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Alumni speakers are out of this world

An evening with an Apollo 13 duo is one of several events that will make Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Alumni Weekend on April 23-26 an out-of-this-world experience.

NASA speakersThis year’s theme is All roads lead to home, but for NASA legends James Lovell and Gene Kranz, it was a bumpy ride.

Lovell and Kranz will share the roles each played 45 years ago in getting Apollo 13 back home – while the whole world watched – after an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. Their presentation will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus. Click here to watch a video with more details about this program.

Get ready the Signature event by joining GRU for a free screening of the film Apollo 13 on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the D. Douglas Barnard, Jr., Amphitheatre on the Summerville campus. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown on the Health Sciences campus in the Lee Auditorium.

Alumni Weekend features activities for alumni of each of GRU’s nine colleges – the College of Allied Health Sciences, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, College of Dental Medicine, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Medical College of Georgia.

For a full schedule of events or to register, call the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759 or visit grualumni.com/alumniweekend

GRU Alumni Weekend speakers are out of this world

AUGUSTA, Ga. – An evening with an Apollo 13 duo is one of several events that will make Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Alumni Weekend on April 23-26 an out-of-this-world experience. In addition, campus tours, college banquets and class reunions comprise what’s expected to be the university’s largest alumni weekend ever.

This year’s theme is All roads lead to home, but for NASA legends James Lovell and Gene Kranz, it was a bumpy ride.

NASA speakersLovell and Kranz will share the roles each played 45 years ago in getting Apollo 13 back home – while the whole world watched – after an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft. Their presentation will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Maxwell Theatre on the Summerville Campus. Click here to watch a video for more details about this program.

Alumni Weekend features activities for alumni of each of GRU’s nine colleges – the College of Allied Health Sciences, Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, College of Dental Medicine, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Medical College of Georgia.

For a full schedule of events or to register, call the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759 or visit  grualumni.com/alumniweekend

 

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Georgia Regents University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in the state with nearly 10,000 students enrolled in its nine colleges and schools, which include the Medical College of Georgia – the nation’s 13th-oldest medical school – the nationally-ranked Hull College of Business and Georgia’s only College of Dental Medicine. The clinical enterprise associated with the university includes the 478-bed Georgia Regents Medical Center and the 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia. GRU is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institution.  http://www.gru.edu

Speakers announced for Alumni Weekend 2015

The speakers for Georgia Regents University’s 2015 Alumni Weekend have been announced.

wicklineThe university’s Drs. Robert and Lois Ellison Lectureship program, will be held Friday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium on the Health Sciences Campus.  The featured speaker for this event is Dr. Samuel A. Wickline, the J. Russell Hornsby Family Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Medicine, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, and Cell Biology and Physiology at Washington University, who will share his research on “Nanotechnology in the management of heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.”
NASA speakersFestivities will continue on Saturday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in the Maxwell Theatre on GRU’s Summerville Campus with the 3rd Annual Alumni Weekend Signature Event. The speakers for this program will be National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) legends Captain James Lovell and Gene Kranz who both helped land the legendary Apollo 13 after an oxygen tank crippled the spacecraft during flight. The event will also serve to recognize the university’s presidential alumni award winners.

Nita wigginsOn Sunday, April 26, at 11:30a.m. at Legends Club in Augusta, Georgia, world-renowned journalist and GRU alumna Nita Wiggins will serve as the keynote speaker for the Alumni Weekend Farewell Brunch.

In her presentation, “From Augusta, Georgia to Paris, France – my believable successes in journalism,” Wiggins will share her journey to becoming a barrier-breaking sportscaster as well as her views on other topics including the role of women in the American sports industry and the changing landscapes of American politics and society. This year’s Jag20 recipients will also be announced during this program.

Health Center Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for Alumni Weekend. For ticket information, contact the GRU Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759. To register for Alumni Weekend events, visit grualumni.com/alumniweekend 
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