Stories this week include: Augusta University raises awareness of sexual assault and more national recognition for the Master of Public Administration program.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Augusta University Title IX Office, in collaboration with several campus partners, is hosting events to raise awareness of sexual assault and educate communities on how to prevent sexual violence. One of them is the annual Clothesline Project that will be on display April 11-29. This initiative displays T-shirts that feature messages and illustrations designed by survivors of sexual assault or allies of sexual violence prevention.
The initial set up will be from 9-11 a.m. Monday, April 11 at the Health Sciences Campus, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Summerville Campus and 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Christenberry Fieldhouse. There will also be a clothesline setup at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12 at Allgood Hall on the Summerville Campus. The Clothesline Project will remain on display through April 29.
Augusta University’s MPA program gains more national recognition
Augusta University’s Master of Public Administration program is ranked in the top 50% of the Best Public Affairs Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The MPA program ranking increased by 33 points from a year ago.
“For the first time in the history of our program, we have been ranked high enough to become a badge-eligible school,” said Dr. Wesley Meares, director of the MPA program and an associate professor of political science in Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
“While we’ve always known we have a high-quality program, this is just a signifier of the hard work of our students, alumni and faculty, in getting the name of Augusta University out there and showing everyone the great work we do.”
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