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Students “conduct” Hodgson Wind Ensemble for Student Spotlight event

More than 1,000 students, faculty and staff from across campus experienced the Hodgson Wind Ensemble’s “Conduct Us” event on Thursday, a highlight of a daylong Student Spotlight event of the annual Spotlight on the Arts festival.

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Spotlight on the Arts at UGA

Mark your calendars for the 2014 Spotlight on the Arts festival, November 6-14. The schedule to date is at the link below.

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    "The fact that this year's Spotlight festival was so well attended speaks to the outstanding quality of the arts facilities, programming and scholarship on campus.…
    Said: Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in
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    "A lot of our students have never had exposure to the arts before. Giving them this opportunity is the most important thing; we hope to create lifelong lovers of…
    Said: Mary Claire Nixon, a dance teacher at Cedar Shoals High School in during an Experience UGA trip during the Spotlight on the Arts festival
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    “The Spotlight on the Arts festival is an ideal occasion for collaboration between artistic communities in the university and in Athens. The Spotlight •…
    Said: Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and director of the Willson Center in
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    "Each year, the Spotlight on the Arts festival shines a light on the breadth and the quality of arts programming at the University of Georgia. This year's festival…
    Said: Pamela Whitten, UGA senior vice president for academic affairs and provost in Spotlight 2014 press release
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    "Writers do not merely reflect and interpret life, they inform and shape life."
    Said: E.B. White in Paris Review interview, 1969
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    For the past thirty-six years, Philip Smith (who joins the UGA faculty this fall) has presided over orchestral trumpet playing, with a resonant, clarion sound.
    Said: William Robin in The New Yorker
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    It is with pleasure and anticipation that we welcome Sarah Kate Gillespie to the Georgia Museum of Art, where she brings great experience as a teacher and a scholar.…
    Said: William Underwood Eiland, director of the Georgia Museum of Art in announcing her appointment.
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    Sesame Street integrates art and design in to its existing STEM content with the goal of illustrating how art and design can be used to solve real-world problems.
    Said: Jessica Lahey in The Atlantic
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    Participating in drama can produce greater emotional sensitivity among both the actors and, in a performance that projects deep human emotions, the audience.
    Said: Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Education in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution's "Get Schooled" blog
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    Athens is a music town, but it is also an art town. Art is everywhere we go, and the enjoyment of it is free.
    Said: Pete McCommons in Flagpole