By Nick Lind, former president
History Forum is an engaged group of students who recognize the importance of history and promote further exploration of our past. We participate in various local events that contribute to our knowledge of history or support a good cause in our community. We are open to diverse opportunities and strive to enrich our understanding of history.
In addition to attending history department events, History Forum regularly supports a dialogue of history-related posts on our Facebook page, "Brockport History Forum." Along with the Facebook page, the History Forum also has a page on myBrockport which also informs Forum members of the club’s events.
History Forum meets weekly in Drake Library room 234 (the Milne Room), on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage students from any academic major or minor to join us! Our meetings are typically about 30 minutes in length and consist of organizing upcoming events, planning future activities, and discussing relevant historical, political, and social topics.
Alongside professors, members of the History Forum engage with prospective incoming students during the fall and spring Open Houses. Forum members share their experiences in and out of the history classroom and about Brockport in general.
Past Events Include:
History Forum has achieved much this past year, and we look forward to continuing our success in the upcoming academic year. For more information, contact the department secretary, Teri Rombaut, at (585) 395-2377, or fax (585) 395-2620.
Conner Wolfe, President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Bretz, Vice President
Katie Krantz, Treasurer
Julia Bibko, General-Secretary
Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!
History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.
History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.
History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.
The Malik Lecture will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 7 pm at the Tower Fine Arts Center Mainstage.
The Robert Marcus Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 7:30 pm in the lecture hall (room 104) of the Liberal Arts Building.