News Release

Lingering Legacy of Titanic to Be Program Topic

March 16, 2012

Balkan String Quartet Dr. John Hutcheson

The lingering legacy of the Titanic will be the discussion of a Dalton State Foundation Lunch & Learn program Tuesday, April 10, at 12 noon in the College’s James E. Brown Center.

Dr. John Hutcheson, Professor Emeritus of History and Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs, will present "A Night Remembered: Why the Titanic Still Haunts Us." 

Dr. Hutcheson won’t just recap the sinking itself nearly a century ago or even the discovery of the wreck in 1985, but will instead touch on these briefly and incorporate them into a broader consideration of how the disaster has entered the core of Western culture. “The title, of course, derives from Walter Lord's 1955 bestseller, A Night to Remember, which was crucial in rekindling popular interest in the Titanic,” says Dr. Hutcheson, “and became the basis of what's still probably the best movie made about the ship.”

Reservations and advance payment for the Lunch & Learn are required by Friday, April 6, and may be made by calling 706-272-4473. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.

Those with questions or who wish to know more are invited to contact the Dalton State Foundation by calling 706-272-4473 or emailing
Dalton State, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
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