HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's history students and faculty have participated in numerous events this semester.
With two graduate students, Travis Larsen, Russell, and Josh Haar, Silver Lake, Dr. Todd Leahy, assistant professor of history, attended the 49th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, NE. Leahy presented "Think They All Died With Sitting Bull: The Pawnee Spirit Dance and Cultural Rebirth." Larsen presented "Baseball Can Survive: How Semipro Baseball in Wichita Flourished During the 1930's and 1940's," and Haar presented "Proslavery Literature: Defending Slavery Through the Written Word."
Dr. Norman Caulfield, professor of history, attended the 30th Annual Conference of the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies in Albuquerque, NM, where he presented "The North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC): A Ten-Year Assessment."
Several faculty members and students attended or participated in the 80th Annual Meeting of the Kansas History Teacher's Association in Lindsborg. Leahy chaired a panel discussion titled "Transformation and Transition;" Kim Perez, instructor, served on the KHTA Executive Committee; Dr. Dave Bovee, assistant professor, attended the conference; Stacey Prickett, Concordia graduate student, presented "The Civil War and the Transformation of Southern Women;" Raymond Nolan, Colby graduate student, presented "Claifornia V. Cabazon: The Beginning and End of Indian Gaming;" and Larsen presented "Against All Odds: Curt Flood and the Legal Challenge of Baseball's Reserve Clause."