Lions Pick Up First SIAC Win of Season at Miles

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/13/2014 12:04 PM

Story by Kayla Thomas, SID

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Paine College men’s basketball team defeated the Golden Bears from Miles College 86-68 on Jan. 6 inside of the Birmingham Crossplex. Paine improves to 5-6 with the win while Miles falls to 0-10. Paine is now 1-1 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). 

The Lions scored eight uncontested points to start the game before a total blackout in the Birmingham Crossplex following a hot Kedric Taylor jumper at the basket. After about a 20-minute delay while the lights warmed back up, the Lions got back to the hoop quickly and put eight more points on the board before the first Miles basket. At the half, Paine led 42-23. The Lions led the entire game and they led by as much as 27 in the second half.

Arnis Libazs had a stellar night on the court where he turned in career highs in rebounds, points and blocks. Libazs had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks over 37 minutes of playing time. He also recorded his first double-double as a Lion. Jordan Warner turned in his third double-double of the season with 13 rebounds and 12 points. Kedric Taylor (16), Adrian Caldwell (14) and Kenny Fluellen (11) also scored in double digits for Paine. Fluellen led the game in assists with nine, a career high.

Paine shot 58 percent from the field, 44 percent from behind the arc and 58 percent at the line. Miles shot 38 percent from the field, 35 percent from behind the arc and 63 percent from the line. Terrance Noel was the leading scorer for the Golden Bears with 25 points.

Up Next

LeMoyne-Owen travels to Paine on Jan. 9 to play the Lions at 7:30 p.m. inside of the HEAL Complex.

For additional information on all aspects of the Paine College Department of Athletics, please visit www.paineathletics.com or contact Kayla Thomas at 706-821-8438 or kthomas@paine.edu

 

Guest Column: Football christens new chapter at Paine

Posted by painewebmaster | 01/7/2014 07:50 AM

By George C. Bradley and Ph.D.
Guest Columnist
Augusta Chronicle Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

The state of Georgia, as we know, is home to some of the finest collegiate football players in the nation. Though we have our own professional sports teams to cheer for, a look at any newspaper will show you just how much Georgians care about our college teams. We cherish football – not only for the entertainment value we get from watching games, but for the cultural significance it has come to have in our lives. We rally around our teams; come together with friends and family to cheer them on; and feel a sense of collective pride in our victories, and shared anguish in our defeats.

HERE AT PAINE College in Augusta, our small student-body size gives us a built-in sense of community and pride. For the past 131 years, the college has prided itself on academic excellence, as well as our fantastic athletic teams. Our core missions of academic excellence and social responsibility, and our deep historic roots in the community, have set us apart from the many colleges and universities in the state.

This fall, we had one more reason to celebrate at Paine. For the first time in more than 50 years, the Paine Lions made a triumphant return to the football field – a decision that was announced last fall with the unanimous support of the college’s Board of Trustees. Under the leadership of Head Coach Greg Ruffin, the club team ended the season with an impressive 3-1 record. More impressive, however, was the outpouring of support and excitement from the alumni community and the local community in Augusta.

Our location in the heart of Augusta always has been one of our most important assets and a defining characteristic of our college. We hope that the return of football will see a boost to the local economy of Augusta in the form of sports-related tourism. Investing in the reinstatement of the football program will pay off not only for our student-athletes, but for our home city as well.

Imagine the positive effect that bringing a football team back to our college will have on our already tremendously spirited student body. A football team will increase not only our athletic visibility in the community and the state, but will mean the creation of a marching band and a drum line in the future, crucial aspects of any football program. All of these changes serve the current student body, but also will attract prospective students to our school. Not only will we attract new students, but we are thrilled to give our alumni something else to cheer for.

FOR PAINE COLLEGE, this is about much more than being competitive on the football field. It is about giving our students, alumni and community something else to rally around and to celebrate. It is about the connection and pride that comes from having our own team, regardless of its record at the end of the season.

 

Paine College Honors the Legacy of Human Rights Activist Nelson Mandela

Posted by lsuggs | 12/6/2013 12:27 PM

(Augusta, GA) – Dr. George C. Bradley and the Paine College Community honor the legacy of human rights activist Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black President. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.

“Nelson Mandela was truly a pillar of human rights for nearly five decades.  During South Africa’s apartheid era, the College upheld a policy not to invest with companies and/or entities that did business with South Africa, set forth by our Board of Trustees,” stated Dr. Bradley. “His endeavors for equal human rights had certainly reached across the globe, including here in Augusta, Georgia and at Paine College”.

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

Campus historian, Dr. Mallory Millender also shared his thoughts on Mandela’s legacy and what the world can learn from the activist, “It does not matter how humble or low your status is in life. If you strive for the right things, good will, and have love in your heart, anything can be achieved”.

In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, July 18th, was declared Mandela Day to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: Nelson Mandela, dies at the age of 95.

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Paine College Mourns the Passing of Activist Nelson Mandela

Posted by lsuggs | 12/6/2013 05:06 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Dr. George C. Bradley and the Paine College Community mourns the death of human rights activist Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black President. Mandela died at his home in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013, at age 95.

Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in Mveso, Transkei, South Africa. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to dismantle the country's apartheid system. In 1994, Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa's first black president. In 2009, July 18th, was declared Mandela Day to promote global peace and celebrate the South African leader's legacy.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: Nelson Mandela, dies at the age of 95.

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Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Posted by lsuggs | 11/22/2013 06:41 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club for Girls will celebrate fifty years of service to the CSRA Community on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Saint Paul’s Church located at 605 Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta, Georgia. The celebration is scheduled to begin at 7 PM in the River Room of the venue.

Rosa T. Beard, a Paine College 1942 graduate, was an educator in the Richmond County Public Schools, founder of the Rocket Club and the Rosa T. Beard Debutant Club for Girls. Her life spanned over ninety years with seventy of them actively engaged in making a difference in the lives of young people and in the Augusta community.

The 15th Street Bridge, which holds Beard’s name, was chosen because it was a bridge that Beard traveled for decades. It was in close proximity to her residence, T.W. Josey High School, Paine College, and Shiloh Community Center all, which she spent numerous hours of service.

Beard has been recognized for her service to youth in general, young women in particular and a committed service to the CSRA community and she does so with love, care and the most humble spirit. She is the recipient of the “Dream Keeper Award, the NAACP Presidential Service Award, the "key to the city of Augusta" presented in 2006 by Deke Copenhaver, mayor of Augusta and WRDW -News 12 recognized her for their “Making a Difference” feature. The City of Augusta recognized her with a proclamation for her dedication as a community servant.

Beard was an active and dedicated member of the Paine College National Alumni Association and the Augusta Paine College Alumni Chapter, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a member of the Board of Directors of Shiloh Community Center and Antioch Baptist Church.

Paine College would like to congratulate the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club for Girls as they reach fifty years of grace and selflessness, as they honor the memory its founder, Rosa T. Beard.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption: Rosa T. Beard, Paine College 1942 graduate and founder of the Rosa T. Beard Debutante Club for Girls, established in 1963.

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Paine College Administrator Awarded Grant By Georgia Natural Gas®

Posted by lsuggs | 11/19/2013 04:18 AM

(Augusta, GA) –Paine College’s Dr. Edem Tetteh, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Math, Sciences, and Technology was recently awarded a grant by Georgia’s leading natural gas provider, Georgia Natural Gas®.  Tetteh was honored during the organization’s TrueBlue Community Awards along with 13 Georgia nonprofit organizations.

“On behalf of Paine College,” Tetteh shared, “It is such an honor to be recognized as one of the recipients of the Georgia Natural Gas Community award this year".

Tetteh explained with this award, a service learning program will be designed for Paine College students focusing on energy management.

The students will use the houses of elderly citizens and residents below the poverty line in Augusta as laboratories to learn new methodologies in energy efficiency assessment and waste remediation. “This will be a win-win situation for the students to learn energy, the homeowners to have their houses to be energy efficient” said Tetteh.

All thirteen of the award-winning nonprofit organizations exemplify GNG's commitment and support for children and education, seniors, energy assistance, and environmental sustainability in Georgia. This is the third year for GNG's TrueBlue Community Awards.

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at
(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.


Photo caption:  Dr. Edem Tetteh, recent  Georgia Natural Gas® TrueBlue Community Award recipient.

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Paine College Presents: “ROYAL Steps to Understanding Lupus”

Posted by lsuggs | 10/29/2013 07:57 AM

Story by Destani Barnett, Intern
Paine College Communications and Marketing

Did you know? Lupus affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. However, less than 30 percent of the populations are unfamiliar with the disease. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs). With lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs (“foreign invaders” like the flu). Because lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur. These symptoms may come and go, and different symptoms may appear at different times during the course of the disease.

Feel like there is more to know on this color blind epidemic? Join us as we educate our campus on Lupus and hear from survivor Jade Nealious, who turned her celebration into a movement, ROYAL! The program will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 in the Paine College Student (C.H.O.I.C.E.S Room) at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the Paine College Nurse, Harriett Jones, at 706.396.7644 or via email: Hjones@paine.edu.

“WE DON’T KNOW HOW STRONG WE ARE UNTIL BEING STRONG IS THE ONLY CHOICE WE HAVE….”

 

PAINE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES- CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE: CALL FOR PAPERS

Posted by lsuggs | 09/13/2013 04:35 AM

(Augusta, GA) – The Department of Humanities at Paine College is requesting proposals for the annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to be held on the campus of historic Paine College. The theme for 2013 is “Midwives and Mavericks: Architects, Artists, and Critics of the Renaissance.” The focus for presentations will center on the literature, history, philosophy, art, and music, as well as inter- and cross-disciplinary approaches to the lives, work, and impact of a variety of architects, artists, and critics of the Harlem Renaissance Era.

Possible areas of inquiry include but are not limited to:

  • • Local and regional literatures related to the Harlem Renaissance
  • • Local and regional histories related to the Harlem Renaissance
  • • The philosophies and/or work of midwives such as: Alain Locke, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jessie Fauset, and/or James Weldon Johnson, etc.
  • • Community organizing during the Harlem Renaissance Era
  • • Art, music, and/or drama and the Harlem Renaissance
  • • Marcus Garvey, Literary Garveyism, Garveyites, and the U.N.I.A. Editors
  • • Harlem Renaissance Era journals, newspapers, clubs, and/or salons
  • • Oral histories from the Harlem Renaissance Era
  • • Spirituality, religion, faith, and doubt during the Harlem Renaissance

Proposals/Abstracts are sought in three categories:

  • • Professors, independent scholars, community organizers, artists, and designers
  • • Graduate students
  • • Undergraduate students

Submission Requirements: Individual proposals/abstracts should be no more than 250 words and panel abstracts should be more than 750 words. A clear explanation of the significance of the presentation is requested. Indicate all participants, status (professor, independent scholar, artist, designer, and student) and tentative title/focus of the panel and/or individual presentation.

Proposals/Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday, September 27, 2013. Submit electronically to cladams@ paine.edu or Postal Mail:

Dr. Catherine L. Adams Chair, Department of Humanities

Paine College 1235 Fifteenth Street Augusta, GA 30901

For more information on Paine College, please visit http://www.paine.edu or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at

(706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.

Photo caption: Paine College logo.

Paine College Student Organizations Come Together To Remember 9/11

Posted by lsuggs | 09/10/2013 12:26 PM

(Augusta, GA)- Paine College Chapter of NAACP will partner with Senior Class of 2014 and Student Government Association to host a Candlelight Vigil to remember September 11, 2001.  The vigil is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 8:00am on the central lawn of campus in front of Haygood Holsey. Candles will be given to those in attendance. The Paine College Community and CSRA are welcomed to attend.

“We as student organizations should continue to remember those who we lost during this tragedy. We want to take time out to remember those families who don’t have their love ones with them today”, said Kara Shipp, President of the Paine College NAACP Chapter.

On September 11, 2001, militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters.

“Student Government Association applauds the work that NAACP does and continues to do on campus. I am a proud member of the Paine College Chapter and I am always willing to support in any way I can.” said Jill A. Ballesteros, SGA President 2013-2014.

For more information about the September 11th Vigil, please contact the Paine College NAACP Chapter at (706) 312-4112.

Media are welcomed to attend. Please confirm attendance by contacting Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.

Photo caption l: NAACP logo.

Photo caption ll: Paine College logo.

Paine College Faculty Members Recipients of National $340,000 Federal Grant

Posted by lsuggs | 09/6/2013 10:24 AM

(Augusta, GA) – Paine College is elated to announce Dr. LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis and Dr. Lawanda Cummings’ recent grant from the National Science Foundation for a project proposal entitled, “Understanding Barriers to STEM Education for African-American Women”. The grant, in the amount of $342,899, will be awarded over a three year period.

The current project is an extension of the professors’ multidisciplinary research focused on African-American women, cultural meaning and academic processes.  This project is the result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between Dr. Lindsay-Dennis, Assistant Professor of Education and Dr. Cummings, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the College. Dr. Lindsay-Dennis serves as the principal investigator and Dr. Cummings serves as the co-principal investigator on this project. 

The project will investigate the underlying factors linked to the low participation of African-American women in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  This project will contribute to the body of knowledge about direct and indirect influences on the ethnic minority women’s involvement in STEM career fields.

“We are excited about this collaborative research project focusing on the under-representation of African-American women on STEM career pathways.  It is our goal to help Paine College and similar institutions to create pipeline interventions to address the growing demands of the STEM workforce,” said Dr. Lindsay-Dennis.

Dr. Lindsay-Dennis has been with the College for 3.5 years and worked diligently on grants for programs similar to this new award.  Dr. Lindsay-Dennis received a $15,000 grant from The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in 2011. This grant, Project P.U.S.H. (Propelling Underserved Students into Higher Education), funded a summer initiative to enhance the academic functioning for African-American girls who are at-risk for school failure through mentoring and exposure to curriculum to promote academic functioning. Prior to The Community Foundation for the CSRA grant, Dr. Lindsay-Dennis received her first grant at the College in the amount of $5,200 from the Faculty-Student Research Program just three years ago.  

Dr. Cummings, a relatively new faculty member, also received the Faculty-Student Research Program last year for $5,000 to conduct research focused on mentoring and academic support for incarcerated youth. Her work also includes STEM focused pipeline initiatives such as TREES (Training and Research Experiences in Environmental Sciences) and ESDC (Environmental Science Day Camp) at Paine College. Dr. Cummings was recently funded as a Co-PI by the Department of Energy for the WET-SEED (Workforce Enhancement and Training: Supplying Education and Energy Development) Initiative. Current funding includes a plan to continue both the middle and high school environmental science pipeline programs as part of a multi-focused research and education grant for 1.1 million dollars.

The Paine College Community congratulates its shining stars, Dr. Lindsay-Dennis and Dr. Cummings, on their latest achievement.

For more information about Paine College, please visit www.paine.edu, or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at (706) 821-8322, (803) 524-3195 or lsuggs@paine.edu.

Photo caption: Dr. LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, faculty member at Paine College, recent recipient of National Science Foundation grant.

Photo Caption: Dr. Lawanda Cummings, faculty member at Paine College, Co-PI for the recently funded National Science Foundation grant.