Category: Campus News

Piedmont Chapel to Host Organist Louise Bass for Halloween Concert of ‘Wild and Crazy’ Music

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Expressive French pipe organ works from the last century take the spotlight on Halloween in a free late-afternoon concert in the Chapel on Piedmont University’s Demorest campus. Audience costumes are encouraged for the recital, to be presented by Piedmont University artist-in-residence Louise Bass, an organist, collaborative keyboardist, and specialist in 20th Century French music.  The…

Piedmont University to Host Exhibition Celebrating Life, Impact of Art Professor Leroy Young

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Piedmont University will host an exhibition featuring the work of Leroy Young, an art professor who passed away in 2020, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St. in Demorest. Young taught at Piedmont from 2000 to 2008. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam…

Piedmont University is Now on TikTok

Piedmont University is now on TikTok.

Piedmont University is now on TikTok! Piedmont posted its first video on the social media platform on Oct. 1. In the video, Mass Communications Professor Dale Van Cantfort, who also serves as Faculty Senate president, and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Peeples perform the Grace Kelly challenge. Millions of TikTok users have performed the Grace…

Piedmont University to Host Award-Winning Seraph Brass for Oct. 19 Performance

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Piedmont University will host Seraph Brass, an award-winning, all-female ensemble, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the chapel located on the Demorest campus. The performance is free and open to the public. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. Drawing from a roster of the nation’s top female brass players,…

New Student Organization Plans Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) is planning a party.  SOL was formally recognized as a club in February and aims to educate and spread awareness of Hispanic and Latin cultures through student-led presentations, speakers, and celebrations of cultural events.  In April, the organization held…

Piedmont University Theatre Department Presents the Rock Musical Hair

Johnny Goodwyn "Hud" in the rock musical Hair.

Peace, love, and happiness will take the stage this October as the Piedmont University Theatre Department presents Hair, the rock musical that debuted more than 50 years ago. Hair explores themes related to the peace movement of the 1960s that emerged in opposition to the Vietnam War. Director of Theatrical Productions Bill Gabelhausen said today’s youth “have become…

Piedmont Grad Living Professional Dream Come True

Mackenzie Wilcox graduated with her master's degree in Health & Human Performance in July and is now designing a new fitness center. Here, she holds blueprints of the fitness center, which is currently under construction.

Just weeks after graduating from Piedmont University with her master’s degree in Health & Human Performance, Mackenzie Wilcox is living a professional dream come true: designing a fitness center from the ground up. “It’s crazy,” said Wilcox, who graduated in July 2021. “I’m amazed every day that I’ve gotten this opportunity.” Always athletically inclined, Wilcox…

Piedmont University’s Roar Receives First-Ever National Recognition

Piedmont University’s student newspaper, The Roar, is a finalist for the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award, the most prestigious national award for individual work in collegiate journalism. The Roar is one of five finalists for the CMA’s Best Editorial Award, vying against entries from Appalachian State, Baylor University, UCLA, and Vanderbilt.  The Roar was nominated…

National Suicide Prevention Week: Dr. Kathy Robinson Brings Expertise in Suicidology to Piedmont University

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For nearly a decade, Dr. Kathy Robinson has studied suicidology and worked as a suicidologist consultant. Now, she aims to pass her knowledge on to Piedmont University students, preparing them to identify suicide warning signs — and potentially save lives. “One of the myths about suicide is that we shouldn’t talk about it, that if…