The Wall: JFK and BerlinGary HylanderFriday, September 27, 20131:00 – 2:30 p.m.Wheaton College Watson Fine Arts Building, Room 102 In August 1961, the Berlin Wall suddenly loomed up taking the cityand the watching world by complete surprise. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's stirring speech at the Wall, in which he assured Berliners that he and the Free World stood with them in this crisis. "Ich bein ein Berliner",Kennedy proudly boasted to a roaring crowd of over 300,000. For three decades, the Wall served as a raw symbol of totalitarian oppression and the face of the Cold War.Gary Hylander teaches History at Framingham State University,Bay Path College and presently serves as
Program Supervisor of Student Teachers at Boston College.
The Human Face of the Great War, 1914-1918Beyond the Textbooks - A Multi-Media PresentationDaniel C. LeclercWednesday, October 16th,2pm – 3:30 pmWheaton College – Hindle Auditorium, Science CenterThe unprecedented and shocking human cost of World War I staggeredall involved, raised doubts about dominant military strategy and had a deep impact on culture, art, literature and contemporary geo-political reality. The shock wave of this massive loss of life and collateral suffering resonates to this day. This hour-long presentation will examine the impact of industrialized warfare, the concept of total war, life in the trenches, shell shock, frontiers of medicine and psychiatry and the impact of devastating sorrow and grief, then and now, and will trace the battlefield experienceof selective soldiers in the 26th Division (Yankee Division)Dan Leclerc, a career educator, taught high school history for 20 years and served as a central office administrator for another 20 years. He retired as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools in the Ashland, MA public schools _____________________________________________________