|Philip Deloria will deliver the 2014 American Democracy Lecture|
In addition to all of our regular extra-curricular activity, the next few weeks will be particularly busy in the Messiah College History Department. We are very excited to announce (or re-announce) the following events:
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Philip Deloria will be on campus to deliver the American Democracy Lecture, the most important lecture in the life of the department. I am sure many of you know Deloria's work. He is a professor of history and administrator at the University of Michigan and a scholar of native American history. His talk "American Indians in the American Cultural Imagination" promises to be an excellent talk. Learn more about it here. Also check out the Facebook "event" page.
Finally, on November 4 the History Department will sponsor its annual "Career and Graduate School" event. This year we will focus on careers. Our speakers will be two Messiah College history alums who have gone on to do amazing things with their degrees. Beth Baggett was a Messiah College history major who currently works as an executive in the New York City fashion industry. Caitlin Babcock, another Messiah history alum, works for a non-profit organization focused on the assimilation of new immigrants. It should be a great afternoon. Stay tuned for more information. If you ever wondered what you can do with a history major you need to be at this event.
We continue to try to make the Messiah College History Department an intellectually vibrant place that merges a classic liberal arts history education with the kind of experiential learning that allows our students to build their resumes and develop transferable skills that will be useful in the marketplace.