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.
The History Club has attended two “History Shorts” (dramatic presentations about the past) put on by the Cambria County Historical Society, and is producing our own, entitled “Saint Francis University Among the Pines,” to be presented on March 21st at JFK.
If you would like to get involved with this activity or other History Club events, contact one of our officers or Dr. Damico. Our spring 2012 History Club officers are:
President: Lizeth George
Vice President: Elyse Grasser
Treasurer: Kelly-Anne Heyden
Secretary: Leah Kletzi
Watch this video to find out: HiPS Awesomeness
The Saint Francis University Institute for Ethics Presents…
Standard Lives: Visualizing the Culture of Oil in Louisiana
Dr. Michael Pasquier
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Louisiana State University
Thursday, October 27, 7:00pm
Stokes-Twyman Room (2nd floor, Stokes Athletic Center)
During the 1940s, the Standard Oil Company supported a major photo-documentary project to capture “the benefits of oil on everyday life in the United States.” In “Standard Lives: Visualizing the Culture of Oil in Louisiana,” Dr. Michael Pasquier reconnects these historical photographs with the peoples, places, and institutions represented in those mid-twentieth-century images. By bridging the temporal gap dividing photographic moments and current circumstances, “Standard Lives” illustrates the cultural impact of the oil industry on rural coastal communities throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Dr. Pasquier is the author of Fathers on the Frontier: French Missionaries and the Roman Catholic Priesthood in the United States, 1789-1870 (Oxford University Press, 2010) and the editor of the Journal of Southern Religion. His forthcoming edited bookGods of the Mississippi (Indiana University Press, 2012) includes a collection of essays on the history of religion and culture in the Mississippi Valley. He is a former visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University. At LSU, he teaches courses on religion in America and Louisiana, U.S. Catholic History, and world religions.
For more information on this event, please visit: http://www.francis.edu/Pasquier.htm
Do you like movies? Do you like kings and/or speeches?
Need CES credits and want to enjoy a good movie at the same time?! Join History Club this Tuesday September 20th at 7pm in Padua 110 as we watch The King’s Speech! All are welcome! Following the movie will be a brief discussion of the movie and its historical context with History professor Dr. Damico! See you then!