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Pitt-Johnstown to Host Veteran's Day Event

Pitt-Johnstown to Host Veteran's Day Event

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown History Department, History Club, and Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History will host a screening of the locally produced film, We Never Got the Welcome Home:  Western Pennsylvania Vets Remember Vietnam, at 7 p.m. Monday, November 10 in the Pitt-Johnstown Living/Learning Center’s Heritage Hall.

     The film was produced by 14 Northern Cambria High School students with a grant obtained by the Northern Cambria Coal Country Youth Hangout and the Cambria County Historical Society from the History Channel.  Dr. Paul Douglas Newman, Pitt-Johnstown professor of history, and Karen Bowman, Northern Cambria social studies teacher, coordinated the project, which includes interviews with more than 30 local veterans.  Vets from the film and some of the student filmmakers will be available following the screening for questions and answers.

     The event is free and open to the public.

     Additional information is available by contacting Dr. Newman at 814-269-2987.

     Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 10/28/2008 2:25:00 PM