LFCC to Offer Civil War Lectures

For Immediate Release:
October 3, 2007

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
svoth@lfcc.edu
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College’s (LFCC) history department is presenting Civil War lectures at the Middletown Campus. The lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Details are as follows:

Who: Glenn LeBoeuf–historical speaker, educator, writer and preservationist–is a life-long resident of New Jersey and a passionate student of history. LeBoeuf was active in Civil War Re-enacting from 1989-2001 and was one of the re-enactor coordinators for the largest Civil War re-enactment ever held, with over 23,000 re-enactors near Gettysburg in 1998.

What: 10 Moral Moments in the Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Lifelong Quest for the “Better Angels” of His Nature – As the storm clouds of war gathered around him, Lincoln’s words at his first inaugural address urged his fellow countrymen to listen to “the better angels of our nature” to avoid a civil war. This one-hour presentation will show how, throughout his life, Lincoln was a powerful living example of kindness, dedication to the truth, generosity, empathy, restraint, humility, compassion and resolve. LeBoeuf will weave many humorous stories about “Old Abe” into his lecture.
Failure at Gettysburg: 15 Decisions That Doomed the Confederacy – From the death of “Stonewall” Jackson to “Pickett’s Charge,” errors on the part of Jefferson Davis, Richard Ewell, Henry Heth, A.P. Hill, D.H. Hill, “Stonewall” Jackson, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet and J.E.B. Stuart led to the devastating loss of initiative and manpower at Gettysburg. LeBoeuf will describe each fateful decision that the Confederacy made at Gettysburg.

When: Oct. 11, 2007
10 Moral Moments in the Life of Abraham Lincoln, 2-3 p.m.
Failure at Gettysburg, 5-6 p.m.

Where: Room 140, Middletown Campus, 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645

For more information and to register, interested individuals may contact Curtis Morgan, professor of history at LFCC, at cmorgan@lfcc.edu or 540-868-7064.

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Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

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