Nine students from Young Harris College recently developed the Southern Appalachian Snorkeling Trail and wrote a guidebook for the trail as a result of their research on preserving the region’s water quality by promoting native fish diversity and ecotourism. Over the past few months, the students have presented their work in Washington, D.C., Cordele, Georgia and Asheville, North Carolina.
The O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium at Young Harris College will host “Rock the Dome II” on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and again on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. 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.
This spring, Hamilton Gardens at Lake Chatuge is partnering with Young Harris College to offer a communications internship to YHC senior Savannah Rogers of Cleveland, Georgia. The results are mutually beneficial: Hamilton Gardens is receiving innovative ideas for implementing educational programming, and Rogers is gaining invaluable hands-on experience.
Young Harris College Assistant Professor of Art History Dr. Mary Slavkin has been selected to participate in the seminar “Art and Society in Britain, Hogarth to Turner (1730-1851)” at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, from July 21 – 26, 2019. Slavkin is one of 22 participants selected from more than 650 independent colleges nationwide.
Back by popular demand, Young Harris College will present The Big Dance on Friday, April 26. Community members are invited to dance the night away while raising scholarship funds for more than 200 students from eight surrounding counties: Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia, and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina. The Big Dance will take place in the Recreation and Fitness Center on YHC’s campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Georgia. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and live music begins at 7:30 p.m. To register for the event, visit yhc.edu/bigdance.
Young Harris College invites the community to attend several fine arts events in April and May. All events will take place on the YHC campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Ga. 30582. Enjoy a variety of musical performances, a play and an art exhibition.
Young Harris College Assistant Professor of Theatre Anne Towns will serve as the artist in residence for the inaugural Belgrade International Workshop and ChekhovFest in Belgrade, Serbia from March 30 – April 5, 2019.
Young Harris College invites the community to attend Undergraduate Research Day on Friday, March 29 from 12:30 – 6 p.m. in Suber Banquet Hall and Hatcher Dining Room on YHC’s campus, which is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Ga. 30582. This event is free to attend and will showcase student and faculty research across all academic disciplines.
The annual Byron Herbert Reece Lecture at Young Harris College will feature American poets Barbara Hamby and David Kirby on Thursday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in Suber Banquet Hall of the Rollins Campus Center at YHC. The campus is located at 1 College St., Young Harris, Ga. 30582. Both poets will deliver readings of their works, followed by a book signing. Presented by YHC’s Creative Writing program and the Arts and Assemblies Committee, this event is free and open to the public.
This week, Governor Brian Kemp announced the appointment of Young Harris College Assistant Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing Chelsea Rathburn as the 11th Poet Laureate of Georgia.