Monthly Archives: November 2010

Don’t Be A Poseur, Dude

Whether you are a professor or a student, Rachel Toor’s recent column on academic writing is one you should read for two reasons. First, she describes the negotiation of language that educated people often experience. Each of us has multiple … Continue reading

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Wilson County’s Connection to Gone with the Wind

There are some days that make being an historian fun–this is one of those days. During the lunch hour, Prof. Bell asked me (Dr. Cheathem), “Did you know that Margaret Mitchell lived in Wilson County and wrote Gone with the … Continue reading

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Spring 2011 Registration

Registration for Spring 2011 is still ongoing. Make sure to meet with either Dr. Cheathem, Prof. Bell, or Prof. Pope before next Friday to receive priority registration. There are still plenty of slots open in the upper-division courses.

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Go West – Arizona I

I headed to the next destination of our trip with trepidation. Canyon de Chelley National Monument is another collection of ancient Native American ruins, and I worried that it could not compare to the ruins at Mesa Verde. In addition, this was … Continue reading

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Tweeting and Blogging from the Southern

If you’re interested, you can follow the proceedings at the Southern Historical Association conference at Dr. Cheathem’s blog or on Twitter: #sha2010.

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Results of T-Shirt Slogan Survey

In a landslide, voters have chosen “History: You can’t make this stuff up” as the preferred slogan for the history t-shirt. Remember in the future, every vote counts, although in this case, the results were reminiscent of Jackson’s pummeling of … Continue reading

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