What’s Happening at Augusta University? Week of Oct. 3-9

Kevin Faigle

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

This week: Parent and Family Weekend kicks off with a barbecue, music and fireworks, golfers tee it up for a good cause with the Georgia Cancer Center and some students get a chance for a jump start to their career in tech industries.

Parent and Family Weekend kicks off with a cookout

The 19th annual Augusta U Brew-N-Que, hosted by Augusta University’s Summerville Alumni Society is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheater on the Summerville Campus.

The event kicks off Parent and Family Weekend and all proceeds benefit undergraduate student scholarships. There will be live entertainment, a kids’ zone and fireworks at dusk. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate, and can be purchased online.

Tee it up to raise money for the Georgia Cancer Center

The annual Tee Off Fore Tatas golf tournament will be Friday, Oct. 7 at Mount Vintage Golf Club in North Augusta, South Carolina. The tournament is hosted by the Apartment Association of Greater Augusta to benefit the Georgia Cancer Center and breast cancer research. The tournament raised over $42,000 last year and over $200,000 since its inception.

“Each year we have a goal of exceeding the prior year,” said Shelly Martin, chairman of the event. “With the community’s support, 2022 will be the best year yet!”

Connecting cyber and computer science students with tech opportunities

Students in the JAGByte Living Learning Community, managed by the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, continue to enjoy educational activities with local technology and cyber organizations. JAGByte students are able to participate in events exclusive to the LLC, as well as courses relating to their major. They are also able to attend on-site visits to tech companies and organizations such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Center, which can provide firsthand experience.

“When we visit industry partners, the students get to hear personal stories from tech professionals about their own experiences and challenges from when they were in college and in their current work roles. It’s a really unique way to network with industry partners in the local community,” said Wennie Squires, cyber career success coordinator for the Georgia Cyber Center and coordinator of the JAGByte LLC.