Press Releases

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.

College Hosts Annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Saint Augustine's University | Press Releases | Page 9 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.

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.

Saint Augustine's College Gives Back- 2011 Circle of Lights

Nov. 28, 2011

alt A beautifully decorated Christmas tree is an important part of the holiday tradition for many families. But in these tough economic times, extras like Christmas trees, lights and ornaments might get passed over in favor of buying groceries or paying bills.

We will do our part to make sure some families in the area have a tree to adorn their home this Christmas. We plan to donate at least 50 decorated Christmas trees as part of the annual Circle of Lights tree-lighting celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, on the quadrangle of campus.

Faculty, staff and students will compete in a themed tree-decorating contest. The department or student organization with the best design will win a prize. But the ultimate winners will be the families who get to take the trees home.

"This annual event is just one of the ways that Saint Augustine's University acknowledges its accountability to and presence in our community. Just as importantly, it demonstrates our commitment to the University's core value of community and diversity," President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said.

Pictured: President of Saint Augustine's University, Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber seen at the 2010 Circle of Lights ceremony.

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