Here is a list of events for the Armstrong campus as well as for the city of Savannah!
Thursday, Sep 20
Book Group: Teach Students How to Learn (Saundra McGuire)
11 am – 12:15 pm
Solms Hall 207
Facilitated by Debbie Walker and Nancy Remler (facilitated on both campuses simultaneously). Do you believe that students can learn more deeply and achieve more success than they do at present? Are you frustrated by unmotivated, disengaged students? Join this book discussion to discover strategies that will positively influence student learning in your classes. The author, Saundra McGuire, provides practical, research-based strategies to teach students how to learn. Mindset, Motivation and Metacognition are integral to deeper learning. Participation is limited to 10 individuals, and by registering you commit to attending all group meetings. Each participant will receive a copy of the book at the first meeting.
Did You Just Say That? Impact v Intent of Microaggressions
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Part of the President’s Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) Workshop Series.
Stomp out Stigma: A Call to Action
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Compass Plaza/Learning Commons
TAKE ACTION; GET INVOLVED. Join Active Minds September 17-20 at select pop-up locations to pledge to be the voice to help stop suicide! Every year, more than 1,000 college students lose their lives to suicide. Active Minds aims to bring awareness to campus suicides and mental health in our community. Be a part of the movement to stomp out stigma by signing our pledge and posting a pic of your signed pledge on social media with the hashtags #ActiveMindsArmstrong and # NeedYouHere. Then we want you to practice what you pledge by taking one of our resource cards and giving it to a loved one or even a stranger who may be in need. Mental illness is treatable, and suicide is preventable. Even so, many suffer in silence. Active Minds is trying to change that.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Student Union, Skidaway Room
Would you know how to stand out during a business meeting at a restaurant, or when your interview includes a lunch meeting? Join us for an informative video loaded with dining etiquette tips including difficult to manage foods, understanding place setting organization, what not to order and more!
Banner 9 Training
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Solms Hall 204
Join the IT Services team as instructor Jessica Weaver reviews the basics of how to navigate the Banner 9 interface. Training includes hands-on practice.
QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
University Hall 131
The Counseling Center is hosting a Drop-in Suicide Prevention Training for Faculty and Staff. It is Suicide Prevention Month and it is important to know how to help those in need. You will learn how to question someone if you are concerned they may harm themselves, persuade them to get help and become aware of the referral sources for them to access if needed. Ask a Question, Save a Life.
4 pm – 5 pm
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
Come join the Tybee Island Marine Science Center to learn more about local wildlife. On this trek, you will be able to walk through the salt marsh and look at fiddler crabs, snails and other animals. You will also learn about how the marsh is an important food source for animals and how it’s a filter for pollutants. Participants are required to wear close-toed and heeled shoes. No flip-flops or crocs. Everyone will be meeting up at Spanish Hammock on the north end of the island. Be ready to get muddy! Reserve your spot at https://www.tybeemarinescience.org.
State of the University
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Student Union Ballroom
State of the University is an event held by SGA, as a chance for the students to listen to University Leadership (including President Nickel) who will present their address to the campus. After their presentation to the student body, students are encouraged to ask University Leadership questions or give their pressing concerns about campus life and other matters.
B.Y.O.A. (Bring Your Own Album)
6 pm- 9 pm
East End Provisions-420 E Broughton St.
It’s time again for Lot 33’s monthly B.Y.O.A. event! Bring some of your favorite vinyls anytime from 6-9 at East End Provisions. You’ll be able to enjoy your music and possibly discover something new by listening to someone else’s! If you don’t have your own vinyls to bring, there will be plenty to choose from at the event.
Fundamentals of Digital Photography
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Designed for beginning photographers, this class is ideal for those with an interest in capturing stunning images of everything from people to nature. Using digital single-lens reflex photography (DSLR) is like using point-and-shoot technology except that the overall quality and response is enhanced. This class is geared toward those who anticipate moving toward DSLR photography. Please Note: You will need to bring your camera and its manual, either out of the box or downloaded from your camera’s website. Workshop 2 – Lenses and their use in specific situations
Guest Lecture: Frida Kahlo and the Never-Ending Torments of a Mexican Icon in the 21st Century
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dr. Oswaldo Estrada, Professor of Latin American Literature, is our guest lecturer from UNC- Chapel Hill. Dr. Estrada’s presentation traces several literary and cultural representations of Frida Kahlo produced in the midst of neoliberalism, gender debates and the widespread commodification of cultural memory. Focusing on contemporary literature, corridos and films, the critic interrogates how and why some writers recreate hybrid narratives that fuse history, memory and fiction. In doing so, he reveals the innovative and sometimes troublesome ways in which authors can challenge or perpetuate gendered conventions of writing women’s lives.
Friday, Sep 21
SCAD Cinema Circle- “The Muppet Movie”
Trustees Theater-216 E. Broughton St.
$5 non-SCAD students, $8 general admission
The SCAD Cinema Circle’s monthly feature will be “The Muppet Movie” at the Trustees Theater. Since this year is the 40th anniversary of SCAD, the Cinema Circle will be screening movies that will be turning 40 this year. “The Muppet Movie” tells the story of how the Muppet gang got together and created The Muppet Show. It starts off with Kermit the Frog heading off to Hollywood after an agent convinces him to audition for a show. Along the way he meets other characters such as Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Miss Piggy. Tickets can be purchased at https://tickets.savannahboxoffice.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=2645&a=15&src=eventperformances.
Ladies’ Night Out
7 pm- 10 pm
Art Center of Wilmington Island-140 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
Bring your friends to the Art Center of Wilmington Island to paint a lobster! Appetizers will be provided. You are also welcomed to bring your favorite drink of choice. You can save your spot at https://artcenter.as.me/art.
Film: Spider Thieves/ Niñas arañas
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Compass Point Clubhouse Lawn
The Gracia Roldán Spanish Film Club Festival continues with Spider Theives. This movie will be shown on the lawn by Compass Point Clubhouse. Inspired by actual events, this teenage thriller is a unique social commentary on dreams, class and unfulfilled expectations in contemporary Chile. Three teenage girls from a Santiago shanty town set in motion a plan to climb buildings and plunder expensive apartments. All they want is to have all the cool and trendy stuff they see advertised in TV commercials and department stores. Word spreads and soon enough they became the notorious “spider thieves.” Sponsored by Spanish Department, Residence Life, International Student Organization and Multicultural Affairs.
Saturday, Sep 22
Student Union Plaza
Treasure Savannah is an Armstrong Campus day of service that celebrates Armstrong’s long and rich history in Savannah. Join hundreds of students, staff and faculty to learn about the issues facing our city, to give back to our community and to build connections between Georgia Southern students and the surrounding community.
Fall for The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love
Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave. Tybee Island, GA. 31328
In honor of the fall equinox, the Tybee Post Theater will be hosting a concert starring the rhythm and blues band, The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love. They’ve been playing at venues around Savannah for the past 25 years and play hits by well-known artists such as Steely Dan, James Brown and Toto. They will be joined by The Bonaventure Horns, a big band that consists of two trumpets, the trombone, sax and baritone sax. It will be a night full of upbeat music and dancing! Tickets can be purchased at https://tybeeposttheater.showare.com/ordertickets.asp?p=580&src=default.
Sunday, Sep 23
Field of Food Trucks
1 pm – 4 pm
Grayson Stadium-1401 E Victory Dr.
Come to Grayson Stadium to try a variety of foods from over 12 different food trucks! The admission price includes all-you-can-eat samples from every food truck. Some trucks will be locals and others will be coming all the way from Charleston and Fernandina Beach, FL! There will be NFL game viewings available and live music provided by Thomas Claxton and The Myths and Levi Moore. Tickets can be purchased at https://thesavannahbananas.com/fieldoffoodtrucks.
Musical Matinees: “Chicago”
Lucas Theatre for The Arts-32 Abercorn St.
$5 non-SCAD students, $8 general admission
The Lucas will be starting off a new monthly series called “Musical Matinees” with the Oscar-winning film “Chicago.” The film is about two murderesses named Velma and Roxie, who both wind up on death row. A fierce rivalry between them ensues when a lawyer takes on both of their cases as they both long for the spotlight. Tickets can be purchased at https://tickets.savannahboxoffice.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1990.
Monday, Sep 24
National Hazing Prevention Week
National Hazing Prevention Week is an annual week of activities and programs conducted on campuses and within organizations to raise awareness of the problem of hazing. We aim to educate students, staff, faculty, parents and the Statesboro community regarding the issue of hazing, how to recognize it, and how to prevent future acts of hazing. Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life
Student Government Association Senate Meeting
Student Union Ballroom A
The Armstrong and Liberty Campus SGA Senate holds a weekly senate meeting every Monday. All students are welcomed to attend.
Work Out with your Servicemen and Women (WOW)
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SSC Ballroom C
Join Health Services, the Counseling Center, veterans, Team Eagle and CRI personal trainers for 30 minutes of restorative yoga coupled with gait analysis and injury consultations. Support and honor our servicemen and women while raising awareness for trauma and mental health. Learn how you can give support to our campus community from 6 pm to 7 pm in the SSC Ballroom C.
Tuesday, Sep 25
Fundamentals of Digital Photography
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Designed for beginning photographers, this class is ideal for those with an interest in capturing stunning images of everything from people to nature. Using digital single-lens reflex photography (DSLR) is like using point-and-shoot technology except that the overall quality and response is enhanced. This class is geared toward those who anticipate moving toward DSLR photography. Please Note: You will need to bring your camera and its manual, either out of the box or downloaded from your camera’s website.
Workshop 3 – Controlling exposure to take the perfect picture
Meet the Latino Greeks
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Student Union Ballroom B&C
Are you interested in Greek Life? Come learn about our Hispanic/Latino fraternities and sororities on the Armstrong Campus. Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc, Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. and the interest group of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. welcome you to their meet and greet. We look forward to meeting you as you learn what Latino Greek life is all about—and no, you do not have to be Hispanic/Latin@ to join!
Wednesday, Sep 26
Start Now Fall Minimester – Armstrong Campus
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Prospective and former undergraduate students who want to attend Georgia Southern University have a unique opportunity to START NOW! October Minimester begins October 8 on our Armstrong (Savannah) and Liberty (Hinesville) campuses. Courses are also available online.
Screening of Haze
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
As part of National Hazing Prevention Week, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will be screening the award-winning film HAZE on Wednesday, September 26th in the Ogeechee Theater starting at 4 pm. After the screening, there was a discussion with the film’s director David Burkman. A modern retelling of ancient Greek mythology, HAZE is a sobering, realistic portrait of what can happen behind fraternity house walls. In the aftermath of a brutal fraternity hazing death, a college freshman’s desire to join the best fraternity on campus is compromised when his older brother launches an anti-hazing crusade. HAZE is a dark, raw look into a secret world of reveling intoxication, ritual savagery, and into the hearts of two young men, each driven in his own way by a need for acceptance and brotherhood. Disclaimer: This film contains scenes of brutal hazing, graphic violence, sexual misconduct, and unsettling imagery. Viewer discretion is advised.
Film: On the Roof/ El techo
The Gracia Roldán Spanish Film Club Festival presented On the Roof. In this feel-good ensemble dramedy, a flat rooftop in an old Havana neighborhood is the natural habitat for three friends who spend their days and nights dreaming about the future. Yasmani is an amateur pigeon fancier who is too shy to talk to a girl he likes; Victor José has convinced himself of his Sicilian descent and now prefers to go by Vito; Anita is five months pregnant and pretends that she doesn’t care who the father is. In the midst of their boredom, without money and dreaming about success, they decide to set up their own business. The cost of this dream will finally lead them to personal maturity, but with some difficulty. A deliciously offbeat romantic comedy, On the Roof doesn’t shy away from tackling the problems facing contemporary Cuban youth.
Environmental Community Cinema
Science Center 1402
Screening of the movie Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.