This blog is an account of some of the many activities that are going on at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. The majority of content is from R.A. Puffer, a professor in the communication department. It is an attempt to provide some ideas about how much goes on at this dynamic liberal arts college in Northeast South Carolina -- in Hartsville, about half way between Charlotte, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Coker College Announces Academic Celebration
The following news release discusses the Celebration of Academics that is taking place next week. One of the highlights of this Celebration will be the "Last Lecture" by Dr. George Lellis, Professor of Communication, at 7 p.m. on Monday evening. The list of events for this special event is included in the college's news release:
Fourth Annual Celebration of Academics
HARTSVILLE, S.C. – March 19, 2013 – Continuing
a tradition that began at Coker College President Robert Wyatt’s inauguration,
Coker will host a campus-wide Celebration of Academics, March 25–27.
“One of the most satisfying aspects of putting these
programs together is the knowledge that students, faculty, staff and the
community grow as a result,” said professor of political science and philosophy
Jim Lemke, who organizes the annual Celebration of Academics and directs the
Center for Research in Leadership and Community Development at Coker College.
“When dozens of creative scholars – writers, scientists
and artists of all forms – gather to share personal stories of their academic
explorations, something quite special inevitably occurs. Engagement becomes learning, students and
faculty become collaborators and we become a more vibrant community.”
Among the many presentations in this year’s celebration
is a lecture by retiring professor of communication George Lellis, dozens of
poster presentations of student research and service-learning projects, and
nearly two dozen presentations of student-faculty research projects.
The culminating presentation of Coker’s annual Performing
Arts Showcase will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in Watson Theater of the
Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center.
The following events of the Celebration of
Academics are free and open to the public:
Monday, March 25
Community Service Poster Display, Library 9
a.m. to 6 p.m.
2013 Last Lecture - George Lellis Lecture, Davidson Hall 7 p.m.
2013 Last Lecture Reception, Drawing Room following
Tuesday, March 26
Student Research Symposium, Library 1 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27
Faculty-Student Presentations*, various locations 1 to
Performing Arts Showcase, Watson Theater 7:30
Reception, Stein Gallery following