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Open House

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.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Liberty Center (Hinesville): 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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.

NEWS:

Read More $5.2 Million Federal Grant to Provide Scholarships to Underserved Students in Waters College of Health Professions

(October 6, 2017) – Armstrong State University Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Donna Brooks, Ph.D., is the recipient of a four-year U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration’s Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program Grant valued at $5.2 million.

Read More New Waters College of Health Professions Facility Breaks Ground

(Aug. 29, 2017) – Armstrong State University officially broke ground earlier today on the new building that will house the Waters College of Health Professions in Savannah. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal praised the $22 million state-of-the-art facility at a ceremony attended by more than 300 community leaders, political dignitaries, faculty, staff and students.

Read More Consolidation Implementation Committee approves recommendations to promote student success

(August 7, 2017) – Earlier today, the Armstrong State University/Georgia Southern University Consolidation Implementation Committee (CIC) met and approved recommendations to benefit students and promote student success. Recommendations included tailoring academic degree programs for students, streamlining administrative processes to be more efficient, and defining the new admission requirements for the new Georgia Southern.

Read More Governor Nathan Deal Approves $22 Million in Construction Funding for New College of Health Professions Center at Armstrong

(May 1, 2017) – Today, Governor Nathan Deal signed the FY18 budget for the State of Georgia, which includes $22 million in construction funding to build a health professions building on the Armstrong State University campus.

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