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Endless International Opportunities await Saint Augustine’s University Students

Saint Augustine’s University’s International Education Week was a week full of endless international opportunities for Saint Augustine’s University to celebrate the benefits of international education. Throughout the course of the week, presenters and professionals from various organizations and industries such as American University, Aramark, Skyware Global, Nomadigo and First Group America engaged SAU students in dialogue and discussions about study abroad opportunities and international professional opportunities. The week ended with interactive classroom demonstrations of the Confucius classroom.

“International Education Week provided opportunities for our students to begin thinking about the potential for international experiences while still in college and career opportunities following graduation,” said Dr. M. Iyailu Moses, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education.

According to Moses, international travel was not on the radar for many of SAU students nor was the thought of international employment.

”The week’s events opened up new vistas of potential activity for them, and some have expressed genuine interest in some type of study abroad or international travel experience in the future,” Moses said. Dr. Bernard Luscans, chair of the Department of International Studies, expressed how important it was for students to interact with individuals who have international experience.

“During the International Education Week, students had an opportunity to discuss with decision makers or fellow students who are actively involved in an international experience.”

International Education Week was a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. It is an effort to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.

Saint Augustine’s University Campus Police sponsored Watch for Me Campaign

Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) Campus Police in partnership with the Watch for Me Campaign educated and promoted pedestrian and motorist safety during the SAU vs. Claflin men’s and women’s basketball game. Through education and enforcement, the Campus Police along with the help of others will work toward increasing safe pedestrian habits by promoting the use of crosswalks and educating walkers on ways they can better interact with drivers. Also, Campus Police will remind drivers of their duty to safely share the roadway, yield to pedestrians in crosswalks and reduce speed in school zones and where conditions warrant. SAU Chief of Police George Boykin III stated, “Our goal is to raise awareness of pedestrian safety on and off campus and also to educate people on relevant laws and to encourage safe behaviors.”

At the game, Chief Boykin passed out wristband lights to fans which were donated by the Watch-For-Me program to promote the campaign.

For more information, visit the statewide Watch-For-Me program www.watchformenc.org

Falcon Basketball is on a Roll!

Saint Augustine’s University opened its men’s basketball season in electrifying fashion on Monday, November 11, 2013. The Falcons defeated the Hornets of Morris College by 20 points in the head coaching debut of Tony Sheals. The final score was SAU 108 and Morris 88.

“Anytime you start the season off winning the first game, it is a priority because you can’t go undefeated unless you win the first game,” said Sheals, with a laugh. “So having my first victory as a Falcon is a proud moment for me, and we hope we can continue to do the same thing over and over again.”

The Falcons will be in good shape if they continue to rebound the way they did Monday. The rebound total is the most in recent memory for the Falcons but is far off the Division II national record of 111 rebounds by Central Michigan against Alma in 1963. Both St. Aug and Morris (47 rebounds) combined for 123 rebounds which was 18 away from tying the Division II record of 141. It is uncertain if the 76 rebounds by the Falcons set a CIAA record.

The Falcons hit the road for their second game. They visit Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. for a 5 p.m. non-conference matchup on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Falcon Basketball is on a Roll!

Saint Augustine’s University opened its men’s basketball season in electrifying fashion on Monday, November 11, 2013. The Falcons defeated the Hornets of Morris College by 20 points in the head coaching debut of Tony Sheals. The final score was SAU 108 and Morris 88.

“Anytime you start the season off winning the first game, it is a priority because you can’t go undefeated unless you win the first game,” said Sheals, with a laugh. “So having my first victory as a Falcon is a proud moment for me, and we hope we can continue to do the same thing over and over again.”

The Falcons will be in good shape if they continue to rebound the way they did Monday. The rebound total is the most in recent memory for the Falcons but is far off the Division II national record of 111 rebounds by Central Michigan against Alma in 1963. Both St. Aug and Morris (47 rebounds) combined for 123 rebounds which was 18 away from tying the Division II record of 141. It is uncertain if the 76 rebounds by the Falcons set a CIAA record.

The Falcons hit the road for their second game. They visit Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C. for a 5 p.m. non-conference matchup on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

The Center for Teaching and Learning has a New Director!

Dr. Sarah Freeman joined Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) October 15, 2013 as the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and chair of the Department of Education. A meet and greet reception is scheduled for Friday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Benson Building, Room 205.

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a series of professional development workshops centered on various aspects of the duties and responsibilities of faculty at SAU. Session topics generally fall within three major categories: rigor, relevance and relationship. The training and resources provided by the Center for Teaching and Learning are designed to assist faculty in expanding their understanding of both the science and the art of effective teaching.

Previously, Freeman served as the director of the Office of Faculty Professional Development at North Carolina Central University and also worked as an educational consultant in the Assessment Development Section of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Her professional teaching experiences include several years as a high school science and mathematics teacher with Wake County Public Schools, an adjunct instructor with Edgecombe Community College and a science and mathematics instructor with the then Saint Augustine’s College Upward Bound Program under the direction of Mr. Antonio Stephens.

She has a B.S. in biochemistry, a MAED in science education and a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in curriculum, instruction and assessment. Her areas of expertise include curriculum development, assessment and differentiated instruction. She has a deep-rooted passion for the educational process and strongly believes that continued growth, learning and understanding are essential for stages of educational development, birth through post-doctoral.

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