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Seminars offer insight into Milligan’s 150-year history

*LOCATION CHANGE: Duard Walker’s seminar on Sept. 6 will be held in Wilson Auditorium in Hardin Hall, not Derthick Hall. See campus map.

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (August 17, 2016) — A series of oral history seminars will explore Milligan College’s rich history, in honor of the college’s sesquicentennial this year. The seminars will be offered each Tuesday, Aug. 23-Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in the second floor of Derthick Hall and are free and open to the public.

Taught by beloved retired Milligan professors, experts and influential leaders, the series, “History through the Eyes of Milligan,” will feature a range of topics discussing Milligan’s relationship with American Reconstructionism, the Stone Campbell Movement, the Navy V-12 and more.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to learn how Milligan survived, thrived and flourished in the midst of world events, from its founding to present time,” said Dr. Bert Allen, professor emeritus of psychology and organizer of the seminar series. “It’s important that people understand the history of those who came before us and laid a foundation for everyone here at Milligan.”

The schedule is as follows:

• Aug. 23, “Founding of Milligan College and American Reconstructionism,” taught by Dr. Lee Fierbaugh Harrison, vice president for marketing and enrollment management, co-author of “Milligan Celebrates 150 Years: Scholarship, Community and Faith.”
• Aug. 30, “Milligan and the Stone Campbell Movement,” Dr. Dennis Helsabeck, The Henry and Emerald Webb Chair Emeritus of History.
• Sept. 6, “Milligan’s Navy V-12, WWII & Post-war Era,” Duard Walker, famed athlete, coach and athletic director.
• Sept. 13, “Milligan and the Cold War & John F. Kennedy Era,” Dr. R. David Roberts, retired Bible and Christian ministry professor.
• Sept. 20, “Milligan during the Civil Rights Era and 60’s,” Dr. Jack Knowles, retired humanities professor.
• Sept. 27, “Milligan & Women’s Issues,” Dr. Pat Magness, retired humanities professor.
• Oct. 4, “Milligan in the Providence of God,” Dr. Bill Gwaltney, professor emeritus of Bible.
• Oct. 11, “From Honors to Humanities,” Dr. Bob Wetzel, professor of ethics and philosophical theology.

Please note the seminars are not worth academic credit. Learn more at www.milligan.edu/150.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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