January 29, 2014
"Off to War and Coming Home" is an exploration of the history of American war veterans during their service and upon reentry to civilian life which parallels major issues in the nation and helped to define and shape the present. Their experiences of the GI Bill of Rights, the Baby Boom era, the protest of the Vietnam era and the wars against terror are part of Northampton Community College's history as the College continues to serve large numbers of veterans.
Events for the spring semester are free and open to the public:
Faculty Panel Discussion :"The Other Wes Moore." Moderated by Dr. Michael McGovern, NCC professor of history. Tuesday, February 11, 11 a.m., Community Room, Monroe Campus, and Tuesday, February 18, 11 a.m., David A. Reed Community Room (Room 220), College Center, Main Campus.
Lecture: "The Best Seven Months of Our Lives: The War in Iraq and the Battle in Hollywood." Presentation by Colonel John C. Church, Jr., assistant professor of English and communication at Immaculata University. Tuesday, March 11, 11 a.m., David A. Reed Community Room (Room 220), College Center, Main Campus.
Book Discussion Group: "A Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows" by Brian Castner is an unflinching portrayal of the toll war takes on the men and women fighting it. Facilitated by Marlene Pedone of the NCC library staff. Tuesday, March 11, 11 a.m., Room 101, Monroe Campus.
Book Discussion Group: "The Yellow Birds" by Kevin Powers tells the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive during the war in Iraq. Tuesday, March 25, noon, Room 440, Library Conference Room, College Center, Main Campus.
Keynote Speaker: Wes Moore. The New York Times bestselling author of "The Other Wes Moore" will speak on Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Main Campus. Admission is free but tickets are required and may be reserved after February 1 on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 610-861-5519.
NCC's NEH programs and activities are supported by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and generous donors and partners.
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