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History Education Program’s Spring Reception Attracts Large Crowd

Apr 13, 2011

The history department’s History Education Program sponsored its annual spring reception on April 13, 2011, and a record crowd of 41 faculty and students attended. Two history majors currently student teaching were the featured speakers at the event: Kevin Reid talked about his classroom experiences teaching world civilization at North Side High School, and Elizabeth McCrary reflected on her time teaching geography at North Parkway Middle School. Both students discussed such issues as teaching as a job or a calling, classroom management skills, discipline problems, and relating to one’s students. Dr. Judy LeForge, the department’s education liaison and sponsor of the event, presented gifts to both students at the end of their presentations. Refreshments were available both before and after the program.


History majors Kevin Reid and Elizabeth McCrary await the beginning of the program at the history education reception on April 13, 2011.


Union student Cody Goodman helps himself to some refreshments at the history education reception on April 13. Behind Cody is Dr. Judy LeForge, the coordinator of the reception, who talks to history major Allen Matthews and his fiancée.


Reception attendees join together in looking at the camera just prior to the beginning of the reception program on April 13.


Dr. Judy LeForge, the history department’s education liaison and reception coordinator, starts the reception program on April 13 by welcoming attendees.


History major Kevin Reid talks about his spring semester experiences as a student teacher at North Side High School during the history department’s education reception on April 13.


History major Elizabeth McCrary discusses her spring semester work as a student teacher at North Parkway Middle School at the history education reception on April 13.


Dr. Judy LeForge presents history major Kevin Reid with an appreciation gift at the end of the April 13 history education reception.


Dr. Judy LeForge gives an appreciation gift to history major Elizabeth McCrary for her presentation at the history education reception on April 13.