Known as the $12,000 man, Jim Southerland, former provost and vice president of academic affairs, professor and mentor to many over his 44 years at Brenau University reads from his memoirs, Reflections of a Sharecroppers Son on Friday, Oct. 4 during activities celebrating Brenau’s 135 years. The reading and reception held at the Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE in Gainesville begins at 6 p.m.
Catch a video preview at http://window.brenau.edu/southerland of Southerland’s animated and passionate reminiscences about what he has learned about Brenau and teaching over more than four decades – Exhibit A in making the case that the mild-mannered historian has been one of the university’s most popular teachers in the last third of its history.
The full weekend of Homecoming and Family Weekend honoring 135 years of tradition and tomorrow at Brenau University runs Oct. 4-6 and kicks off with a formal dedication and naming ceremony for the newest addition to the Gainesville campus, a one-ton bronze statue of Brenau’s Golden Tiger mascot Friday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. on the corner of N.E. Academy Street and Green Street. In addition to the ceremony, student athletic teams will be suited up, the drum line and Brenau cheerleaders will provide entertainment and the statue’s sculptor, Gregory Johnson, will be on hand to speak and answer questions. Birthday cake will also be served.
Check out the complete list of weekend events and RSVP here: http://www.brenau.edu/alum/homecoming/hc2013reg/
For a complete schedule visit http://www.brenau.edu/alum/calendar-of-events/.