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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, laptops/desktops, speakers and AV carts • Level 3: Smart Boards, LCD projectors, control panels, laptops/desktops, speakers and AV carts

According to University of Virginia researchers, Smart Board technology enhances student learning and teacher quality. On campus, professors are using the technology to enrich their lessons and share more information with their students.

In addition to the Smart technology, faculty and staff have access to telephone systems, webcams, document cameras, camcorders, response clickers, and Smart Board slates.

All the equipment can be checked out by faculty and staff for classroom instruction, seminars, webinars, conferences and meetings by submitting a technology request form to Carlene J. Morgan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Pictured: Confucius Classroom instructor Cheng Chen uses the Smart Board to demonstrate to her students the proper technique for writing Chinese characters.

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 the question by pointing out the crucial role NC A&T University freshmen played in the 1960 Woolworth Lunch Counter sit-in. "Four freshmen started that movement, just like those students, we have to take ownership... iron sharpens iron," stated Winston.

William Martin, a junior in psychology, sociology and social work expressed a thought provoking perspective on the role students should play in the current movement."Our role should be sticking together. We are no longer fighting for rights, we are now, battling for each other and for unity," said Martin.

Pictured left to right: Panelists Dr. Mary Brown-Scott, Professor Shirlkeymu Winston and Professor Moses Greene.

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

Feb. 6, 2012

alt 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.

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.

St. Aug's Student Government Goes Green

Feb. 6, 2012

alt 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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