What’s Happening at Augusta University? Aug. 22-28

Kevin Faigle

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

This week: A former assistant professor has an art exhibit on display, it’s time to get hyped up about the upcoming year with Jaguar Madness, and new fellowships at the Medical College of Georgia.

Former assistant professor displays her work

The Mary S. Byrd Gallery located in Washington Hall, will host the Artist Talk “Arrival and Departure: Ecological Stories” by Marianna Williams at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. This is in conjunction with Williams’s multimedia work that will be on display through Aug. 31.

This work is presented in tandem with her exhibition currently on view at the 59th contemporary art biennial in Venice, Italy. Williams, who was an assistant professor at AU last year, aims to engage gallery-goers in broader conversations regarding core themes such as environmental loss and growth.

Time to get excited for the new semester

Jaguar Madness and Welcome-Back Bash will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheater on the Summerville Campus.

The celebration features the introduction of the athletic teams, which includes the volleyball team that made the Division II Elite Eight for the first time ever last season, and the men’s basketball team that played for the Division II National Title this past March. Other activities include a live DJ, a rock climbing wall and food trucks.

MCG adds fellowships to help athletes and underserved Georgia

The Medical College of Georgia is offering two fellowships to expand training opportunities in the Department of Family Medicine. The reestablished sports medicine fellowship is focused on helping primary care physicians develop the skills to help prevent and treat sports injuries. A new rural health fellowship aims to train primary care physicians to handle the most common complaints.

“We believe this will make them a more independent, more standalone provider,” said Dr. Dean Seehusen, chair of the MCG Department of Family Medicine, in reference to the rural health fellowship. “For example, if you’re in rural southwest Georgia and you’re told you need to see a dermatologist, you could be in for a long drive, a long wait for an appointment and multiple trips, depending on the issue. If your family physician feels comfortable in taking care of that same issue right there, that saves time, money and frustration.”