Internationally known Abraham Lincoln scholar coming to Northwestern Feb. 24

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Internationally known Abraham Lincoln scholar coming to Northwestern Feb. 24

February 5, 2009Abraham Lincoln

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will participate in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the nation’s 16th president, during an event originating from Herod Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. The program also may be viewed via ITV at Northwestern-Enid in room 218 and at Northwestern-Woodward in room 114.

“Lincoln: An Enduring American Symbol” is an event being celebrated during the 2008-2009 year across the nation. Both the U.S. Congress and former President George W. Bush established the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to further both the study and promotion of the dissemination of information regarding Lincoln.

Dr. Michael Burlingame, an internationally known Lincoln scholar, will be in Alva to discuss the life and accomplishments of Lincoln. He is an accomplished historian in his own right as the Sadowski Professor of History Emeritus at Connecticut College. He has served as the associate director of the Presidential Papers of the Abraham Lincoln Project in Washington, D.C. He also is often interviewed on many media outlets such as the “History Channel” and other related venues regarding Lincoln’s life and legacy.

Dr. Michael Burlingame“Burlingame is one of the preeminent scholars that any university would seek to draw for a project such as this one,” said Dr. Aaron Mason, assistant professor of political science.

The program will facilitate a discussion between Mason and Burlingame and will take the form of an informal discussion, during which the audience would listen and then be able to ask questions regarding what they have heard.

This free event is open to the general public, students, faculty and staff who have an interest in American history and politics.
This event is being funded via a generous grant awarded to Northwestern by the Oklahoma Humanities Council.
Should anyone have questions regarding this event, contact Mason at (580) 327-8522.