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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.

St. Aug Students Canvas the Oakwood Community

Feb. 6, 2012

alt During the 2012 Founders Week Community Service Day, the Sociology Club of Saint Augustine's University collaborated with Habitat for Humanity's "Brush with Kindness" program to gather vital information on elderly Oakwood locals.

Habitat for Humanity's A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is an exterior home preservation service that offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping and minor repair services for homeowners in need.

College Celebrates 145 years of academic excellence!

Jan. 24, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University kicked off their 145th Founders Week celebration, Sunday, January 22 in the historic chapel with chapel service. Reverend Michael Battle was the speaker for the occasion. Battle spoke on the University's founders and how they thought of the future when founding the institution. "I think about those founders 145 years ago, they were thinking about you... and the things that would be today," stated Battle.

The Founders Week celebration will run through January 29. Events will include a wreath laying ceremony in tribute to the St. Aug founders, a Founders Day brunch, Honors Convocation and much more!

Click here to view the entire list of events for the 145th Founders Week celebration. Check out the 2012 Founders Week photo gallery by clicking here.

College Celebrates 145 Years of Academic Excellence

Jan. 30, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University celebrated 145 years of academic excellence January 22 through January 29 during Founders Week. Founders Week is a time when the University pays homage to the past, celebrates the present and plans for the future. This year's celebration included various annual events such as the Wreath Laying Ceremony in honor of the University's founders and the Classy Hat/Bold Tie Luncheon.

The University also celebrated with new events such as the candle lighting ceremony and the inaugural honors convocation. The University recognized more than 450 students for excellent academic achievement during convocation. Honors convocation featured Dr. Charlie Nelms, Chancellor of North Carolina Central University.

Founders Week concluded Sunday, January 29 with chapel service. Bishop Michael Curry served as the keynote speaker, he spoke on the "importance of letting your light shine." To view pictures from all the events click here.

Saint Augustine's College Remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan. 24, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University and its Division of Social Sciences facilitated a program in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday, January 19.

"The competition is different. You don't get a chance just because someone wronged your ancestors or because there is a quota to fill or simply because you showed up," stated Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of Saint Augustine's University. "You have to be better, ready and prepared."

The keynote speaker was Orage Quarles, III, president and publisher of the News and Observer. Quarles spoke on the importance of university aged people during the Civil Rights movement. Quarles went on to encourage students to make a difference. "You have to make a difference in your life, at St. Aug and in the community in which you live, " stated Quarles.

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