Twenty-four government scholarship students from Kano State began various undergraduate degree programs at AUN this semester. They arrived in Yola on Monday, February 3, to register for the spring 2014 semester which kicked off mid-January.
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It was party time for Coach Robert Gayus and his team at the end of the final game in the maiden AUN Female Volleyball tournament. The Stallions emerged victorious after successive 2-set defeat of pre-tournament favorites, GGSS Yola.
Stallions started the game with an impressive pace, ball possession, and better command on the court, while their GGSS opponent struggled to earn points in both sets.
Even though they had being touted to take the trophy following their performance in previous rounds, the GGSS team flopped to the dismay of their supporters and Coach Yusuf Nathaniel. They fell by 25 - 20 in the first set, and further by 25 - 13 in the second.
Stallions led by team captain, Jennifer Emejuru shone on the court in each set, as they played with finesse and total control before an appreciative home crowd including President Ensign, who made it to the match venue to give them support. In the end, the team was all smiles with players Nneka Oringamje, Marilyn Elechi, and Chidinma Ukwungwu, rushing over to greet their supporters.
But the fun wasn’t all for players, Coach Gayus was also excited at the prospects ahead of his ladies following their brilliance in the game. "The team we played today is a better team. But the only thing we did was to destabilize their coordination and we succeeded; we played with a lot of confidence, focus, and it worked for us.”
Stallions Captain Emejuru also shared her moments of happiness with our reporter. “. … sometimes we lose confidence in ourselves, but I feel happy that we buckled up and had a lot of team spirit.”
Seventy-five new students took the oath of allegiance and absolute integrity at spring 2014 pledge ceremony held on Friday, January 17. Parents and relatives, friends, and the entire AUN community joined in pledging to the ideals of absolute integrity.
A welcome dinner was held on January 16 for new students and their parents and relatives at AUN Club.
New students have been urged to come up with problem-solving ideas that will help to address some of the challenges facing the continent. The charge came in a paper entitled "The American University of Nigeria, A World Class University Focused on Excellence, Integrity, and Service" by President Ensign.
Spring 2014 orientation for new students and parents kicked off in earnest on January 15 with a flurry of activities for the newcomers. The first-year students, accompanied by their relatives, trooped into the Commencement Hall at 10:00am to the warm embrace of faculty and staff volunteers.
Scholars from the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), Abuja, seeking contact with universities, research institutes, and industry in Nigeria’s Northeast have approached AUN for partnership and involvement in the goals of the academy.
Parents shared in the excitement of new students at becoming part of the AUN Community when they met with faculty and management at a Meet-And-Greet Reception held on January 15.
AUN’s next-door neighbor, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Yola, has become the third tertiary institution in the Adamawa capital to benefit from its knowledge sharing in e-resource evaluation. Thirty faculty members, with their college Provost Abubakar Salihu, attended the three-day training program in e-resource use spearheaded by AUN Library Director Amed Demirhan.
The Graduate Admissions office announces its spring 2014 recruitment for Post-graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Both programs are for qualified applicants nationwide.
The MBA@AUN prepares graduates to enter the increasingly interrelated global business environment with a balanced mix of intellectual, theoretical, professional, and practical experience. Applicants with non-business first degrees are required to take the PGDM, which will prepare them to pursue the regular MBA.
Announcer: Professor John Leonard, Dean, School of Graduate Studies.
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