Dalton State Hosts Several Events Next Week
October 2, 2014
It doesn’t matter what your interest, Dalton State has something happening for everyone next week - whether you want to support the military, discuss public education, support equal rights for all, learn more about the Vietnam War, or listen to music. All events are free and open to the public.
• On Monday, Dalton State’s Derrell C. Roberts Library will host Operation Write Home from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to help make cards for those serving in the military as part of “The Happiness Project,” a project focused on bringing others happiness. The event is in room 235 of the library.
• Are children still being left behind in the public education system? Dalton State will host a screening of the documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’” and a discussion of public education on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Goodroe Auditorium in Memorial Hall. The documentary follows a handful of children through the public school system exploring drop-out statistics, fallbacks, and lax regulations.
The screening and discussion is part of a year-long focus on inequality in different areas at the College. The discussion will be led by Matthew Hipps, assistant professor of political science. It is the first event geared toward educational inequality, following a series of events on economic inequality.
• For those interested in learning more about the Vietnam War, the Bandy Heritage Center will host Col. Paul Longgrear, a retired member of the Army. His lecture, titled “My Lai: A Retrospective” will focus on his time as commander of Alpha Company, 46th Battalion of the American Division, which secured an area of operation including the My Lai villages during the Vietnam War for the investigation of the My Lai Massacre on March 16, 1968. The lecture will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Room 105 of the James E. Brown Center.
• Soprano Christina Howell will perform a concert on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium of Memorial Hall. This is the second “Concerts on Campus” event. Howell is a voice professor at Clayton State University and will be accompanied on the piano. In a program titled “Flora, Fauna and the Frontier” she will sing a newly composed set of cowboy songs by Cherise Leiter. The recital will also include “Songs from Letters” by Libby Larsen, about the Wild West icon “Calamity Jane.”
• In recognition of National Coming Out Day, the College’s Campus Activities Board is hosting guest speaker Kat Cooper on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Sequoya Hall, Room 102. Cooper works as a senior detective with the Collegedale (Tn.,) Police Department. She is also the chairwoman for the Tennessee Equality Project, vice president for the Tennessee Valley Pride, and the community liaison for Chattanooga PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays). She recently founded the nonprofit, Nooga Diversity Center for LGBT youth and families.