Published on: May 20, 2014History teachers, professors and people interested in the subject are invited to Lone Star College-Kingwood’s second annual History Day Conference on June 19 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Student-Conference Center.
Designed to be interactive and thought provoking, this conference is for community members interested in the examination of World War I and its effects on the modern world. Participants will also receive resources and tools needed for classroom instruction.
“Attendees will gain historical knowledge and a deeper understanding of World War I including the legacy of American intervention in the Great War. The sessions will specifically address World War I medicine, the experience of the American soldier or doughboy and the moral motivation for U.S. intervention,” said Kellie Sullivan, director of Academic Success at LSC-Kingwood. “In addition, there will be a discussion on literature, Hemingway and World War I.”
The conference format includes morning presentations by distinguished authors and afternoon break-out sessions discussing primary sources. Presentations will be given by Jim Skelton, professor of English, LSC-Kingwood, “Hemingway & World War I”; Sanders Marble, senior historian, office of medical history, U.S. Army Medical Command, “Military Medicine in World War I”; Jennifer Keene, professor of history, Chapman University, “Doughboys at War: The American Soldier Experience in World War II”; and Craig Livingston, professor of history, LSC-Montgomery, “`The History of the World Was Played Out in Three Days,’ The Aisne-Marne Counter-Offensive (July 1918).”
“In addition to talking about this important topic and providing resources, our goal is to deepen relationships between the independent school district instructors and the college instructors,” said Kimberly Klepcyk, dean of Academic Partnerships and Initiatives.
The fee to attend the History Day Conference is $35 per participant, which includes a meal and gift bag. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/GreatWarHistoryDay. For more information, email Barr at John.M.Barr@LoneStar.edu.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.