Announcements from Academic Affairs
Week of April 1, 2013Mar 31, 2013, 09:46 pm - Carey Adams
Michael Benjamin Presents Faculty Lecture Series- Civil War Print Culture and the First Black Public Historian
April 12, 2013, Noon, Student Union’s Ogeechee Theater
In the winter of 1887, a decade into the period historian Rayford Logan has termed the “nadir” in the lives of African Americans, author and black historian Joseph Thomas Wilson published his study of black Civil War service called “The Black Phalanx.” Wilson’s publication was only the first of nine editions of this work that appeared during the nineteenth century. What motivated Wilson to publish this work? In short, did the Civil War’s print culture produce the first black public historian to answer claims of inferiority made about his ancestry thirty years earlier? In this paper Benjamin argues that it did.
Armstrong Holds Biodynamics Interactive Showcase
Armstrong State University’s Biodynamics and Human Performance Center announces the second annual Biodynamics Interactive Showcase fundraiser, sponsored by Spine & Sport. Guests will be able to participate in fun, hands-on activities throughout the evening. Staff and students of the Biodynamics and Human Performance Center will perform golf swing assessments, balance testing, strength testing, movement analysis, and exercise direction focused on perfecting each participant’s individual physique. The event, co-chaired by Chatham Orthopedic’s Dr. Spencer Wheeler and emceed by WJCL’s “Big Frank” Sulkowski, will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Biodynamics Center in Armstrong’s Ashmore Hall, 11935 Abercorn St. The showcase is free and open to the public.
Leadership Lecture Series Hosts Janisse Ray
Armstrong announces the Leadership Lecture Series speaking event for spring 2013. Janisse Ray, renowned writer and environmental activist, will give her lecture and reading, “Leading by Example: Sustainability and Our Future,” on Thursday, April 11, 6:00 p.m., at the Armstrong Center, 13040 Abercorn St. The event is free and open to the public.
College of Education Holds Military Family Activity Day
The Military Parent and Children’s Activity Day will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Sports Center on 11935 Abercorn St. The event is targeted for third through fifth graders and is free and open to the public.
Senior Art Exhibition: Picture The Future
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