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Events


Fall 2020

July 30,
August 27,
September 24,
October 29, &
November 19
(Thursdays at 3:30 pm)
 

SOAL Collective Action Series Book Club via TEAMS 

  • Chapters 1 to 4: Thursday, July 30 at 3:30 pm
  • Chapters 5 to 8: Thursday, August 27 at 3:30 pm
  • Chapters 9 to 12: Thursday, September 24 at 3:30 pm
  • Chapters 13 to 15: Thursday, October 29 at 3:30 pm
  • Chapters 16 to 18: Thursday, November 19 at 3:30 pm

Location: via TEAMS (virtual sessions)
Series Organizers: Dr. LaVette Burnette | Dr. Andre Nicholson | Mrs. Alison Nooks, MBA, MA

MGA FACULTY & STAFF WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE SERIES:
In order to join the series via Microsoft TEAMS, log in using your MGA credentials. Then, click the "Teams" tab and enter CODE xm0ycay or email soalcollectiveactionseries@mga.edu (the organizers) to be added to the SOAL Collective Action Series Teams group. If you have questions, please do let us know.

Our first endeavor in this series is focused on the MGA value of ADAPTABILITY with a book discussion of Ibram X. Kendi’s  How to be an Antiracist. Kendi is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University and is now . He offers a combination of history, law, and personal accounts of his journey to free himself of racists ideologies. The book's goal matches our values as we use self-examination and transformation to form a just and equitable society. The book club intends to start the antiracism dialogue, share resources for personal growth, and offer tangible tools to help our faculty, staff and students.

Each meeting will include a discussion of reading prompts, our shared impressions, and suggestions of actionable ideas to implement in our lives and interactions with students.

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August 31 - October 2    

 

               

Art Exhibition:  Antonio Martinez, Recent Work
Gallery Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5:30pm;  Friday, 8am - 12pm
Location: Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall | Cochran Campus

Gallery Talk Online:  Facebok Live
Tuesday, September 8
6pm 

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Thursday,
September 17

SOAL Collective Action Series PANEL:
Lived Experiences: A Discussion on Race, Diversity and Equity

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm via TEAMS
OPEN to Students, Faculty and Staff  (A link sent via MGA email to one week prior to the event)

PANELISTS:

Jenia Bacote, J.D.
MGA Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity | Title Ix Coordinator
Tesia Baker
President, MGA Student Government Association

Joshua Hill, M.A.
English Lecturer, MGA School of Arts & Letters

Jeffrey Tarver, M.P.A.
Assistant Professor Of Criminal Justice, MGA School Of Education And Behavioral Sciences
Moderator:
Andre Nicholson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Of Media And Communication, MGA School Of Arts & Letters

Chat Room Facilitators:
Lavette Burnette, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Media and Communication
School of Arts & Letters

Alison Nooks, M.B.A., M.A.
Online Academic Program Coordinator &
Media,Culture and Arts Faculty (Adjunct)
School of Arts & Letters

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Thursday,
October 1

Virtual Book Club: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
2pm

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,
October 7

MGA Music Faculty Concert
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus   (please observe social distancing)
5:30pm

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

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Monday,
October 5 - November 25

Art Exhibition: Abby Newman, Pottery
Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 5:30pm; Friday, 8am - noon  (please observe social distancing)
Location: Peacock Gallery, Russell Hall | Cochran campus

Gallery Talk: Online Facebook Live
Monday, October 12
6pm

Link to the Peacock Gallery Facebook Page

Contact: Professor Charlie Agnew

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Wednesday,
October 14

MGA Percussion Ensemble, Miguel Castro, Director
Location: SLC Amphitheater |  Macon Campus   (please observe social distancing)
5:30pm

Contact:  Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Wednesday,
October 21

MGA Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Music Groups
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus    (please observe social distancing)
5:30pm

Contact:  Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Thursday,
October 27

Book Club:  The Boatman's Daughter by Andy Davidson
Location: Virtual (link to be announced)
2:00pm

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday,
October 28

MGA Chamber Singers and Guitar Ensemble
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus   (please observe social distancing)
5:30pm

Contact:  Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Monday,
November 2

Viewing of The Great Gatsby
Location: SOAL Theatre | Macon Campus (limited seating; please observe social distancing)
6:00pm

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday,
November 4

Lecture:  Dr. Monica Miller on The Great Gatsby
Location: Virtual (link to be announced)
2:00pm

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization

Contact: Dr. Shane Trayers

Wednesday and Thursday,
November 4 & 5

Play:  The Distance Between Us
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus (this performance will follow all Covid-19 safety precautions)
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Contact: Dr. John Iverson

Tuesday,
November 10

Recital:  Taylor Smith, Percussion
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus   (please observe social distancing)
7:30pm

Contact:  Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Tuesday,
November 10

Netflix Watch Party:  I Lost My Body
(National French Week)
Location:  Online (see instructions on flyer)
7:00pm

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

Wednesday,
November 11

Panel:  "What Can You Do with an English Major besides Teach?
Location: Virtually through TEAMS
3:30pm

Please see your campus email for an invitation to TEAMS, or contact Dr. Sharon Colley below.

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley

Panelists: 

  • Katherine Gripp:  Communications Manager for the nonprofit National Novel Writing Month
  • Rachel Ness-Maddox:  MGA English graduate, now a third year law student at Mercer University
  • Andy Davidson:  Novelist, who is author of In the Valley of the Sun and The Boatman's Daughter and who is a faculty member within MGA's English Department

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Monday - Thursday,
November 9 - 11

Writing Center Event:  Grammarpalooza!!!
Location: Patio outside TEB 226 | Macon Campus (social distancing will be observed)
12:30 - 2:30pm daily

Students may come on one of the days to engage in a 40 minute writing refresher, reviewing a number of common grammar and usage errors.  The theme this semester is "Gremlins!"

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley

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Monday,
November 16

Recital: Ashli Axtell, Lecture Recital
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus    (please observe social distancing)
7:30pm

Contact:  Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Monday,
November 16 - 20

Arts Extravaganza!
Location: Macon and Cochran Campuses  (please observe social distancing)

Cochran Campus:  Second Floor Gallery, Russell Hall

  • Student Art Exhibit
  • Raku Pottery Demonstration (3:30 - 5:30pm,  November 16)
Macon Campus:  SOAL Lobby
  • Student Photography and Art Exhibit
  • Art Installation

Online Play:  11/11/2020: An Online Adventure - Now Showing 11/18/2020

Contact: Dr. Sheree' Keith

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Tuesday,
November 17

Recital:  Alexis Brown, Percussion
Location: Arts Complex Theatre | Macon Campus   (please observe social distancing)
7:30pm

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Wednesday,
November 18

Play:  11/11/2020: An Online Adventure - Now Showing 11/18/2020
Location: Online (scan the QR Code below to link to the show, starting 11/18)
7:30pm
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Contact: Dr. Stephen Wisker

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Thursday,
November 19

Recital: Novian Stephens, Voice
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus   (please observe social distancing)
7:30pm

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Thursday,
November 19

Netflix Watch Party: Snowden
Location:  Online (see instructions on flyer)
7:00pm

Contact: Dr. Sabrina Wengier

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