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.
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.”