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Announcements from Academic Affairs

Week of March 25, 2013

Mar 24, 2013, 07:55 pm - Carey Adams

2013 Women In The Arts Symposium

March 28th; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Student Union Savannah Ballroom.  Armstrong AMT’s annual celebration of the accomplishments and advancements of women in the visual and performing arts.  Armstrong Fine Arts students will present papers and presentations beginning at 10 a.m. in Armstrong's Savannah Ballroom, second floor of the Student Union.

University Writing Competition Deadline Extended Through March 25th

The Senate Writing Committee announces the University Writing Competition for 2013.  In an effort to solicit a wide array of contestants, the committee encourages students from across campus to submit papers or written projects to one of four categories: persuasive, expository/professional, research, and creative.   Award-winning papers will be posted to the University Writing Committee’s webpage and archived at the Lane Library.  Student honorees will present their paper during the Student Scholars Symposium, April 24th.  An awards ceremony will be held the same day.  Awards will include cash prizes which were generously donated by Star Castle Family Entertainment Center.

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
Spring Student Art Exhibition

When: March 27th through April 11th

Where: Fine Arts Gallery
Admission: free admission, no tickets necessary

Graduating bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project.  Participating artists: Nekecia Barnes, Cat Counihan, Jeremy Duvall, Krystle Lannaman, Amanda Michael, Rebecca Moore, Kacy Tapley, Helena Thompson and Julio Varela.  Join the artists for a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 5th.

2013 Women In The Arts Symposium

When: March 28th; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Student Union Savannah Ballroom

Armstrong AMT’s annual celebration of the accomplishments and advancements of women in the visual and performing arts.  Armstrong Fine Arts students will present papers and presentations beginning at 10 a.m. in Armstrong's Savannah Ballroom, second floor of the Student Union.

Armstrong Jazz Ensemble Concert
Embraceable You

When: April 2nd; 7:30 p.m.

Where: Fine Arts Auditorium

Armstrong's Jazz Ensemble performs under the direction of Randall Reese, D.M.A.  Featuring guest saxophonist, Jody Espina, the ensemble parlays three arrangements of Gershwin hits including his opera-aria-to-become-jazz-standard "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, his frequently remade-and-used-in-film But Not For Me, and his oft-recorded sentimental show tune Embraceable You, on a program that also includes standard charts by Matt Harris, Phil Woods, Sammy Nestico and Bob Mintzer.