saint Augustine's University Brings Back Men's Golf

    Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) announced on Thursday, August 7, 2014 that it will re-institute the men’s golf program, beginning with the 2014-2015 season. The head coach will be Robert Hinton. “I am very happy we have golf back,” said George Williams, the SAU Athletic Director and iconic Track & Field Head Coach. “I would like to give thanks to our [Interim] President Dr. [Everett] Ward for bringing back the sport. I think we have a young man [Hinton] who can get the job done for us.” With the addition of men’s golf, Saint Augustine’s University increased its number of varsity sports to 14. The other sports are baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, softball and women’s volleyball. “I want to thank [Interim President] Dr. Ward and Coach Williams for allowing me to lead…
  • August 07, 2014

    Academy provided more than leadership

    There are 34 young males across the State of North Carolina that are ready to propel their leadership skills. This summer, these young leaders of the future participated in the George Williams Leadership Academy sponsored by Duke Energy on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University. The academy was designed to engage young men in various leadership activities and provide a foundation of leadership strategies for being successful inside and outside the classroom. During the three-week residential academy, young scholars attended workshops and seminars on problem solving, how to be successful in the classroom, reading enrichment activities, life-coaching activities and financial counseling and literacy. They also enjoyed various social and recreational activities. Three highlights of the academy were visits to the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, NC, the North…
  • July 31, 2014

    Carlton Butts selected CDFL Preseason All-America Honorable Mention

    Linebacker Carlton Butts (Sr./Thomasville, GA) of Saint Augustine’s University was named a Preseason All-America Honorable Mention by the Collegiate Development Football League (CDFL) on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Butts is one of 16 linebackers across the nation who either made the CDFL All-America or All-America Honorable Mention teams. He is the Falcons’ top returning tackler after finishing with 56 total tackles in 2013. The preseason selections were based upon player nominations and evaluations made by college coaches, college sports information directors, regional scouts and media personnel. The CDFL is a football organization devoted to providing skill development and game playing opportunities for post high school and post college players between the ages of 18-25. It is nationally recognized for its development of several collegiate showcase football games including the D3 Senior…
  • July 30, 2014

    Coach Williams of Saint Augustine's University To Be Inducted Into Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame

    Athletic Director and legendary Head Track & Field Coach George Williams of Saint Augustine’s University will be inducted into the Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame on September 17, 2014. It will be the eighth Hall of Fame induction of his career. “This is quite an honor,” Williams said. “I am delighted to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, especially as a representative of Saint Augustine’s University.” Williams is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the Saint Augustine’s University Hall of Fame, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame, the Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame, the Booker T. Washington High School (Miami, Fla.) Hall of Fame and the Raleigh (N.C.) Hall of Fame. The Multi-Ethnic Hall of Fame recognizes deserving athletes, coaches and community…
  • July 15, 2014

    Saint Augustine’s University was awarded a four-year grant for $600,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

    Saint Augustine’s University was awarded a four-year grant for $600,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU UP) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) initiative. The grant will help relieve the financial burden of students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Dr. Mark A. Melton, dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, will serve as the principal investigator. Dr. Doreen Cunningham, chair of the Department of Biological and Physical Sciences and Professor Alieu Wurie, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Engineering, will serve as co-principal investigators. According to Melton, the grant will also help S-STEM participants expand their capacity to engage in research at Saint Augustine’s University and abroad.…
  • July 02, 2014

    Mother Byrd travels to South Korea

    University Chaplain Mother Nita Byrd will attend the 8th International CUAC Triennial in South Korea at Sungkonghoe University on July 5 to explore the theme, “Education as Hope: Working toward transformation in our common world.” The conference will provide opportunities for delegates to form relationships and network with other Anglican colleges and universities among the participating vice chancellors, presidents, chaplains and faculty. “Recognizing that transformation occurs at the individual and community levels we will explore personal, societal and ecological transformation as we attend plenary sessions led by Anglican educators from South Korea, Liberia, New Zealand, India, the United Kingdom and the United States,” Mother Byrd said. According to Mother Byrd, Saint Augustine’s University is a member organization in the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion (CUAC)…
  • June 25, 2014

    Scholarship fund established in memory of Saint Augustine’s University Coaching Great Harvey Heartley Sr.

    (Raleigh, N.C.) – A scholarship fund in memory of Saint Augustine’s University’s (SAU) all-time coaching great Harvey Heartley Sr. has been established by his family. “We felt it was the right thing to do by establishing this scholarship,” said Harvey Heartley Jr., son of the late Coach Heartley. “My father loved this school and we want his legacy to continue. Under the new leadership of Dr. Ward and with the major task he has at hand, we wanted to help make sure that donations flood the gateways of Saint Augustine’s University.” Heartley, 79, was a legendary figure at SAU and in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) as an athletic director and head men’s basketball coach. As athletic director, Heartley was instrumental in the growth of the ultra-popular CIAA Basketball Tournament and the University’s athletic department. A Raleigh, N.C., resident, Heartley played a…
  • June 25, 2014

    Saint Augustine’s University awarded $200,000 grant from National Science Foundation

    (Raleigh, NC) – Saint Augustine’s University was awarded a two-year grant for $200,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program Research Initiation. Dr. Mark A. Melton, dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, will serve as the principal investigator. The grant will help expose students to ‘cutting-edge’ bench research beyond summer internships, better prepare students for the rigors of graduate studies and increase the number of underrepresented minorities that elect to pursue advanced degrees and careers in the a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. Of the 72 research initiation proposals that were submitted to NSF for review, only 15 awards were funded. According to Melton, the grant will also help establish a research program for undergraduate students at Saint…
  • June 19, 2014

    Saint Augustine’s University reopens Tuttle Daycare Center for the YMCA of the Triangle

    Today, Saint Augustine’s University reopened its Tuttle Daycare Center to expand its relationship with the YMCA. Interim President Everett Ward along with faculty and staff welcomed the campers of Camp K and YMCA representatives. “Saint Augustine’s University has enjoyed a seven-year partnership with the YMCA of the Triangle and we are proud to expand that partnership by hosting Camp K, a camp for 4 and 5 year olds at our very own Tuttle daycare center,” said Interim President Everett Ward. “The re-opening of Tuttle is especially significant for me because as a preschooler this was my center! Things have truly come full circle.” Doug McMillan, YMCA of the Triangle CEO, said, “The relationship between Saint Augustine's University and the YMCA of the Triangle exemplifies the spirit of community collaboration. Thanks to Saint Augustine’s University, the Alexander YMCA's Camp High Hopes has…
  • June 12, 2014

    WAUG to Launch New Show with Dr. Gail Hayes

    WAUG Power 750 AM will soon launch a television show titled “Handle Your Business Girl.” The host for the show is Dr. Gail Hayes, who is an author of numerous and diverse books, articles and publications. Her portfolio consists of topics for professional development, leadership, character education, empowerment, literacy, entrepreneurship, publishing, writing, and organizational effectiveness. She initiated and launched the first faith-based newspaper column for the Triangle Tribune. She was the first African-American female law enforcement officer and firefighter in Chapel Hill, NC. The show is designed to provide information on how individuals can live an empowered life, manage their time, relationships, money, health and how to recapture their dreams. Stay tuned!
  • June 12, 2014

    Falcon on the move . . . Michael Thomas

    Michael Thomas, a rising senior majoring in biology from Landover, Md., is participating in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2014 Summer Research Program at the University of Arkansas. The 10-week summer program allows undergraduate biology or chemistry majors to carry out research in a chosen area of their choice. Thomas’ research for the summer will be in biochemistry and protein dynamics. He will present the results of his summer project at the conclusion of the program. During the course of the program, participants will visit the National Center for Toxicological Research or the Future Fuel Chemical Company in Batesville, Ark. Furthermore, Thomas will also receive a stipend and allowance to attend national or regional conferences to present my research. Thomas was elected the president for the 2014-2015 Student Government Association.
  • June 12, 2014

    Professor Massenburg wins poetry slam

    Chris Massenburg, assistant professor of English, led the Bull City Slam Team to a first place finish at the 22nd Annual Southern Fried Southeastern Regional Poetry Slam. Southern Fried is a four-day long festival, comprising competition and the camaraderie of poets from all over the southeast and beyond. This year, 32 teams, as well as 16 indie poetry slammers, competed for more than $5,000 in cash prizes and this year’s bragging rights. The team consists of Massenburg and poets Brandon “Ishine” Evans, Eric “Lyrically Blessed” Thompson, Lejuane “El’Ja” Bowens, and Micah Romans. Massenburg is the founder and coach of the team. The slam team is sponsored by the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation in Durham. Coming off of this momentous victory, the team will prepare for national competition in August at the National Poetry Slam in Oakland, Calif. The team is chosen through monthly…
  • May 29, 2014

    Saint Augustine’s University announces spending reductions

    (Raleigh, NC) – Today, in a meeting with all faculty and staff, Interim President Everett Ward announced a plan to strengthen the financial stability of the University. The plan includes a personnel reduction resulting from an organizational restructure and realignment of duties and a weeklong furlough in July. In addition, some campus facilities will be closed over the summer to reduce energy costs. These decisions are all related to the necessary steps for a stronger financial picture. The personnel reduction, which is effective immediately, will include certain positions being eliminated and some personnel moving from a 12-month schedule a 10-month schedule. This new schedule will be effective May 29 until August 1. The eliminated positions reflect only 4% of the total workforce and the employees with the adjusted schedules reflect 10% of the total workforce. The furlough, which will…
  • May 29, 2014

    Men’s Track & Field Team are national champions…Again!

    The Saint Augustine’s University men’s track & field team received a hero’s welcome on campus Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Interim President Everett B. Ward and the campus community honored the Falcons, who captured the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championship over the weekend to match the NCAA Indoor Title they won in March 2014. The men’s track & field team is the two-time Division II national indoor and outdoor champion. The ceremony took place in front of the Prezell R. Robinson Library on campus. A throng of supporters including faculty, staff and students in addition to a horde of media members gathered near the library steps and listened to Interim President Ward praise the track & field team, which is led by Athletic Director and Head Coach George Williams. The legendary head coach, standing on the steps behind the podium with Interim President Ward and the track & field team, gave a…
  • May 20, 2014

    Lauretta Ihenatu is a Falcon on the Move!

    Lauretta Ihenatu, a senior biology major from Charlotte, N.C., has been accepted into the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine’s Preparing Tomorrow’s Dentists Summer Program. This program, which will be held June 2-4, is designed for pre-dental students. It is a unique gateway into the dental pipeline for underrepresented minority students. The format of the program will include an overview of the freshman year in dental school, hands-on lab experiences, seminars in time management and test-taking skills and more. Ihenatu, an Honors College student, was also awarded two travel grants that will allow her to present her research, “Evaluating Screening Methods for Salt Tolerance in Soybeans.” She will to go to Portland, Ore. to attend the American Society of Plant Biologists conference scheduled July 11 through July 17, and to Vancouver, Canada for the 25th International Conference on…
  • May 20, 2014

    Saint Augustine's University wins four CIAA team highest GPA honors

    Saint Augustine’s University captured the CIAA Team Highest Grade Point Average Award in baseball, football, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball for the 2013-2014 athletic season, the conference office announced on May 19. “This is what athletics is all about,” Saint Augustine’s University Athletic Director and Legendary Track & Field Head Coach George Williams said about the honors. “Academics first, athletics second and a controlled social life third.” Saint Augustine’s University won four Team Highest GPA honors, which is the second highest in the CIAA this season. The baseball team boasted an average of 3.09 while the football team won with a 2.75 average. The women’s volleyball team recorded a 3.36 average and the women’s basketball team achieved a 3.24 average. The student-athletes of the respective sports garnered academic success under the guidance of Head Coaches Rachel…
  • May 20, 2014

    Lab equipment will help students excel in research

    The School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering held a workshop titled “Faculty Instrumentation (HPLC) Workshop” on May 7. The workshop was led by Mr. Ted Root of JSP Instrumentation and Controls, LLC. The purpose of the workshop was to train all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty on the proper use and maintenance of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Instrumentation. HPLC is an analytical technique used for the separation of compounds and small soluble molecules in a particular solvent. HPLC has contributed to analytical solutions in diverse fields such as pharmaceuticals, food science, life sciences, environmental sciences, forensics, etc. “Students will be trained on these instruments and will come away with laboratory skills that will prove very useful for immediate employment in diagnostic laboratories that employ HPLC equipment for…
  • May 15, 2014

    Nine student-athletes named to CIAA All-Academic Team

    Nine Saint Augustine’s University student-athletes were selected to the 2014 CIAA Commissioner’s All-Academic Team, which was released May 8, 2014. The team was nominated and selected by the CIAA Sports Information Directors’ Association. Saint Augustine’s University led the CIAA with the most student-athletes on the All-Academic squad. Virginia State University was second with seven student-athletes. Eleven CIAA schools were represented on the team. Seven student-athletes from Saint Augustine’s University earned first-team honors. They were football player Byron Munro (Sr./Ashburn, VA), softball players Daja White (Soph./Leland, NC) and Jo’Landa White (Jr./Leland, NC) and track & field performers Brittany Brown (Sr./Akron, OH), Taffawee Johnson (Sr./St. Ann, Jamaica), John King Jr. (Jr./Upper Darby, PA) and Cherrisse Lynch (Jr./St. Lawrence, Barbados). Two Saint Augustine’s University…
  • May 15, 2014

    Interim President Ward is now on canvas

    Keith McLaurin, a local Raleigh artist and a son of Saint Augustine’s University, recently presented a portrait on canvas to Interim President Everett Ward. McLaurin stated he was very motivated to do the portrait because Interim President Ward is a new beginning for Saint Augustine’s University. “I commend Mr. McLaurin for giving back to the university by sharing his talents,” said Interim President Ward. McLaurin, who attended Saint Augustine’s University, said, “It was a humbling experience to meet Interim President Ward. It was a once in a lifetime experience. It was wonderful to meet and speak with him.” McLaurin has done portraits of numerous celebrities such as Tyler Perry, Katt Williams, Fantasia, Mary J. Blige, Ice Cube to name a few.
  • May 15, 2014

    Students are on the move this summer!

    Several Saint Augustine’s University students have opportunities this summer to travel abroad, conduct research, work at Disney and even work in human resources with a major banking institution. These students are ready to take flight and leave their mark as Falcons who are ready to transform, excel and lead. Austin Keith, a junior majoring in sociology from Chesterfield Va., was selected by the United States Army Cadet Command International Programs Division to participate in the 2014 Culture and Language Cadet Overseas Training Mission. Cadet Keith will train in Fort Knox, Ky. before being deployed to the Republic of Georgia for a month-long cultural outreach and education program. This was a highly competitive process as the program received more than 2,100 cadet applications to fill fewer than 1,200 funded quotas. DeAsia Lewis, a rising junior biology major from Carrollton, Ga., has…
  • May 08, 2014

    National Alumni Association keeps giving and giving!

    The National Alumni Association (NAA) recently held their alumni reunion weekend on Saint Augustine’s University campus. Alumni had a fun-filled weekend which included meetings, a picnic, a banquet and lots of picture taking. The 2014 reunion classes were 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2004 and 2009. The Class of 1964 celebrated their 50th anniversary. Alumni traveled as far as New Mexico, New Jersey, across North Carolina and Washington, D.C. to reminisce about their fond memories of their beloved alma mater. During their annual banquet, alumni gave donations to the 2013-2014 Alumni Reunion Campaign. To date, alumni have donated more than $202,000. Click here to view photos of alumni enjoying their weekend with Falcon Pride.
  • May 07, 2014

    Professor Valerie Evans was a guest on NPR!

    Valerie Evans, director of the Honors College, was a guest on NPR’s national political correspondent Mara Liasson’s show on May 5. The topic of discussion was All the Single Ladies: 5 Takeaways About Unmarried Female Voters. To listen to the interview, click here.
  • May 07, 2014

    Commencement was a huge success!

    The university celebrated its 83rd Commencement by awarding more than 200 graduates their diplomas on Sunday, May 4. The university’s newest members of alumni were full of excitement, tears and smiles as they walked across the stage into their next chapter of life. Proud parents and loved ones were there to celebrate one of life’s highest achievements. The guest speaker was Dr. Darryl Scriven, who encouraged the graduates to stay grateful, keep working hard and keep believing. To view photos from the commencement ceremony, click here.
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    May 06, 2014

    Race to Support Saint Augustine's University

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  • April 30, 2014

    The L.I.F.E. winners are . . .

    Thursday, April 24, the Division of Student Development and Services held its Student L.I.F.E. (Learning, Integrity, Foundations, and Engagement) Awards Program in Seby Jones Auditorium. Below is a list of the award winners: Greek Organization of the Year Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Student Advocate of the Year-Staff Ayana Eaddy Community Assistant of the Year Tyril Stokes Student Program of the Year Stop Hunger Now Office of Community Service and the Office of First Year Experience Falcon Community Service Award-Student Aurielle Jones Registered Student Organization of the Year Campus Activities Board Student Advocate of the Year-Faculty Russell Brodie Student Leader of the Year DeVonte Jenkins Falcon Community Service Award-RSO Student Government Association Congratulations Falcons!
  • April 30, 2014

    Falcons are graduates of Leadership Triangle

    Aiyanna Archer, a junior majoring in psychology from Brooklyn, N.Y. and Justin Jones, a sophomore, from Fort Valley, Ga., are graduates of the 2014 Leadership Triangle College Edition. The ceremony was held on April 11. "By graduating from Raleigh Leadership Triangle College Edition, I have gained a sense of leadership that has prepared me for the demanding world of corporate America,” Archer said. “An experience well spent and will never be forgotten.” Leadership Triangle is a non-profit organization established in 1992 to educate and promote regionalism across the separate communities of the Triangle. According to Leadership Triangle’s web site, the College Edition, which is presented by the Research Triangle Park, invites two students from every university, college and community college in Orange, Durham, Wake and Chatham counties to meet in various locations around the Triangle.…
  • April 30, 2014

    Professor Tyler’s work showcased in China

    Professor Virginia Tyler, associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, was one of 41 women selected to collaborate with a select group of Chinese counterparts to share their visions and voices in “HALF THE SKY: Intersections in Social Practice Art.” This unprecedented cultural exchange is a partnership between the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) and LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China. Professor Tyler exhibited her piece titled Ten Hours Work for Abena Duffee. “My piece is about a young girl named Abena Duffee,” Tyler said. “She is from a village in Ghana where everyone breaks granite boulders into gravel for a living. Abena had to stop school at age 14 to break gravel full time and help support her family. She breaks 480 lbs in a 10-hour day using a small sledge hammer. The title, Ten Hours' Work for Abena Duffee, is about the value of education for girls…
  • April 17, 2014

    Have F.U.N. was the message of Honors Convocation

    Alumnus Atty. Bruce Mount Jr. encouraged Saint Augustine’s University honors students to have F.U.N. during the university’s annual honors convocation. “I’m going to take a few minutes to issue a call to action and implore each and every one of you to have F.U.N., the fierce urgency of now,” Mount said. “I encourage each of you to get involved here at our beloved institution. At a time like this, it is incumbent upon all of us to be a part of the solution and not the problem.” Mount is a partner at Stuart, Mount, Bleakley & Boylston P.A. in Orlando, Fla. He earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration in 2010. During the convocation, the university commended nearly 800 students for their distinguished academic achievements. Scholars were recognized for numerous honors such as being on the Dean’s list, being a presidential scholar as well as being a member of an honor…
  • April 17, 2014

    Falcons are recycling

    Aurielle Jones, a senior majoring in biology from Alexandria, Va., is the Toyota Green Initiative Ambassador for Saint Augustine’s University. The Toyota Green Initiative is a movement to help individuals find smart, simple ideas that can make an environmental impact in the community and their lives. As an ambassador, Jones is leading a campaign to get the university to go “green” and recycle. Recently, Jones was a semifinalist winner and received $500 to implement her idea of starting a recycling program on campus. To kick start her mission, Jones has placed recycling bins in each building. “We have to plan for now and for the future,” Jones said. “Recycling is important because it redefines a healthier future for generations to come.” Currently, Jones is competing to be finalist. If she is selected, she will receive a $2,500 scholarship, $500 in cash and received a leased Toyota Prius…
  • April 17, 2014

    Open house and community day was a hit!

    Success has a new definition. It can be defined as Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Open House and Community Day. On Saturday, April 12, the university began the day with its annual spring open house. Parents and prospective students traveled to the university to learn about the various academic programs as well as meet faculty, administrators and current students and tour the campus. “The Office of Admissions welcomed more than 300 guests to our annual Spring Open House,” said Dean of Enrollment Management Jorge E. Sousa. “This year’s attendance for open house was a record turnout for the university. Our guests traveled from as far as Maryland, Virginia, Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and across the state of North Carolina to join us. I personally want to thank everyone involved for making the open house so successful!” The open house began with the Superior Sound Marching…
  • April 04, 2014

    Make a positive change!

    Making a positive change in the world was the Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, message to the Saint Augustine’s University community on March 31. Bishop Jefferts Schori preached in the university’s historic chapel as part of her visit to Raleigh. “We are all here to help this world become a better place, to heal what’s broken, to reconcile what’s divided, to bring the kind of justice and peace that Jesus taught,” said Bishop Katharine. “When we love our neighbors as ourselves, the kingdom of God can be found in our midst. The journeys of discovery that begin and grow here at Saint Augustine’s University can and do help to make that kind of transformation possible in the world around us.” After her sermon, Bishop Katharine had lunch with university’s administrators and later sit down with student leaders for a roundtable discussion.…
  • March 26, 2014

    Faculty on the move

    Professor Virginia Tyler is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching Pre-Modern European Art in Context. The seminar on “The Uses of Antiquity” is for full-time faculty members who regularly teach art history at smaller colleges and universities. It will be hosted by the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art in Chicago, Illinois, July 13–18, 2014. The goal of the seminar is to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergraduates at smaller colleges and universities. CIC selected 21 faculty members to participate in the seminar Rebecca Zorach, professor of art history and the college at the University of Chicago, will lead the program, which is supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. “Strengthening the teaching of art history at colleges and…
  • March 26, 2014

    Falcons earn All-American Honors

    Eleven Saint Augustine’s University student-athletes earned 18 All-American men’s indoor track & field honors according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). To win All-American honors, a student-athlete has to finish among the top eight in his individual or relay event at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. His school must also be a USTFCCCA member. St. Aug, the NCAA Men’s Indoor Champion, led all Division II schools with the most All-American accolades. Senior Joshua Edmonds (Jacksonville, FL) was one of three male student-athletes in the nation to claim three All-American awards. Senior DeJon Wilkinson (Summerville, SC), the national long jump and triple jump champion, was one of five Falcons who won two All-American awards. The others were senior Roxroy Cato (Jamaica), sophomore Jermaine Jones (Wilmington, NC), sophomore…
  • March 26, 2014

    Congratulations Dr. Bullard!

    Dr. Roland Bullard, vice president for Student Development and Services, has been selected as a board member for the Adult Learners and Students with Children KC, National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Region III Board. His two-year term will conclude on March 15, 2016. The Adult Learner and Students with Children KC increases awareness, disseminates information, identifies resources and tracks academic and demographic trends concerning these typically under-represented but growing, and frequently intersecting, populations of students.
  • March 05, 2014

    Falcons are part of the Great 48!

    Four Saint Augustine’s University students have been selected to participate in the 25th Annual Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge National Championship Tournament from April 12 to April 16 at Honda’s headquarters in Torrance, Calif. The students are part of the Great 48 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that will compete for a $50,000 grant. Honda Campus All‐Star Challenge is a knowledge game of quick recall for America’s HBCUs. Now in its 25th year, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded by Honda to participating HBCUs and nearly 100,000 students in 22 states have participated. The SAU team consists of Antwoine Coleman Jr., a junior majoring in history; Devin J. Carlos, a freshman majoring in engineering; Cianna C. Fisher, a sophomore majoring in fine arts; and Charles Taylor, a junior majoring in psychology. “The journey started at the beginning of the…
  • March 05, 2014

    Falcon cadet awarded $71,000 scholarship

    The U.S. Army recognized Saint Augustine’s University Kelvin Mitchell, a freshman majoring in mass communication from North Charleston, S.C., with a $71,000 tuition and fees U. S. Army Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship on Saturday, March 1, in Charlotte, NC as part of the annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament. The Army has partnered with the CIAA for four years to develop and promote leadership, teamwork and academic excellence. Another Saint Augustine’s University Falcon, Jerrod White, a junior from Fayetteville, NC, also received a $38,416 ROTC scholarship. White is majoring in business. The Army’s partnership with CIAA is another example of the Army's commitment to helping young Americans create their own path to success. Mitchell and White are two of more than 377 ROTC Cadets at CIAA institutions receiving funds for…
  • February 25, 2014

    Lady Falcons Won CIAA Highest GPA Award for Fifth Straight Time

    The Saint Augustine’s University women’s basketball team received another award for their performance in the classroom on Monday, February 24. The Lady Falcons won the CIAA Highest Team Grade Point Average Award for women’s basketball during the CIAA Basketball Tournament Tip-Off Luncheon at the Charlotte Convention Center. This is the fifth consecutive league Highest GPA Award for the Lady Falcons, including four straight years under St. Aug Head Coach Rachel Bullard, who is in her fourth season. “I am so excited about this team award!,” Bullard said. “Our ladies were diligent with study hall hours and making sure they communicated with professors in terms of missing classes due to away games. My coaching staff [Crishna Hill, Jarita Crump and Autumn Smith] did an excellent job with monitoring classes and holding our ladies accountable. I have to thank the professors for their diligence…
  • February 24, 2014

    Men's and Women's Teams Visit Charlotte School

    It is more than basketball games during the CIAA Tournament. The men's and women's basketball teams will do a community service project while in Charlotte. The Lady Falcons and Falcons will spend time with students at Bruns Academy located 501 South Bruns Avenue in Charlotte on Monday, Feb. 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • February 19, 2014

    Falcons are honored for leading the way

    Russell Brodie, director of the Office of Global Study Abroad and International Programs, and Jill Ricks, a junior from High Point, NC majoring in psychology, are recipients of the 2014 Lawrence M. Clark Awards. They will be honored at the second annual Lawrence M. Clark Community Dinner on March 25 at the McKimmon Center located at 1101 Gorman Street. It is sponsored by the North Carolina State University’s African American Cultural Center. The dinner celebrates a collaboration involving North Carolina State University, Saint Augustine’s University, Shaw University and diverse members in the community. The theme for this year is “Opening Doors” recognizing the humanitarian leaders, faculty and students for academic excellence and engaged scholarship. Brodie will receive the Lawrence M. Clark Faculty Excellence Award. This award honors the achievement of a faculty who has demonstrated…
  • February 19, 2014

    Dr. Poole orchestrates stellar performance

    Dr. Eric Poole, director of Choral Activities, led the way at the 54th Annual Intercollegiate Music Association Concert Choir Conference in Elizabeth City, NC. Participating choirs comprised of students from Saint Augustine’s University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Central University, Virginia State University and Winston-Salem State University. According to Poole, within a short time, the wonderful students and talented singers were blended into “one” he led them through two days of intensive rehearsals to a triumphant performance on February 8. “These students set aside their rivalries and focused on a single goal, to make beautiful music,” Dr. Poole said. “I am thankful to my choral conducting colleagues for the opportunity to work with their students and most appreciative of the students’ cooperative spirit in the rehearsals and…
  • February 19, 2014

    Falcons are the champions for the second year!

    Saint Augustine’s University swept the league men’s and women’s titles for the second consecutive year at the CIAA Indoor Track & Field Championships at JDL Fast Track on Monday, February 17. The Falcons captured their 17th straight CIAA indoor crown and 29th conference championship overall. They are the defending NCAA Division II indoor and outdoor champions. The Lady Falcons won their second CIAA crown in a row and their 17th in 18 seasons. St. Aug has won 33 NCAA Division II crowns and over 150 CIAA championships under legendary Head Coach George Williams. “I am proud of our teams,” Williams said. “They worked very hard to achieve success. I am extremely proud of the young ladies.” The Falcons scored 194 points to win easily over their league opponents. Virginia Union was second with 99 points and Virginia State was third with 72 points. The Falcons are currently ranked No. 1 in the…
  • February 05, 2014

    Falcon on the Move!

    Rodneisha Clark, a junior majoring in accounting, completed tax preparation training for three weeks along with students from North Carolina State University. Rodneisha passed the exam given by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and is now a certified tax preparer for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program. She will begin providing free tax return preparation for low-income families through the NC Family Resource Center in downtown Raleigh. Given her IRS certification, community involvement and academic achievements, Rodneisha was also offered an Internal Audit internship at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She started interning at the AICPA headquarters on January 27, 2014. Due to her achievements, Rodneisha earned the School of Business and Technology’s Student of the Month Award.
  • February 05, 2014

    Congratulations Dr. Melton!

    Dr. Mark Melton, dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering and associate professor of biology, along with his colleagues at North Carolina State University and Oakland University, had an article published online in the journal PLOS ONE, which is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication. According to Melton, most of the work was done in Dr. Patricia Estes’, who served as the principal investigator, Laboratory of Genetics at North Carolina State. However, work was done in the laboratories at Saint Augustine’s University. “Some of the funding came from a National Science Foundation Grant that I wrote as a supplement to the existing grant at North Carolina State to support my summer research in the lab there from 2009-2011,” Melton said. To view the article, click here
  • February 05, 2014

    Connecting the Present with the Past-2014 Founders’ Brunch was the Highlight of the Week

    Friday, January 31 will forever be remembered as a pivotal moment in the history of Saint Augustine’s University. The university hosted 15 descendants representing 6 of the 11 founders at a very special brunch that was the highlight of the Founders week activities. During the brunch, the university honored the past, present and future of Saint Augustine’s University and remarks were given from some of the descendants of the founders. Descendants in attendance for the celebration included Smedes York, the great, great grandson of Rev. Aldert Smedes, founder of Saint Mary’s School (now St. Mary’s College) in Raleigh; Stanley Black, who is the Georges Lurcy Professor of Economics, emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and John Mebane, the great grandson of Dr. Kemp Plummer Battle, who in 1867 accepted the office of treasurer without salary for the newly formed Saint…
  • January 23, 2014

    The Superior Sound Marching Band Participated in HBCU Experience

    The Superior Sound Marching Band participated in the 2014 “HBCU Experience” on January 19 in Wilmington, NC. This event, which was associated with Wilmington’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Parade, was designed to inspire youth to take an in-depth look at historically black colleges and universities. The youth also had an opportunity to meet with admissions counselors to gain information of various admissions qualifications and scholarships. The Saint Augustine’s University Superior Sound marching band and the Blue Chip cheerleaders performed. “The day was an incredible experience for our students as well as the Wilmington community,” said Mr. Thurman Hollins, director of Bands. To view photos from the event, click HERE
  • January 23, 2014

    Falcons Serve!

    Saint Augustine’s University students celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by helping individuals in the community by helping them paint and clean their apartments. “My MLK day of service experience gave me a sense of happiness,” said Brionna Snowden, a junior from Dallas majoring in criminal justice. Vionna Kelly, a junior from Patterson, N.J. majoring in human performance and wellness, said, “It was truly a humbling experience to be able to give back to my community.” Other Saint Augustine’s University students, who are members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. participated in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march and volunteered at the local Boy’s Club. To view photos of the students lending a helping hand, click HERE.
  • January 15, 2014

    Congratulations Kristene Kelly and Sheria Rowe!

    Congratulations to Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator Kristene Kelly and Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems Sheria Rowe for successfully defending their dissertations last week. Kelly completed her doctoral studies in sport management at the United States Sports Academy. The St. Croix, V.I. native received her master's degree in human performance and sport studies from the University of Tennessee. She earned a bachelor of science degree in sports management and a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from JCSU in 2000. Rowe, who is an alumna of Saint Augustine’s University, completed her doctoral studies in business administration/management at Argosy University In 2009, she received her masters of information science from North Carolina Central University. She earned her bachelor of science in accounting in 2007. Way to go, Falcons!
  • January 15, 2014

    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Celebrates 101 years of service

    Left to right: Ms. Ann Brown, director, Community Outreach and Volunteerism; Deidra Gary, program director, Community Development Corporation; Dr. Kristene Kelly, associate athletic director and senior woman administrator, Department of Athletics; Ms. Erica Ray, assistant registrar, Office of the Registrar; Ms. Drusilla Dunn, administrative assistant, School of Liberal Arts and Education; President Dianne Boardley Suber; Ms. Nichole Lewis, executive director, Belk Center and Professional Development; Miyoshi Polk, admissions counselor, Office of Admissions; Dr. Kaye Celeste Evans, chair and assistant professor, Department of Theatre; and Ms. Breona Hayes, coordinator, Freshman Writing Initiative Program. President Dianne Boardley Suber and other Saint Augustine’s University faculty and staff who are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrated their 101st anniversary on Monday,…
  • January 15, 2014

    Follow SAU on Instagram!

    Saint Augustine’s University is now on Instagram! Interested individuals can now follow the university at SAUFalcons to see pictures from the celebration of special events such commencement and homecoming, faculty and students showcasing their accomplishments and much more. Make sure to follow the university today!
  • January 09, 2014

    January 23-NEW radio show!

    The Office of Marketing and Communications will launch “Falcons at 4” a new radio show on Thursday, January 23 on WAUG-AM Power 750 at 4 p.m. “Falcons at 4” will highlight people, events and news at Saint Augustine’s University. Staff and faculty as well as students and alumni will be featured who are doing great things at the university and in the community. It will air every Thursday at 4 p.m. Individuals can tune in by listening to WAUG-AM Power 750 or online at www.waug-network.com. Mark your calendar and be sure to tune in!
  • January 09, 2014

    Professor Janovitz-Freireich invited to participate in workshop in Arizona

    Dr. Itnuit Janovitz-Freireich, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Engineering, has been invited to participate in the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013-Plus Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities – Introducing Participants to MPE2013+ Topics. The workshop is scheduled for January 7 – 10, 2014 at Arizona State University. The workshop aims to introduce researchers who are at the beginning of their careers to each other and to leaders and other sources in the multidisciplinary environment in which mathematical science methods can be used to address problems of the planet in order to lead to long-term contact and collaborations. The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Rutgers University and Arizona State University and is being supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
  • January 09, 2014

    Biology student wins a recognition travel award

    Lauretta Ihenatu, a junior majoring in biology, was recently awarded a Recognition Travel Award from the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) for winning the ASPB Award at the recent Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Conference. Ihenatu, who is from Charlotte, N.C., won first place for her oral and poster presentation in the molecular cell biology category. “Congratulations are in order for Ms. Lauretta Ihenatu,” said Dr. Mark Melton, chair of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering. “We are very proud of the professional manner in which she represented the school at the recent Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.” This award will cover the costs for Ihenatu to attend the Plant Biology 2014, the annual conference of ASPB scheduled for July 12 through July 16, 2014. ASPB will pay…
  • December 11, 2013

    2013 Circle of Lights was a Beaming Occasion

    A beautifully lit and decorated Christmas tree is a wonderful and jolly way to prepare for the Christmas holiday. The faculty, staff and students of Saint Augustine’s University decorated more than 50 Christmas trees as part of the university’s annual Circle of Lights tree lighting celebration. The tress will be donated to families in the community. A highlight of the program was a performance by the University Choir. The students sang delightful holiday songs which had the audience singing and full of holiday cheer. "This annual event is an opportunity for Saint Augustine's University to acknowledge its presence in our community," President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said. “We want to do our part to make sure some families in the area have a tree to adorn their home this Christmas.” Faculty, staff and students competed in a tree decorating contest. The winners for the best decorated…
  • December 11, 2013

    SAU Business Students Win Galaxy Tablets and a Flat Screen Television

    Some Saint Augustine’s University students received Christmas presents early this year. Dr. F. Perna Carter, dean of the School of Business and Technology, hosted a finale reception for the State Farm Financial Literacy/Financial Planning Series. At this event, there were drawings for wonderful door prizes that students were eligible to enter when they attended the Financial Literacy/Financial Planning Workshops/Lectures that were held during the 2013 spring and fall semesters as well as the summer school session. The grand winners of the Financial Literacy/Financial Planning were as follows: • Joseph Pelesasa, a sophomore majoring in visual arts, won a 7” Samsung Galaxy Tablet • Daquan Clark, a junior majoring in sports management, won a 7” Samsung Galaxy Tablet • Chanel Jones, a junior majoring in computer information systems, won a Beats Solo On-ear headphones • Jaquan Leary, a…
  • December 11, 2013

    Alum Elected to a Fifth Term as a Senator in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    SAU alum Senator Terrence A. Nelson has been elected to serve as a senator for a fifth term in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nelson, who lives in St. Croix, is a former teacher. Nelson got involved in politics because he noticed the lack of resources in the classroom. He prides himself on being a public school graduate of St. Croix Central High, Class of 1985. While a teacher, Senator Nelson said he would often encourage his students to get involved in the community and expressed the importance of college. While a student at Saint Augustine’s University, he was a member of the National Black Accountants and the International Students Association. He is also a proud membeer of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. “The university provided me with such a nurturing environment,” he said. “I loved every moment. I truly thank Saint Augustine’s University for making me who I am going to be because I am…
  • December 04, 2013

    Jerissa Lake . . . An Alumnae on the Move

    Jerissa Lake, a 2011 graduate, is featured in the alumni on the move section, page 24 of the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of HBCU Connect Magazine. Lake, who earned a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering mathematics, is a scientist at the United States Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. She is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Women in Science and Engineering and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. To view the story, click HERE.
  • December 04, 2013

    SAU Biology Major Wins First Place at Biomedical Research Conference

    Lauretta Ihenatu, a junior majoring in biology won first place for her oral and poster presentation in the molecular cell biology category at the 13th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Nashville, Tenn. Professors Dr. Doreen Cunningham and Dr. Marino Green accompanied Ihenatu along with 9 other students to the conference. The others students were: Laurian Bashay, forensic science major from Suffolk, Va Brittany Dunigan, biology major from Chicago, Il. Adazae Egolum, biology major from Forestville, Md. Unique Gupton, biology major from Raleigh, N.C. Justin Jones, biology major from Fort Valley, Ga. Cherrisse Lynch, biology major from Christ Church, Barbados Kacy McHoney, biology major from Bonneau, S.C. Jennifer Plair, biology major from Hampton, Va. Derrick Williams, biology major from Greenbelt, Md. During the conference, the students networked with…
  • November 26, 2013

    Endless International Opportunities await Saint Augustine’s University Students

    Saint Augustine’s University’s International Education Week was a week full of endless international opportunities for Saint Augustine’s University to celebrate the benefits of international education. Throughout the course of the week, presenters and professionals from various organizations and industries such as American University, Aramark, Skyware Global, Nomadigo and First Group America engaged SAU students in dialogue and discussions about study abroad opportunities and international professional opportunities. The week ended with interactive classroom demonstrations of the Confucius classroom. “International Education Week provided opportunities for our students to begin thinking about the potential for international experiences while still in college and career opportunities following graduation,” said Dr. M. Iyailu Moses, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education.…
  • November 25, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University Campus Police sponsored Watch for Me Campaign

    Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Campus Police in partnership with the Watch for Me Campaign educated and promoted pedestrian and motorist safety during the SAU vs. Claflin men’s and women’s basketball game. Through education and enforcement, the Campus Police along with the help of others will work toward increasing safe pedestrian habits by promoting the use of crosswalks and educating walkers on ways they can better interact with drivers. Also, Campus Police will remind drivers of their duty to safely share the roadway, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and reduce speed in school zones and where conditions warrant. SAU Chief of Police George Boykin III stated, “Our goal is to raise awareness of pedestrian safety on and off campus and also to educate people on relevant laws and to encourage safe behaviors.” At the game, Chief Boykin passed out wristband lights to fans which were…
  • November 13, 2013

    Falcon Basketball is on a Roll!

    Saint Augustine’s University opened its men’s basketball season in electrifying fashion on Monday, November 11, 2013. The Falcons defeated the Hornets of Morris College by 20 points in the head coaching debut of Tony Sheals. The final score was SAU 108 and Morris 88. “Anytime you start the season off winning the first game, it is a priority because you can’t go undefeated unless you win the first game,” said Sheals, with a laugh. “So having my first victory as a Falcon is a proud moment for me, and we hope we can continue to do the same thing over and over again.” The Falcons will be in good shape if they continue to rebound the way they did Monday. The rebound total is the most in recent memory for the Falcons but is far off the Division II national record of 111 rebounds by Central Michigan against Alma in 1963. Both St. Aug and Morris (47 rebounds) combined for 123 rebounds which was…
  • November 13, 2013

    Falcon Basketball is on a Roll!

    Saint Augustine’s University opened its men’s basketball season in electrifying fashion on Monday, November 11, 2013. The Falcons defeated the Hornets of Morris College by 20 points in the head coaching debut of Tony Sheals. The final score was SAU 108 and Morris 88. “Anytime you start the season off winning the first game, it is a priority because you can’t go undefeated unless you win the first game,” said Sheals, with a laugh. “So having my first victory as a Falcon is a proud moment for me, and we hope we can continue to do the same thing over and over again.” The Falcons will be in good shape if they continue to rebound the way they did Monday. The rebound total is the most in recent memory for the Falcons but is far off the Division II national record of 111 rebounds by Central Michigan against Alma in 1963. Both St. Aug and Morris (47 rebounds) combined for 123 rebounds which was…
  • November 13, 2013

    The Center for Teaching and Learning has a New Director!

    Dr. Sarah Freeman joined Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) October 15, 2013 as the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and chair of the Department of Education. A meet and greet reception is scheduled for Friday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Benson Building, Room 205. The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a series of professional development workshops centered on various aspects of the duties and responsibilities of faculty at SAU. Session topics generally fall within three major categories: rigor, relevance and relationship. The training and resources provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning are designed to assist faculty in expanding their understanding of both the science and the art of effective teaching. Previously, Freeman served as the director of the Office of Faculty Professional Development at North Carolina Central University and also…
  • November 06, 2013

    Alumni Honored During the William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet

    Several Saint Augustine’s University alumni and a former administrator were honored during the William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet hosted by the Washington DC Metropolitan Alumni Chapter. The honorees included Mrs. Hazel Knight Lewis (Class of 1957); Dr. Elvin R. Jones (Class of 1967); Mr. William Sterling Goodwin (1971); Mr. William Watson Jr. (1979); Dr. Mabel Jones Matthews (former administrator and professor); and Darnell Lambey, who was just graduated in 2012. “Darnell was recognized as a young alumnus for his commitment and active effort in support of his alma mater and the Washington DC Metropolitan Alumni Chapter Saint Augustine's University," said Debra Samuels, current president of the chapter. “Darnell has been an active member of the chapter since joining in 2012, one month after graduating from SAU.” The honors banquet was established to recognize area alumni and…
  • November 06, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University Students Meet Poet Nikki Giovanni

    Members of the Saint Augustine’s University's (SAU) Falcon Poetry Club traveled to Virginia Tech University on October 20, 2013 to meet poet Nikki Giovanni and participate in a poetry event. The members who participated were Donveyea Watson, Briana Arrington, Janae Franklin, Elijah Cain and Sayvon Stubbs. They were accompanied by their advisor Chris Massenburg, assistant professor of English. The trip was a part of the ArtBus: A Moving Model for the Arts in Higher Education created and coordinated by Kimberly McCrae, program coordinator at the Duke Women's Center. McCrae is the advisor to Spoken Verb, Duke's poetry club. The vision was to begin a creative cultural exchange between students on various campuses. The SAU students met and traveled with students from Duke University to Virginia. While there, they met with members of VT Expressions, Virginia Tech University's poetry club.…
  • November 06, 2013

    WAUG-Power 750 AM will broadcast NewsOne Now with Roland Martin

    WAUG-Power 750 AM will broadcast NewsOne Now hosted by award-winning journalist Roland Martin. It will air from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Martin is chief political editor for TV One Cable Network and host and managing editor of “Washington Watch with Roland Martin,” a one-hour Sunday morning news show. He is also a CNN Analyst appearing on a variety of the network's shows. NewsOne Now will provide listeners with a morning news program that for the first time in history, will offer news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports and culture from an African-American perspective. The morning show, based in Washington, D.C., will feature a broad spectrum of experts, newsmakers and celebrities who will share their insights on current affairs with Martin. Additionally, the program will implement a “Skype Net” component giving various Radio One hosts a platform to provide…
  • October 30, 2013

    Alumnae Donates Her Birthday Money to the University

    Mrs. Maureen Brown, a graduate of the Class of 1955, recently celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends. It was a beautiful celebration and she received many hugs and gifts which included $2,285. How did Brown spend her birthday money? She donated all of the money to Saint Augustine’s University in support of the stadium campaign. When asked why she decided to donate, Brown said without hesitation and happiness in her voice, “Well, one good deed deserves another." According to Brown, after she received the money for her birthday, she remembered getting a letter from the university asking for donations to complete the football stadium. While reading the letter, she had a flashback to 1953. In 1953, she was a sophomore at the then Saint Augustine’s College. She was faced with the situation of not having paid her tuition, which was extremely late. “I remembered Dean Boyd calling…
  • October 30, 2013

    Athletics Honors Faculty and Staff at Football Game

    The Saint Augustine's University Department of Athletics honored its faculty and staff when the football team took on Winston-Salem State University. The department sponsored a tailgate for faculty and staff prior to the game and recognized 16 faculty and staff members at halftime. “To me, it's just as important for my students to see me around campus supporting them in their events as it is to see me in the classroom,” said Harman Barnard, instructor of Marketing and Management. “It was nice to be recognized.” Faculty and staff were selected by the coaches and athletic administrative staff for their service and commitment to the student-athletes. Each honoree was escorted by members of various sports teams and presented with a gift bag from Athletic Director George Williams. The honorees were as follows: • Harman Barnard, Instructor of Marketing and Management • Jane Bass, Director of…
  • October 30, 2013

    Freshman Writing Initiative Conference Opened the Minds of Many

    If the success of the inaugural Freshman Writing Initiative Fall Conference is indication of next year’s conference, individuals may want to register as soon as they can. Between the workshops and presentations, the nearly 200 individuals that were in attendance were informed on ways to reach today’s student, how to integrate popular culture into curriculum, how to improve students writing and critical thinking skills and how culture affects students’ identity, expression, competency and learning. “The 3 Rs conference was a transformative experience!,” said Dr. Erica Russell, executive director of the Freshman Success Initiatives. “The featured presenters and guest facilitators were engaging, and they provided the attendees with practical strategies for working with students across disciplines. They challenged our thinking and reminded us of the value of culture as a point of connection…
  • October 23, 2013

    SAU Makes “Human” Ribbon in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

    Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) administrators, faculty, staff and students joined together to make a “human” pink ribbon around the falcon logo on the SAU football field in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Day. “I was thoroughly pleased with the campus coming together to show their support,” said Ann Brown, director of the Office of Community Outreach and Volunteerism. “This was just our way of bringing awareness to the fight against breast cancer.” According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  • October 23, 2013

    Professor Moses T. A. Greene Selected as a 2013 Faculty Seminar Fellow

    Assistant Professor Moses T. Alexander Greene has been selected by the EMMY Organization as a 2013 Fellow for the 25th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Faculty Seminar in Los Angeles, Calif. Greene, who works in the Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Department of Film and Interactive Media, is one of 20 educators nationwide and the first SAU faculty member to receive this honor. He will be one of two educators representing the State of North Carolina. Administered by the Television Academy Foundation’s Education Programs Department, the Faculty Seminar offers college professors opportunities to view the behind-the-scenes operations of the television industry. The 20 faculty members, who were chosen by a selection committee, will participate in five days of discussions, presentations and interactions with major studios, production companies, the networks as well…
  • October 17, 2013

    First Woman Ordained in Saint Augustine’s University’s Historic Chapel

    Before a congregation of nearly 200 people, Mother Nita Charlene Johnson Byrd was ordained as priest at Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Historic Chapel. The Right Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, the eleventh Bishop of North Carolina, served as the ordaining bishop for the ordination ceremony. The Right Reverend Anne Hodges-Copple, Bishop Suffragan of North Carolina, was the celebrant and the Reverend Dr. Sally Harbold gave the sermon. Ordination is the sacramental rite in which God gives authority and the grace of the Holy Spirit to those being made bishops, priests, and deacons through prayer and the laying on of hands by bishops. Following the Reverend Harbold’s beautifully delivered sermon, the Right Reverend Curry shared with the congregation that Mother Nita is the first priest to be ordained in the Historic Chapel in more than 80 years and the first woman chaplain to serve at the…
  • October 16, 2013

    Wake Leadership Academies to Partner with Saint Augustine’s University to Provide Students with College-level Curriculum

    The Wake County Board of Education took its first formal step on October 15 to secure Saint Augustine’s University of Raleigh as the college partner for the Wake Leadership Academies. “This partnership creates an exciting and rare opportunity for our high school students to attend college-level courses on campus, where they will be exposed to the rigor and academic culture of a four-year university,” WCPSS Superintendent Jim Merrill said. “This collaboration will allow our school system and Saint Augustine’s to fulfill a mutual mission to provide students with the skills, leadership development, and pathways for academic and personal success.” The partnership will allow Leadership Academy students to enroll in university courses to pursue the Early College portion of their rigorous academy experience, through which they may earn a high school diploma while also earning transferable…
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    October 08, 2013

    WAUG Radio Station Launches Student Radio Shows

    Saint Augustine’s University’s radio station WAUG 750 AM has launched three student radio shows. The topics of the shows include politics, sports, relationships and music. According to General Manager Tony Middleton, the shows have already generated an audience. “Our focus is to provide our students with real-life experiences in radio broadcasting,” Middleton said. “The students are producing, editing and hosting his or her show. The radio market is very competitive and I feel that this is an opportunity for our students to prepare for the world of broadcasting.” The names of the shows are ICON, We Are on the Radio and Lounge 22. Below is a description of each show. • ICON - ICON, a radio show for students by students, stands for In-Depth College On-Time News. The purpose of the show is for students to have their voices heard. Everything discussed on the ICON radio show is from a…
  • March to the Polls
    October 08, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University Students March to Cast their Vote

    The sun was not shining and the weather was breezy and brisk but that did not keep more than 300 Saint Augustine’s University students from marching to the polls to cast their vote in the local election. The Student Government Association in collaboration with Common Cause spearheaded a march to the local polling site located at the Tarboro Road Community Center, 121 N. Tarboro Street, Raleigh. Before the march commenced, administrators, students, faculty and staff assembled outside Boyer Building to hear from President Dianne Boardley Suber. “I am so proud to see all of you here today to voice your vote,” Suber said. “Today, you have the right to vote because of courageous individuals who fought and died to ensure that your voices are heard.” Ashley Nelson, president of the Student Government Association, expressed why it was important for the student body to vote. “Often times people…
  • SAU
    October 08, 2013

    School of Business and Technology Establishes a Business Advisory Council

    Dr. F. Perna Carter, dean of the School of Business and Technology, has established a Business Advisory Council. According to Carter, the mission of the Business Advisory Council is to create a strategic partnership between the business community and the Saint Augustine’s University School of Business and Technology to facilitate a learning environment which develops leaders for the global world of work. The Business Advisory Council will assist in the planning, evaluation, and strengthening of the programs offered by the School of Business and Technology. “The Business Advisory Council members represent a wide spectrum of the business community including professionals in accounting, business administration, retail, real estate management, sport management, advertising, banking, and management consulting,” Carter said. “The Council will be chaired by an industry member, who will be…
  • October 01, 2013

    Brian Richards of St. Aug Breaks School Receptions Record

    Wide receiver Brian Richards (R-Sr./Waldorf, Md.) broke the Saint Augustine's University career receptions record against Bowie State University on Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Bowie Md. Richards has 142 career receptions after catching six passes for 86 yards and one touchdown in the 35-7 win over the Bulldogs. The previous mark was 139 catches set by former All-American Tyron Laughinghouse in 2012. Laughinghouse surpassed former standout Jamian Smith, who had 137 receptions in 2011. The record has been snapped three times in three seasons. Richards also holds the school single-season receptions record. He caught 63 passes as a redshirt sophomore in the 2011 season.
  • October 01, 2013

    Financial Literacy/Financial Wellness Marketing Competition Showcased Creativity of St. Aug Students

    The School of Business and Technology held a Financial Literacy/Financial Wellness Marketing Campaign Contest sponsored by State Farm Insurance. Students, as an individual or team, had an opportunity to compete for prize money. Each person/team was given 10 to 12 minutes to make a marketing pitch for their insurance company. After each presentation, the participants answered questions from the judges and audience members. The winner, Xavier Montgomery-Lee, a senior from Bronx, New York majoring in business administration, stated that he worked a lot of late nights to prepare for the contest. “All my hard work and dedication has finally come to light for the world to see,” Montgomery-Lee said. First place winner, Montgomery-Lee, won $1,000. The award for second place was $600. The winners were Leroy Cofield, Brianca Jeffery and Shaia Scott. Each received $200. The third player winner was…
  • October 01, 2013

    Career Development Week Provided Students with Valuable Opportunities

    During Career Development Week, Saint Augustine’s University students had an opportunity to speak with various graduate schools and businesses to learn more about the many opportunities available to them. Some of the participating graduate schools were North Carolina Central University, Strayer University, Pfeiffer University, North Carolina A&T State University and Meredith College. Businesses in attendance included Kroger Company, Liberty Mutual, Cisco Systems, Fort Worth Police Department, US States Attorney’s Office and Wake County Public Schools System. Executive Director of the Belk Center and Professional Nichole Lewis expressed how committed the organizations were in supporting this year’s Career Development Week. “Last week, we hosted more than 25 different organizations,” Lewis said. “What was amazing was that there were organizations that made the commitment to come to two or…
  • September 24, 2013

    SAU Women's Basketball Volunteers with BackPack Buddies

    The Saint Augustine's University women's basketball team kicked off their community giving by working with the Inter Faith Food Shuttle's BackPack Buddies Program. Several athletes helped sort and pack food for children who may not have food or meals to eat over the weekends. “It is important for our young ladies to lend a helping hand in the community,” said fourth-year head coach Rachel Bullard. “It is something we enjoy doing and it helps us to understand how fortunate we really are.” The BackPack Buddies Program provides children from food-insecure homes with weekend meals during the school year. Local corporations, civic groups, and individuals help collect and pack bags with kid-friendly, non-perishable food. The children receive a backpack containing six balanced meals and two healthy snacks at the end of every week. The children are selected by school principals, guidance…
  • September 24, 2013

    Political Awareness Forum Provided a Platform for Questions and Answers

    Nearly 100 individuals attended the SAU Student Government Association’s (SGA) Political Awareness Forum held in the MLK Ballroom. Moderated by Octavia Rainey, host of Straight Talk, and Ashley Nelson, president of SGA, the forum provided a platform for SAU students, faculty, staff and the community an opportunity to hear first-hand from candidates on various issues from the voter ID laws to the rising cost of tuition. Other concerns raised by a group of panelists, which consisted of SAU students and a SAU professor, included the SAU‘s athletic stadium, the restoration of the St. Agnes Hospital and the revitalization of businesses near the campus. The panelists included Dr. Zaphon R. Wilson, dean of the School of Social Sciences; Kamayha Jabari, vice president of SGA; Robert Gray, SGA’s chair of Community Outreach; and Colliet Bramwell, SGA’s executive secretary. Members in the audience…
  • September 24, 2013

    SAU’s Fall Convocation Opens the Academic Year on a High Note of Change

    Saint Augustine’s University officially opened the 2013-2014 academic with its annual fall convocation ceremony with keynote presenter, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP. Throughout his speech, Rev. Barber provided the audience with an emotional walk through history of events that have shaped our country. He carefully painted a picture that challenged everyone in the Emery Gymnasium to do more — now. “Here we are today, 237 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed; 148 years ago the Civil War ended; in 1867, the doors of Saint Augustine’s University opened; in 1953, the 16th Street Baptist Church was bombed killing four little black girls; and 53 years ago we had the sit-ins in Greensboro,” Rev. Barber said. “Here we are today, what will you do now in the times in which we live. It’s your time to do something, now!” Before…
  • September 17, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University Tops ECSU for Season's First Volleyball Win

    Saint Augustine's University defeated Elizabeth City State University 3-1 on the final day of the CIAA Round-Up I for its first women's volleyball victory of the season on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Skyla Isadore, a junior from Morne Castries, St. Lucia, had 17 kills while Olivia Porter, a freshman from Bakersfield, Calif., and Jamie Goff, a senior from Rubonia, Fla., both added 11 kills each for the Lady Falcons. Julieesa Thomas handed out 42 assists and Chelsea Farrior, a junior from Tampa, Fla., recorded 19 digs. The Lady Vikings won the first game 25-23, but the Lady Falcons rebounded to win the next three games 25-17, 25-14 and 25-20. Rosetta Becerra led ECSU with 11 kills. The Lady Falcons were 1-2 at the event. They lost to Chowan University 3-0 and Virginia State University 3-1 on Saturday. The Round-Up was hosted by Chowan University at the Helms Center. Victoria Davis, a senior…
  • September 17, 2013

    Blood Drive a Huge Success

    Last week’s blood drive was a huge success. Saint Augustine’s University surpassed its goal of saving lives by donating 63 pints of blood. The Office of External Relations and the Office of Community Outreach and Volunteerism partnered with Rex Blood Services to host the blood drive on campus. The blood drive was held in observance of National Sickle Cell Month as well as aimed at increasing blood donations from African Americans, which can help patients suffering from diseases such as sickle cell anemia, cancer and heart disease. This was Rex Blood Services’ first blood drive at a historically black university. “We would like to thank the entire SAU campus for their support for the first Saint Augustine’s University and UNC REX Healthcare Blood Drive,” said Ann Brown, director of the Office of Community Outreach and Volunteerism. “It was a success because of everyone’s commitment to…
  • September 17, 2013

    The Episcopal Church Recognizes Saint Augustine’s University

    President Dianne Boardley Suber along with administrators, staff and students, attended the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Recognition Event in Atlanta, Ga. sponsored by the Office of Black Church Ministries of the Episcopal Church. Voorhees College was also recognized and is the only other HBCU in the US with Episcopal roots. The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori met with President Suber and the SAU family doing their visit. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori challenged the SAU students to take their places among other leaders. “Saint Augustine’s University and other schools were founded to help African-American students develop their capacity for leadership in their communities and everywhere – so that more of the world might enjoy abundant life,” Schori said. “The schools represented here today have shaped many, many leaders in the…
  • September 10, 2013

    New Student Government Association Officers Installed

    The energy and excitement was on high in the Seby Jones Auditorium for the 2013-2014 installation ceremony for the student government association (SGA). President Dianne Boardley Suber installed the 2013-2014 Saint Augustine’s University Student Body President Ashley Nelson. Nelson is a senior from Brooklyn, New York majoring in sociology. “I am excited to have been selected as the student body president,” Nelson said. “All we [student government association] ask of you is to continue to support us. Let’s look to the future with high hopes.” During her installation address, Nelson stated the SGA’s mission is to enhance the learning environment for the student body. She also provided SGA’s initiatives for the academic year which included political awareness, community service and health and wellness. At the beginning of the academic year, Nelson said that SGA registered 280 freshmen to…
  • September 04, 2013

    Career Development Week

    Mark your calendars to attend the 2013 Career Development Week scheduled for September 23 through September 27. Sponsored by the Belk Professional Development Center, some of the scheduled companies and universities to participate are Nationwide Insurance, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Wake County Public Schools, Widener School of Law, North Carolina A& T State University, North Carolina Central University, Massachusetts School of Law and Liberty Mutual. The tentative schedule of events are as follows: Monday, September 23 Kick-Off Panel 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. External, corporate presenters Prezell R. Robinson Library 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Career and Graduate School Suite Open for the School of Business and Technology and the School of Continuing Education Tuesday, September 24" 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Career and Graduate School Suite Open for the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences Boyer Classroom…
  • Coach Williams
    September 04, 2013

    Coach Williams Receives Award from Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Athletic Director and legendary Head Track and Field Coach George Williams was honored as the recipient of the Thad Eure Jr. Memorial Award at the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau Annual Meeting Luncheon at the Raleigh Convention Center. The prestigious award recognizes an individual in Wake County who has a positive impact and has taken a leadership role in increasing the hospitality industry in the Raleigh area. Dennis Edwards, the President and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, says Williams is certainly deserving of the honor. Thomas Hill, the vice president and division manager of Highwoods Properties, Inc., highlighted Williams’ achievements to the luncheon audience before presenting the award. The iconic coach has won 33 NCAA Division II National Track and Field Championships, coached 19 Olympians and graduated 95 percent of his student…
  • September 04, 2013

    School of Business and Technology continues Partnership with State Farm

    This year, the School of Business and Technology received an $8,000 sponsorship from State Farm Insurance Company to create a financial literacy and financial wellness program for Saint Augustine’s University students. Currently, the School is sponsoring a marketing contest as well as a freshman writing contest. During the course of the year, various sessions were provided such as the following: - Financial Literacy….What You Do Now Will Impact Your Future - Investing for Tomorrow………..By Starting Today - Your First Car - A Slice of L.I.F.E. – Lessons in Financial Education “My desire is that this partnership will continue to grow into an ongoing, long-term endeavor between State Farm and the School of Business and Technology that will prepare our students for the work force.”
  • August 28, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Saint Augustine’s University President Dianne Boardley Suber, faculty, staff and students joined together to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. President Suber expressed to the crowd that it is time for each and every person to make sure his or her voice is heard in order to make a difference in the world. Ashley Nelson, president of Saint Augustine’s University Student Government Association, gave remarks expressing what the March of Washington meant to her. Nelson along with 11 other students and two faculty members traveled to Washington, DC on August 24 to participate in the celebration of the 50th Anniversary. Nelson shared with the audience what she felt being a part of the anniversary celebration. “I wouldn’t say I'm happy because we haven’t reached where we need to go...more like inspired, humbled and honored to have shared this experience with people…
  • August 28, 2013

    Student-Athletes Receive Academic Achievement Award

    Twenty-four student-athletes are the recipients of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for the 2012-2013 season. The Academic Achievement Awards is a program that recognizes the academic accomplishments of student-athletes at the Division 2 level. In order for a student-athlete to receive an Academic Achievement Award, the student-athlete must: • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale; • Have attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college level work; and • Have been an active member of an intercollegiate team during his or her last academic year The recipients are as follows: Joshua Easter Baseball Briana Arrington Women's Basketball Temperance Jacobs Women's Basketball Tahsha Mitchell Women's Basketball Autumn Smith-Faulkner Women's Basketball Jordan Baber Men's Basketball Aru Kok Men's Basketball…
  • August 28, 2013

    Students and Faculty Attended the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    Twelve Saint Augustine’s University students and two faculty members had a once in a lifetime experience when they traveled to Washington, DC in observance of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. While in the nation’s capitol, they joined representatives from other historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) at the National Education Association building for a pre-March rally. This collaboration was organized by the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education to bring attention to recent policy changes that have forced tens of thousands of HBCU students to drop out of school. In addition to participating in the 50th Anniversary March on Washington, they also visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and made a walking tour to see other memorials, monuments and museums. “The 50th Anniversary March on Washington was a critical introduction for…
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    August 23, 2013

    Inaugural Resource and Involvement Fair was a Success

    The MLK Mall on Saint Augustine’s University’s campus was filled with the Falcon Student Body for the inaugural Resource and Involvement Fair. Sponsored by the Freshman Success Initiative and the Belk Professional Development Center, the fair gave students an opportunity to speak with campus-based organizations as well as outside vendors regarding their specialty and/or resource. Some of the vendors included the Office of Financial Aid, the First-Year Experience Program, Gordon Health Center, NOBLE, WAUG-AM, Global Studies, Big Brothers and Big Sister of the Triangle, and Loaves and Fish. Students went from table to table gathering information on volunteerism. Freshman Kayla Cason said she thought the fair was really good. “It was a good [resource] fair,” said Cason, who is from Virginia Beach, Va., and member of the volleyball team. “I had no idea that there were so many different ways…
  • George Williams
    August 20, 2013

    AD George Williams to be Inducted in the Raleigh Hall of Fame

    Athletic Director George Williams will be inducted into the Raleigh Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on October 7 during a gala dinner at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Raleigh Hall of Fame recognizes individuals and non-profit organizations, past and present, who have made significant contributions to the City of Raleigh. Williams is a member of six Halls of Fames: the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame, the Saint Augustine’s University Athletic Hall of Fame, the Booker T. Washington High School (Miami, Fla.) Hall of Fame and the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Hall of Fame. Coach Williams, who has built a dynasty in track and field and cross country at Saint Augustine’s University, began coaching in 1976. His track and field programs have won an…
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    August 14, 2013

    SAU's Parent's Association

    President Suber takes a picture with members of the Saint Augustine’s University Parents’ Association during the welcome program for first-year students. “I am proud of what the association represents and very appreciative of the continued support from parents/guardians for their sons, daughters, and grandchildren as they continue their postsecondary education at the Falcons Nest,” said Doris Bullock, assistant vice president for External Relations and special assistant to the president. Established in 2007, the mission of the Parents’ Association is to enhance the quality of both the student and parent experience through communication and contact between the University and the parents of our students. It is a paid association of parents and guardians of Saint Augustine's University students. The goal is to develop lasting relationships with parents and guardians because of the…
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    August 14, 2013

    Associate Professor Virginia Tyler Showcased Her Work in New York

    Virginia Tyler, associate professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, showcased her work during the SOHO20 National Affiliate Annual Exhibition titled HERoica: New Work by National Affiliates this summer. This all women exhibition at Soho20 Chelsea Gallery in New York explored the overlap of personal courage and aesthetic risk made visible and tangible in their art. Overlapping the personal and the political, this annual exhibition of thirteen National Affiliate artists and their guests addressed the interplay of heroic ideals and feminist values. In the exhibit, Tyler used her art to economically empower the local village culture in Ghana. She collaborated with Ghanaian metal casters Paul Amponsah and Kofi Amponsem to create the bronze beads and objects assembled in her installations that are small sculptures in themselves. Tyler has also worked with craft artists Mary…
  • August 07, 2013

    Registration 2013 Information for First Year Students

    Friday August 9, 2013 8:00am –12:30pm Check-In and Move-In Residence Halls All new students should report to campus according to their designated arrival times. Students and parents are asked to report directly to their assigned Residence Hall for Check-In and Move-In. Students whose last name begins with letters A-G move in from 8:00am—9:30am Students whose last name begins with letters H-N move in from 9:30am-11:00am Students whose last name begins with letters O-Z move in from 11:00am– 12:30pm 8:00am-12:00pm-Taking Care of Business 12:00pm-5:00pm-Registration - Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference Center (upstairs) - After you complete registration and receive your new Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) ID card, please put your school ID card on your lanyard so that the Peer Mentors can identify you and escort you to the next station. - If you have any questions regarding the status of…
  • SAU Students
    August 07, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University Students Showcase their Research at the University of Arkansas

    Four Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) students participated in the 10-week summer George Washington Carver Research Program in cell and molecular biology at the University of Arkansas to showcase their research projects. The program was sponsored by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The poster session for the cell and molecular biology portion of the Carver Research Program gave the students a chance to meet with faculty and students presented and discussed their research projects. SAU students, who are all biology majors and rising juniors, were as follows: • Adaeze Egolum – “Genetic Analysis of Chromosomal Regions Affecting Sperm Mobility in Broilers.” • Lauretta Ihenatu - “Evaluation of screening methods for salt tolerance in soybeans.” • Michael Thomas - “Integrase genes in antibiotic resistant E. coli isolated from treated effluent and a receiving stream.”…
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    August 07, 2013

    SAU Signs a Strategic Alliance Memorandum with the U.S. Small Business Administration

    Today, Saint Augustine’s University signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SAM). This alliance signifies a joint effort by SAU and SBA to promote small business through education and community outreach. Both entities will work closer together to ensure underserved small business interests are adequately addressed in the area. “I want to commend Dr. Suber who is truly on the cutting edge,” said Ms. Lynn Douthett, district director, United States Small Business Administration. “This agreement supports her vision of creating leaders.” The memorandum is part of SBA’s effort to enter into agreements with historically black colleges and universities. “At Saint Augustine’s University, we are committed to developing change agents and leaders positioned to compete in a global society,” said Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint…
  • May 10, 2013

    Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) officials announced today that it will not move forward with the proposed acquisition

    (Raleigh, NC) Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) officials announced today that it will not move forward with the proposed acquisition of Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA. On November 20, 2012 the University made the announcement that it was exploring the option of acquiring Saint Paul’s College as it struggled to maintain its accreditation. Founded in 1888, Saint Paul's College is one of three historically black colleges founded by the Episcopal Church. Saint Augustine's University and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina are the other two institutions. After careful due diligence and much deliberation, Saint Augustine’s University has decided that to pursue the acquisition is not a fiscally responsible option. At the request of Saint Paul’s College officials, the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees will allow Saint Paul’s to present a plan to the Saint…
  • May 06, 2013

    University bids farewell to 228 graduates

    Saint Augustine’s University awarded bachelor’s degrees to 228 seniors during its 2013 Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 5. The class of 2013 makes history as the first graduating class of Saint Augustine’s University. The school transitioned from Saint Augustine’s College to Saint Augustine’s University on Aug. 1, 2012. President Dianne Boardley Suber encouraged students to pay themselves first by investing; to be decision-makers; to have integrity; and to give back. Cynthia Marshall, senior vice president of human resources for AT&T, delivered the commencement address. Marshall gave graduates advice based on the five things she learned on her journey. She told them: always remember where you came from; do the right thing; never give up; embrace each other; and find your passion and purpose, and get busy making a difference. “You are bright, you are talented and you are resilient, and…
  • April 18, 2013

    AT&T Executive Cynthia Marshall to Deliver Commencement Address

    President Dianne Boardley Suber announced today that Cynthia Marshall will address Saint Augustine’s University graduates at the 2013 Commencement ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, on the campus quadrangle. “We are delighted that Cynthia Marshall will join us to celebrate Commencement with Saint Augustine’s University’s 2013 graduates," said SAU President, Dianne Boardley Suber. "This will be a historic event for SAU as this will be the first graduating class since Saint Augustine’s College transitioned to university status August 1, 2012.” Marshall has been with AT&T for more than 30 years. From January 2007 to 2012, Marshall was AT&T’s top executive in North Carolina. She was promoted to her new position as senior vice president of human resources at AT&T’s corporate headquarters in December 2012. While in N.C., Marshall was the first African-American to lead the…
  • March 22, 2013

    SAU Students Participate in Voter ID Hearing

    On Tuesday, March 12, Saint Augustine's University students voiced their opinion about a proposed voter identification requirement. Students attended a public hearing at the NC General Assembly on the topic. Several students spoke with community activist Octavia Rainey on her radio show that morning about the potential impact, on college students in particular, of a new voter ID law. Back in 2011, many Saint Augustine's University students lobbied against a voter ID bill. The bill was not successful, but with new leadership in the state, the issue is up for discussion again. Faculty, staff and students participated in the hearing, as well as a voter ID educational meeting at First Baptist Church (101 S. Wilmington St.) sponsored by the NAACP. The meeting was followed by a rally, where the Rev. William Barber and others spoke to a small crowd of concerned citizens. SAU Junior Class…
  • March 22, 2013

    CDC Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Heck Street Unit

    The Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, March 22, for a recently completed duplex unit at 307 Heck Street in downtown Raleigh. The Heck Street unit is part of a project funded by a $2.1 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant the University received from the N.C. Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. The Heck Street duplex features two 930-square-foot residential spaces, each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The units will be rented to low and moderate income families.
  • March 22, 2013

    McCrory Visits St. Aug Campus

    Saint Augustine's University served as host for UNCF's Annual Governor's Luncheon on Wednesday, March 20. Gov. Pat McCrory was the keynote speaker for the event, which was a fundraiser for UNCF. During his speech, McCrory highlighted three issues related to education he plans to work on during his term. Connecting commerce and education, reducing the cost of education, and taking advantage of technology to improve education will be a few of the issues the governor plans to take on, he said. Related stories: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9034821
  • February 22, 2013

    Saint Augustine's University Featured at City of Raleigh Museum

    Artifacts and images from Saint Augustine's University are on display at the City of Raleigh Museum through the month of February. The exhibit is based on the North Central CAC's historic walking tour created in 2011. In addition to pieces from Saint Augustine's University, the exhibit also features items from the Richard B. Harrison Library, the Tuttle Center and the museum's collection. For more information, visit www.raleighcitymuseum.org. Pictured: A wheelchair from St. Agnes Hospital and historic photos from Saint Augustine's University.
  • February 11, 2013

    SAU Students Selected for Leadership Program

    Accounting majors, Rodneisha Clark and Roy Cofield, were selected from a national pool of candidates to attend the Leadership Excellence in the Accounting Profession (LEAP) Program taking place February 8-10, 2013. This program is being hosted by the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. During this conference, Rodneisha, Roy, and other accounting scholars will enhance their career development skills, improve their leadership skills, and learn about graduate school opportunities. Beyond the conference, they will continue to receive one-on-one mentoring from accounting professionals employed by the "Big Four" international accounting firms (i.e., Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, and PricewaterhouseCoopers). This network may lead to internship offers, graduate school fellowships, and full-time employment in audit or tax after earning their graduate degrees.
  • January 23, 2013

    SAU Students kick off Founders' Week with Day of Service

    Several Saint Augustine's University students and staff members used Martin Luther King Day to make an impact in the community. Saint Augustine’s University partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide community service from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The students participated in three separate projects: • Wall Build – Students helped build walls for a five bedroom home that will be occupied by someone in the College Park community. The finished product is on display in front of Goold Hall. • A Brush With Kindness – Students assisted with exterior repairs, painting and beautification for two homes in College Park on Tarboro Road and Jones Street. Students were excited about helping out and had the opportunity to sign their names and write an inspirational message for the homeowner on the completed walls. "Habitat for Humanity was pleased with the response by our students and we…
  • January 23, 2013

    Student Leaders Attend Obama Inauguration

    A group of about 30 Saint Augustine's University students traveled to Washington, D.C., Monday, Jan. 21, to watch President Barack Obama be sworn into office for his second term. Among the group was Student Government Association President John Newman, who called the inauguration a "very patriotic event." "It was a different experience because I got to stand and witness history. It was my first time at an inauguration," Newman said. "It became even more special when I found out they had Lincoln's bible and Dr. Martin Luther King's bible (which were used as Obama took the oath of office)." Click here to see photos from the students' trip.
  • January 08, 2013

    Saint Augustine's University Welcomes New Chaplain

    Nita Byrd joined Saint Augustine’s University Dec. 4 as the new chaplain. Byrd brings with her a passion for campus ministry and the Episcopal Church. The Right Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, asked Byrd to serve at Saint Augustine’s University. Byrd said she was ready and willing to take on the task. “Before I received the call, I wanted to see more Episcopal college ministries at historically African-American campuses,” Byrd said. “It was dear to my heart because I have thought about wanting this option (for students).” Byrd began her ministry work at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cary, where she served on the vestry — a lay elected governing body of a parish — was liaison for outreach, and worked with adult Christian education and the youth programs. Byrd completed internships at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh and St. Titus Episcopal…
  • January 01, 2013

    Press Release Articles

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  • December 18, 2012

    Historical Marker for St. Agnes Approved

    The North Carolina Historical Marker Commission voted 9-1 Tuesday, Dec. 18, to approve a historical marker commemorating St. Agnes Hospital and Nurses Training School. The marker will be erected in 2013 after a four-month design phase. The hospital, on the campus of Saint Augustine's University, was founded in 1896 with the purpose of training African American nurses and to provide health care to the underserved African American population throughout North Carolina. For more than 50 years, St. Agnes was the only teaching hospital between Atlanta, Ga., and Washington, D.C., open to African Americans. The hospital closed in 1961.
  • December 10, 2012

    SAU Hosts Falcon Community Day

    Saint Augustine's University showed its appreciation for the surrounding community during Falcon Community Day, Saturday, Dec. 8, at Emery Gymnasium. Community members were invited to watch the men's basketball team take on Barber-Scotia College. Admission was free for the contest, and the Falcons did not disappoint the crowd, defeating Barber-Scotia 101-50. At halftime, three local citizens were honored for their contributions in the community. Mary E. Sharpe received the community service award and Sterling Goodwin, founder of Metro Redevelopment, earned the community business award. Michele Grant, who was not present, was the winner of the community leadership award. Click here for a full recap of the basketball game.
  • November 21, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University discusses plans to acquire Saint Paul’s College

    Yesterday, the Executive Committee of the Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees met with the Executive Committee of the Saint Paul’s College Board of Trustees to discuss an acquisition of Saint Paul’s College located in Lawrenceville, Virginia. Founded in 1888, Saint Paul's College is one of three historically black colleges affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Saint Augustine's University and Voorhees College are the other two. At this point, both boards have agreed to move forward with joint management of the Saint Paul’s College operations beginning January 1, 2013. The joint management agreement will allow Saint Augustine’s University to complete its due diligence on the proposed acquisition while providing support to the Saint Paul’s College campus. A plan is being developed that will create a campus of Saint Augustine’s University at the Saint Paul’s College site. Saint…
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    November 20, 2012

    STEM Majors Attend ABCRMS Meeting

    Saint Augustine's University | STEM Majors Attend ABCRMS Meeting [665] | All Press no archive Dr. Doreen Cunningham and Dr. Marino Green accompanied six students to the 12th Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Jose, Calif., Nov. 7-10. The students, Brooke Gaines, Dezarea Little, Jennifer Plair, Brandon Scott, Kayla Walker, and Derrick Williams networked with other students while navigating the many summer research internship and graduate school opportunities. Additionally, students are judged on their oral and poster presentations. Scott, a junior Engineering Mathematics major, won first place in the Engineering, Mathematics and Physics category. More than 1,100 vendors from colleges, universities and companies were in attendance to actively recruit some of the best and brightest minority students in the world. ABRCMS is the largest professional…
  • September 29, 2012

    Thomas of St. Aug Wins Second Straight CIAA Rookie of the Week Honor

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Anthony Jeffries Sports Information Director Office: 919.516.4141919.516.4141 Cell: 919.274.7552919.274.7552 Fax: 919.516.5810 awjeffries@st-aug.edu Thomas of St. Aug Wins Second Straight CIAA Rookie of the Week Honor RALEGH (September 26, 2012) - Juliseea Thomas of Saint Augustine's University was named CIAA volleyball rookie of the week on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. She has won the award two consecutive weeks. Thomas, a freshman setter from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, tallied 36 assists and 12 digs in a five-set win over Winston-Salem State last Thursday. She also had 13 assists in a three-set loss to USC Aiken on Sunday. Thomas leads the Lady Falcons in assists (195) and assists per set (4.33). Saint Augustine’s University athletics on www.saintaugfalcons.com Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype
  • September 17, 2012

    St. Aug’s 2012 Passport Day

    September 17, 2012 Saint Augustine's University held its annual Passport Day, Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Seby Jones Art Gallery. Various members of the Falcon family came out to get their passport photos and had their passport paperwork processed. Passport Day is a part of the University’s ongoing initiative to create globally marketable students, faculty and staff. If you couldn’t make last week’s Passport Day, no worries, the next Passport Day is Nov. 15. Pictured: Photographer Jerrell Jordan, seen here taking a passport photo.
  • September 17, 2012

    Carter Named Educator of the Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Shelley Willingham-Hinton Associate Vice President Office of Marketing and Communication 919.516.4190 or 919.972.8340 swhinton@st-aug.edu Carter Named Educator of the Year RALEGH (September 17, 2012) - Dr. Sadie Carter, Saint Augustine’s University’s Assistant Vice President of the Office of Human Resources was recently named as Outstanding Educator by her alma mater, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Each year, the National Alumni Association of ECSU, the president of the University and Board of Directors members recognize alums in various categories for their outstanding contributions in their respective careers. In order to be considered for the award, alumni have to be nominated by their peers or faculty/staff at their alma mater. Prior to nomination, a committee reviews and selects the winners based on their professional accomplishments.…
  • September 17, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Holds 2012-2013 Student Leaders Installation Ceremony

    September 17, 2012 The Student Government Association (SGA) installed the 2012-2013 student leaders, Thursday, Sept. 13, during its annual student leader ceremony. The student leaders were encouraged to uphold the integrity of the institution and lead by example. The student leaders were sworn into office by their peer, 2012-2013 SGA president, John Newman. Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of the University charged Newman and all student leaders to, “ make decisions with character, high integrity and moral standards.” “I am confident that we have the right student leaders in place to move this University forward,” Suber said. “I encourage them to perform the duties of office with honor and dignity.” 2012-2013 Student Leaders: SGA Vice President- Ryan Mattress Senior Class President- Malcolm Richbourg Senior Class Vice President –Kenya Thomas Junior Class President- Kamya Jabari…
  • September 17, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Wins Science Grant

    September 17, 2012 The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced that Saint Augustine’s University is the award recipient of a $300,000 grant. The NSF grant is for the support of a project entitled, "Targeted Infusion - Academic Enhancement of Biology Degree Programs at Saint Augustine's University," which is under the direction of Dr. Mark A. Melton- Dean of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering and Dr. Doreen Cunningham- Department Chair of the Department of Biological & Physical Sciences. The primary goal of the Targeted Infusion project is to expand the course offerings in the biology degree curriculum to include courses in plant biology and environmental science. The overall outcome of this project is to increase the number of students who obtain baccalaureate degrees in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) discipline that pursue…
  • September 15, 2012

    Falcons Win Big On The Road

    September 15, 2012 Saint Augustine's University had a brief scare, but the Falcons scored 30 unanswered points to put away Southern Connecticut State University 30-14 at Jess Dow Field on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. The win improves the Falcons' record to 2-1 overall after their first road game. It was the final non-conference tune-up before the Falcons enter CIAA play next Saturday in a key home game against Bowie State University. Game time is 7 p.m. at Durham County Stadium. Southern Connecticut State fell to 0-3 after jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The chance to extend their streak of 11 consecutive winning seasons is in jeopardy. “[S. Connecticut State] was hungry,” St. Aug Head Coach Michael Costa said. “It was their first home game, but we met their fire with our fire.” The Falcons relied on the arm of Teddy Bacote (Jr./Hampton, Va.) and the playmaking skills of…
  • September 11, 2012

    St. Aug Student Featured at North Carolina Museum of Art

    September 10, 2012 In April of 2012, Isaiah Johnson, a senior at Saint Augustine’s University was one of three college students to win the “Art in the Park” competition, sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). Since April, Johnson’s work, which is entitled, “One Brick, One Seed” has been installed on a billboard, which is located along the NCMA’s nature trail! This is not the first time Johnson has had one of his photographic pieces featured at the NCMA. In October of 2011 he won yet another arts exhibition, entitled “Self Observered.” To view images from Johnson’s billboard, visit the NC Museum of Art blog by clicking here Pictured: Isaiah Johnson seen here with his photographic piece.
  • September 11, 2012

    SAU’s Students Attend 2012 Congressional Black Caucus UFuture Summit

    September 10, 2012 Written by student contributor- Princess Goodridge, New York native and Senior in Communications at SAU- Goodridge is a Presidential Scholar, Fox Ailes Scholarship Recipient and recently returned from studying abroad in China and Morocco. Saint Augustine's University was one of several Historically Black Colleges/Universities selected to participate in the 2012 Congressional Black Caucus Institute UFuture Summit held at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., September 3-4. Saint Augustine’s University selected 10 students to attend the summit: Kayla Cohen- Sophomore in Political Science from Durham, N.C. Chelsea Aladekoba-Junior in Political Science from Silver Springs, M.D. John Newman- Senior in Psychology from Richmond, V.A. Brandon Gwaltney-Junior in Criminal Justice from Baltimore, M.D. Keianna Evans- Senior in Sociology from Fayetteville, N.C, Lakeisha…
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    September 11, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Announces 2012 Fall Convocation Speaker

    September 10, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University is pleased to announce the 2012 fall convocation speaker, Reuben Young, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. Fall convocation will take place, Thursday, September 20 on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University. The Department of Public Safety was formed in January of 2012, making Young the first secretary of its kind. Young attended Howard University and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University. Throughout his career, Young has served as chief legal counsel for Mike Easley, Assistant District Attorney for Travis County in Texas and practiced private law, while residing in Texas. “Reuben Young is the kind of change agent we hope our students will one day become,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s University. “We are excited to have him on campus and…
  • September 08, 2012

    Congratulations to Miles Valentine, St. Aug Alum

    September 8, 2012 Miles Valentine, alumnus of Saint Augustine’s University, has produced a documentary, "Brace of the Valentines," that has been selected for inclusion in the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival to take place in Norcross, GA, October 12-14, 2012. This festival is sponsored by The Urban Mediamakers Association which is a not-for-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) consortium of aspiring and professional individuals in animation, film, gaming, music, new media, print and television. The three day film festival attracts filmmakers from all over the world. Another Saint Augustine’s University alumnus, Eric Barstow's film, "Bi-Racial Me" won first place in the Documentary Shorts category in this same festival in 2011. Congratulations Miles! Pictured: Miles Valentine.
  • September 05, 2012

    St. Aug’s Testing Center Leading the Way

    September 5, 2012 The Testing Center of Saint Augustine's College is a bustling place that is available to test takers from all over the world. Recently, the Testing Center hosted a Puerto Rican native who came to take a veterinary test at St. Aug because it was the only location offering the test. The Testing Center of St. Aug offers standardized, monitored and foreign services tests. "Whatever certification someone needs for their job, we offer it," stated Shanae Barco, testing coordinator. St. Aug's Testing Center is the only ACT test location in Raleigh. "Last semester we started offering GRE prep courses for our students in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center," stated Barco. For more information on the Testing Center and all that it offers, contact Shanae Barco at sbarco@st-aug.edu.
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    September 04, 2012

    SAU Students Take Trip to DNC

    Saint Augustine's University | SAU Students Take Trip to DNC [576] | All Press no archive Four Saint Augustine's University students joined reporters from across the country at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Sept. 3, for hands-on experience in political reporting and a once in a lifetime opportunity. Jonathan Dockery-Statesville, NC, Aisha Taylor-Groton, CT, Claude Simeus-West Palm Beach, Fl. and Christian Roberson-Richmond, VA, interviewed delegates, shot b-roll, and produced news stories for WAUG, Saint Augustine's University's radio and television station. Former President Bill Clinton, Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina, Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the first Latino keynote speaker at a Democratic National Convention, and Newark New Jersey Mayor, Cory Booker all made appearances during the Democratic…
  • September 04, 2012

    SAU Hosts Second Annual Music Fest

    Saint Augustine's University hosted its second annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 31, on the campus quadrangle. The campus came alive with music from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. as supporters enjoyed music from a variety of local and national jazz artists. The evening opened with a riveting performance from James Brown and Friends and the soulful sounds of Sweet Dreams culminated the event. Throughout the evening, friends of the University gave donations in support of the General Scholarship Fund. Other performers Friday evening were Eve Cornelious, the Al Strong Quintet, Moment's Notice, Uniquely Different and Jus Once. All proceeds from the event will go toward the General Scholarship Fund. Click here to see photos from the event.
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    August 29, 2012

    Saint Augustine's University to Host Second Annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser

    August 27, 2012 Saint Augustine's University will host the second annual music festival and scholarship fundraiser Friday, Aug. 31, from 6-11 p.m. in the quad area of campus. There will be performances by the Al Strong Quintet, Jus Once, Eve Cornelious, James Brown and Friends, Moment’s Notice (Bobby Moody), Sweet Dreams Band, Uniquely Different and Master of Ceremonies, Brian Dawson of K97.5. Attendees should bring their own chair or blanket. Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go towards the General scholarship fund. Many of our students will experience a short fall when trying to pay for their education this year. At Saint Augustine's University, we want to make sure that everyone who has the desire for higher education will not be limited access or denied opportunity because of finances. Pictured: Albert Strong Quintet.
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    August 29, 2012

    SAINT JAMES Gives to the University

    August 27, 2012 In late July, St. Aug's artist-in-residence, Synthia SAINT JAMES was honored with an "ACColades: A Salute to Women Who Inspire Us" award! In addition to the award, SAINT JAMES received a $1,000 donation to go towards her foundation. The fund that the institute establishes will provide scholarship support for deserving students and programming to promote the arts throughout the Saint Augustine’s University community.
  • August 21, 2012

    For the Second Consecutive Year Saint Augustine’s University Student Awarded Fox’s Rising Apprentice Scholarship

    August 20, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University student Princess Goodridge was recently awarded the 2012-2013 Fox News Channel University/Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship. Goodridge will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2013 at either the network’s New York or Washington, D.C. newsroom. In 2011, Fox News Channel (FNC) selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Goodridge, a native of New York, is a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism at SAU. “The fact that FOX selected another SAU student suggests that SAU and its departments are doing an effective job of preparing students academically,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber,…
  • August 20, 2012

    Award Winning PBS Filmmaker, Byron Hurt, Artist in Residence at Saint Augustine’s University, August 16-21

    August 20, 2012 Byron Hurt, an award winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist and lecturer, Byron Hurt, served the campus of Saint Augustine’s University as an artist-in-residence August 14 through August 21. Invited by the University’s Department of Film & Interactive Media, Hurt screened his most publicized films, Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, which takes a critical look at hip hop and rap music through Hurt’s own eyes as a self-acclaimed fan. Soul Food Junkies, Hurt’s latest work, which celebrates the role soul food, has played in African American culture while also examining the part soul food plays in some of the African American community’s greatest health challenges. Hurt also provided advice and instruction in multiple film courses, talked with student leaders, and screened Soul Food Junkies to faculty, staff, students and the local community.…
  • August 20, 2012

    SAU Signs Partnership Agreement with Wake Tech

    August 20, 2012 Thursday, August 16, leaders of Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) and Saint Augustine’s University met to formally announce their new found alliance and sign the articulation agreement concerning the new partnership between the two Raleigh schools. Essentially, SAU and WTCC will facilitate seamless transfers for WTCC graduates who earn Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration at Wake Technical Community College into Saint Augustine’s University. Wake Tech Community College will also provide Saint Augustine’s University admissions representatives with access to prospective students under this agreement through recognition on the WTCC “Choices” website and at transfer functions arranged through WTCC’s Student Services. Saint Augustine’s University agrees to provide WTCC with an annual report of progress under this agreement to include the number of…
  • August 20, 2012

    For the Second Consecutive Year Saint Augustine’s University Student Awarded Fox’s Rising Apprentice Scholarship

    August 20, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University student Princess Goodridge was recently awarded the 2012-2013 Fox News Channel University/Ailes Rising Apprentice Scholarship. Goodridge will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2013 at either the network’s New York or Washington, D.C. newsroom. In 2011, Fox News Channel (FNC) selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Goodridge, a native of New York, is a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism at SAU. “The fact that FOX selected another SAU student suggests that SAU and its departments are doing an effective job of preparing students academically,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber,…
  • August 20, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Celebrates Status Change with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    August 20, 2012 Friday, August 17, the sounds of the Superior Sound Marching Band filled the air on the campus of Saint Augustine’s University as the campus celebrated the name change from college to university. The name change was made effective August 1. During the ribbon cutting ceremony. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and the community heard remarks from the President of the University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, SGA President Johnny Newman, SAU Board of Trustee members, local political leaders and alumni of the institution. “Thank you for being a part of the history, present and future of this great institution,” stated Suber. “It [the institution] began with a principle, from a high school to a normal school to a college and now a university. We will continue to recreate ourselves at Saint Augustine’s University.” Hilton Smith, Board Chair of Saint Augustine’s University’s Board…
  • August 13, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Holds First Faculty Institute

    August 13, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University kicked off their first Faculty and Education Support Professional Development Institute as a university, Monday, August 6 in the MLK Conference Center. This year’s institute was themed, “Transforming Our Institution: The New Saint Augustine’s University.” During the institute, President of the University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber brought forth her “State of the University” address. “This institution started out as a high school for freed slaves, then a normal school and now, one step closer to offering graduate level courses that will expand the educational opportunities we can offer our students...thinking outside of the box needs to be more than something we just say,” stated Suber. Suber went on to say, “The bar has been raised and so have our expectations.” Suber encouraged faculty and staff to meet and exceed the expectations of their…
  • August 13, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s University Welcomes the Class of 2016!

    August 13, 2012 More than 400 freshmen moved into their dorms on Saint Augustine's University’s campus Friday, August 10, 2012. The move in was a culmination of First Year Experience’s 2012 Welcome Week , which is designed to help new students transition to college through a variety of activities that will prepare them for success in and out of the classroom. President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber welcomed first year students to the University and assured their parents that faculty, staff and administrators will do the best they can to prepare the students to be competitive in the real world. “They will learn to have the image and knowledge and the network needed to succeed,” stated Suber during her address to freshmen and their parents. The freshmen participated in various activities throughout the weekend, including a pep rally and class picture. Pictured: A member of the freshman class…
  • August 13, 2012

    SAU Hosts Annual Student Leadership Institute

    August 13, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University hosted the annual student leader institute Sunday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 8 in the Seby Jones Fine Arts building on the campus of SAU. The student leaders learned various lessons, including: how to register to vote, event planning, conflict management, program planning, personal branding and professional development. The institute ended with remarks from president of the University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber. “Effective leaders aren’t always popular decision makers, it’s not about popularity,” stated Suber. She went on to say, “You set the model, you are the model.” Pictured: SAU's 2012 Student Leaders.
  • August 13, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts NCAA Leadership Institute

    As part of the 2012 NCAA Leadership Institute, Saint Augustine’s University was selected as one of the interview sites. As a Division II member institution, St. Aug provided a unique and diverse perspective for institute participants to validate the career direction they will be mapping throughout the week. The annual NCAA Leadership Institute assists more than 45 ethnic minorities (male and female) in planning their careers through networking with various NCAA professionals of the intercollegiate athletics community. The Leadership Institute was designed to provide customized programming to participants on NCAA member institution campuses. The administrators at Saint Augustine’s University participated in action learning, panel discussions and facilitator-led sessions presented throughout the week long institute. In sharing their career experiences, divisional expertise and personal…
  • July 31, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College officially becomes Saint Augustine's University

    For Immediate Release August 1, 2012 Contact: Shelley Willingham-Hinton Associate Vice President, Marketing and Communications Office: 919-516-4190 Fax: 919-516-4360 E-mail: swhinton@st-aug.edu Saint Augustine’s College officially becomes Saint Augustine’s University Raleigh, NC (August 1, 2012) - The name change of Saint Augustine’s College to Saint Augustine’s University is official today, August 1, 2012. From Saint Augustine’s Normal School, to Saint Augustine’s College, Saint Augustine’s University is building upon a 145-year legacy of academic excellence. Campus signage has been updated, major construction projects are in progress and the new branding package is complete. Cosmetic updates will continue throughout the academic year. University administrators have been hard at work preparing for not only the physical change, but also the shift in mentality that is required when any…
  • July 31, 2012

    Hyatt, Gittens Representing St. Aug at London Olympics

    Saint Augustine's University will be represented by its future and its past at the 2012 Summer Olympics, which begins today on Friday, July 27, 2012 and concludes Sunday, August 12, 2012. Future runner Dane Hyatt and former sprinter Ramon Gittens will both be in London, England for the track and field competition, which will be held Aug. 3-12 at Olympic Stadium. Hyatt is competing in the men's 400 meters and the men's 4x400 meter relay for Jamaica and Gittens is running in the men's 100 meters for Barbados. Hyatt, a native of Trelawny, Jamaica, is currently a St. Aug student who will run for the Falcons during the 2012-13 season. He ran a personal best 44.83 seconds to win the Jamaican national 400 meter title on July 1. The preliminary heats for the men's 400 meter dash begin Aug. 4 at 5:35 a.m. eastern standard time. The men's 4x400 meter relay heats start Aug. 9 at 6:30 a.m. est.…
  • July 31, 2012

    Saint Augustine's University Provides Real Estate and Right of Way Program

    August 1, 2012 Did you know that Saint Augustine’s University is the only historically black college or university in the nation with a full fledged Real Estate Department? Additionally, did you know that Saint Augustine’s University is the only school in the state of North Carolina offering an undergraduate degree in Real Estate? Impressive to say the least. The university's Center for Real Estate Management and Development also offers the Right of Way (ROW) Program. ROW involves the conversion of private property to public use and is used by governmental agencies for a variety of tasks such as creating new highways or parks, widening of streets, and establishing utility easements (laying of communication cables, natural gas pipelines, erecting power lines.etc.) Students who graduate from St. Aug with a ROW concentration or minor enter a lucrative career field. “The starting salary is…
  • July 17, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts YMCA for Fifth Year

    July 16, 2012 For the fifth consecutive year, Saint Augustine's University’s has opened its doors and campus to the YMCA and various local youngsters during its summer camp. “Saint Augustine's University is the perfect fit for our camp,” said Dexter Hebert, senior director of Community Outreach at the YMCA. “Not only are we serving the community but we’re giving kids a chance to be on a university campus. St. Aug is our home.” The YMCA’s summer camp is a fairly inexpensive camp despite the various amenities offered to campers. “We host community fundraisers, receive donations for locals and St. Aug doesn’t charge for hosting the camp, which has allowed us to subsidize the camp’s costs.” “We are not just a typical summer camp. We are intentional in all the activities and character building we do in this camp. We believe in skill development of our kids and understand the academic…
  • July 17, 2012

    2012 Summer Leadership Bridge Program Concludes-Another Successful Year!

    July 16, 2012 Tuesday, July 10, the Summer Bridge Leadership Program held their closing program in the Arts Gallery of Seby Jones Fine Arts Gallery. The Bridge program is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Andrew Mellon Foundation provides grants in five different areas, including: scholarly liberal arts programs, such as the one offered at St. Aug. More than 15 students participated in the 2012 summer session. “We celebrate the achievements of students who have excelled in all areas of life,” stated Marjorie Newman, assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Principal investigator of the Bridge program. The Bridge program provides incoming freshmen with tutors, mentors and teachers. Additionally, the students took courses in math, communication, social issues, history, emotional coping skills, etc. For more information on the Bridge program, contact…
  • July 17, 2012

    Congressman Brad Miller Visits Campus

    July 16, 2012 Congressman Brad Miller visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University, Friday, July 13. Miller attended the Office of TriO’s Summer Bridge program graduation ceremonies in the Martin Luther King Ballroom. During the ceremony Miller presented Antonio Stephenson, director of the Office of TriO a check for more than $500,000.00 in federal dollars. “Kids can do better than the circumstances to which they were born through education and educational programs such as those offered by TriO,” said Miller. The keynote speaker of the event was Pam Saulsby, former news anchor. “Students, always remember the opportunities, purpose and power of you,” said Saulsby. “You have been singled out and you can have it if you want it.” For more information on the Office of TriO and all that it has to offer, call 252-446-1921. Pictured:Congressman Brad Miller (center) seen here with TriO…
  • July 09, 2012

    Where Do You Fit In?

    July 9, 2012 The President's Office and the Office of External Affairs are working with the Department of Alumni Affairs to establish the organization of Pre-Alumni Councils. The Pre-Alumni Councils will be made up of students enrolled from eight regions of the United States. These students will form "chapters" based on their home regions and will work together throughout the year participating in activities designed to strengthen their relations with each other and to build a sense of future alumni connections and friendships which will continue once they become actual alumni. Each chapter will be assigned three or four advisors to work with them in planning activities - cultural, entertaining and fundraising. The Department of Alumni Affairs will sponsor chapter competitions throughout the year with a grand prize at the end of the year for the chapter that presents the best gift to…
  • July 09, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts 2012 Summer Film Workshop

    July 9, 2012 For the past 12 years, during the last two weeks of June, Saint Augustine's University holds its annual Summer Teen Film Workshop. The 2012 workshop was June 18-29 and took place on the historic campus of St. Aug. Film faculty member, Ellen Shepard, created the workshop and leads it annually. "They learn a little of a lot of stuff," stated Shepard. "They learn professional film making techniques, directing techniques, screenwriting, camera work, sound, three point lighting, camera angles, acting for films, auditioning and casting." In addition to learning film techniques and skills, students are required to write a short screen play during the first week of the workshop. During the last day of class the students premiere their screenplay to their family, friends and peers. "More importantly than them learning how to work a camera, I want them to learn teamwork, how to work…
  • July 09, 2012

    NOBLE Comes to Campus

    July 9, 2012 Tuesday, June 26, the Saint Augustine's University Criminal Justice Department, in conjunction with the Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), hosted a day of criminal justice/law enforcement related activities for children attending St. Aug's 2012 Summer Enrichment Program. The students were exposed to law enforcement through a variety of planned activities. The morning began with a presentation and demonstration from Officer C. Rodriguez and his K-9 partner Bruno from the Morrisville Police Department. They learned about Bruno, his training, what he does for the police department and how he protects Officer Rodriguez. The students got an up close view of the K-9 special purpose SUV and a loaded unmarked Radio Patrol Unit. Before lunch, NOBLE member, Captain C. Wilson Morrisville Police Department,…
  • July 09, 2012

    New Campus Police Officers

    July 9, 2012 Saint Augustine's University recently welcomed three new campus police officers. The officers were hired in June of this year. The new officers are: Jared S. Ollison, Dustin Q. Pennington and Ralph L. Viuex. Officer Jared Ollison is a native of North Carolina. He served honorably in the United States Air Force and has thirteen years of law enforcement experience. Ollison comes to us from GS4 Company Police, Morrisville, NC. He began his career with the Wake County Sheriffs' Office in 1999. Officer Dustin Pennington is a native of North Carolina. He comes to St. Aug from Randolph County Community University. Pennington is a recent graduate of its Basic Law Enforcement Training program. Officer Ralph Vieux is a native of Haiti. Vieux joins the Saint Augustine's University Police Department from Newton Grove Police Department, where he gained more than twelve years of law…
  • July 09, 2012

    Office of Student Activities & Engagement Hold Inaugural Fourth of July Cookout

    July 9, 2012 The Office of Student Activities & Engagement hosted a celebration to commemorate the significance of the fourth of July, Tuesday, July 2, on the mall of the MLK Conference Center. "We wanted to do something special not only for our students, but faculty and staff who have served in the military," stated Tonya Gooch, interim director of Student Activities & Engagement. "This event is so important because the Declaration of Independence is more than just a piece of paper. It is a symbol of our country's independence and commitment and we wanted to convey that message to our students," said Gooch. The Office of Student Activities & Engagement plans to make this an annual event. Pictured: Summer Program attendees smile for a picture during the cookout.
  • June 25, 2012

    Four Saint Augustine's College Students Selected as Gateways Fellows

    June 25, 2012 Four Saint Augustine's University students were recently selected as Gateways Fellows in the Gateways to Science Careers program (G2SC) at Stanford University. The students are: Justin Williams-Woodstock, G.a., Raymond K. Smith III-Chicago, Ill., Candice Brown- Charlotte, N.C. and Mallory D. Felder, Jr.- Charlotte, N.C. The students were selected from an application and interview process. The Gateways to Science Careers program was created to increase access into science careers for minority students. Additionally, the G2SC seeks to provide innovative research experiences for the students. “There is undoubtedly a disproportionate amount of minorities seeking employment in the science field,” stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine's University. “On behalf of Saint Augustine's University, we salute Stanford for hosting such a program and applaud the…
  • June 25, 2012

    The Significance of title IX at St. Aug

    June 25, 2012 June 20, 2012 marked 40 years the Title IX educational amendment was signed into law. Title IX is an amendment to the Higher Education Law of 1965 which forbids sexual discrimination in any educational arena, whether athletically, academically, socially or professionally. It requires that all individuals be treated equally. Not only did Title IX change the tone of the educational environment, it also spawned substantial changes for women’s athletics. “The passing of Title IX in 1972 has done a great deal for women throughout all facets of education,” stated Kristene Kelly, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Saint Augustine's University. Kelly went on to say, “I know most often, people associate Title IX with athletics and in fact, that is an area which has seen significant growth for women. However, the intent of the law was to give women more…
  • June 18, 2012

    Provost's Office Uses 3 T's to Improve Academic Experience

    June 18, 2012 During the 2012 Leadership Retreat, Dr. Connie Allen, Provost of the University, rolled out the action plan for the Transformative Education Program (TEP). The TEP will take effect in the fall of 2012. The TEP will operate on a 3T model. By the time of graduation, students should have skills that are transparent, transferrable and transportable. According to Allen, TEP is an overhaul of the general education core, “we want to shift our focus to skills and competencies rather than specific courses,” stated Allen. The goal of the program is to produce graduates that are competent in communication, wellness, critical thinking, global perspective, identity, servant leadership, teamwork, civic engagement, stem and quantitative literacy, innovation, creativity, artistic literacy and capstone courses or experience. “We are committed to graduating well rounded, marketable…
  • June 18, 2012

    Meadowbrook To Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration-June 23

    June 18, 2012 President Dianne Boardley Suber will host the annual Juneteenth Celebration and Inaugural Summer Blues Festival, Saturday, June 23 starting at 12 p.m. at St. Aug’s very own Golf Course and Recreational Complex at Meadowbrook. Juneteenth and Meadowbrook are both rich in history. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of American slavery, which makes hosting the event at Meadowbrook rather appropriate due to its own history. Meadowbrook was founded in 1959 by 45 black men who were prominent members of society. Barred from membership at segregated clubs in the area, the men worked together to build Meadowbrook so their families would have a place for recreational and social activities. Saint Augustine's University bought Meadowbrook in 2007. Original members wanted to ensure that its legacy as a traditionally black country club was preserved. President Dianne Boardley…
  • June 18, 2012

    Class of 2016 Register For Their Future- 2012 S.O.A.R. Sessions Begin

    June 18, 2012 Saint Augustine's University held its first session of the 2012 Summer Orientation Advising and Registration (S.O.A.R.) Friday, June 15 on campus. The S.O.A.R.’s sessions focus on introducing incoming freshmen to the collegiate atmosphere and the S.O.A.R’s staff covered various topics, ranging from the introduction of deans, residence halls staff, campus tours and Greek life. “These S.O.A.R. sessions are an opportunity for students to have a clear idea about what it takes to complete registration and gather information about student programs and services,” stated Roland Bullard, Vice President of Student Development and Services. Wilmington, North Carolina native, Shae Ford recently confirmed that she will be attending St. Aug in the fall as a freshman. “A couple of my friends go here and encouraged me to come,” stated Ford. “Today is going very well.” Tyrone Ford, Shae’s…
  • June 11, 2012

    Hawaiian Islanders Come to Campus

    June 11, 2012 The 2012 recruiting class for Saint Augustine's University's football team includes two players from Hawaii. Christian Kama, a 6-5, 275-pound offensive tackle, and Joseph Pelesasa, a 6-foot, 245-pound linebacker, will arrive on campus later this week. The recruits hail from Waimanalo, Hawaii, a small community on the island of Oahu. Saint Augustine's University football coaches recruited Kama and Pelesasa while in Hawaii to support the Lady Falcons basketball team during their tournament on the island. Assistant coach Tremayne Henry said the players are tough kids and hard workers. Out of all the potential recruits the coaches met in Hawaii, Henry said these two were the ones who had the most initiative and enthusiasm. "They were excited about the opportunity to come to the mainland," Henry said. Kama and Pelesasa are just two players in a solid recruiting class for the…
  • June 11, 2012

    St. Aug's Testing Center Leading the Way

    June 11, 2012 The Testing Center of Saint Augustine's University is a bustling place that is available to test takers from all over the world. Recently, the Testing Center hosted a Puerto Rican native who came to take a veterinary test at St. Aug because it was the only location offering the test. The Testing Center of St. Aug offers standardized, monitored and foreign services tests. "Whatever certification someone needs for their job, we offer it," stated Shanae Barco, testing coordinator. St. Aug's Testing Center is the only ACT test location in Raleigh. "Last semester we started offering GRE prep courses for our students in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center," stated Barco. For more information on the Testing Center and all that it offers, contact Shanae Barco at sbarco@st-aug.edu. Pictured: The multimedia facilities available to test takers while in the…
  • June 11, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Students Gain Experience

    June 11, 2012 The experience gained from internships serves as an invaluable opportunity for any university student. At Saint Augustine's University's Belk Professional Development Center (BPDC), Nichole Lewis, director of the BPDC, and her staff work tirelessly to express this notion to each student on campus. According to Lewis, there has been a substantial increase in the amount of internships St. Aug students have received in comparison to past years. Lewis attributes this influx of internships to various factors. "We [BPDC] work closely with faculty, the Registrar's Office, Career Counselors, etc. This increase is a team effort," stated Lewis. Additionally, the BPDC has launched an ambassador program, in which students serve as liaisons between the BPDC and the student body and increased its presence on social media websites. Taia Reid graduated from St. Aug in 2010 with a degree…
  • May 30, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Student to Work for U.S. Department of Energy

    May 30, 2012 Sophomore, Candice Brown, an Engineering and Mathematics major at Saint Augustine's University will participate in an internship with the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. this summer. Brown will serve as a program aide in the Office of Energy Information Administration. The U.S. Department of Energy's internship program focuses on providing students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining hands on experience in the science, technology, math and engineering fields. Additionally, Brown has been selected to take part in the "Gateway to Science and Mathematics" Research program at Stanford University in Stanford, Ca. The research program is geared towards encouraging more minorities to pursue careers in mathematics and sciences. "Saint Augustine's University students are some of the most competitive students in the nation," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley…
  • May 29, 2012

    Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics- 2012 Student Accolades

    May 29, 2012 The students in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics are spending their summer break honing their professional skills through internships and research programs. Working throughout the nation, our students are with various companies and programs, including: Morgan Barham who is working at NC State in the Plant Pathology/Bioinformatics Center, Zlati Gardev who is working at Fidelity Investments in the Durham, NC branch as a Technical Intern. Additionally, many of our students are continuing their education by pursuing graduate degrees. Below is a list of our recent alum who have been accepted into graduate studies programs. Ariel Brown- North Carolina A&T State University - M.S. Program in Biology Tyshawn Colter (2011)- Elizabeth City State University - M.S. Program in Applied Mathematics Shantia Gardiner (2011) -The University of the West Indies - Pharmacy…
  • May 14, 2012

    College Holds Annual Faculty Institute

    May 14, 2012 Monday, May 7, 2012 Saint Augustine's University kicked off their annual Faculty and Educational Support Staff Professional Development Institute. The theme of the 2012 Institute was, "Transforming Our Institution." President Dianne Boardley Suber delivered the "State of the University" address, in which she challenged faculty members to raise their own bar and take risks. "As an institution, we are taking a risk by becoming a university," Suber said. "You've been able to be a great faculty doing what you do comfortably. I invite you to step out of your comfort zone." The Institute ran through May 11, 2012.
  • May 14, 2012

    Upward Bound Program Receives More than $2.9 million in Federal Funds

    May 14, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University Upward Bound Program will receive $2,978,140 in grant funds over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education. This year, Saint Augustine's University was fortunate to have an existing program refunded, as well as gain funding for a new program. The existing Upward Bound program will receive $345,628 annually over the next five years. The new Upward Bound grant will receive $250,000 annually over the next five years. The Upward Bound program serves low-income, first generation students in grades 9-12 in Edgecombe, Nash and Southeast Halifax counties. “The program helps students complete secondary school, apply, enroll and be successful in matriculating at a post-secondary school,” said Antonio Stephens, director of the Office of TRIO Programs at Saint Augustine's University. The Saint Augustine's University Upward Bound program…
  • May 14, 2012

    Residential Life Hears the "C.A.L.L."

    May 14, 2012 Residential Life staff members attended the fourth annual "Hear the C.A.L.L. (Collaborate, Access, Listen, Learn)" Conference at North Carolina Central University, Friday, April 20. The focus of the conference was academic affairs, student affairs and athletics. This was an opportunity for the staff to attend sessions and share information with other higher education officials concerning the three areas of focus. Additionally, Andre Richardson-Assistant Dean of Students & Residential Life and Marquita Wood-Associate Director for Residential Life, were presenters at the conference. Their presentation was entitled, "A Seat at the Table: Housing and Residential Life's Approach, Involvement and Assessment Using the Early Warning System for Students At-Risk." Pictured: Left to right, back to front- back: James Graham-Residence Hall Director, Marquita D. Wood- Associate Director…
  • May 08, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Commissions New Officer

    May 7, 2012 Senior Ruthfee L. Kollie was commissioned as an officer during the annual United States Army Commissioning Ceremony on Friday, May 4, at the University's Historic Chapel. Kollie recited the oath of office, signaling her new title as second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Kollie talked about the difficulties she endured as a cadet in the ROTC program. Although the training was rigorous, Kollie decided to stick with it. "The decision I made was the right one," she said. Keller graduated from Saint Augustine's University Saturday, May 5, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance and Wellness. Col. Anthony Keith Chambers, a 1985 Saint Augustine's University graduate, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Chambers serves as inspector general at the headquarters of the Army Materiel Command. Chambers advised Kollie and cadets to hold onto their integrity as they…
  • May 08, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Partners with the University of Arkansas for the George Washington Carver Research Program

    May 7, 2012 In the fall of 2011, Saint Augustine's University embarked on a new venture with a dual purpose of providing summer internships and research opportunities for students and to guide students into top graduate school programs. Saint Augustine's University recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Arkansas (UofArk) to become a partner institution for the George Washington Carver Summer Program. This is the first partnership agreement between the two institutions and one of few that expands beyond a relationship that solely focuses on research. The George Washington Carver Research Program is an initiative of the University of Arkansas designed to increase the racial diversity of the graduate and professional student body. The partnership was spawned by Nichole Lewis, Director of the Belk Professional Development Center. "I was just following up on a…
  • May 05, 2012

    College bids farewell to 210 graduates

    May 5, 2012 Saint Augustine’s University awarded bachelor’s degrees to 210 seniors during its 2012 Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 5. The class of 2012 makes history as the last graduating class of Saint Augustine’s University. Effective Aug. 1, the school becomes Saint Augustine’s University. President Dianne Boardley Suber encouraged students to pay themselves first by investing; to be decision-makers; to have integrity; and to give back. “(Success is) yours for the asking,” Suber said. “All you have to do is reach out and pull it to you.” Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile delivered the commencement address. Brazile charged students to continue the hard work begun by those who came before them. “We worked hard, we struggled, we believed in our cause. We heard the call and we stepped up,” Brazile said. “Now it’s your turn. Why you? Because there’s no one better.” The…
  • April 30, 2012

    St. Aug Students-Agents for Change!

    April 30, 2012 Several Saint Augustine's University students participated in a student lobby day organized by Common Cause North Carolina, Monday, April 23 in downtown Raleigh. Common Cause is a non-profit, non-partisan citizens' lobby organization located in the heart of Raleigh. The event, dubbed "Student Lobby Day," gave students the opportunity to voice their concerns on voter suppression laws to various law makers, including representatives and senators from across the state of North Carolina. Students from Shaw University and North Carolina State University joined the Saint Augustine's University students. Their protest highlighted four major points that disenfranchise voters: 1) Imposing state voter ID 2) Eliminating same day voter registration 3) Cutting early voting days nearly in half in comparison to previous elections 4) Freezing of the "Help America Voting Act" (HAVA),…
  • April 30, 2012

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Gives Back Through Blood Donation Drive

    April 30, 2012 The Kappa Epsilon chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held their annual blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross, Monday, April 23. "We wanted to raise awareness amongst minorities concerning blood donation," stated Michael Swann, campus advisor of the Kappa Epsilon chapter of Omega Psi Phi, when asked why they felt the need to bring such an event to campus. "This event was very important for students. It showed the need for young donors to help save lives through blood donation," stated Brandon Gwaltney, president of the Kappa Epsilon chapter. The event was considered a success by the chapter. More than 25 Falcons donated blood, 12 of which were first time blood donors. The fraternity hopes to host another blood drive in the fall of 2012 and eventually facilitate a blood drive each semester. This event was sponsored by the Kappa Epsilon chapter of…
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    April 30, 2012

    2012 Miss. Saint Augustine's College Pageant/ Student Government Association Elections

    April 30, 2012 Saint Augustine's University hosted the annual Miss. Saint Augustine's University pageant on Wednesday, April 25 in the Seby Jones Fine Arts auditorium. The 2012-2013 winners for both elections are listed below. SGA Board SGA President - Johnny Newman SGA Vice President - Ryan Mattress Senior Class President - Malcolm Richbourg Senior Class Vice President - Kenya Thomas Sophomore Class President - LaCara Rogers Queen's Council Miss Saint Augustine's University - Vaneicia Reaves Miss Senior Class - La'Cura Venable Miss Junior Class - Umeka Benson Sophomore Class - Taryn Roseboro Pictured: 2012-2013 Miss. Saint Augustine's University, Vaneicia Reaves Click here to view pictures from the pageant.
  • April 30, 2012

    St. Aug Students Attend NC Museum of Art's "College Nite"

    April 30, 2012 The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) sponsored the NCMA University Nite, Friday, April 20. Several St. Aug students and faculty participated in this free event. The video booth (pictured) was sponsored by St. Aug's Film & Interactive Media Department. The film students, including St. Aug alum, Eric Barstow were responsible for interviewing university students from around the Triangle about their thoughts on viewing the "El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa" exhibit as well as their experience at university nite. Ellen Shepard, Film & Interactive Media professor, acted as faculty advisor and produced/directed the video booth. The video is currently being edited by Falcon alum, Eric Barstow (currently a grad student at Duke) and will be used by the NCMA for marketing purposes. This event was sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Museum of Art and St.…
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    April 27, 2012

    Donna Brazile to deliver commencement address

    April 27, 2012 Saint Augustine's University will hold its 2012 Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5, on the campus quadrangle. Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile will deliver the commencement address. Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for United Media, a columnist for “Ms. Magazine,” and “O, the Oprah Magazine,” an on-air contributor to CNN, and ABC, where she regularly appears on This Week with George Stephanopoulos .
  • April 24, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Hosts an Evening of Elegance and Purpose- 2012 Sapphire Gala

    April 24, 2012 Saturday, April 21, members of the Falcon family and the Raleigh community donned evening gowns and tuxedos for Saint Augustine's University's 2012 Sapphire Gala. The gala was held at the Marriott City Center hotel in downtown Raleigh. The gala is a formal black tie event with the purpose of raising funds for student scholarships. John Clark of ABC 11 hosted the event for the University. "Tonight, we take the time to reflect on an indelible legacy that has spanned 145 years," stated President Suber. "This is a very critical time for Saint Augustine's University. As quality education around the nation is at a crossroads with the changing economy, we must continue to grow and maintain a standard of excellence that allows us to stand out from our peers." The award recipients of the 2012 Sapphire Gala were: Dr. Thelma Roundtree (posthumous)- Legacy Award Mr. Hill Harper-…
  • April 24, 2012

    Susan Vogel Visits St. Aug

    April 24, 2012 Professor of African Art and Architecture, founder of the Museum for African Art in New York and director of "Fold, Crumple Crush-El Anatsui: Art and Life" documentary, Susan Vogel visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University on Thursday, April 19. Vogel spoke to various art students and faculty members on Ghanaian art and her documentary. This event was sponsored by the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Arts Department of St. Aug. Pictured: Susan Vogel, greeting the audience.
  • April 24, 2012

    2012 Inaugural Student L.I.F.E. Awards

    April 24, 2012 Thursday, April 19, the Division of Student Development and Services (SDS) held the inaugural Student L.I.F.E. (Learning, Integrity, Foundations, and Engagement) Awards Program in Seby Jones Auditorium at 7 p.m. Below is a list of the award winners: Individual Community Service of the Year - Ms. Johna Mitchell Organization Community Service of the Year - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Resident Assistant of the Year - Mr. Malcolm Richbourg Student Program of the Year - Student Government Association Student Leader of the Year - Ms. Ashley Nelson Staff Student Advocate of the Year - Ms. Nichole Lewis Faculty Student Advocate of the Year - Dr. Linda Hubbard Registered Student Organization of the Year - Campus Activity Board Greek Organization of the Year - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This event was sponsored by the Division of Student Development and Services (SDS).…
  • April 24, 2012

    History Meets the Arts

    April 24, 2012 Wednesday, April 18, "Ain't I a Woman!" came to Seby Jones Auditorium, featuring the Core Ensemble! "Ain't I a Woman!" portrays an intimate view into the lives of four African American women: Zora Neale Hurston, Sojourner Truth, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer. The theatrical musical incorporated various genres of music including spirituals, southern blues and jazz. The event was presented by the President's Literary Series
  • April 24, 2012

    Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' 9th Annual Research Day

    April 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hosted the 9th Annual Research Day: "Preparing Student Leaders for a Global Workforce," April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Penick Hall of Science, room 109. Throughout the day, various students presented on topics ranging from how to test meat for byproducts to whether or not mathematical principles can be applied to the game of Sudoku. "The purpose of the annual Research Day in the Science Division is primarily to provide a platform for all seniors to publicly present their senior research projects," stated Dr. Mark Melton, Dean of the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. "An added bonus is the presence of campus administrators, faculty and students attending to see what our students are capable of producing!" The winners of the 2012 Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' 9th…
  • April 24, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Hosts Political Forum

    April 24, 2012 Monday, April 16, St. Aug and the Student Council of Political Action hosted a political forum in the Martin Luther King, Jr. ballroom. The event afforded students, the community, faculty and staff the opportunity to ask and discuss questions and topics with the local politicians that pertain to their future and peers. The forum was attended by more than 175 students, faculty, staff and community guests. Candidates, Rickey Lee Sartain and Abeni El-Amin, who are both seeking the seat for NC House of Representatives, District 38 presented. Additionally, Congressman David Price, US House of Representatives, District 04 gave opening remarks relative to the upcoming election. Attorney Sarah Ford with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP provided information regarding Amendment One and Mrs. Rosa Gill, NC House of Representatives, District 33 gave closing comments relative to the…
  • April 24, 2012

    Blow Returns As Saint Augustine’s College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach

    April 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University announced the hiring of Lonnie Blow, Jr. as its head men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. This is Blow’s second stint as Falcons’ head coach. During his first tenure from 2008 to 2010, the basketball program experienced its most successful period in school history. In 2010, Blow directed the Falcons to their first CIAA championship and NCAA Division II playoff berth in 13 years. It was the Falcons’ second conference title overall. “We are excited to have Coach Blow back as we transition into university status,” President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said. “Coach Blow exemplifies the leadership that propels student-athletes to not only excel on the court but in the classroom.” His teams compiled a 46-15 record in two years including a 27-5 mark in the 2009-10 season, which was the best season winning percentage (.844) for the Falcons…
  • April 17, 2012

    St. Aug Celebrates Undergraduate Research Day

    April 16, 2012 Saint Augustine's University and its Honors University hosted the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD), Friday, April 13. The 2012 URD was themed, "transformation through research and creative expression." The purpose of URD celebrates the work of students engaged in research and creative endeavors, showcase accomplishments of the University community and inspire and coach those in the early stages of research and creative projects. Students from a wide range of majors presented papers, posters and creative presentations. "Elevating research activity in the campus community is part of the transformation from a university to a university," stated Elizabeth Fournier, Chairperson of the Undergraduate Research Day committee. The winners are listed below: Posters: Roxanne Smith- 1st place Creative Expression: SIFE Students- 2012 Rookie of the Year- 1st place Panel…
  • April 17, 2012

    First Time Home Buyer Fair A Success!

    April 16, 2012 On April 12, 2012, the Community Development Corporation (CDC) welcomed faculty and staff to the First Time Home Buyer Fair held in the Seby Jones Art Gallery on campus. The fair was held to give Saint Augustine's University faculty and staff the opportunity to meet one-on-one with mortgage representatives from BB&T, Wells Fargo, City of Raleigh CD Loan Specialists, builders from the Phase II Cook Street Housing Development and Saint Augustine's University CDC staff. Furthermore, the fair attendees were able to view housing plans for the Cooke Street Phase III homes that will be built in the Idlewild neighborhood, a few blocks from campus. The potential first time home buyers spent the afternoon learning about the various programs in place to assist low-to-moderate income households, for more information, contact the CDC Office at 919-516-5230. Pictured: Brenda Williamson…
  • April 17, 2012

    The College hosted Community Day,Open House, Spring Fling and a Blue and White Scrimmage Game

    April 16, 2012 On Saturday, April 14, Saint Augustine's University hosted the 2012 Community Day, Spring Fling, Open House and the Blue and White scrimmage game. Community Day took place on the Goold Hall lawn. The event featured a wide array of community organizations, vendors, Raleigh Fire and Police Departments, games, food and much more. Pepsi and Costco provided giveaway items and drinks. "It was a day to engage and connect the various resources throughout southeast Raleigh for the benefit of its residents, courtesy of Saint Augustine's University," stated Vince Bayyan, Director of Development. "This event was a success because of our volunteers!" Open House was a great success, St. Aug hosted and toured more than 300 high school students, Saturday. The 2012 Spring Fling, featured students showcasing their skills through music, stepping, choreography and much more!
  • April 17, 2012

    St. Aug Students Compete in Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Symposium

    April 16, 2012 Dr. Mark A. Melton and Mrs. Sheila Spence accompanied twelve students to Charlotte, North Carolina to participate in the 5th Annual Virginia-North Carolina Alliance Symposium at Johnson C. Smith University on the weekend of April 5. Three students participated in poster and oral presentations (2 poster & 1 oral), which led to Brandon Scott, an Engineering Mathematics major, winning 1st place in the Oral Presentation section of the competition. He received a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy! The National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance (VA-NC Alliance) is led by the University of Virginia Saint Augustine's University is a member of the VA-NC Alliance, an extension of the National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliance for minority participation (LSAMP). LSAMP offers activities to…
  • April 17, 2012

    Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members

    April 16, 2012 Thursday, April 12 the Psi Gamma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta inducted 5 new members into their honor society. Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honor society. Members of Phi Alpha Theta demonstrate excellence in writing and history. The new inductees were: Starla Ford Ishmael Campbell Lacura Venable Shannon Rush Zachary Quirk
  • April 10, 2012

    Congratulations to the St. Aug SIFE Team!

    April 9, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named "Rookie of the Year" at the 2012 SIFE USA Regional competition, April 2, in Atlanta, Georgia. "Our rookie team was extremely excited to give their presentations to a packed room- uncommon for rookies," stated Valerie Evans, SIFE faculty advisor. "The entire team worked very hard, developing and conducting the projects that took us to the regional competition. Next year we are determined to make it to Nationals!" Participating SIFE students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects, such as their 2011 collaboration with NC State University's University of Textiles' Fashion Group, in which the Falcons helped teach young girls at the Raleigh Girls Club about the fashion industry and its relevant educational paths. For more information, contact St. Aug's SIFE at 919-516-4051…
  • April 10, 2012

    Community Day this Saturday, April 14!

    April 9, 2012 Saint Augustine's University's front campus will come alive, Saturday, April 14, as the University hosts its annual Community Day. The event is free and open to the public and features food, games and rides for children, vendors and entertainment for all ages. The event is another way the University continues to show the importance of its relationship with neighbors in the surrounding community. Community Day begins at 10 a.m. A blue and white football scrimmage begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information about the event, call Vince Bayyan at 919-516-5087. Pictured: Face painting was one of many activities offered during the 2011 Community Day.
  • April 09, 2012

    Community Policing: Homeownership Training Program Empowerment Workshop Session

    April 9, 2012 As part of the Homeownership Training Institute Program of Saint Augustine's University's HUD/HBCU Grant, Mr. Michael Ballen, Program Coordinator for the City of Raleigh Community Policing Department and several Raleigh Police Officers were presenters on March 20, at an Empowerment Session for the program participants as part of their 48 hours of required training. Ballen explained that community policing is a "specialized unit" within the Raleigh Police Department, focusing on developing community partners and stakeholders through an increase in face-to-face contact with citizens in the neighborhood. Ballen said the philosophy is "people are the police, the police are the people". A question and answer session followed facilitated by the Southeast District Supervisor, Sgt. Woodard. Individuals interested in becoming a first time homeowner should call 919-516-4754 for…
  • April 02, 2012

    Students Rally for Justice

    April 2, 2012 Saint Augustine's University held a social injustice rally, Thursday, March 29, in remembrance of slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin. Martin was gunned down February 26, by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman who deemed Martin "suspicious." At the time of Martin's murder, he was armed with a bag of Skittles candy and iced tea. Martin's murderer has yet to be arrested. Dr. Ron Brown, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, encouraged students to register to vote. He reminded students that Martin's killer is still free due to a law entitled, "Stand Your Ground," which permits one to match force with force if they feel their life is threatened. "You can change laws like this by voting," stated Brown. During the rally, Falcons were also asked to sign a memorial wall in honor of Martin. Various student leaders presented facts on the Martin case and some Saint…
  • March 30, 2012

    Saint Augustine’s College announces name and status change

    March 30, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University Board of Trustees announced today that the University is moving into a new phase as it joins peer institutions in moving to the status of University to become Saint Augustine's University (SAU) effective August 1, 2012. The change to university status aligns the University’s public identity with the structure and breadth of academic, athletic and student development programs currently being offered at Saint Augustine's University. "This isn't just a name change," states President Dianne Boardley Suber. "We're committed to changing the way we do business. Our guiding principle will continue to be the training of leaders and change agents. All of our curricula, student organizations and student life will have leadership training as its backdrop – the common thread that runs through and drives, all of our standing programs and new…
  • March 27, 2012

    Sheryl Lee Ralph's, Artist in Residence Visits to Saint Augustine's College

    March 27, 2012 Sheryl Lee Ralph visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University March 22-23. She hosted various events for students and administration. Ralph held a seminar for students on how to start a non-profit foundation, surviving in the entertainment industry and a book signing featuring her new book, "Redefining Diva: Life Lesson From the Original Dreamgirl." Sheryl Lee Ralph originated the role of Deena Jones in "Dreamgirls" on Broadway and was nominated as best actress for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards. The star of numerous TV shows-including Moesha and Designing Women-her extensive film credits include costarring with Robert De Niro in "Mistress" and Denzel Washington in "The Mighty Quinn." A mother of two with a blended family of four, Sheryl is married to Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes. Pictured: Sheryl Lee Ralph and President Dianne Boardley Suber
  • March 27, 2012

    St. Aug's CDC Rebuilds Local Home

    March 27, 2012 John Snipes, a resident in the University Park Community was a victim of the tornado that ravaged a large part of southeastern Raleigh when it hit land in April of 2011. The damage Snipes' home sustained, led him to reach out to the Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) for help. The CDC partners with many organizations throughout the area to provide an array of services to the surrounding community. The CDC commissioned "Rebuilding Together of the Triangle," to help reconstruct Snipes' home. "Rebuilding Together" is the nation's largest nonprofit organization working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize neighborhoods. There are nearly 200 affiliates nationwide. "Rebuilding Together" of the Triangle provides critical home repairs and modifications at no charge to the homes of low-income homeowners residing in Chatham, Durham,…
  • March 22, 2012

    College Announces 12th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop

    March 22, 2012 The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine’s University will host its 12th annual Teen Summer Film Workshops June 18-29 and July 9-20. These hands-on workshops are open to teenagers, ages 13-18 years, who have a strong interest in learning the craft of professional filmmaking. These 10-day workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekday. Experienced production professionals at Saint Augustine’s University will provide students with hands-on training in digital camera operation, screenwriting, shooting in our soundstage, camera angles, composition of shot, sound, casting, auditioning, acting for the camera, and more. By the end of each workshop, students will have completed a short video. The fee is $325 for each 10-day workshop. The last day of each workshop will include a screening of the short videos produced by workshop participants, with a…
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    March 19, 2012

    Sheryl Lee Ralph To Visit Campus

    Saint Augustine's University | Sheryl Lee Ralph To Visit Campus [422] | All Press no archive March 19, 2012 Broadway, film and television and Broadway extraordinaire Sheryl Lee Ralph, will visit Saint Augustine's University, March 22-25. Ralph will participate in various events including, seminars on how to establish a foundation, a book signing and a reception and screening of her movie, "To Sleep with Anger." Ralph is the original "Dream Girl", she got her start in the early 80's when she portrayed Deena Jones (later played by Beyonce Knowles in the motion picture, Dream Girls) in the Broadway play. She has worked with the likes of Denzel Washington and Robert DeNiro. Many know Ralph from her role on the syndicated television series , Moesha, in which she played, Dee Mitchell. List of events: Thursday, March 22- Event:“Working It: The Business of Film, Television, Theatre and…
  • March 12, 2012

    St.Aug Alumni Invention Drawing Much Attention

    March 12, 2012 You could soon see Sylvia Southerland's invention in the toy aisle at a Walmart near you. Southerland's Wrist Over Pets, an educational plush toy that children can wear on their wrists or clip to their belt loops or back packs, was one of the items chosen for Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" contest. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to sell his or her product on walmart.com and in Walmart's physical stores. When she came up with the idea of Wrist Over Pets, Southerland, a 1995 Saint Augustine's University graduate, wanted to create a toy that would educate as well as entertain. The Wrist Over Pets line features eight custom plush toys that teach children such various academic skills as math, science, alphabet, vocabulary, numbers, shapes and colors. The stuffed animals also address life skills like listening and obeying, caring and loving. "I wanted them to…
  • March 12, 2012

    St. Aug Public Health Science Students Attend 2012 Health disparities

    March 12, 2012 On Friday February 24, students and faculty from the Allied Health Department of Saint Augustine's University attended the 33rd Annual Minority Health Conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference focused on translational research and had over 700 participants including: local non-profits, universities, vendors, researchers and students. Dr. El-Amin, a faculty member in Public Health Sciences, stated that "exposing Saint Augustine's University public health students to health disparities is essential to them becoming effective public health professionals ." Pictured: St. Aug students seen outside the 2012 Health Disparities Conference.
  • March 12, 2012

    Falcon Battalion Participate in Field Training Exercise

    March 12, 2012 The Falcon Battalion attended a Field Training Exercise - Land Navigation, Situational Training Exercise (STX) February 17-19 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Cadets from Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University and North Carolina Wesleyan University participated in realistic and challenging training orchestrated and led by the Cadet chain command. Cadets from all levels participated in Land Navigation training and Squad STX to increase their overall Army skills and domain knowledge. Pictured: Cadets being taught a new self defense technique.
  • March 01, 2012

    Falcons Lose 65-53 To Fayetteville State in CIAA Tourney

    March 1, 2012 Saint Augustine's University was in another cliffhanger early Thursday morning (March 1) in the CIAA Tournament. This time, the Falcons fell short 65-53 to Fayetteville State University on the second day of the tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena. The loss ends the season for the Falcons, who finished 14-14 overall. Fayetteville State reached the men's quarterfinals where they will take on defending league champion Shaw Thursday at 9 p.m. The Falcons advanced to play the Broncos (10-16 overall) after junior forward Jon Kindred (Raleigh, N.C.) hit a buzzer beater Tuesday at the top of the key. There would be no last-second heroics this time for the Falcons, the No. 6 Southern Division seed. The Falcons led 52-49 with 5:05 left on two free throws by sophomore guard Chris Rhodes (Greenville, S.C.). The Broncos closed out the contest with a 16-1 run that decided the winner.…
  • March 01, 2012

    Lady Falcons Scare Shaw Before Losing 80-73 In CIAA Tourney

    March 1, 2012 Saint Augustine's University lost to Shaw University Wednesday (Feb. 29) for the third time this season, but this game was much different. The Lady Falcons put a major scare in their crosstown rival during the CIAA Tournament women's basketball quarterfinals, but the Lady Bears closed out with an 80-73 victory at Time Warner Cable Arena. The loss ended the Lady Falcons season at 14-14, but Head Coach Rachel Bullard was proud of her women in defeat. “Shaw is a good team, but I will take our team any day of the week, especially when they play like that,” Bullard said. CIAA player of the year Keyona Bryant (Sr./Springdale, Md.) finished with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds in her last game in a Lady Falcon uniform. During her career, Bryant became the school's modern career scoring leader and three-time All-CIAA selection. She ended her university career with…
  • February 29, 2012

    St. Aug Advances In CIAA Tourney on Jon Kindred's Buzzer Beater

    Feb. 29, 2012 Junior forward Jon Kindred (Raleigh, N.C.) scored the last five points for Saint Augustine's University inculding the game-winning shot at the horn for a 50-49 victory over Lincoln (Pa.) University Tuesday (Feb. 28) in the nghtcap game on the first day of the the CIAA Tournament. The Falcons (14-13), seeded sixth in the Southern Division, advance to the second round Wednesday where they will face Fayetteville State at 9 p.m. "We live to fight another day," Kindred said. Kindred caught a pass and buried a jumper at the top of the key with no time remaining. Once the ball swished through the nets, Kindred ran around the court as his teammates chased him in jubilation. Earlier, Kindred drilled a three-pointer with 39 seconds left to tie the score at 48-48. George Jackson of Lincoln hit one of two free throws to give the Lions a 49-48 lead which set the stage for Kindred's…
  • February 29, 2012

    St. Aug Women Slip past ECSU In First Day CIAA Tourney Action

    Feb. 29, 2012 Saint Augustine's University pulled out another wild CIAA Tournament victory over Elizabeth City State Tuesday (Feb. 28) at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Lady Falcons eked out a 49-46 first-day win to advance to Wednesday’s round. They will face crosstown nemesis Shaw University, the defending CIAA champion , for the third time this season. Game time is 3 p.m. “We went into the [ECSU] game knowing we had to fight and battle,” St. Aug head coach Rachel Bullard said. “We have been doing that all season. I am excited for our kids.” For the second straight year, the Lady Falcons (14-13 overall), seeded fifth in the Southern Division, went down-to-the-wire with the Lady Vikings (13-14), the No. 4 seed from the Northern Division. Last season, the Lady Falcons rallied from a 13-point tournament deficit in the second half to win by two points. On Tuesday, the Lady Falcons withstood…
  • February 28, 2012

    Falcons, Lady Falcons Open CIAA Tournament- Tuesday, February 28

    Feb. 28, 2012 The Saint Augustine's University men's and women's basketball teams will play Tuesday, February 28 on the first day of the CIAA Tournament. The Lady Falcons will take on Elizabeth City State University at 1 p.m. and the Falcons will tangle with Lincoln University in the nightcap at 9 p.m. The game site will be the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C. The Falcons and Lady Falcons are familiar with both opponents. In their only regular season meeting, the Falcons defeated Lincoln 60-56 at Emery Gymnasium January 5. The Lady Falcons lost 63-58 to ECSU January 19 at home. The men's and women's games will be broadcast live on WAUG 750 AM or mywaug.com. Additionally, live stats can be found on saintaugfalcons.com.
  • February 28, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb. 28, 2012 St. Aug's Division of Liberal Arts and Education hosted a Black History program on February 23 in the auditorium of Seby Jones. The program consisted of a multi-media skit, "Freedom's Legacy," a panel discussion and a question and answer session. The Freedom's Legacy skit was performed on the premise of an elderly man teaching his granddaughter about the plight for equality amongst African-Americans. During the skit, the elderly man played by Dante Sellers, senior in Film and Theater, covered not only the Civil Rights movement but also slavery and Egyptians. "This play helped the audience understand the various figures that fought for our freedom," stated Sellers. "We have to continue working to gain freedom because freedom is not guaranteed, it's all up to us." Pictured: Keaven Russell, junior, seen here portraying an Egyptian pharaoh.
  • February 28, 2012

    First Year Experience and Academic Advising Host a Majors Fair

    Feb. 28, 2012 First Year Experience and the Academic Advising Center of Saint Augustine's University recently held a majors fair. The fair took place in the MLK ballroom and had various booths set up including: the Belk Professional Development Center, academic majors representation, Army ROTC and the registrar's office. "We want freshmen and sophomores to become more familiar with the majors offered at the University, meet their professors and declare a major," stated Michael Swann, Assistant Director of First Year Experience. The fair provided students the opportunity to research a major, select a major and register for classes in their chosen major. "We had a list of almost 300 undeclared students but after this fair, that number will have greatly decreased," stated Swann. Pictured: Students seen here registering for classes in their newly declared majors.
  • February 21, 2012

    St. Aug's Center for Real Estate Hosts Networking Luncheon

    Feb. 21, 2012 The Center for Real Estate Management and Development (CREMD) hosted the 1st Annual Art of Networking Luncheon which was held, February 7 in the MLK Ballroom on the campus of Saint Augustine's University. The event was in partnership with the Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) organization. By invitation only, the luncheon consisted of 15 student attendees and each had the benefit of learning from seasoned business operators. TCREW is a chapter within the International CREW Network and its membership, while focused on commercial real estate, also includes lawyers, bankers, accountants and residential property management. Topics discussed during the luncheon included: optimizing networking opportunities, business lunch and dinner etiquette and the do's and don'ts of handshaking. Additionally, an award was presented to Leroy Reynolds, president of Reynolds…
  • February 17, 2012

    College eyes Home Depot’s “Retool Your School” improvement grant

    Feb. 17, 2012 The Home Depot will award $185,000 to historically black colleges and universities to make campus improvements through its Retool Your School grant program. Saint Augustine’s University is competing to receive one of the grants. The University has an opportunity to receive a $50,000 grant to landscape the George Williams Athletic Complex, a $10,000 grant to upgrade the Goold Hall Student Center to be ADA compliant and handicap accessible, or a $25,000 grant to create a garden through which students will grow food and donate it to less fortunate residents of the surrounding community. The community can help the University win grant funds by voting online. Voting is under way and ends April 10. Winners will be announced May 4. For more information, or to vote, visit http://www.retoolyourschool.com/vote-now.aspx.
  • February 16, 2012

    Legendary track coach George Williams to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    Feb. 16, 2012 George Williams of Saint Augustine’s University will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greater Raleigh Sports Council’s Evening of Champions, presented in partnership with 99.9 The Fan, ESPN Radio and 620 The Buzz. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, at the RBC Center starting at 5 p.m., and will recognize outstanding Triangle area athletes, coaches, teams and volunteers. “To receive the Lifetime Achievement Award is an honor,” Williams said. “I’m really pleased that the city of Raleigh continues to recognize me and support the things I’m doing at Saint Augustine’s University.” Williams, who was head coach for the 2004 Olympic men’s track team, has led Saint Augustine’s University to 31 NCAA championships in track and field and coached 32 Olympians during his 36 years at his alma mater. His student-athletes have a 95 percent graduation rate. “Saint…
  • February 13, 2012

    St. Aug Faculty and Students Perform Flash Mob in Preparation for General Education Proficiency Exam

    Feb. 13, 2012 Thursday, February 9 students and select faculty members performed a flash mob to remind students of the upcoming General Education Proficiency exam. This exam is mandatory for all juniors and through random selection various freshmen and seniors will be tested. Juniors will take the test on February 14, the randomly selected freshmen and seniors will be tested February 15. A flash mob is when an assembled group of people suddenly perform an unusual act for a brief time, then disperse. Often the purpose of the flash mob is for entertainment, satire and/or artistic expression. "This is a fun way to get the students' attention," stated Dr. Celeste Evans, Assistant Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Theatre. "We wanted to remind the students of the importance of this test." According to Evans, the test will examine the students general knowledge of general…
  • February 13, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Offers Smart Classrooms

    Feb. 13, 2012 Saint Augustine's University students have access to cutting edge technology here on campus. The institution has 32 Smart classrooms and labs. These rooms feature the Smart Board interactive whiteboards, which allow professors to share notes, video and audio presentations, websites and other reference information. The location of each Smart room was determined after formal assessments were performed by Carlene Morgan, director of Academic Computing, and department chairs, deans, audio visual experts and electricians. The project cost approximately $275,000, excluding the costs for delivery, assembly and installation of power and Ethernet connections. The project was paid for with federal Title III funds. There are three levels of Smart Classrooms here on campus: • Level 1: electric screens, LCD projectors, speakers and amplifiers • Level 2: Smart Boards, LCD projectors,…
  • February 13, 2012

    Division of Social Sciences Present: Black History Month Program

    Feb. 13, 2012 In honor of Black History month, the Division of Social Sciences hosted a panel discussion on multiple racial issues, including the role current students are playing in the movement of equality, on Thursday, February 9. The panel took place in Seby Jones auditorium. The panel consisted of social sciences professors and students, the faculty participants were, Dr. Mary Brown-Scott-Assistant Professor of Introduction to Political Science, Dr. Willie Fullwood-Assistant Professor of Political Science, Shirlkeymu Winston- Assistant Professor of African American History and Moses Greene-Assistant Professor of Communication Skills. William Martin and Vionna Kelly were the student panelists. The panel was asked to compare the role of university students in the '60's and the current role university students play in the equality movement. Professor Shirlkeymu Winston responded to…
  • February 06, 2012

    College's CDC Dedicates Ground for New Housing

    Feb. 6, 2012 Thursday, February 2, Saint Augustine's University and its Community Development Corporation (CDC), dedicated the Cooke Street Extension project with an onsite ceremony. The mission of the Cooke Street project is to construct and complete more than 12 single family homes for first time homeowners. "This opportunity to continue into phase 2 shows the University's commitment to the community,' stated President Dianne Boardley Suber. "This is just the beginning." The dedication ceremony brought out several local leaders, including the Honorable Eugene Weeks. "This is what we're all about, trying to provide affordable housing for the community," stated Weeks. "St. Aug has a vision for this community, they are a good neighbor." Click here to view pictures from the dedication ceremony.
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    February 06, 2012

    St. Aug Shows Support for American Heart Association's "Go Red" Initiative

    Feb. 6, 2012 Saint Augustine's University showed support for the American Heart Association on Friday, February 3 by participating in National Wear Red Day. St. Aug faculty, staff and students donned red and denim in support of heart disease awareness. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. For more information on the American Heart Association's "Go Red" initiative, click here.
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    February 06, 2012

    St. Aug's Student Government Goes Green

    Feb. 6, 2012 On Thursday, February 2 the Student Government Association (SGA) of Saint Augustine's University kicked off their "Go Green" initiative, as they performed various maintenance projects throughout campus. In addition, members of the SGA plan to tour 1 of 3 green McDonalds restaurants in the country on Wednesday, February 8. Part II of the initiative involves placing various recycling receptacles in select areas of campus. SGA will also host educational programs concerning environmental issues and protective environmental practices, such as tips on recycling. "The association would like to leave this [green initiative] as a legacy for students, staff and faculty to continue recycling and conserving the Saint Augustine's University environment," stated Anthony Ross, SGA President. Pictured: Various SGA members completed their maintenance project in the University's cafeteria.
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    February 06, 2012

    St. Aug Students Canvas the Oakwood Community

    Feb. 6, 2012 During the 2012 Founders Week Community Service Day, the Sociology Club of Saint Augustine's University collaborated with Habitat for Humanity's "Brush with Kindness" program to gather vital information on elderly Oakwood locals. Habitat for Humanity's A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need.
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    January 30, 2012

    College Celebrates 145 Years of Academic Excellence

    Jan. 30, 2012 Saint Augustine's University celebrated 145 years of academic excellence January 22 through January 29 during Founders Week. Founders Week is a time when the University pays homage to the past, celebrates the present and plans for the future. This year's celebration included various annual events such as the Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the University's founders and the Classy Hat/Bold Tie Luncheon. The University also celebrated with new events such as the candle lighting ceremony and the inaugural honors convocation. The University recognized more than 450 students for excellent academic achievement during convocation. Honors convocation featured Dr. Charlie Nelms, Chancellor of North Carolina Central University. Founders Week concluded Sunday, January 29 with chapel service. Bishop Michael Curry served as the keynote speaker, he spoke on the "importance of letting…
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    January 24, 2012

    College Celebrates 145 years of academic excellence!

    Jan. 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University kicked off their 145th Founders Week celebration, Sunday, January 22 in the historic chapel with chapel service. Reverend Michael Battle was the speaker for the occasion. Battle spoke on the University's founders and how they thought of the future when founding the institution. "I think about those founders 145 years ago, they were thinking about you... and the things that would be today," stated Battle. The Founders Week celebration will run through January 29. Events will include a wreath laying ceremony in tribute to the St. Aug founders, a Founders Day brunch, Honors Convocation and much more! Click here to view the entire list of events for the 145th Founders Week celebration. Check out the 2012 Founders Week photo gallery by clicking here.
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    January 24, 2012

    Saint Augustine's College Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jan. 24, 2012 Saint Augustine's University and its Division of Social Sciences facilitated a program in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 19. "The competition is different. You don't get a chance just because someone wronged your ancestors or because there is a quota to fill or simply because you showed up," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of Saint Augustine's University. "You have to be better, ready and prepared." The keynote speaker was Orage Quarles, III, president and publisher of the News and Observer. Quarles spoke on the importance of university aged people during the Civil Rights movement. Quarles went on to encourage students to make a difference. "You have to make a difference in your life, at St. Aug and in the community in which you live, " stated Quarles.
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    January 24, 2012

    St. Aug Hosts Synthia SAINT JAMES Book Signing

    Jan. 24, 2012 Wednesday, January 18 world renowned artist and St. Aug artist-in-residence, Synthia SAINT JAMES hosted a book signing in the Prezell Robinson Library on the campus of Saint Augustine's University. The book signing was for her book is entitled, "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing." SAINT JAMES spent the majority of the signing speaking with students on her career and explained what inspired her to write the book. "It is my hope that by sharing my journey, you will be inspired to follow your dreams and passions." stated SAINT JAMES. To purchase a copy of "Living My Dream: An Artistic Approach to Marketing", visit the Saint Augustine's University bookstore.
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    January 24, 2012

    Delany Hall- New Home of the Honors College

    Jan. 24, 2012 Delany Hall, located on the campus of Saint Augustine's University is a physical reminder of the legacy of the Delany family and their many accomplishments on and off this campus. St. Aug has initiated the process of creating a new legacy for the historical landmark. Delany Hall will be the home of the newly instituted Honors University. Renovations on the hall started in January and this 16 week construction project will include new elevators and amenities for state of the art classrooms. All honors classes and seminars will take place in Delany Hall. "This is a big deal. It will provide the students space, a home if you will," stated Dr. Sevealyn Smith, Director of the Honors University. " It will be a place where they can come together, have discussions and build a community."
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    January 17, 2012

    College broadcasts live home games

    Jan. 17, 2012 On January 9, WAUG broadcasted the first live telecast of the Falcons home basketball games. Moving forward, fans can follow home Falcon basketball games via WAUG-TV on Time Warner Cable's channel 168. The production requires various WAUG personnel and students, which includes WAUG staff and St. Aug students; including sideline reporter Ryan Pittman. Pittman is responsible for pre-game predictions, half-time interviews with the coaches and post game summations. "The live televised broadcast of the Falcons' home games is just one way in which WAUG-TV 168 continues to be creative with our programming," stated Katrina Dix, General Manager of St. Aug's WAUG-TV. "There is a need to highlight our Institution's athletic and academic achievements. What better way than to start by showing a quality broadcast of the Falcons!" Click here to view the Lady Falcons schedule. To view the…
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    January 17, 2012

    2012 Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Inducts New Members

    Jan. 17, 2012 Saint Augustine's University's Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society inducted new members, January 13. The national honor society requires all members to a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least a 3.2 GPA in their major. "We recognize, sponsor and reward scholastic achievement, exchange ideas and encourage professional development," stated Bianca Vaughin, president of the honor society. "We have achieved so much so far in our department [Communication department], to be here together and achieve high academics is a pretty big deal," stated current member Sakeeda Freeman, senior communications major. Pictured: Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society inductees and members, left to right, front to back: Sakeeda Freeman, Jasmine Moore, Bianca Vaughin and Keyona Bryant.
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    January 17, 2012

    St. Aug Professor Interviews Acclaimed Jazz Musician

    Jan. 17, 2012 January 13, St. Aug's Professor of the Film & Interactive Media Department, Natalie Bullock Brown interviewed famed musician Branford Marsalis. The interview encompassed various questions from Black support of Jazz music to Marsalis' work as a music professor at North Carolina Central University. Marsalis also addresses his biggest concerns for America. Watch Bullock Brown's interview on Black Issues Forum on UNC-TV, Sunday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. Photograph courtesy of www.branfordmarsalis.com
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    January 10, 2012

    College Upgrades for 2012

    Jan. 10, 2012 While most of the Saint Augustine's University community was enjoying the holiday break, renovations and updates were being made to the gym and wellness center. The basketball court in Emery gymnasium was replaced with new flooring for better play and acoustics. The Center received new equipment due to an increase in attendance , said Wade Harris, director of the Saint Augustine's University Wellness Center. "The new equipment is part of St. Aug's initiative to better the health of the St. Aug faculty, staff, students and surrounding community," stated Harris. Pictured: Each newly acquired treadmill come equipped with a personal television screen.
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    January 10, 2012

    St. Aug Inducts Class of 2015 into the Falcon Family

    Jan. 10, 2012 On the afternoon of January 6, Saint Augustine's University officially welcomed new freshmen into the Falcon family. The ceremony was a culmination of freshmen orientation. It reiterates the University's values, academic expectations and includes the signing of an honor code. "Pride, class and scholarship is what is expected of you," stated Michael Jackson to the freshman class. "You need to accurately articulate your goals and actively pursue them." Pictured: Each member of the Class of 2015 was asked to sign the Saint Augustine's University honor code.
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    January 10, 2012

    St. Aug's CDC Selected to Participate in NeighborWorks Community Development Project

    Jan. 10, 2012 St. Aug's CDC Selected to Participate in NeighborWorks Community Development Project Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) is one of the few HBCU CDCs selected to participate in the NeighborWorks America's community development project. The NeighborWorks America project will bring CDCs from various HBCUs together to focus on revitalizing communities surrounding HBCUs in the southern region of the east coast. The goals of the partnership include: providing focused training and technical assistance, facilitating peer-to-peer arrangements between the selected HBCU CDCs and NeighborWorks affiliates and promoting joint ventures or mentor relationships between NeighborWorks affiliates and the HBCU CDCs. The pilot is scheduled to launch in January of 2012. Pictured: CDC personnel seen surveying a newly attained lot.
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    January 03, 2012

    New Freshmen Arrive On Campus

    Jan. 3, 2012 On Tuesday, January 3 Saint Augustine's University welcomed more than 80 freshmen into the Falcon family. In conjunction with First Year Experience, the freshmen will attend orientation. Orientation is designed to officially welcome the students, answer their questions and prepare them for their first semester at the University. "New student arrival is always one of the more celebrated days of the year for St. Aug. It is our first opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of our newest Falcons." stated Michael Jackson, Director of First Year Experience. "The Class of 2015 has already proven to be active, professional, goal-oriented young adults that we will be looking for great things from in the near future."
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    December 12, 2011

    St. Aug Ranks in Top 10 Percent in College Polls

    Dec. 12, 2011 Saint Augustine's University ranked in the top 10 percent in a recent baccalaureate university poll conducted by Washington Monthly. St. Aug ranked number 31 out of 309 schools evaluated. The Washington Monthly scored schools throughout the nation in three different categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs) and service (encouraging students to give something back to their country). To read the article in its entirety click here.
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    December 12, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Facilitates its 2011 December Faculty Institute

    Dec. 12, 2011 Saint Augustine's University kicked off their annual 4 day long, Faculty Institute on Monday, December 12 in the MLK ballroom. The Institute is a time for faculty to reflect on the completion of the fall semester while preparing for the upcoming semester. "The institution[ St. Aug] is moving forward in a positive way," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber. "The next half of the year will be challenging yet exciting. We must continue to build and sustain living and learning communities."
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    December 12, 2011

    St. Aug Commissions ROTC Officer

    Dec. 12, 2011 On Friday, December 9, 2011, the Army ROTC Battalion of Saint Augustine's University held a commissioning ceremony in honor of 2nd Lt. Brian Joseph Yawn. Yawn recently completed his degree in Sociology and will graduate from the University in May 2012. Yawn is a decorated soldier who served as a medic in Iraqi Freedom and earned a Purple Heart for his courageous service in Iraq. "Today I have the opportunity to thank you [Yawn Family] for allowing us to expand the manhood of an already exceptional man." stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of St. Aug. "We are very proud of his accomplishments."
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    December 05, 2011

    Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Inducts New Members

    Dec. 2, 2011 The Alpha Alpha chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society held an induction ceremony Friday, December 2 in the Historic University Chapel of Saint Augustine's University. To become a member of Alpha Kappa Mu students must meet the following requirements: Full-time students in good standing with the institution at which the chapter is located Completed at least half of graduation requirements Minimum GPA of 3.3 Ranked in upper 10% of their class Exemplifies good character Exhibits potential for leadership and service At the opening of the induction ceremony, 5 candles were lit to represent the pillars of the honor society. The pillars are: character, scholarship, citizenship, service and leadership. All qualities each inductee and member must demonstrate in and out of the academic setting. Congratulations to the 2011 inductees: Theodore Bacote Raven Brinkley Jacqueline…
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    December 05, 2011

    Raleigh Police Department Visits Campus for Recruiting

    Dec. 2, 2011 Members of the Raleigh Police Department visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University on Friday, December 2, to attain pictures for their upcoming recruiting materials. All 3 visiting officers are alumni of St. Aug and deem the University and local HBCUs invaluable. "Our local colleges are producing graduates who go on to become officers" stated Officer Sharpe. "However, we are in need of minorities. We are doing a lot of recruiting at local HBCUs in hopes of fulfilling this need." For more information on employment opportunities with the Raleigh Police Department click here Pictured left to right: Sergeant K. Williams (c/o '94), Officer Cathey (c/o '89) and Officer Sharpe (c/o '04-Gateway).
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    December 05, 2011

    St. Aug Students to be Featured in WRAL Documentary

    Nov. 29, 2011 On the evening of November 29, several of our Film & Interactive students were featured as extras for a WRAL documentary, produced by Clay Johnson. "6,149 Days" is based on the Gregg Taylor story, the man who was convicted of murder in 1993 and exonerated of that crime in Feb. 2010. Our Film students include David Johnson, Miles Valentine, Dante Sellers, Aupenda Simmons, Jasmine Glen, Eric Umstead, and April Qualls. These actors will receive on-screen credit, and on-screen casting credit will include Ellen Shepard, Assistant Professor of Film. This documentary is being filmed in the historic district of downtown Raleigh. "Being able to participate in the taping was such an intriguing experience." stated Sellers, "I am glad my professor provided me this opportunity." Pictured: Dante Sellers, Senior,Theater and Film major, setting up lighting for a scene prior to recording.
  • December 02, 2011

    College Hosts Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

    Dec. 2, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University campus came alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays during the annual Circle of Lights tree-lighting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 1. The event is the University's way of acknowledging the beginning of the season and reinforcing its commitment to being good neighbors in the community. This year's Circle of Lights was particularly special for President Dianne Boardley Suber. The event coincided with her 12th anniversary at the University. The trees, decorated by faculty, staff and student organizations, will be donated to local outreach organizations, including Wake County Human Services, Wake County Guardian Ad Litem, Lost Sheep Ministry and Interact. The winners of the Circle of Lights tree-decorating contest were: first place, baseball team; second place, Campus Activities Board; and third place, the president's office. Click here to see…
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    November 28, 2011

    The Lady Falcons Return from Hawaii

    Nov. 28, 2011 The Lady Falcon basketball team left Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, November 27, after taking part in the 2011 Oahu Classic basketball tournament. While in Hawaii, the Lady Falcons played in two tournament games. The Falcons fell to NW Missouri University 79-67 on Thursday, November 24. However, they bounced back from their loss by defeating Chaminade 65-58 on Friday, November 25. In addition, the ladies experienced Polynesian culture by participating in a Luau and visiting historical monuments such as Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. They gave back to the Hawaiian community by reading books and visiting with children in the Children's Cancer Hospital.
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    November 28, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Gets New Signage

    Nov. 28, 2011 Saint Augustine's University recently made some changes to the historic campus with the replacement of building signage. The first building to undergo the change is Delany hall. The first phase of the process is to complete all buildings that surround the quadrangle of campus. All signs are equipped with either lighting or reflective lettering for increased visibility.
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    November 28, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Gives Back- 2011 Circle of Lights

    Nov. 28, 2011 A beautifully decorated Christmas tree is an important part of the holiday tradition for many families. But in these tough economic times, extras like Christmas trees, lights and ornaments might get passed over in favor of buying groceries or paying bills. We will do our part to make sure some families in the area have a tree to adorn their home this Christmas. We plan to donate at least 50 decorated Christmas trees as part of the annual Circle of Lights tree-lighting celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, on the quadrangle of campus. Faculty, staff and students will compete in a themed tree-decorating contest. The department or student organization with the best design will win a prize. But the ultimate winners will be the families who get to take the trees home. "This annual event is just one of the ways that Saint Augustine's University acknowledges its…
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    November 21, 2011

    Lady Falcons Head to Hawaii

    Nov. 21, 2011 The Lady Falcon basketball team will head to Honolulu, Hawaii November 22 to take part in the 2011 Oahu Classic basketball tournament. While in Hawaii, the Lady Falcons will play in 2 tournament games but also immerse themselves in Polynesian culture through participating in Luaus and visiting historical monuments such as Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. In addition, the ladies will give back to the Hawaiian community by reading books and visiting with children who are currently patients in the Children's Cancer Hospital. "We are so thrilled and blessed to be able to participate in such a prestigious tournament." stated Head Coach, Rachel Bullard. "This trip will not only serve as a venue of competition, but it will serve as a unique opportunity to get a firsthand look at Polynesian culture." For updates on the Lady Falcons follow them on Twitter at SAULadyFalcon or…
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    November 21, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Executive Council Serve Students

    Nov. 21, 2011 Saint Augustine's University students enjoyed an early Thanksgiving feast Thursday, Nov. 17, when ABL Educational Management served the annual holiday dinner in the MLK Ballroom. Members of the University's Executive Council rolled up their sleeves, donned their aprons and served turkey and all the fixings to students.
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    November 21, 2011

    College Provides Thanksgiving Dinner for Local Families

    Nov. 21, 2011 Saint Augustine's University is helping to give local families something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The University is donating 65 baskets filled with all the fixings to make a full Thanksgiving feast. The food items were donated by faculty, staff and students. “This annual event is just one of the ways that Saint Augustine’s University acknowledges its accountability to and presence in our community. Just as importantly, it demonstrates our commitment to the University’s core value of community and diversity,” President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said. The families who received baskets were identified by Wake County Human Services.
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    November 21, 2011

    Communication Honors Society Partners with Belk Center to Host Panel

    Nov. 21, 2011 On November 16, 2001, the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honors Society in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center hosted a panel discussion entitled, "Exploring the Vast Assortment of Career Paths in Communication." The event was moderated by Marjorie Newman, Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication. The panelists were: Cash Michaels, Chief Reporter at the Carolinian newspaper, Tamara Holmes-Brothers, Director of Corporate Foundations at Fayetteville State University, Michelle D. Crawford, a Saint Augustine's University Alumna and Parent Educator/Wellness Life Coach at Wake County Child Care Subsidy, Alana Allen, Internship and Special Groups Coordinator at Gov. Perdue's Press Office and Shelley Willingham-Hinton, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Saint Augustine's University. The panelists stressed to the students…
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    November 15, 2011

    St. Aug Quiz Bowl Team Wins First Place at Hampton University Competition

    Saint Augustine's University's Honors University Quiz Bowl Team won first place in the quiz bowl tournament at the National Association of African American Honor Programs. The event was hosted by Hampton University, Virginia State University and Elizabeth City State University on Hampton's campus. The theme was "Transforming Lives through Honors." The Saint Augustine's University team defeated all competitors to take home the quiz bowl trophy. Scores: Game 1 - Saint Augustine's University: 140, Elizabeth City State University: 10 Game 2 - Saint Augustine's University: 110, Florida A&M University: 40 Game 3 - Saint Augustine's University: 180, South Carolina State University: 40 Game 4 - Saint Augustine's University: 140, North Carolina Central University: 70 Pictured from left to right are the members of the Honors University Quiz Bowl Team: Front: Ernest Swan, Quietshone Howell,…
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    November 14, 2011

    2011 CDC Board Meeting

    Nov. 21, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation held its Board of Directors meeting on November 18th to review the Saint Augustine's University Planning Study jointly developed by the university and the City of Raleigh. On July 18th, the Raleigh Urban Design Center hosted a group of Saint Augustine's University leaders, key staff and alumni of SAU to discuss long term plans and visions for the SAU campus and community. The CDC board reviewed the draft document and will make recommendation to the City of Raleigh. Ms. Angela Dunston from the Governor's Office also attended this meeting.
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    November 09, 2011

    Pep Rally Honors St. Aug CIAA Championship Volleyball Team Tuesday

    Nov. 8, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University volleyball team is still savoring its CIAA championship victory. A pep rally was held Tuesday, November 8 to honor the Lady Falcons, who stunned two-time defending champion Chowan University 3-2 Sunday. The championship is the 18th in school history. A large crowd circled around the Martin Luther King mall on campus to watch the celebration, which included the cheerleaders and marching band. The volleyball team showed off its championship plaque after they were introduced. Head Coach Nikki Bynum and Athletic Director George Williams spoke during the event and President Dianne Boardley Suber took photos with the team. Bynum is still trying to grasp the moment. In a span of four days, the Lady Falcons went from almost being eliminated from the CIAA Tournament on the first day to celebrating their title run. “I am still waiting for somebody to…
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    November 08, 2011

    Wake County Human Services Honors Saint Augustine’s College Students as 2011 Peer Educators of the Year

    Nov. 8, 2011 On Friday, November 4, 2011 students at Saint Augustine's University were selected as Wake County Human Services 2011 HIV/STD Peer Educators of the Year. The St. Aug peer educators are responsible for promoting sexual health and providing fellow students with information on sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV. In addition, the peer educators distribute information on local STD testing sites. Wake County will host a recognition ceremony in honor of the Saint Augustine's University students on Monday, December 5, 2011 at the Wake County Commons Building at 6:00 p.m. “It’s my job to educate my peers, as well as the community on HIV and STD’s stated Tatiana Jackson, a peer educator of 2 years. “Whatever questions I can answer, I will.” President of Saint Augustine's University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said, “It is so important for students to serve as role models for…
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    November 08, 2011

    Fox's Rising Apprentice Scholarship Awarded to St. Aug Student

    Nov. 8, 2011 Fox News Channel (FNC) has selected Saint Augustine's University as one of two 2011-2012 nationwide partners for its Fox News Channel University /Ailes Rising Apprentice scholarship. Each scholarship recipient received a $10,000 scholarship and will begin a paid internship at Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network beginning in the summer of 2012 at either the network's New York or Washington, DC newsroom. The Saint Augustine's University student selected was Sakeeda Freeman, a senior majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism. "The opportunity to join a top news organization is a dream come true," Freeman said. "The Ailes program is a door-opening opportunity that will allow me to build on all I have learned from Saint Augustine's University. Pictured: Scholarship recipients: Sakeeda Freeman and Luz Pena seen here with Roger Ailes of the…
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    November 08, 2011

    St. Aug Acquires City Lots

    Nov. 8, 2011 The City of Raleigh approved a vote last week to sell a maximum of 15 City-owned lots to Saint Augustine's University's Community Development Corporation (CDC) for the development of single family homes. St. Aug is 1 of 10 HBCUs charged by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide and promote affordable housing while simultaneously stimulating the economy. For more information contact the Community Development Corporation at 919-516-4754.
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    November 08, 2011

    St. Aug Board of Trustee Member Visited Campus

    Nov. 8, 2011 Saint Augustine's University Board of Trustees member Dr. Charlotte Fairchild visited campus Friday, Nov. 3, to help students prepare to enter the professional world. During her time on campus, Fairchild conducted mock interviews with students and spoke to business classes about her experiences at General Electric. Fairchild gave the students practical advice about navigating the corporate world.
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    November 08, 2011

    St. Aug's Division of Social Sciences Salute Du Bois

    Nov. 8, 2011 The Division of Social Sciences hosted their second annual W.E.B Du Bois colloquium on Thursday, November 3. Students performed various theatrical skits on Du Bois' childhood, career and racially charged social issues such as interracial dating. Josh Robinson, sophomore in Sociology, presented a brief biography on the background of Du Bois. He summed up Du Bois' life by saying, "he achieved greatness." Pictured: students used the recent Troy Davis case to show the importance of the NAACP in present day. W.E.B. DuBois was a founding father of the NAACP.
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    November 08, 2011

    Right of Way Class Site Visit

    Nov. 8, 2011 Thursday, October 27, the inaugural class of the Right of Way Program had a chance to experience how their knowledge gained from the, "Introduction to Reading Plans" course material is applied outside the classroom. The instructor, Mr. Leroy Reynolds, said "the students retain the course information better when they are able to relate it to real life experiences." The purpose of the project is to decrease traffic congestion and improve the flow of traffic on Jones Sausage Road. The project's general superintendent showed the class the plans currently being used for the project and how the plans are used to schedule his work to complete this project. The students were very engaged and knew how to read the plans. This trip is a significant milestone in the Right of Way program, and supports the Center for Real Estate Management and Development's motto of Knowledge,…
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    November 06, 2011

    St. Aug Rallies Past Chowan For CIAA Volleyball Title

    Nov. 6, 2011 Championship is the Lady Falcons' 18th and first since 2003 HAMPTON, Va. – Saint Augustine's University ended its amazing tournament run with a CIAA championship. The Lady Falcons rallied past two-time defending champ Chowan University 3-2 Sunday (Nov. 6) for its 18th league crown in school history at the Boo Williams Sportsplex. It is the first championship since 2003 for the Lady Falcons, who earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. It was the second year in a row that St. Aug and Chowan met in the finals. Last year, Chowan eked out a 3-2 victory for the title. Sunday’s match also went five sets but it was the Lady Falcons who were victorious this time after trailing 0-2. Tournament MVP Keisha Parris clinched the victory with a kill for a 17-15 win in the deciding fifth set which sparked off a celebration on the Lady Falcons’ side of the…
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    November 02, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Celebrates 2011 Pink and Denim Day

    Oct. 28, 2011 Friday's Pink and Denim day was a huge success for Saint Augustine's University. Faculty, staff and students donned pink tops and denim bottoms as a symbolic gesture of support for Breast Cancer patients and survivors. Pink and Denim day is not only important because it raises awareness concerning breast cancer, but it is a testament to the importance of annual mammograms and breast exams.
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    October 31, 2011

    Governor Perdue's Press Office Internship Presentation

    Oct. 26, 2011 Alana Allen, Press Office Internship Coordinator for Governor Bev Perdue was on campus on October 26, 2011 to meet with 7 students who have been selected or recommended by faculty and Belk Professional Development Center staff to apply for a semester-long internship. Alana spoke very candidly about the opportunity and her desire as a graduate of another HBCU in North Carolina to see a more diverse pool of internship candidates. This unpaid internship is a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity that is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer (semesters), to work up-close-and-personal with the governor of a state (North Carolina). While they do target communications and business majors, there are assignments given to the interns that would match almost any area of study. The biggest benefit is the immersion into the culture of accountability and organization that is required to be…
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    October 31, 2011

    Belk Professional Development Center's Career and Graduate School Suite

    Oct. 20, 2011 In a time of economic uncertainty, the Belk Professional Development Center is still trying to get students employed! On Tuesday, October 18th, almost 20 organizations were on campus looking to hire or recruit students for summer employment, full-time management training programs or graduate/professional schools. These groups included long-time supporters such as Wells Fargo, SunTrust, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine. New partnerships include: Kroger, Sanderson Farms and Meharry Medical University's Public Health program. Feedback from the organizational representatives was positive and each commented on how professional the students were in their presentation and conversation. The Career Suite provides space for on-campus entities like the Army ROTC and the Testing Center to make students aware of the resources and career opportunities…
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    October 31, 2011

    St. Aug Board Chair Honored

    Oct. 31, 2011 Saint Augustine's University alum and board of trustee chairman, Hilton Smith was recently honored by his employer, Turner Construction Company, for his incredible leadership skills. Smith is the Senior Vice President for Turner Construction Company and has worked diligently in providing opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. "These achieverments are due to the ongoing commitment of individuals in our local offices as well as through the leadership provided by our Director of National Community Affairs, Hilton O. Smith." stated Peter Davoren, President and CEO, Turner Construction Company.
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    October 26, 2011

    Falcon Alumni Give Back

    Oct. 21, 2011 On the morning of October 19, 2011, the Office of Alumni Affairs, in conjunction with the Belk Professional Development Center, hosted a series of seminars presented by Saint Augustine's University alumni. "It is important for current students to see how successful many of our alum are, they need to see they can be successful too," said Sheryl Ximines, director of Alumni Affairs. Cyril Burnside, class of 1997 and owner of a semi- professional basketball team, stressed the importance of internships in his presentation. "GPA proves you can be taught and are reliable but an internship gives you hands on experience." Military officer and Iraqi veteran, Voris McBurnette, class of 1991, encouraged students to set goals. "What are you trying to achieve? Set short, intermediate and long term goals to determine what you want to accomplish." For more information contact the Office…
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    October 26, 2011

    St. Aug ROTC Perform for Medal Ceremony

    Oct. 17, 2011 The Saint Augustine's University Army ROTC Color Guard recently performed in a ceremony where U.S. Representative Brad Miller presented the Soldier's Medal to Dr. Lyle Parker of Raleigh for courage and valor during the rescue of four crewmen from a burning helicopter at Camp Rainer, Dau Tieng, Republic of Vietnam in 1968. The long overdue honor was awarded to Dr. Parker at a ceremony Saturday, October 15, at the North Carolina Museum of History in the Call to Arms Room in front of the Vietnam War display. Pictured from left to right: MSG Marcus K. Macon, Dr. Parker, Congressman Brad Miller, Dr. Lyle Parker, Cadet Robert Bruce, Cadet Ruthfee Kollie, Cadet Rashan Adams, Cadet Antwon Moss, Cadet Sherwood Moss and Cadet David Frasier
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    October 26, 2011

    Moroccan Scholar Visits College

    Oct. 18, 2011 On Tuesday, October 18, Moroccan scholar Dr. Larbi Touaf visited Saint Augustine's University to participate in a panel discussion on the Muslim world's youth-led revolutions. "Dr. Larbi Touaf is a scholar who is also engaged in supporting democracy in his country, Morocco," said Dr. Lucy Melbourne. "I invited him to Saint Augustine's University because, having lived there myself for several years, I knew he was the perfect spokesperson for showing our students parallels between two youth-led movements: the Arab Spring in North Africa and the civil rights movement in the United States. Both movements are and were a struggle for human rights that should inspire and empower our students." Touaf has a Ph.D. from Brown University, is chair of the English department at the University of Oujda, Morocco, has numerous publications, and worked with Melbourne as co-editor of the…
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    October 24, 2011

    SAINT JAMES Unveils Signature Painting in Honor of St. Aug

    Oct. 24, 2011 Renowned artist Synthia SAINT JAMES unveiled a signature piece she painted for Saint Augustine's University on Friday, October 21. The unveiling was part of an exhibit of SAINT JAMES' work in the Seby Jones Art Gallery. SAINT JAMES' piece, entitled "Elevation," depicts graduating students reaching for the sky as they are backed by President Dianne Boardley Suber, their families and future Falcons. "This has been a total labor of love," SAINT JAMES said. "The art will always be a part of Saint Augustine's University." The University will be able to use the signature piece on merchandise to raise money for the institution. "When (SAINT JAMES) indicated she was creating a signature piece for Saint Augustine's University, I was thrilled," Suber said. "She has made her mark on this campus, and we are delighted to call her kin."
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    October 24, 2011

    First Homecoming on Campus a Success

    Oct. 24, 2011 Saturday's Homecoming game, a 34-15 win over Johnson C. Smith University, was the culmination of a weeklong celebration that featured several events on campus and in the area. But Saturday's game, the first on campus in the school's 145-year history, was also the culmination of nearly 10 years of planning, fundraising and negotiating. More than 5,000 alumni and friends flocked to campus for Saint Augustine's University's first true homecoming. From the yard, to the tailgating area, to the field itself, the excitement and pride were palpable. Alumni raved about the good time they were having during the history-making Homecoming. "This, to me, is a brand new experience, being able to come with my fellow alumni and see football," 1960 graduate Eric Nelms told the News & Observer. "This is a homecoming." We all have to thank President Dianne Boardley Suber and others who…
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    October 20, 2011

    New Saint Augustine's College stadium makes history

    Oct. 20, 2011 This Saturday, Saint Augustine's University will host a football game on campus for the first time in the University's history. The occasion, which comes just in time for Homecoming, is the result of the fearless leadership of President Dianne Boardley Suber. Just 10 years ago, Saint Augustine's University, a historically black university in Raleigh, N.C., didn't have a football program. The program was cut in 1965 due to budget constraints. It was Suber who pushed to bring it back in 2002. The Board of Trustees asked Suber about athletics when she first came to the University. "It occurred to me that we didn't have a football program. It seemed outside of my concept of collegiate life to not have football," Suber said. Suber thought back to her experiences of going to football games at Florida A&M University and Hampton University. "I realized the impact football has on…
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    October 12, 2011

    St. Aug Hosts Basketball Media Day

    Oct. 18, 2011 On Thursday, October 13 the Saint Augustine's University basketball program held their annual Media Day. Media Day is an opportunity for the Falcons to discuss their upcoming season and take questions from the media. Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber charged students to "excel, be the model and establish the high standard of the University. Win on and off the court." Both head coaches, Ken Spencer and Rachel Bullard made remarks. Bullard plans on going into the upcoming season with "a vengeance." Spencer acknowledged that the conference ranked the Falcons rather low on the preseason polls, yet, he vowed to "return Saint Augustine's University to the championship team we deserve to be." The event was sponsored by Chick-fil-A
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    October 10, 2011

    St. Aug to host 2011 Homecoming game on campus

    Oct. 10, 2011 For the first time in over 40 years, Saint Augustine's University will host a home football game on its campus. History will be made Saturday (Oct. 22) when the Falcons face Johnson C. Smith University in the first game at the George Williams Athletic Complex. The CIAA contest, starting at 2 p.m., is the centerpiece of homecoming weekend, which starts Oct. 20. The stadium features a FieldTurf playing surface in addition to a state-of-the-art scoreboard and track surface befitting the person the stadium is named after – George Williams, the school’s athletic director and iconic track and field coach. The 2004 U.S. Olympic Head Coach, Williams has led his track and field teams to 31 NCAA Division II championships and approximately 150 CIAA titles in his 35 years as St. Aug head coach. “It is a great thing that we can play on our own campus,” Williams said. “Our students can…
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    October 05, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Hosts Candidates Forum

    Oct. 5, 2011 Saint Augustine's University and Common Cause North Carolina co-hosted a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 3 in Seby Jones Auditorium. The forum featured candidates for the Raleigh mayoral race and City Council, District C, which includes Southeast Raleigh. Each candidate outlined his or her background and platform. Common Cause North Carolina is a non-profit, non-partisan organization designed to encourage participation in the political process. Saint Augustine's University is non-partisan and does not endorse any candidates. The 2011 Municipal elections will take place on Tuesday, October 11.
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    September 30, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Celebrates Constitution Day

    Sept. 30, 2011 The Division of Social Sciences at Saint Augustine's University observed Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Seby Jones Auditorium. Judge Wanda Bryant, with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, was the guest speaker for the event. Bryant explained to students the significance of the Constitution in their daily lives and the importance of becoming familiar with the document. "The Constitution is not just words on a paper," Bryant said. "It's the subject of ongoing discussion and litigation." President Dianne Boardley Suber challenged students to commit to learning more about the Constitution. "It governs generations," Suber said. "Imagine a document — a piece of paper — that has that much power. It's something you want to understand."
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    September 29, 2011

    St. Aug Supports Band Together

    Sept. 29, 2011 More than 5,500 music lovers attended the 2011 Band Together concert in downtown Raleigh on May 7. Band Together is an organization that annually focuses on raising funds for various local non-profit organizations. The 2011 Band Together concert raised money for Alliance Medical Ministry, an organization that provides health care to uninsured Wake County residents. Saint Augustine's University served as one of many 2011 Band Together sponsors. "Saint Augustine's University was a true partner working to expand access to healthcare in our community," said Mendi Nieters, Director of Development for Alliance Medical Ministry. "This spring they provided leadership, volunteers and energy to help promote Alliance Medical Ministry through Band Together. Students even produced a video to raise awareness through the student TV station." Pictured left to right: Mendi Nieters,…
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    September 29, 2011

    Office of Marketing and Communication Hosted Social Media Etiquette Seminar

    Sept. 29, 2011 Saint Augustine's University's Office of Marketing and Communications hosted a Social Media Etiquette seminar Tuesday, Sept. 27. The seminar was the first in the Office of Marketing and Communications' new Lunch and Learn series. The social media seminar was facilitated by Wayne Sutton. Sutton is an entrepreneur, advisor and technology journalist. He recently co-founded NewMe Accelerator, the first minority led startup accelerator in Silicon Valley, which will be featured on CNN's upcoming "Black in America 4" that airs Nov. 13. Sutton warned attendees that their content on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites could come back to haunt them if they are not careful. "How you use social media is important because it reflects who you are, what you represent online and offline, and how people decide to connect with you," Sutton said. "Your social media presence…
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    September 26, 2011

    Student featured on UNCF telecast

    Sept. 26, 2011 Saint Augustine's University senior Amber Thomas was featured on UNCF’s “An Evening of Stars,” which aired Sunday, Sept. 25, on BET. Thomas is one of many students who have benefited from funds from UNCF to help pay for their university education. Thomas’ video segment highlighted her journey as a university student and how financial assistance from UNCF is helping her achieve her goal of becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college. President Dianne Boardley Suber was also interviewed in the segment. UNCF’s “Evening of Stars” featured performances by Jill Scott, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild. The show has aired annually since 1979, becoming one of the longest-running televised events in U.S. history. Over the years, the broadcast has helped UNCF raise more than $200 million to support student scholarships. Click here…
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    September 23, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College celebrates 145th academic year

    Sept. 23, 2011 Saint Augustine's University celebrated the official opening of the academic year during its 145th Fall Convocation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on the campus quadrangle. "Over the course of 145 years, we have continued to grow from an institution established to educate newly freed slaves to a university ready to meet the demands of a 21st century globalized society," President Dianne Boardley Suber said. "St. Aug continues to charge forward." The convocation ceremony came on the heels of the Raleigh City Council's unanimous approval of the college's Special Use Permit for the George Williams Athletic Complex. Suber commended the university community for how they united in support of the stadium project. "We had to deal with resistance that, in all honesty, we did not anticipate," Suber said. "The St. Aug family came together to stand for what is good for the university…
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    September 21, 2011

    Raleigh City Council approves College stadium seating plan

    Sept. 21, 2011 The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 20, unanimously approved a 2,500-seat plan for the George Williams Athletic Complex. With the approval of the plan, the University's football and track teams will have an on-campus venue for home games. The plan requires St. Aug to offer free on-campus parking and limits the University to a maximum of 15 events in the stadium each year. "We are pleased that the city council recognized the importance of this stadium, not only to Saint Augustine's University, but the community at large," President Dianne Boardley Suber said. "Our student-athletes, coaches and alumni deserve to have a place to call their own.” Amid opposition from community members, student leaders, alumni, members of the Saint Augustine's University Board of Trustees, community residents and various others spoke on the potential positive impact of the athletic…
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    September 20, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Welcomes 2011-2012 Student Leaders

    Sept. 20, 2011 The Student Government Association welcomed the 2011-2012 student leaders on Thursday, September 15, 2011. The new student leaders were charged with upholding the integrity of the institution and pinned with a Saint Augustine's University lapel pin. Anthony Ross, the 2011-2012 student body president stated that he considers it "an honor to have been selected to represent the student body."
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    September 19, 2011

    Academic Achievers Host SAWS Externship Seminar

    Sept. 19, 2011 On Thursday, September 15 the Academic Achievers Program partnered with the Belk Professional Development Center to host an externship seminar. Various former externs presented to the freshmen on the benefits of an externship and their professional growth and development through the Belk Center. The student speakers implored freshmen to utilize the Belk Center and the various opportunities available to them. Nichole Lewis, Director of the Belk Professional Development Center stated, "By seeing what others in their peer group have been able to accomplish toward a career path in just one year, it opens up the possibilities in an individual's mind who may not have a supporting corner in this fight called life and certainly in this journey called college. The Class of 2015 t-shirts say "What's Your Next?". Yesterday's presentations are almost a tangible response to that…
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    September 13, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College CDC Cleans Up Tarboro Street

    Sept. 13, 2011 On Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 the Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Poplar Springs Christian Church conducted a street clean up on North Tarboro Street. The street clean up is part of the CDC's new initiative to keep local neighborhoods clean. Volunteers collected discarded paper and litter along the street. Rev. Charles Brooks, Alumni of Saint Augustine's University and Pastor of Popular Springs was among the volunteers. This activity is a true example of volunteers "working together to build a better community".
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    September 07, 2011

    Bishop Michael Curry to deliver convocation address

    Sept. 7, 2011 Saint Augustine’s University will celebrate the official opening of the academic year during its 145th Fall Convocation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on the campus quadrangle. Bishop Michael B. Curry will deliver the convocation address. "We are pleased to have Bishop Curry join us as we celebrate the beginning of the academic year at the University," said President Dianne Boardley Suber. "This year's convocation is particularly special because we are entering the college's 145th year. We look forward to celebrating our continued legacy of educating leaders and change agents." Curry was elected bishop of the North Carolina Diocese in 2000. In his three parish ministries in North Carolina, Ohio, and Maryland, Curry had extensive involvement in the founding of ecumenical summer day camps for children, preaching missions, creation of networks of family day care providers,…
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    September 07, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Men's Basketball Players Help the Community

    On Friday, September 2, 2011 the Men's Falcon basketball team assembled to construct and renovate various Habitat for Humanity houses. Among the group were 12 current men's basketball players and 3 coaches, including Coach Ken Spencer. "I thought it would be a great way to give back, a way to do something positive while bonding as a team," stated Coach Spencer. In addition, the players were eager to help the community. "I needed to give back, I knew that helping to build a house would help others; plus it gave me an opportunity to do something I have never done," stated Nick Chamblee, point guard for St. Aug. To view additional pictures, click here
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    September 07, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College Hosted First Annual Music Festival and Scholarship Fundraiser

    Saint Augustine's University hosted the first annual Labor Day music festival and scholarship fundraiser on Friday, September 2, 2011 in the quad area of campus. Many were in attendance, including students, staff, alumni, vendors and members of the local community. In addition, the festival attracted Pepsi as a sponsor. There were performances by Pam Saulsby, Moment's Notice (Bobby Moody), Uniquely Different, Sweet Dreams Band, Jus Once, Carrington and Alexis Jones. All proceeds will go towards the Access Granted scholarship fund. St. Aug plans on making the Labor Day music festival and scholarship fundraiser an annual event. To view the photo gallery from the festival,click here
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    August 30, 2011

    Saint Augustine's College's celebrates second year with the Wal-Mart Success Program

    Saint Augustine's University held a luncheon Tuesday, August 23, to kick-off the second year of the Saint Augustine's Wal-Mart Success (SAWS) program. In addition, Saint Augustine's University recently received a $50,000 award from the Council on Independent Universitys and the Wal-Mart Foundation aimed at funding programs designed to increase the retention rates of first-generation university students. The SAWS program was created by Nichole Lewis, director of the Saint Augustine's University Belk Professional Development Center, which established seven professional-level externships for first-generation freshmen and sophomores. The goal of each position is to expose students to career paths that increase the awareness of industries where minorities are under represented in professional roles. Each participant took part in a year-long process that included attending professional…
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    August 30, 2011

    College CDC offers path to homeownership

    Saint Augustine's University’s Community Development Corporation (CDC) is helping local residents get on track to buy their first home through its Homeownership Institute. The CDC works with community partners to offers classes such as financial literacy, credit repair and debt counseling. “A lot of people have credit issues, but many of us don’t realize that the problems are not that major, and there are people out there who can help clean it up,” said Brenda Williamson, CDC program coordinator. “It might take three to six months to clean it up or it might take two to four years. If you don’t start, you’ll never finish.” The goal of the Homeownership Institute is for participants to finish mortgage ready. But even if they aren’t ready to buy a home at the end of the 12-week course, Williamson said they will at least be closer to buying a home than they ever were before. “This is a…
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    August 30, 2011

    College dedicates Confucius Classroom

    Saint Augustine's University celebrated the dedication of its Confucius Classroom on campus Thursday, Aug. 25. The Confucius Classroom at Saint Augustine's University is the first of its kind at a Historically Black University or University. It is one of three Confucius Classrooms under North Carolina State University's Confucius Institute. The other classrooms are at Central Carolina Community University in Sanford and Enloe High School in Raleigh. The Confucius Classroom will offer classes in Chinese language and culture for the campus community and the community at large. "The establishment of a Confucius Classroom at Saint Augustine's University is in line with our institutional mission of preparing students to be competitive in an increasingly globalized society," said President Dianne Boardley Suber. The Confucius Institute's mission is to promote intercultural understanding…
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    August 19, 2011

    College to host exhibit of renowned artist Synthia SAINT JAMES' work

    Saint Augustine's University will host an art exhibit for the internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator, Synthia SAINT JAMES, Oct. 21. The alliance between SAINT JAMES and Saint Augustine's University formed after SAINT JAMES and President Dianne Boardley Suber met on the 2009 Fantastic Voyage cruise hosted by Tom Joyner. “I had recently decided that I wanted to establish a scholarship fund for young ladies that wanted to pursue the visual arts. Dr. Suber immediately offered Saint Augustine's University, and I most definitely answered yes,” SAINT JAMES said. In the years following the cruise, SAINT JAMES remained diligent in establishing a scholarship at Saint Augustine's University. The first Synthia SAINT JAMES scholarship award will be presented in the fall of 2012 in accordance with the grand opening of the Synthia SAINT JAMES Fine Arts Institute of Saint Augustine's…
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    August 11, 2011

    College welcomes nearly 600 first-year students

    Nearly 600 first-year students moved in to dorms on Saint Augustine's University’s campus Thursday, Aug. 11. The move-in kicks off Falcon Welcome Week, which is designed to help new students transition to university life through a variety of activities that will prepare them for success in and out of the classroom. "Institutionally, it is our time to acculturate our new students into the traditions, expectations, and mission of the University," said Michael P. Jackson, director of First-Year Experience. "We hope, by the end of this week, they see and feel the Saint Augustine's University community as their home away from home and as their place of work. If we pass this feeling on to them, the probability of retaining them raises exponentially." The freshman class comprises students from throughout the United States. States represented include North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Virginia,…
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    July 29, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College to open Confucius Classroom

    Saint Augustine’s University will officially open its Confucius Classroom at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The Confucius Classroom at Saint Augustine’s University is the first of its kind at a Historically Black University or University. It is one of three Confucius Classrooms under North Carolina State University’s Confucius Institute. The others are at Central Carolina Community University in Sanford and Enloe High School in Raleigh. The collaboration between Saint Augustine’s University and N.C. State primarily provides an opportunity for students to learn Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Classroom and courses offered through it will be open to all Saint Augustine’s University students. For more information about Confucius Classrooms, visit http://oia.ncsu.edu/confucius/confucius-classrooms.
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    July 21, 2011

    City of Raleigh and Saint Augustine’s College develop long-range plans for development of Southeast Raleigh

    On Monday, July 18, 2011, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, president of Saint Augustine’s University, along with senior-level university administrators, joined City of Raleigh Planning Staff to work on a long-range development plan for Southeast Raleigh. The day-long planning session was spearheaded by Mitchell Silver, Raleigh Planning Director, and the Executive Director of the Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation, Dennis Davis. This planning session provided comprehensive direction for the long-term growth of the areas around Saint Augustine's University. “The fact that the city requested the University’s input shows the respect that the University is receiving for its community development efforts. We look forward to playing a significant role in the re-birth of Southeast Raleigh,” said Dianne Boardley Suber. This meeting was the first in a series of meetings that…
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    July 14, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Educational Talent Search receives nearly $405,000

    The Saint Augustine's University Educational Talent Search Project has been selected to receive funding from the federal Department of Education. The college’s Educational Talent Search Project will receive a $404,981 grant for the budget period of Sept. 1, 2011, through Aug. 31, 2012. The program will be funded for five years. The Educational Talent Search is one of the federal TRIO programs created by President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of his War on Poverty. TRIO programs include Upward Bound and Student Support Services, which is known as Academic Achievers at Saint Augustine's University. The goal of Educational Talent Search is to provide students with the information and the tools they need to apply for and enroll in higher education. Saint Augustine's University’s program, which was established in 1970, serves low-income and first generation university students in Edgecombe,…
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    July 13, 2011

    Union of Black Episcopalians, city of Norfolk establish scholarship in honor of Rev. Joseph Green

    The Union of Black Episcopalians and the city of Norfolk established a scholarship in honor of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Green, a 1949 Saint Augustine’s University graduate. The endowment fund was announced during a special tribute to Green at the Union of Black Episcopalians 43rd Annual Meeting and Conference, held June 27-July 1 at the Marriott Norfolk Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va. The scholarship was established to honor Green’s contributions to the Episcopal Church and the Hampton Roads community. Green, who is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and a former chaplain at the school, was pastor of Norfolk’s Grace Episcopal Church for 30 years before retiring in 1994. Green has been a force in the community. He served four years on the Norfolk School Board, 20 years on the Norfolk City Council and 10 years as the vice mayor of Norfolk. Green was instrumental in establishing…
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    June 24, 2011

    Student short films to screen Saturday as part of "Freedom Riders" opening

    Four short films from Saint Augustine's University’s Film program will be screened as the opening to the PBS documentary “Freedom Riders” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Wake County Library in Cameron Village. The students and the films featured will be: Porscha Lopes’ “The Realist of Patrick McDonald;” Miles Valentine’s “Believe It;” Craig Taylor’s “Mixed Emotions;” and Eric Barstow’s “Pickaninny.” Saint Augustine's University film professor Ellen Shepard will host the library’s screening of the “Freedom Riders” documentary. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.wakegov.com/libraries/events/freedomriders.htm About Saint Augustine's University Saint Augustine's University, established in 1867, is a four-year historically black university in Raleigh, N.C. With an average annual enrollment of 1,500, the University offers 30…
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    June 21, 2011

    College hosts YMCA High Hopes camp for fourth year

    Three hundred and fifty students have converged upon Saint Augustine’s University for the YMCA’s High Hopes summer camp. This is the fourth year Saint Augustine’s University has hosted the camp. The seven-week camp serves rising first-graders through rising ninth-graders who live in the Southeast Raleigh area. The YMCA provides transportation to and from campus for the students. The YMCA camp is one of the only camps in the area that offers physical activity as well as an educational program, said Dexter Hebert, the YMCA’s senior community outreach director. Camp participants will have access to golf, soccer, basketball, flag football and track and field clinics in addition to a reading and entrepreneurship programs. There will also be a leadership curriculum presented by the Raleigh Police Department. The activities, meals and transportation offered through the camp would add up to…
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    June 20, 2011

    David Shepard retires after 51 years at the College

    David Shepard recently retired from Saint Augustine’s University after working here for 51 years — 48 full-time and three part-time. But, Shepard’s time at the University began long before his first day of work. Shepard was born on campus Dec. 1, 1938, at St. Agnes Hospital. And like his father, Shepard also grew up on campus. In fact, many of Shepard’s immediate family members spent time living and working on the Saint Augustine’s University campus. It all began with his grandfather, Arthur Shepard, who worked for the University in several capacities. He kept guard as a night watchman, he fired up the boilers and kept heat in the buildings, and, as a farmer, he raised food and milked cows on campus. The dairy he helped operate was where the gravel parking lot is now behind the Martin Luther King Building. The Shepard family lived on campus near Boyer Hall. The well they used for water…
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    June 20, 2011

    Sigma Pi Phi donates $1,000 to tornado relief fund

    The Gamma Sigma Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity donated $1,000 to Saint Augustine’s University’s Restoration and Recovery Fund. The fund was created to help the school restore its campus in the wake of the April 16 tornado. “We feel compelled to support our HBCUs, particularly the ones in our backyard because many of us have connections (with those schools),” said Dr. Leroy S. Darkes. “The devastation of the tornado was compelling. We had to do something.” Darkes, the Boule’s grammateus, and Dr. George Wylie, the sire archon, came to campus to present the donation to President Dianne Boardley Suber. “We certainly appreciate the contribution, but we equally appreciate the support and the opportunity to get you to campus and establish a long-term partnership,” Suber said. About Saint Augustine’s University Saint Augustine’s University, established in 1867, is a four-year historically…
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    June 19, 2011

    Elevation Baptist Church donates $5,000 to tornado relief fund

    Elevation Baptist Church recently donated $5,000 to Saint Augustine's University’s Recovery and Restoration Fund. The fund is designed to help the school restore the campus to its historic beauty after a tornado tore through Raleigh on April 16, leaving devastating damage in its wake. Elevation also gave $5,000 to Shaw University, which also suffered severe damage to its campus. The donations were presented during the culmination of the church’s youth conference, R.A.G.E. — “Reaching a Generation of Excellence.” “The Elevation church family is committed to taking the love of Jesus Christ beyond the walls of our sanctuary and into the community,” said Dr. T.L. Carmichael Sr., pastor of Elevation, which has locations in Raleigh and Knightdale. “When we saw the damage the tornado caused to these two historic institutions, we felt compelled to do what we could to help both schools restore…
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    June 02, 2011

    Wal-Mart donates $5,000 to College's tornado relief fund

    Representatives from the Wal-Mart Distribution Supply Chain in Henderson, recently donated $5,000 to Saint Augustine's University’s Recovery and Restoration Fund. The fund is designed to help the school restore the campus to its historic beauty after a tornado tore through Raleigh on April 16, leaving devastating damage in its wake. “We pride ourselves as being part of the community,” said Maurice Gray, Wal-Mart general manager. “As community champions, if we can lend a helping hand, we feel it’s important to do so.” Gray said he saw the destruction the tornado caused on the news and decided the company should do something to help with the recovery. “You can either be a part of it or sit back and watch,” Gray said. “Saint Augustine's University appreciates the ongoing support from Wal-Mart as one of our corporate partners,” said President Dianne Boardley Suber. “The strength of…
  • March 11, 2011

    Summer Film Camp

    The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine's University announces the 11th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop This hands-on workshop is open to teenagers, ages 13-18 years, who have a strong interest in learning the craft of professional filmmaking. Click Here Registration Form
  • March 11, 2011

    The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine's College announces the 11th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop

    The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine's University announces the 11th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop Now Accepting Applications The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine's University announces the 11th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop Now Accepting Applications Raleigh, NC— The Department of Film & Interactive Media at Saint Augustine's University, located in downtown Raleigh, NC, announces its 11th Annual Teen Summer Film Workshop. This hands-on workshop is open to teenagers, ages 13-18 years, who have a strong interest in learning the craft of professional filmmaking. This is an intensive 9-day workshop that will meet every weekday, June 20-30, 2011, 9am-1pm. Students will receive training in digital, standard definition, camera work; shooting in a soundstage; acting for the camera; and non-linear editing systems. Students will also complete…
  • March 11, 2011

    Falcon in the NFL

    Falcon in the NFL Saint Augustine's University Alumnus Tyrone Pettaway is the latest addition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneer Coaching Staff. While at Saint Augustine's University, Pettaway studied Human Performance and Wellness. He received various accolades including the Father Beatty Award, an award which salutes student athletes for their performance on the field and dedication to community service.Tyrone Pettaway contributes much of his success to the late Coach Andre Waters who was an assistant coach during Mr. Pettaway's time at Saint Augustine's University. Pettaway was also CIAA Conference Player of the Year for 2006.He wants students to value hard work and to never fear "taking risk or chances." Pettaway will serve as the defensive quality control coach as well as the assistant Linebacker coach for the Buccaneers.
  • March 10, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Community Development Corporation Cuts Ribbon

    Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation Cuts Ribbon Saint Augustine's University Community Development Corporation Cuts RibbonWHAT: Saint Augustine's University held a ribbon cutting for 3 of its newly renovated properties as part of a $2.1 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant on Monday, January 31st at 11a.m. NSP is an extension of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) passed by President Barack Obama in July 2008. HERA’s mission is to stabilize neighborhoods ravaged by home abandonment and foreclosure; NSP houses are built for individuals or families whose income is considered low to medium income.WHEN: Monday, January 31, 2011, 11 a.m.WHERE: 114 Lincoln Court Raleigh, NCCONTACT: Tiffany Gladney, Communication Specialist516-5076 or tlgladney@st-aug.edu
  • March 10, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Honored at NCAA Convention

    Saint Augustine's University Honored at NCAA Convention Saint Augustine's University was honored along with four NCAA Institutions during the 2011 NCAA Convention held in San Antonio, Texas. Saint Augustine’s University President, Dianne Boardley Suber participated on a panel with other Institutional Leaders discussing the success of the college’s athletic program. Watch Video
  • February 16, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Honored at NCAA Convention

    Saint Augustine's University Honored at NCAA Convention Saint Augustine's University was honored along with four NCAA Institutions during the 2011 NCAA Convention held in San Antonio, Texas. Click Here
  • February 16, 2011

    Saint Augustine’s College Community Development Corporation Cuts Ribbon

    Saint Augustine's University Honored at NCAA Convention Saint Augustine's University held a ribbon cutting for 3 of its newly renovated properties as part of a $2.1 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant on Monday, January 31st at 11a.m. Click Here