FALL 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS

Event details - including links to register - are being updated daily on the campus calendar. We invite and encourage you to bookmark https://calendar.agnesscott.edu/ and check back often. For help please call the Office of Alumnae Relations at 404-471-6323.

The campus calendar is a one-stop-shop where all Agnes Scott College events can be viewed by the campus and the greater community. This calendar serves as the central, comprehensive source of accurate information about all events happening on campus. All events listed in the calendar are considered to be free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Additionally, stay up-to-date by reading the monthly news@Agnes, following Agnes Scott Alumnae Association on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, plus the newly-digital versions of Agnes Scott The Magazine (sent in August) and The Onyx (coming out late September).

Dalton Gallery Fall Exhibition: Searching for Home
Dates: Sept. 3 - Dec. 17
Location: Dana Fine Arts Building
Cost: Free, LEARN MORE HERE
Description: 
We have all searched for home. Some of us are fortunate enough to have found it, while for others it is a lifelong quest. Now the entire globe seems to be on the move as we reel from war – violence – poverty – danger – weather – upheaval - chaos – nature’s claims - disease. Some look for a change of scenery or an ideal of physical place; others yearn for psychic or spiritual sanctuary. The search may be a physical progress or a journey of the spirit; the seeking may be voluntary or forced; tragic or hopeful. The goal is a better life and safety for ourselves and our families – the security of HOME. Artists are sharing the quests - giving faces to the seekers – exploring the paths – and joining us in the search. We know when we get there. Made possible by the Margaret Virginia Philip ’61 Art Endowment Fund.

This exhibition will be available virtually and in-person by appointment.


Women's Fall Leadership Conference: Engaging Global Challenges 

Dates: Sept. 14 - 29
Location:
 Virtual
Cost:
Free, LEARN & REGISTER
Description:
The conference will feature Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee and includes special presentations for alumnae and students hosted by Carolyn Curry '66 and CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin (daughter of alumna Christy Baldwin '71). Presented by the SUMMIT Office.


Women Alone Together
Fall 2020 Book Program

  • Join Agnes Scott English Professor Emerita Peggy Thompson on a virtual tour to three imaginary lands a lot like today’s world. Revisit Jonathon Swift’s satiric masterpiece with a 21st century perspective.
    Date: September 10
    Location: Virtual
    Cost:
    Free,
    REGISTER HERE


  • Join Joseph Crespino, prize-winning historian, professor and author. Learn about A.C. Lee, Harper’s Lee’s father and the man behind Harper Lee’s iconic character, Atticus Finch.
    Date: Oct. 8
    Location: Virtual
    Cost:
    Free,
    REGISTER HERE

  • Join Georgia State University English Professor Pearl McHaney to discuss Georgia’s Delia Owens, zoologist and author of best-selling memoirs and a stellar debut of Southern literature.
    Date: Nov. 12
    Location: Virtual
    Cost:
    Free


  • Women Alone Together Annual November Seminar
    Dealing with Personal Loss in the Shadow of Covid-19, led by Pastoral Counselor Ron Greer. We know many of our Agnes Scott alumnae who have had to face grief during this terrible time of dislocation and isolation. We have valued our partnership with Women Alone Together since 2002. This year, we are especially pleased to share news of this special seminar, offered at no cost.

    Date: Nov. 12
    Location: Virtual
    Cost:
    Free, REGISTER HERE


Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation, Courageous Conversation Series

Leadership and Racial Activism: Perspectives from Agnes Scott Executives
Date: Sept. 8
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free, REGISTER HERE
Description: Join the Gay Johnson McDougall Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion on Sept. 8 for the fourth Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Courageous Conversation. The panelist will feature Agnes Scott leaders, including Robiaun Charles, vice president for college advancement; Karen Goff, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; Danita Knight, vice president for communications and marketing; and Yves-Rose Porcena, vice president for equity and inclusion. The conversation will be moderated by Board of Trustee member Tawana Ware ’96.


Decatur Book Festival
Agnes Scott is a proud partner of the 2020 Virtual Decatur Book Festival with three affiliated events featuring college faculty and students. 

  • Voicing the Unspeakable: Georgia Poet Laureate Chelsea Rathburn
    Date: Sept. 20
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, REGISTER HERE
    Description: Chelsea Rathburn joins us to discuss the ability of poetry and memoir to highlight the experiences of marginalized people in this interview with Agnes Scott English Department Chair, Dr. Nicole Stamant. Based around Rathburn’s latest book, Still Life with Mother and Knife, nothing will be truly off limits in this compelling conversation about identity and self-representation.

  • 49th Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival Finalists' Reading
    Date: Sept. 27
    Time:
     6:30 p.m.

    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, REGISTER HERE
    Description: The Agnes Scott College English department comes together with us to present some of the finalists of their 49th annual Writers’ Festival Contest.The finalists will read the pieces that appear in the 49th Writers’ Festival magazine and talk with Professor Alan Grostephan in this celebration of student writing.

  • Not Your Father's Canon: Reading Chaucer and Shakespeare Today
    Date: Oct. 1
    Time:
     4:30 p.m.

    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, REGISTER HERE
    Description: 
    You are invited to join Agnes Scott English Department professors Charlotte Artese and Robert Meyer-Lee, two preeminent literary scholars, in conversation as they grapple with the legacies and futures of reading two of the most well-known writers in the Western literary tradition: Shakespeare and Chaucer. Together, they will discuss canonicity, research, interdisciplinarity, and tradition, and their approaches with these important authors.


Fall 2020 English Department Readings
The English department is proud to host a series of acclaimed authors for its fall semester series of readings.  Below are the speakers and their corresponding dates.

  • Anna Cabe, Kirk Writer in Residence
    Date: Sept. 16
    Time:
     6 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE


  • Bobby Meyer-Lee, Writers & Scholars
    Date: Oct. 21
    Time:
     6 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE

  • Christine Schutt, Kirk Writer-in-Residence
    Date: Nov. 11
    Time:
     6 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE

  • Victoria Chang, Georgia Poetry Circuit
    Date: Nov. 13
    Time:
     6 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE


ACME Lecture Series
The annual Academic Colloquia Monthly Exchange Lecture Series features Agnes Scott faculty presentations on research works. This year's series features:

  • Mina Ivanova: "Contradiction and Emancipation or How the COVID-19 Pandemic and Racial Justice Protests of 2020 May Lead to Social Change--or Not"
    Date: Sept. 24
    Time:
     1 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE

  • Roshan Iqbal: "Menstruation, Gender, and Islamic Law"
    Date: Nov. 12
    Time:
     1 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE


Bradley Observatory Open House Events
For 70 years, Bradley Observatory has welcomed guests to our open houses monthly during the academic year (September to December and February to May). This fall, due to the COVID pandemic, we must make some adjustments. We are inviting you to join us for monthly Live Zoom events, and we will try to maintain our historic schedule (Friday nights at 8 PM).

  • William A. Calder Fall Equinox Concert feat. Ethan Uslan
    Date: Sept. 22
    Time:
     8 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE

  • Moiya McTier (Columbia University): Exoplanets
    Date: Oct. 16
    Time:
     8 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE

  • Alexandra Yep (GSU): Young Star Clusters in the Gum Nebula
    Date: Nov. 13
    Time:
     8 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE

  • Azia Robinson & Mihika Rao (ASC): The National Astronomy Consortium
    Date: Nov. 13
    Time:
     8 p.m.
    Location: Virtual
    Cost: Free, LEARN MORE


Professional Development Course
Dates: Sept. 26 - Oct. 24
Location:
 Virtual
Cost:
Free,
REGISTER (deadline to register is Sept. 15)
Registration is only available for graduate, post-bacc, and grad alums.

Description:
 
"Developmental Sprint: How To Get Better At Getting Better" with Agnes Scott’s Tom Will, Associate Professor of Business Management and Director of the Bridge to Business program. Presented by the Office of Graduate and Extended Programs. Learn more about the class - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN-oNLD9VGs&feature=youtu.be

After the launch session, you’ll connect 1 hour a week with a peer coaching group plus weekly open office hours with Tom to ask questions, share Sprint experiences, or just enjoy being part of a developmental community, and then wrap up with the culminating session. *


Fall 2020 Theatre Production: Votes for Women!
Dates:
Oct. 23 -25
Location: 
Virtual

Cost: LEARN MORE
Description: "Votes for Women!" celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women in the United States the right to vote. This virtual performance will use important speeches from the suffragette movement combined with scenes from plays promoting women's rights. The result will be our own modern version of a suffragette rally paying tribute to these historic trailblazers.


GRE Prep Course
Dates: Aug. 30 - Oct. 25
Location: Virtual
Costs: $150 for 7 sessions, REGISTER
Description: GRE Prep Course p
resented by the Office of Internships and Career Development