What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Oct. 7-11

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Next week at Augusta University, the Georgia Cancer Center partners with Panera Bread to fight breast cancer and experts in the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences are offering tips to keep your information cyber safe. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

Georgia Cancer Center partners with Panera Bread to fight breast cancer

The Georgia Cancer Center has teamed up with Covelli Enterprise, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, to launch its week-long Pink Ribbon Bagel campaign beginning Monday, Oct. 7, at participating Augusta and Aiken Panera Bread locations in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, the company raised more than $3,000 for the Georgia Cancer Center’s Unite in the Fight Against Cancer Walk, which raises funds for cancer research and patient support services. Schedule an interview with Danielle Covelli, marketing manager for Covelli Enterprises, to learn how this campaign benefits breast cancer patients living in the Augusta area.

Learn cyber safe tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

With hacks and online identity theft, the internet can seem like a dangerous place. But, there are ways you can keep your information safe while surfing the internet. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Dr. Michael Nowatkowski, associate professor in the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Augusta University and senior research fellow for the Army Cyber Institute, offers easy-to-remember security measures to lower your chances of exposure to cyber threats.

Shedding light on America’s homeless LGBTQ crisis

In honor of Come Out for Health Week, Augusta University will host a Come Out for Health: LGBTQ + Homeless Youth discussion at noon Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Greenblatt Library. This event will focus on a recent report from the National Institute of Justice that gives an in-depth look into the nation’s homeless youth who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ).

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 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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