Young Harris College invites prospective students and their families to attend Visitation Day Saturday, March 30 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Throughout the day, visitors can participate in multiple activities designed to showcase the academic and student life experiences available on campus. To register for Visitation Day, please visit yhc.edu/explore.
Young Harris College invites the community to a free performance by The Princely Players on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Glenn-McGinnis Hall on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Ga. 30582. This event will serve as the 2019 Heinze and Ragsdale Endowed Lecture.
The Princely Players tell the story of the centuries-old struggle for freedom by Africans in America, culminating in the civil rights movement and continuing even today. Since 1967, this ensemble from Nashville, Tenn., has performed a unique program of spirituals, work songs, hymns and songs of freedom. Examples include "Amazing Grace," "Steal Away," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Go Down Moses" and "Wade in the Water.”
Young Harris College Assistant Professor of Communication Studies Dr. Kathryn Montalbano recently published her first book, “Government Surveillance of Religious Expression: Mormons, Quakers, and Muslims in the United States.”
Young Harris College senior Shelby Lawrence of Eatonton, Ga., won first place in a competition to design the new logo for the Towns County Conventions and Visitors Bureau (TCCVB). Lawrence presented her winning design at the Town
’s County Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
On Friday, March 22, Young Harris College will host two shows at the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium, as well as an open house at the YHC Observatory. These planetarium events are open to the public. Each planetarium show costs $5 for adults, $3 for children and is free for YHC students, faculty and staff. To purchase tickets in advance, visit yhc.edu/planetarium.
Young Harris College invites the community to attend several fine arts events this month. All events will take place on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College Street, Young Harris, Ga. 30582. Enjoy a variety of musical performances, plays and an art exhibition.
Young Harris College students Taylor Anderson and McKenna Maulden were the only two undergraduate students to attend a conference hosted by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) in Greenville, S.C. this past November.
Young Harris College’s Department of Music recently participated in the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference in Athens, Ga. Representatives of YHC included 32 music education students, seven music faculty members and multiple music education alumni.
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Young Harris College broke ground on a new band building. The facility will be constructed behind the campus’s Fine Arts Annex, which is across the street from Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church. The lead financial gift for the new building was provided by YHC Trustee Pam Rollins.
Young Harris College recently awarded bass fishing scholarships to Mason McCoy from Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Ga., and Marshall Harrelson from Tallulah Falls School in Tallulah Falls, Ga. Previously a club team, the YHC bass fishing team will begin competing as an official athletic team for the College in the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Associate Professor of Biology Johnathan Davis, Ph.D., who has a degree in wildlife and fisheries science, will continue serving as the faculty advisor for the YHC bass fishing team.