What’s Happening at Augusta University? Feb. 14-20

Kevin Faigle

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

This week: National recognition for the James M. Hull College of Business’s online MBA program, AU Health Imaging offers a heart screening discount, homecoming week caps off with the crowning of the king and queen, and Augusta University recognizes some of the brightest high school seniors in the CSRA.

Augusta University hosts Black Scholars Recognition Program

The Office of Academic Admissions is hosting the Black Scholars Recognition Program at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Maxwell Theatre. About 50 high school seniors will be honored for their outstanding academic achievement. Dr. Adebayo Onabule, licensed professional counselor and outreach coordinator at Augusta University, will be the keynote speaker.

An Augusta University Certificate of Academic Achievement will be presented to the top three African American students of the senior class from schools around the CSRA.

Homecoming king and queen to be crowned

Homecoming week culminates with the crowning of this year’s king and queen on Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Augusta University basketball games at Christenberry Fieldhouse. The winners will be announced at halftime of the men’s game, which starts at 3:30 p.m.

AU Health offers discounted heart calcium screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. To emphasis the importance of heart health,  AU Health Imaging is offering a quick cardiac calcium screening for $99 throughout February, which is American Heart Month. Normally, the screening costs $150 for uninsured patients.

“The coronary calcium score is a simple and inexpensive test for people that are at risk for heart disease and do not have any symptoms. An elevated calcium score indicates a higher chance for a heart attack that can be improved with strategies such as heart-healthy diet, exercise, lowering cholesterol and treating blood pressure,” said Dr. Vishal Arora, a cardiologist at AU Health.

Hull Online MBA ranked #1

The Hull Online MBA at Augusta University’s James M. Hull College of Business is ranked No. 1 in the nation for the most affordable online MBA by College Consensus. “We’re extremely pleased by this honor since it is not just based on our affordability, but also on the high quality of the program,” said Dr. Richard Franza, dean of Hull College of Business.

College Consensus cites the program offers a wealth of innovative wisdom fused with the best business practices.

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