Inventing Thanksgiving lecture, Nov 2, at Dunwoody

The Sarah Larson Lecture Series fall lecture, Inventing Thanksgiving: Pilgrims, America, and Immigration, with Dr. Kari Miller, will be held this week on Wednesday, November 2nd on the Dunwoody Campus from 1 – 2:15 p.m. in the C auditorium (NC 1100). The lecture will explore the historical development of the story of Thanksgiving and how it informs our views on national identity and immigration.

A printable flyer is available! Click HERE!

Faculty are welcome to bring classes, however, the auditorium fills quickly for these events so early arrival is advised. Please have students sign-in on event attendance sheets (passed around at beginning of the lecture) to ensure that we can continue to receive funding for programs such as this! Email Megan Levacy <> for a PDF copy of sign-in sheets for participation verification.












Bull Mountain Author to Speak at Clarkston, Nov 2

Cattahoochee-LogoThe Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series will host a reading of Bull Mountain by author, Brian Panowich, the 2016 Townsend Prize for Fiction Finalist.

  • Date & Time: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016; 1 p.m.
  • Location: CN-2220, Perimeter College at Georgia State University, Clarkston Campus

The full announcement for this event, with information about the book and author, please visit the full event announcement on The Chattahoochee Review’s Blog site, The Hooch

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 please contact Alicia Johanneson: or 678.891.3275.

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





Literary Activist to Speak @ Decatur Oct. 21

The Decatur Writers’ Group welcomes Literary Activist and Author Jennifer Moore. Ms. Moore will share her literary experiences and knowledge as a writer and self-published author.

The presentation will be held Friday, October 21, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Decatur Learning and Tutoring Center, Room SF 1200.  All are welcome to attend!

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 –>




Artists in Residence Concert 10/12: Perimeter Flutes!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

1:00 p.m.

Clarkston Campus, Fine Arts Building, Performance Studio

Music from America

Nicole Chamberlain, Kathy Farmer, Jeanne Giager, Laura Philpott

Perimeter Flutes is a professional flute quartet in residence at Perimeter College, Georgia State University. The ensemble serves the local community by presenting entertaining and educational concerts, recitals, public broadcasts, and recordings. Perimeter Flutes has performed several recitals at the National Flute Association Conventions. They have also performed at the most prestigious national venues such as the Piccolo Spoleto Chamber Music Festival in Charleston, SC; and in St. Philip Cathedral in Atlanta, GA.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call Fine Arts Information, 678-891-3572.

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 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




Faculty Concert 10/9: Jason Passmore Jazz Combo!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

3:00 p.m.

Clarkston Campus Performance Studio

Program to be selected from original compositions of Jason Passmore

Jason Passmore, woodwinds

Mark Tucker, piano

Steve Blair, bass

Terry Vineyard, drums

This event is free and open to the public.

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

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 ( to register. Go to The Chattahoochee Review’s blog for more information.