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Get ready to Get Wired

Why should you get your work news only on a Wednesday? And in an email, no less.

Don’t you get enough of those? Don’t we all?

Isn’t it time for something better?

We think so.

That’s why on Oct. 1, the Division of Communications and Marketing is changing the way you see your workplace news – forever.

You spoke, and we listened. Weekly newsletters aren’t cutting it. You’re busy – we’re busy – and to keep up with a fast-paced workplace, we need our news to move at the speed of, well, news.

Jagwire is our answer.

Stay tuned to GReport between now and Oct. 1 to learn more about the future of university and health system news and to find out what Jagwire can do for you.

In the meantime, stay the course, colleagues, and get ready to #GetWired.

The Maxwell Theatre welcomes Victoria Vox to the stage Thursday

VicVoxThe GRU Lyceum Series is sponsoring yet another world-class act on Thursday, Sept. 24, with “When the Night Unravels – An Evening with Victoria Vox.” The concert, presented by the Department of English and Foreign Languages, runs from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Maxwell Theatre.

Vox, a Wisconsin native, is world-renowned for her unique and infectious pop-folk-jazz style and the incorporation of both French and English lyrics into her songs.

But to say she’s a talented musician is a huge understatement.

Vox wrote her first song at the age of 10. At 17, she bought a guitar and spent a year abroad in France, where she fell in love with both the instrument and the language, two staples of her current musical career. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2001 with a degree in songwriting, Vox took up the ukulele in 2003, and she’s been busy changing the face of music ever since.

To date, she has held performances in the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

Earlier this year, Vox was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and in 2009, she performed on the “Jay Leno Show.” Her music, which frequently appears in indie films, was featured on NPR’s “To the Best of Our Knowledge” in 2007.

Vintage Guitar Magazine claims, “An undercurrent of toughness, a beautiful voice, great melodies and loads of charm make [Vox’s] unique folk/pop music impossible to resist.”

Tickets for “When the Night Unravels – An Evening with Victoria Vox” are $5 for the general public and free for GRU students, faculty and staff with a valid JagCard.

For more information, contact the Maxwell Theatre Box Office at 706-667-4100.

For Students Only:

On Friday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m., join area high school students for yet another Victoria Vox concert titled “Victoria Vox: un concert en Français.”

This concert, performed in both French and Spanish, and also presented by the Department of English and Foreign Languages, is open only to GRU and EGSC students with a valid student id. Admission is free.

The Cinema Series Presents: ‘The Look of Silence’ (and more…)

In 2013, the Cinema Series at GRU upped its game by hosting screenings of director Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Act of Killing,” a visceral, eye-opening documentary about the individuals involved in the Indonesian killings of 1965-66.

The year before, the “Act of Killing” won best documentary at the 67th BAFTA awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 86th Academy Awards.

This semester, the Cinema Series brings you Oppenheimer’s haunting and long-awaited follow-up, “The Look of Silence.”

A companion piece to “The Act of Killing,” “The Look of Silence” revisits the Indonesian killings with fresh eyes, providing a less shocking, but no less compelling view of the anticommunist purge that defined a nation.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, “The Look of Silence” has been called “profoundly moving” by Variety magazine and “remarkable” by the BBC.

“The Look of Silence” screens on Thursday, Sept. 17, at both 1 and 7 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre.

Free admission to The Cinema Series for students, faculty, staff and the general public is made possible by the Office of Student Life and Engagement and by the generous support of the Westobou Festival.

Dr. Andrew Goss, Chair of Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy will lead discussions following each screening.

Curious to see what else the Cinema Series has in store?

Make time on Wednesday, Sept. 30, for the Augusta premiere of Stevan Riley’s acclaimed documentary “Listen to Me Marlon.”

Part of Westobou’s “Celebrating the Life & Work of Marlon Brando,” “Listen to Me Marlon” uses recordings Brando made of himself to both narrate the story of his life and emphasize the ideas that drove him as an artist and a man. A discussion with the director is set to follow.

“Listen to Me Marlon” tickets are available for $15 for advanced purchase, $20 for day-of purchase and $45 for VIP access. Tickets for faculty, staff and the general public are available both at the Westobou Box Office at 1129 Broad St. and online at

Tickets are free for college students and $5 for military personnel. (*This offer is only available at the Westobou Box Office at 1129 Broad St).

VIP access includes preferred seating at the screening and a reception with Stevan Riley.

Need more Marlon?

“Celebrating the Life & Work of Marlon Brando” continues on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Maxwell Theatre with free screenings of two of Brando’s finest films – “On the Waterfront” (2 p.m.) and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (4 p.m.).

Two vastly different takes on the idea of the blue-collar antihero, Tennessee William’s Southern Gothic classic “A Streetcar Named Desire” and the union drama “On the Waterfront” represent much of what defined Brando as an actor – namely his dynamic characterizations and his ability to lose himself inside a role.

For more information on “Celebrating the Life & Work of Marlon Brando,” visit

For more information about The Cinema Series, visit

Get pumped for the Pink Pumpkin Party!

Have you ever pondered what a world without breast cancer would be like? Perplexed by the lack of a cure?

Then perhaps the Pink Pumpkin Party is right up your proverbial alley.

Put on your best pink attire and join us on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Maxwell Theatre for a fun-filled day of music, face-painting and pumpkin-decorating competition in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Think you have the design chops to pull-off the best pumpkin in show? Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners, and the cost of participation is $15 (which includes the cost of decorations). All proceeds will benefit the GRU Breast Cancer Support Group.

Those interested in participating can register here. Registration ends Sept. 22.

Have a child who also wants to participate? Don’t worry. There will be plenty of mini-pumpkins on hand just waiting to be prettified!

In addition to the festivities, the GRU Breast Cancer Team will be on scene for a meet and greet and are more than willing to answer any of your breast health questions.

This event is open to the public, so come party with us and help us put a stop to breast cancer forever!

For more information about the Pink Pumpkin Party, contact Chavone Hollimon at

To see a full listing of the GRU Cancer Center’s community events, visit


Upcoming golf tournaments offer something for everyone

In the mood for a good game of golf? Looking for a fun way to spend time with family and friends?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Coming up near the end of September are three very exciting opportunities for local golfers and golf enthusiasts alike.


3rd Annual 12Bands Classic – Sept. 22

Starting off the festivities on Tuesday, Sept. 22, is the 3rd Annual 12Bands Classic. Held to benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, this four-man-scramble tournament  is sure to prove both fun and entertaining.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Jones Creek Golf Club with a shotgun start to follow at 1 p.m. The fee to register is $600, but covers the cost of all four players, green fees, carts, tees, range balls and lunch.

Awards will be given for the longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and for tournament winners. Mulligans are $5 each, with a max of four available per player.

For more information about the 12Bands Classic, contact Ash Smith at 706-650-6000 or


2015 GRU Urology Golf Tournament – Sept. 26

On Saturday, Sept. 26, the 2015 GRU Urology Golf Tournament kicks off at the Gordon Lakes Golf Club in Fort Gordon. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Door prizes will be given away for golfers, and raffle tickets will be sold (prizes to be announced).

A portion of all proceeds from this event goes to the Prostate Cancer Foundation through the “Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer” program.

In addition to prizes from Arnie’s Army for the “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive” contests, local sponsor Taylor Hyundai is hosting another Hole-in-One Contest. The prize? A brand new car.

For more information about registration or sponsorship fees, click here.


The GRU Faculty & Staff Golf Tournament – Oct. 3

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Forest Hills Golf Club, a beloved (and hilarious) Augusta tradition continues with the return of the annual GRU Faculty & Staff Golf Tournament.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., served up alongside a continental breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m., with lunch to round out the day.

There’s fun for everyone in the tournament’s beginner-friendly, team-focused format. And, as evidenced by some of last year’s scores, this event is not strictly for seasoned golfers, so everyone is welcome to participate.

The cost to participate is $35.

Keep in mind though that all participants must register by Sept. 30. Those interested in playing (including family of faculty/staff members) are encouraged to register at the following link as soon as possible:

Noon Arts Concerts return, and they’re looking for performers

noon1Can you dance? Can you act? Do you play an instrument, recite poetry or sing?

Do you have a talent you’d like to show off? If so, you’re in luck.

The performing arts are returning to the Health Sciences Campus with a special series of Noon Arts concerts.

We are currently seeking students, staff, faculty and retiree performers for the next Noon Arts concert (to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3).

If you are interested in performing, please contact Tricia Perea at before Sept. 30.

IGRU: Community Giving

We started off strong, but let’s keep the momentum going!

This year’s IGRU kickoff events brought in more than $250,000, which is up 20 percent from last year’s first-day total, but we’re not done yet.

Come join us for a “sweet treat” to celebrate our success so far, this Friday, September 11 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Summerville campus, main entrance
  • Heath Sciences campus, corner of 15th and Harper Streets and the J. Harold Harrison M.D. Education Commons lawn

Still need motivation? How about a new video to really drive the message home?


2015-16 GRU Basketball season tickets now on sale!

Georgia Regents University Athletics has released the season ticket plans for the 2015-16 Jaguar Basketball season! Fans can now purchase them by contacting the main athletics office off of Wrightsboro Rd.

Current GRU students and current or retired GRU faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with a valid university ID.


Contact the GRU Athletics Office (706) 737-1626 or email

For the eighth straight season, Jaguar Basketball fans can purchase their season tickets and select reserved seats in Christenberry Fieldhouse prior to the tip-off of the season.

Season ticket booklets are available for $100 to non-Jag Club members and are offered for $75$50 and $25 to Jaguar Club members – depending on the buyer’s specific membership level. The season ticket booklets will include 21 tickets.

A new addition this year is that each ticket within the booklet will be designated to a specific game. There will be a designated ticket for all 17 home games inside the booklet, as well as an additional four miscellaneous tickets to be used at any home game.

All current GRU faculty and staff, as well as retired GRU, ASU, GHSU and MCG faculty and staff can purchase season ticket booklets (maximum of two) for $25. All retirees must get a valid JagCard from the Jag Card Office on the Summerville Campus.

Note that all current and retired GRU faculty and staff and all GRU students are admitted to home games for free with a valid university ID.

Jaguar Basketball fans also have the opportunity to designate a reserved seat of their choice for $25. Those fans who are interested in maintaining their current reserved seat or purchasing one for the first time should contact the GRU Athletics ticket office at 706-737-1626 or email Karen Long ( by Friday, Oct. 9.

All general-admission seating during the 2015-16 season at the box office is $8 for a single game and $10 for a doubleheader (women’s and men’s game). Senior citizens, along with non-GRU students, will be admitted for $7. All GRU students will continue to be admitted free with a valid student ID as well as faculty and staff.



  • $100 for non-Jaguar Club members (21 tickets in season ticket booklet)
  • $75, $50, & $25 season ticket booklets will be offered to Jaguar Club members depending on the membership level
  • $25 for current GRU faculty and staff (maximum of 2 ticket booklets)
  • $25 for retired GRU, ASU, GHSU and MCG faculty and staff (maximum of two ticket booklets)
  • $25 for a reserved seat (reserved seat holders must notify Athletics to retain their current reserved seat by Oct. 17)


  • $10 per doubleheader (two games)
  • $8 per single game
  • $7 for senior citizens, non-GRU students, and current and retired military personnel
  • Free for current GRU faculty and staff and for retired GRU faculty and staff with a valid ID

*Attending a single game on a scheduled doubleheader is still $10 for admission

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