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Monday, November 12, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson are expected to attend.
The second annual Carolyn Young Mentor Walk will be held Saturday at Agnes Scott College. According to the Mentor Walk website, The walk encourages students to envision life beyond high school – one in college, technical college, or with other opportunities. College students and adults are encouraged to engage younger students in conversation about their futures and why school can be cool while walking. Agnes Scott students are actually trained as mentors for the day using suggested strategies and topics – and some they have come up with themselves. For many school children, it is their first time on a college campus. The 1.5 mile walk goes around the Agnes Scott campus, by the Oakhurst Community Garden, the college observatory and …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
The first day of classes is Wednesday at the women's school.
The annual arrival of Agnes Scott students occurred over the weekend. They registered Monday and today and will start classes on Wednesday. Here's the calendar for the 2012-13 year at Agnes Scott, according to the college website. Fall 2012 August 29, Wed. -- First Day of Classes September 3, Mon. -- Labor Day Holiday October 11-14, Thurs.-Sun. -- Fall Break November 21-25, Wed.-Sun. -- Thanksgiving Break December 10, Mon. -- Last Day of Classes December 11-12, Tues.-Wed. -- Reading Days December 13-18, Thurs.-Tues. -- Exams January 4, Fri. -- Grades due Spring 2013 January 15, Tues. -- Students Arrive January 21, Mon. -- Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday January 16, Wed. -- First Day of Classes March 9-17, Sat.-Sun. -- Spring Break March 29-…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Agnes Scott College named Stacey Abrams, the Georgia House minority leader, to the college board of trustees.
State Rep. Stacey Abrams, minority leader in the Georgia House, is one of five new members to join the Agnes Scott College Board of Trustees Abrams represents Georgia House District 84, which will become House District 89 when redistricting becomes effective Jan. 1. District 84 now includes part of Oakhurst. The other new members of the board of trustees are Gail S. Glover, Jake B. Schrum, The Reverend Elizabeth “Lib” Simmons and Bernie Todd Smith. Tawana K. Ware has joined the board as the newly elected president of the Alumnae Association. Here's what Agnes Scott had to say about the new members of the board of trustees. Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 84th House …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The theme is "Innovative Strategies for Business Growth."
DeKalb County will hold a Small Business Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall at Agnes Scott College. This year’s theme is Innovative Strategies for Business Growth. The college is at 141 E. College Ave., Decatur. The county says, The 2012 DeKalb County Small Business Summit is a part of the county’s ongoing effort to promote the growth and development of small businesses in DeKalb County by providing information to help businesses gain access to capital, identify public and private resources, and network with other companies. Small business owners attending the summit will hear from professionals on topics, including “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Entrepreneurship,” “Retooling for Small …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The college will renovate Campbell Hall, the old science building.
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has given Agnes Scott College $6 million to renovate Campbell Hall, which has been vacant since 2003, and turn it into classrooms and student residences. The college said, The planned renovation will create state-of-the-art academic and instructional facilities on the ground and first floors and suite-style rooms for up to 96 students on the second and third floors. Built in 1951, Campbell Hall served as the college’s science building until the opening of the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center in 2003. Campbell Hall’s renovation is a part of Agnes Scott’s new residential sector plan to renovate key facilities in preparation for the college’s planned enrollment growth over the next few years. The Saporta …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Bradley Observatory at the college will be open for viewing. You'll probably be dead the next time Venus in Transit happens, so watch it on Tuesday evening.
A little after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5, residents of our area will have an opportunity to witness one of the rarest predictable celestial events: a transit of Venus. Often referred to as the "Evening Star" or "Morning Star," Venus is the brightest natural object in our sky after the Sun and the Moon. As the second planet from the Sun, it's closer to the Sun than the Earth is. A "transit" of Venus occurs when Venus passes between us and the Sun in such a way that we can see Venus's silhouette backlit by the Sun's brilliant light. It last happened in 2004, but it won't happen again until 2117. Unless you plan to shatter some human longevity records, this is probably your last chance. Were Venus either large enough or close enough to block…
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Faculty and staff volunteered at locations around Decatur.
On May 17, Agnes Scott College held its 10th annual Community Day. College employees spent the morning volunteering at places around Decatur, such as the Decatur City Cemetery, LifeLine Animal Project, MedShare, the Global Village School and PAWS Atlanta. Agnes Scott kindly shared these photos with Decatur Patch.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Kay Krill tells graduates that career opportunities have improved for women.
ANN Inc. CEO Kay Krill told Agnes Scott College graduates last weekend that women's career opportunties have improved, but they still have not achieved equality in compensation. The college website described Krill's commencement address on Saturday: “When I graduated from Agnes Scott, the professional workforce was very male dominated, and today, 35 years later, we have achieved equality in the workforce, but not parity in compensation,” Krill said. “We now hold 54 percent of management positions, which has doubled from 1980, but sadly, female CEOs represent only 3 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. “The path was paved for all of you by the many assertive, smart, passionate women who wanted to make a difference, who wanted to …
Friday, May 11, 2012
College to hold baccalaureate on Friday, commencement on Saturday.
Expect plenty of traffic and proud parents around Agnes Scott College Friday and Saturday as the school holds its 123rd commencement. Below is the schedule for the next two days, courtesy of the college website. Baccalaureate Vespers Friday, May 11, 4:30 p.m. Presser Hall, Gaines Chapel Baccalaureate Vespers Reception Friday, May 11, 5:30 p.m. Front Lawn (Rain location: Letitia Pate Evans Hall) Commencement Saturday, May 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Presser Quadrangle (Rain location: Gaines Chapel) Commencement Reception Saturday, May 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Letitia Pate Evans Hall, Main Dining Room and Terrace Kay Krill, the CEO of ANN Inc. and an Agnes Scott grad, will deliver the commencement address. Some of the previous speakers have been …