CPC Joint Symposium: “Legacies of the Great War: Remembering World War I after 100 Years”

A joint symposium, sponsored by CPC, in conjunction with the Departments of History, German, Africana Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies of Franklin & Marshall College, Dickinson College, and Gettysburg College

Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, 2015
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster PA

The symposium is free and open to the public (with lunch provided on Saturday, March 28), but advanced registration is necessary. Click on the link below to register.

Registration for CPC World War I Symposium

Campus map: Campus_Map_2014-15

Parking for both Friday and Saturdays sessions is available in the Williamson parking area (Williamson Way), just off Harrisburg Avenue, across from College Square. Follow signs for “CPC event.” Additional parking may be available along College Avenue.

1) Friday afternoon’s opening session at 4:30 is located in the Bonchek Lecture Hall of the Life Sciences & Philosophy Building (#24 on campus map), Williamson Way, off Harrisburg Avenue across from College Square.

2) Saturday morning’s session beginning at 8:30 am, is located in Stager Hall (#13 on campus map). Follow signs for “CPC event.”

3) From noon to adjournment at 4:00 pm on Saturday, the Symposium will convene in Ben’s Catering Suite (#33 on campus map) near Williamson Way. Again, follow signs for “CPC event.”

2014 marks the centenary of the start of World War I. Yet for Americans, the First World War occupies but a small place in the nation’s cultural consciousness. This joint CPC symposium takes up the questions of how and why we should remember the First World War. Whose stories should be told, and how should we tell them? In addressing some of the war’s numerous and complicated legacies, particularly for African-Americans, Jewish Europeans, and women, the goal of the symposium is to enhance our understanding of the past and its impact on the contemporary world.

The program for the symposium includes presentations and panels featuring work by undergraduate students and faculty from the three CPC colleges and institutions throughout the region, plus presentations by four notable speakers about WWI.

Jenny Waldman, Director the UK’s Program 14-18NOW Centenary Art Commission
Chad Williams, Brandeis University
Marsha Rosenblit, Univerity of Maryland
Susan Grayzel, University of Mississippi




For more details, contact kathy.missildine@fandm.edu, or 717-575-1766

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35th Annual Astronomers’ Conference

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:15 am – 4:00 pm
Dickinson College
Tome Hall, 343 West Louther Street
Carlisle PA

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jason Wright, Penn State University
“Exoplanets: Past, Present, and Future”

The conference and lunch are free, but advanced registration by April 17 is necessary.

To register: www.dickinson.edu/2015-cpc-astronomers

For more information, email millert@dickinson.edu, or call 717-245-1413



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CPC Annual New Faculty Conference

Saturday, January 17, 2015

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Gettysburg College

Speciality Dining Hall

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CPC/Mellon Workshop on “Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts”

Saturday, September 13, 2014

8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Gettysburg College, Science Center


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2014 Annual CPC Women’s Studies Conference


Saturday, March 29, 2014, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm                                                                   Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013                                                                                            Althouse Hall (N. College Street, between W. Louther and W. High Streets)

More than 25 faculty and student presentations throughout the day.

The conference is free and open to the public with vegan lunch included at no cost. However, advanced online registration is required by Sunday, March 23.

Register now: http://forms.fandm.edu/mach/view.php?id=495

Keynote speaker: Carol J. Adamsauthor of “The Sexual Politics of Meat” and “The Pornography of Meat;” Adams drew fame in feminist-vegan-theory circles when she linked “species” oppression to gender oppression. She argues that the objectification of women and animals follow similar patterns: both the fairer sex and the four-legged set are sexualized, dehumanized and abused.


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Italian Studies Lecture: “The Pope and Mussolini”

Monday, April 7, 2014, 4:30 pm                                                                                                      Lisa Bonchek Adams Auditorium                                                                                      Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster PA

Speaker: David I. Kertzer, professor of anthropology and social science, Brown University



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2014 Annual New Faculty Development Conference

sponsored by CPC

Saturday, January 18, 2014                                                                                                               hosted by Franklin & Marshall College                                                                                           8:30 am – 2:00 pm (lunch included)                                                                                                      Life Sciences & Philosophy Building (LSP)  

                                         Topic: “Teaching for Student Learning” 

Speaker: Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director, Center for Faculty      Excellence, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

            “There is a proliferation of misinformation pertaining to how students learn and how best to teach. Students themselves often do not fully understand their own cognitive processes, typically relying on implicit assumptions and trial-and-error to learn new material. The good news is that research provides clear evidence pertaining to what works best in the classroom with respect to human motivation and learning. This session is designed to provide you with evidence about how students learn, show you methods to get students more involved in the content, and demonstrate relevant applications from pedagogical research that can be used in just about any class.  You will even have the opportunity to try out some classroom activities designed to increase student engagement and explore how you can create great opportunities to further facilitate their learning.”

 There is no charge for the conference and lunch is provided. Details about directions and transportation to Franklin & Marshall College from Gettysburg and Dickinson will be available closer to the date. 

RSVP is requested by January 14                                                                                  Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC      (kathy.missildine@fandm.edu or 717-291-4282



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2013-14 CPC Africana Studies Conference

“Black Emancipations: Commemorating ‘A New Birth of Freedom’ in Africa & the African Diaspora”

Saturday, November 16, 2013
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Gettysburg College                                                                                                                           Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angela Davis

9:00 – 10:30 am: “Fifty Years Later: Re-interrogating Decolonization and Liberation”                                                                                                                                    An interdisciplinary panel discussion reflects on fifty years since Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the meaning of decolonization in Africa and in the African Diaspora since then.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: “Past Speaking Truth to the Present: Language and Hip Hop in Black Resistance”                                                                                                                                      A panel will demonstrate how linguistics and hip hop scholarship provides an analytical lens for examining language and music as a dynamic catalyst in black resistance movement past and present in the United States and Europe.

Lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm)

1:30 – 3:00 pm: “Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address: A New Birth of Black Freedom in the United States”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A roundtable discussion among top historians exploring how new directions in the Civil Way era historiography may or may not provide useful ways of considering diverse African American experiences and strategies as they responded to emancipation, both during the Civil War and the hundred years following.

4:00 – 5:00 pm: Keynote Address: Dr. Angela Davis                                                                          Author of The Meaning of Freedom, Are Prisons Obsolete?, and Abolition Democracy


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