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Free Movie Screening

In Events on April 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm

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Roundtable Discussion on Vietnam Held

In Events on April 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Andrew Wiest Speaks at Big Read

In Events on April 18, 2012 at 12:38 pm

In conjunction with the Big Read and the Learning Communities initiative, Dr. Andrew Wiest, Professor and Director of International Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, spoke last week at Middle Georgia College on the topic of “Vietnam: Myth, Fact, and Memory.”

According to USM’s website, “Dr. Wiest received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1990.  Specializing in the study of World War I and Vietnam, Dr. Wiest has served as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom and as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Warfighting Strategy in the United States Air Force Air War College.  Since 1992 Dr. Wiest has been active in international education, leading a study abroad program on World War II to London and Normandy each summer, and developing the award-winning Vietnam Study Abroad Program.”

He is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on the subjects of Vietnam and World War I and II, among them Vietnam’s Forgotten Army:  Heroism and Betrayal in the ARVN and The Illustrated History of World War I.

Adrian Cronauer on the Accuracy of the Film

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm


Adrian Cronauer speaks to the accuracy of Good Morning, Vietnam.

Who is Adrian Cronauer?

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm


Hear the real-life Adrian Cronauer talk about his work with Vietnam vets missing in action in this taped radio interview.

Free Movie Screening Tonight!

In Events on April 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm


Good Morning, Vietnam
will screen tonight at Russell Hall Theatre on the MGC Cochran campus.  The movie will be preceded by remarks by Dr. James Collins and Dr. Chuck Quinn.  Start time is 6:30 p.m., and admission is free.

Macon Artist Connie Redd Wins Juried Art Exhibition

In News on April 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Macon artist Connie Redd won the top prize at Monday’s World in Conflict Juried Exhibition opening on the Middle Georgia College Cochran campus.  She won for her piece “The News at 4 A.M.” (pictured above), which was made with oils, oil sticks, and oil pastels.  The piece was made in 2009.

Artist Jessica Eanes of Barnesville, Georgia, earned an Honorable Mention for her digital photograph, “This Won’t Hurt a Bit.”  The photograph was made in spring 2010.

Both award-winning works are for sale.

For more information, contact Mr. Charlie Agnew, Associate Professor of Art and Peacock Gallery Director at Middle Georgia College (478.934.3043).

Journalist Michael Sallah is Big Read Keynote Speaker

In News on March 28, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Michael Sallah is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose powerful presentations on soldiers in war have captivated audiences across the country.

Sallah was the lead reporter in 2003 who uncovered one of the great military secrets of the last century:  the Tiger Force case — the story of an elite platoon that dangerously spun out of control in Vietnam in 1967, slaughtering hundreds of civilians.  The case was substantiated by the military in the longest war crimes case of the Vietnam conflict, but later buried by the Pentagon.  Sallah and his colleagues received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for exposing the events.  He recently co-authored the book, Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War, which has been hailed by literary critics as one of the most important books ever written about the Vietnam War.

During his career, Sallah has received numerous state and national awards for his investigative stories on topics ranging from white-collar crime and clerical sex abuse to terrorism.  Now investigations editor for The Miami Herald, Sallah has interviewed hundreds of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq to explore one of the most fascinating and least understood aspects of war: why soldiers lose control.

Sallah will speak on MGC’s Cochran campus on Monday, April 9, in Russell Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

Big Read Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on April 2

In Events on March 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

The opening ceremony for The Big Read in Cochran will be held Monday, April 2, at 6 p.m. in Peacock Gallery of Russell Hall on the Middle Georgia College Cochran campus.

This kickoff event will feature the grand opening of the juried art exhibition “The World in Conflict,” which will be on display in the gallery from April 2 through April  27.  This exhibit showcases the work of local and regional artists, among them Connie Redd, Jessica Eanes, Kristen Nicole Eanes, Dara Ryles, and Terri Brown.  According to MGC Associate Professor of Art Charlie Agnew, “Artists were encouraged to consider many aspects of the ‘World in Conflict’ theme, from their own personal perspectives to the ways in which conflict has affected local, national, and world events in the past and present.”

Refreshments will be provided.

Free copies of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried will be distributed.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Mr. Charlie Agnew at 478.934.3043 or cagnew@mgc.edu.

Art credit:  “Heat” by Dara Ryles, digital generated art, 2011.

Big Read Events Announced

In Events on March 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Big Read Cochran will be holding free, public events throughout the month of April.  These include:

  • April 2, 6 p.m. – The Big Read Kickoff Ceremony: “The World in Conflict” Juried Art Exhibition Opening at Peacock Gallery in Russell Hall at Middle Georgia College;
  • April 4 and 5, 6-8 p.m. – “Tell It One More Time: Redemptive Storytelling” creative writing workshops and book discussions at the Tessie W. Norris Library;
  • April 9 – Keynote Address by Michael Sallah, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War (time and location TBA);
  • April 10, 6:30 p.m. – Good Morning, Vietnam film showing and discussion in Russell Hall at MGC;
  • April 11, 5-7 p.m. – MGC Learning Communities Speaker Andrew Wiest, author of Vietnam’s Forgotten Army (location TBA);
  • April 17, 2-7 p.m. – MGC International Festival and Spring Fling on the MGC campus;
  • April 18, 6:30 p.m. – The Deer Hunter film showing and discussion in Russell Hall at MGC.

Free copies of our chosen text, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, will be distributed at major events.  Additional small group discussions of the book are also planned at various locations, among them:

  • April 11, 3-4:30 p.m. – MGC Book Club Discussion (location TBA);
  • April 24, 6:30 p.m. – Friends of the Library Book Discussion and tribute to “Doc” Harry Bowman at the Tessie W. Norris Library.

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All events are free and for the public!

We hope to see you at the art opening on Monday evening, April 2!