Arts & Leisure Round-Up

November 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Arts & Leisure Round-Up

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UGA’s Peabody Awards Issues 71st Annual Call for Entries, reads a PRNewswire headline. The deadline to submit original broadcasts, cablecasts and webcasts is January 13, 2012.

Writing on the Wall: ‘Innovative’ street art creates, destroys
The Red and Black profiles graffiti artists, including Toast, a local artist who is also a University of Georgia employee.

Blood drive competition pits University students against Tech donors, pint for pint
UGA’s Students for the American Red Cross co-hosts a blood-donating competition between UGA and Georgia Tech, The Red and Black reports.

Boyd lecturer speaks on importance of photography in conservation work
The Red and Black reports that National Geographic photographer Mattias Klum delivered the 2011 Boyd Lecture, titled “The Big Picture: Communicating Conservation in a Complex World.”

1 for 1 fundraiser aims to help hungry Athenians, an Athens Banner-Herald headline reads. Barnett Shoals Road Chick-fil-A owner Matt Kirby gives away one hot chicken sandwich for every sandwich bought at his store.

Campaign aims to improve UGA’s recycling rate
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that UGA students facilitated the UGA Recycling Awareness Day this week to boost the university community’s recycling participation.

Korean authors discuss publishing limitations overseas
UGA’s comparative literature department co-sponsored “Encounter 2011: A Bilingual Reading with Korean Authors” an event featuring two Korean authors reading excerpts from their short stories and answering questions, The Red and Black reports.

Arts & Leisure Weekly News

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Art Legend Reveals Work at the Georgia Museum of Art

The Georgia Museum of Art will be showcasing their latest exhibit of the creative works from art legend, Lamar Dodd. Never-before-seen pieces of his artwork will be revealed to the public. Students, faculty and aspiring artists who have walked the halls of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia will be pleased to see the 100 drawings, paintings and watercolors that will be on display.

Recent Study Shows an Increase in Narcissism Among College Students

“We’ve got lots of data on college students,” said Kevin Campbell, head of the University of Georgia’s psychology department and researcher who found college students to have an increased documented amount of American narcissism. Egos have inflated and research shows that young Americans like themselves perhaps a little too much.

Terry College of Business Students Inspire, Lead and Motivate 

Terry’s Leonard Leadership Scholar’s Program junior class has teamed with the Garnett Ridge Boys and Girls Club to provide assistance, development and service. Scholars in the program aid in creating an environmentally-friendly atmosphere for students at Garnett Ridge along with mentoring students through several initiatives including establishing a youth leadership program.

Principal Trumpeter of the Philadelphia Orchestra to Teach at University 

World-renowned trumpeter, David Bilger, is among one of several new faculty members to the University of Georgia as he will serve as a visiting professor for the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He will spend the next two years continuing to play for the Philadelphia Orchestra while taking on the responsibilites as a visiting professor of trumpet — awarded to him through the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professorship in the Arts.

Fall Concert Preview 

Athens is known for the tunes chiming from every corner and downtown venue in the classic city and with school now back in session, the tunes have returned and will be bouncing of the stages! Check out the line-up for some of the bands and performances that will be rocking away this fall. 

Three New Board Members Join the Peabody Awards Staff

The distinguished Peabody Awards of the University of Georgia and Grady College has added three new board members to aid in deliberating and deciding the “best of the best’ in electronic media productions. Eddie Garrett of Chicago, Marquita Pool-Eckert of New York and N. Bird Runningwater of Los Angeles are among the newest board members to aid in this selecting the recipients of the prestigious award. 

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