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Events

Fall 2022

Wednesday,
Aug. 17

Welcome Weeks Event:  The Writing Center

Time:  11am - 1pm
Location:  Writing Center, TEB 226 | Macon Campus
Description: Learn more about the Writing Center.  Enjoy free treats, and enter a drawing!

Flyer

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley

Tuesday,
Aug. 23

Open Mic Night

Time:  5 - 6:00pm
Location:  Writing Center, TEB 226 | Macon Campus
Description: Join others in reading your creative work or work by your favorite writers. 

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
Aug. 30

History (Secondary Education/MAT) Information Session

Time:  10am - 11am
Location:  Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81476520839?pwd=a2NnZ2xCWlpBTlQ5YVViTmFKTFpZZz09
Meeting ID: 814 7652 0839
Passcode: history

Description: Dr. Miller will review how to navigate the secondary ed track in History and provide information to students interested in a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT). Dr. Cole, from the Education department, and Dr. Miller, from History department, will be be available answer any questions.

Contac:  Dr. Charlotte Miller

Tuesday,
Aug. 30

Book Club:  Discussion of the Novel It Ends with Us, by Colleen Hoover

Time: 2 - 3:00pm
Location:  Writing Center, TEB 226 | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday,
Sep. 7

Around the World Language Club Jeopardy

Time:  4 - 5:30 pm
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus
Description:  First meeting of the Around the World Language club. We'll introduce the club and play cultural Jeopardy.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

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Friday,
Sep. 9

Book Club:  Discussion of the Novel Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Time:  10am - Noon
Location: Writing Center, Roberts Library | Cochran Campus
Description: Join the Cochran English Studies Organization for a dreadfully hilarious discussion of Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch--a comedy about the End of Times.

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

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Monday,
Sept. 12

Tournament of Champions

Time:  3pm
Location: Ouside in the Quad between the Library and TEB (or in the SOAL Lobby if raining)
Description: As part of the Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire events, join a Hogswarts House and engage in series of fun games and competitions!

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

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Monday,
Sep. 12

Understanding your IDS degree

Time:  4 - 5pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams:  https://tinyurl.com/46926jkb

We'll discuss the requirements of the IDS degree, the different options for concentrations, and options for minors.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

September
13, 14, and 15

Play:  Gruesome Playground Injuries, by Rajiv Joseph

Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus
Description:  Theatre at MGA presents Gruesome Playground Injuries, a play by Rajive Joseph that follows the poignant and injury-laden friendship of Doug and Kayleen, two people who first meet at eight years old in the elementary school nurse's office. After that, the plot of the play unfolds like a bitter memory with seemingly random, misplaced moments colliding with painful and life-defining events from a thirty-year relationship.

Contact: Dr. John Iverson

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Tuesday,
Sep. 13

French Conversation Table

Time: 1 - 1:30pm
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus
Description:  Join the French conversation table for francophiles.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

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Wednesday,
Sep. 14

What Can You Do with an English Major?

Time: 11am - noon
Location: The Writing Center, Macon, TEB 226 | Macon Campus
DescriptionInterested in an English major, but not sure where it can take you? This panel of professionals -- former English majors -- will showcase the many directions an English major can lead.

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley

 Flyer

Thursday,
Sep. 15

Page to Screen Movie Screening:  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Time: 5:00pm
Location:  Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

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Monday,
Sep. 19

English Week: Pop Up Event

Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: SoAL Lobby | Macon Campus

Description: Students and faculty from the English department will be available to meet you and provide information about the exciting, career-ready degree paths in English and graduate programs in Technical and Professional Writing. See how a professionally focused English degree will fit into your future!

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
Sep. 20

English Week: Pop Up Event

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: TEB Patio | Macon Campus

Description: Students and faculty from the English department will be available to meet you and provide information about the exciting, career-ready degree paths in English and graduate programs in Technical and Professional Writing. See how a professionally focused English degree will fit into your future!

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Tuesday,
Sep. 20

Page to Screen Professor Talk with Prof. Taylor LoForti: 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Time: 2:00pm
Location:  Writing Center, TEB 226 | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Flyer

Wednesday,
Sep. 21

SoAL Graduate Programs: Virtual Information Session
Time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
LocationMicrosoft Teams (see registration link below)

Continue on your journey to success because a Graduate Degree or Certificate Credential is closer than you think! Join us for a Virtual Information Session on Graduate Programs and Certificates hosted by the School of Arts in Letters and the Office of Graduate Studies

The Department of English:
Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing
Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication

Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
Master of Arts in Public Relations
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Business Communication

Register here for the Webinar:
https://tinyurl.com/5n7hsax4

Contact: Dr. Monica Miller or Dr. Andre Nicholson

Flyer

Thursday,
Sep. 22

Celebrating K-Pop

Time:  6 - 7:30pm
Location:  Math Auditorium | Macon Campus  

Description:  MGA students and faculty will present K-Pop music videos on the theme of happiness on the huge HD screen in the auditorium. The music videos will be accompanied by a dance and commentaries, which range from personal experiences to artistic analyses. In addition, Drs. Yunsuk Chae and Sabrina Wengier will recite poetry on happiness written in Korean and translated to English by Dr. Chae. With the popularity of K-Pop (Korean popular music) and the interest in the Korean language and the overall K-Culture, this event will be a fun, informative opportunity for the MGA and the off-campus community. See the attached flyer.

The event is free and open to the public (PG-13) and is sponsored by The Around the World Club, The Modern Languages Program, The Department of Media, Culture, & the Arts, and The School of Arts & Letters.   

Contact: Dr. Yunsuk Chae

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Monday,
Sept. 26

Black Student Unification Documentary Screening of Hellertown, Pennsylvania

Time:  5 - 6pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus
Description: The A & E Documentary titled Hellertown, Pennsylvania, documents a fight between students at a Pennsylvania high school that leads to assault charges and an investigation into a racist video posted on Snapchat. After the documentary there will be a vibrant discussion about issues that divide us and how we can bridge the gap.

Dr. Andre Nicholson

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Tuesday,
Oct. 4

Book Club:  A Discussion of the novel Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie

Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm
Location:  Writing Center, TEB 226 | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Flyer

Monday,
Oct. 10

Indigenous Literature Virtual Read-In

Time: 5 to 6 pm
Location: Microsoft TEAMS
Link: https://tinyurl.com/mwwm24sy

Description: In honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, Cochran English Studies Organization is hosting an Indigenous Literature Virtual Read-In. Come and share a favorite poem, short story, or other passage from your favorite Indigenous author--or just come and listen, discover, and enjoy.

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

Tuesday,
Oct. 11

French Conversation Table

Time: 1 - 1:30pm
Location: Microstoft TEAMS
Description:  Join the French conversation table for francophiles.

Link: https://tinyurl.com/m7ywjx3k

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

Flyer

Thursday,
Oct. 13

Dublin Campus National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Time: 12 - 2:30pm
Location: LIB 99 | Dublin Campus
Description: Hispanic Literature Read-in and a Spanish fan painting workshop. A signature Spanish appetizer (tapa) will be available. 

Sponsored by the School of Arts & Letters and the Office of Student Life.

Contact: Prof. Rhonda Crombie

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Monday,
Oct. 17

Galileo and the Catholic Church: A Reconsideration of the Classic Controversy between Faith and Science

Time: 3:30pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus
Description:  HSO Lecture/ Presentation

Sponsored by the History Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Carol Melton

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Monday,
Oct. 17

Spring Semester Advising for Art Majors

Time:  3:30 - 5:30pm
Location: Russell Hall, 3rd Floor, 309 (Former Writing Center)  | Cochran Campus
Description: Art majors can drop in for advising and registration for spring 2023.

Contact: Prof. Charlie Agnew

Tuesday,
Oct. 18

Information Session for Secondary Education Students in English and History

Time: Noon
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus
Description: This session is intended for English and History majors in secondary ed and those considering a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT). It provides students practical information on program requirements and application procedures. Come find out what you need to do to graduate and teach!

Contact:  Dr. Charlotte Miller or Dr. Benita Muth

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Tuesday,
October 18

 

Advising Event for Art Majors

Time: 9:30am -12:30pm
Location:  SoAL 124 - Mac Lab | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Luke Buffenmyer

 

Wednesday,
Oct. 19

Alliance of Therapy Dogs Stress Relief Event

Location:  Library | Macon Campus
Description: Come meet some therapy dogs! Take a break from studying to see these furry friends. 

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Thursday,
Oct. 20

Mystery Theater
(An Alliance of Therapy Dogs Benefit)

Time:  6 - 7:30pm
Location:  Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

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Monday,
Oct. 24

National Food Day Luncheon with SoAL - Cochran Campus

Time:  11:30 - 1:30pm
Location: SoAL Student Center (Russell Hall, Room 309) | Cochran Campus
Description:  New SoAL majors are invited to drop by the SoAL Student Center to celebrate our nation’s awesome cuisine with a Build-Your-Own Chili Dog bar! There will also be chips, lemonade, cookies and other assorted goodies, games, and giveaways. This will give you an opportunity to meet SoAL’s Dean, chairs, faculty, and other students like you who are new to the SoAL family. We want to get to know you! 

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith

Monday,
Oct. 24

Art Student Meet and Greet

Time:  3:30pm
Location: Russell Hall, 3rd Floor, 309 (Former Writing Center)  | Cochran Campus
Description:  Art majors, and other students interested in Art, are invited to a "meet and greet" in order to get to know one another better and learn about our degree offerings.

Contact: Prof. Charlie Agnew

Monday,
Oct. 24

Free Cody!

Time: 4 - 5:30pm
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus
Description: Investigate a mystery with the Around the World Club--discover where Cody is, and who kidnapped him! Answer clues in French, Spanish, and Korean.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

Tuesday,
Oct. 25

IDS Advising

Time:  Noon - 2pm
Location:  SoAL 110 | Macon Campus

Description: During the session, IDS majors can drop in for advising and registration for spring 2023.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

Flyer

Tuesday,
October 25

Art Majors Meet and Greet

Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Location: Art Complex Foyer | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Luke Buffenmyer

Wednesday,
Oct. 26

Music Expo

Time: Noon
Location: Student Life Amphitheater | Macon Campus
Description:  The Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Piano Class, and Selected Student Soloists will perform.

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Thursday,
Oct. 27

Book Club Discussion: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Time:  3:30 - 5pm
Location: Writing Center, Roberts Library | Cochran Campus
Description: The Cochran English Studies Organization is celebrating Halloween with a spooky discussion of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

Thursday,
Oct. 27

IDS Advising

Time:  5 - 7pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams:  https://tinyurl.com/kx57nah4

Description: During the session, IDS majors can drop in for advising and registration for spring 2023.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

Flyer

Monday,
Oct. 31

Lunch on the Dean for Halloween

Time:  12-2:30pm
Location:  SoAL Building, first floor, SoAL 110 | Macon Campus
Description: New SoAL Majors are invited to join us for a Halloween themed get together! SoAL Staff will be in costume – and we encourage all new SoAL students to dress up, too.  There will be free pizza, drinks, and other goodies and handouts.  Students can meet their fellow new SoAL students, the Dean, advisors and other SoAL faculty and administrators. Students who haven’t yet registered for spring classes can do so.

After the SoAL lunch, students can head to the Library at 3:15 to participate in another event. SoAL and the library are hosting a Halloween costume contest – and students are asked to dress as their favorite history, art, literature, film, or music character! See the separate listing for this event below.

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith

FLYER

Monday,
Oct. 31

Halloween Costume Contest

Time: 3:15 - 4:15
Location:  Library, 2nd Floor | Macon Campus
Description: School of Arts and Letters and the MGA Library present a Halloween Costume Contest! Come dressed your best, as the judged categories are History, Art, Literature, Film, Music, with a grand prize for Best in Show!

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith

FLYER

Tuesday,
Nov. 1

Percussion Ensemble

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

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Wednesday,
Nov. 2

Grammarpalooza!

Time: 11am - 1pm (Drop-in event; students will stay approximately 40 minutes)
Location:  The Writing Center, TEB 226 | Macon Campus
Description: Grammapalooza is an annual writing refresher aimed at college freshmen and sophomores. This fall's theme is Winnie the Pooh.

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley

FLYER

Wednesday,
Nov. 2

Senior Percussion Recital
-Devon Stewart

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

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Thursday,
Nov. 3

Let's Talk About Stress!

Time:  1 - 1:45pm
Location:  PSC near Starbucks | Macon Campus
Description: Come to this student led discussion about stress, anxiety, and ways to get through finals. Share your experiences and problems, and we'll talk about solutions.

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Friday,
Nov. 4

Writing Marathon

Time:  10am
Location:  The Writing Center | Macon Campus
Description: Join us on Friday, November 4th at 10:00am in the Macon Campus Writing Center for a Writing Marathon sponsored by the English Studies Organization. All you need to bring is a writing utensil, paper, your brilliant mind, and yourself! 

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Monday,
Nov. 7

Awareness through Literature Book Discussion:
We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutcheson

Time:  2 - 3pm
Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday,
Nov. 9

Yoga  (an ESO and Student Life Collaboration)

Time:  2pm
Location:  Student Life Center Commuter Lounge | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Nov. 9, 10, 11

Play:  How the Two Ivans Quarreled, by Nikolai Gogol

Time:  7:30pm
Location:  Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus
Description: How The Two Ivans Quarreled—sometimes translated as How The Two Ivans Squabbled—is a short story by the great Ukranian writer Nikolai Gogol. It was published in 1834, the year after Alexander Pushkin’s famous Eugene Onegin, and the two Ivans falling out may be a comic nod towards the novel that ends in a tragic and pointless duel. There’s nothing truly tragic and lots that is arguably pointless in the adaptation for the stage by Dr. Stephen Wisker, Director.

Contact: Dr. Stephen Wisker

Flyer

Monday,
Nov. 14

 "Bring Your Own Book" Fair

Time:  1pm
Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus
Description: Bring your favorite book to present to the group; learn about other interesting books to read!

Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization
Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Monday,
Nov. 14

Senior Saxophone Recital
-Allison Love

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Tuesday,
Nov. 15

French Conversation Table

Time: 1 - 1:30pm
Location: SoAL 110 | Macon Campus
Description:  Join the French conversation table for francophiles.

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

FLYER

Tuesday,
Nov. 15

Jazz Band

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

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Thursday,
Nov. 17

Senior Percussion Recital
-Jalen James

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

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Thursday,
Nov. 17

Chamber Singers

Time: 7:30pm
Location: First Presbyterian Church; 682 Mulberry Street; downtown Macon

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Monday,
Nov. 28

Senior Saxophone Recital
-Jimmy Rollins

Time: 6:00pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Monday,
Nov. 28

Guitar Ensemble

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

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

FLYER

Wednesday,
Nov. 30

Capstone Lecture
Jozee Moton, Industry Track

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

Topic: Music and Film

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Spring 2023

Friday,
March 10

3rd Annual SOAL Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference

Time:  8:30am - 5pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams (link TBA)
Description: The SOAL Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference is an opportunity for faculty to share research or creative works with their colleagues and receive scholarly feedback.

Contact:
Dr. Andre Nicholson

March 27 - April 14

Arts Festival:  Reclaiming the Native South

2023 ARTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

The annual Arts Festival will take place March 27 through April 14, 2023.  Sponsored by the School of Arts & Letters (SoAL), all events are free and open to the public. Please make plans to join us for lively performances, speakers, and visual arts. This year's theme is Reclaiming the Native South and will feature a reading and book talk with Annette Clapsaddle, a member of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians and author of the novel Even as We Breathe. She will speak on Wednesday, April 5, in the Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall on the Macon campus. In addition to being a feature of the Arts Festival, Ms. Clapsaddle’s reading will also be the kickoff event for MGA's Undergraduate Conference, which will run parallel to the conference on April 5, 6, 7, 8.

More events to be announced soon!

April 5, 6, 7, 8
2023 Undergraduate Conference

The Annual Undergraduate Conference, sponsored by the School of Arts and Letters, will kick off on April 5, as part of the MGA Arts Festival: Reclaiming the Native South.  The conference will continue on April 6, 7, and 8.

Schedule TBA

 

 

 

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

Spring 2022
Fall 2021
Spring 2021
Fall 2020

Spring 2020
Fall 2019