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Krueger Lecture Thursday Night at Doc Bryan

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Dr. Steven E. Woodworth, author and professor of history at Texas Christian University, will be the guest speaker for the third annual David W. Krueger Lecture at Arkansas Tech University. Woodworth will offer a lecture entitled “While God Is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Doc Bryan Student Services Center Lecture Hall. The event, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities and the Arkansas Tech Foundation, will be open to the public. The David W. Krueger Lecture was created in 2011 in honor of the long-time faculty member. Krueger taught history at Arkansas Tech from 1960-2010 and retired at the rank of associate professor. Woodworth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. from Rice University. He has served on the faculty at Texas Christian University since 1997. He was promoted to associate professor in 2000 and professor in 2005. Woodworth has contributed to more than 30 books about American history and the Civil War. He most recently authored “Sherman,” which was published in 2009; and “Manifest Destinies: Westward Expansion and the Civil War,” which was published in 2010. The Dallas Morning News published a review of “Manifest Destinies” in December 2010 that stated: “Among current chroniclers, it’s hard to imagine anyone is better than Texas Christian University history professor Steven E. Woodworth at picking out just the right highlights and fully explaining them without sacrificing too much momentum in terms of storytelling.” The David W. Krueger Lecture is possible because of the generosity of an anonymous donor to the Arkansas Tech College of Arts and Humanities through the Arkansas Tech Foundation. For more information about the lecture, call (479) 968-0274.

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