One of Parma’s most famous buildings in the baptistry, erected almost a thousand years ago. The building was where baptisms took place. It features beautiful artwork and architecture.
An earthquake of about a 6.0 magnitude occurred around 4am local time this morning, Sunday, May 20th. Its epicenter seems to have been about 20 miles away. All of the students and faculty who were back in Parma from their weekend excursions felt the quake, but no one was injured or otherwise affected.
For our first weekend in Italy, my husband Ken and I decided to go to Cinque Terre, the “five villages,” dating from medieval times, that dot the beautiful northwestern Italian coast. This wikipedia article provides a good introduction to the area, which UNESCO has declared to be a world heritage site.
Read more and see more pics after the jump!
It’s interesting to see how American pop culture is interpreted and reinterpreted in other countries. For example, we found this stencil of an AT-RT Walker (from the Star Wars movies) on a building here in Parma. The building probably existed at the time of the American Revolution!
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after a long but smooth journey here. My husband, Ken, and I have had the chance to wander the city just a little bit. Thank goodness people here are very friendly despite our embarrassing lack of Italian language skills.
Wandered by the National Gallery today and we were very impressed by the sculpture outside. Someone thoughtfully handed the fellow a coke.
March 2012. In conjunction with the Cambria County Historical Society, History Club presented a “History Short,” consisting of readings of stories from Saint Francis University’s past.
Thanks to Elyse, Julie, Leah, and Lizeth for making SFU’s history come to life. Thanks also to the Cambria County Historical Society and Dave Huber for inviting History Club to participate in this event. Read more and see more pics after the jump.
Lizeth George, president of History Club, was recognized by SFU’s Student Government Association for all the work she’s done with History Club at the First Annual Student Involvement Awards held on Thursday, April 19th, 2012.
In the past year, Lizeth has coordinated:
- field trips to “History Shorts” put on by the Cambria County Historical Society
- the production of a History Short, “Saint Francis University Among the Pines”
- a bus trip – free and open to all SFU students – to Washington, D.C.
- and other activities, meetings, and fundraisers.
Thanks to Lizeth and all the History Club members, especially officers Elyse Grasser, Kelly Anne Heyden, and Leah Kletzi, for your hard work and participation. History Club adds extracurricular fun and opportunities to the HiPS department and the SFU community.
In March 2012 the History Club sponsored a bus trip to Washington, D.C., to visit museums and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival. The trip was free and open to any SFU student who wanted to come along. Read more about it and see more pictures after the jump!
Crossing disciplines and using the local to study the global
The students in Dr. Damico’s class, “Disaster! Social and Environmental Crises in World History,” took a field trip in February 2012 to Johnstown, PA. They joined students from Dr. Bill Strosnider’s Environmental Engineering class, “Appropriate Technologies in the Developing World.”
History majors Paul Print and Katie Dacanay received SFU’s Student Athlete Development Leadership Awards on April 23, 2012, at SFU’s annual Athletics Awards Banquet. These two seniors are great models of student-athletes who lead on the field, in the classroom, and on campus. Congratulations.