Faculty Concert 10/2: Amy Leventhal, Composer!

Faculty Concert

Amy Leventhal’s Compositions

Special Guest Artists: Patricia Gunter, Patrick Hutchison, Daniel Solberg, and Katherine White

Sunday, October 2, 2016 • 3 p.m. • Performance Studio

Amy Leventhal received her Master’s in Music Composition from Georgia State University in December 2015. Ms. Leventhal studied with Composer Nikitas Demos. The Dekalb Symphony will be performing her work, Impressions from Japan for string orchestra, this 2016-2017 season. Ms. Leventhal just finished composing two pieces for viola; Sarah at the Beach for viola and piano and Our Mulberry Tree for bassoon, viola, and piano. Ms. Leventhal was Assistant Principal Violist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 1990-2009.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call Fine Arts Information, 678-891-3571.

Decatur Writers Group Meetings this Fall

The Decatur Writers Group would like to invite all interested students, faculty, staff and community members who share a love of writing to bring up to five double-spaced pages of their creative writings, at any stage of the writing process, to share with group members for critique.

The group will also host guests from the professional writing community to share relevant information on the journey from novice writer to published author.

October Meetings will be held on the 7th and 21st. In November, the group will convene on the 11th and 18th. The group meets in the Decatur Campus Learning and Tutoring Center,  Room SF 1200 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on these dates. All meetings are free and open to the general public.

For more information about the Decatur Writers Group, please contact Constance Britt Whitehurst at 678-891-2579, or via email at cbritt@gsu.edu.

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

STEAM, not STEM! Call for proposals.

The Georgia State University, Perimeter College’s popular STEM Talks series will begin soon with a new letter added to include the Arts! The new STEAM Talks hosts are requesting proposals for lectures that will bring “awareness to the multitude of ways Art is connected to and involved in traditional STEM fields” which encompasses not only the visual arts but also music, film, and literature.

Existing talks or lectures in this area are welcome and you don’t have to have any prior STEM knowledge to be an effective presenter. All talks will be recorded through Blackboard Collaborate. The talks are typically 40 – 50 minutes long.

With as little as 2-3 weeks notice, your presentation can typically be scheduled on your home campus in the early afternoon. Although at least 2-3 weeks notice is required, additional time is beneficial to provide for sufficient publicity. Your proposed talk will likely be able to take place on your home campus (usually in the early afternoon to avoid travel during rush hour) and all you would do is give your talk in a classroom using the classroom computer and projection system like you normally do while teaching.

For more information please check out the Daily Digest post or contact Ulrike Lahaise, ulahaise@gsu.edu

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra Concert 9/28 @ Clarkston

DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is holding a concert featuring:

Justin Bruns on violin

Georgia State University’s Perimeter College

Subscription Series Concert #1

September 27, 2016, 8 p.m.

Marvin Cole Auditorium, Clarkston Campus

Tickets range from $5 with GSU ID to $22.

The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra (DSO) plays up to 8 concerts each year including the Subscription Series, Children’s Concert, Picnic Pops Concerts, Free Community Concerts, and special performances. DSO has been housed since its inception at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston (now known as Perimeter College of Georgia State University’s Clarkston Campus); however DSO is a regional organization and is not limited to DeKalb County in its service, operations or personnel.DeKalb Symphony Orchestra is a member of the League of American Orchestras and the Atlanta Coalition for the Performing Arts.

555 North Indian Creek Drive
Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus
Clarkston, GA 30021
Map & DirectionsPhone: (678) 891-3565
Email: dso@DeKalbSymphony.org
Website: http://www.DeKalbSymphony.org

Art exhibition on view in Clarkston library through Oct 14

An exhibition of works by artists Vickie Bethel, Lucy Hale, and Loretta Paraguassu will be on view in the “What is Seen” exhibition in the 4th floor, LRC Art Gallery, on the Clarkston campus of Georgia State University, Perimeter College.

The show will run from August 22 through October 14th. A reception will be held on September 22, in the gallery from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition is part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.

The LRC Art Gallery gallery is located on the 4th floor of the library building (Building L) on the Clarkston campus (555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021). Visitors may park in Lots 3, 4, or 5. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information about this event, please call 678-891-3572.









Callanwolde Concert Band will perform on Sept 18 @ Clarkston

The Callanwolde Concert Band, will perform in the Cole Auditorium located in the Fine Arts Building (F) on the Clarkston campus of Georgia State University, Perimeter College, at 3 p.m.

The Callanwolde Concert Band was formed in 1972 as part of a summer program at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and has been working as a non-profit corporation since for almost 35 years. Sunday’s concert “... and the beat goes on… ” will pay tribute to the groups former concert director, Raymond Handfield, who recently passed away in June.

You can listen to samples of their music on their website. The event is free and open to the public.


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.