Typically, the start of spring semester doesn't feel quite as crazy as the start of fall semester. But with four searches ongoing, we are all scrambling. By the end of the semester, we will have a new Africanist, a new Europeanist, and new public historian, and a new chair.
In the meantime, we are also keeping busy with lots of other activities. History Day is coming up on Friday Feburary 24. If you'd like to volunteer, contact Dr. Becky McIntyre. And, of course, February is also African American History Month.
In March, MTSU will host Phi Alpha Theta's annual conference March 23-24. Paper proposals are due February 15, 2012, and you can download the CFP here: Phi Alpha Theta Call for Papers. Or you can contact Dr. Amy Sayward for more info.
Strickland Visiting Scholar, Marla Miller will be here March 26-28 to talk about her research on U.S. women's history, which is appropriate since March is also Women's History Month!
Maybe we will be able to catch a collective breath in April...
Remember there is always an open invitation to guest blog. Contact me, Susan Myers-Shirk, if you are interested.
Wishing everyone a productive and rewarding semester,
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