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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), funds (federal money used to train poll workers

and update voting machines).

The Saint Augustine's University students who attended "Student Lobby Day" were:

Noah Nunn- Sophomore

Tiana Young-Morris- Junior

Anthony Ross-Junior

Zechariah Jackson- Freshman

Jamonica Facyson- Freshman

Click here to watch the students in NBC 17's coverage of the day.

This event was sponsored and supported by: NC Common Cause, St. Aug Student Government Association

(SGA) and the Political Science department.

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 Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Inc. and the American Red Cross.

Pictured: Brandon Houston, an Omega seen here registering a donor.

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. Aug's Film & Interactive Media Department.

Pictured: St. Aug students, Hayden Folgers and David Johnson, conducting an on camera interview after viewing "El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa."

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

April 30, 2012
altSaint 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.

Donna Brazile to deliver commencement address

April 27, 2012
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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 .

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