Monday, January 24, 2011

JFK: 50 Years Later

Over the past few months, Western has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's election as the 35th president of the United States with JFK50, a special exhibit in the Haas Library of JFK memorabilia collected by Western alumnus and former Danbury Mayor James E Dyer.  Dr. Burt Peretti, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies and External Program and Professor of History, offered his reflections on JFK's presidency in "The legacy 50 years after his inauguration," an op-ed piece published on 23 Jan. 2011 in The News-Times.  Dyer's op-ed piece, "President Kennedy ushered in a 'Time for Greatness,'" appears in the same issue.  Dyer and Dr. Marcy May, Professor of History, will participate in "Remembering JFK," a program at 11 a..m. on Jan. 27 in the Haas Library. All are invited.