JASHN - India Nite 2011

Annual ethnic event by Indian Student Association.
Come join us for a delectable dinner followed by a fun filled evening of entertainment, amusement, cultural displays.

Tickets available NOW at
TATE student center,
Campus Life Business Office,
Cashier's Window.

You can order them over phone @ (706) 542-8074

or get in touch with

Ankit Agarwal at (409) 273-0115
Ekhlas Sonu at (706) 201-7578

Tickets will be sold at the venue too.

Prices as follows:

Students: $8
Non-students: $10
Kids (5-12): $6
Kids under 5 enjoy the event for free!

See you on April 2 at Clarke Central for Jashn!!!


Athens Twilight Criterium

APRIL 29-30, 2011

The 31st Anniversary Athens Twilight is a professional cycling event and festival fun for fans, families, and racers. The weekend kicks off on Friday the 29th with the UGA/Twilight Jazz Festival and Food Court and the Grid Qualifiers, where you can get an up-close-and-personal view of the best cyclists in the country.

Saturday morning at the Twilight features the Twilight 5K run/walk, The Gambler bike ride, kids criterium, kids zone, and a bmx competition. Return back on Saturday for the Terrapin Twilight Criterium, culminating with the Women's Pro Criterium and Men's Terrapin Twilight Criterium.
More here


Raffia, Frontier's cat is missing!

I hope she has been found by now, but if not, keep your eyes peeled!

HELP! Raffia, the beautiful store kitty at Frontier is missing! She was last seen Wednesday night. We're all worried about one of our favorite Downtown pets. If you see her, or know anything about where she may be, please call Frontier at 706-369-8079. Please repost.

Author's Forum & Georgia Writers Hall of Fame

Melissa Faye Greene and UGA alumna Natasha Trethewey, along with posthumous honorees UGA English professor James Kilgo and songwriter Johnny Mercer, will be inducted into the 2011 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame during a ceremony Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. in the Rotunda of the UGA Miller Learning Center.

Preceding the induction is an author’s forum on Monday, March 21 at 4 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center Reading Room. Greene and Tretheway will participate, along with English professor Judith Ortiz Cofer and Phil Williams, recently retired assistant dean for public affairs in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, both inducted in 2010. English professor Hugh Ruppersburg will moderate.

Directions & parking info are here


Online Genealogy Research

Be Savvy about Your Online Genealogy Research

On this day, we'd like to encourage you to sign up for the Heritage Room's free class, Genealogy on the Internet, on Thursday, March 17th, from 10am-1pm here in the library's Educational Technology Center.

This class introduces the many and growing resources for researching your family history online, and includes handouts that provide descriptions of the various sites available and their offerings. Time to explore on your own and ask questions is provided in the last part of the session. These resources are not limited to Georgia, or even to the United States. This class is not intended for beginners in computers or genealogy.

The class is free, but space is limited, so registration is required. Call us at (706) 613-3650, ext. 350, or email us at heritageroom@arlsmail.org to reserve your space. We hope to see you there!


Vote for your favorites!

Flagpole wants to know where you like to go. Vote for your most treasured for each of the categories. Then we will let everyone know what the Athens locals like most about their beloved town. Voting deadline is March 16th and the Favorites will be announced in the April 13th issue of Flagpole. Ballots will be accepted ONLY if they include name, phone number and email address. Only one ballot per person.



The HOPE scholarship and Jason Carter’s debut

The HOPE scholarship and Jason Carter’s debut

Students tossed out of HOPE debate  | ajc.com

If, as the reports elsewhere suggest, students are being arrested, this suddenly gives a whole new light comparing Atlanta to Madison or Cairo
Students tossed out of HOPE debate | ajc.com

MFA exhibit

Denton Crawford ...

The Lamar Dodd School of Art Galleries are proud to host the 2011 MFA Exhibition, which features our largest group yet of graduate students working in all variety of media that address contemporary issues in the fine arts. Some are traditional in image or media, others are challenging the notion of what art can be. Their work is the culmination of many years of exploration and will flood building on River Road and its galleries with their vision and insight. The 2011 MFA Candidates include Sarah Heath, Craig Hawkins, Layet Spigner Johnson, Denton Crawford, Sarah Jo Laurentius, Melissa Walter, Haru Park, Steven Abadie, An Phm, Janie Askew, Alessandra Croquevielle, Helen Davis Farmer, Marie Porterfield, Julia Estelle, Allen, Taylor Duggan Robenalt, Douglas Barnett Barton, Rebecca Caroline Rugg, Leslie Burns, David C Savino, Jacqueline Nicole Davis, Charles Arthur Westfall, Grey Fairchild, Hatidza Mulic, and Jody Fang.

Helen Farmer ... Julia Allen ... Jackie Davis ... Melisa Walter ... Marie Porterfield ...

More info here

Bypass is closed

You may want to check 511 before traipse around the bypass aka loop 10.


For Immediate Release Contact: Teri N. Pope
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Office Phone: 770-718-3924
9 a.m. Cell Phone: 404-274-6436


WHERE: Athens, State Route 10/Atlanta Highway eastbound at Epps Bridge Road

WHY: Water main break along the roadway – water company employees are on the scene working to shut off the water main now.

WHAT: SR 10 east has all lanes closed to traffic. Vehicles are being merged into one lane and slowly driving through the area on the paved shoulder of SR 10.

WHEN: Once the water is turned off Georgia DOT Engineers will inspect the roadway for damage and if needed develop a repair plan. There is no estimated time for the lanes of SR 10 eastbound to open to traffic.

Additional updates will follow.

Georgia DOT urges travelers to call 511 for updated information about this or any other construction project on interstates and state routes. Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides real-time traffic and travel information statewide, such as traffic conditions, incidents, lane closures, and delays due to inclement weather. Callers also can transfer to operators to request assistance or report incidents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More information is available at www.511ga.org.


Former Coaches Have Fond Outlook on Old Teams

Former Coaches Have Fond Outlook on Old Teams: "ATHENS – Pete Herrmann and Philip Pearson don’t remember if they said anything funny to each other during the pregame handshake."