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Events & Lectures

Images and Icons of America

The MALS program invites you to a five-lecture series delivered by Coastal faculty at the Myrtle Beach Education Center, 79th Avenue. Students can earn credit hours via the American Studies courses AMST 303 and AMST 503.
Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m.: Alfred Hitchcock: Image Maker

Film scholar Matthew Bell explores Hitchcock's early thrillers, his fight with the Hollywood power structure, and his heyday during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m.: American Pop Art

Art historian Elizabeth Howie discusses the emergence of pop in the U.K., the work of Richard Hamilton, and then such popular U.S. artists as Andy Warhol and Ed Kienholz.

Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m.: Ain't that America: Rock 'n' Roll Icons

English scholar and Edwards College dean Daniel Ennis examines the intersections of American patriotism and iconic performances and images from American rock 'n' roll. 

Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m.: American Icons from Advertising, Politics and Popular Culture

English scholar and OLLI director Carol Osborne discusses some of our most familiar icons, from Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter to Mickey Mouse and Superman.

Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m.: Witnesses to History: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Images

Communications scholar Wendy Weinhold explores Pulitzer Prize-winning photos that capture the fabric and democratic principles of American life.

Graduation Celebration

Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. in the Edwards Courtyard (rain location is EHFA 164)

All graduating and current MALS students and their family members and friends are invited to celebrate Spring Commencement.