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Piedmont’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles to Perform Free Concert Nov. 18

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform the works of Haydn, Brahms, and other compositions handpicked to showcase their talents during a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the Chapel located on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave.   The concert is free and open to the public. Face coverings and social distancing…

Piedmont Athens Student Finds Her Way: ‘I’m Going to Be a Nurse … to Help People’

Some college students enroll knowing their major, their future career, exactly what they will do after graduation. Others need a little more time to make those big decisions. Such was the case for Katy Ogle, who transferred to Piedmont University’s Athens campus in August, and soon realized what she wants to do in life. “I’m…

Piedmont University to Host Georgia Music Teachers Association Annual Conference

Piedmont University will welcome educators from across the state for the Georgia Music Teachers Association’s annual conference Nov. 4-6. “We are thrilled to provide a venue for the state’s music educators to network, learn from one another, and exchange ideas that they will take home and implement with their students,” said President James F. Mellichamp….

Seven of 10 Jackson County Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists Have Piedmont Degrees

What do seven of the 10 semi-finalists for Jackson County Teacher of the Year have in common? They have degrees from Piedmont University. Jackson County announced their semi-finalists for Teacher of the Year in August. They include: Matthew Bolt, an English Teacher with Jackson County High Laura Diers, a teacher at West Jackson Middle Wendy…

Piedmont Professor Co-Authors How-To Article for Faculty Aiming to Increase Diversity in Speech-Language Pathology

The speech-language pathology profession is seeking to diversify its ranks, and Piedmont University’s Dr. Monica Bellon-Harn is the co-author of a recently published article on how colleges and universities can lead the way. Bellon-Harn, professor and director of Piedmont’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, wrote “The Power of Faculty: Transformative Agents of Change for…

Piedmont University Receives $10,000 Gift Toward Construction of Fountain Project

Piedmont University plans to expand the alumni circle located at the center of its Demorest campus to include a fountain, raised gardens, and sitting areas.

Piedmont University has received a third gift toward the construction of a new gathering space on the university’s Demorest campus. To provide current students with a place to socialize and relax, and to celebrate its alumni, Piedmont University plans to construct a fountain surrounded by raised gardens on the quad at the center of the…

Piedmont University Singers to Give Celebratory Performance Nov. 11

The Piedmont University Singers will give their first public performance in nearly two years at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 1021 Central Ave. “The Piedmont Singers last performed in fall 2019, just before the start of the COVID pandemic.  We are thrilled to once again convene this talented…

Piedmont University Presents ‘Walk Two Moons’ Beginning Nov. 18

Piedmont University’s Theatre Department will present Walk Two Moons, a story of abandonment, grief, and identity, beginning Nov. 18. Based on the bestselling Newberry Medal-winning novel by Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons follows 15-year-old Sal and her friend, Phoebe. Sal’s mother left her more than a year ago, and Phoebe’s mother has recently disappeared. The…

Piedmont Honors Outstanding Alumni at Homecoming Ceremony

Piedmont University honored several outstanding alumni during its Homecoming festivities on Oct. 23. In addition to the presentation of Alumni Awards and inductions into the university’s Sports Hall of Fame, Homecoming included entertainment by Atlanta Rhythm Section and Ivan Duke Band, as well as an art exhibit honoring deceased professor Leroy Young. “It was an…

Piedmont Celebrates $25,000 Gift from Georgia Power

Piedmont University has received a $25,000 gift from Georgia Power to support its Lillian E. Smith Center. Area Manager Brent Edwards presented the check to Piedmont President James F. Mellichamp during a visit to the Demorest campus on Oct. 21. “Georgia Power is very committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice,” Edwards said. “We…