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Learn About World War I and Subsequent Peace Building Efforts

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on October 9, 2019

Saint Leo University Invites Teachers, Members of the Public to Learn About World War I and Subsequent Peace Building Efforts

Learn About World War I and Subsequent Peace Building Efforts

In observance of the recent 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I and the 1919 founding of the League of Nations, Saint Leo University is hosting a special interdisciplinary conference on Saturday, November 16, in its Student Community Center at the campus at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch.

The conference sessions and related arts events will be of special interest to high school teachers and history enthusiasts. Registration will be held on site and is affordably priced at $19 per person, including lunch in the campus dining hall and beverages and snacks during breaks. Public school teachers can apply for professional development credit. Saint Leo University alumni, students, faculty, and staff will be admitted for free with appropriate identification.

Americans have been given to more reflection about World War I since the centennial of the original Armistice Day (November 11, 1918). It was commemorated around the world last year and international coverage from television and other media drew viewers and readers globally.

In response to this significant interest, Saint Leo’s College of Arts and Sciences has organized an educational event that revisits the period from topical areas ranging from the military, economic, and psychological dimensions of the war to medical, artistic, and religious developments. Saint Leo faculty are the featured presenters for the Centennial of World War I & Peace, 1919-2019 conference.

Panel discussions are planned on three topics: military strategies and diplomatic efforts, war-related medical and health care issues, and the impact of the League of Nations. Between panel discussions, faculty members will read from poetry or perform music from the era.

Other faculty have created educational visual displays. One is centered on photos from combat scenes and memorabilia. The other gives viewers a glimpse of an African-American community during World War I.

For more information or special accommodations, contact the College of Arts and Sciences at [email protected] or leave a message at (352) 588-8401.

Media only: Contact Jo-Ann Johnston, Saint Leo academic communications manager, at [email protected] or (352) 588-8237.   

About Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 19,500 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 32 education centers in seven states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 95,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.

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