Category: Passionate

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…

MSMA to feature works of Toccoa artist

The Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art (MSMA) will open Marie T. Cochran: Notes of an Affrilachian daughter in the era of COVID-19 with a February 25 public reception that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through March 25. Cochran is the Lehman Brady Visiting Professor at the Center for Documentary Studies…

Persevering through a Pandemic

Piedmont athletic teams had no problem getting dressed up for the fall season. Finding somewhere to go proved to be a challenge. “Almost impossible,” says athletics director Jim Peeples when asked how difficult it was to schedule opponents in the fall, “and I think that has been a drain on our coaching staff. They were…

Bringing calm to chaos

Callahan serves with veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon Greyshirts are hard charging, take control and get-stuff-done types who bring a sense of calm after a catastrophe. They belong to Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization led by veterans that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response…

Back to busy

In Athens, the Georgia Bulldogs had pulled ahead of Vanderbilt 16-10, but an unanswered touchdown two minutes into the final quarter ultimately put the Commodores in the win column. It was October 15, 2016. Piedmont University senior Gilbert “Bert” Ibarra had attended the game with a couple of lacrosse teammates. Walking back to the car,…