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A Visit from a President

September 19, 2012

Dean Malissa, historic Washington portrayerDean Malissa, historic portrayer of George Washington at Mount Vernon, brought our first president to life on the stage of Lipkin Theatre on September 18. Watch video from Malissa's presentation on NCC's YouTube channel and read all about it in the Morning Call article by Daniel Patrick Sheehan.

Later the same day, Malissa performed at East Hills Middle School for eighth grade students. Both visits were part of Northampton Community College's The American Presidency, a year-long, multidisciplinary exploration of the evolving role and powers of the presidency in American History. Most of the programming for The American Presidency is being made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, matched by generous donors. Upcoming events include:

Thomas Jefferson.  The PBS film by Ken Burns.  Oct. 9, Monroe Campus, Room TNRV 111, Tannersville, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., and  Oct. 11, Main Campus, College Center Room 146, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

John Quincy Adams.   Dr. Brian Alnutt will give a presentation on our sixth president, who led the country from 1824-1828.  Oct. 18, Monroe Campus, Room TNRV 111, Tannersville, 12:30- 1:30 p.m., and Oct. 23, Main Campus, College Center Room 146, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Andrew Jackson: Good, Evil and the Presidency,  the PBS film.  Nov. 13, Monroe Campus, Room TNRV 150, Tannersville, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 

Debate: Federal Government: a Strong Vision or Limited Power?  Nov. 28, Main Campus, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

Programs for the spring will feature later presidents and include a public address by Michael Beschloss on April 18, 2013, in which the presidential scholar and commentator will discuss his book Presidential Courage. 

For more information call 610-332-6547 or visit The American Presidency website. 

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