Press Releases

January 23-NEW radio show!

The Office of Marketing and Communications will launch “Falcons at 4” a new radio show on Thursday, January 23 on WAUG-AM Power 750 at 4 p.m. “Falcons at 4” will highlight people, events and news at Saint Augustine’s University. Staff and faculty as well as students and alumni will be featured who are doing great things at the university and in the community. It will air every Thursday at 4 p.m. Individuals can tune in by listening to WAUG-AM Power 750 or online at

Mark your calendar and be sure to tune in!

Professor Janovitz-Freireich invited to participate in workshop in Arizona

Dr. Itnuit Janovitz-Freireich, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Engineering, has been invited to participate in the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013-Plus Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities – Introducing Participants to MPE2013+ Topics. The workshop is scheduled for January 7 – 10, 2014 at Arizona State University.

The workshop aims to introduce researchers who are at the beginning of their careers to each other and to leaders and other sources in the multidisciplinary environment in which mathematical science methods can be used to address problems of the planet in order to lead to long-term contact and collaborations.

The workshop is sponsored by the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science at Rutgers University and Arizona State University and is being supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

2013 Circle of Lights was a Beaming Occasion

A beautifully lit and decorated Christmas tree is a wonderful and jolly way to prepare for the Christmas holiday. The faculty, staff and students of Saint Augustine’s University decorated more than 50 Christmas trees as part of the university’s annual Circle of Lights tree lighting celebration. The tress will be donated to families in the community.

A highlight of the program was a performance by the University Choir. The students sang delightful holiday songs which had the audience singing and full of holiday cheer.

"This annual event is an opportunity for Saint Augustine's University to acknowledge its presence in our community," President Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber said. “We want to do our part to make sure some families in the area have a tree to adorn their home this Christmas.”

Faculty, staff and students competed in a tree decorating contest. The winners for the best decorated tree were ABL Educational Enterprises (faculty and staff) and Tau Beta Sigma (student group). To view photos from the Circle of Lights celebration, click HERE

Biology student wins a recognition travel award

Lauretta Ihenatu, a junior majoring in biology, was recently awarded a Recognition Travel Award from the Minority Affairs Committee (MAC) of the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) for winning the ASPB Award at the recent Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Conference. Ihenatu, who is from Charlotte, N.C., won first place for her oral and poster presentation in the molecular cell biology category.

“Congratulations are in order for Ms. Lauretta Ihenatu,” said Dr. Mark Melton, chair of the School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering. “We are very proud of the professional manner in which she represented the school at the recent Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.”

This award will cover the costs for Ihenatu to attend the Plant Biology 2014, the annual conference of ASPB scheduled for July 12 through July 16, 2014. ASPB will pay for Ihenatu’s round trip travel to Portland, Ore. up to six nights shared hotel accommodation, registration for the meeting, local transportation to and from airports in her hometown and Portland, a modest per diem for food during the meeting and membership in ASPB through 2015.

SAU Business Students Win Galaxy Tablets and a Flat Screen Television

Some Saint Augustine’s University students received Christmas presents early this year. Dr. F. Perna Carter, dean of the School of Business and Technology, hosted a finale reception for the State Farm Financial Literacy/Financial Planning Series. At this event, there were drawings for wonderful door prizes that students were eligible to enter when they attended the Financial Literacy/Financial Planning Workshops/Lectures that were held during the 2013 spring and fall semesters as well as the summer school session.

The grand winners of the Financial Literacy/Financial Planning were as follows:

• Joseph Pelesasa, a sophomore majoring in visual arts, won a 7” Samsung Galaxy Tablet

• Daquan Clark, a junior majoring in sports management, won a 7” Samsung Galaxy Tablet

• Chanel Jones, a junior majoring in computer information systems, won a Beats Solo On-ear headphones

• Jaquan Leary, a sophomore majoring in communication, won a 39” Toshiba LED flat screen television

Several door prizes such as study break snack and “pamper me” baskets were also given during the finale reception. To view photos of the reception, click HERE

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