News Release

Concerts, Lectures, Hikes, & More Scheduled for Fall at Dalton State

September 21, 2012

Jerico Vasquez
Jerico Vasquez - To Present Piano Concert

The public is invited to attend the numerous concerts, lectures, hikes, and other events scheduled on the Dalton State campus throughout the fall semester.

“We have an exciting schedule of events scheduled this semester, and we are pleased to share the cultural and intellectual resources of the College with the community,” said President Dr. John O. Schwenn. Among the upcoming activities are:

  • Piano recital with Jerico Vasquez, Monday, September 24, 7:30 pm in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. Vasquez, Artist-in-Residence and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Shorter University, has been described as a pianist of “intelligent ardor and exceptionally clear and bright technique.” The concert is free;
  • Screening of “No Turning Back,” a thought-provoking immigration story inspired by actual events, Monday, October 1, 6 pm in Goodroe Auditorium. The free screening will be followed the next evening by:
  • Presentation by Jesus Nebot, director and producer of “No Turning Back” on the topic of illegal immigration and humanitarian solutions. Both events are free and are held in recognition of October as Hispanic Heritage Month;
  • The state of the economy will be the focus of a Lunch and Learn program Thursday, October 4, featuring Brian Anderson of the Chamber of Commerce, David Jolly of J&J Industries, and Bryan McAllister of Brown Industries. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Larry Johnson, Interim Dean of Dalton State’s School of Business. The lunch program is sponsored by the Dalton State Foundation; cost is $10. Registration is required; call 706-272-4473 to reserve your spot;
  • Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Friday Night Lights” speaks on “Sports and Culture” in a free lecture in Goodroe Auditorium at 7:30 pm, Thursday evening, October 4.
  • Dr. John Lugthart, biology professor and chief architect of the Dalton State trail system leads a hike on the College Creek Trail, 9 am, Saturday, October 6. Dr. Lugthart will speak on the trees and creek which meanders near the trail. Meet at the trail kiosk on George Rice Drive behind Bandy Gym;
  • Migrating birds will be the focus of a guided hike by Dr. David DesRochers on the Cascade Trail at 9 am on Saturday, October 13. Meet at the trail kiosk on George Rice Drive near the service road by the Dalton State parking garage;
  • Dr. Kris Barton, associate professor of Communication will deliver the inaugural installment of Dalton State’s “Last Lecture” Series on Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 pm in Goodroe Auditorium. Last Lectures give college professors the opportunity to deliver an “ultimate message” as if addressing students for the last time. The public is invited;
  • Adam Hayes, a member of the music faculty at Berry College in Rome, will present a trumpet concert in the Concerts on Campus series, Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm in Goodroe Auditorium;
  • Biology Instructor Gretchen Lugthart will lead a fall foliage hike on the College’s Big Rock Trail at 9 am, Saturday, November 3. Hikers will meet at the trail kiosk on George Rice Drive near the athletic field;
  • Dalton State’s School of Business presents Michael Chriszt, Vice President with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s research department, who will present an Economic Outlook with a focus on the housing industry. He will speak at Dalton’s City Hall at 3 pm on Tuesday, November 13;
  • Dalton State theatre students present an original production, “Muscadine Wine” written by faculty member Dr. Nancy Mason. The play will be presented in Goodroe Auditorium Thursday through Saturday, November 15-17 with performances every evening at 7 pm and a matinee Saturday at 2 pm;
  • The public is invited to attend a student/faculty/staff concert Monday, November 19, 7:30 pm in Goodroe Auditorium;
  • The “wandering choir” of Chorus Peregrinus returns to Dalton State for a program of holiday and sacred choral music. The Chorus, which counts several local musicians among its members, will perform Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 pm in Goodroe Auditorium.

All the programs are open to the public; most are free. For additional information about any upcoming program at Dalton State, please refer to the Events tab on the Dalton State website: or call Pam Partain at 706-272-2985.

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