Year: 2024

Piedmont Art Museum Exhibition Features Ceramics and Textiles by Ashlyn Pope

The exhibit “Ashlyn Pope: A History of Moving Forward” at Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art is a featured part of the Northeast Georgia Arts Tour June 14-16 and will be on view through Aug. 25. A public reception will take place 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. Ashlyn Pope is an artist and educator of…

Piedmont University Hosts 4th Chopin Academy of Atlanta Music Festival

The Piedmont University Conservatory of Music will host the 4th Chopin Academy of Atlanta Music Festival on Sunday, June 23, in the Piedmont University Chapel.  The community is cordially invited to attend.  Admission is free. Since 2021, together with the Chopin Society of Atlanta, Musik21 Conservatory has invited talented young pianists from the metro Atlanta…

Working Mom Among First Accepted into Piedmont’s Forensic Science Graduate Program

Getting from high school into college is a narrow, simple path for many students. For students like Samantha “Sam” Williams, the route is more like a river, with bends and curves. Williams is the oldest of six siblings and the first in her family to achieve a four-year degree. She fit in higher education classes…

After Discovering Learning Disability at Piedmont, Schuerman Pursues Dream of Becoming an Art Teacher

Carmen Schuerman was always a good student despite a lifelong struggle with numbers and mathematics. It wasn’t until she returned to college in her 60s that she discovered her difficulty had been due to a learning disability. At Piedmont University, she learned its name: dyscalculia. People who have dyscalculia struggle with numbers similarly to how…

Piedmont University Graduates and Families Embrace Long-awaited Commencement Traditions

After a journey stained by pandemic disruptions and challenges, many students in the class of 2024 finally had their moment. More than 2,000 friends and family members filled Piedmont University Quad to proudly watch as graduates shook hands with President Marshall Criser III and Board Chair Gus Arrendale and turned their tassels, fulfilling a long-awaited…

Piedmont Nursing Student Recounts Visit to Kosovo Hospital

Last summer, Piedmont University senior nursing student Artizana Hasaj visited her parents’ home country of Kosovo. Artizana observed her cousin, Suzanna, a psychiatric nurse in the Neuro-Psychiatric Unit at the Hospital of Prishtina. “I thought this was a great way to introduce myself to the world of mental health and prepare myself for what I…

Radio Station Named for Beloved ‘Semi-Retired’ Professor Known as ‘DVC’

On May 1, Piedmont University’s Mass Communications Department held its annual MCOM Awards. These awards include fun superlatives for students and faculty, the James M. Cox Jr. Alumni Award, and faculty-selected awards. This year, the alumni award was given to Cale Padgett, class of 2009.   This year was special for the Mass Communications department as…

Forum Communications Earns Top Honors in Hermes Creative Awards Competition for Piedmont University Marketing Campaign

For the third time for its Piedmont University marketing efforts, Forum Communications earned a top award in the Hermes Creative Awards Competition. A woman-owned full-service marketing agency, Forum Communications earned platinum honors for the “Be a Lion. Not a number.” campaign in the Integrated Marketing Campaign category on behalf of Piedmont University. Administered by the…

More Than 400 Students Present at 6th Annual Piedmont University Symposium

The Piedmont Symposium, an annual showcase of academic excellence that has more than quadrupled in size since its inception, was held April 11 at Piedmont’s Demorest and Athens campuses. The Symposium celebrates undergraduate students’ accomplishments in research and creative inquiry. Students apply and must be accepted to participate in the event. “Piedmont Symposium is an…

Piedmont Camerata To Perform April 7

The community is invited to a classical chamber music concert performed by Piedmont University’s resident ensemble, Piedmont Camerata, on Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m. at the Piedmont University Chapel.  The concert will feature Piedmont University’s Artists-in-Residence, Heather-Baird Strachan (violin), Rachael Fischer (violin), Scott Garrett (viola), Ismail Akbar (cello), and Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi (piano), and…