Dunwoody Student Art Show Invites Student Submissions

The Dunwoody Art Club is hosting the 2nd annual Student Art Show at Dunwoody campus from October 24 – November 17, 2016 and is now accepting submissions of student work (through October 21st). This show is open to all current students enrolled in at least one class on the Dunwoody campus, regardless of major or experience.

Faculty, please share and encourage this opportunity in your classes, regardless of your discipline – we have SO many creative students on our campus and this is their time to get acknowledged and share their work with the campus.

All media are welcome, however, works must be “ready to hang” or present as outlined in the submission form. For assistance preparing works for submissions, students are welcome to come to the Dunwoody studio classroom, NA 1150, on Wednesday, October 19, between 3:45 and 5:45 p.m. – emailing the advisor to determine what might be required (as hanging supplies are not provided on Oct. 19) is advised.


Students submissions will be accepted through the Dunwoody Student Life office on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20th from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and also from 8 – 10 am on Friday, October 21st. Any works received after 10 a.m. on Friday may not be eligible for inclusion in the exhibition.

For more information, please send students to the Dunwoody Student Life office or direct them to the documents and information listed on the Dunwoody Art Club webpage – or have them contact club advisor, Ms. Levacy –> mlevacy@gsu.edu.




Sarah Larson Lecture Series: Inventing Thanksgiving

The Sarah Larson Lecture Series on the Dunwoody campus would like to announce its fall event, Inventing Thanksgiving: Pilgrims, America, and Immigration. The lecture will be given by Kari Miller, Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University, Perimeter College, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 1 – 2:15 p.m. in the C Auditorium (NC 1100) at Dunwoody. This event is free and open to the public. Professors are welcome to bring their class, however early arrival is advised as seats fill quickly.

Every November, Americans around the world gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, a tradition many believe to be unbroken since the Pilgrim’s first celebration in 1621. But the actual history of the holiday tells a very different story, one that sheds new light on the way that national identity has developed over time. Aspects of American identity and history inform our modern debates about immigration and patriotism, which are growing increasingly polarized. As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving again this fall, reflecting on its history helps us to add new meaning to the holiday.

karimillerAlthough a native Floridian, Miller has been obsessed with the New England Pilgrims since she was a little girl. Her dissertation, which she is revising into a book, explores the way that American fiction writers crafted the Pilgrim story. She currently teaches American literature and composition online and tries not to overwhelm her students with talks about Puritanism.

Additional event information, flyers, and event sign-in sheets may be requested by emailing Megan Levacy at mlevacy@gsu.edu or calling 770-274-5583. A digital flyer for the event will be shared online soon.







Atlanta Asian Film Festival @ Dunwoody

Perimeter College has been a sponsor of the annual Atlanta Asian Film Festival (AAFF) since its inception in 2005.  AAFF is the largest Asian Film Festival in the Southeast, and this year 6 of the festival’s 12 films will be screened at GSU Dunwoody. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about different cultures through the medium of film.

Saturday, October 8:

Wednesday, October 12:

Friday, October 21:

Saturday, October 22:

All GSU students/faculty/staff have FREE admission to films screened at GSU Dunwoody (but not other locations). Tickets for non-GSU affiliated attendees are only $8. All screenings will be held in the C Auditorium on the Dunwoody campus, NC 1100 (in between the C and D buildings across from the cafe).

Please consider sharing the following flyer in your classrooms or with anyone interested in the series of events. Flyer: Atlanta Asian Film Fest Flyer




Veteran Experience Writing Workshop – Oct. 18

Current Georgia State University, Perimeter College students (ASMs, Vietnam, OIF, and OEF vets), faculty, staff and alumni are invited to share stories of your own military experience or the impact on your lives of friends, parents and grandparents who have served and/or are serving in the United States Armed Forces.


Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
6:30-8:30 p.m. in NA-1140
Dunwoody Campus

No prior writing experience necessary (Bring current creative literary works to share, if applicable). Student veterans attending GSU’s Atlanta Campus, as well as student veterans enrolled at other colleges and universities are especially welcome.

Registration to attend the workshop is required. Contact Alicia Johanneson (ajohanneson@gsu.edu) to register. Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.

October 2016 Writers’ Circle Meetings

If you are interested in writing and are looking for support and feedback from other writers you are welcome and encouraged to attend The Writers’ Circle hosted by the Learning & Tutoring Center at Perimeter College. All meetings are free and open to the public.

At the sessions, writers read from works in progress and offer critiques for every stage of the writing process, from nurturing an idea into gestation  to achieving its publication.  To broaden and enhance the writing experience, the group also hosts guest professionals such as editors, instructors, and published authors.

This month, The Writers’ Circle meets officially on October 7 and 21 in Building LRC (the library) on the Dunwoody Campus from 1 – 3 p.m. in room 3100.

On October 14 and 28, a group of “renegades” from The Writers’ Circle will meet at the Panera Bread on 1625 Mt. Vernon in Dunwoody, GA, from 1 – 3 p.m.

These sessions are free and open to the public.  Call 770-274-5243 or e-mail nmcdaniel@gsu.edu for more information. You can also read more about the group on their website.


Faculty Development Days – Call for Proposals

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning-Perimeter College will be hosting Faculty Development Days on two Friday mornings this semester.  These days will provide an opportunity for faculty to share ideas about any teaching/learning strategies they’ve been using in the classroom. Faculty Development Days will compensate for the loss the centralized Faculty Development Day on the Clarkston campus (during those “student study days” we no longer see on our semester schedules).

The call for proposals seeks presentations about “engaging students, assessing student learning, e-learning/e-books, tying course materials to relevant life and educational experiences, motivating a diverse student body, etc.”  You may submit a proposal HERE.

Proposals are due by 5pm on Sept. 27, 2016 for the Oct. 14th FDD, and Oct. 21, 2016 for the Nov. 11 FDD.

Currently, two events are planned and all faculty are welcome to attend either event. To register for these events please fill out the brief form

  • Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at Dunwoody Campus at 9am-2pm
  • Friday, November 11, 2016 at Decatur Campus at 9am-2pm

To register for these events please fill out the brief form HERE to attend FDD on Dunwoody campus, Oct. 14 and/or Register HERE to attend FDD on Decatur campus, Nov. 11.

For additional information please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at: ctl@gpc.edu

Maggie Mitchell to read from “Pretty Is” @ Dunwoody

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series Presents a Reading
by Maggie Mitchell, 2016 Townsend Prize for Fiction Finalist

Author Maggie Mitchell will read from her book, Pretty Is, at the Georgia State University, Perimeter College’s Dunwoody campus on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in room NB-2100/2101.

This reading is free and open to the public. Faculty members from Perimeter College’s English department are strongly encouraged to bring their classes.  Copies of the novel will be available for sale, and light refreshments will be served. For more information about the reading, go to the full event announcement on The Chattahoochee Review’s Blog site, The Hooch, or contact Alicia Johanneson: ajohanneson@gsu.edu or 678.891.3275.

To request disability accommodations at this event, please contact University Events Management at events@gsu.edu or 404.413.1377 with your request. Please provide your name and the event name, date, and sponsor when making your request.