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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.

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.

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.

Alumni Honored During the William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet

Several Saint Augustine’s University alumni and a former administrator were honored during the William Jefferson Jackson Honors Banquet hosted by the Washington DC Metropolitan Alumni Chapter. The honorees included Mrs. Hazel Knight Lewis (Class of 1957); Dr. Elvin R. Jones (Class of 1967); Mr. William Sterling Goodwin (1971); Mr. William Watson Jr. (1979); Dr. Mabel Jones Matthews (former administrator and professor); and Darnell Lambey, who was just graduated in 2012.

“Darnell was recognized as a young alumnus for his commitment and active effort in support of his alma mater and the Washington DC Metropolitan Alumni Chapter Saint Augustine's University," said Debra Samuels, current president of the chapter. “Darnell has been an active member of the chapter since joining in 2012, one month after graduating from SAU.”

The honors banquet was established to recognize area alumni and former faculty and staff for their contributions to Saint Augustine's University, their local chapter, the community and for their personal and professional achievements. The banquet was renamed (posthumously) in tribute to alumnus William Jefferson Jackson.

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