Metro Atlanta Events

Events are listed in chronological order.

Akila Weerapana: The Next Steps for China & India, Implications for the Rest of Us

Sponsored by the Atlanta Wellesley Club and the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3
Time: 3 p.m. presentation; 4 p.m. refreshments
Cost: Free
Location: Campbell Hall, Graves Auditorium
Description: We are excited to welcome Akila Weerapana, professor of economics at Wellesley, to Agnes Scott for this joint event for both Agnes Scott and Wellesley alumnae.  Please stay after the presentation for a reception with refreshments.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Jan. 26, by registering online at wellascevent.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Book Group

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
"Kismetwali and Other Stories" by Reetika Khanna Nijhawan
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, Feb. 8
Time: 6 p.m. registration; 6:30 p.m. salad served
Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: This event includes “Dutch treat” dinner (inclusive price averages $27 per person and payment is collected on-site).
Description: Reetika Khanna Nijhawan’s impressive debut, a collection of loosely interlinked stories, explores the plight of India’s working poor. Although the working poor’s lives mostly unfold parallel to the upper classes’, these stories show them intersecting in interesting ways.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Feb. 5, by emailing the book group leader at info@womenalonetogether.org.

Mary Brown Bullock '66: China, Japan, Korea and U.S. Relations

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Saturday, Feb. 10
Time: 10 a.m. refreshments; 10:30 a.m. program
Cost: Free
Location: Campbell Hall, Graves Auditorium
Description: Mary Brown Bullock ’66 is an educator and China scholar and president emerita and trustee of Agnes Scott College. She served as the founding executive vice chancellor of Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China, from 2012 to 2015. Join us for a presentation and discussion.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, Feb. 2, by registering online at mbbprogram.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404.471.5400.

Founder's Day Convocation

Speaker: Cathy N. Davidson, Educator, Author, Innovator
Date: Friday, Feb. 16
Time: 2 p.m. 
Location: Campbell Hall, Graves Auditorium
Cost: Free
Description: Cathy N. Davidson, an educational innovator and a distinguished scholar of the history of technology, is an avid proponent of active ways of learning that help students to understand and navigate the radically changed global world in which we now all live, work, and learn. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Becoming a Scammer Hammer: Best Practices to Thwart Thieves, Hackers and Other Online Criminals

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
Presentation by Pete Wellborn, followed by a potluck lunch

Date: Saturday, Feb. 17
Time: 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Location: The Club Room, Park Place on Peachtree, 2660 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Cost: Free (Please bring a dish to share for the potluck lunch.)
Description: Join us for this great presentation by cybersecurity expert and attorney Pete Wellborn and learn about how to protect yourself and your identity online.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, Feb. 12. To register or for more information, go to www.womenalonetogether.org.

Reader’s Connection

Sponsored by the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter
"Flight Path" by Hannah Slagle Palmer ’00
Discussion led by the author

Date: Tuesday, March 6
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Room 122, Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta
Cost: Free
Description: Part memoir, part urban history, Flight Path: A Search for Roots Beneath the World’s Busiest Airport is a riveting account of one young mother’s attempt at making a home where there’s little home left.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Thursday, March 1, by registering online at rcflightpath.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404 .471.5400.

Book Group

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
"Shadow of the Lions: A Novel" by Christopher Swann
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 6 p.m. registration; 6:30 p.m. salad served
Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: This event includes “Dutch treat” dinner (inclusive price averages $27 per person and payment is collected on-site).
Description: When Fritz Davenport goes missing in March of his senior year at the Blackburne School, his best friend and roommate, Matthias, assumes a fight they had was a contributing factor. Ten years later Matthias is back at the all-boys school to teach English, stirring up old memories of his schoolmate who vanished.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, March 5, by emailing the book group leader at info@womenalonetogether.org.

Scott-Sams House Tour and Mary Wallace Kirk Talk

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter
Presentation by Leah Owenby '01, faculty services, Dana Fine Arts Building, manager of the Permanent Collection, manager of the Dalton Gallery

Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Scott-Sams House, 312 S. Candler St.
Description: Join us as we tour the Scott-Sams House, the president’s new home. After the brief tour, we will walk over to the Dana Fine Arts Building for a presentation by Leah Owenby ’01 on the life of Mary Wallace Kirk, class of 1911. Kirk was instrumental in establishing the Alumnae Association and the Alumnae House and served the college as a trustee longer than anyone else in the college’s history. In addition to her extraordinary service to the college, Kirk was an amazing artist, whose work was on exhibition last year in the Dalton Gallery.   
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Friday, March 16, by registering online at marywallacekirk.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservations line at 404 .471.5400.

Book Group

Sponsored by Women Alone Together®
"A Path Revealed" by Carlen Maddux
Discussion led by the author

Date: Thursday, April 12
Time: 6 p.m. registration; 6:30 p.m. salad served
Location: The Colonnade, 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road NE, Atlanta
Cost: This event includes “Dutch treat” dinner (inclusive price averages $27 per person and payment is collected on-site).
Description: "A Path Revealed: How Hope, Love and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer's" is the story of ASC alumna Martha Cooper Maddux '69 and her struggle with and ultimate death from Alzheimer's as told from the point of view of her caregiver and husband, Carlen Maddux.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Monday, April 9, by emailing the book group leader at info@womenalonetogether.org.

Reception for International Students

Sponsored by the Greater Decatur Alumnae Chapter

Date: Thursday, May 10
Time: 4:45–5:45 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Alston Campus Center, Luchsinger Lounge
Description: Join us for the Greater Decatur Chapter’s 30th annual party for graduating international students and their families and friends. Again this year, the chapter will honor the memory of friend and professor Ayşe Ilgaz Carden ’66 as it celebrates the college’s amazing international students and extends chapter membership to graduating seniors. The chapter will salute soon-to-be international graduates with a recognition and presentation at 5:15 p.m.
R.S.V.P. acceptance only by Thursday, May 3, by registering online at cardenreception.eventbrite.com or by calling our reservation line at 404.471.5400.