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WKU Owensboro Partners with Library, OCTC to Create Events to Commemorate 100th Anniversary of WWI

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (7/23/14) — WKU Owensboro is partnering with the Daviess County Public Library and Owensboro Community & Technical College to create a series of events this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

“To the Lost: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War” will begin Aug. 5 (first day of the Battle of the Frontiers) with a WWI movie screening at 7 p.m. at the Daviess County Public Library.

“2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, so I was hoping to plan some events to memorialize those who served, as well as to create awareness and educate the public on how important and significant this war truly was in terms of shaping the modern world,” said Kevin Dorth, campus evening manager at WKU Owensboro. “For example, the First World War directly led to WWII, the Bolshevik Revolution, and continuing crises in the greater Middle East because of western powers imperializing the former Ottoman Empire territories. All of these events, obviously, have tremendously affected many people, and by extension, the First World War created many of the problems we face today and have faced since 1918.”

Dorth and Jennifer Wright, WKU Owensboro librarian, are coordinating the series that will include lectures by World War I researchers, film screenings and other ceremonies.

Events include the following:

A screening of a WWI movie dealing with the “war in the air” at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Daviess County Public Library to coincide with the First Battle of the Marne.

A Constitution Week (Sept. 15-19) discussion of the similarities and differences between the U.S. Constitution and the Weimar Constitution. After the armistice in 1918, Germany was unilaterally disarmed and its empire fell. Thereafter, the Weimar Republic was created with a liberal constitution and democratic principles.

Note: The day and time of the event is to be determined.

A Sept. 17 lecture by Dr. James MacLeod, history professor at the University of Evansville, who will discuss his research on how World War I impacted the United States and the Owensboro region. The lecture, sponsored by the Owensboro World Affairs Council, will begin at 7 p.m. at Owensboro Community & Technical College.

A Nov. 1 discussion by Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain on how World War I influenced Kentucky and a brief history of McLean County native James Gresham, who was the first American casualty of the war. Local government officials as well as soldiers from Fort Knox are expected to attend the ceremony at the WKU Owensboro campus.

A Nov. 5 presentation by Dr. Karen Petrone, professor and chair of the University of Kentucky’s History Department, about her book “The Great War in Russian Memory.” Her lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at the WKU Owensboro campus.

The series will conclude 7 p.m. Nov. 12 with a ceremony and reception at the WKU Owensboro campus.

WWI seminar on WKU's main campus

On Aug. 16, WKU’s Potter College of Arts & Letters, the Department of History and the WKU Alumni Association will present Western’s Warriors, a seminar in tribute to those who served in World War I. The event will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augenstein Alumni Center. Registration is $15; deadline is Aug. 11.

For information, visit www.alumni.wku.edu/wwievent or contact Scott Shonk at (270) 745-4395.

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