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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 Discussions: Ulysses Watkins, Antwoine Coleman, Marcus Spriggs, Dior Lowry, Ashley Nelson,

Brandon Scott, Tasheika Fulmore, Kamya Jabari and Antonio Jones.

Pictured:Shannon DeVaughin, presenting during the 2012 Research Day.

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 of the CDC seen here counseling an interested first time home owner.

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 support students during their undergraduate experience including: annual symposia; tutoring, bridge programs, workshops and colloquia; faculty exchanges; common reading experiences; and summer research experiences.

Pictured: Left to right: Unique Gupton, Joan Higginbotham,- 3rd African American Female Astronaut and symposium keynote speaker and Amber Weaver.

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!

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

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