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Spring Semester Begins January 8 at ABAC

TIFTON—Spring semester classes begin on Jan. 8 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  The college will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 1 but will open for business on Jan. 2.  Spring semester classes are listed on the ABAC web site at www.abac.edu.   Dates of the events below are subject to change.

Activities on the campus this spring include the Stallion Days for prospective students on Feb. 15 and April 5, the regional science fair on Feb. 14, the Science Olympiad on March 1, the 45th Annual Ms. ABAC contest on Feb. 27, Evening for ABAC on March 7, the Mr. ABAC contest on April 2, the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village Folklife Festival on April 5, Honors Day on April 9, and the George Scott Day Celebration of the Arts on April 17.

Homecoming Weekend on April 4-5 will feature the Alumni Awards Luncheon, the 2014 ABAC Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Gee Haw Whoa Back Rodeo, a Spring Flower Show at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village and other activities for both students and alumni.

First Tuesday Concert Series performances for the spring term include A Music Faculty Concert on Feb. 4, A Night of Chamber Music on Feb. 11, A Night of Classical Guitar on March 4, and A Night of Broadway Music on April 1.  All First Tuesday performances are held at the Chapel of All Faiths on the campus of ABAC at 7 p.m.  The concerts are open to the public at no charge. Other performances during the spring tem include the Spring Band Concert on April 8, the Spring Choral Concert on April 10, and the Spring Music Recitals on April 28-29.

The “ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series” will offer a wide variety of entertainment beginning with the Azalea Quartet on Feb. 18, the Fisk Jubilee Singers on March 29 and jazz saxophonist Roger Pemberton on April 17. Tickets are required for each of these events and can be purchased online at www.purplepass.com/abac or by phone at (229) 391-4895. The Baldwin Players’ spring production of the musical “Smoke on the Mountain” will take place at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village on March 6-8.

Athletic events include softball and baseball games, tennis matches, and golf tournaments as five of the six intercollegiate sports teams at ABAC swing into action.

Classes will continue through April 30 with final exams set for May 1-2 and May 5-6.   The spring commencement ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on May 9. The only time during the term when the entire campus will be closed is on Jan. 20 for the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday.  Faculty and students will be away for spring break on March 17-21.

The Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village will be closed from Dec. 22, 2013 through Jan. 1, 2014 for the holidays. The Country Store will be open for holiday shoppers through Dec. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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