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History Association

Mission Statement

The History Association of the State University of New York at Potsdam wishes to provide students with a place and a forum to meet and discuss topics in American history, world history, current events, the American political scene, sociology, philosophy, and law, while also facilitating a greater understanding of humanities studies and creating a social atmosphere that will enhance learning at SUNY Potsdam.

History Association Goals

The goals of the History Association include providing resources and a forum for students interested in the study of history and the humanities while providing a source of learning outside the traditional classroom. The Association would like to bring speakers to campus, bring forums and discussion to campus, host events that promote the humanities, fuse our organization with other clubs for future activities and events, take regional and longer trips to American and Canadian sites of historical importance, and attend conferences around the United States. We also would like to greatly increase our membership numbers, our weekly attendance numbers, increase our annual events, and increase our overall position on campus.

Recent History Association Activities

  • Museum trips
  • Movie Nights
  • Seminar Night
  • Mixers
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Book Sales
  • Regional trips to American & Canadian Historical Sites
  • Trip to New York City
  • Trip to Boston Massachusetts

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Semester Mixer
  • Spring Semester Mixer
  • Annual Bake Sale
  • Seminar Night
  • Future Trips to Ottawa, Ontario & Montreal, Quebec
  • Trip to the 2013 Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC
  • Trips to Historical sites in the Adirondacks including possible Hiking
  • Future Trips to American Cities
  • Bringing Speakers to campus to discuss historical issues
  • Attending history conferences within the Eastern United States

Contact Info

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Axel Fair-Schulz, Assistant Professor, History
Phone: x2726

Dept. Head:
Dr. Thomas Baker, History Department Chair Department
Phone: ex. 2078

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