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December 2014 – May 2015

December 2, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Georgia Alpha Phi Delta Epsilon Gelfand Lecture Fall 2014 @ Trustee Room of the TLCC
Dr. Batisky, the director of the Pediatric Hypertension Program at Emory University Medical School, comes to Oglethorpe University’s campus to lead Phi Delta Epsilon’s Gelfand Lecture for the fall of 2014. Dr. Batisky comes to answer the question: Does hypertension in the pediatric population cause neurocognitive disabilities in the individual later in life? COME OUT TO EAT GOOD FOOD AND FIND THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION! There will be a pre-med talk for those interested in going into the medical professions from 5-6PM. Following this, the lecture will take place from 6-8PM.
December 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
OUtlet Presents: "deepsouth," a film on HIV/AIDS in the South  @ TLCC Exchange Room
Join OUtlet for a night of learning, love, and visibility. We invite you to join us for our screening of a powerful film, “deepsouth.” This film focuses on the lives of people affected by HIV/AIDS in the South. The film will discuss issues related to race, class, gender, all with respect to HIV/AIDS in the South. After the film screening, we will provide an open dialogue for students, faculty, and staff who are interested in discussing HIV/AIDS. This discussion will be facilitated by Sociology Professor, Dr. Amy Palder.
The founder of the Global Soap Program, Dereck Kayongo will speak about how he transformed his vision of putting a bar of soap in the hands of every child, into reality. His project takes donated, melted, purified and reprocessed hotel soap and redistributes it to vulnerable populations around the world. Kayongo who came to the US as a refugee at the age of 10 was named one of CNN’s Top Ten Heroes of the Year in 2011 and was endorsed by the American Hotel and Lodging Association in 2013. A graduate of Tufts University with a degree in Law and Diplomacy, Kayongo is working on a book about how he found his calling in life as a refugee in America.
Annual Boar’s Head Ceremony and Holiday Concert with The University Singers, University Chorale and University Concert Winds.
This I Believe @ Lupton Auditorium
December 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
This is a great opportunity to hear what some of our newest students are thinking and feeling. Based on the 1950s radio program (and a much more recent effort by NPR), the “This I Believe” project seeks to get citizens to reflect on something that is important in their own lives and to write a personal creed expressing the nature and significance of this belief. All of our newest students have been developing these personal creeds this semester in their FYS 101 and OGL 101 sections. Each student presented his/her creed orally during a recent class meeting. The best approximately dozen of these (as judged by fellow classmates, instructors and peer mentors) will be read during the program. In addition, a small number of faculty/staff have been invited to develop and read their personal creeds the same night. Please join us for what promises to be an enjoyable and insightful evening.
January 4, 2015 – January 10, 2015 all-day
MLK Day of Service @ Check in at the TLCC
January 19, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
March 7, 2015 – March 14, 2015 all-day
The Atlanta Concert Band @ Conant Performing Arts Center
March 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*Sunday, March 8, 2015 3:00 pm / Conant Performing Arts Center The Atlanta Concert Band Paul Scanling, conductor and musical director free with Petrel Pass Co-sponsored by Oglethorpe University Department of Music
March 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
free with Petrel Pass Advance Sale Tickets: 678-301-8013 or www.ccityopera.org. co-sponsored by Oglethorpe University Department of Music.
Cesar Chavez Day of Service @ Check in at the TLCC
March 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
March 28, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
free with Petrel Pass Advance Sale Tickets: 678-301-8013 or www.ccityopera.org. co-sponsored by Oglethorpe University Department of Music.
March 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
free with Petrel Pass Advance Sale Tickets: 678-301-8013 or www.ccityopera.org. co-sponsored by Oglethorpe University Department of Music.
OU Day of Service @ Check in at the TLCC
April 3, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
featuring applied music scholars and professors’ select students
April 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Oglethorpe University Singers and Chorale Spring Concert Dr. W. Irwin Ray, conductor; David Buice, pianist
The Oglethorpe Concert Winds Spring Concert @ Conant Performing Arts Center
May 2, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Oglethorpe Concert Winds Spring Concert Paul Scanling, conductor
The Georgia Philharmonic @ Conant Performing Arts Center
May 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Georgia Philharmonic For advanced sale tickets: www.georgiaphilharmonic.org / free with Petrel Pass co-sponsored by Oglethorpe University Department of Music