One of the great things about being a student in the Messiah College History Department is all the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom. Over the course of the next few weeks there is a lot going on in the life of the department and we invite you to take it all in.
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, Philip Deloria will be delivering the American Democracy Lecture, the most important lecture in the life of the department. Deloria 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.
Thursday, October 30, will be our annual “Faith and History” lecture. This year’s lecturer is Tibebe Eshete, lecturer in African history at Messiah. In the 1970s Tibebe was a young Ethiopian Marxist who was active in the overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie. Here him describe his journey from Marxism to Christian faith and his understanding of the historian’s vocation. Stay tuned for more details. The lecture will be held in Boyer 335 at 4pm.
Finally, on November 4 the department will sponsor its annual “Career and Graduate School” event. This year will focus on careers. Our speakers will be two Messiah College history alums. 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 event. Stay tuned for more information. If you ever wondered what you can do with a history major you need to be at this event.
I hope you will join us for all of these events.