Program/Events

Thursday, June 24, 2010

8:00 a.m. Registration - Victoria College Fine Arts Auditorium  
8:50 a.m. Opening - Welcome - James Smallwood, Oklahoma State University  
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Americans, Foreign Policy and the Chinese

Five Men - One War: Foreign Policy Leading to the Korean War
Presenter: Mary Jo O'Rear, Corpus Christi Historian

What Were They Thinking? Public Opinion in Texas from June to December 1950
Presenter: Lara Newcomer, Historian, Ecological Communications, Corp.

Chair: Donaly Brice, Texas State Archives

Session
1

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Korea Yesterday and Today

Remembering the Forgotten War: Texas and Texans in the Korean War
Presenter: William McWhorter, Texas Historical Commission and Stephen Sloan, Baylor Institute of Oral History

Chair: Barbara Parsons Smith, Victoria County Oral Historian

Session
2

11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

 
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Danger and Double Duty

U.S. Ground forces in the Korean War
Presenter: Wolfram M. Von-Maszewski, George Memorial Library

Double Service: Men in WWII and Korea
Presenter: Jim Kearney, Katy Independent School District

The Wounds of War: American POWS in North Korea
Norman Delaney, Del Mar College

Chair: Linda Wolff, Local Historian, Victoria

Session
3
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

The Fight in the Sky

Competing Visions: The Korean War as a Transitional Period in the History
Presenter: Robert Horky, Texas A&M University

Foster Field Air Base in the Korean Conflict
Presenter: Henry Wolff, Jr., Local Historian, Victoria

Chair: Carol Taylor, Greenville, Texas

Session
4
6:00-7:30 p.m.

Reception and Exhibit Honoring
Korean War Veterans


Museum of the Coastal Bend
Sue Prudhomme, Director

Guests representing several allied nations will be attending

Friday, June 25, 2010

7:30 a.m.

Memorial Service - Korean War Monument

Speaker: Judge Joseph P. Kelly

Greenbelt Park, Victoria

 
8:00 a.m. Registration - Victoria College Fine Arts Auditorium  
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Crises Management in the War

Crises in Command: the Truman and MacArthur Controversy
Presenter: James Smallwood, Oklahoma State University

Doc: The Company Aid Man
Presenter: Carroll J. Scogin, Lavaca County Historical Commission

Chair: Dora Guerra, University of Texas, San Antonio

Session
5
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

American Minorities and the War

Hispanics and the War
Presenter: Cecilia Venable, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

African Americans in the Korean Conflict: Forgotten Warriors of the Forgotten War
Presenter: George Cooper, Lone Star College

The Korean Conflict as a Watershed Moment in American Race Relations
Presenter: Ron E. Armstead, Executive Director, Congressional Black Caucaus Veterans Braintrust

Chair: Richard McCaslin, University of North Texas

Session
6
11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

 
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

The Fight

Inchon
Presenter: Robert Citino, University of North Texas

United States Foreign Policy and the Korean War
Presenter: Michael Nojeim, Prairie View A&M University

Chair: Caroline Crimm, Sam Houston State University

Session
7
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

The War from Inside: Panel Discussion

Cold Feet, Soggy Foood and 'R & R'

Chair: Kenneth Howell, Prairie View A&M University

Session
8
6:00 p.m.

Jim Lehrer

PBS NewsHour
Victoria College Alumnus

Master of Ceremonies:
Michael Hummel, Victoria College

Victoria College Student Center

Jim Lehrer Banquet
 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

 
8:30 a.m. Registration - Victoria College Fine Arts Auditorium  
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

The War in Pictures


Sketches of Sergeant Ralph Schofield, 1st Marine Division Combat Artist
Presenter: Craig Livingston, Lone Star College

Frankly Mac, this 'police action' business is going too damn far! Armed Forces Cartoons in the Korean Conflict
Presenter: Cord Scott, Triton College/Loyola University

Chair: Suzanne Kutach, Texas A&M University at Galveston

Session
9
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

The 45th Division 60 Years Later


Video Documentary: The 45th Division: 60 Years Later
Presenter: Robert Paniagua, Free-lance Video Journalist

Session
10
 

Bill Sloan

Author of:
The Darkest Summer:
The First Three Months of the Korean War

Introduction:
Charles Spurlin, Victoria College (retired)

University of Houston-Victoria
University Center

Bill Sloan Closing
Luncheon