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College broadcasts live home games

Jan. 17, 2012

alt On January 9, WAUG broadcasted the first live telecast of the Falcons home basketball games. Moving forward, fans can follow home Falcon basketball games via WAUG-TV on Time Warner Cable's channel 168.

The production requires various WAUG personnel and students, which includes WAUG staff and St. Aug students; including sideline reporter Ryan Pittman. Pittman is responsible for pre-game predictions, half-time interviews with the coaches and post game summations.

"The live televised broadcast of the Falcons' home games is just one way in which WAUG-TV 168 continues to be creative with our programming," stated Katrina Dix, General Manager of St. Aug's WAUG-TV. "There is a need to highlight our Institution's athletic and academic achievements. What better way than to start by showing a quality broadcast of the Falcons!"

Click here to view the Lady Falcons schedule. To view the men's basketball schedule click here.

Pictured: Sideline Reporter Ryan Pittman recapping the Lady Falcons victory over Bowie State.

2012 Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society Inducts New Members

Jan. 17, 2012

alt Saint Augustine's University's Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society inducted new members, January 13. The national honor society requires all members to a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least a 3.2 GPA in their major.

"We recognize, sponsor and reward scholastic achievement, exchange ideas and encourage professional development," stated Bianca Vaughin, president of the honor society.

"We have achieved so much so far in our department [Communication department], to be here together and achieve high academics is a pretty big deal," stated current member Sakeeda Freeman, senior communications major.

Pictured: Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society inductees and members, left to right, front to back: Sakeeda Freeman, Jasmine Moore, Bianca Vaughin and Keyona Bryant.

College Upgrades for 2012

Jan. 10, 2012

alt While most of the Saint Augustine's University community was enjoying the holiday break, renovations and updates were being made to the gym and wellness center.

The basketball court in Emery gymnasium was replaced with new flooring for better play and acoustics.

The Center received new equipment due to an increase in attendance , said Wade Harris, director of the Saint Augustine's University Wellness Center.

"The new equipment is part of St. Aug's initiative to better the health of the St. Aug faculty, staff, students and surrounding community," stated Harris.

Pictured: Each newly acquired treadmill come equipped with a personal television screen.

St. Aug Professor Interviews Acclaimed Jazz Musician

Jan. 17, 2012

alt January 13, St. Aug's Professor of the Film & Interactive Media Department, Natalie Bullock Brown interviewed famed musician Branford Marsalis.

The interview encompassed various questions from Black support of Jazz music to Marsalis' work as a music professor at North Carolina Central University. Marsalis also addresses his biggest concerns for America.

Watch Bullock Brown's interview on Black Issues Forum on UNC-TV, Sunday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m.

Photograph courtesy of www.branfordmarsalis.com

St. Aug Inducts Class of 2015 into the Falcon Family

Jan. 10, 2012

alt On the afternoon of January 6, Saint Augustine's University officially welcomed new freshmen into the Falcon family. The ceremony was a culmination of freshmen orientation. It reiterates the University's values, academic expectations and includes the signing of an honor code.

"Pride, class and scholarship is what is expected of you," stated Michael Jackson to the freshman class. "You need to accurately articulate your goals and actively pursue them."

Pictured: Each member of the Class of 2015 was asked to sign the Saint Augustine's University honor code.

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