by Yosselin Nunez

For those who love diving into foreign cultures, engaging in deep thought, admiring the arts and shining through writing, the perfect event is returning to the University of West Georgia.

UWG Theatre studentsThe College of Arts and Humanities (COAH) recently announced the spring program for the Dean’s Signature Series. This semester’s listing features four events focused in theatre, foreign language and literatures, philosophy, and English.

“Our spring Dean’s Signature Series offerings reveal a wide range of performances, panels and speakers,” said Dr. Pauline Gagnon, dean of COAH. “We are delighted to invite our community members to share in events showcasing the good work of our students showing how the arts and humanities enrich all our lives.”

All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Theatre: “Home” by Samm-Art Williams
Directed by UWG alum and Assistant Professor Tangela Large
7:30 p.m. • Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, Dangle Theater

“Home” is the poignant story of lost love found again. This drama about finding one’s way back home is perfect for the entire family. We follow the life of Cephus Miles and the monsters and mayhem that populate his life until he comes to the realization that love and contentment are where they’ve always been: Home.

The show runs Feb. 20-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26
Foreign Languages and Literatures: Undergraduate Student Research Symposium
6 p.m. • Hubbard Dining Room • Z6

Get a snapshot of what really happens in the classroom and in the hearts and minds of students engaged in studying foreign cultures. This symposium is a great opportunity to witness the direct results of faculty mentoring and student research. Presentations will address topics related to a range of French, German and Spanish-speaking cultures.

Tuesday, March 26
Philosophy: 19th Annual Meeting of the Minds
7 p.m. • Kathy Cashen Recital Hall • Humanities Building

The Meeting of the Minds is a conversation between students who pose as famous philosophers. Students themselves select a topic and write the script. Audience members are invited to participate in a question-and-answer period following the session. Topics covered in recent years include: Can we attain happiness? What is human identity? Do we have free will? Is there meaning in human existence? Philosophers represented in recent years include: David Hume, Al-Ghazali, Friedrich Nietzsche, W.E.B. DuBois, Frantz Fanon, Martha Nussbaum, John Rawls, Simone de Beauvoir and Iris Marion Young.

Tuesday, April 16
English: Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series
7 p.m. • TLC 1201

The English faculty chooses at least one alumnus per year to honor as part of the English Program Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series. The series honors outstanding undergraduate or graduate alumni for their accomplishments, increases the visibility of the English program to both internal and external audiences, and informs and inspires current students by spotlighting the diverse career paths of our alumni. The speakers may present on their scholarship, creative work, career paths or professional development.

Posted on Feb. 15, 2019