Use this calendar to stay up-to-date on all Petrel Point events. Check back frequently for updates or subscribe using the button below. Events are color coded by type of point: blue – Arts, Education & Ideas, green – Civic Engagement, and yellow – Campus Leadership & Citizenship. Please note that this calendar is the official source for ALL Petrel Point events, events not listed on the calendar DO NOT qualify for Petrel Points (even if Petrel Points are listed on the event fliers.)

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November 2014 – May 2015

November 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
•Campus Community Partnership Foundation (C2P) The Mentor Walk: College Immersion Day – Special Guest Speaker former President Jimmy Carter
Skylight Gallery Concert @ Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
November 2, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pianist Laura Gordy and violinist George Vass perform music by Handel and Prokofiev.
Stand for the Kids @ Oglethorpe University Quad
November 5, 2014 all-day
Stand for the Kids @ Oglethorpe University Quad
Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity at Oglethorpe University is hosting it’s very first Stand For Kids fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. Participants will be taking a stand for the children who are seriously and terminally ill and require the care. We would like to invite you to participate in our events on November 5th, 2014: 12:00pm-3:00pm Banner Painting in front of TLCC 6:50pm Balloon Release 7:00pm Storm the Dorms To make a donation, or for more information please do not hesitate to contact us at: phide.gaalpha@gmail.com
November 5, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Interested in attending graduate school? Several local graduate programs ( UGA, GA State, Auburn, Mercer, GA Tech, and more ) from a variety of disciplines will be coming to Oglethorpe to share information and meet YOU! This is a great way to explore different options, learn about the entrance requirements, and to start planning for your future educational goals.
November 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – November 14, 2014 @ 12:00 pm
Mental Health First Aid Training @ Earl Dolive Theater
Are you concerned for the mental and emotional wellbeing of yourself and others? Do you want to make a difference by being a mental health advocate? Do you want to get rid of the stigma surrounding mental illness? If you answered yes to any of these questions then consider attending Mental Health First Aid Training. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an evidence-based 8-hour training program which teaches participants how to: • Recognize risk factors, warning signs, and symptoms of mental illness • Offer and provide initial help to individuals exhibiting such symptoms • Guide a person toward appropriate treatment and other support For more information and to register email Leanne Henry-Miller lhenry@oglethorpe.edu or call (404) 364-8456. Training will be held Friday, November 7th and 14th from 12:00pm until 5:00pm. All trainees will receive a participation guide, MHFA certification and CLC petrel point at the end of the course.
November 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oglethorpe University Singers and University Chorale Fall Concert Dr. W. Irwin Ray, conductor; David Buice, pianist
Oglethorpe Concert Winds Fall Concert @ Conant Performing Arts Center
November 8, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oglethorpe Concert Winds Fall Concert Paul Scanling, conductor
November 11, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bring your laptops for this interactive discussion of creating and writing an excellent resume! Synthia Smith, graduate assistant for the Center for Professional Development and current HR executive, will be using Optimal Resume in this workshop, an online resume builder offered to students as an additional resource.
Cool Runnings! @ Earl Dolive Theatre
November 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Cool Runnings! @ Earl Dolive Theatre
Come hear Oglethorpe’s very own French and Core professor, Iona Wynters Parks, tell her story about how she represented Jamaica as a triathlete in the 2000 Sydney Olympics! She will speak of her experiences and she will even shed some light on the issues surrounding the 1988 Winter Olympics held in Canada (the basis for the movie “Cool Runnings!”) After Professor Parks concludes her discussion, students can feel free to stay and watch the movie “Cool Runnings!” which follows four young track athletes as they attempt to become the first Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team.
Film Lecture by Professor Murray Pomerance @ Earl Dolive Theatre, Library
November 17, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Deep Depp: Travails of Celebrity in the Global Era” Professor Palmer is the author or editor of more than forty books on the cinema, and has published extensively on acting. His book on Johnny Depp is one of the classics in the field. He is a stimulating lecturer.
November 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The T Word: Not Silent Anymore @ TLCC Trustee Room
“When a baby is born, one of the first questions asked is it a boy or is it a girl? But what if it’s not that simple?” Have you ever wondered what the T word stands for in LGBT? Is the T word more than just trans? How does gender play a role in our society? Did you know that November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Join us for a night of discussion and healing; we will be discussing “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word,” as well as providing an open dialogue about, gender, visibility, and identity facilitated by Dr. Amy Palder. We will have special guests from Real Youth Atlanta, a nonprofit organization in Atlanta that provides people ages 13-25 with an affirming space to be themselves. Light snacks and drinks provided.
Annual Boar’s Head Ceremony and Holiday Concert with The University Singers, University Chorale and University Concert Winds.
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