As part of the observance of the annual International Day on Monuments and Sites, the College of Environment and Design and the UGA Athletic Association will present “UGA—The Heritage of Sport” April 11 at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
Open free to the public, the program and one-day exhibit will explore the impact of sport on students, faculty, alumni and fans throughout UGA’s history.
The program will include a video produced by the UGA Athletic Association and written by Loran Smith, associate director of public relations and development for the Athletic Association.
A panel of speakers, moderated by Smith, will explore the heritage of sport in the nation, state and at UGA. Panelists include Verne Lundquist, CBS sports commentator and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Sports at the 37th annual Sports Emmy Awards; Tony Barnhart, UGA alumnus and sports broadcaster; Vince Dooley, former head football coach and director of athletics at UGA; and Danny Sniff, director of academic partnerships in the College of Environment and Design. A reception will follow the program.
The program also will feature a special exhibit on the heritage of sport at UGA produced by the special collections libraries.
Organized by the Master of Historic Preservation Program in the College of Environment and Design and the UGA Athletic Association, the program and exhibit are co-sponsored by UGA Libraries and the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.