Press Releases

Raleigh Police Department Visits Campus for Recruiting

Dec. 2, 2011

alt Members of the Raleigh Police Department visited the campus of Saint Augustine's University on Friday, December 2, to attain pictures for their upcoming recruiting materials.

All 3 visiting officers are alumni of St. Aug and deem the University and local HBCUs invaluable. "Our local colleges are producing graduates who go on to become officers" stated Officer Sharpe. "However, we are in need of minorities. We are doing a lot of recruiting at local HBCUs in hopes of fulfilling this need."

For more information on employment opportunities with the Raleigh Police Department click here

Pictured left to right: Sergeant K. Williams (c/o '94), Officer Cathey (c/o '89) and Officer Sharpe (c/o '04-Gateway).

St. Aug Students to be Featured in WRAL Documentary

Nov. 29, 2011

alt On the evening of November 29, several of our Film & Interactive students were featured as extras for a WRAL documentary, produced by Clay Johnson. "6,149 Days" is based on the Gregg Taylor story, the man who was convicted of murder in 1993 and exonerated of that crime in Feb. 2010.

Our Film students include David Johnson, Miles Valentine, Dante Sellers, Aupenda Simmons, Jasmine Glen, Eric Umstead, and April Qualls. These actors will receive on-screen credit, and on-screen casting credit will include Ellen Shepard, Assistant Professor of Film. This documentary is being filmed in the historic district of downtown Raleigh.

"Being able to participate in the taping was such an intriguing experience." stated Sellers, "I am glad my professor provided me this opportunity."

Pictured: Dante Sellers, Senior,Theater and Film major, setting up lighting for a scene prior to recording.

The Lady Falcons Return from Hawaii

Nov. 28, 2011

alt The Lady Falcon basketball team left Honolulu, Hawaii, Sunday, November 27, after taking part in the 2011 Oahu Classic basketball tournament.

While in Hawaii, the Lady Falcons played in two tournament games. The Falcons fell to NW Missouri University 79-67 on Thursday, November 24. However, they bounced back from their loss by defeating Chaminade 65-58 on Friday, November 25.

In addition, the ladies experienced Polynesian culture by participating in a Luau and visiting historical monuments such as Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. They gave back to the Hawaiian community by reading books and visiting with children in the Children's Cancer Hospital.

College Hosts Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Saint Augustine's University | Press Releases | Page 8 Dec. 2, 2011

The Saint Augustine's University campus came alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays during the annual Circle of Lights tree-lighting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 1. The event is the University's way of acknowledging the beginning of the season and reinforcing its commitment to being good neighbors in the community. This year's Circle of Lights was particularly special for President Dianne Boardley Suber. The event coincided with her 12th anniversary at the University. 

The trees, decorated by faculty, staff and student organizations, will be donated to local outreach organizations, including Wake County Human Services, Wake County Guardian Ad Litem, Lost Sheep Ministry and Interact.
The winners of the Circle of Lights tree-decorating contest were: first place, baseball team; second place, Campus Activities Board; and third place, the president's office.

Click here to see photos from the 2011 Circle of Lights celebration.

Saint Augustine's College Gets New Signage

Nov. 28, 2011

alt Saint Augustine's University recently made some changes to the historic campus with the replacement of building signage. The first building to undergo the change is Delany hall. The first phase of the process is to complete all buildings that surround the quadrangle of campus.

All signs are equipped with either lighting or reflective lettering for increased visibility.

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