The University of Georgia’s inaugural Spotlight on the Arts festival begins November 3, and the Willson Center will be well represented. The variety of Willson-sponsored festival events will be highlighted by the local premiere of the 2006 feature film “Somebodies”, shot entirely in Athens but never distributed theatrically.
The Willson Center will hold a Cinema Roundtable entitled “Animation, Art, and Careers for UGA Students” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 28 in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center. The discussion will be moderated by Richard Neupert, Wheatley Professor of the Arts and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Theatre and Film Studies in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.
Tough will speak about his new book, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, which is being published this month by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
The Willson Center has a new online grants portal for internal grants. The new system is designed to make the application process, the review process and the management process much more efficient in addition to reducing paper flow.
The Willson Center has added two new senior administrators: Antje Ascheid, Associate Academic Director for Arts and Public Programs, and Stephen Berry, Associate Academic Director for External Grants.