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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…

After Busy Weekend, Mystic Hall Is Officially Home for First Class of Residents

Mystic Hall, Piedmont University’s largest, newest, and most modern residential facility, is officially “home” to its first class of students. Mystic was scheduled to open at the start of the fall semester, but was delayed by unforeseen labor shortages and supply chain issues. Over the weekend, Piedmont University students, employees, and supporters got to see…

Pro Musica Orchestra, One of Two New Piedmont University Musical Ensembles, Makes Its Debut Sept. 23

The Pro Musica Orchestra, one of two new Piedmont University musical ensembles, will make its debut this Friday, Sept. 23, with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave. Pro Musica is comprised of more than 30 professional musicians, including several Piedmont University faculty members. “These are…

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…

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…

Piedmont University Professor, Student Co-Author Study Accepted to International Academic Journal

Piedmont University’s still-new Communication Sciences and Disorders program continues to make a name for itself, this time with a study to be published in The Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Journal, a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, international publication.   The article, titled “A cross-sectional descriptive analysis of speech, hearing, and feeding in YouTube videos: A brief communication” was co-authored by…

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…

Mystic Hall to Open on Sept. 17

Mystic Hall is ready for occupancy! Piedmont University’s newest and largest residence hall was scheduled to open in August. However, due to unforeseen labor shortages and supply chain issues, the opening had to be delayed. Construction is now complete, and Mystic Hall’s first residents will move in on Sept. 17. Residential Living staff members have…

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…