Northwestern Leviathan Society tours historic San Antonio

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Northwestern Leviathan Society tours historic San Antonio

September 27, 2012

 Leviathan Society at the Alamo
The Leviathan Society took members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger football team to the Alamo in San Antonio during a recent trip to the city for a football game against the University of Texas-San Antonio.

Promoting student trips to significant historical sites and cultural events off-campus, the Leviathan Society at Northwestern Oklahoma State University took students on a tour of the historic city of San Antonio (Texas) in late September.

Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, coordinated the group’s visit with the Northwestern Department of Athletics, which scheduled its football match against the University of Texas at San Antonio for Sept. 22. Along with the Leviathan Society, the visiting Ranger football team toured the famous Alamo in downtown San Antonio the day before the competition was held at the Alamodome.

Both Mason and Schmaltz wished to thank Andy Carter, director of athletics, for his assistance in making this trip possible.

The Leviathan Society also visited other sites in the city’s downtown area, including San Fernando’s Cathedral, the former Spanish Royal Governor’s Palace and the River Walk.

In early fall 2009 Mason and Schmaltz established the Leviathan Society at Northwestern. This informal group in the Social Sciences Department encourages students interested in topics on government, politics and history to participate in campus sponsored activities and trips. It consists of students majoring in political science and history, though membership is open to students of all majors.

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