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This Week at Savannah State University – March 25-31, 2012

This Week at Savannah State University – March 25-31, 2012
Contact: Loretta Heyward, Communications Director, 912-358-3049
• Wednesday, March 28
Screening of the documentary film “Inside Buffalo” from noon-2 p.m. in Event Room C of the new Student Union, presented by the Department of Social Work in celebration of Social Work Month.  Following the screening there will be a lecture by Glenn Scott, a 94-year-old private first class from the 92nd “Buffalo” Infantry of World War II, and his son, Terry Scott.
Discussion and book-signing with WTOC-TV anchorwoman Dawn Baker from 1-3 p.m. at the second-floor art gallery of the Asa H. Gordon Library on the SSU campus.  Baker will share thoughts and sign copies of her new book, “Dawn’s Daughter: Everything A Woman Needs to Know.”  For more information, contact library staff at 912-358-4330.
    
• Thursday, March 29
Weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Island featuring Interim President Cheryl Dozier as guest speaker at 7:15 a.m. at The Plantation Club at The Landings, 1 Cottonwood Lane, Savannah.
Honors Convocation at 10 a.m. at Tiger Arena.  SSU honors the academic accomplishments of its students at convocation, which this year will feature scholar-in-residence and former Savannah mayor Otis Johnson as guest speaker.  For more information, contact the Division of Academic Affairs at 912-358-4190.
Opening reception for the Branam-Mitchell art exhibit from 6-8 p.m. at the Social Sciences Building gallery on the SSU campus.  The exhibition will feature 11 original illustrations by Sandy Branam, whose work was commissioned for a book on the life and work of Louise Miller Cohen, a Gullah preservationist and storyteller from Hilton Head Island.  It will also feature 10 new paintings by John Mitchell that reflect his African-American experience enriched by his Smithfield, N.C., roots and time spent in Europe, the Bahamas and Savannah.  The exhibit will be on display through April 30.   
• Friday, March 30
Opening ceremony for the new School of Teacher Education (SOTE) and rededication of historic Morgan Hall at 3 p.m. outside of Morgan on the SSU campus.  SSU has not had teacher education since 1979, when the program was transferred to then-Armstrong State College as part of a federally mandated University System of Georgia desegregation plan.  The SOTE will be housed at Morgan Hall, which has been fully restored and will be open for tours at the ceremony.

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