Poetry reading by GSU faculty on Thursday, March 2nd at Clarkston

At 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, Georgia State University Perimeter College professors Amber Nicole Brooks, Rosemary Cox, Michael Diebert, Frank Holt, Greg Kelley, Marissa McNamara, Tim Tarkington, and Becky Weaver will be reading or performing their work in the JCLRC Auditorium on the Clarkston Campus.

For more information, contact the Honors College (678/891-3620).

Recital: Student Instrumental Night Program – 2/27

Monday, February 27, 2017

8:00 p.m.

Student Instrumental Night Program

Select Perimeter College instrumental music majors will perform repertoire from

classical music genres.

This event is free and open to the public.

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

Georgia State University’s Perimeter College

Marvin Cole Auditorium, Clarkston Campus

555 North Indian Creek Drive
Georgia Perimeter College Clarkston Campus
Clarkston, GA 30021


Last February Writers’ Forum meeting this Thursday (2/23) at 2:30 p.m. in Clarkston

The Writers’ Forum at Clarkston campus will be holding it’s last February meeting this month on Thursday, the 23rd from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in the JCLRC building, room 4100 (located on the top floor of the library at the end of the hall, in The Chattahoochee Review office suite.)

Writers’ Forum is a monthly free writing and critique group for you to receive feedback on your writing in progress at whatever stage it’s in. The groups definition of writing is generous: poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, essays, letters.  Please bring copies to share with the group so that we can see your work on the page; usually, 8 to 10 copies is sufficient.  If you have a longer piece of writing, we ask that you bring no more than 5 pages.  You may prefer to just attend and listen; that’s fine, too.  Also, feel free to arrive late or leave early as your schedule requires.

Meetings are open to the larger community, and no fee is required. Future meeting dates and information are available but may be subject to changes. If you have questions, please contact co-advisor, Michael Diebert, at 678-891-3987.


Outdoor art exhibition seeks proposals by GSU faculty, staff, and students.

Call for outdoor artwork by students, faculty, staff and alumni
for “Pollinators in the Garden: an Outdoor Art Exhibition”
In celebration of Earth Day 2017, April 14-April 21
Native Plant Botanical Garden
Georgia State University Perimeter College, Decatur

Perimeter College of Georgia State University Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni are invited to take part in a week long exhibition, opening Friday, April 14, 1-3 p.m., celebrating Earth Day at our Native Plant Botanical Garden. Submissions are requested for outdoor artwork that represents pollinators, beings or activities that spread a plants’ pollen. This could include bees, butterflies, birds, bats, bugs, wind and more.

The mission of the Native Plant Botanical Garden is to educate the public about native plants and temperate ferns by providing a teaching environment. We would like this exhibit to highlight how important our pollinators are.

Collaborative and site-specific work is encouraged. Art work must be able to withstand the elements for the entire week. Please contact Lisa Alembik from the Fine Arts Department (lalembik@gsu.edu) with a written proposal of what you would like to submit along with a jpg of your artwork or a proposal drawing by March 31. Be sure to include your contact information. The garden is open to the public.  Keep in mind that work cannot be insured, and will be kept outdoors and open to the public for the entire week.

Delivery of accepted submissions will be Thursday, April 13 by appointment (afternoon) or April 14 (morning). Details to follow if your proposal is excepted. Eligibility is limited to Perimeter College of Georgia State University students, faculty, staff and alumni. Artwork submitted should remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Questions? Contact lalembik@gsu.edu.

Peach State Opera – Amazing Opportunity – Feb 26

Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” is a masterpiece of Italian melodrama and one of the most famous operas in all of Western history. A condensed, family-friendly version in English is being brought to the Clarkston campus! This particular performance features student of the DeKalb School of the Arts choral program.
The Peach State Opera serves small communities in Georgia and surrounding states with productions that are thrilling entertainment, whether you are new to opera or a seasoned pro.
This is a ticketed event, but only $5 with a Panther Card!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

3:00 p.m.

Cole Auditorium (Fine Arts Building)

Georgia State University’s Perimeter College



Clarkston Campus

3735 Memorial College Avenue

Clarkston, GA 30021

For questions about this performance, call Peach State Opera at 678-775-8445.

For tickets visit http://peachstateopera.org/

Aspects of this touring production are made possible by support from the Atlanta Opera Guild.

Closing reception for “Magical Narratives” on Feb. 22

A closing reception for “Magical Narratives: A Retrospective” an exhibition of artwork by Margee Bright-Ragland, Professor of Art at Georgia State University, Perimeter College, will be held on Thursday, February 22nd, from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Perimeter Main Fine Arts Gallery located at the South entrance to the Fine Arts Building (Building F) on the Clarkston campus.

The exhibition’s last day for viewing is Friday, the 23rd. If you haven’t had the chance to swing by the newly renovated Marvin Cole Auditorium on the Clarkston campus to see the show, it is very recommended.

The exhibition demonstrates Bright-Ragland’s range as an artist throughout her career. Viewers will be enchanted by her fantastical collage, watercolor, and mixed media works which frequently juxtapose realistic and fantastical narratives or imagery.

The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and also on Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please call 678-891-3572.



Lecture explores “Life After Prison” Feb. 23 @ Dunwoody

American prisoners and the challenges faced once they’re released will be the focus of an upcoming symposium at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College in Dunwoody.

Dr. Peter Lindsay, Georgia State associate professor, and Dr. Danielle Sweat Whylly, United States Attorney’s Office, will lead the lecture “Life After Prison: The Real Truth About Reentry” on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 1-2:15 p.m. on the Dunwoody campus, NC1100.

Despite having 4% of the world’s population, the United States holds 24% of the world’s incarcerated population. Why does the U.S. imprison more of its population than any other nation, and what can be done to help formerly incarcerated people reenter society successfully?

Dr. Danielle Sweat Whylly from the United States Justice Department will discuss how the Justice Department is engaging in successful reentry programs, and Dr. Peter Lindsay from Georgia State University will discuss why humane treatment of the incarcerated makes for a stronger society and how Georgia State is engaging in practices to facilitate successful reentry.

According to Lindsay, one of the most critical issues for inmates and ex-convicts centers on education. “It may be that they go in as criminals, but we need to ensure that while they go in as criminals, they don’t come out that way,” Lindsay said.

He stresses the importance of giving inmates and those formerly incarcerated opportunities to earn college degrees, noting that he and a few other colleagues are in the early stages of initiatives aimed at doing this. “There are concerns, and understandable concerns, so we have to move forward considering many facets,” said Lindsay, who recently taught philosophy for inmates at Georgia’s Phillips State Prison.

“Life After Prison: The Real Truth About Reentry” is part of Georgia State’s Sarah Larson Lecture Series in the Humanities program. The committee welcomes students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community to join in the discussion of why we must move past being the world’s leading incarceration nation. A Q&A will follow the presentations.

Faculty are welcome to bring their classes, however, students are encouraged to sign in at the event in addition to any documentation required by their instructors. This will ensure more accurate documentation of event attendance and assist the committee in obtaining grants to fund future events.

The lecture is free and open to the public at the Perimeter College-Dunwoody Campus auditorium, 2101 Womack Road, NC Building, room 1100. Contact Megan Levacy for more information: mlevacy@gsu.edu or 770-274-5583.

Please click here for a good quality PDF of the event flyer.




Gray Stewart to read from “Haylow” on Feb. 15th

The Chattahoochee Review Guest Author Series Presents a Reading
By Gray Stewart, Perimeter College, Instructor of English

Book Title: Haylow (Livingston Press)
Date & Time: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017; 2:30 p.m.
Location: NB-2100/2101, Perimeter College at Georgia State University, Dunwoody Campus

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.