What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Sept. 16-20

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Next week at Augusta University, departments are expanding their efforts to offer students more resources to address their mental health needs and the institution holds Constitution Day to celebrate the anniversary of women’s suffrage. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

How Augusta University is helping students’ mental health

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and several departments at Augusta University are expanding resources to address the mental health needs of the student body. Schedule an interview with Dr. Robert Dollinger, director of Student Health Services at Augusta University, to learn more about the university’s mental health initiatives.

Celebrating women’s right to vote

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which guaranteed the women the right to vote. In honor of this landmark decision, known as women’s suffrage, Augusta University will host a Constitution Day celebration Tuesday, Sept. 17, on the Summerville Campus, with the League of Women Voters hosting voter registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Breezeway. Beginning at 1 p.m., Dr. Elna Green, dean of the Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will give the keynote address at Reese Library.

Multicultural Student Center grand opening

In an effort to continue fostering a more inclusive campus environment, Augusta University’s Office of Multicultural Student Engagement will host a grand opening of the new Multicultural Student Center from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Room 209 in the Jaguar Student Activities Center on the Summerville Campus. The center will feature a lounge area, comfortable study space with computer stations and a conference table for meetings.

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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