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Events for May 3, 0012 - July 6

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Angela Chandler: “Geology of the Big and Little Rocks in Central Arkansas”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Angela Chandler

Chandler will discuss how these notable landmarks were originally described by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de La Harpe and naturalist Thomas Nuttall, explaining the rocks’ economic use and the basic geology of the area

Angela Chandler, who received her BS from Arkansas Tech and her MS from the University of Arkansas, has worked with the Arkansas Geological Survey for twenty-four years and was recently promoted to Assistant State Geologist.

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Buckley T. Foster: “John Wesley Woodward: Founder of the First School for the Deaf in Arkansas”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Buckley T. Foster

Foster will profile John Wesley Woodward, founder of the first school for the deaf in Arkansas.  Born in 1820 in Virginia, Woodward contracted a case of scarlet fever that took his hearing as a child. Schooled in France, he arrived in Arkansas in 1850. Before his death at age forty-five, Woodward did many things in addition to founding the first deaf/mute school in the state in Clarksville in 1851.

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Pete Daniel: “Curating the American Past”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Pete Daniel

Historian Pete Daniel will detail the challenges of serving as a public historian tasked with protecting a definitive American museum from attempts to erode scholarly standards. He will recount the exhilaration of innovative research, the joys of collaboration, and the rewards of mentoring new generations of historians.

A former curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History and an award-winning historian of the American South,

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Sam Strasner: Documentary Preview and Discussion of What is a Wonder Boy?

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Sam Strasner

Arkansas Tech University marked the 100th anniversary of its “Wonder Boys” nickname in 2020. As part of the commemoration, ATU staff members Sam Strasner, Taylor Gamez, and Daniel Gallegos, along with graduate assistant Stormi Leonard, undertook a project to capture that century of athletic success through a combination of interviews and archival research.

The resulting documentary film project,

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