News Briefs


Professor Wins NSF Grant to Study Algorithmic Thinking of Middle School Girls Jakita Thomas, Ph.D., associate professor of computer and information sciences, was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program grant, also known as the CAREER award. Dr. Thomas received the award for her project, … [Read more...]

News Briefs


Mario Van Peebles Previews His New Film at Spelman Director and actor Mario Van Peebles stopped by Spelman Nov. 10 to engage with students about the film industry and his new movie, “We the Party.” Also students in the English class of professor Tarshia Stanley, heard from several actors in the film, including Peebles' daughter Maya and son … [Read more...]

Caption a Photo — December 2011


Use the comment box to add your caption. All appropriate captions will be approved. A $20 gift card to the Spelman College Bookstore will be awarded for our favorite.  For more information about the bookstore, please visit them online.   … [Read more...]

‘Tradition,’ Celebrating Musical Works From Years Past


It’s a Tuesday evening in mid-November, and from the parking lot of the Rockefeller Fine Arts Building you can hear the powerful and reverberating voices of the combined Spelman and Morehouse glee clubs. They are rehearsing for the Dec. 2-4 85th Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert. “Welcome Yule,” the collective voices ring. … [Read more...]

SolStar Creates Organic, Eclectic Sound


Listening to the smooth, sultry voice of Zayani (pronounced Zy-yah-ni) Rose Sims, C’2012, can best be described in one word: refreshing. With a sound reminiscent of neosoul singer Amel Larrieux, Zayani, as she’s best known, is living her dream as lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for SolStar, an Atlanta-based band whose mission is to spread a … [Read more...]

Professor Uses Art to Promote Cultural Diplomacy

Student in Panama

In an effort to build bridges of global understanding, each summer, art professor Arturo Lindsay travels with Spelman students to an artist colony in Portobelo, Panama. One of 15 elite artists selected by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Lindsay will once again leverage his artistic talents to promote … [Read more...]

Handling Holiday Depression and Stress


The holiday season can be a time full of joy, cheer, parties and family gatherings.  Nevertheless, for many people, it is a time of self-evaluation, loneliness, reflection on past failures and anxiety about an uncertain future. What Causes Holiday Blues? Many factors can cause the “holiday blues”:  stress, fatigue, unrealistic expectations, … [Read more...]

Career Planning Support Avoids Stress


Gabrielle Horton, C’2012, is in the thick of the law school application process – one she describes as “not for the faint of heart.” And she’s not alone in her planning for 2012. While many seniors are applying for graduate and professional schools, most forward-thinking Spelman students are also applying for employment, internship, summer … [Read more...]

Questioning the Faith Community’s Response to HIV/AIDS

Danielle Augustine - Photo of Myself

In March of 2011, I participated in the Alternative Spring Break program where I traveled to Los Angeles with the Spelman College Bonner Office of Community Service and Student Development. During my time there I volunteered at AIDS Project Los Angeles, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease; reducing the … [Read more...]