FHU to Host Series Focused on 1812
Freed-Hardeman University’s chapter of Alpha Chi is hosting the inaugural series of lectures and events in an endeavor they have called “Time Travel.” This year’s program will look at events of 1812.
The events begin Monday, Sept. 24 in the Commons. Dr. Greg Massey, chairman of the FHU Department of History, Philosophy and Political Studies, will deliver a lecture at 6:30 p.m. on “The War of 1812: A Forgotten but Significant Conflict.” In the event of rain, the lecture will be moved to Ayers Auditorium.
Dr. Kent Moran of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information will present a lecture titled “A Most Tremendous Shock! The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812” at 7 p.m. in Ayers on Thursday, Sept. 27. Moran, a historian, provides information on the quakes to geologists studying the fault.
The series will resume Oct. 1 at 6:30 in Ayers when FHU faculty members and students present a panel discussion called “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: The Roles of Fairy Tales.” It will feature presentations by Dr. Marie Johnson and Linda Moran, FHU teachers, and students Jerica Bell and Becky Thompson.
The series will conclude Tuesday, Oct. 2, with “The Singing School Movement and the Hymns that Have Stood the Test of Time.” The audience will gather at 7 p.m. in Old Chapel Hall to sing hymns and learn more about how music was taught in 19th century singing schools.
The public is invited to attend these events. Admission is free. Additional information may be obtained from Dr. John McLaughlin, sponsor of Alpha Chi and coordinator of the event, at jmclaughlin.fhu.edu.
Alpha Chi is a national honor scholarship society. Invitations to membership are extended to juniors and seniors of good reputations who are in the upper ten percent of their class and have cumulative GPAs of 3.75 or higher on 80 credit hours.