Friday, May 10, 2013
The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Presser Quadrangle.
Commencement for Agnes Scott College starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Presser Quadrangle. Nearly 200 students are expected to receive diplomas at the school's 124th commencement. Soledad O’Brien of CNN will give the commencement speech. She is an Emmy-winning journalist who hosted the CNN documentary "Black in America" and "Latino in America." She anchored the CNN morning show "Starting Point" until March. She still works with CNN, but "will produce documentaries independently with her own production company," the Huffington Post reported. In case of bad weather, graduation may be moved into Gaines Chapel. The commencement reception will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Letitia Pate Evans Hall.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The CNN journalist will address the 2013 graduates at the ceremony that starts at 9:30 a.m. May 11.
Soledad O’Brien of CNN will give the commencement speech May 11 at Agnes Scott College commencement ceremonies, the college reported on its Facebook page. The ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. on the Presser Quadrangle. O'Brien is an Emmy-winning journalist who hosted the CNN documentary "Black in America" and "Latino in America." She anchored the CNN morning show "Starting Point" until March. She still works with CNN, but "will produce documentaries independently with her own production company," the Huffington Post reported. The Rev. Dorothy Collin Horne, the minister of congregational life at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte and mother of Senior Class President Sally Horne, will speak at the baccalaureate vespers on at 4:30 p.m. May…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Author Cristina García will read her work and sign books as part of Agnes Scott College's Writers' Festival, the oldest continuous literary festival in Georgia, on April 4 at 4 p.m. in the Winter Theatre, Dana Fina Arts Building.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Police said somebody grabbed a student's phone and camera that she left unattended. The suspect escaped but the student's camera was recovered.
Agnes Scott College police said law enforcement officers with a tracking dog searched for a suspect March 19 after a student's cell phone and camera were stolen. Agnes Scott Police Lt. Guy Antinozzi called it a crime of opportunity. He said the student was working on a project on a patio on South Candler Street, not far from Dougherty Street, and laid her phone and camera on the driveway. A DeKalb County police officer who happened to be in the area saw the male suspect grab the phone and camera, Antinozzi said. Agnes Scott, DeKalb County and Decatur police officers mounted a search, which included a tracking dog, he said. The suspect was tracked to the 700 block of South Candler, where the trail was lost, he said. The camera was recovered…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The college hopes the smells of the campus will entice applicants to commit.
Agnes Scott College is trying a new tactic to attract students: a booklet that smells like the picturesque, tree-shaded campus. As the Chronicle of Higher Education reports, The women’s college, in Decatur, Ga., will soon mail a booklet containing scented pages to its 800 accepted applicants. The smell of pine accompanies a photograph of campus trees. A few pages later, an aerial shot of the Quad comes with a whiff of freshly mowed grass. The idea is to convey the experience of strolling through the campus, especially to students who have yet to visit. Trees are a major feature of the Agnes Scott. The school website says the campus has a canopy of more than 2,000 trees as well as a campus arboretum. That's one reason Agnes Scott recently …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Student's tuba playing and autism will be part of short documentary.
Frequent patrons of the shops and eateries in Little Five Points will recognize Larkin Taylor-Parker, the young woman often seen playing her tuba. What few passersby know about the Agnes Scott College history major is that she is autistic. Taylor-Parker's real-life story, "The Girl with the Tuba," is among a series of shorts in a documentary called "This is Atlanta." The documentary is among a selction of cinematic pieces that will be featured in the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival. According to the festival's Facebook page, the block of short films called "This is Atlanta" will be screened at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Plaza Theatre. A full schedule of films and ticket information is available here. The festival runs March 15-24.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Rev. Joseph Lowery pulled out because of illness. The MLK convocation starts at 2 p.m. Friday in Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College.
Agnes Scott College sent out a message late Thursday about a change in speakers at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day convocation, to be held Friday on campus. The Rev. Joseph Lowery was scheduled to speak but can't do it because of illness. He'll be replaced by C.T. Vivian, a Freedom Rider and civil rights legend. The convocation will be held at 2 p.m. in Gaines Chapel, Presser Hall at Agnes Scott. The legal holiday will be Monday, Jan. 21.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The civil rights leader will be the guest speaker at 2 p.m. Jan. 18 in Gaines Chapel.
Monday, January 14
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, Jan. 21. It's a state and local holiday, meaning schools and most government offices will be closed, but it will be busy. On Friday, Jan. 18, Agnes Scott College will hold an MLK Convocation at 2 p.m. in Gaines Chapel in Presser Hall. The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner and civil rights leader, will speak. Agnes Scott says, A retired minister in the United Methodist Church and the third president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Lowery participated in many major activities of the American civil rights movement. Honored in 2004 at the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, he also …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
In Decatur, trees can be recycled Dec. 28-Jan. 6 at a parking lot near Agnes Scott College. In Avondale Estates, residents can leave trees beside the curb for recycling.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The cities of Decatur and Avondale Estates will be recycling Christmas trees soon. In Decatur, you can once again recycle your Christmas tree from Dec. 28 to Jan. 6 at the parking lot on South Candler Street near Agnes Scott College in Decatur. Cub Scout Pack 134 will pick up your tree for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 5. The pack is sponsored by First Baptist Church of Decatur. Donations are not required but will be accepted. To request a tree pickup by the Cubs, email Tom Atkinson at email@example.com or call/text 404-441-2370. In Avondale Estates, residents can recycle trees by leaving them beside the curb Dec. 26-Jan. 4. On Jan. 5, trees should be brought to Lake Avondale to the old compost area near near Wiltshire Drive and Berkeley …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
He's working on his movie, "Single Moms Club."
A large film crew descended on Agnes Scott College on Thursday as filmmaker Tyler Perry shot scenes for his movie "Single Moms Club." Perry directed scenes in Presser Hall. Students strolled past wardrobe racks and equipment carts as they made their way to classes. He's also obtained permits to shoot at the Fidelity Bank building in Decatur on Dec. 16 and 17, said Katie Abel at Decatur City Hall. Perry filmed scenes last week at the Waffle House in Avondale Estates, a house on Lake Avondale and the Allen Wilson Apartments in Decatur. The website www.movieweb.com says the movie is about single mothers forced to come together after an incident at their children's school. The movie will star Perry, Nia Long, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Zulay Henao …