On February 3rd, Professor Nick Olson presented “The (He)art of Personal Narrative: An Essay on Where We Find Ourselves”, to an audience of students and faculty.
Dr. Michael Jones (Philosophy). “Racism at Home and Abroad: Thoughts from a Christian Ethicist” (Public Reason, 2016).
On January 20th, history professor Dr. Samuel Smith led a group of approximately 50 students to the 2017 presidential inauguration. History students showed up early at 5:00 am to make the trip to Washington, D.C. and experienced history in the making. The History Department shares exciting, hands-on opportunities for history majors via its Public History at Liberty University Facebook page. According to the page, the department currently offers two public history classes, both of which center around the historical Mead’s Tavern.
Liberty’s chapter of the National History Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta participated in two events in December and January. On December 9th, history graduate students traveled with a group of Phi Alpha Theta members to the D-Day Memorial to help set out luminaries for each of the 4,413 men who died on D-Day.
On January 4th-7th, Dr. James Cook and two math students had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia to present at the 2017 Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM). Hosted by The Mathematical Association of America and The American Mathematical Society, the JMM is known as “the largest mathematics meeting in the world.”