Notes from the Underground rocks the Courthouse SquareBy AVA JORDAN
This Thursday, Sept. 16, the City of Georgetown’s heritage organization is hosting a Town and Gown event—a Georgetown College Open House in downtown Georgetown.
Many of the shops in the downtown area will be staying open late during the evening, as the Open House will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be specials and discounts for all attending Georgetown College students.
The event will also feature Notes from the Underground, a Georgetown College faculty band. This band, formerly known as Inner Salamander, consists of Dr. Bill Stevens, Biology professor and guitarist; Dr. Todd Coke, English professor and guitarist; Dr. Todd Hamilton, Chemistry professor and drummer; as well as new addition Dr. Yolanda Carter, Graduate Education professor and Associate Dean and vocalist. Notes from the Underground will perform at Courthouse Square from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The event will also include an Art and Antique Walk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. which will include the Anne Wright Wilson gallery in the Fine Arts building.
Scott County culture goes global
Le Musée de Georgetown & Scott CountyBy LAUREN CORNELE
Le musée de Georgetown & Scott County raconte l’histoire riche de la région. Ce musée est situé sur la rue principale. Le bâtiment de style “Greek revival“ mais sans prétention, est en effet l’ancien bureau de poste de Scott County. Le but du musée est d’éduquer la communauté et d’ exposer son histoire. Le musée inclut dans ses collections permanentes des objets d’art des artistes de la région, de l’Académie de Cardome, de la vie d’Elijah Craig, de la guerre de Sécession entre le nord et le sud des États-Unis, et des objets fabriqués par les Indiens américains d’une variété de tribus. Il y a aussi des objets exposés temporairement, comme ceux des artisans locaux, et les oeuvres d’art des écoliers et lycéens de Scott County.
Le territoire connu aujourd’hui comme Scott County, et Georgetown en particulier, était autrefois les terrains de chasse des indigènes. Après la guerre Franco-Indienne, ce territoire est habité par “ les hommes blancs “. À la suite de nombreuses batailles, Georgetown et Scott County sont fondés. Une exposition permanente raconte cette histoire difficile dans ce magnifique bâtiment devenu musée en 1998.
Georgetown and Scott County Museum
The Georgetown and Scott County museum tells the rich history of this region. The museum is located on Main Street in Georgetown. The building, constructed in the Greek revival style but without pretention, is actually the old Scott County post office. The goal of the museum is to educate the community and expose the history of the region. The museum contains permanent collections of art profiling former local artists, The Cardome School, the life of Elijah Craig, the Civil War and various Native American artifacts from different tribes. There are also temporary exhibits, featuring more current local artists and works of art from the students of Scott County.
The territory known today as Scott County, Georgetown in particular, formerly served as hunting grounds for Native American tribes who occupied the region. After the French and Indian war, the territory became inhabited by white settlers. Following a number of battles, Georgetown and Scott County was founded by these settlers. A permanent exhibition tells this difficult story and the magnificent former post office, turned museum in 1998.
Una comida típica en GeorgetownBy MARIE STEVENS
Cuando los ciudadanos de Georgetown, Kentucky quieren comida típica de la región y chismes interesantes, van a Fava’s Restaurant en la calle Main. Allá, en un ambiente casual, se sirven sándwiches, hamburguesas, huevos, y especialidades diarias. Cuando llega la época de elecciones, los candidatos son conscientes de la importancia que tiene desayunar los sábados y almorzar durante la semana en Fava’s, para conocer y conectar con la gente. Los propietarios actuales, Jeni y Howard Gruchow, vinieron del norte de Louisiana hace algunos años, y el menú refleja un poco los sabores de la comida Cajun. la Sra. Gruchow tiene una gran habilidad para cocinar el pescado.
En sus primeros momentos, en el año 1910, el restaurante era una pastelería y heladería, con especialidades preparadas de frutas frescas, como fresas y durazno. Los fundadores, Louis y Asunta Fava, hacían bombones y vendían frutas.
Por su arraigada historia en la ciudad el restaurante ha servido como un buen lugar para reuniones de familias y conversar. El restaurante está situado en 159 East Main Street en Georgetown, solamente a una manzana de los juzgados. Está abierto de lunes a sábado para el desayuno, almuerzo y cena. No sirve bebidas alcohólicas.
A typical food in Georgetown
When the citizens of Georgetown, Kentucky want food typical of the region and all the local gossip, they go to Favás Restaurant on Main Street. There, in a casual environment, they eat sandwiches, hamburgers, eggs, and daily specials. If there is an election, the candidates know to eat Saturday breakfast and lunches during the week at Fava’s which is located only a block from the courthouse. The current owners, Jeni and Howard Gruchow, came from northern Louisiana some years ago and the menu reflects a little Cajun flavor. Mrs. Gruchow has a special way with fish in particular.
In its first days, in 1910, the restaurant was a confectionery and ice cream shop, with specialties prepared from fresh fruits like strawberries and peaches. Owners Louis and aAsunta Fava made chocolates and sold the fruits.
Throughout its long history the restaurant has served as a good place for families and conversation. The restaurant is at 159 East Main Street in Georgetown and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Saturday. No alcohol is served.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: ABBY WATKINSBy TORI BACHMAN-JOHNSON
If you’ve never been to Mount Washington, Ky., you should know that it’s the perfect distance away from Georgetown College—exactly a one hour and one minute drive. It’s also the home of Abby Watkins, a senior with a special love for Songfest.
Last year, Watkins was in charge of Songfest and enthusiastically describes it as her favorite GC experience. “I think I’ll be one of those alums who never stops coming back for Songfest,” she explained.
The 21-year old says she hasn’t changed much since she arrived at GC as a freshman, except for the fact that she no longer sits in her room all the time. “Now I’m always busy!”
And busy is definitely an accurate word to describe Watkins. The woman who helped run Songfest is currently President of the Georgetown Activities Council (GAC) and a member of Sigma Kappa.
She helps plan campus events and participates in Greek life, all while maintaining a 3.8 GPA and a relationship with Ariel Gutierrez, her pololo (or boyfriend for those who are a bit rusty on their Spanish). Gutierrez is a junior from Temuco, Chile. “We’ve been together about a yearand- a-half,” said Watkins. “He is wonderful.”
Besides spending time with her pololo and friends, Watkins enjoys knitting, coloring and catching up on her sleep whenever she gets spare moment.
She loves The Beatles, the color cerulean and the green curry in Ms. Jo’s line in the Caf, but doesn’t have much love for CEPs “where people talk about boring things in the chapel for a long time. But that doesn’t happen much… right?”
She also loves all her professors and couldn’t pick a favorite, though she did name a favorite class—“New Testament I with Doc!”
This Graphic Design major, Psychology minor always knew she wanted to be an artist. “It took a few classes for me to figure out that I wanted to do Graphic Design,” she added.
Watkins dreams of taking her graphic design skills to work at a magazine like Vogue, or to the advertising department of a big company.
As for her Psych classes, Watkins said, “I won’t use [them] for my career or anything. I’m just a psych minor because it’s interesting…hopefully it will help me as a parent and with other relationships in my life.”
Watkins also has plans for many hypothetical situations. If trapped on a desert island, she’d want mint chocolate chip ice cream, a Bible and a tent on hand. As if the tent weren’t practical enough, she’d also save most of the money if she won the lottery. A tenth would go to the church, some to the purchase of a little red Corvette, and the rest into a savings account. “I don’t want to be one of those people who’s broke again after two years,” she explained.
When asked to name her hero, Watkins couldn’t think of any one person. “I guess I just try to take life as it comes, and not base mine off of someone else’s,” she explained. Her advice for underclassmen? “Do you homework during the day when nothing fun is going on, so you can do fun things with everyone at night!”
With graduation looming ahead, Watkins is excited to walk across the stage in her cap and gown. “It’ll be scary, but I’ll be so excited that that will outweigh it, I hope!” In the meantime, keep an eye out for Watkins at Songfest.
Graves Center ResourcesBy GRANT HARNED
Are you looking for a job, internship or direction for a future career? These are just some of the questions that you can explore using the resources available to you on campus.
The Graves Center for Calling and Career is the place to go for all of these things. The Center for Calling and Career is located in the Thurman Meetinghouse just in front of Giddings lawn.
You can stop by or make an appointment. Their phone number is (502)-863-8383.
However, there is another great resource that you should definitely look into on the school’s website. Just go to http://www.georgetowncollege.edu and click on the link at the top called “Student Life.” After clicking on “Student Life” there is a link on the left side of the page titled “Calling and Career.” You can find the same link on Spider. This page is filled with useful resources about job opportunities, potential employers, fields of study, what to do with those fields of study, internships, mentoring opportunities, etc.
Holly James, the Associate Director, encourages students, especially freshman, to use all of the resources available to them. She strongly recommends attending some of the fairs that the center hosts and the professional development workshops.
You can find a schedule of these events on the website under calendar. There is an event today at 11 a.m. in the Meetinghouse.
Another opportunity that is particularly valuable to freshmen and sophomores is the Camp Fair on Feb. 8 in the Hall of Fame room. This is for students interested in a summer job working at a camp as a counselor.
She encourages students to take a career test, which is posted at the bottom of the home page for the Calling and Career Center.
So if you ever have the opportunity to explore the website or stop by the Meetinghouse and talk to someone, do. It could be the stepping stone for a future career.