University laureate to visit Penn State Lehigh Valley

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley will welcome the University’s 2015-16 laureate, Carol Reardon, the George Winfree Professor of American History, as part of her statewide tour from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, in Room 302 at the Lehigh Valley campus for a special presentation to students and members of the community.  

Reardon’s teaching and research focus on American military history ­­­­— especially the Civil War and Vietnam eras. She will deliver a talk on Oct. 29 titled “Why Study War?” for Penn State Lehigh Valley students and the rest of the campus community. Following her remarks, Reardon will join David Longenbach, instructor in history at Penn State Lehigh Valley, for a fireside chat in Centre Hall until 4 p.m. Students, faculty and staff are invited to sit down with them and discuss Reardon's research and ask questions.

The Penn State laureate is an honorary position held by a full-time faculty member in the humanities or arts. The laureate is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences.

For more information about Carol Reardon, her work and publications, visit the Penn State laureate website.

The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 610-285-5000.

Media Contacts: 

Diane McAloon

Work Phone: 
610-285-5066

Assistant Director of Continuing Education

Last Updated October 07, 2015