History forum offers one credit for one day

By Abigail Keefe
November 8, 2001

Students can earn one credit for attending a daylong forum on World War II sponsored by the History Club on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Five speakers will present different topics in the Widener Center Lecture Hall from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. According to Senior Anthony Contipodero, history club president, each speaker will have “his or her own specific topics to talk about from World War II. Also, the presentations will include “audio, video and a question and answer period.”

The history club officers picked the topic of World War II last year. “It’s just like now,” Contipodero said. “Look how everyone is united now. It’s the same as back then.”

Senior Cory Salazar, vice-president of the history club, will deliver the opening remarks. Following Salazar, Dr. Tami Biddle from Duke University will give the first presentation. According to Dr. James Hedtke, history and political science chair and advisor to the history club, Biddle is an expert in strategic bombing.

Dr. Conrad Crane, a research professor of military history at the U.S. Army War College, is an expert in air warfare. “He’s suggesting fire bombing of Japan was just as intense and just as horrible an experience as dropping the atomic bomb,” Hedtke said.

Dr. Jolyon Girard, history professor, will give the third presentation from his recently published book, “America and the World.”

Dr. Cole Kingseed, retired Chief of the military history divisions of the U. S. Military Academy, will be the fourth speaker. According to Hedtke, this military man, “led a platoon, led a regiment and led a company.” His talk will center on Joe Dawson. “Joe Dawson was a captain. In some ways, the Tom Hanks character in ‘Saving Private Ryan’ is Joe Dawson,” Hedtke said.

A continental breakfast will be served before the speakers and Wood Dining Services is catering lunch in the Grace Hall Board Room.

“You don’t have to be a history expert to enjoy the forum,” Contipodero said.

Cabrini College World War II Symposium
Nov. 10, 2001, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $25 for honored guests and $15 for visiting students.

A limited number of spaces will be available at the door.

Presenters include:
Dr. Tami Biddle, professor of history, Duke University
Dr. Conrad Crane, research professor of Military History, U.S. Army War College
Dr. Jolyon Girard, professor of history, Cabrini College
Dr. Cole Kingseed, chief of the military history division (retired), Valley Forge Military Academy

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Abigail Keefe

Abigail Keefe is a Cabrini College student studying communications, enjoying her time in Radnor, Pennsylvania. Abbie loves working for the school newspaper, the Loquitur, and is also passionate about everything that the communication field has to offer.

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