Andrea Bennett


Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Join us for a pre-concert lecture to
6 p.m.
Russell Union Rotunda 

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Carol A. Carter Recital Hall -- Georgia Southern
84 Georgia Ave.
Foy Building
Statesboro, GA 30458

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This lecture is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Georgia Southern University cordially invites you to participate in a unique concert-lecture event!

The Great Minds Lecture Series is an outreach program designed to introduce the community to outstanding CLASS faculty members and to offer a glimpse at the fascinating scholarship taking place in the College. The lectures give us the opportunity to connect with friends and alumni and to provide a valuable resource to the community. Attendees will experience first-hand the expertise of CLASS faculty and will engage in conversations about topics of interest and current events. 

Click the links below to learn more about the series, or email Andrea Bennett, the CLASS director of communications and outreach. 

We look forward to seeing you at the lecture.


Curtis E. Ricker, Interim Dean


Election Songs Throughout History
Dr. Allen Henderson |  Department of Music
With special guests Drs. Patrick Novotny and Richard Pacelle | Department of Political Science

If you think modern political advertisements are divisive, join the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences to hear and discuss the the historical political campaign songs that politicians – particularly those who ran prior to the advent of television – used to promote their candidates and villify their opponents. 

Historic figures who used campaign songs during their run for office include Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter, and Franklin Roosevelt. Come hear what they had to say for – and about – themselves and their opponents!

Political science professors Drs. Patrick Novotny and Richard Pacelle will help frame the political context of the songs while Dr. Allen Henderson and guest musicians perform.

Arrive early to attend a Get-Out-The-Vote Rally under the Russell Union Rotunda featuring representatives from candidates seeking election in November!


About Hendersonnull

Dr. Allen Henderson is a professor of music, specializing in voice and foreign language diction. A versatile performing artist and teacher, Henderson has been recognized for service to his profession and to the institutions where he has taught. Henderson was recently selected as one of four voice teachers nationally to mentor the 2013 class of the National Association of Teachers of Singing intership program, through which he will coach 12 young voice teachers next summer. 

Henderson's current and former students have been recognized for their performances and perform throughout the world with major opera companies and opera apprenticeship programs, on cruise ships, in theme parks, and are teaching in public schools, colleges, and universities throughout the country.