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Bergren Forum to 'drum' history of economic, cultural changes

Dr. Vicki L. Eaklor, Alfred University (AU) professor of history, will present “The Most Famous Name in Drums - Who and Why” as a part of Alfred University’s Bergren Forum Series.  The presentation will take place on Thursday Oct. 10at 12:10 p.m. in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. The event is open to the public free of charge. 

The presentation will encompass the emotional and professional roles of drums and drum-making in the United States during the past 100 years and how the history provides windows into social, economic, and cultural changes.

Eaklor earned a bachelor’s degree in history and music education from Adams State College, Alamosa, CO.  She continued her education and earned a master’s degree in musicology and a master’s degree in American intellectual/cultural history from Washington University, St. Louis.  She has also been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Excellence in Teaching Award at Alfred University in 2005.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.