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2015 Slingshot Festival

2015 Slingshot Festival
March 26-28
Downtown Athens

SLINGSHOT, the music, electronic art, tech, film and comedy festival takes over downtown Athens, Georgia March 26-28, 2015. Spread over 5 city blocks and dozens of venues, SLINGSHOT spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators. SLINGSHOT also hosts a dedicated comedy night and film screenings.

This year over 60 acts include a range of electronic, pop and rock acts such as: a DJ set by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and Win Butler of Arcade Fire, Jamie XX, Nosaj Thing, Reptar, Omar Souleyman, Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Japan Nite! (5 acts from Japan) and many many more. This year’s free tech conference is on the sonification and visualzation of Big Data and features many leaders in the field from across the nation.

More info, three day passes, single day passes and single tickets are available at The festival offers a special discounted price to UGA students of $60 for a three day pass. Email for more info.

ICE Podcast Episode 13: Mark Farmer


Feedback: Mark Farmer

Mark Farmer, Chair of the Division of Biological Sciences at UGA, talks about peer review and mentorship.

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4 Minutes 33 Seconds Spotlight on Scholarship Competition


ICE Graduate Research Assistant Scott Eggert is the Judges’ Choice Winner of the 4 Minutes 33 Seconds Spotlight on Scholarship competition. The inaugural event, offered in conjunction with UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival, gives the campus community insight into the scholarship and research in the arts conducted by University of Georgia graduate students. Participating students had 4 minutes 33 seconds to describe their research using up to 33 slides to help explain their topic. Eggert received a $433 award.

Image: Scott Eggert (judges’ award), Vice Provost Russell Mumper, Karen Gerow (audience award)

Idea Lab Mini Grants


Idea Lab Mini Grants
Call for Proposals

Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects.

Selected projects will be assigned a mentor, receive regular feedback from Idea Lab members, and be featured during the ICE Conversation Series.

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:

Please include the following information:

– Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)

– List of project participants (include majors and year of study)

– Name of Lead Applicant (include majors and year of study)

– Project outcomes

– Itemized budget

Selection Criteria:

– Creative merit

– Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity

– Feasibility

All UGA students are eligible to apply. Lead Applicant must be a current UGA student. Deadline for grant proposals is midnight on November 2, 2014.

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. ICE is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School. For more information about ICE, visit:

Sustainability + Arts Grant


ICE and the Office of Sustainability invite you to apply for a Sustainability + Arts grant in conjunction with the 2014-2015 UGA Campus Sustainability Grants program. One project will be selected to receive up to $5,000. All full-time UGA students in good standing are eligible to apply. For more information and application forms visit:

Deadline: November 11

The UGA Campus Sustainability Grants Program provides competitive funding for student-proposed projects and initiatives designed to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address priorities outlined in UGA’s 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. Interdisciplinary projects designed to inspire, beautify and uplift – as well as to inform and conserve – are encouraged. Proposals are accepted from current UGA students and will be selected based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, and available funding.

The Office of Sustainability coordinates, communicates, and advances sustainability initiatives at UGA in the areas of teaching, research, service and outreach, student engagement, and campus operations. For more information visit:

ICE Podcast Episode 12: Pratt Cassity


Feedback: Pratt Cassity

Pratt Cassity, director of The Center for Community Design and Preservation at UGA, talks about charrettes, public feedback, and service-learning.

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