Dear all: We’re just about to test a new system that can send out email to our current students and to our BA and MA alumni, which we hope can keep us better connected and let lots of people know at once about upcoming events. Below is our first one, which tells you about two events next week, on Feb. 21 and 22, that will be of interest to many. I want especially to note the appearance on campus of the nationally renowned historian Ari Kelman (from UC Davis), who will be speaking from his new book A Misplaced Massacre, in Columbine Hall 3022 from 12 – 1:30 on Friday the 22nd. Hope to see you there!
Dear UCCS History Alumni:
I’m writing to let you know of a couple of great opportunities coming up, to which all are welcome.
First, on Thursday evening, Feb. 21, 7-9p.m., two UCCS alumni who received their M.A.s from the department will lead us in a group discussion of the life of a community college professor. David Johnson, professor at Central Northwestern Community College, and Glenn Rohlfing, professor at Pike’s Peak Community College, will share their experiences at different community college campus in Colorado. They are excellent resources for any of you who are interested in learning what you need to do to teach in the community college system. We’ll serve beer and wine at the event and we hope to be able to make the acquaintance and to reconnect with many of you there. The event will be held in the University Center at UCCS in room 116.
Second, on Friday, February 22, the History Department is excited to host Ari Kelman, Professor of History at the University of California Davis. Kelman will give a presentation from his big new book A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memories of Sand Creek, just published with Harvard University Press. Kelman will speak in Columbine Hall 3022, from 12 – 1:30 on that day. All are welcome to hear this nationally renowned historian speak about his new work.
As the semester progresses, the Department hopes to hold more such events, and to connect and re-connect with Alumni. I encourage all of you to visit our departmental blog where we will be posting newsletters and announcements of such events, including the two above.
Let us know what you’d like to know about/hear about, and we’ll do our best to keep you informed. Hope to meet you or see you again soon,
Chair, History Department