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Events

SPRING 2022

 

Wednesday,
January 26

Open Mic Knight
Time: 5 - 7pm
Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus

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

Thursday,
January 27

Collegetown Film Series:  Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Discussion led by Evey Wilson, Mercer University

Time:  7pm
Location:  Douglass Theatre | Downtown Macon
Free with college student ID

Sponsored by Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University

Contact: Dr. Bob Burnham

Tuesday,
February 1

ESO Book Club: Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Time:  2 - 3pm
Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus

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

Wednesday,
February 2

Online Public Speaking Workshop
Time: 3 - 4 pm

Location:  Virtual (Microsoft Teams) 

Do you have a class presentation this semester? Learn from the experts! Attend the virtual Public Speaking Workshop to hear best-practice tips from four MGA Public Speaking (COMM) professors about speech introductions, rehearsal, delivery, self-assessment, and more! Accept the Microsoft Teams invitation in your MGA email inbox the day before (February 1st) the workshop.

Sponsored by the Student Success Center and MGA's Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts

Contact: Paul Johnson for more information.

Thursday,
February 3

Collegetown Film Series:  Legally Blonde (2001)
Discussion led by Dr. Tom Ellington, Wesleyan College

Time:  7pm
Location:  Douglass Theatre | Downtown Macon
Free with college student ID

Sponsored by Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University

Contact: Dr. Bob Burnham

Thursday,
February 10

Student Success Workshop:  "Understanding Academic Growth Mindset,"
led by Terri Reckart, SoAL Academic Advisor

Time:  2 - 3pm
Location:  Walker Hall 307 | Cochran Campus

Contact:  Terri Reckart

Event Flyer

Thursday,
February 10

Collegetown Film Series:  Blue Ruin (2013)
Discussion led by Dr. Patrick Brennan, Middle Georgia State University

Time:  7pm
Location:  Douglass Theatre | Downtown Macon
Free with college student ID

Sponsored by Middle Georgia State University, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University

Contact: Dr. Bob Burnham

Event Flyer

February 14 -
February 17

African American Recommended Books Display
Location:  Arts Complex Lobby | Macon Campus

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

Tuesday,
February 15

"African American History, Heritage, and Culture"
       A SoAL Reading and Performance Series
Time: 6 - 7pm
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

Contact: Dr. Lisa Bro and Prof. Marla Thompson

Event Flyer

Tuesday,
February 15

Advising and Information Session on Modern Language and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: SOAL-110 | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
Contact: Prof. Sabrina Wengier

Tuesday,
February 22

Advising and Information Session on Modern Language and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Russell Hall Old Writing Center| Cochran Campus

Sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
Contact: Prof. Sabrina Wengierr

Tuesday,
February 22

Online African American Read-In
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81663164035?pwd=bDF3YzRwQWV1b3F3bmlmZ3ZwQWVNdz09

Zoom ID: 816 6316 4035
PW: Read

Sponsored by the English Studies Organization

Contact: please email Dr. LaRonda Sanders-Senu for more information, or to share your selection title by February 17, 2022 if you would like to participate.

Event Flyer

Thursday,
February 24

Panel:  "What Can You Do with an English Major?"

Panelists:
Kelley Land, Freelance Editor
Lisa Bayer, UGA Press
Kristen Bailey, Librarian at MGA

Time:  12:30 - 1:30pm
Location:  The Writing Center | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the Writing Center on the Macon Campus
Contact:  Dr. Sharon Colley

Event Flyer

Friday,
February 25

ESO Book Club: Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Time:  11am - noon
Location:  Writing Center | Cochran Campus

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

Weekly at Varying Times

Online AASCU Global Literacy Talks

The Global Literacy Talks are open to all AASCU-affiliated students, faculty, and staff. Using modules from the Council on Foreign Relations’ World101 website and timely pieces from The New York Times, we invite you to join for a lively facilitated conversation filled with civil discourse and, most importantly, your voice. You can register for multiple sessions or just one.  Visit this page to learn more about the series. This is an ideal place for students to discuss their ideas about and interest in a number of issues.

Upcoming Talk:
Wednesday, March 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET:
Cybersecurity—The New Warfare

 

Study Abroad Information Sessions for USG Goes Global study abroad programs:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
March 1 - 3

English Week:  Information Sessions on Academic Programs in English

  • Macon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 - 11am;  TEB by the Writing Center
  • Cochran: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am - 12:30pm; Russell Hall Lobby

March 1: Highlighting Generalist and Teacher Certification concentrations
March 2: Highlighting Professional Writing and Pre-Law concentrations
March 3: Highlighting Creative Writing and Literature concentrations

Sponsored by the Department of English
ContactDr. Chip Rogers Dr. Shane Trayers Dr. Christopher Cairney

Thursday,
March 3

Information Session on Media and Communication Program
Time: 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Location: SOAL-120 | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
Contact: Prof. Lauren Cater

Tuesday,
March 8

History and English Teacher Certification Student Planning Session
Time:  2 - 3pm
Location: President's Dining Room, Georgia Hall | Cochran Campus

Sponsored by the Departments of English and History
Contact: Dr. Chris Cairney

Tuesday,
March 8

Hunger Awareness Event:
Book Talk by Dr. Chip Rogers  - Oliver Twist
Time: 2 - 3pm
Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus

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

Wednesday,
March 9

History and English Teacher Certification Student Planning Session
Time 2 - 3pm
Location Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Chris Cairney

Wednesday,
March 9

Hunger Awareness Event:
Book Talk by Dr. Chip Rogers  - Oliver Twist
Time: 2 - 3pm
Location:  President's Dining Room (tentative) | Cochran Campus

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

Thursday,
March 10

Panel on Hunger Awareness:
Mike Reeves, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
Jake Ferro, Loaves and Fishes
Deveraux Lindsey, MGA
Time:  2 - 3pm
Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus

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

Thursday,
March 10

Information Session on Media and Communication Program
Time: 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Location:  Roberts Library - 208 | Cochran Campus

Sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
Contact: Prof. Rebecca Edwards

Friday,
March 11

Adapting to a New Normal:
2nd Annual Virtual Interdisciplinary Faculty Conference
Time: (see conference schedule below)
Location:  Online, Microsoft Teams
Contact:  Dr. Andre Nicholson

Conference Schedule
Event Flyer

Saturday,
March 12

Chamber Singers join VSU, ASU for Performance of Poulenc:  Gloria
Time:  6:30pm
Location: Albany Municipal Auditorium, Albany Georgia
For tickets:  https://albanysymphony.org/

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Tuesday,
March 15

"Women's History, Heritage, and Culture"
 A SoAL Reading and Performance Series
Time: 6 - 7pm
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

Contact: Dr. Lisa Bro and Prof. Marla Thompson

Wednesday,
March 16

Grammarpalooza
Time: 12:30 -2:30pm
Location:  The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

Grammarpalooza is an event where The Writing Center offers fun and engaging writing refresher activities on a variety of topics. This semester's theme is "Mardi Gras."  

Contact: Dr. Sharon Colley
Event Flyer

Wednesday,
March 16

Online Regency Fashion Talk by Kemberly Locke Payton
Time:  6pm
Location:  Online (Zoom) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81796084277?pwd=Vzc5THlZZXBzdG9JWjlSbXRVTkZKZz09
Meeting ID: 817 9608 4277 /Passcode: Austen

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

Thursday,
March 17

Advising and Information Session on Modern Language and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs
Time: 2 - 3pm
Location: SOAL 110 and online (see event flyer) | Macon Campus

Sponsored by the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts
Contact: Prof. Sabrina Wengier

Event Flyer

Sunday,
March 27

Arts Festival Kicks Off:  Tunes and Balloons & Macon Pops
Time:  4 - 8pm
Location: Middle Georgia State University | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Patrick Brown

Monday - Thursday,
March 28 - 31

10th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition:
Opening & Awards Presentation and Poetry Display

Time: 6pm
Location: Arts Complex Lobby | Macon Campus

Contact: Prof. Luke Buffenmyer or Prof. Shannon Riddle

Tuesday - Thursday,
March 29 - 31

Play: Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley
Time: 7:30pm (running time approximately 65 minutes)
Location:  Arts Complex Theater
Directed by Dr. Stephen Wisker

Event is free
For Mature Audiences (17+)
Contact: Dr. Stephen Wisker

Event Flyer

Tuesday,
March 29

Poetry Slam
Time: 6 - 7pm
Location: President's Dining Room | Cochran Campus

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

Tuesday,
March 29

Panel Discussion:
Recovery Literature: Mending and Surviving through the Imgaination
Time: 4pm
Location:  Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

Contact: Prof. Taylor LoForti

Wednesday,
March 30

Raku Firing Demonstration
Time: 12:30pm - 5:30pm
Outside of Russell Hall | Cochran Campus

Contact: Prof. Charlie Agnew

Wednesday,
March 30

Information Session on the Master of Arts in Public Relations and
the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Business Communication

Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Click here to register:  https://tinyurl.com/3nfy4hsn 

Contact: Dr. Andre Nicholson
Event Flyer

Thursday,
March 31

Film Screening: Minding the Gap
Time: 2pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

Contact: Prof. Lauren Cater or Dr. Lucia Palmer

Thursday,
March 31

Information Session on the Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing and the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Click here to register:  https://tinyurl.com/3hxb98sz

Contact: Dr. Benita Muth
Event Flyer

Thursday,
March 31

Jazz Ensemble with Alumni Guests
Time: 6pm
Location: Student Life Center Amphitheater | Macon Campus

--- CANCELED DUE TO RAIN ---


Contact: Dr. Patrick Brown

Thursday,
March 31

Timothy Fitz-Gerald, Vocalist, with MGA Students
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall (136) | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Friday,
April 1

ESO Book Club: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Time:  11am - noon
Location:  Career Center, Sanford Hall | Cochran Campus

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

Saturday,
April 2

Middle Georgia Harp Ensemble and Middle Georgia Flute Choir
Time: 11am
Location: Arts Complex Lobby | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Lanning

Monday,
April 4

Film Screening:  Clueless (1995)
Time:  5pm
Location:  Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

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

Monday,
April 4

Opening & Awards Presentation:
10th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Time: 6pm
Location: Peacock Gallery | Cochran Campus

Contact: Prof. Charlie Agnew or Prof. Hanna Newman

April 4 - 29

10th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
Location: Peacock Gallery | Cochran Campus

Contact: Prof. Charlie Agnew or Prof. Hanna Newman

Tuesday,
April 5

ESO Book Club:  Jane Austen’s Emma
Time: noon – 2pm
Location:  Writing Center | Macon Campus

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

Tuesday,
April 5

Panel Discussion
Tales of Progress:  Virtues and Dangers
Time: 4pm
Location:  Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Contact:  Prof. Taylor Loforti

Tuesday - Thursday,
April 5 - 7

Play: The Shape of Things by Neil Labute
"Walking Tour" Theater Production
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

Contact: Dr. John Iverson

Thursday,
April 7

Film Screening:  Who is Dayani Cristal?
Time: 2pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

Contact: Prof. Lauren Cater or Dr. Lucia Palmer

Thursday,
April 7

Art Journaling:  Student Success Workshop
led by Terri Reckart, SoAL Academic Advisor
Time:  2 - 3pm
Location:  Walker Hall 307 | Cochran Campus

Contact:  Terri Reckart

Thursday,
April 7

Jane Austen Formal
Time: 7 - 9pm
Location: Student Life Center Lobby | Macon Campus

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

Monday,
April 11

Senior Piano Recital
- Joey Bonner 7:30pm

Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Christian Kim

Tuesday,
April 12

"Celebrate Diversity"
 A SoAL Reading and Performance Series
Time: 6 - 7pm
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran Campus

Contact: Dr. Lisa Bro and Prof. Marla Thompson

Tuesday,
April 12

Percussion Ensemble
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Contact: Miguel Castro 

Thursday,
April 14

Film Screening: Daniel and Nate
Time: 2pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

Contact: Prof. Lauren Cater or Dr. Lucia Palmer

Thursday,
April 14

Wycliffe Gordon, Jazz Trombonist
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Theater | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Patrick Brown

April 14 - April 16

Undergraduate Conference 2022

  •  Thursday, April 14: Cochran Campus
  •  Friday, April 15: Macon Campus

Literary critic R. Baxter Miller will be speaking on Langston Hughes
at 9 am in SoAL Arts Complex Theater

Jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer Wycliffe Gordon will be speaking at 11:30am in the SoAL Arts Complex Theater

  • Saturday, April 16: Macon Campus and/or Virtual

 Jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer Wycliffe Gordon will be speaking at 11:30am in the SoAL Arts Complex Theater

Contact:  Dr. Shane Trayers

Event Flyer For R. Baxter Miller Lecture
Event Flyer for Wycliffe Gordon Lecture

April 18 - 22

Senior Art Show, Abigayle Powell
Time: 6pm
Location: 2nd Floor Atrium | Cochran Campus

Contact: Prof. Charlie Agnew or Prof. Hanna Newman

Tuesday,
April 19

Trivia Night
The Arts: Past and Present
Time: 4pm
Location: The Writing Center (TEB 226) | Macon Campus

Contact: Prof. Taylor Loforti

Tuesday,
April 19

Senior Piano Recital
- Ethan Hamlin 6:00pm

Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Christian Kim

Tuesday,
April 19

Shakespeare Birthday Celebration
Time: 6 - 7pm
Location:  Russell Hall Auditorium | Cochran

Contact: Dr. Mary Christian

Event Flyer

Thursday,
April 21

Student Film Showcase
Time: 2pm
Location: Math Auditorium | Macon Campus

Contact: Contact: Prof. Lauren Cater

Thursday,
April 21

Commercial Combos and Jazz Ensemble
Time: 5:30pm
Location: SLC Amphitheater | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Patrick Brown or Dr. Christian Kim

Event Flyer

Thursday,
April 21

Writing Workshop (ONLINE):  “How to Write a Strong Thesis Statement and Connect It to Your Topic Sentences” by Jenna Scott
Hosted by Tara Lowe, SoAL Graduate Assistant
Time:  6:30 - 7:00pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams: https://tinyurl.com/yn37szz2

Contact: Dr. Chip Rogers

 April 25 - 29

Senior Art Show, Keynayoka Benton
Time: 6pm
Location: 2nd Floor Atrium | Cochran Campus

Contact:  Prof. Luke Buffenmyer or Prof. Shannon Riddle

April 25 - 29

Senior Art Show, Jaeshaan Thomas

Location: Arts Complex Lobby | Macon Campus

Contact:  Prof. Luke Buffenmyer or Prof. Shannon Riddle

Tuesday,
April 26

Samorious Sealey, Senior Trombone Recital
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Patrick Brown

Tuesday,
April 26

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

Contact:  Prof. Terry Cantwell

Wednesday,
April 27

Art Journaling:  (ONLINE) Student Success Workshop
by Terri Reckart, SoAL Academic Advisor
Time:  3:30 - 4:30pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams: https://tinyurl.com/yxxdydjk

Contact:  Terri Reckart

Thursday,
April 28

Writing Workshop (ONLINE):  Support for Claims in Research Papers
by Tara Lowe, SoAL Graduate Assistant
Time:  3:30 - 4:30pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams: https://tinyurl.com/yn37szz2

Contact: Dr. Chip Rogers

Thursday,
April 28

Jahmar Davis, Senior Voice Recital
Time: 6pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Contact: Dr. Robert McTyre

Monday,
May 2

Tyler Jackson, Senior Guitar Recital
Time: 6pm
Location: Arts Complex Rehearsal Hall | Macon Campus

Contact:  Prof. Terry Cantwell

 

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

Fall 2021
Spring 2021
Fall 2020

Spring 2020
Fall 2019