Arts & Leisure Round-Up

November 30, 2011 by  

UGA’s journalism college honors Conrad Fink, reads an Athens Banner-Herald headline. The professor was honored as a Grady Fellow for his contributions to the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

St. Mary’s radio station owner dies at home
The Florida Times-Union reports that Jim Steele, owner and president of WKBX FM 106 in Kingsland, Ga., died at his home on Nov. 27. Steele recently donated 265 vintage broadcast microphones to the Peabody Awards program in the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia.

The thanks we owe to mentors like Conrad Fink
UGA Grady College alumnus Kyle Wingfield (ABJ ’01) discusses his experiences as one of Conrad Fink’s students, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA researchers find
An analysis reports that states that have abstinence-only education in public schools have higher teen pregnancy and birth rates than states that have more comprehensive sex education programs, according to The Red & Black.

Alumni lament upcoming demolition of Rutherford Hall
The Red & Black reports that alumni struggle with the University’s decision to demolish a historical dorm filled with many memories. Rutherford Hall will be transformed into a residence hall for the “21st century student” starting in the fall of 2013.

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