Campus Corkboard Oct 4-10

Here is a list of events on the Armstrong Campus and in the city of Savannah!

Thursday, Oct 4

Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Fellows Presentation – DIFF

2 pm – 3:30 pm

Solms Hall 207

Diversity is essential to our personal and professional lives. Yet, so many of us shy away from embracing and addressing the full diversity that our university has to offer. In this workshop, we will examine various aspects of diversity within our campus community and explore tools/strategies that can help us create a more inclusive classroom experience for all.

Homecoming: T-Shirt Swap

4 pm – 7 pm

Residential Plaza

Students can exchange non-Georgia Southern University collegiate apparel for a brand new, Georgia Southern Homecoming t-shirt! Don’t have a collegiate t-shirt to swap? Simply pay $2 and you can own one! Remember to bring your Eagle ID. Be sure to get there early.

Homecoming: True Blue Tailgate and Celebrate

4 pm – 7 pm

Residential Plaza

Join us as we wrap-up a mysterious week. Enjoy free food and activities for everyone! We’ll have an award ceremony for all of the Homecoming events that occurred during the week. Come and see who will be crowned Duke/Duchess of the Armstrong/Liberty campuses and who made King/Queen Court! Celebration is a Georgia Southern tradition, you don’t want to miss!

Basic Conversational Spanish

6 pm – 8 pm

Gamble Hall 119

The focus of this is course is basic conversational abilities. Although this course focuses on conversation, it also develops listening, reading and writing abilities. Instruction will also include how to develop sentences, answer questions and make comparisons using the present tense. This class will consist of lecture, audio, visual and speaking in partners and whole group skits.

Excel Basics

6 pm – 8 pm

Gamble Hall

This course offers a fundamental understanding of Microsoft Excel 2016, including basic Excel environment, navigating the worksheet and ribbon, creating and formatting worksheets, entering and editing data, using functions and formulas, controlling the print output, and using basic tables. At the end of the class, you will be able to use templates, formulas, functions, charts, graphics, and styles.

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

6 pm -7:30 pm

Gamble Hall 222

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. Workshop 6 – Creative use of light, color, and flash photography. Please Note: You will need to bring your camera and its manual, either out of the box or downloaded from your cameras’ website.

God of Carnage

7:30 pm

Jenkins Hall, Blackbox Theatre

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.

“The Diary of Anne Frank”

10/4-10/7

8 pm -10:15 pm

Savannah Repertory Theatre – 980 Industry Dr.

$25

The Savannah Repertory Theatre is doing a new adaptation of the famous play “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The play follows Anne and seven of her family members as they spend two years living in a friends’ storage attic to avoid being found by Nazis during the Holocaust. Tickets can be purchased at https://cityspin.com/savannah/e/the-diary-of-anne-frank/.

Poetry Reading with Dr. James Longenbach

6 pm

Savannah Coffee Roasters – 215 West Liberty St.

He’s a poet, a professor of English at the University of Rochester, a literary critic, and has also published 14 books. Dr. James Longenbach will be giving a poetry reading at Savannah Coffee Roasters as part of the Armstrong Visiting Writers Series.

 

Friday, Oct 5

Asthma Education at the Cutting Edge: Reaching and Teaching the Asthma Community

8 am – 5 pm

Armstrong Center, Auditorium

The annual Asthma Education at the Cutting-Edge seminar will be held this year at the Georgia Southern Armstrong Center auditorium on Friday October 5th, 2018 from 8 am to 5 pm, with continuing education units applied for nurses and respiratory therapists. This year the seminar is focused on new research that addresses the increased burden of asthma in Georgia and the Southeast US, and guest speakers will present on novel approaches, such as pinpointing asthma in communities using OASIS data, treating asthma in the schools and pharmacists serving as asthma educators – certified (AE-C) in a family practice community pharmacy. There is no tuition and a box lunch will be available. The seminar is presented by the Georgia Southern University Waters College of Health Professions, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Asthma Coalition, and the Magnolia Area Health Education Center. To RSVP contact Katina Starks at kstarks@georgiasouthern.edu  912-344-2549  or dmasini@georgiasouthern.edu

Team-Based Learning 101

9 am – 12 pm

Solms Hall 207

This workshop is designed to allow participants to both experience and learn about Team-based Learning (TBL), a powerful and effective teaching approach used in over 100 disciplines and 200 campuses in the United States and abroad. Activities will allow participants to understand how to form teams, how to assure individual and team readiness for class activities, and how class activities emphasize application of content. The four essential principles of Team-based Learning that have been distilled over its four decades of development will also be introduced.

Fall Plant Sale

10 am – 4 pm

Grounds Greenhouse and Nursery, at the south end of the Arts Drive parking lot

It’s back! The Fall Plant Sale features a variety of plants grown and nurtured by the Facilities Services Grounds staff on the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus. This event is open to the public and to all Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff.  Proceeds benefit the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Arboretum. BTW…Did you know that the 268-acre Armstrong Campus houses an arboretum? Read more about it here: https://finops.georgiasouthern.edu/facilities/landscape-services/arboretum/

God of Carnage

7:30 pm

Jenkins Hall, Blackbox Theatre

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.

Closet Raiders-The Fashion Game Show

8 pm -10:30 pm

Lucas Theatre for the Arts – 32 Abercorn St

$25

You won’t want to miss this fashion game show at the Lucas. Three contestants will be using giant dice and answering questions based on fashion knowledge to compete for national and regional fashion prizes. Every attendee will also be part of a live TV audience! Tickets can be purchased at tickets.savannahboxoffice.com.

Fall Street Fair

6 pm

Sulfur Studios – 2301 Bull St.

Sulfur Studios will be hosting a Fall Street Fair as part of its monthly First Fridays Festivities. There will be over 10 artist vendors, a food truck and live music.

 

Saturday, Oct 6

God of Carnage

7:30 pm

Jenkins Hall, Blackbox Theatre

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.

Mac & Cheese Fest

5 pm – 9 pm

The Landings Association – 600 Landings Way South

$2

The Landings Association will be hosting its first Mac & Cheese Festival at the athletic fields on Landings Way. There will be a variety of food vendors presenting their own mac & cheese dishes. There will also be separate mac & cheese cookoffs for adults (16+) and kids (15 and under). Prices for each dish will vary. If you’re interested in staying later, there will be a movie night following the event.

13th Annual Buddy Walk

10 am – 2 pm

Forsyth Park – Drayton St. & East Park Ave.

$15

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will be hosting its annual Buddy Walk at Forsyth Park. The proceeds from the walk will go towards local programs and the LDSS’ summer Camp Buddy. Following the walk will be a Family Fun Festival with pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, a BOO Boutique, games and music. The cost of registration covers admission, a t-shirt and lunch. All ages are welcome.

 

Sunday, Oct 7

God of Carnage

3 pm

Jenkins Hall, Blackbox Theatre

Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.

Picnic in the Park 2018

3 pm – 9 pm

Forsyth Park

It’s time for Savannah Philharmonic’s annual Picnic in the Park! There will be performances by school groups, local musicians and, of course, Savannah Philharmonic! This year’s theme will be “Illuminating the Night.” You’re welcome to bring your own picnic or get food from the local food and drink vendors. You can also take part in the “best picnic contest” by decorating your picnic area with radiant light.

Oktoberfest

10/5 – 10/7

10 am – 6 pm

River Street

Free admission

The Savannah Waterfront Association will be hosting its 35th annual Oktoberfest celebration! There will be Weiner Dog Races, a cornhole tournament, stein pong and live music by a variety of bands including Squash, Young Americans, Lance Stinson, Souls Harbor and Liquid Ginger.

 

Monday, Oct 8

Student Government Association Senate Meeting

12:15 pm

Student Union Ballroom A

The Armstrong and Liberty Campus SGA Senate holds a weekly senate meeting every Monday. All students are welcomed to attend.

 

Tuesday, Oct 9

The Silent Witness Kick-Off Event 

12:30 pm

Student Union

This display will honor and remember the women, men, and children murdered in acts of domestic violence. There will be a table set up alongside the display with resources provided by the Counseling Center and Health Promotion.

The Silent Witness Passive Display

Student Union

This display will honor and remember the women, men, and children murdered in acts of domestic violence. There will be a table set up alongside the display with resources provided by the Counseling Center and Health Promotion.

14th Japan Foundation Film Series: Oyster Factory

5 pm

Student Union, Ogeechee Theatre

French Conversation Table

6 pm

Student Union

Come join us weekly for an hour of conversation in French. All levels are welcome.

Sip & Paint

7 pm – 9 pm

University Hall 156

Join NAACP and the Ladies of SIA as we begin our last week of Latino Heritage Month with relaxation through painting. Non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

 

Wednesday, Oct 10

The Silent Witness Passive Display

Student Union

This display will honor and remember the women, men, and children murdered in acts of domestic violence. There will be a table set up alongside the display with resources provided by the Counseling Center and Health Promotion.

Annual Study Abroad Fair

10 am – 2 pm

Student Union Ballroom

Twice per year, Georgia Southern holds Study Abroad Fairs on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses where students can browse program options, and meet faculty leading the trips, and speak with students who have participated on the programs in prior years.  Each program booth will provide about program dates, academic information, program cost, and other pertinent information. It’s a great way for students to learn more about our program offerings, and for program providers to market their programs to students! The Annual Study Abroad Fairs are held every September or October, and the Mini Study Abroad Fair is held each January.

Banner 9 Training

10:30 am – 12 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.

Brown Bag Series: Spanglish, Spanish, and the Evolution of English

12:15 pm

University Hall 158

Language evolves in interesting ways to accommodate intermingling cultures, as vividly illustrated by the blend of Spanish and English known as Spanglish. The development of Spanglish is analogous to other historical developments in the English language, particularly those following the Norman Conquest, and can serve as a lens to explore the kinds of language change that occur when speakers of different languages live in close proximity and have frequent interactions. This brown bag presentation will discuss the development of Spanglish, its social and cultural implications, and its role in the ongoing evolution of the English language.

Black Panther: Blackness, Africanness, Wakandaness

6 pm – 7:30 pm

Student Union, Ogeechee Theatre

A Panel Discussion. Panelists Marame Gueye (East Carolina University), Liz Desnoyers-Colas, Cathy Skidmore-Hess, Pamela Falk, Chududalu Fab Ukozo. Moderated by Hapsa Wane. Sponosored by the College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Literature, Center for Africana Studies, Office of International Services and Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.