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VIDEO: Bitzer on North Carolina as Possible Battleground State

November 21, 2013
Category: Faculty, History & Politics
WSOC-TV spoke with Catawba College professor of politics and political expert Dr. J. Michael Bitzer about recent political ads which allude to North Carolina possibly being a battleground state. Click the image below to watch the video: RELATED CONTENT: Bitzer's Homepage Bitzer's BLOG (NC…
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Catawba College Alumnus Named Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement at Gustavus Adolphus College

November 14, 2013
Category: Alumni, Communication Arts, History & Politics
Glen Lloyd, a 2006 Catawba College graduate, will be the Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota beginning in early December. Lloyd's new position will use his skills in program development, fundraising, and volunteer leadership. His…
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VIDEO: Bitzer Featured in WCNC's Election Night Updates

November 6, 2013
Category: Faculty, History & Politics
by WCNC.com staff NBC Charlotte stayed on top of the election throughout the night with our Bora Kim, Ben Thompson and Dr. Michael Bitzer, professor of political science at Catawba College in Salisbury. Click the image below to watch the video: RELATED CONTENT: Bitzer's Homepage Bitzer's…
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Pilgrims and Progress: Thanksgiving in the 19th Century

November 6, 2013
Category: Events, History & Politics, Religion & Philosophy
Who invented Thanksgiving? Was it the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation? Eighteenth-century colonists grateful to a sparing God? Or maybe a nineteenth-century magazine editor eager to unify an expanding, industrializing, increasingly diverse population? At the next Catawba College Community Forum,…
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Catawba History Professor's Research Focuses on Military History and Local Heritage

October 16, 2013
Category: Academics, Faculty, History & Politics
Catawba College's Dr. Gary Freeze, professor of history, has been involved in several research projects during the past few months, with a focus on military history and local heritage.  This summer, Dr. Freeze served as consultant and facilitator for the production and presentation of an art film on…
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