LSU Shreveport Noted in C-SPAN Program in Washington D.C.
May 19, 2011LSUS Students on the 28th annual "Washington Semester" were pleased to hear LSU Shreveport mentioned by David S. Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States on May 18th at the National Archives in Washington D.C.
Ferriero noted LSUS's presence during his introduction of historian Gordon Wood, Pulitzer-prize winning authority on America's revolutionary era, and Jay Winik, a best-selling author and historian. During the 90-minute evening program on the American Revolution both authors made repeated efforts to link Abraham Lincoln to the Founding Fathers with reference to LSUS because it houses the only international Lincoln Center in the nation that focuses on his legacy abroad.
The producer of the National Archives Public Program, Susan Clifton, invited the LSUS Washington Semester back to its programs next May as special guests. The May 18th program was filmed by C-SPAN and will be rebroadcast.
The LSUS Washington Semester was launched in 1983 as the major component of the privately-endowed American Studies program. It takes place during the interim between the end of spring semester and the start of the summer session. Open to all students regardless of year in school and major, academic credit hours are available in the social sciences and humanities.
For more information on the LSUS International Lincoln Center or the Washington Semester, please visit the LSUS International Lincoln Center website.
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