Friday, December 15, 2006

Atlanta Pride Festivities 2006

(OPENPRESS) June 21, 2006 -- Atlanta Pop Sensation Spring will kick off the 2006 Altanta Pride Festivities being held at Piedmont Park June 23-June 25. Spring's performance is very upbeat and creates an instant party atmosphere. She will hit the stage on Friday June 23, 2006 at 6:30 PM immediately following the opening ceremony.If you are looking for something fun, fresh, vibrant, hot and deliberate… You are in the right spot. Come aboard this sensational ride and watch this super star captivate the world. “You only get one shot at your first album” explains Spring, “so I have to sound great, my producers have to bring heat, and we have to say something when we make noise”!

When sticking with this model, you end up with the winning package “Spring” is bringing to the world.The 22-year-old hottie grew up in Detroit Michigan. She began singing at the age of 4-years old when she visited her grandmother’s church in Alabama. After the first day, she never stopped singing again. She would sing solos and lead songs in her church choir. The first talent show she entered she won singing “Believe In You And Me” by Whitney Houston.

Everyone knew she was a star; there was something extra special about Spring. At the age of 10 Spring decided she was dropping out of elementary school to become a professional singer, but to her dismay her mother stressed the importance of education first and made her continue school. Inspired by artists such as Mariah Carey, Steven Tyler, Res, Madonna, Christiana Aguilera, Donnie Hathaway, Janet Jackson, Destinys Child, and Whitney Houston, at the age of 19 Spring caught the first thing smoking and headed to Atlanta to pursue her singing career. Atlanta welcomed her with open arms and she found her true resting place, home of the new sound of the music Industry.

There, Spring has fit in and is able to blend her “HipPop” sound perfectly with the hard base lines home grown in the south. It is now time to raise the curtain and prepare to rise to the sounds of one of the most highly anticipated and tenacious entertainers the music scene has come across in a long, long time.Atlanta Pride is an annual event that is one of the largest FREE outdoor festivals in the City of Atlanta with attendance estimated at 300,000 for the weekendSpring Media Inquiries M.Scott404-483-2294 Direct

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Atlanta Socio-cultural Civic Engagement Program of 2006

Student Volunteer in New Orleans helping to clean up the disaster.

Center for Civic Engagement

Read the full release announcing the opening of Oglethorpe's Center for Civic Engagement.
Since its formation this fall, the Center for Civic Engagement has become the leading force in integrating the Oglethorpe educational experience with the city of Atlanta. With the OUr Atlanta program and campus events, it's been a busy fall for the Center staff already. A few examples of civic engagement include --Recent OUr Atlanta trips to Chick-fil-A, Coca-Cola headquarters, High Museum, Atlanta History Center, CNN and the CDC.--An upcoming trip in January 2007 to New Orleans, the third official trip by Oglethorpe students since Hurricane Katrina hit last fall.--Dr. Knippenberg hosting a series of political candidates for discussions with students.--Sister Helen Prejean giving a keynote address to being our Dialogue on the Death Penalty conference, which included Mike Farrell from M*A*S*H.--A trip to three New York art galleries by Alan Loehle's Advanced Painting student.--The Oglethorpe Golf teams training students at Drew Charter School in partnership with First Tee of East Lake.

The Center also awarded the first two Presidential Awards for Civic Engagement in November. Awards were presented to Jessica Daniel '09, president of ECOS, for creating a student-run recycling program on campus, and to the men's basketball team, who was named the John Swain Volunteer of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Club.

The Center for Civic Engagement is currently staffed by Lindsey Cooper and Nate Stern. Read a profile of Lindsey in the fall 2006 issue of Carillon, Oglethorpe's alumni magazine. Tamara Nash will begin as the Director of the Center on December 4.