C-SC hosts World War II discussion
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
CANTON, Mo. – World War II veterans, history enthusiasts, and all others are invited to attend what is sure to be an insightful and thought provoking discussion on Wednesday, March 7 on the campus of Culver-Stockton College. Beginning at 7 p.m. in Merillat Chapel inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center, the college will host the presentation “If Uniforms Could Talk” by David Kaczmarek ‘61, which is focused on researching WWII through soldiers’ uniforms.
Kaczmarek is a National Rifle Association life member and holds membership in numerous professional organizations devoted to the study and preservation of World War II period memorabilia. For various associations, he has authored numerous articles dealing with World War II military weapons and uniforms. In addition, he is a retired IBM Corporation project executive. He currently resides in Leaf River, Ill., with his wife Marsha who is a 1962 graduate of Culver-Stockton College. His previous professional career experiences were in the field of information management technology. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Culver-Stockton College in 1961. In 1963, he earned a Master of Arts (Recent American History) from the State University of Iowa.
"The history department is thrilled to welcome a distinguished Culver-Stockton alumnus back to campus to share with us his insights about World War II,” said C-Sc Associate Professor of History Scott Giltner. “Dave is an expert on many aspects of the war and is an avid collector of artifacts from it. We are excited that he is coming to share his knowledge and experience with our students, faculty, staff, and guests. It should be a fascinating and engaging presentation."
“If Uniforms Could Talk” is offered as part of Culver-Stockton College’s Academic and Culture Events program, which is intended to broaden students’ academic pursuits, introduce current issues, serve as a forum for ethical concerns, offer cultural breadth and refinement, and stimulate new directions and perspectives for thought. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call the Division of Humanities at (573) 288-6378.
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