Events Calendar

 

Spring 2024

Tuesday,
January 23

Silent Book Club Reading Event

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

Bring your favorite book or even your homework text and come read with us! We are having our very own Silent Book Club where you can be with people without having to "be with people". Find a cozy chair in the Writing Center. This event will help you find time to enjoy reading by doing it with friends.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday,
January 24

Tackling the Essay!

Time: 12:30 pm
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

This workshop will provide strategies for succeeding in developing the college essay. The workshop is designed with feedback from Learning Support faculty.

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley     FLYER

Thursday,
January 25

Tackling the Essay!

Time: 12:30 pm
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

This workshop will provide strategies for succeeding in developing the college essay. The workshop is designed with feedback from Learning Support faculty.

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley     FLYER

Tuesday,
January 30

ESO Book Club: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Time: 11:00 am
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

ESO book clubs are informal, student-led discussions of books. For this book club, we will be discussing The Help by Kathyrn Stockett. If you've seen the movie or read the book or even if you haven't, come join us for a fun book discussion.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers     FLYER

Tuesday,
January 30

Play Auditions

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Auditions for Spring play, 'By the Way, Meet Vera Stark'. Performance to take place in April.

Contact: Cindy Sams     FLYER

Thursday,
February 1

Play Auditions

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Auditions for Spring play, 'By the Way, Meet Vera Stark'. Performance to take place in April.

Contact: Cindy Sams     FLYER

Monday,
February 5

Design on the Edge

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Peacock Gallery | Cochran Campus, Russell Hall

Multi-artist show featuring the theme "Design on the Edge" showcasing graphic design submissions from across the US.

Contact: Luke Buffenmyer     FLYER

Tuesday,
February 6

HSO's Cochran Trivia Night

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Walker Hall 230 | Cochran Campus

Join the History Student Organization for a night of trivia!

Contact: Dr. Tracie Provost     FLYER

Thursday,
February 8

French Conversation Table

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus

Come and practice your French with games and fun conversation!

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier     FLYER

Monday,
February 12

Celebrate French Crepe Day!

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus

Come celebrate the French tradition of La Chandeleur (Crêpe Day), learn about French and French culture, and sample some crêpes.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier     FLYER

Tuesday,
February 13

ESO Book Club: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

ESO book clubs are informal, student-led discussions of books. For this book club, we will be discussing Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Even if you haven't read the book, we are happy for you to participate. Come join us for a fun conversation about this book.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
February 13

HSO's Cochran Movie Night: Frank Capra's Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer

Time: 7:30 pm
Location:230 Walker Hall | Cochran Campus

Viewing of Frank Capra's Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer

Contact: Dr. Tracie Provost     FLYER

Wednesday,
February 14

ESO's Give a Valentine, Get a Valentine

Time: 10:00 am
Location: TEB Lobby (near the Writing Center) | Macon Campus

Want to feel special and do something nice for someone on Valentine's Day? ESO will be proving you with all the materials you need to make a Valentine. You make a Valentine to put in our box and then you get a Valentine from someone who has already made one. Share some happiness on this day of love and appreciation.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Monday,
February 19

Film Screening: Dear Daughter (A Short)

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Michael Gaffney presents 'Dear Daughter', a short film for which he composed the music. The film is currently touring various film festivals; he will present the film, and follow it with an open Discussion and Q&A forum.

Contact: Prof. Michael Gaffney     FLYER

Tuesday,
February 20

¡Fiesta Flamenca! Across Middle Georgia

Time: 11:30 am
Location: Walker Auditorium | Warner Robins Campus

Join the School of Arts & Letters across MGA's campuses for an electrifying performance presented by Berdole Flamenco.

Contact: Aleece Bustamante     FLYER

Tuesday,
February 20

¡Fiesta Flamenca! Across Middle Georgia

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

Join the School of Arts & Letters across MGA's campuses for an electrifying performance presented by Berdole Flamenco.

Contact: Aleece Bustamante     FLYER

Tuesday,
February 20

¡Fiesta Flamenca! Across Middle Georgia

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: City of Eastman Room | Eastman Campus

Join the School of Arts & Letters across MGA's campuses for an electrifying performance presented by Berdole Flamenco.

Contact: Aleece Bustamante     FLYER

February 26th - 28th

Pan-African Good Reads Poster Display

Location: SoAL Lobby | Macon Campus

Students will create posters for their favorite Pan-African literary works, including poetry, short stories, plays, and drama. You will be able to see some great reading recommendation by Pan-African authors, recommended by other students and faculty.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
February 27th

Pan-African Read-In

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

Bring your favorite poem or short story or non-fiction work by your favorite Pan-African author to share. You may also just come and listen to a wide variety of fantastic literary works. We hope to see you there.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers     FLYER

Tuesday,
February 27th

ESO Cochran Book Discussion: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Writing Center (Roberts Library 231) | Cochran Campus

Join us for a conversation about Suzanne Collins's novel Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy). Even if you haven't read the book or seen the film, we'd love to have you with us.

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

Thursday,
February 29th

Public Relations Student Organization Information Session

Time: 11 am
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus

This information session will introduce a new student organization for students interested in public relations and communications. The session will give an overview of the organization along with the exciting extracurricular opportunities that come with being a part of it. There will be two sessions available - one in person and the other online. It is open to all majors including Media & Communication, English, History, Business, and others who are interested.

Contact: Dr. Claire Joa     FLYER

Thursday,
February 29th

Public Relations Student Organization Information Session

Time: 6 pm
Location: MS Teams (click to join)

This information session will introduce a new student organization for students interested in public relations and communications. The session will give an overview of the organization along with the exciting extracurricular opportunities that come with being a part of it. There will be two sessions available - one in person and the other online. It is open to all majors including Media & Communication, English, History, Business, and others who are interested.

Contact: Dr. Claire Joa     FLYER

Friday,
March 1st

ESO Writing Marathon

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Begins at the Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

A Writing Marathon brings the joy back to writing. No running necessary! You will get a chance to write without criticism and in the company of others. Begin at the Writing Center, then you will go around campus and return to the Writing Center for some food and debrief at the end. Please make sure to bring paper and a writing utensil (or computer, but paper is recommended).

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
March 5

French Conversation Table

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Microsoft Teams (link to join)

Come and practice your French with games and fun conversation!

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier     FLYER

Tuesday,
March 5

Secondary Education Information Session

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Zoom (link to join; passcode: education)

This session provides an overview of the Secondary Education & Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs for English & History majors interested in a career in education. Come find out what you need to know to begin your career in education!

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers or Dr. Charlotte Miller

Tuesday,
March 5

ESO Cochran Read-In: Favorite Childhood Books

Time: 4:30 pm
Location; Writing Center (Roberts Library 231) | Cochran Campus

Cochran ESO is hosting a read-in and discussion for favorite childhood books. Come and read a passage from a book you especially loved in your early years, and tell why it is meaningful to you. Or if you just want to come to listen, we'd love to have you there too!

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

Tuesday,
March 5

HSO's Cochran Movie Night: Frank Capra's Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: 230 Walker Hall | Cochran Campus

Viewing of Frank Capra's Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain

Contact: Dr. Tracie Provost     FLYER

Wednesday,
March 6

SoAL Graduate Program Information Session

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Microsoft Teams (register here)

Continue your journey to success. That graduate degree or certificate credential
is closer than you think. Join us for a virtual information session about Graduate
Programs and Certificates being offered in the School of Arts in Letters.

Contacts: Dr. Monica Miller and Dr. Andre Nicholson     FLYER

Thursday,
March 7

The Alice Experience

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Student Life Amphitheater | Macon Campus

The Alice Experience is an interactive walk through the Alice in Wonderland world. See your favorite characters come to life and complete your journey through Wonderland, defeat the Jabberwocky, run a caucus race, and more fun games and activities.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
March 12

ESO Cochran Book Discussion: The Handmaid's Tale

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Writing Center (Roberts Library 231) | Cochran Campus

Join us for a conversation about Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale. Even if you haven't read the book or seen the Hulu series, we'd love to have you with us.

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

Tuesday,
March 12

Jackson Griffith in Concert

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: SLC Amphitheate | Macon Campus

Jackson Griffith returns to MGA in for an incredible performance. This is an outdoor event - in the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Math Auditorium on the Macon Campus.

Contact: Aleece Bustamante     FLYER

Thursday,
March 14

Work in Progress: Stephen Taylor on Authenticity

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Microsoft Teams (click here to join)

Dr. Stephen Taylor will be sharing a work in progress on the Commodification of Historical Authenticity. Come hear about the project and offer feedback and questions.

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

Monday,
March 25

Perspective on Ukraine

Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

Yuriy Laboda, MGA resident Fulbright Scholar, discusses the history and current political events occurring in Ukraine. Presented by the HSO.

Contact: Dr. Carol Melton

 March 25 - April 12

Reel People Arts Festival: Celebrating Diversity in Film and Media Arts

Programming will explore diversity in filmmaking and media in Georgia and beyond. Free public events will celebrate filmmakers, composers, animators, technologists, and game designers whose work defies the historical homogeneity of Hollywood.

Details and schedule to come.

Tuesday,
March 26

ESO Book Club: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Time: 11:00 am
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

All of our book discussions are informal and student led. If you've read the novel or watched the movie or would just like to participate in a discussion on the book, come and join us for a fun chat about The Virgin Suicides.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
March 26

HSO Cochran Trivia Night

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 230 Walker Hall | Cochran Campus

Play trivia for fun and prizes. Open to all interested students.

Contact: Dr. Tracie Provost     FLYER

Wednesday,
March 27

Grammarpalooza

Time: 12:00 pm
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

Grammarpalooza is a writing refresher aimed at reviewing writing basics for freshmen/sophomores. The writing skills vary each semester, but the social game always includes drawing prizes and way too much candy for everyone.

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley

Wednesday,
March 27

Film Screening: The Celluloid Closet (Rob Epstein et al, 1995)

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Douglass Theatre | 355 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon

MGA partners with The Douglass Theatre to present The Celluloid Closet, a documentary highlighting the history of LGBT characters and representation in film.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Brennan and Dr. Bob Burnham

Thursday,
March 28

Faculty Spotlight: Film Screening Presented by Prof. Zardosht Afshari

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

MGA's own Prof. Zardosht Afshari will present two of his own short films, followed by a Q&A.

Contact: Prof. Zardosht Afshari

Monday,
April 1

Faculty Spotlight: Film Screening of Dear Daughter (A Short) with Prof. Michael Gaffney

Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Michael Gaffney presents 'Dear Daughter', a short film for which he composed the music. The film is currently touring various film festivals; he will present the film, and follow it with an open Discussion and Q&A forum.

Contact: Prof. Michael Gaffney

Monday,
April 1

Senior Vocal Recitals: Katherine Carter and Ommar Huston

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Katherine Carter presents her senior vocal recital at 5:30 pm. Ommar Huston presents his senior vocal recital at 6:30 pm.

Contact: Dr. Justin McAdara

Tuesday,
April 2

French Conversation Table

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus

Come and practice your French with games and fun conversation!

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier     FLYER

Tuesday,
April 2

ESO Cochran Book Discussion: The Testaments

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Writing Center (Roberts Library 231) | Cochran Campus

Join us for a conversation about Margaret Atwood's novel The Testaments (sequel to The Handmaid's Tale). Even if you haven't read the book, we'd love to have you with us.

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

April 2, 3, 4

By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus

Student actors perform By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, a comedy about an African-American maid who dreams about being a star.

Contact: Cindy Sams

Wednesday,
April 3

Faculty Spotlight: Film Screening Presented by Prof. Zardosht Afshari

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Walker Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

MGA's own Prof. Zardosht Afshari will present two of his own short films, followed by a Q&A.

Contact: Prof. Zardosht Afshari

Monday,
April 8

Film Screening and Discussion: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts with Composer Jongnic Bontemps

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus

SoAL welcomes reknowned composer Jongnic Bontemps, who has worked on over 50 projects in film, television, and video games. His work has been heard in various award winning films at Cannes Film Festival, Warsaw International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, as well as on television networks like HBO, BET, Disney and in various cinemas worldwide.

Contact: Prof. Michael Gaffney

Tuesday,
April 9

Senior Recital: Iris Sanchez

Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus

Iris Sanchez presents her senior recital.

Contact: Dr. Justin McAdara

Tuesday,
April 9

MGA Chamber Singers

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

MGA's Chamber Singers performs.

Contact: Dr. Justin McAdara

April 9, 10, 11

Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

Student actors perform Moonlight and Magnolias, a play about the three men who wrote the screenplay for Gone with the Wind.

Contact: Prof. John Iverson

Tuesday,
April 9

HSO Cochran Trivia Night

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 230 Walker Hall | Cochran Campus

Play trivia for fun and prizes. Open to all interested students.

Contact: Dr. Tracie Provost     FLYER

April 10 - April 13

MGA Undergraduate Conference

MGA's 2024 Undergraduate Conference, sponsored by the School of Arts & Letters, serves to highlight exceptional student work across MGA's many undergraduate programs. The conference will take place on MGA's Cochran and Macon campuses. Highlights include student panels. poster sessions, student art exhibitions, and keynote speakers. 

Details and schedule to come.

Wednesday,
April 10

"Middle Georgia Politics": A Panel Discussion

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus

The Political Science department presents a panel discussion for the Undergraduate Conference. A reception will follow the panel discussion. Wednesday,

Thursday,
April 11

MGA Student Art Exhibition Reception

Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Peacock Gallery | Cochran Campus

Details to come.

Thursday,
April 11

Undergraduate Conference Student Panels

Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Cochran Campus

Details to come. Followed by closing reception in the Peacock Gallery.

Thursday,
April 11

MGA Percussion Ensemble

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus

MGA's Percussion Ensemble performs.

Contact: Dr. Justin McAdara

Friday,
April 12

“Celebrating Middle Georgia Businesses,” Will Butler, COO Pilot International and MGA alum

Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus

MGA's Undergraduate Conference welcomes guest speaker Will Butler, COO Pilot International and MGA alum.

Friday,
April 12

Undergraduate Conference Student Panels

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: School of Arts & Letters Building and Library | Macon Campus

Details to come.

Saturday,
April 13

Undergraduate Conference Student Panels

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: School of Arts & Letters Building | Macon Campus

Details to come.

Tuesday,
April 16

MGA's Jazz Ensemble

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

MGA's Jazz Ensemble performs.

Contact: Dr. Justin McAdara

Tuesday,
April 16

HSO's Cochran Movie Night: Frank Capra's Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: 230 Walker Hall | Cochran Campus

Viewing of Frank Capra's Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

Contact: Dr. Tracie Provost

Thursday,
April 18

Gothic Masquerade Ball

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: SLC Lobby | Macon Campus

This year's annual ball theme is Gothic Masquerade. We will have dancing, waltz lessons, food, games and socializing. Costume is not required, but there is a costume contest for the best Gothic look. Don't have a mask? No problem. Come join us for this fun social event!

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Monday,
April 22

Movie Night with Around the World Club and ISSA

Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus

Come enjoy a movie from a different culture!

Contact: Dr. Marina Spears or Dr. Charlotte Miller

Tuesday,
April 23

Shakespeare Birthday Celebration

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

You are invited to join in celebrating William Shakespeare’s 460th birthday. We welcome performances by students, faculty and staff, and community members. Contributions could include (among other things):

  • Short scenes, read or staged;
  • Readings of Shakespeare’s monologues, sonnets, or other poems;
  • Creative adaptations of Shakespeare’s works (songs, poems, short stories, dance);
  • Personal reflections about a Shakespeare work or play that has influenced you.

If interested in participating, please contact Dr. Mary Christian (mary.christian@mga.edu) by April 16.

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

An archive of past events of the School of Arts & Letters (SOAL) is available:

Fall 2023
Spring 2023
Fall 2022
Spring 2022
Fall 2021
Spring 2021
Fall 2020

Spring 2020
Fall 2019