The best way to learn about Armstrong's community and values during this transitional time with the future Georgia Southern consolidation is to visit us! At Open House, you and your family can experience all that Armstrong has to offer. Meet with faculty, participate in a hands-on workshop or lecture, learn about admissions and financial aid, tour our beautiful 268-acre arboretum campus, check out residential housing and more! Open House is open to all high school students (focused on seniors), transfer students, and graduate students. The application fee is waived for all Open House attendees.
Open House Dates - Register today!
Savannah Campus: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 2017: Online registration has closed but walk-ins are welcome! Arrive on campus at 8:30am for check-in at the Student Union.
Liberty Center (Hinesville): 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Open House itinerary for Armstrong Campus - Savannah, GA
8:30am: Check-in - Student Union
9:00am: Welcome - Fine Arts Auditorium
9:45am: Faculty-led workshops, academic program information tables, and campus tours begin
10:30am: Info sessions begin
12:00pm: Faculty-led workshops conclude
12:30pm to 2:00pm: Lunch and Student Resource Fair
2:00pm: Info sessions and tours conclude
Faculty-led workshop descriptions for October 28th Open House
- All That Remains with Dr. Virginia Estabrook - Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Social & Political Sciences
Understanding of growth and development in human skeleton to be able to identify how old a people are when they die, their sex, and other features about their lives. In a forensic context can help us identify the victim and prosecute a criminal and in an archaeological context can give us clues about people's lives in the past.
- Ancient Aliens, Popular Ideas of Archaeology, and Sound Historical Inquiry with Dr. Jason Tatlock - Associate Professor of History
The ancient world is fascinating, awe-inspiring, and mind-boggling. Scholars and non-academics share an enthusiastic interest in the peoples of the past and their accomplishments. Some have posited otherworldly sources for the technological achievements of the past, but we will see that this does disservice to the abilities of ancient people as we examine some early human mysteries through the lens of historical inquiry.
- How to Train Your Termite with Dr. Jennifer Zettler - Professor of Biology
Like Hansel and Gretel in the classic fairy tale, termites lay down a trail to retrace their steps after a long foraging trip. Rather than leaving a visual trail like bread crumbs, termites have abdominal glands that secrete pheromones to form an invisible path. If a termite finds a good food source on its foraging trip, its chemical trail will recruit and lead other termites to that location. Some common household items contain chemicals that resemble termite pheromones. In today’s activity, you will find the best tools to train your termite.
- Before There Was Instagram: How a Pinhole Camera Works with Bridget Conn - Assistant Professor of Art - Photography
Did you know just about anything can be turned into a camera? One of the most basic forms of photography is shooting with a pinhole camer, in our case, one made from balsa wood for under $10. Come learn how pinhole cameras work, make a photo, and see the steps involved in developing the print in a photographic darkroom. We will also look at some examples of how artists and teachers are using pinhole cameras all around the world today.
- Keep Calm and Speak On: Managing Fear of Public Speaking with Karla Jennings - Instructor with Art, Music, & Theatre
Speaking in public is scary. In fact, it is consistently near the top of the list of things people fear. Learn where fear comes from, what you can do about it, and why a little fear can be a good thing. Discover what you can expect when you sign up for a public speaking course and how a little skill building can go a long way toward keeping calm and speaking on.
- The Virtual Emergency Room with Dr. Doug Masini and Sherry Warnock - Department Head, Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences, and Program Coordinator, Respiratory Therapy. Sherry: Lecturer and Simulation Coordinator, School of Nursing
Interactive simulation of a true emergency room. Volunteers will be able to directly participate in a simulated patient interaction involving a motor vehicle accident.