This Week in Core 100

The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions in groups of about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests (no permission needed) and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the weekday lectures. (There is no space available in the Lecture Hall where Saturday sections meet for their group lecture.)  Permission is not needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca 718.982.3405 if you plan to bring a class.

The weekday lectures are 50 minutes in length and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 1:25pm and 3:35pm; on Thursdays at 9:05am, 11:15am, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:30am in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall.

Schedule of Lectures for the week of March 17, 2014

Wednesday, Mar. 19:  
12:20pm Lecture:  “The Role of African American Soldiers in the Civil War,” presented by Arthur Cacace: This lecture will discuss the African American soldier’s experience in Civil War, their particular contributions to both North and South, and the impact that these men had on the outcome of the war.

Arthur Cacace earned his MS degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from the College of Staten Island, and has been teaching Core 100 since 2008.

2:30pm Lecture: “African American Soldiers and the Civil War: The Story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry” presented by Donna Scimeca, discusses the creation of the infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the Civil War. The regiment was one of the first official Black units in the United States during the Civil War.

Donna Scimeca earned a BA and a MA degree in History from CSI. She is currently the Coordinator of the Core 100 Program and has been teaching the course since 2003.

Thursday, Mar. 20:  
9:05am Lecture:  ““African American Soldiers and the Civil War: The Story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry” presented by Donna Scimeca, discusses the creation of the infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the Civil War. The regiment was one of the first official Black units in the United States during the Civil War.

Donna Scimeca earned a BA and a MA degree in History from CSI. She is currently the Coordinator of the Core 100 Program and has been teaching the course since 2003.

11:15am Lecture: “The Role of African American Soldiers in the Civil War,” presented by Arthur Cacace: This lecture will discuss the African American soldier’s experience in Civil War, their particular contributions to both North and South, and the impact that these men had on the outcome of the war.

Arthur Cacace earned his MS degree in Social Studies Secondary Education from the College of Staten Island, and has been teaching Core 100 since 2008.

5:30pm Lecture: “American Heroes,”  presented by Robert Young: This lecture will examine the battle of Gettysburg, the heroic actions of a few hundred soldiers amid the horror and carnage of war, and how it may have saved our nation.

Robert Young earned his PhD in Military/Modern European History from The Graduate Center, CUNY and has been teaching Core 100 since 1998.

6:30pm Lecture:  “The American Civil War,” presented by John Comfort: This lecture will discuss the causes of the war and also Lincoln’s main objective, as well as a brief history of the most deadly conflict in U.S. history.

John Comfort earned his MA in History from the College of Staten Island in 2003 and has taught for both the Core and American Studies programs since 2006.

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