What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Feb. 17-21

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A moment from Homecoming 2018.

Next week at Augusta University, the Jaguar spirit will light up the campus as Homecoming 2020 kicks off, and local high school students will get a glimpse into the first-year experience of college life as an undergraduate. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

The Jaguars gather for Homecoming 2020

Students and alumni of Augusta University will get to show off their Jaguar spirit during the institution’s annual homecoming week beginning Feb. 17. With the theme focused on the fashion and music of the early 2000s, activities will include a comedy show, a step and dance competition, Homecoming coronation and a block party in downtown Augusta. View a list of the university’s Homecoming 2020 events and look back at the school’s Homecoming celebration over the years.

Augusta University to host Undergraduate Preview Day for local high schools

Dozens of area high school students will get a taste of college life when they visit Augusta University’s Summerville Campus for Undergraduate Preview Day on Monday, Feb. 17. Activities from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. will include tours of the undergraduate housing at Oak Hall and breakout sessions on financial aid tips and college admissions.

A look into the life and work of novelist, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison

In honor of Black History Month, Augusta University will host a panel discussion and screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, an intimate documentary about Morrison’s life, work and the countless people she inspired. This free event will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Maxwell Theatre. Learn more about the university’s upcoming Black History Month events.

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.

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Danielle Harris

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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