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.
Young Harris College students Mojo Tenenbaum, Lauren Swenson, Elle Hutchinson and John Lictenwalner recently won the international Econ Beats competition. The Econ Beats competition requires students to create music videos using learnings from economics classes.
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.