Category: Featured

Barq’s Root Beer Collection Featured at Piedmont Art Museum

Join us for “Barq’s Root Beer: A History of Design” at Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on view March 7-April 2. A public reception will be held March 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Introduced in 1898, Barq’s Root Beer originated in Biloxi, Mississippi. Edouard Barq, born in New Orleans, began experimenting…

Piedmont Hosts Northeast Georgia Regional Science Fair This Saturday

Piedmont University will welcome more than 70 middle and high school students to its Demorest campus on Saturday, Feb. 3, as it hosts the Northeast Georgia Regional Science & Engineering Fair.  Students will set up in the Commons to present original research on questions from “What Keeps Apples from Turning Brown?” to “Is Artificial Intelligence…

Piedmont Students Offer Free Help with Income Tax Returns

Piedmont University students participating in a new “Special Topics” course this semester will help community members in Habersham and Banks counties with federal and state income tax preparation at no cost to them. This new course is part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Walker College of Business Professors Jay…

Piedmont Theatre Examines the Role of Women in Vietnam with A Piece of My Heart, Feb. 15-18

The Piedmont University Theatre Department continues the 23-24 Mainstage season with A Piece of My Heart, performing Feb. 15-18. “The play, A Piece of My Heart, by Shirley Lauro, has become the nation’s most enduring theatrical production that deals with the Vietnam War,” according to the VVA Veteran. A Piece of My Heart is the…

Piedmont Was a Lifesaver for UGA Administrator and ‘Pacesetter’ Winner Lawrence 

Roswell Lawrence Jr. is a true believer in the transformative power of education. He gained insight into the need for diverse forms of higher education through experiences as a student and an administrator.  Lawrence graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in general business and accounting and went to work in Alpharetta. When…

MacEwen Reminiscences About Piedmont Four Decades After Graduation

After years of searching, Wesley “Wes” Wansley finally found his old friend, Garry “Mac” MacEwen. They were Piedmont College roommates in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Wes graduated in 1983 with a degree in sociology. He was a baseball player. Mac played tennis for Piedmont and graduated in 1980 with a degree in Middle…

Important Update on Health Inspection at Piedmont Dining

Piedmont University is pleased to announce Piedmont Dining has received a score of 97-A on its most recent health inspection report on January 4, 2024.  Over the past few months, Chartwells has taken steps to sanitize the equipment and work areas, increase their cleaning and maintenance schedules to maintain a healthy cafeteria environment, and held…

Piedmont University Invites Community to Jan. 11 Reception Celebrating the Regional African American Museum

Piedmont University Invites the community to celebrate the Regional African American Museum with a reception at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art on Jan. 11. “Making & Celebrating History: The Regional African American Museum of Northeast Georgia” will be on view Jan. 8-16. A public reception will take place on Jan. 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Both…

Piedmont University Opens the State of Georgia’s First Forensics Academy

Georgia Forensics Academy at Piedmont logo

The State of Georgia, Peace Officers Standards and Training Director Mike Ayers, Vice President of Academic Affairs Bruce Willis, and Piedmont University President Marshall M. Criser III jointly announce the initial recognition of Georgia’s first dedicated Forensic Academy at Piedmont University. On Dec. 14, 2023, in Milledgeville, Georgia, the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council…