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

August 27, 2012 altSaint 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.

SAINT JAMES Gives to the University

August 27, 2012 alt 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.

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. For more information on Hurt, click here.

Pictured: Hurt seen here speaking with a film class.

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, president of Saint Augustine’s University. “This is yet another great measure of a positive student outcome.” SAU graduate, Sakeeda Freeman, was the 2011-2012 Fox’s Rising Apprentice scholarship recipient.

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 students accepted and enrolled at Saint Augustine’s University and, the status of graduates under this program.

President of the University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, is excited about the partnership, “Education takes a collective effort, we welcome such partnerships with other institutions.”

Pictured: Dr. Suber seen here with Dr. Stephen Scott- President of WTCC and staff.

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