On Saturday, November 19, Dr. McKnight took his Civil War and Reconstruction class and War and Memory class on a field trip to the site of the Battle of Wyerman's Mill, Cumberland Gap National Park, the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, and the Wildcat Mountain Battlefield. Here are the photos...
Dr. McKnight's Civil War and Reconstruction class and War and Memory classes spent Sunday, September 11, walking the field at Saltville. During the trip, the group visited the Museum of the Middle Appalachians and stopped at numerous points to discuss and evaluate the events of October 2, 1864.
The department has recently learned that the Slemp Foundation has given a grant of $100,000 for increasing the visibility of the Appalachian Civil War experience. Through this grant, Appalachian Warfare, there will be K-12 initiatives, historical travel, a speaker series, among other programs.
The Department of History and Philosophy has set this year's CVC History Night for November 11, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Our guest will be Jack Wright, a respected musician and former CVC student, who will play a few songs for us. As usual, we will have good food and drinks and our fund-raising auction. So far this year, we have David Baldacci's One Summer, autographed copies of the Music of Coal CD set, and a variety of other signed and unsigned items.
Dr. Cindy Wilkey, Associate Professor of History, won the Harrison Award for Outstanding Advising at the 2011 Faculty Awards ceremony. Congratulations!
Dr. Tom Costa, Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, won the Harrison Distinguished Faculty Award at the 2011 Faculty Awards ceremony. Congratulations!
Several of our History Majors presented at the Tennessee Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) on March 25 and 26 in Johnson City.
The presenters were Wycliffe Farquharson, Lance Mutter, James Tiffany, Shaun Dowdy, and Corey Gardner. Dr. Cindy Wilkey, who is Faculty Advisor for Phi Alpha Theta, served as Faculty Judge for two panels.