CoLA Employee Recognition Awards 2014
This fall, we celebrate many great employees who have completed milestone years of employment at Wright State University. The College of Liberal Arts is proud to honor the following faculty and staff from our college:
Victoria Oleen, Theatre
Bruce B. Cromer, Theatre
Jack L. Dustin, Urban Affairs
Chris Hall, English
Dr. Arshia Sattar, a scholar of Hindu religion and culture from Bangalore, India, delivered an engaging lecture last Thursday, September 18th, to a group of Wright State students, faculty, staff, and community members, as part of a two-day visit to the WSU campus. Dr. Sattar, who has a PhD from the University of Chicago in South Asian Languages and Literatures and whose translations of Sanskrit literary and religious texts are world renowned, spoke to a group of roughly...
Kyle Pitzer, who received his M.A. in History in May 2014, completed a story on the Occupy Dayton movement shortly before his death this summer in a car accident. The story aired on September 17, 2014, and can be heard here: http://wyso.org/post/revisiting-occupy-dayton. The story shows Kyle's gifts as an historian: an attention to detail, a concern for real people, and the ability to tell a story. We miss him.
Please join us for a lecture and presentation by Dr. Issam Nassar, Department of History, Illinois State University. Examining photos of the failed Ottoman attempt to seize the Suez Canal in 1915, Dr. Nassar will discuss the Ottoman preparations for war and the role that photography played in the First World War.
Time and Place: Thursday September 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, 109 Oelman Hall
Sponsored by the following Wright State University departments and...
Prof. Paul Lockhart has been named the Brage Golding Distinguished Professor of Research for 2014-18. This 3-year position recognizes Prof. Lockhart's distinguished scholarship in American military history and early modern Scandinavian history. Prof. Lockhart's recent monographs include The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army (Smithsonian Books/Harper Collins, 2008) and The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First...
The Department of History is pleased to announce that Mark E. Benbow, Ph.D. (M.A., WSU, 1983), has been named the department's Outstanding Alumnus for 2014. Dr. Benbow is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Marymount University (VA). Previously he worked on national security issues for the federal government and also served as the Historian at the Woodrow Wilson House Museum in Washington, D.C. He currently also serves as the Director of the Arlington Historical Museum in...
Prof. Drew Swanson's 2nd book, A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South (Yale UP, 2014), explores the social, environmental, cultural, and racial history of the Piedmont. Prof. Swanson argues that tobacco, which was ultimately damaging to the environment, actually made agrarian and financial sense for the southern planters. Prof. Swanson teaches courses in environmental and U.S. history at WSU.