The big spring movie is “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson’s breakthrough 1947 season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball and paved the way for the civil rights movement over the next two decades. The movie focuses on about 18 months of his life. For the full story, Vanguard professor John Wilson has written “Jackie Robinson and the American Dilemma” (Longman’s, 2010). A brief, accessible survey of Robinson’s life designed as collateral reading in college courses, the book emphasizes the impact of Robinson’s Christian beliefs on the “great experiment” and its success. If the movie piques your interest, check out the whole story!
You are invited to the 24th Annual Social Sciences Spring Colloquium on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Commission Hall. Students will present exemplary research papers in Anthropology, Sociology, History, Political Science, and Psychology. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Kevin Walker, Assistant Professor of History and Political Science, will be presenting at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference on April 11, 2013. His paper is titled “When Progress Had an End: Happiness and Historicism in the Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson.” This paper is an exploration of Thomas Jefferson’s understanding of the relationship between the principles of the Declaration of Independence and his vision of human perfectibility. For those who are interested in reading his paper, click on the link below.