13 February, 2017
Gadsden State’s to host Ireland and Alabama, Cultural Connections
Gadsden State Community College will host Dr. Niamh Hamill, professor of Irish and Irish-American Culture at Drew University in New Jersey, speaking about the cultural connections between Ireland and Alabama. It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at the One Stop Center on the East Broad Campus. This is a community event, free and open to the public.
Hamill will be speaking about Irish emigration in the 19th century, the Irish Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century and connections between Ireland and the US. She founded the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland in 1996 and is the primary guide and instructor on trips. Hamill has lectured and presented both as an academic and a fervent promoter of study abroad programs worldwide.
Gadsden State’s Valley Street Campus to host Jazz Cafe
Gadsden State Community College’s Valley Street Campus is celebrating Black History Month with the 2017 Jazz Café. It will be from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Student Center. It is free and open to the public.
The event will include café-style study areas for students as well as free coffee, drinks and pastries. The Gadsden State Show Band will perform at noon featuring instrumentalists and vocalists who perform jazz hits and pop musical selections. The band is under the direction of Dr. Matt Leder.
Photos and memorabilia from the Valley Street Campus’s long history will also be on display. The Valley Street Campus is the area’s only college with the designation of Historically Black College or University.
For more information about Jazz Café, call Frances Hall at 256-549-8670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.