Students to Showcase Digital Stories

Oct 29, 2018

Their work, part of a WWII exhibit at Manderino Library, will be shown at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Performance Center.

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Alumna Charlotte Glod Simmons speaks with students in Dr. Christina Fisanick's honors English class about her experiences on the home front during World War II. Simmons' brother, Walter, graduated from California State Teachers College in 1942 and served in the war. He died in combat in 1944. 


As the We Can Do It! World War II exhibit closes on Nov. 11, the community is invited to view the work that Cal U students have created in connection with the display. 

Students in Dr. Christina Fisanick‚Äôs honors English class have created a series of digital stories related to the era, and their work will be shown at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Performance Center, located inside the Natali Student Center. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

The digital stories complement World War II archives from local historical societies that have been on display  in Manderino Library. 

Students also conducted interviews with local WWII veterans and those who were on the home front during the conflict. 

An encore presentation of the videos will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 7, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, at the Mt. Lebanon Historical Society. That location is the next site for the We Can Do It! WWII traveling exhibition from the Senator John Heinz History Center, in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Cal U hosted the Heinz exhibition from July through October. The University also has displayed artifacts from its collection as well as from local historical societies and members of the community. That portion of the exhibition, which is on display on the third floor of Manderino Library, closes on Nov. 11. 

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