Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Reminder: General Tom Draude This Thursday

Brigadier General Tom Draude will speak this week as part of our 2012 Guest Lecture Series.  The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 1st at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech School of Law.  Admission is free and open to the public.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2012 VNCA Guest Lecture Series or about Dr. Sorley see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Guest Lecture Series Presents Brigadier General Tom Draude

The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to present Brigadier General Tom Draude on Thursday, March 1st at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech University School of Law.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Currently President and Chief Executive Office of the Marine Corps University Foundation, General Draude served for over 30 years in the US Marine Corps, including three tours in Vietnam. He later commanded Marine Security Guards in Europe, the Fifth Marine Regiment, and served as the Assistant Division Commander of the First Marine Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He received two Distinguished Service Medals and ten personal awards for combat, including two Silver Stars and the Purple Heart.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2012 VNCA Guest Lecture Series see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS, or contact Mary Saffell at 806-742-9010 or mary.saffell@ttu.edu.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reminder: Bob Sorley Lecture This Wednesday

Author Lewis “Bob” Sorley will speak this week as part of our 2012 Guest Lecture Series.  Dr. Sorley’s lecture will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech School of Law.  Admission is free and open to the public.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2012 VNCA Guest Lecture Series or about Dr. Sorley see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2012 Guest Lecture Series Starts with Dr. Lewis “Bob” Sorley

The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to present the first speaker in our 2012 Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Bob Sorley, on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech University School of Law.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

A graduate of West Point, Sorley served as an executive officer in Vietnam from 1963-1966. He later served as Assistant Secretary of General Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, and commanded a tank battalion in West Germany. This was followed by time on the faculty of the US Army War College and later work as Chief of the Policy and Plans Division of the CIA. Sorley is the author of numerous books, including A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam.

Dr. Sorley will be available to sign copies of his book following the lecture.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2012 VNCA Guest Lecture Series see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS, or contact Mary Saffell at 806-742-9010 or mary.saffell@ttu.edu.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Reminder: Dave Carey Lecture This Thursday

Mr. Dave Carey, retired Naval Pilot and Vietnam War POW, will speak this week as part of our 2011 Guest Lecture Series.  Mr. Carey’s lecture will be held on November 10th at 7:00pm in the Allen Theatre of the Texas Tech Student Union Building. Admission is free and open to the public.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2011 VNCA Guest Lecture Series or about Dave Carey see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS.

Monday, October 24, 2011

2011 Guest Lecture Series Concludes with Vietnam War POW Dave Carey

The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to present the final speaker in our 2011 Guest Lecture Series, Mr. Dave Carey, on November 10th at 7:00pm in the Allen Theatre of the Texas Tech Student Union Building.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dave Carey graduated from the US Naval Academy and served as a carrier based pilot in Vietnam.  Carey was shot down during one of his missions and he spent five and a half years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi.  After returning from Vietnam, he held several command positions including a position as the Director of the Navy’s Leadership and Management Training Program.  He earned the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal during his service. 

An invitation-only reception with Mr. Carey for the Friends of the Vietnam Center will be held from 6:00-6:45pm in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library on the day of the lecture.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2011 VNCA Guest Lecture Series see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS, or contact Mary Saffell at 806-742-9010 or mary.saffell@ttu.edu.

The lecture series will continue in 2012 with four speakers.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Reminder: Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic Free Lecture This Thursday

Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, author of Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War, will speak this week as part of our 2011 Guest Lecture Series.  Dr. Vuic’s lecture will be held on October 13th at 7:00pm in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech University School of Law.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Dr. Vuic will be available to sign books following the lecture in the auditorium atrium.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2011 VNCA Guest Lecture Series or about Kara Dixon Vuic see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS.

Monday, September 26, 2011

2011 Guest Lecture Series Continues with Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic

The Vietnam Center and Archive is proud to present the third speaker in our 2011 Guest Lecture Series, Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, on October 13th in the Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech Law School.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Vuic teaches history at Bridgewater College in Virginia.  She has published articles in Signs and Nursing History Reviewon the army’s changing marriage and motherhood regulations and on the recruitment of nurses for the Vietnam War.  Dr. Vuic’s research led her to publish a book titled Officer, Nurse, Woman:  The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).  Many of the oral history interviews Dr. Vuic conducted for her book are available online through the Virtual Vietnam Archive, and can be found using the link below.

An invitation-only reception with Dr. Vuic for the Friends of the Vietnam Center will be held from 6:00-6:45pm in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library on the day of the lecture.

The mission of the Vietnam Center and Archive Guest Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals to campus for presentations on specific aspects of the Vietnam War, its lasting impact on American politics, society and culture, and on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia.

This lecture series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.  For more information on the 2011 VNCA Guest Lecture Series see http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/GLS.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Announcing the Vietnam Center and Archive 2012 Guest Lecture Series

Dick Rutan's Voyager Aircraft on display in the Air and Space Museum

The Vietnam Center and Archive is pleased to announce that thanks to a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation, our successful Guest Lecture Series will continue in 2012 with four speakers (dates are tentative):

March 2012Brig. General Tom Draude, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Marine Corps University Foundation, Draude served for over 30 years in the US Marine Corps, including three tours in Vietnam.  He later commanded Marine Security Guards in Europe and the Fifth Marine Regiment, and served as the Assistant Division Commander of the First Marine Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He received two Distinguished Service Medals and ten personal awards for combat, including two Silver Stars and the Purple Heart.

April 2012Dr. Raymond Scurfield, professor of social work at the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, is an expert in PTSD.  He served as an Army officer on a psychiatric team in Vietnam from 1968-69, and has spent three decades working with hundreds of combat veterans of the Vietnam War and other conflicts.  Scurfield is the author of numerous books and articles on the effects of PTSD.

October 2012Dick Rutan served in the Air Force in Vietnam, flying over 325 combat missions.  Following his time in the military, Rutan continued his aviation career, earning many honors, breaking many world records, and being inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.  In 1986, he was the first person to fly nonstop around the globe without refueling.  He received the Presidential Citizen’s Medal of Honor, and his plane “Voyager” now hangs in the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.

November 2012Rocky Bleier, a star football player at Notre Dame, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968.  He also received a US Army draft notice that year.  Leaving the NFL, Bleier served in Vietnam with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade.  Wounded when his platoon was ambushed, doctors told Bleier he would never play football again.  With the support of Steelers owner Art Rooney, his coach and teammates, Bleier trained for two years and eventually became a star running back for the Steelers during their four Super Bowl wins in the 1970s.

 More information about dates and times will be posted as they become available.

 We would also like to remind you that our 2011 series continues on October 13th with Dr. Kara Dixon Vuic, followed by Dave Carey on November 10th.

 For more information about the Guest Lecture Series, visit www.vietnam.ttu.edu/gls

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Part 2 of Local PBS Show on the Center and Archive

Part two of the local PBS channel’s “Keeping it Local” series on the Vietnam Center and Archive can now be viewed online at http://www.ktxt.org/productions.asp or by clicking the play icon below. This segment focuses on Kim Phuc, “the girl in the photo” and the second speaker in the Vietnam Center and Archive’s 2011 Guest Lecture Series.

KTXT’s complete interview with Kim Phuc can be viewed on their YouTube page – http://www.youtube.com/ktxtdt

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