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Augusta University celebrates

Values Week
Nov. 7-13, 2022

For a designated week each fall, Augusta University joins with the entire University System of Georgia to remind ourselves of our commitment to foster an ethical culture and to highlight our shared institutional values.

We share the USG’s commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in pursuit of its mission to create a more educated Georgia. As Georgia’s public academic medical center, we also commit to the highest ethical standards in our delivery of health care and health care education to our patients and students.

From Nov. 7-13, Augusta University will be "Celebrating our Values" and join the other 25 USG institutions in promoting activities related to shared core system values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect.

Values Week Events

Join us for activities that focus on our institutional core values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusion, leadership and integrity.

Collegiality

Jag Pride Day

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7

Students can stop by one of two locations to receive a Values Week T-shirt, a special treat and/or a limited edition Values Week laptop sticker.

Locations: Jaguar Student Activities Center Breezeway and outside of the Health Sciences Student Center

Integrity

Research Compliance Town Hall: "Does This Policy Apply to Me?”

12-1 P.m., Monday, Nov. 7

A scenario-based, interactive discussion of policies that are applicable to the research community. Hosted by Laura Meyer Chapman, director of research ethics and compliance, and Chris Melcher, general counsel.

Location: Microsoft Teams

Leadership

“Not Without You” Presentation by Brennan Francois

9-10 A.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8

Brennan Francois, chief diversity officer for AU Health, will speak virtually on how difficult challenges and messy situations are better managed (and even overcome) through a commitment to include everyone’s unique gifts.

Location: Microsoft Teams

Excellence

Screening of The SixTripleEight

3:30-5 P.M. a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8

In 1945, the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only all-female, all-Black Army battalion sent to World War II and Europe to clear a backlog of 17 million pieces of mail. This documentary honors their work.

Location: Coffeehouse of the JSAC

Inclusion

A Retrospective of Civil Rights for People with Disabilities

10-11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10

This presentation from Testing and Disability Services will reflect on the history of the disability rights movement, from legislation ensuring the rights of people with disabilities to advocates who took up the cause for inclusion, accessibility and equal access for all people.

Location: Microsoft Teams

Compassion

Blanket Drive

Nov. 1-22 During Building Hours

Spread comfort and joy to AU Health patients by donating blankets to the Center for Patients and Families. Blankets must be new (homemade items cannot be accepted) and can be any size, pattern or fabric.

Drop-off Locations: Greenblatt Library, Reese Library and Annex I

Jaguar Nation is filled with strong and compassionate individuals demonstrating the highest levels of leadership and integrity. Thank you, Jaguar Nation, for giving us all an example to live up to and for the value you provide to our institution.

Dr Keel

Brooks A. Keel, PhD
President, Augusta University

Value Added

woman physical therapist and male patient practicing exercises

Physical therapy professor embodies ‘pro bono publico’ through service to community

"Dr. Johnson's commitment to the pro bono clinic is changing patients' lives and impacting our PT students who have the opportunity to participate in the care of this underserved population,' said Colleen Hergott, DPT, chair of the Department of Physical Therapy.

Woman smiling

Nursing professor teaches students ‘compassion, love and loyalty’

“As a nurse, the reason why I do what I do is I want to be able to look at you in in the hospital and I know that I prepared you to be a nurse.”

Woman and man smiling

First-generation students pave the way for families’ futures

“There is a great sense of pride, especially for parents of first-generation college students, when they see their children successful and happy," said Reena Patel-Viswanath.

Augustus, the mascot

Animation students create video inspired by ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ for TAG Day

Animation students created a short video for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement encouraging TAG Day donations.