UGA Experiences TU Hospitality
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Professor Brian Hosmer, H.G. Barnard Associate Professor of Western American History spoke on, “Oklahoma, Native America, Like it Says on Our License Plates.”
On Monday, March 8, 2011 the sociology department hosted a group of students from the University of Georgia who were in Oklahoma for an alternative spring break. The UGA students were working on service projects with the Cherokee Nation. They contacted Professor Lara Foley because she is a UGA alum. When they asked her if she would be interested in sponsoring a meal for the group, she recognized an opportunity to do more than just sponsor a meal. “What a great opportunity for TU students to meet, mingle and network with students from another university, to promote TU and our great graduate programs and the Gilcrease museum, and to highlight the expertise of our faculty on Native American Issues,” said Foley. With these goals in mind, she organized a pizza dinner with a talk by Professor Brian Hosmer, H.G. Barnard Associate Professor of Western American History. The talk was titled, “Oklahoma, Native America, Like it Says on Our License Plates.” The evening was enjoyed by all and there is a good chance this will become an annual event. The UGA students capped off their trip with a visit to Gilcrease.