Category: Featured

‘Whatever We Can Do to Support Our Students’: Piedmont University Employees Complete Suicide Prevention Training

Employees throughout Piedmont University are now better prepared to prevent suicide after completing Question, Persuade, Refer — QPR — training. “There is a global mental health crisis currently, and at Piedmont University, we feel that whatever we can do to better support our students is worth our time and effort,” said Vice President for Student…

Two Soon-to-Be Piedmont Nursing Graduates Celebrate Recent Job Offers

Two soon-to-be Piedmont University Nursing graduates know where they’ll be working after they receive their degrees — and for both, their new jobs perfectly fit the lives they envision for themselves. “Piedmont’s rigorous nursing program is designed to produce highly qualified, highly sought-after graduates who are prepared to deliver the very best in patient care,”…

Piedmont University Receives Grant to Digitize More than 100 Recordings of Social Activist Lillian E. Smith

With a newly secured grant from the Virginia-based Council on Library and Information Resources, Piedmont University’s Lillian E. Smith Center will digitize more than 100 recordings, most of which haven’t been heard in more than 70 years. “We don’t know what we’re going to find, but we expect that whatever these recordings contain, they will…

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, Wind Ensemble to Perform in April

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles and Wind Ensemble will perform free concerts in April. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bridge, Stein, and other compositions handpicked to showcase their talents during a concert at 4 p.m. on April 10. The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles are comprised of students…

MBA Alumna Is First Director of Engagement & African American Heritage

Piedmont University Master of Business Administration alumna Hope Iglehart has been named Historic Athens’ first director of engagement and African American heritage, a position in which she’ll continue doing what she loves most: discovering and sharing stories from Athens’ rich past. Historic Athens announced Iglehart’s position in January. Historic Athens is a nonprofit organization that…

Piedmont’s First Communication Sciences and Disorders Students Conducting Research with Potentially Far-Reaching Impacts

Piedmont University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program has been in place less than a year, but already its students are contributing research that will help shape the future of the profession.   Next week, at the Piedmont Symposium, the university’s annual showcase of academic research and creative inquiry, two Communication Sciences and Disorders students will…

Largest-Ever Piedmont Symposium to Take Place April 6

The Piedmont Symposium, an annual showcase of academic excellence that has more than quadrupled in size since its inception, will take place April 6 at Piedmont’s Demorest and Athens campuses. “Piedmont Symposium is an exciting day when the entire university comes together to celebrate the work of our students,” said President James F. Mellichamp. “I…

Live Entertainment, Food, Vendors: Piedmont University’s First LionFest Will Take Place April 23

Piedmont University’s first LionFest, a daylong event involving live music, arts and crafts, and food and drink vendors will take place April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Demorest campus. “LionFest is a celebration both of Piedmont University and the Habersham and Northeast Georgia community,” said Craig Rogers, vice president of university…

Piedmont University’s Cantabile, Strings Ensemble to Perform in March

The talents of Piedmont University’s Music programs will be on display during two events planned for late March. Piedmont’s Cantabile, a seven-voice a cappella ensemble, will perform at 5 p.m. on March 29 at the Conservatory of Music.  “Attendees will hear a program focused on cycles. We’ll sing our way through a liturgical year with…

Piedmont University President James F. Mellichamp to Debut Original Commission During April 3 Performance

Piedmont University President Dr. James F. Mellichamp

Piedmont University President and world-renowned organist Dr. James F. Mellichamp will perform a free concert from 4-5 p.m. on April 3 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave. Dr. Mellichamp’s selections represent more than 300 years of musical history and include: Praeludium in E Minor, BuxWV 142Dietrich Buxtehude Two Transcriptions of Instrumental…