Colorful and Commanding: New Spelman Museum Exhibit Enthralls

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“The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art exhibition “Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art” is a striking study of the intricate techniques used to weave, twist, assemble and loop yarn, mesh, plaster, metal, wire, and other elements into an array of colorful and commanding works. On view through Dec. 6, 2014, “Brides of Anansi” brings … [Read more...]

A Cultural Explosion: Opening Season for the Arts At Spelman


From extraordinary voices and exceptional creative minds to incredible acting talents and phenomenal musicianship, Spelman College has always been a haven of artistic fervor. The College’s rare blend of nurture, passion, and rigor continues to make it a sought-after institution for not only those who seek to learn and teach but also for those who … [Read more...]

Alumnae Entrepreneurs Nourish the American Economy

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Entrepreneur is one of those sexy French words that has more to do with patience and perseverance than enterprise and business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the American economic landscape and women play a major role in that picture. According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express Open, there are more than 8.6 … [Read more...]

The Power of Mentoring


If you Google “Spelman College” and “mentoring,” your search will produce 73,200 results. From peer-to-peer to faculty, staff and alumnae-to-student, thousands of examples showcase the depth and breadth of how personalized teaching, advising and guiding are integral to the Spelman experience. The entire College community is so involved in mentoring … [Read more...]

Top Graduates Futures Shine Bright


Amanda Alexander was accepted to Princeton, Columbia, Georgetown, American University and the University of Pennsylvania. She also considered Hampton and the University of Maryland. Instead, the 2014 Spelman College valedictorian chose the sisterhood of a prestigious 133-year-old institution in the heart of Atlanta. “I chose Spelman because I … [Read more...]

Four Faculty Members Get Ready for Their Encore


Collectively they have served 182 years at Spelman, but now four of the College’s beloved faculty members are exiting the academic stage to begin their next performance – retirement. Professors Christine King Farris, LaConyea Butler, Ph.D., Nagambal Shah, Ph.D., and James Gillam, Ph.D., are issuing their last tests and serving at their final … [Read more...]