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November @DEREE

This November, the campus comes to life with exciting activities: engaging talks, interesting academic lectures, student festivals, and our annual Thanksgiving Dinner!

Mind, Body and Spirit Fest

The best kick-off to the month is the week-long rejuvenating Mind, Body and Spirit Festival, November 3-6, running with this year’s theme ‘Simplify.’ Join the presentations and workshops brought to you by the ACG Health & Wellness Center and find out how you can balance physical and spiritual health.

Methods range from stress-relieving techniques like a massage, to simple wellness tips such as growing your own vegetables and making your very own homemade soap. Join in, and bring some comfortable clothing and your positive attitude!

Business School Events

Shipping Management

Next up, we have a series of academic events, organized by the School of Business. On November 3, the Shipping Management academic program will be presented in an event titled ‘Low Rates, Ominous Forecasts: Why Choose a Career in Shipping?’ The event will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished professionals of the maritime industry.

Economics & Tourism

On November 9, we welcome on campus Dr. Henry Thompson, professor of Economics at Auburn University, US, who will deliver two consecutive lectures, on ‘Tourism Economics in Greece’, and on ‘The Physical Production Function of the US Economy.’ Students of all three Schools, faculty, and staff are welcomed to join for an open, insightful discussion on the development of both nations’ economies.

Tourism & Hospitality Management

A mini-conference on tourism will be held on November 11, organized by the International Tourism & Hospitality Department. The event, titled ‘Tourism Success – Everybody's Business: Perspectives on Tourism and Hospitality Management, Planning and Development’, will foster a dialogue between professionals on implementation of new strategies and the employment of new media practices toward development in the field of hospitality management.

New Majors

Aside from the Shipping Management major which will be presented in the beginning of the month, there are another 3 exciting new majors to be presented during the week November 16-20.

Added to the curriculum of the School of Business are the following new majors: the Healthcare Management program will be presented on November 16, the Logistics and Supply Chain Management program on November 18 and the highly specialized Finance program on November 19. Keep checking our Events Calendar for more information on the speakers and details on each event.

School of Fine & Performing Arts

Drawing Marathon

The Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts students – as well as any member of the ACG community with a taste for art – will be participating in this year’s  Drawing Marathon. From November 9-13, the Visual Arts Program invites everyone to join intensive workshops, including the basics of drawing, sketching outdoors, and model drawing.

History of Art

Another engaging lecture on urban art will be hosted on November 19, organized by the History of Art Society. The talk by Dr. Panos Leventis is titled ‘Visualizing the Crisis: Two Graffiti Artists in the Center of Athens’ and will focus on the work of two street artists who have used the heavily damaged urban canvas of the Athens historic center to illustrate their own socio-economic predicament.

ACG Debating Reunion

It wouldn’t be a proper semester without the presence of the highly active DEREE Debating Club. On November 20-21, the club celebrates the 50th DEREE Invitational- Debate Tournament. The event will host 200 participants representing high school students, university students and alumni, while it will offer former ACG debaters – PIERCE and DEREE alumni – the opportunity to meet once again on campus for a Debating Reunion on November 21.

Our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Nearing the end of the month, along with the winter comes the broadly celebrated American tradition of Thanksgiving.

An opportunity to dust off the daily routine and be thankful for everything of real importance; friends, family and, of course, fellow students.  DEREE invites you to the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 25 to celebrate among friends and enjoy tried-and-true heartwarming recipes. Don’t forget to get your tickets!