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Events

Spring 2021

Monday,
Jan. 25

Virtual Book Club:  Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
5:00pm

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For access to the link, contact Dr. Shane Trayers , or visit Instagram @MGAESO for the link to the Virtual Book Club.

Monday,
Feb. 8

Virtual Poetry Workshop
6:00pm
Location: TEAMS link: https://bit.ly/2NkC6Sg

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For more information, contact Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday,
Feb. 10

English Studies Organization Fundraiser:  Make a Valentine - Plant a Tree
11:00am - 2:00pm
Location:  SLC Lobby | Macon Campus (please observe social distancing)

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For more information, contact Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday,
Feb. 10

Black History Month Speaker Series:  Demarcus Beckham
12:30pm-1:30 pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus (please observe social distancing)

Demarcus Beckham is a field organizer for Georgia Equality and a graduate of Middle Georgia State University. He will talk about his experiences as an activist at MGA and his work with Georgia Equality and other activist organizations since graduation. 

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith

Wednesday,
Feb. 10

Recital: Chris Tard, Percussion
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus  (please observe social distancing)

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Monday,
Feb. 15

Recital: Chantilly Hinton, Clarinet
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus  (please observe social distancing)

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Wednesday,
Feb. 17

Black History Month Speaker Series:  Charvis Harrell
12:30pm-1:30 pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus (please observe social distancing)

Charvis Harrell is a Macon artist who makes "art with the purpose of paying tribute to the often overlooked heroes and creating a dialogue in regards to the condition of being Black in America from historical, economic, psychological, social and commercial viewpoints."

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith

Monday,
Feb. 22

Virtual Book Club:  With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
2:00pm

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For access to the link, contact Dr. Shane Trayers , or visit Instagram @MGAESO for the link to the Virtual Book Club.

Wednesday,
Feb. 24

Black History Month Speaker Series:  Harold Young
12:30pm-1:30 pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus (please observe social distancing)

Harold Young is the Executive Director of The Tubman Museum. He began working with the Tubman in 2015 as Director of Special Projects and Community Services, facilitating events such as the "All That Jazz" Concert and Ball, as well as the Pan-African Festival of Georgia.

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith

Wednesday,
Feb. 24

Recital: Tyler Rogers, Baritone
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus  (please observe social distancing)

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Wednesday,
Feb. 24

Recital: Jarvis Thomas, Voice
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus  (please observe social distancing)

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Thursday,
Feb. 25

SOAL Collective Action Series:  A Bold Dialogue
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
3:30pm
Location:  Online via MS TEAMS

Dialogue Participant:
Jamal Eric Watson, Ph.D.
Editor at Large, Diverse Issues of Higher Education
Director of Strategic Communication and Public Relations, Trinity University

Contact: Alison Nooks, Dr. Lavette Burnette, and Dr. Andre Nicholson

(email soalcollectiveactionseries@mga.edu (the organizers) to be added to the SOAL Collective Action Series Teams group)

Monday, Mar. 1 - Friday, Apr. 2

Painting Exhibition:  Ann Dawkins, Vulnerable Vessels
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5:30pm;  Friday, 8am - 12pm
Location: Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall | Cochran Campus (please observe social distancing)

Gallery Talk Online: 

Link to the Peacock Gallery Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/198471335395099
Monday, March 15
6pm - 6:30pm:

Tuesday - Wednesday
Mar. 9 - 10

English Studies Organization Fundraiser:  Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Outside area between TEB and Library | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For more information, contact Dr. Shane Trayers

Monday,
Mar. 15

Ann Dawkins: Vulnerable Vessels Painting Exhibition 
Gallery Talk Online
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Link to the Peacock Gallery Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/198471335395099

 

Monday,
Mar. 15

Virtual Book Club:  This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
7:00pm

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For access to the link, contact Dr. Shane Trayers , or visit Instagram @MGAESO for the link to the Virtual Book Club.

Tuesday,
Mar. 16

Virtual Environmental Awareness Panel
6:00pm
Location:  ZOOM link TBA

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For access to the link, contact Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday - Thursday,
Mar. 17 - 18

Play:  This is a Play
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus (this performance will follow all Covid-19 safety precautions) 

Contact: Dr. John Iverson

Friday,
Mar. 19

Tree Planting Ceremony
10:00am
Location:  TBA (on Macon Campus)

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For access to the link, contact Dr. Shane Trayers

Friday,
Mar. 19

The School of Arts and Letters 1st Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference
8:45am
Location:  Online via MS Teams

Sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters
Contact: Dr. Andre Nicholson

Thursday,
Mar. 25

SOAL Collective Action Series:  A Bold Dialogue
Equity in Healthcare: Finding a Path Forward
3:30pm
Location:  Online via MS TEAMS

Dialogue Participants:
Thessicar Antonie-Reid, Ph.D.
Clinical Microbiologist and Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University

Andrew Reid, M.S.
Epidemiologist & Data Quality Regional Lead

Contact: Alison Nooks, Dr. Lavette Burnette, and Dr. Andre Nicholson

(email soalcollectiveactionseries@mga.edu (the organizers) to be added to the SOAL Collective Action Series Teams group)

Sunday,
Mar. 28 

Cherry Blossom Festival:  Tunes and Balloons
4:00-8:00pm
Location: Macon Campus

https://cherryblossom.com/event/tunes-balloons-festival-finale/

Tuesday,
Mar. 30

Student Art Show and Firing Demonstration
1:00 - 3:00pm
Arts Complex Lobby | Macon Campus
(Macon Campus Food Truck 2:00 - 4:00pm)

Contact:  Dr. Patrick Brown, Prof. Lauren Cater, and Prof. Antonio Martinez

Tuesday,
Mar. 30

"Reckless Misfortune: The Century We Inherited from the First World War"

by Dr. Christopher Blake, President of Middle Georgia State University

3:00 - 4:00pm
Arts Complex 136 (Rehearsal Hall) | Macon Campus

Contact:  Dr. Patrick Brown, Prof. Lauren Cater, and Prof. Antonio Martinez

Wednesday,
Mar. 31

Virtual Information Session:  M.A. in Technical and Professional Writing
5:30pm
Location: Online via MS TEAMS

Contact:  Dr. Benita Muth

Monday,
April 5

Student Art Show
2:00 - 5:00pm  - Firing Demonstration and Juried Student Art Exhibition Opening
6:00 - 7:00pm - Awards Ceremony and Catered Reception
Russell Hall | Cochran Campus

Contact:  Dr. Patrick Brown, Prof. Lauren Cater, and Prof. Antonio Martinez

Monday,
Apr. 5

Virtual Book Club:  Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
6:00pm

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
For access to the link, contact Dr. Shane Trayers , or visit Instagram @MGAESO for the link to the Virtual Book Club.

Monday,
Apr. 5 - 23

9th Annual MGA Juried Student Art Exhibition
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5:30pm;  Friday, 8am - 12pm
Location: Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall | Cochran Campus (please observe social distancing)

Contact: Prof. Charlie Agnew

Wednesday,
Apr. 7

MGA Chamber Singers
5:30pm
Location:  SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus

Contact:  Dr. Patrick Brown, Prof. Lauren Cater, and Prof. Antonio Martinez

Thursday,
April 8

Presentation and Screening:  Denny Thomas, Emmy-Award Winning TV and Film Editor (via Zoom)
12:30pm - 1:30pn
Location:  Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

Contact:  Dr. Patrick Brown, Prof. Lauren Cater, and Prof. Antonio Martinez

Attend in Person or Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81499674969?pwd=RVpsa1l6R1NpNytaN3ZpbnhYejlIUT09

Meeting ID: 814 9967 4969;   Passcode: AF2021

Wednesday,
April 14

MGA Chamber Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble
with Special Guest Wycliffee Gordon, Internationally-Acclaimed Jazz Musican

5:30pm
Location:  SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus

Contact:  Dr. Patrick Brown, Prof. Lauren Cater, and Prof. Antonio Martinez

Thursday,
Apr. 15
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Saturday,
Apr. 17

Undergraduate Conference

Locations:
April 15:  Cochran Campus
April 16:  Macon Campus
April 17:  Online

Schedule and Details:  TBA 
(social distancing and masking expectations will be in place for campus events)

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith or Dr. Shane Trayers

Thursday,
Apr. 15
-
Saturday,
Apritl 17

Play:  Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors
6:00pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Stephen Wisker

Thursday,
Apr. 29

SOAL Collective Action Series:  A Bold Dialogue
A Student Dialogue with President Christopher Blake
3:30pm
Location:  Online via MS TEAMS

Contact: Alison Nooks, Dr. Lavette Burnette, and Dr. Andre Nicholson

(email soalcollectiveactionseries@mga.edu (the organizers) to be added to the SOAL Collective Action Series Teams group)

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