What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for May 27-31

Next week at Augusta University, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home will honor the nation’s fallen veterans with a Memorial Day Ceremony, and local motorcyclists dressed in costumes will be hitting the road to raise money for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Georgia War to host Memorial Day Ceremony

The Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, in the Charles Esposito Courtyard. The keynote speaker will be Col. John Chu, and there will be a performance by acclaimed trombonist and Augusta University’s jazz studies program director Wycliffe Gordon along with Fort Gordon’s Color Guard presenting colors. This free event is open to the public. For more information, contact Patricia MacDonald at 706-721-2531.

Local motorcyclists ride for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Motorcycle enthusiasts dressed in costumes will meet up at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia at 9 a.m. June 1 for the Roary Rides 4 Kidz event. This annual fundraiser was created by Children’s partners at Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta and will include vendors, raffles and music. Proceeds from this event will benefit Children’s.

Augusta University professor’s artwork to be displayed at Augusta Canal

Augusta University art professor Brian Rust has transformed a pile of old granite into a sculpture titled Stone Boat, which sits at the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area’s Mill Village Trailhead. The 40-foot-long artwork was inspired by the shape of the Petersburg cargo boats that once traveled the canal. The Augusta Canal Authority will hold a dedication ceremony for the public art installation at 11:30 a.m. May 31.

Keep your data secure while traveling

Whether you are traveling for work or for vacation, it is important to secure your information from cyber threats. Shakeel Khan, manager of IT Security Risk and Compliance at Augusta University, is a respected expert available to share tips to keep your data safe when traveling within the country or to international destinations. 

Photo, video and interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts ready to provide timely, informative interviews on topics ranging from cybersecurity to business.

Click the links for photos of the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home  and Stone Boat art project

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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