Poet Gehrke will visit BSC Thursday, Nov. 14

American poet Steve Gehrke will be the first of three Georgia Poetry Circuit speakers scheduled to visit Bainbridge State College as part of its inaugural Arts and Lecture Series. Gehrke will appear on Thursday, Nov. 14. From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., he will have an extended question and answer session. At 6 p.m., Gehrke will read some of his works. Both sessions are scheduled at the Student Wellness Center’s performance space, and both events are free and open to the public. Gehrke has published three…

Viewing of film ‘The Mission’ set for BSC International Education Week

As one of a handful of events comprising International Education Week at Bainbridge State College, the International Education Committee will host a viewing of “The Mission,” a 1986 film starring Robert DeNiro and Aidan Quinn, on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m. in Room 961 of the Student Wellness Center on the main campus. The event is free and open to the public. “Featuring a majestic score by Ennio Morricone and lush Oscar-winning cinematography by Chris Menges, director Roland Joffé’s film examines the events surrounding…

The Battle of Fowltown to be told Nov. 21

As part of the celebration of the recent launching of its Creek Heritage Trail in Decatur County, Ga., the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and Bainbridge State College are partnering on an exciting free educational event. On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 12:15 p.m. (EST), noted Seminole War scholar Dr. Joe Knetsch will speak about the Battle of Fowltown in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center on Bainbridge State’s main campus. The event is timed to coincide with 196th anniversary of the battle, which took place a short…

President Carter, zombie expert, various artists coming to BSC

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  Bainbridge State College will host a series of compelling speakers – including former President Jimmy Carter – distinguished authors and performing artists beginning with Tuesday’s event, a zombie expert who wrote “World War Z.” Bainbridge State President Richard Carvajal said this inaugural Arts and Lecture Series is intended to enhance the educational experience of the College’s students and to extend to the community a variety of cultural experiences. “These events are designed to bring the campus and the wider public together to educate, inspire…

Study abroad programs allow students unique chances to travel

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Discussing the specifics of the Belize study aboard trip scheduled for next spring, Dr. Jenny Harper, associate professor of biology, talks with Bainbridge State College students Stevenson Crowell and Kayla Wagner; and, Valley Rogers, associate professor of education, talks with Laura Cerone and her mother, Anne Cerone, all of Bainbridge. Last spring, Bainbridge State College sophomore Stevenson Crowell had to sit out the College’s study aboard trip to Belize. But not this upcoming spring’s trip. “Everybody tells me it is a really great experience,” the…

EMT program expanding to BSC’s Early County Center

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Bainbridge State College will begin in January offering its renowned Emergency Medical Technician program at the College’s Early County Center in Blakely. Charles Avery, instructor of Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician programs, said registration begins Monday, Nov. 4.  Classes will be from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at the Early County Center, located at 40 Harold Ragan Drive in Blakely. “We want to give residents in our outlying areas in opportunity to join this exciting career in pre-hospital…

Four BSC students attend conference

Four Bainbridge State College nursing students recently traveled to the annual Georgia Association of Nursing Students state conference in Atlanta where they participated in workshops, networking activities and a presentation by Georgia Board of Nursing Chairman Jim Cleghorn. From the left, are Bainbridge State’s Association of Nursing Students President Kevin Dew of Bainbridge and Regina Behr of Cairo, who both served as delegates; and, Sarah Burch and Shane Hutto, both of Bainbridge, who also attended the conference. Not pictured, but also attending, was Dr. Rhonda…

BSC honors student to present physics paper

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Bainbridge State College honors student Emma Sainbayar of Bainbridge will present a rather advanced research project to fellow undergraduate students on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Albany State University. Sainbayar and Dr. Juan Gomez, a Bainbridge State assistant professor of physics and math who is serving as her honors faculty mentor on the project, were chosen to present a poster on her research project dealing with the Lorentz Force Equation at the Regional Undergraduate Research Symposium. The sophomore is a sciences major at Bainbridge State who…

McDonald’s ‘Brasyl’ discussion part of BSC’s International Education Week

A handful of events scheduled for the upcoming International Education Week at Bainbridge State College will include a discussion of Ian McDonald’s Hugo Award-nominated science-fiction novel “Brasyl” on Monday, Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. in the Maple Center on campus. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the 42 Club, a group of students, faculty and staff with a particular interest in genre fiction and film—science fiction, fantasy, crime and other popular works. In the novel –part science fiction,…

BSC to host World War Z author Max Brooks

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Just in time for Halloween, author of the bestselling 2007 novel “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and renowned “zombie expert” Max Brooks will visit Bainbridge State College on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to discuss his work and the origins of the zombie craze in film and literature. His book recounting the details of the zombie apocalypse was the source of inspiration for a Hollywood blockbuster starring Brad Pitt. “The joke is that I actually wrote [“World War Z”], that some doofus…


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