10/20/2010 - History Conference Schedule of Events
Judson College to Host ‘Alabama Journey-Perry County and Beyond'
Noted Alabama historians, Dr. Wayne Flynt, Auburn University history professor emeritus and Dr. Leah Rawls Atkins, historian and director emerita of the Auburn University Center for Arts and Humanities, along with Judson College artist-in-residence Dr. Billie Jean Young, will teach Perry County fourth-graders about their Black Belt heritage at the college on Oct. 20.
"We're pleased that prominent individuals and groups of Alabama artists, musicians, living history presenters and specialists in Alabama history, arts, architecture and conservation have agreed to participate in this conference," said Dr. Gwen McCorquodale, chair of the Judson College education department.
"We're humbled by their support of the partnership between Judson College and Perry County Schools."
McCorquodale said the day's theme is "Alabama Journey-Perry County and Beyond."
Flynt will begin the day's activities with his address at 9 a.m. Young will speak at 11:15 and Atkins at 1:15 p.m.
Interest groups will convene at 9:55 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. These will include presentations on Alabama fisheries and birds and conferences led by the Baptists of Alabama, the Sowing Seeds of Hope interfaith initiative, quilters from Gee's Bend and others.
Additionally the Judson College choir, The Judson Singers, will perform and the college equine department will sponsor a riding demonstration.
The day will conclude at 2 p.m.
McCorquodale said that the day is open to interested guests and that lunch will be available for a nominal cost in the Christenberry Dining Hall on the Judson campus.
For more information about the event, call the department of education at 334.683.5143.
Schedule of Events:
Judson College Department of Education presents
Welcome & Keynote Address Ramsay-McCrummen Chapel
Welcome - Dr. Gwen McCorquodale, Chair of the Department of Education, Judson College
Music - FAITH, ensemble - Three Early American Hymn Tunes, arr. Burroughs
Dr. Judy L. Ransom, director & Mrs. Leah Washburn, accompanist
Introduction of Speaker - Dr. David Potts, President Judson College
Speaker - Dr. Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus Auburn University
Concurrent Session A Judson College Campus
Concurrent Session B Judson College Campus
General Session Alumnae Auditorium
Welcome - Dr. Lesley Sheek, Department of Education
Music -Dr. Angela Dennison, violin & Mrs. Leah Washburn, piano
Introduction of Speaker - Dr. Sara Kiser, Academic Dean Judson College
Speaker - Dr. Billie Jean Young, Artist-in-Residence, Judson College
Equine Demonstration Judson College Stables
Closing Session Ramsay-McCrummen Chapel
Introduction of Speaker - Dr. Stacy Hughey Surman, Department of Education
Speaker - Mr. Tyree McCloud, Storyteller
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following concurrent session presenters:
• Mark Hainds, Alabama Longleaf Alliance
• Roger Reid, Producer of Discovering Alabama series and author of several young adult novels
• Randy Mecredy, Director of Alabama Museum of Natural History
• Thomas H. Wilson, Ph.D. Head, Biology Department, Judson College
• Alice Meriwether Bowsher, Author, architectural historian and preservationist
• Mike Sievering, Supervising Wildlife Biologist, Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
• Ken Daniel & Marcus Powell, Game Warden Officers
• Frances Ford, Director Sewing Seeds of Hope
• Eleanor Drake, Registrar Judson College
• Bill Mathews, Vice-President Judson College
• Mary Ann Pettway, Gee's Bend Quilter
• Deborah Carter, Quilter
• Jamie Adams, MFA, Judson College
• Jennifer Hoggle, Judson College Equine Department Director
• Cooper Holmes, Moore-Webb-Holmes Farms
Thank you to the following Judson College family:
Dr. Michael Brooks, Professor of Communication; Judy Martin, Director of Development; Judson College Ambassadors; Charlotte Clements, Vice-President for Admissions & Financial Aid; Ricky Clements, Director of Facilities & Security & EMS; Dr. Judy Blanton, Department of Education; Jean Massey, Certification Officer, Department of Education; Technology Department; Business Office; Dining Hall Staff; Teacher Candidates; and, to Ana Schuber and Joann Williams, Members of the West Alabama Quilters Guild
*Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.