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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Wednesday, April 19th
10:00am - 6:00pm

Bargains for a Benefit

  • Location: OD - OD DUC Ctyard
  • Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
11:30am - 1:00pm

Internship Forum

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1037
  • Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
12:00pm - 2:00pm

American Sign Language Organization

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1000H
  • Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Phi Sigma Pi Bake Sale

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1000C
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Legislative Wrap Up and Campus Forum

  • Location: MMTH - MMTH 0166
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
3:00pm - 10:00pm

Omega Fest

  • Location: OD - OD South Lawn
  • Time: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Geology Club Meeting

  • Location: EST - EST 0349
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Kappa Delta Study Room

  • Location: GCC - GCC 0110
  • Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Phinest Men of WKU Pageant

  • Location: DSU - DSU 1071
  • Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Reformed University Fellowship - R.U.F.

  • Location: FH - FH 0100
  • Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Harrison Lecture: Indian Intellectual Culture During the Removal Era

  • Location: MMTH Auditorium
  • Time: 7:30pm

Dr. Christina Snyder, Dept. of History, Thomas and Kathryn Miller Associate
Professor, Indiana University - Bloomington

"The Rise and Fall and Rise of Civilizations: Indian Intellectual Culture during the Removal Era"


Here's Dr. Synder's description of the lecture: 

This talk addresses Indian intellectual history and, more broadly, a reconsideration of Indigenous engagement with global networks forged by the communications revolution. It focuses Native American students and alumni who attended Choctaw Academy (outside Lexington, KY), the first federally-controlled Indian boarding school in the United States. The school operated from 1825 to 1848, a formative period of U.S. imperialism, when federal Indian policy shifted from assimilation to removal. In justifying this change, Jacksonian officials sought to redefine the nature of Indianness—away from a primarily political identity based on membership in a foreign nation and toward a racial category associated with primitivism.

I focus on Indian scholars who pushed back, using varied tools assert Native sovereignty and modernity. Evidence drawn from their coursework and post-graduate lives reveals that Choctaw Academy’s students combined Indigenous knowledge with what they learned at school, a powerful alchemy which enabled them to theorize broadly about colonialism, nationalism, and even the nature of history. Far from a straightforward story of alienation, the students’ engagement with their coursework demonstrates how young Indian intellectuals used their studies to articulate a more empowering and useful narrative of both American and global history. 

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Farmhouse Spring Sing Practice

  • Location: GCC - GCC 0111
  • Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
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