Monthly Archives: February 2011

Opera Appalachia Hopes to be Hit Close To Home With ‘An Evening of Mozart’

Opera on a Friday evening – Date Night?!! Yes, “An Evening of Mozart” in John L. Hill Chapel on March 4 is not a misprint.

Georgetown College voice professor Heather Hunnicutt will tell anyone that Friday is the BEST night for music. And, as one-fifth of Opera Appalachia – the new group that will entertain, she said “Mozart would tell you that dinner and a concert is the world’s best date!” The free performance isn’t until 8 p.m., so you’re on your own for supper – but leave room for some operatic treats. […]

By |February 28th, 2011|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off

NBC Sportscaster Tom Hammond Decries TV’s Role in Decline of Character in Sport

For a man who’s been one of NBC Sports top on-air personalities for nearly three decades to say “television is largely to blame for the decline in character in collegiate athletics today” is heady stuff.

But, Lexington’s Tom Hammond, will be just that blunt as Billy Reed’s “Conversations with Champions” guest at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 in Georgetown College’s John L. Hill Chapel. Hammond, who covered Southeastern Conference basketball games for nearly 30 years until two years ago, is the fifth sports celebrity in this fireside-chat series on character, ethics and integrity in college athletics that will be taped for future showing on Kentucky Educational Television. Reed, the host, is Georgetown’s second Executive Scholar-in-Residence. […]

By |February 23rd, 2011|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Pageant-Tested Transfer Mira Baker Uses Voice as 2011 Belle of the Blue

As a transfer student, junior Mira Baker may know fewer of her Georgetown College classmates than most. But, after winning the 2011 Belle of the Blue Scholarship Pageant on Saturday night, chances are a good percentage of the student body knows who this Somerset Community College graduate is now. […]

By |February 22nd, 2011|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off

The Modern Day Slavery Project: Why the Georgetown College Community Should Care about Human Trafficking

A version of this appeared as the cover story in the 2011 Winter-Spring issue of Insights magazine, the alumni publication of Georgetown College.

By Elizabeth D. Sands Wise

It’s not every day that a visitor to the Georgetown College campus finds students chained together outside the cafeteria, standing in solidarity with the estimated 30 million enslaved […]

By |February 14th, 2011|Uncategorized|Comments Off

Year-Long Modern Day Slavery Project Is Educating as it Spreads Campus Wide

Elizabeth Sands-Wise, Writer

It’s not every day that a visitor to the Georgetown College campus finds students chained together outside the cafeteria, standing in solidarity with the estimated 30 million enslaved people worldwide. But that’s exactly where sophomore Katie Sanders, co-president of a new student abolitionist organization, found herself recently. “We […]

By |February 14th, 2011|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off