General Events

Alumni Central

Alumni Weekend is the one time each year when the Alumni Center becomes Alumni Central. Visit Alumni Central to receive your Alumni Weekend packet, which includes your name badge, event tickets, schedules, and area maps. You can also enjoy snack and beverages while catching up with friends, as well as enter to win prizes and giveaways that will be awarded throughout the weekend.

Alumni Central, Health Sciences Campus
919 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 24

Class of 2014 Celebration
The Grove, Summerville Campus
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All seniors graduating in 2014 are invited to join the Alumni Association for a special event full of food and fun celebrating your last year on campus!
Cost: Free
Dress: Casual

History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series
Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Historical Collections & Archives Room
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Greenblatt Library’s lecture series continues! Bill Andrews, Interim Chairman of the GRU Medical Illustration Department, will give a presentation about William Hunter’s book Gravid Uterus. This rare book is considered one of the best anatomical atlases ever published and features life-size drawings. Dr. Leslie Wilkes (MD ’65) presented his copy of Gravid Uterus to the library in February 2013.  For more information, please contact Renee Sharrock at rsharrock@gru.edu
Cost: Free
Dress: Casual

GRU Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners' Concert
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Summerville Campus
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Each season the Concerto Competition Winners' Concert is one of the highlights of the year. It features three of the most talented musicians at the University, chosen by competitive audition.  Each Concerto Winner will perform a solo piece with the GRU OrchestraTo purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at 706.667.4100.
Cost: Free for GRU students, faculty, staff; $5 for general public

Friday, April 25

Drs. Robert and Lois Ellison Lectureship Series
Featuring Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of biotech company EpiBone
Lee Auditoria
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join us for an exciting lecture from Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of biotech company EpiBone. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Tandon speaks on the broad scientific and health care implications resulting from advances in stem cell and tissue engineering.
Cost: Free
Dress: Business Casual

Campus Tour
Departing from Alumni Center, Health Sciences Campus
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Join fellow alumni and friends on a bus tour around campus to see and learn about our historic buildings and landmarks, as well as our new additions to campus. This year’s tour will feature both the Health Sciences and Summerville campuses.
Cost: Free
Dress: Casual

Hard Hat Tour of the J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons
Departing from Alumni Center, Health Sciences Campus
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the newest building on campus. Set to open in August, this building will house classrooms and study rooms for our medical and dental students, as well as a state-of-the-art simulation center.
Cost: Free
Dress: Casual; Flat, Closed-toe Shoes

Summerville Alumni Awards Banquet
St. Paul’s River Room
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Join fellow Augusta College and Augusta State University alumni and friends at the alumni awards banquet, where we will honor the 2014 Distinguished Alumni for the Hull College of Business, College of Education, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Sciences and Mathematics. Enjoy dinner with friends and fellow alumni, and stay after for music and dancing.
Cost: $55 per person ($65 after April 5th
Dress: Semi-Formal

Saturday, April 26

Art Hardy Memorial Golf Tournament
Forest Hills Golf Course
8:00 a.m. Registration; 9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Alumni are invited to join the Department of Respiratory Therapy faculty, staff, and students for a day of golf and fun. All proceeds benefit respiratory therapy student education and scholarship funds. This tournament is open to all alumni, faculty, students, and friends. For more information, contact Art Taft at 706.721.3554 or ataft@gru.edu
Cost: $75 (lunch included)
Dress: Golf Attire

Campus Tour
Departing from Alumni Center, Health Sciences Campus
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Join fellow alumni and friends on a bus tour around campus to see and learn about our historic buildings and landmarks, as well as our new additions to campus. This year’s tour will feature both the Health Sciences and Summerville campuses.
Cost: Free
Dress: Casual

GRU Discovery Sessions
University Hall, Summerville Campus, unless otherwise noted
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Attend one of these great sessions and learn from some of our expert faculty and staff through fun, interactive seminars and discussions.

What’s love got to do with it? | Dr. Gina Hammock
Take a deeper look into the psychology behind the many ways we show love to our romantic partners. 

Swing into Action | GRU Golf Coaches and Players
(Location: Christenberry Fieldhouse, Golf House)
Need some help on your swing? Bring your clubs and get a lesson on how to improve your swing from our golf team coaches.

Real World Economics | Dr. Simon Medcalfe
It’s Up.  It’s Down.  But how does it affect me? Take an in depth look at how the economy affects you on a day-to-day basis.

Cost: Free
Dress: Business Casual

Hard Hat Tour of the J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons
Departing from Alumni Center, Health Sciences Campus
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the newest building on campus. Set to open in August, this building will house classrooms and study rooms for our medical and dental students, as well as a state-of-the-art simulation center.
Cost: Free
Dress: Casual; Flat, Closed-toe Shoes

GRU Discovery Sessions
University Hall, Summerville Campus, unless otherwise noted
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Attend one of these great sessions and learn from some of our expert faculty and staff through fun, interactive seminars and discussions.

I Should Not Have Eaten That |  Dr. Chris Bates
The truth behind food-borne illnesses and a deeper look at food safety.

Medicine in the Middle Ages  | Dr. Wendy Turner
A look at the history of disabilities during the medieval period and the science of how they were treated.

A Walk Down Memory Lane  
(Meets in University Hall)
From its roots in civil war to the technology cyber age, learn about the history of the Summerville Campus on this fascinating walking tour.

Nursing: A Look Back (Location: Health Sciences Building, Lobby)
Join us as we weave in the periods of nursing education as simulated by students in former uniforms and using former teaching techniques, as well as see props from bygone nursing eras. The brief presentation will be followed by tours.

Cost: Free
Dress: Business Casual

President’s Cookout
D. Douglas Barnard, Jr. Amphitheatre Lawn, Summerville Campus
(rain location – Summerville Campus JSAC Ballroom)
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
The President’s Cookout is an old-fashioned cookout for alumni, families, and students to enjoy. This event has plenty of food and fun for everyone with a live band, raffle prizes, and children’s activities.
Cost: Free
Dress: Dressy Casual

Faculty and Student Art Sale
D. Douglas Barnard, Jr. Amphitheatre, Summerville Campus
(rain location – Summerville Campus JSAC Ballroom)
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Student and faculty artwork will be on display at the President’s Cookout and alumni will have the opportunity to purchase these beautiful pieces of art. You won’t want to miss out on these unique gems.
Cost: Free
Dress: Dressy Casual

GRU Discovery Sessions
University Hall, Summerville Campus, unless otherwise noted
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Attend one of these great sessions and learn from some of our expert faculty and staff through fun, interactive seminars and discussions.

Feel the Beat | Christina Mangelly Meimarides
Get moving with this informative and fun intro course to Belly Dancing.

Augusta Through the Ages | Carol Waggoner-Angelton
(Location: Reese Library, Third Floor)
Touch, feel and, see Augusta through the ages with a special presentation from our Special Collections Library.

Marketers’ Secrets:  How We Entice You to Buy All that Stuff! | Dr. Marsha Loda
Learn about some of the strategies marketers use to guide your behavior…right to the cash register!  Understand the “boxes” or categories marketing researchers put you in, and from there, the Big 5 marketing appeals they know will best get your interest. Learn to spot the enticing strategies, and even how to be a better negotiator when you’re agreeing on a new salary or buying that new car.

Back to School: A Look at New Technology in the Classroom
Integrating technology like 3D into the classroom enhances learning. See how the College of Education advances education using these trends, and tour our new technology lab.

Cost: Free
Dress: Casual

GRU Discovery Sessions
University Hall, Summerville Campus, unless otherwise noted
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Attend one of these great sessions and learn from some of our expert faculty and staff through fun, interactive seminars and discussions.

Murder She Wrote | Dr. Kim Davies
Spend some time investigating the subject of murder as we challenge some common serial killer myths.

GRU Across the Globe | Dr. Cindi Chance, Dr. Olaijide Agunloye, and Dr. Denise Lenares-Solomon
Professors with ties to China, Belize, and Nigeria will show how GRU is impacting education across the globe through research and policy-making.

Put a Spin On It | Brian Rust
(Meets in University Hall)
Learn the basics of creating pottery through this interactive intro to pottery class.

Cost: Free
Dress: Business Casual

Alumni Weekend Signature Event
Featuring Ben Stein, Actor, Author, TV Personality
Christenberry Fieldhouse
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Be sure to join us for our second annual Alumni Weekend Signature Event. This year’s event will feature Renaissance man Ben Stein who melds deadpan humor and serious insights on the economy and human nature that will leave everyone laughing and thinking. You won’t want to miss this exciting event!
Cost: $10 for Alumni; $15 for Non-Alumni
Dress: Business Casual

Students Caught in the Act
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Summerville Campus
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A celebratory evening of student performance, Students Caught in the Act is a showcase for student inspired work. Drawing from productions, classes, and outside experiences, SCITA puts our students front and center, allowing them to express their true passion for the theatre.  To purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at 706.667.4100.
Cost: Free for GRU students, faculty, staff; $5 for general public

Alumni After Hours
Augustino’s, Marriott Hotel and Suites
9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Mix and mingle with fellow alumni after dinner and evening events in the bar area of Augustino’s at the Marriott Hotel and Suites. 
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 27

Alumni Weekend Farewell Brunch & Jag20 Awards
Hosted in partnership with the Hull College of Business
Featuring William Taylor, Founding Editor of Fast Company Magazine
Legends Club
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
New to the Alumni Weekend schedule, this must-attend event, will honor the inaugural Jag 20, twenty of our emerging alumni leaders under the age of 40. The event will also feature best-selling author, celebrated entrepreneur, and groundbreaking thinker on leadership and innovation, William “Bill” Taylor.
Cost: $25 per person ($35 after April 5th)
Dress: Business Casual

Students Caught in the Act
Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, Summerville Campus
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
A celebratory evening of student performance, Students Caught in the Act is a showcase for student inspired work. Drawing from productions, classes, and outside experiences, SCITA puts our students front and center, allowing them to express their true passion for the theatre.  To purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at 706.667.4100.
Cost: Free for GRU students, faculty, staff; $5 for general public



 

 

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