Campus News

Arts festival to include Student Spotlight events

In addition to more than 60 previously scheduled events from Nov. 7-15, the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival at UGA will include a series of Student Spotlight events organized by students involved in the arts.

Student Spotlight events, which are free and open to the public, will take place across campus and include theatrical, dance, choral and folk performances, as well as poetry readings, flash mobs and a campuswide, interactive game of Clue.

Kristyl Dawn Tift, who is pursuing a doctoral degree in theatre and film performance in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, coordinated the schedule of nearly 20 Student Spotlight events. Eva Berlin, who is pursuing undergraduate degrees in art history and Romance languages, is coordinating additional performances at Snelling Dining Commons by DJs from student radio station WUOG.

“The arts play a vital role in the personal and professional development of our students, and Kristyl and Eva have once again curated a remarkable series of student events that showcase the talent and creativity that exist on our campus,” said interim Provost Libby V. Morris.

Tift noted more than 1,700 people attended the student-organized events last year, many of whom just happened upon them as they walked to or from class.

“I think that Student Spotlight is an excellent way to learn about what our students are doing,” Tift said. “Hopefully, the events will encourage people to patronize student productions and projects that occur at other times of the year, too.”

The Student Spotlight events complement the more than 60 events of the 2013 Spotlight on the Arts festival. The complete schedule of events is at