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May 10, 2014

ADN Pinning Ceremony

Bainbridge State College students graduating in the Associate Degree in Nursing program will have a pinning ceremony on Saturday, May 10, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Student Wellness Center gymnasium.

Start: May 10, 2014 2:00 pm
End: May 10, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Student Wellness Center
Phone: 229-248-2530
2500 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA
Cost: Free

Bainbridge State College Commencement

Approximately 245 Bainbridge State College graduates out of approximately 400 are expected to participate in the commencement ceremony. The ceremony will mark the College’s 40 Anniversary. State Senator Dean Burke is the commencement speaker.

Start: May 10, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 10, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Student Wellness Center
Phone: 229-248-2504
2500 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, GA
Cost: Free

May 8, 2014

Honors Night

Approximately 20 awards and honors will be given out to deserving students during Bainbridge State College’s annual Honors Night at the Student Wellness Center. The ceremony will begin promptly at 7 p.m.

Start: May 8, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 8, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Student Wellness Center
Phone: 229-248-2504
2500 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, 39819
Cost: Free

May 5, 2014

Licensed Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony

LPN Pinning Ceremony at the Bainbridge State College Early County Campus.

Start: May 5, 2014 6:00 pm
End: May 5, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Early County Campus
Phone: 229-724-2100
40 Harold Ragan Drive, Blakely, 39823
Cost: Free

April 19, 2014

Visitation Day

Bainbridge State College will host Visitation Day. Please join us for admissions, financial aid, academic and student/parent sessions, campus tour and student activities. Persons who RSVP will receive a gift bag and lunch. To RSVP, please email

Start: April 19, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Student Wellness Center
Cost: Free

April 3, 2014

Coffee House Literary Contest

The Coffee House Literary Contest is April 3 in Room 112 of the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The contest is open only to Bainbridge State College students on all campuses, but everyone is invited to attend.  There are two categories, Poetry and Prose, and students are to submit an original piece in either the Poetry or Prose section, one per student.  Each student must give his or her entry to Ms. Akins or Ms. Harrison in building 200 by noon on March 20.  Prizes for each category are

1st place $300, 2nd place $250, and 3rd place $200.  Typed hard copies of the entries must include the student’s full name, address, and phone number.  A panel of three judges will select the winners.


Students pay close attention to the rules:  The first 15 poems and the first 10 prose pieces, either very short stories or essays, submitted are the only ones that will be accepted in the contest, so students should enter their work as soon as possible.  Also, prose selections must not exceed 500 words.

Start: April 3, 2014 6:30 pm
End: April 3, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Kirbo Center, Room 112
Cost: Free

April 1, 2014

U.S. Poet Laureate Trethewey to lecture at BSC April 1

Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will speak on Tuesday, April 1, as the final guest of the Bainbridge State College Arts & Lecture series.

Born in Gulfport, Miss., and a resident of Decatur, Ga., Trethewey is the first Southerner to hold the title of U.S. Poet Laureate since Robert Penn Warren, the original laureate who served from 1986-87, and the first African-American since Rita Dove in 1993. In addition to being U.S. Poet Laureate, she is the State Poet Laureate of Mississippi from 2012-2016.

Trethewey was appointed the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States by Dr. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress. In his citation, Billington wrote: “Her poems dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face.”

She is the author of four collections of poetry, Domestic Work (2000); Bellocq’s Ophelia (2002); Native Guard (2006)—for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize—and, most recently, Thrall, (2012). Her book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, appeared in 2010. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

At Emory University, she is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing.

During her first term as Poet Laureate, Trethewey held office hours for the public at the Library of Congress. In her second term, Trethewey’s signature project is a feature on the PBS NewsHour: Where Poetry Lives. In this series, Trethewey travels with Senior Correspondent Jeffrey Brown to various cities across the United States in order to explore societal issues through a link to poetry and Trethewey’s personal experience.

Start: April 1, 2014 7:00 pm
End: April 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center
Cost: Free

March 31, 2014

Beasley speaking at BSC’s Georgia Poetry Circuit March 31

Sandra Beasley, a prize-winning poet and author, will be the third Bainbridge State College’s guest lecturer of the 2013-14 Georgia Poetry Circuit Series on Monday, March 31.

At 4:30 p.m., Beasley will give a craft lecture for aspiring writers. A reading from her works will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a book signing. Both events will be held in the Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center Solarium. In addition, both are free and open to the public.

Beasley’s most recent wrote, Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Takes from an Allergic Life, is a memoir and cultural history of food allergy.

The Washington, D.C., resident is also the author of I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize.

She was a regular contributor to the “XX Files” column for the Washington Post Magazine and more recently, her prose has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Psychology Today.

Honors for her work include the Lenoir-Rhyne University Writer in Residence position, the University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position, a DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange Award from Poets & Writers.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English magna cum laude from the University of Virginia and later earned a Master of Fine Arts from American University.

For several years, she worked as an editor at The American Scholar before leaving the position to write full time.

Start: March 31, 2014 4:30 pm
End: March 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center Solarium
Cost: Free

March 20, 2014

Muslim Journeys: Let’s Talk About It final book discussion

Dr. Amie Seidman is scheduled to lead the book discussion on “Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Childhood” by Fatima Mernissi.

This is the final book in the Muslim Journeys: Let’s Talk About It series, which has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The American Library Association, with support by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

The Library has extra copies for check-out.

Start: March 20, 2014 1:00 pm
End: March 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Bainbridge State College Library
Cost: Free

March 18, 2014

Academy for Lifelong Learners book group discussion

The Bainbridge State College Academy for Lifelong Learners book group will discuss “That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor,” by Anne Sebba, who is the first female biographer of this fascinating woman.

Start: March 18, 2014 1:30 pm
End: March 18, 2014 2:30 pm
Venue: Continuing Education
Phone: 229-243-8839
315 S. Boulevard Drive, Bainbridge, GA, 39819, United States
Cost: Free

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