Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Spring Offerings

Soon enough it will be time to sign up for Spring Classes.  The History Department is offering a good selection of courses.  In addition to our usual survey courses in United States and European History, we will be offering specialized courses that include The Holocaust, The US and Caribbean, African American History, The Great Depression, World History since 1450, and Imperial China.  As always, history internships are available.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

History Club Trip

The History Club will be going to the Genesee Country Village and Museum (aka Mumford Historic Village) at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.4. If you are a member of the History Club and would like to go, you need to fill out the online SBU waiver form and emergency travel information. If you have not yet received this information, please email Alex McCumiskey for more information.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Congratulations to Jason Damon!

After a very competitive selection process, CPRC selected Jason Damon, a history and political science major, as one of this year’s InternSpotlight candidates. Jason Damon was a Policy Intern for the Knights of Columbus Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C. Congratulations!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More from One of Our Incoming Freshmen: Eric Dawson

My name is Eric Dawson and I have always had an infatuation with history. My love for history started in elementary school when we were learning about the pilgrims in first grade. I found it to be extremely interesting and ever since then I have always tried to learn more and more about history. Originally I wanted to go to college for computer science and I was looking at many schools for that. My junior year teacher was really the reason why I changed my mind. Although I had always enjoyed history, most of the teachers made their classes really dry, so I never considered it to be something I would want do in college. My junior year teacher made learning history very easy and enjoyable. A combination of this and a growing distaste for computer science, I decided to enter college as a history major. As far as choosing Bonaventure as a school, many factors went into consideration. First of all, Bonaventure has a very extensive alumni community that could help me find a job easily after college. Secondly, a lot of my friends from high school were coming here, so I thought it would be nice to have people I know when I started at a new school. Lastly, the campus of St. Bonaventure is wonderful. Not too big but it has the feel of a division one school. I had never heard a bad thing about Bonaventure from the many people I have met that went here, so I decided to attend here this fall.

More Maps

Continuing my interest in maps and such, 22 Maps and Charts that will Surprise You is interesting.  Telling a story with images (maps, charts, etc) does change things.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

World War III - in 1952

This story about an alternate history of World War III is fun, "In Collier's Magazine, World War already Happened - in 1952."  It captures the gestalt of the early Cold War.

Friday, September 19, 2014

One More Reason to Take a History Class

Constitution Day tends to bring out stories about how much, or little, Americans know about the Constitution.  This is one of those stories, "Americans know surprisingly little about their government, survey finds."