Alex Cooley Presents: Time Has Come Today

Before there was Woodstock, before there was Altamont, there was the First Atlanta International Pop Festival. Held at the Middle Georgia Raceway in Byron over the July 4 weekend in 1969, the festival lineup featured some of the biggest names in rock and popular music, from Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker to Johnny Winter and Canned Heat. Concert producer Alex Cooley followed up with a second festival the following year.


There will be a variety of activities, including lightning talks, drone demonstrations, an augmented reality sandbox, and a Mapathon. We'll also have tables featuring campus and local organizations, as well as snacks (and cake!)

"I wrote that one, too...."

Steve Dorff, a member of UGA Class of ’71 and award-winning songwriter, will talk about his career Feb. 15.

Dorff, who has written songs for Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson and more, will discuss his new book, “I Wrote That One, Too…: A Life In Songwriting from Willie to Whitney,” and will treat guests to a few  selected songs.

The program begins 5:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception and book signing will follow.

Please RSVP by Feb. 8th to Leandra Nessel at or (706) 542-3879

Panel Discussion: UGA Gymnastics

Join us for a conversation about the rich history of the UGA Gymnastics program on Tuesday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The panel will feature current Head Coach Courtney Kupets-Carter and Suzanne Yoculan-Leebern, who led the Gymdogs to ten national titles prior to her retirement and who has rejoined the program as an assistant coach. The discussion will be moderated by John Frierson (UGA Athletics Department).