FoodHub, an online food ordering service for AUBGers, and FRAG, a gaming club unlike any other in Bulgaria, were the business ideas that won the competition of the Entrepreneurship course this semester. The closing event of the course, a public presentation of the students’ business plans, was held on Tuesday, April 24, in the Andrey Delchev Auditorium.
Six teams were competing for the $200 award provided by Junior Achievement Bulgaria and Citibank. The jury that evaluated the practicability and profitability of the ideas consisted of Stephen Feldstein (Citibank Country Officer for Bulgaria), Milena Stoicheva (President of Junior Achievement Bulgaria and the first Dean of Students at AUBG), and Dilian Pavlov (AUBG alumnus and serial entrepreneur). Moderators of the event were Prof. Andonova and Provost Reed – the pioneers of the idea for a course in entrepreneurship, sponsored by outside companies. Continue reading…Read more...
The 15th ceremony of the More Honors Academy Awards took place on Friday evening, April 27, at the Skaptopara Sports Hall. The show gathered students, professors and alumni in a world of creativity, humor and extensive laughter. Continue reading…Read more...
Sports attracted major campus attention over the past weekend, as on Friday, April 22, Youth Empowerment Initiative @ AUBG (Yei!) had their annual football match at the Bachinovo soccer grounds. The participants were students from both AUBG and SWU. A number of professors also signed up this year, but unfortunately, none of them managed to attend the event. Continue reading…Read more...
Dim lights, groovy jazz and the reminiscent sense of the 50s. This is how yesterday, April 26, students and professors celebrated all the good reasons for being a JMC major. JMC Rocks Club organized its 9th cocktail party ,which was held at Piano Bar Limited. For the first time, the event was hosted by JMC students who are not members of the club. This year’s presenters were Rafie Drencheva and Georgi Ivanov, who are part of radio AURA.
Glasses of red and white wine and effervescent conversations warmed up the atmosphere before the actual show began. One of the most entertaining parts of the event was the theme for the club’s video, all related to JMC. Despite some technical problems with the screening, the event went smoothly. At the end of the show the guests received the annual newspaper of JMC Rocks.
The great surprise of the evening, however, came for professor Melody Gilbert, when she was unexpectedly called on the stage. Gilbert was honored by the club for her dedication to the JMC Department and her endeavors during her first year at AUBG. “Keep loving documentaries,” said the professor – almost speechless and touched – while picking the flowers she was given. ”I had an amazing time! The party was lovely. You guys are very thoughtful and I appreciate so much the flowers and the acknowledgment. It was a joy to teach all the JMC students this year. You guys rock,” said Gilbert after the party.
“It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don’t really know what the truth is.” But I know I sure loved the play!
12 Angry Men premiered on April 23rd in the Main Building of the American University. Consistent with its title and theme, the play began at midnight – rather late for all the final-fevered AUBGers who were just beginning to raise their heads from the constant paper-writing. Nevertheless, the Auditorium was so tightly packed that many had to be turned back and the start was delayed, further increasing the tension. However, when the lights went down and the twelve suited-up clown-faced actors came out, every minor dissatisfaction was quickly forgotten. So I won’t act as “a self-appointed public avenger” and will write down a few lines of appreciation for this magnificent event. Continue reading…Read more...
The AUBG choir spent three days in Germany during a special visit to Viva Voce Choir. During the three-day trip the choir had two concerts in Munich and Augsburg.
For “Pater Noster – spiritual a capella choir music from East and West” AUBG choir performed its repertoire of Orthodox music while Viva Voce sang Catholic songs.
A special piece was written for this event by Russian composer Anatoliy Kisselev who visited AUBG last year during the 7th edition of the International Meeting of Student Choirs.
Reportedly, the piece was learned individually by both choirs and rehearsed just a day before the concerts took place.
Also during the concerts Viva voice performed “Vater Unser” a similar prayer but from a different composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.
For some members of the choir such as Aida Kentassova, a student from Kazakhstan, this was their first visit to Germany. “It was great to visit this country and not just like a tourist,” she said ”the choir is a great opportunity [to] not only show your talents but also learn something new. Also it’s a great experience to explore other cultures, traditions, and languages.”
The concerts were organized by AUBG professor Hristo Krotev and Viva Voce choir’s conductor Margarita McCarthy.Read more...
The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project. On the project’s website people can share their vision of Johnny Cash as “he lives on in your mind’s eye.”
More than 250.000 people from more than 170 countries have participated in the construction of Johnny Cash final video.
The idea of the project is to create infinite versions of the same video. Your work will then be combined with art from participants around the world and integrated into a collective whole: a music video for “Ain’t No Grave”
For those who love country music “The Johnny Cash Project is a visual testament to how the Man in Black lives on– not just through his vast musical legacy” according to Chris Milk, the director behind this collaborative project.
The perfect excuse to free that creative mind and enjoy some good-old country music from who’s been called “one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.”
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