Join East Georgia State College for the Bobcat Blowout, an explosion of September events on campus.
The week ‘s events for the campus and community begin with the opening of a new show at EGSC’s campus Art Gallery inspired by George Orwell’s 1984. The exhibit will open on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Following the opening of the new exhibit, there will be a lecture by Dr. H. Lee Cheek as part of the Banned Books Lecture Series. His topic is 1984: A Social and Political Perspective and will begin at 4 p.m. in EGSC Library Room J503.
At 6 p.m., there will be an EGSC Foundation meeting at the Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center.
Tuesday, Sept. 22 will feature EGSC President Dr. Bob Boehmer’s annual State of the College Address from 11 a.m. until noon in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center. That afternoon at 4 p.m., the second of the Banned Books Lecture Series talks will be held with Dr. C. Palumbo speaking on the topic 1984: A Literary and Biographical Perspective. The talk will be held in EGSC Library Room J503.
On Thursday, Sept. 24, Big Brother will be watching as the 2015 Academic Convocation is held in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center. The theme is George Orwell’s novel 1984. Dr. Paul Fox will give the introduction of speaker Dr. John Rodden, who will join the audience via Skype from Germany. Dr. Rodden is the author of ten books on George Orwell, and is considered the world’s leading scholar on Orwell’s work. The Convocation will be streamed live on EGSC’s YouTube channel, as well as to the Augusta and Statesboro campuses.
Things will heat up on Saturday, Sept. 26 with Parents, Family, Friends and Alumni Day at EGSC. Kicking off bright and early will be the Bobcat Dash with a Splash Water Run. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. The Fun Run, Kiddie Run and Tot Trot begin at 9 a.m.
Sign up by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
After the Bobcat Dash with a Splash, visitors can head over to Ezra Pond to watch the Fourth Annual Bobcat Regatta. For the first time, this year’s Regatta will have a theme. Teams will create their boats and costumes within the theme “Book Titles.” The race will begin at 11 a.m., and awards will be given to the fastest, most creative/best use of theme, and the Titanic award, which is given to the boat that sinks in the most spectacular fashion.
To sign up for the Regatta, follow the link at the bottom of the page.
A free lunch featuring fried chicken and all the fixings will be served in the EGSC Quad for all after the Regatta ends.
Other events at PFFA Day include a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, which will begin at the end of the Regatta (approximately noon). Participants will form their own teams to play in the tournament, and you can sign up by following the link at the bottom of the page. On the other side of the gym, the EGSC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams will be playing HORSE, Around the World, and other fun games with members of the community, so don’t miss out on your chance to come shoot some hoops with the Bobcats!
There will also be an English Country Dance sponsored by the Humanities Department, as well as fire safety demonstrations with the new Fire and Emergency Sciences Administration Department. Other fun activities include a rock wall, bungee jump, and inflatable obstacle course. Chalk drawing will be going on during the day, as well as the opportunity to win paracord bracelets, and a chance to get your very own name scroll.
At the Fulford Center, there will be three planetarium shows throughout the day. The first show will begin at 1 p.m. with the theme “To Space and Back.” The show, designed for grades 5 and up, will be 26 minutes long. The 2 p.m. show, 26 minutes long, is for first through fifth graders and has the theme “Earth, Moon and Sun.” The 3 p.m. show, “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” is for family audiences and will last 20 minutes.
In addition to the rest of the events on Saturday, there will be an OPEN HOUSE from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. If you are interested in EGSC and want to see what the Bobcat family is like, come and see who we are and then stay and enjoy the events of PFFA Day.
The week’s events will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. with a performance by the University of Georgia Brass Quintet in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center. Philip Smith and Brandon Craswell, trumpet; Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, horn; Dr. Joshua L. Bynum, trombone; and David Zerkel, tuba and euphonium, will entertain the audience with a selection of music.
All PFFA Day events are FREE and OPEN to the public, so please join us!