Press Releases

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.

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).

Pictured: President Dianne Boardley Suber addressing the audience.

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 Annual Research Day were: Ms. Roxanne Smith- First Place Ms. Ariel Brown- Second Place

This event was sponsored by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Pictured: Anthony Harris, seen here presenting his research project, "How to Solve Sudoku with Mathematics."

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

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 importance of voting in the upcoming election.

"The Political/Informational Forum was held to give students, faculty, staff and the community an opportunity to engage in dialogue with the candidates and to hear from those representing NC in general, but the candidates representing District 38 specifically," stated Doris Bullock, Assistant Vice President of External Affairs.

The forum was hosted by Cash Michaels, Editor and Chief Reporter for the Carolinian Newspaper and Pam Saulsby, Artist in Residence and former News Anchor for WRAL-TV.

This event was sponsored by the Student Council of Political Action.

Pictured: Congressman David E. Price giving remarks.

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