Category: Arts & Sciences

Piedmont University Art Alumna Is New Manager of Mark of the Potter, Georgia’s Oldest Craft Shop

Piedmont University alumna Joyce Lewallen is the new manager Mark of the Potter, the oldest craft shop Georgia. It’s a position that perfectly blends her passion for art, the education she received at Piedmont, and the life experience she’s had since graduating in 2012. “There’s a Japanese concept called ikigai. When you find the intersection…

Bekah James Enjoying ‘Dream’ Jobs in Theatre Tech After Graduation

It’s a good thing Bekah James didn’t make the East Paulding High School volleyball team, or she might never have had the dream jobs she’s landed since graduating from Piedmont in 2019. James’s current role as entertainment supervisor for Six Flags Over Georgia is one of those jobs. She always wanted to play a role…

Piedmont University’s Rebecca Godwin Implements Student-Centered Strategies Gained During Prestigious Summer Fellows Program

Piedmont University Assistant Professor of Biology Rebecca Godwin recently participated in the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program, where she learned a variety of student-centered teaching strategies that she’s implementing in her genetics course this semester. Already, she is seeing a difference in how her students are responding to her, the coursework, and the assignments ahead. “It’s…

Two-Time Piedmont Music Alumnus Uses Life Lessons — and Recent Deafness — to Inspire Others

In his work as a voice teacher at Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Magnet High School — alma mater of former first lady Michelle Obama — two-time Piedmont University alumnus Micah Dingler strives to impart an important lesson to his students: They are capable of much more than they might think, no matter where they come…

Piedmont University Climbs in U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings

Piedmont University climbed nine spots on U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional universities, ranking at No. 44, compared to No. 53 in 2021. “This ranking is reflective of Piedmont’s commitment to delivering an exceptional educational experience while staying true to our founding mission of ensuring educational access through competitive pricing,” said President…

Two Piedmont University Students Receive Friends of Georgia Radio Scholarships

Two Piedmont University students received Friends of Georgia Radio scholarships at the organization’s first Radio Bash event late last month. Friends of Georgia Radio is a nonprofit dedicated to recognizing the state’s radio history while mentoring and promoting present and future audio professionals. Friends of Georgia Radio held its first Radio Bash on Aug. 27…

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,…

Piedmont University to Host Exhibition Featuring Acclaimed Athens-Based Artist Art Rosenbaum

Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art will host an exhibition of work by acclaimed artist Art Rosenbaum from Sept. 1-Oct. 13. “This is a big exhibition for us,” said Rebecca Brantley, assistant professor of art and director of the MSMA. “Art is a highly regarded artist with a lot of connections in the state. This…

New Programs Added for Fall 2022 Semester

student on a film production set

Piedmont University is offering two new undergraduate programs — film production and accounting — and a new master’s degree in professional counseling beginning with the fall semester. Classes begin Aug. 17.  Film Production Piedmont University’s new film production program is designed to prepare students to take advantage of the state’s reputation as the “Hollywood of…

Piedmont Professors Combine Chemistry and Biology for ABLE Conference

Science professors in a classroom.

Piedmont University chemistry professor Dr. Elaine Bailey and biology professor Dr. Julia Schmitz were in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, in late June for the Association of Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) Conference. Hosted by the University of Victoria, ABLE offered workshops that gave attendees hands-on opportunities to experience a laboratory activity developed for the classroom. All…