Month: August 2022

Suicide Awareness Month: Piedmont University Counseling Services Is Ready to Help

September is Suicide Awareness Month, and Piedmont University’s Counseling Services department is reminding students that they have a wealth of resources available to them during times of crisis — or even during times of day-to-day stress. “We’re here, and we’re ready to help our students with any difficulties they may be facing, whether that’s through…

Piedmont University to Host Famed Vienna Boys Choir for Performance Oct. 29

Piedmont University will host the Vienna Boys Choir, the world’s most storied and celebrated children’s choral group, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave. Tickets are $25 and are available at piedmont.edu/vbc. “We are thrilled and honored to be able to present the…

Piedmont Helps Former Pharmacy Tech Become Nurse

Before becoming a Piedmont student, Marcus Buffington was a nationally certified pharmacy technician for CVS for eight years. After that, he took his pharmacological skills to the emergency department at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Buffington was something of a detective in the ER, tracking down a patient’s medications when it appeared they might…

Piedmont University Invests in Faster, Safer, More Reliable Internet Service

Piedmont University students will enjoy faster, safer, and more reliable internet service this semester. “This is a substantial investment in campus technology and will make a big difference in the students’ academic experience,” said Chief Information Officer Greg Jackson. Last week, Piedmont personnel completed the installation of 260 Wi-Fi access points across both the Demorest…

Piedmont University Alumna, Student Team Up for Storytelling Initiative; First Event Aug. 26

A Piedmont University alumna and student have teamed up to bring positive change through storytelling. Karen Shayne, who graduated from Piedmont in 1988, and Caleb Rogers, a mass communications major who will graduate in December, met on campus earlier this year, during Shayne’s exhibition of UNTOLD: The Campus Diaries, a storytelling project dedicated to raising…

Piedmont University Welcomes First Neuroscience Majors

This semester, Piedmont University is welcoming its first class of Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience students.  Each of the students say the degree — and Piedmont — fit just right. The class includes: Cooper Williams, of Lilburn, Georgia, who was intrigued by neuroscience after watching her mother work with a neurologist. Mary Beall, of Macon,…

Piedmont University’s High-Impact Practices Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Piedmont University’s work to provide students with hands-on, real-world learning experiences has caught the attention of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Piedmont is featured in a special publication by The Chronicle titled “Reimagining the Student Experience, How Colleges Can Help Students Connect, Belong, and Engage.” The Chronicle is a national leader in higher education journalism,…

Student Clubs & Organizations Fair Set for Aug. 18

As the new academic year gets underway, Piedmont University Student Life and Leadership invites students to a Clubs & Organizations Fair Thursday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Commons.  More than 40 groups across a wide range of interests provide opportunities for social interaction, service to others, and exploration of subject matters…

Two Piedmont University Alumna Receive Foundation for Excellence in Public Education Awards

Two Piedmont University alumna are recipients of the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education’s 2022 teaching awards. Based in Athens, the Foundation for Excellence in Public Education encourages, recognizes, and rewards excellence in the Clarke County School District. Earlier this summer, the Foundation announced its 2022 teaching and staff awards. All total, $17,000 were awarded…

Piedmont University Announces 2022-23 Fine Arts Events, Including Performance by Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir, acclaimed Georgia-based artists, the debut of two new ensembles, and a pair of student productions are among the fine arts events planned for Piedmont University this year. Piedmont has released its full 2022-23 fine arts schedule. “In the School of Fine Arts, our mission is to provide both high quality arts…