Published on: May 24, 2013History teachers, professors and people interested in the subject are invited to Lone Star College-Kingwood’s first History Day Conference on June 19 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Designed to be interactive and thought provoking, this conference is for community members interested in the examination of secession, the Civil War and Reconstruction. Participants will also receive resources needed for instruction.
“Attendees will gain historical knowledge and a deeper understanding of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The sessions will specifically address the events that led to the break-up of the Union, Lincoln’s determination to win the war and the restoration of the Union, reconstruction and the Texas governorship of Edmund J. Davis,” said Kellie Sullivan, director of Academic Success at LSC-Kingwood. “In addition, there will be discussions on the three ways Americans remember the Civil War.”
The conference format includes morning presentations by distinguished authors and afternoon break-out sessions discussing primary sources. Presentations will be given by Dr. Eric H. Walther, “Secession: What Role did ‘States’ Rights Play in the Onset of the Civil War”; Dr. Kenneth Winkle, “Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C.”; Dr. Carl T. Moneyhon, “A New Birth of Freedom? E.J. Davis and Radical Politics in Reconstruction Texas”; and Dr. John M. Barr, “Fame Dwells in Purpose as well as Achievement: Teaching the Memory of the American Civil War”. The event will be held in the Student-Conference Center.
“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.To attend the History Day Conference the fee is $35 per participant, which includes a meal and gift bag. To register, visit MyCommunityTickets.com at Secession, The Civil War and Reconstruction and the deadline is Friday, June 14. 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.