College Plans Educational, Cultural Program Calendar
January 23, 2012
Mark your calendars: Dalton State College has scheduled an array of educational and cultural programs beginning later this month, most of them offered at no charge.
First is a Lunch and Learn program hosted by the Dalton State College Foundation, Tuesday, January 31. The program, “America and the Middle East: Today and Tomorrow” features Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Tom Mullen, and will be held at the College’s James E. Brown Center beginning at 12 noon. Cost is $10 and covers lunch; reservations are required and may be made by calling the Foundation office at 706-272-4473.
The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia continues its programming in recognition of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with an afternoon of lectures held in conjunction with the Chickamauga Civil War Trade Show at the NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center Saturday, February 4.
“The Civil War in the Western Theater Colloquium – Protecting Home and Hearth: Civil War in Georgia 1862” will feature three noted Civil War historians who will speak on events and people in Georgia 150 years ago in the earlier period of the war.
The Bandy lectures are free; however there is a fee to enter the Trade Show. Lecture topics and speakers are Historian and Author Dr. Richard McMurry, on “Confederate Armies: East and West” (1:30); Dr. Mark Wetherington, Director of the Filson Historical Society on “Fought to a Frazzle: The Experiences of Georgia Soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia” (2:30); and Dr. Keith Bohannon, Associate Professor of History, University of West Georgia, on “The Grim Visage of War: Georgia in 1862” at 3:30. All three will speak in the Lecture Hall at the Trade Center. Those with questions about the Bandy Center lectures can contact Heather Shores at 706-272-4452.
The College’s Fine Arts and Lecture Series resumes spring programming Thursday, February 9 with “The Anatomy of Hate: A Dialogue to Hope” in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall at 6 pm. The evening will feature the screening of the documentary film which takes viewers on a journey into the depths of hate, but returns to a place where good conversation can begin and continue. The free program is sponsored by Dalton State’s Office of Student Life.
Eric Hanson and Kris Carlisle will perform a free concert Sunday, February 12 at 3 pm in the College’s
Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. The recital, which will feature Hanson on double bass and Carlisle at the piano, will be free and open to the public. Those with questions are invited to contact Dr. Ellie Jenkins at 706-272-2528.
The Derrell C. Roberts Library of Dalton State College will be the venue for this year’s Congressional Art Contest Exhibit which is sponsored by Congressman Tom Graves of Georgia’s ninth district. The exhibit will feature original works by district high school students; one work will be selected to hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year. The event is co-hosted by Dalton State and the Creative Arts Guild. The exhibit runs from Monday, February 13 through Wednesday, March 14 when the winning entry will be announced at a reception at 7 pm.
The College and the Creative Arts Guild collaborate to sponsor another event: the Chamber Players of the South will perform in concert Sunday, March 4 at 3 pm at the Guild. North Georgia’s own chamber orchestra will perform American classics “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Appalachian Spring.” Tickets are $5; for additional information, contact Dr. Jenkins at 706-272-2528.
Martin Cochran will perform solo pieces on the euphonium in a concert program Tuesday, March 13 at 7:30 pm. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in Goodroe Auditorium.
The College hosts The Balkan String Quartet in a free concert Thursday, March 22. The quartet will play at 7:30 pm. in Goodroe Auditorium.
Dalton State presents the student theatrical production, “Arabian Nights,” for four performances beginning Thursday, March 29 and running through Saturday, March 31. Evening performances will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 pm.; there is a matinee performance scheduled Saturday at 2 p.m. There is no charge for “Arabian Nights” which will be presented in Goodroe Auditorium.
The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia continues its Dicksie Bradley Bandy Memorial Lecture Series with a Colloquium on Women’s History: “Old Frontiers, New Frontiers: Women in Higher Education in Georgia.” Four scholars will share history and experiences of women in Georgia’s higher education system in the free program from 1-4 pm. Friday, March 30 in the College’s James E. Brown Center. For more information, contact Heather Shores at 706-272-4452.
The Fine Arts and Lecture Series continues Thursday, April 19, with Tom Shroder, award-winning journalist, writer, and editor of The Washington Post Magazine. The program, sponsored by Dalton State’s Office of Student Life, is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 pm in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Auditorium.
For more information on any of these programs, contact Pam Partain at 706-272-2985.