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(Feb 27 2018) Writer Chris Bachelder to Conduct Seminar on Mar 2

(Feb 27, 2018) - Visiting Writer Chris Bachelder, author of The Throwback Special, 2016 National Book Award Finalist, will conduct a seminar for students on Friday, March 2, at 12:30 in Gamble 221. Both an acclaimed novelist and faculty at the University of Cincinnati MFA program, Bachelder would be a fine contact for our creative writers to make.

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(Oct 25 2017) Armstrong to Host Free Concert by French Singer Eric Vincent on November 3

(October 25, 2017) – Armstrong State University's Office of International Education and the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy invite the Savannah community to celebrate National French Week by attending a free concert by acclaimed French musician Eric Vincent. As The New York Times observed, "His music is universal." This event is free and open to the public.

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(Sep 28 2017) Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring Elise Blackwell on Oct. 5

(September 28, 2017) - Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts will present a reading by acclaimed writer Elise Blackwell. The author of five novels, including Hunger, which was named the "Best Book of 2003” by the Los Angeles Times, Blackwell will read from her latest work of fiction, The Lower Quarter

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(May 16 2017) Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel Selected for Japan Studies Fellowship

(May 16, 2017) – Armstrong State University Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in a Japan Studies Institute Fellowship at San Diego State University from June 5-18, 2017. The two-week Summer Institute will focus on the study of modern Japan and encourages participants to develop strategies for incorporating Japanese studies into courses on their campuses.

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(Mar 17 2017) Armstrong to Host Celebrated Crunk Feminist Collection Authors on March 30

(March 17, 2017) – Celebrated hip-hop feminist bloggers and authors of The Crunk Feminist Collection, Brittney C. Cooper, Ph.D., Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D. and Susana M. Morris, Ph.D. will join Armstrong State for a conversation and book signing. Sponsored by Armstrong’s Gender Studies program, Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and Office of Multicultural Affairs, this event is free and open to the public.

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(Mar 01 2017) Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring Emily Rosko on March 2

(March 1, 2017) – The College of Liberal Arts will present a poetry reading at Foxy Loxy Cafe by acclaimed author Emily Rosko, who will read from her latest poetry collection, Prop Rockery. The event is free and open to the public.

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(Feb 23 2017) Armstrong Director of International Education Knighted by French Ministry of Education

(February 23, 2017) – Armstrong State University Director of International Education Dorothée Mertz-Weigel, Ph.D., was recently knighted by the French Ministry of Education in a ceremony held at Armstrong.

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(Feb 07 2017) Armstrong French Club to Host 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18

(February 7, 2017) – Armstrong State University’s French Club will host the 9th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 16-18 at the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St. The festival will screen five French-language movies with subtitles covering a wide range of themes and issues. All screenings are free and open to the public.

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(Jan 18 2017) Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture on Jan. 26

(January 18, 2017) – Armstrong State University will host a free lecture by Comparative Literature Assistant Professor Hapsatou Wane and History Associate Professor Allison Scardino Belzer. In a lecture titled “Women in Conflict: Constructing Identity in the Twentieth Century During Dictatorship and War,” they will draw from distinct historical moments and settings to explore how women writers respond to political and military conflict.

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(Oct 19 2016) Armstrong to Host A Moveable Feast Faculty Lecture Featuring Dr. Lara Wessel and Dr. Nicholas Mangee on Oct. 27

Armstrong will host a free lecture by Political Science Professor Lara Wessel and Economics Professor Nicholas Mangee, who will grapple with the nuances of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s political and economic policies. This event is free and open to the public.

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(Jun 28 2016) Armstrong English Professor Selected to Attend the Ernest J. Gaines Summer Scholar Institute

(June 28, 2016) – Dr. Carol Andrews, associate professor of English at Armstrong State University, was recently selected to attend the Ernest J. Gaines Center's 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30 through June 24, 2016.

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(Jun 09 2016) Armstrong Professor Teresa Winterhalter Invited to Attend Japan Diplomatic Seminar

(June 9, 2016) – Armstrong English professor and Liberal Arts Associate Dean Teresa Winterhalter has been selected to participate in a two-week Japan Diplomatic Seminar in July as part of a grant sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.

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(Feb 22 2016) Armstrong to Present Visiting Writers Series Event Featuring John Holman on March 3

(February 22, 2016) - Armstrong State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy will present a Visiting Writers Series reading by acclaimed author John Holman on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Foxy Loxy Café, located at 1919 Bull St. This event is free and open to the public.

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(Jan 22 2016) Armstrong French Club To Host 8th Annual Francophone Film Festival Feb. 4-6

(Jan. 22, 2016) – Armstrong State University’s French Club will host the 8th Annual Francophone Film Festival February 4-6 at the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St.

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(Dec 16 2015) Hip-Hop Fellow: Armstrong English Professor Heads to Harvard

(December 16, 2015) - Dr. Regina Bradley to serve as the Spring 2016 Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow for the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at the Hutchins Center.