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St. Aug to host 2011 Homecoming game on campus

Oct. 10, 2011

alt For the first time in over 40 years, Saint Augustine's University will host a home football game on its campus.

History will be made Saturday (Oct. 22) when the Falcons face Johnson C. Smith University in the first game at the George Williams Athletic Complex. The CIAA contest, starting at 2 p.m., is the centerpiece of homecoming weekend, which starts Oct. 20.

The stadium features a FieldTurf playing surface in addition to a state-of-the-art scoreboard and track surface befitting the person the stadium is named after – George Williams, the school’s athletic director and iconic track and field coach.

The 2004 U.S. Olympic Head Coach, Williams has led his track and field teams to 31 NCAA Division II championships and approximately 150 CIAA titles in his 35 years as St. Aug head coach.

“It is a great thing that we can play on our own campus,” Williams said. “Our students can come out of their residence halls and see the game. Give praise to our president – Dr. [Dianne Boardley] Suber - for this. We give all those involved a big round of thanks, and hope it will be an everlasting relationship between the community, the city of Raleigh and the college.” After playing the previous three home games in Durham, N.C., Head Football Coach Michael Costa is certainly looking forward to this moment. His Falcon teams have played at various off-campus sites in Raleigh, N.C., since football was re-instituted at St. Aug in 2002. “It’s a beautiful thing,” Costa said. “We have been waiting 10 seasons for this. We appreciate the opportunity to showcase our talents to our fans and our alumni and finally have that home field advantage.”

Saint Augustine's College Hosts Candidates Forum

Oct. 5, 2011

alt Saint Augustine's University and Common Cause North Carolina co-hosted a Candidates Forum on Monday, October 3 in Seby Jones Auditorium. The forum featured candidates for the Raleigh mayoral race and City Council, District C, which includes Southeast Raleigh. Each candidate outlined his or her background and platform.

Common Cause North Carolina is a non-profit, non-partisan organization designed to encourage participation in the political process.

Saint Augustine's University is non-partisan and does not endorse any candidates.

The 2011 Municipal elections will take place on Tuesday, October 11.

St. Aug Supports Band Together

Sept. 29, 2011

alt More than 5,500 music lovers attended the 2011 Band Together concert in downtown Raleigh on May 7. Band Together is an organization that annually focuses on raising funds for various local non-profit organizations. The 2011 Band Together concert raised money for Alliance Medical Ministry, an organization that provides health care to uninsured Wake County residents.

Saint Augustine's University served as one of many 2011 Band Together sponsors.

"Saint Augustine's University was a true partner working to expand access to healthcare in our community," said Mendi Nieters, Director of Development for Alliance Medical Ministry. "This spring they provided leadership, volunteers and energy to help promote Alliance Medical Ministry through Band Together. Students even produced a video to raise awareness through the student TV station."

Pictured left to right: Mendi Nieters, Director of Development for Alliance Medical Ministry and Shelley Willingham-Hinton, Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Saint Augustine's University.

Saint Augustine's College Celebrates Constitution Day

Sept. 30, 2011

altThe Division of Social Sciences at Saint Augustine's University observed Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Seby Jones Auditorium. Judge Wanda Bryant, with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, was the guest speaker for the event.

Bryant explained to students the significance of the Constitution in their daily lives and the importance of becoming familiar with the document.

"The Constitution is not just words on a paper," Bryant said. "It's the subject of ongoing discussion and litigation."

President Dianne Boardley Suber challenged students to commit to learning more about the Constitution.

"It governs generations," Suber said. "Imagine a document — a piece of paper — that has that much power. It's something you want to understand."

Office of Marketing and Communication Hosted Social Media Etiquette Seminar

Sept. 29, 2011

alt Saint Augustine's University's Office of Marketing and Communications hosted a Social Media Etiquette seminar Tuesday, Sept. 27. The seminar was the first in the Office of Marketing and Communications' new Lunch and Learn series.

The social media seminar was facilitated by Wayne Sutton. Sutton is an entrepreneur, advisor and technology journalist. He recently co-founded NewMe Accelerator, the first minority led startup accelerator in Silicon Valley, which will be featured on CNN's upcoming "Black in America 4" that airs Nov. 13.

Sutton warned attendees that their content on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites could come back to haunt them if they are not careful.

"How you use social media is important because it reflects who you are, what you represent online and offline, and how people decide to connect with you," Sutton said. "Your social media presence is becoming your new resume, and your online behavior tells the world who you are."

The next lunch and learn seminar is scheduled for Oct. 11. The topic will be Marketing your Program for Success. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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