Thursday, September 8, 2022

Bicentennial Review of Athens State’s History

Event Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Venue: Sandridge Student Center Ballroom
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Dr. Robert Burkhardt will share his findings and present an updated history of Athens State University during this Lunch & Learn event.

In “Highlights from 200 Years of Athens State History,” Dr. Robert Burkhardt will present an overview of the rich history of Athens State University. The talk will trace the institution’s many changes in mission and curriculum, from its beginnings as a small academy for women to its current position as one of the few upper-division universities in the country.

Robert Burkhardt was librarian at Athens State University from 1977 until 2015. Since his retirement, he and the University Bicentennial Committee authored the recently published pictorial history Athens Forever: Celebrating 200 Years. He is working on a substantial update and revision of Dr. Elva McLin’s narrative history of the institution.

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