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TU Humanities students take center stage during showcase

Thomas University’s student artists, photographers and writers will be in the spotlight during the annual Humanities Student Showcase on Thursday, April 25. Events will begin at 6 p.m. in the Student Life Center on TU’s Magnolia Campus, 1550 Magnolia St. The event is free and open to the public.

Art and photography students will share their projects. Art students displaying their works include Kimberly Alderman, Jarodd Blount and Lauren West. Student photographers displaying their works include Laura Alexander, Steven Cady, Katy Hanscomb, Zachary Keating and Zana Milline. During the evening, the TU Jazz Ensemble will provide music.

The event will also include the debut of the 2019 Night Hawk Review, TU’s literary journal, along with readings by student writers. Featured speakers will include Dr. Sandra Simonds, an assistant professor of English at TU and a poetry and creative nonfiction writer, along with Maari Carter.

Carter is a writer who lives in Tallahassee, Florida, Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in “The Superstition Review,” “Salt Hill Journal,” “SundogLit” and “Bayou Magazine.” She received the 2014 Philip Booth Poetry Prize presented by “Salt Hill Journal” and serves as poetry editor-in-training for “The Southeast Review.” Carter is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Literature at Florida State University.

The Humanities Student Showcase is part of Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU). For more information, call 229-227-6964 or email

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