Badass Films

Faculty, bring your classes!


Sarah Larson Lecture Series kicks off the 2017 academic year with a lively lecture about Blaxploitation in cinema by 


Professor Paul Gaustad

Badass Films will explore the decades-old, cinema genre known as Blaxploitation, which Gaustad says featured strong, but flawed African-American characters who, at the time, were at war with traditional American values. His talk will address the historical and sociological interpretations of this genre and feature provocative clips from what he calls some “badass” films.

Badass Films


The presentation will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in NC Building Auditorium

The Dunwoody Campus Auditorium is located in NC-1100.


2101 Womack Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
All are welcome to attend.


For additional information, contact Ryan Lake at or 770-274-5475.

Lecture exploring fandom as religious experience this week!

This Thursday, March 30, the Sarah Larson Lecture Series will host “Notes from DragonCon: Fandom as Religious Experience” at the Dunwoody campus in the C Auditorium (NC 1100) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Georgia State University instructor, Lauren Cooper, will discuss how sci-fi and fantasy fandom fulfill important roles related to defining personal identity and values.

Professors are welcome to bring their classes. Space is limited and seats fill quickly so arriving early is advised. The lecture series is free and open to the public. Parking is available. For more information about this event or to request sign-in sheet PDF following the event, please contact series co-chair, Megan Levacy, at or call 770-274-5583.

A PDF of the flyer pictured below may be downloaded here —> EVENT FLYER



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.

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