Christopher Molina West earned his B.A. in History from CSU in 2013. He subsequently attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for a second undergraduate degree, earning a B.A. in Greek and Latin there in 2015. After graduating from CU, Christopher then took a year off from academic work and lived in Europe for six months with a community of Benedictine monks at the Monastero di San Benedetto located in Norcia, Italy. In Fall 2016, he began his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Yale University, where he plans to study Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic Christianity with a focus on patristic literature.
Archives for September 2016
In 2016, the National Park Service’s centennial year, the American West Program seeks both to celebrate the NPS and to examine significant issues in the past, present, and future of our parks. The National Park Service has recently signaled its deepening commitment to making the parks relevant and accessible to people of all races, ethnicities, ages, and genders. In a public event on Thursday, September 29th, the American West Program will take up this issue. A panel of speakers will share historical and contemporary perspectives on race and diversity as they affect experiences of nature, resource stewardship, and interpretation in the national parks.
The panelists will include Nina S. Roberts, Professor of Recreation, Parks & Tourism, San Francisco State University; Gillian Bowser, Research Scientist, Natural Resources Ecology Lab and Associate Affiliate Faculty, Department of Ethnic Studies, CSU; Ruth M. Alexander, Professor of History, Department of History, and Affiliate Faculty, Public Lands History Center, CSU; Camille Dungy, Professor of English, CSU; Alexandra Hernandez, National Heritage Areas Regional Program Manager, National Park Service, Intermountain Region.
This public event will be held on Thursday, September 29th, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the CSU Morgan Library Event Hall (first floor). Please invite colleagues, family, and friends to be a part of this essential discussion of our national parks.
The American West Program is an outreach series presented by the Public Lands History Center at CSU.