West Texas Symposium of History Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The sixth annual West Texas Symposium of History will be held on Saturday, April 14 in Room 101 of the F. Marie Hall Academic Building on the main MC campus, 3600 N. Garfield. Symposium fee is $5, which includes lunch and a copy of the West Texas Journal of History. Admission for MC students is free with a valid MC student ID card. Registration is available at the door starting at 9:00 a.m.

"The annual symposium offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase the research of community college faculty and students,” said MC Assistant Professor of History Dr. David Hopkins, who also serves as event coordinator. “We are excited about the agenda for this year’s symposium, as the topics are diverse and cover aspects of history that may not be familiar to many. Symposium participants will be able to ask questions and participate in a discussion following each presentation.”

The symposium and accompanying West Texas Journal of History are made possible through a generous endowment by Paula and Jim Henry.

Symposium Schedule:

9:00-9:30 a.m. - Symposium Registration (outside of 101 Marie Hall)

9:30-9:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks (Dr. David P. Hopkins, Jr.)

9:45-10:30 a.m. - Jennifer Anselmi, “Tumultuous Times: The 1888 Municipal Election in Jackson, MS”
                             Jennifer Anselmi is an Associate Professor of History at Midland College

10:30-10:45 a.m. - The George W. Bush Childhood Home

10:45-11:00 a.m. - Break

11:00-11:45 a.m. - Alfredo Aguilar, “The Giles Dalby Prison: Business as Usual”
                               Alfredo Aguilar is a Ph.D. student at Texas Tech University

11:45-12:00 a.m. - The Petroleum Museum

12:00-1:30 p.m. - Lunch (Marie Hall Atrium)/Honors Project Poster Session (105 Marie Hall)

1:30-1:45 p.m. - Announcement of Honors Poster Winners

1:45-2:30 p.m. - Ryan Adams, “The Contributions of Women in the Shaping of Midland, TX”
                Dr. Terry Gilmour is serving as his advisor for this project

2:30-2:45 p.m. - Midland Historical Society

2:45-3:00 p.m. - Break

3:00-3:45 p.m. - John Klingemann, “Revolutionary Big Bend: An Examination of Revolutionary Conflict at Ojinaga, 1910-1913”
Dr. Klingemann is an Associate Professor of History & Department Chair at Angelo State University

3:45-4:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks (Dr. David P. Hopkins, Jr.)


Marie Hall Building Lecture Hall (Room 101)
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX


Dr. David Hopkins
(432) 685-6805


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