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Start Date and TimeEvent Details
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pastoral Leadership Conference 2014
Equipping faith leaders for the mental and physical struggles associated with ministry. This is a can’t miss day of Inspiration, Education and Networking for Senior Pastors, Pastoral Staff, Church Leaders involved in Health & Hospital Ministries, Pastor’s Wives Military Chaplains, Hospice Chaplains, CPE Residents.

Register online by scanning the code or visiting http://bit.ly/1A27LEP

For more information call 706-721-2929.

October 25, 2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summerville Campus 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA
Jaguar Student Activities Center, Room 155
8:00 PM
Monster Bash 2014
Benefiting the Children's Hospital of Georgia.

Live music will be provided by 7 Once. Beautiful decor done by La Dee Da. The event kicks off at 8 PM, and guests will dance the night away while enjoying food, cocktails, and a silent auction. Awards for best costume.
9:00 PM
'80s Night: Halloween Movie Marathon (Multi-Day Event)
Join the Cinema Series at GRU for '80s Night: Halloween Movie Marathon.  The evening begins at 9 p.m..
Films: TBA
Sunday, October 26, 2014
End Time 2:30 AM
'80s Night: Halloween Movie Marathon (Multi-Day Event)
Join the Cinema Series at GRU for '80s Night: Halloween Movie Marathon.  The evening begins at 9 p.m..
Films: TBA
Thursday, October 30, 2014
1:00 PM
Sandhills Writers Series
This series will feature two award-winning authors: American poet Campbell McGrath and Nigerian fiction writer Karen King Aribisala in a series of readings, colloquia, book signings and reception that are free and open to the public.

McGrath is the author of ten books of poetry, recently In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkey (Ecco Press, 2012). He
has received many of America’s major literary prizes, including the Kingsley Tufts Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship, a USA Knight Fellowship, and a Witter-Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. He is the Philip and Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing at Florida International University.

Aribisala is Professor of English at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is the author of Our Wife and Other Stories( Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book); Kicking Tongues (a blend of poetry and prose); and the novel The Hangman’s Game which won the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in Africa. Her writing is widely published in international periodicals.
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
GRHealth West Wheeler Grand Opening
GRHealth West Wheeler combines the top-notch physicians and high-quality care patients have come to expect with the convenience and ease of a community-based practice that is centrally located near state Route 520 and Interstate 20. The new location combines many of GRHealth's key services.

Join us as we celebrate this exciting new location for the CSRA.

Thursday, October 30th

Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 pm
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Artist Talk: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung & Reception: "We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I"


GRU Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art 
Washington Hall, 2500 Walton Way 
Augusta, GA 30904

presents

WE SHOULD TALK TO EACH OTHER,
THE CLOUD AND I.

A Group Exhibition Exploring the Creative Space between Reality and Delusion

Monday, October 27 – Friday, November 21

Fia Backström, Jeff Brown, Craig Drennen, James Hyde, Fabienne Lasserre,
Raoul Pacheco, Peter Rostovsky, Teaston (Sarah Wallin Huff & Liselott Johnsson),
Oliver Wasow & Molly Zuckerman-Hartung

Artist Talk: Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Thursday, October 30, 5-6 pm, University Hall, room 170

Reception:
Thursday, October 30, 6-7 pm, Washington Hall, Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art

Mini-Symposium:
The Creative Space between Reality and Delusion
Michael Schwartz, Jorge Armenteros & Craig Drennen

Thursday, November 20, 5-6 pm, University Hall, room 170
Followed by a reception at Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art
Part existential puzzle and part hypnotic meditation, the exhibition “We Should Talk to Each Other, the Cloud and I” navigates us through labyrinthian spaces where imagery, textures, and language buoy us through the unconquerable world of uncertainty.

The exhibition brings together both national and regional artists, representing a wide range of mediums and disciplines, such as photography, painting, sculpture, video, print making, installation art and music. The exhibition includes two events, first an artist talk on Thursday, October 30 with nationally recognized painter Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, then a Mini-Symposium on November 20. During this last event of the year, three highly recognized scholars and artists Michael Schwartz, PhD, Jorge Armenteros, M.D. and Craig Drennen, MFA present three talks related to the creative space between reality and delusion.

Inspired by Jorge Armenteros’ novel, The Book of I—the story of Teaston, a painter struggling with schizophrenia—the artists in the exhibition explore our fragmented human nature through the distorted lens that Teaston provides. Similar to how some characters in the book defy authorial certitude by remaining in a sort of reality twilight, the works exhibited exist in a creative space between reality and delusion.

Chicago artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, whose work was included in the Whitney Biennale this year, creates a site-specific installation including fruit, paintings and an overhead projector. Atlanta artist Craig Drennen displays a wall of paintings, inspired by the characters in Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Acclaimed New York photographer Oliver Wasow, whose work is represented in numerous museum collections, such as MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum, contributes two engaging portraits of close family members. Peter Rostovsky, a renowned Russian born painter, reveals a layered truth about painting by using X-ray technology.

New York artist Fabienne Lasserre, uses malleable materials and the fluidity of paint to create sculptural narratives in which “truth is stretched, mixed and turned over.” Painter James Hyde, who lives and works in Brooklyn, contributes an intriguing group of work, a visual puzzle that holds its own secrets.

Fia Backstrom, a conceptual artist from New York who recently represented Sweden in the Venice Biennale, portrays the schizophrenic nature of contemporary time in a printed tapestry. Philadelphia artist Jeff Brown uses programming to time-average databases of photographs to produce the video “This is Water” echoing the fragmented yet relentless barrage of images we are subjected to in contemporary culture.

Raoul Pacheco, GRU Assistant Professor in ceramics, uses his fictional character Ott as the protagonist that translates the human condition into a feeling of make-believe and fiction, a language of cartoons as well as a highly personal narrative that offers no clear conclusions. The curator of the exhibition and visual artist Liselott Johnsson and California based composer Sarah Wallin Huff, a Grammy award nominee, contribute a collaborative video work that portrays the delusional and suicidal world of the schizophrenic painter Teaston as portrayed by Jorge Armenteros in “The Book of I.”

As metaphorical vehicles, the artworks and their themes raise questions about identity, but also explore the meaning and source of creativity. From under a myriad of artistic expressions, the viewers are invited to contemplate what it means to be a person, what makes us human.

gru.edu/byrd

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
SafeHomes Survivor's Walk
GRU partners with SafeHomes of Augusta to host its annual Survivor's Walk in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This ceremonial event features testimonies from those who have survived domestic violence, statements from local practitioners who work to end domestic violence, and a balloon release and candlelight walk to honor all who have experienced it.

This event takes place in the Teardrop at the center of GRU Summerville Campus and is open to all members of the GRU and Augusta communities. Wear purple to show your support.

Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Social Work, the GRU Counseling Center, and Ladybug’s Flowers and Gifts.
Friday, October 31, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
EAC Pumpkin Carving Contest
The Employee Advisory Council (EAC) is hosting a pumpkin carving contest on the Health Science (Terrace Dining).
  • Individual or department entries are welcome (one per person or department)
  • Judging will be based on CREATIVITY, PRECISION and ORIGINALITY\
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes For each campus
  • Carve before you arrive. Provide your own disposable table cloth and flameless candle
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CURS Brown Bag Seminar
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship will host student research and scholarship presentations. Various disciplines will be represented. Come see what your fellow students and faculty members are currently researching! Feel free to bring your lunch.
Start Date and TimeEvent Details
Saturday, April 05, 2014
All Day
3M Augusta Invitational (Multi-Day Event)
The Jaguar Men's Golf team will play host to some of the nation's best on April 5-6 at the 3M Augusta Invitational, GRU Augusta's home event at Forest Hills Golf Club.

The 36th annual event will begin on Friday, April 4th with a 12:00 p.m. practice round in a shotgun start on the par-72, 7,142-yard Forest Hills layout. Teams open 54-holes of stroke play on Saturday morning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start where teams will play 36 straight holes. A final 18 holes in round three on Sunday will conclude play of the tournament. Tee times begin at 8:30 a.m. off No. 1 and 8:45 a.m. on No. 10. An awards ceremony will follow the completion of play at Forest Hills GC.

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