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College Continues Study Grant Presentation Series



College Continues Study Grant Presentation Series

February 27, 2006 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) will continue its series of Study Grant presentations Friday, March 10.

History professor Sam Tullock will present "The Rise of Millenarian Movements in Nineteenth Century American Religion" at 1 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus, room K236. The campus is located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

The presentation will address the ways that American protestant religious groups have viewed millenarian issues, Tullock said.

"American religious leaders have long held a fascination with issues related to their understanding of the end of the world. These views, of course, have important implications for how these leaders have approached political and social issues, as well," Tullock said. "My research centered on the various end-time visions of groups from the Puritans to contemporary fundamentalists."

Other Study Grant presentations include:

  • "Friday, April 21 - Lisa Roy Davis - "Readings in Black and White: The Discourse of Race in Early American Literature"
  • " Friday, April 28 - Joan Jenkins - "Chaotic Christianity: Readings in the History of Early Christianity"
  • " Friday, May 5 - Kyle Wilkison - "Plain Folk: Politics and Culture in the New South".

The Study Grant program supports independent study of significant issues within the faculty member's discipline or collateral fields, according to Collin history professor David Cullen.

Participating faculty are provided a stipend equivalent to two three-hour credit courses to do their research in addition to teaching classes and meeting all other contractual obligations. In total, the college has awarded 44 Study Grants.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.