National Security Agency cryptologic mathematician Dr. David Perry will present a lecture titled “The Coming of Enigma," which will explore the history of codes, code-breaking, and the “unbreakable” Enigma code machine, a cryptodevice used by the Germans before and during World War II. A second lecture for YHC students, titled “The Cracking of Enigma,” will take place on Tuesday, March 31, at 3:30 p.m. in Wilson Lecture Hall.
YHC Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Leigh Miller, clarinet, and Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Richard Knepp, guitar, present a memorable evening of duets.
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YHC will host double-neck guitarist Mark Kroos for the fifth annual Appalachian Chapel Service. Specializing in traditional Appalachian spiritual and folk music, Kroos plays both guitar necks simultaneously. His primary instrumental style is characterized by open harmonies, polyphonic textures and incredible tapping techniques.
Dr. Mike Ruse is the Lucycle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. On Thursday, February 26 at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Lecture Hall of the Goolsby Building, Dr. Ruse will lecture on the debate between intelligent design and evolution. The event is open to the entire campus and the wider community. The Hamilton Lecture Series brings outstanding religious spokespersons to YHC to discuss faith-based topics. Established by Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Strain, along with other members of their family, to honor Mrs. Strain’s parents, Rev. George Wharton Hamilton and Naomi Barton Hamilton. Rev. Hamilton was a 1907 graduate of Young Harris College who served on the YHC faculty and was active as a minister in the North Georgia Conference.
April 9-May 9; Opening Reception 6 p.m. This exhibition represents a culmination of artwork created by senior art majors graduating in May 2015. This gifted group will showcase a diverse body of work, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and many other mediums.
The annual Byron Herbert Reece Lecture will feature prize-winning poet Edward Hirsch. Hirsch is the author of nine collections of poetry, most recently Gabriel and The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems, and four books of prose, including the national bestseller How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry. He is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. A book signing will follow the reading, which is free and open to the public.