Atlanta News Bites 073005

Atlanta art colleges…activate!

Nothing’s been finalized yet, but the Atlanta College of Art and the new Savannah College of Art and Design location in Midtown are planning to combine. There’s a lot of pros and cons from the onset, but I think with time, more of those hairy details will get straightened out. Especially since accreditation and campus space are definitely going to be some hot topic issues.

Welcome Back Thrashers!

As you know, the NHL lockout has been resolved and we’re gonna get hockey action back in Philips Arena! Season tickets for many teams are now available, and the Atlanta Thrashers are no exception. The NHL draft occurs tomorrow, and the Thrashers have secured the #8 draft pick spot. Looking to celebrate the draft with some Atlanta Thrashers fans? Head on down to Philips for the 2005 Open House Draft Party today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with locker room tours, autographs with the Trashers, and much more.

Wreck it for Revenue

I haven’t been out to the Cobb Galleria lately, but from what I remember, aside from Cumberland Mall, it’s a bit of a ghost town. The fledgling retail center inside the Galleria was, in my opinion, something which should have been abandoned because the only folks there were the workers and a few old ladies. Now, the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority are looking to change that and plans on redeveloping the area into condos, an IMAX theater, and a new retail space. Hopefully, that will bring some new lifeblood into the area. The Georgia World Congress Center might need to take some notes on that.

MegaFest and NABJ Convention Descend into Downtown

Speaking of the G-Double Sizzle, MegaFest returns for its second year at the Congress Center Aug. 3 – 6, so if you’re downtown and see more Christian parishoners than normal, now you know. Up the street at the Hyatt Regency will be the NABJ 30th Annual Convention and Career Fair August 3 – 7. The GWCC has actually been in the news a lot lately this year because of the announcements made at the venue (Windows Vista, UCC’s endorsement of same-sex marriages, etc.), so if Jakes and his crew decide to throw out some huge announcement, you can bet there’ll be a slew of journalists in the area to sweep it through the press circuit.

I’m just sayin’…it could happen!

2 Comments so far

  1. Lisa Kessler (unregistered) on July 31st, 2005 @ 3:43 pm

    The Atlanta College of Art only has 350 students, and would certainly benefit from a school with a larger reputation. The accreditation they are talking about is a big deal, but does not necessarily attract more students. The fact remains the both SCAD and ACA are for-profit schools and will go in the direction in which they have the greatest financial opportunities.

  2. lesbian action (unregistered) on November 14th, 2005 @ 4:23 am

    I’m not sure that’s true.

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