Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries
Dr. Keith D. Dickson Book Reading and Signing
The Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries will sponsor a book reading and signing by Dr. Keith D. Dickson, Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College on Tuesday, November 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the University Village Bookstore. Dr. Dickson will read from his most recent book, Sustaining Southern Identity: Douglas Southall Freeman and Memory in the Modern South, which won the 2012 Richard Slatten Award for Excellence in Biography from the Virginia Historical Society. Dr. Dickson will sign copies of the book following the reading and discussion.
Dr. Keith D. Dickson is a Professor of Military Studies at the Joint Forces Staff College and is also an adjunct professor in the Department of History at Old Dominion University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dickson served in the U.S. Army, the CIA, and as Commandant of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute. Following his retirement, he served as a Special Forces officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Dickson received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia in 1998 and also authored World War II for Dummies, The Civil War for Dummies, and World War II Almanac (Facts on File Library of American History).
Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Press Release
19th Annual Author Dinner
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: Reception and cash bar: 6:00 pm. Buffet dinner to follow.
Place: Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, 7001 Hampton Boulevard
Parking: NYCC parking lot (no charge)
Cost: $40.00 per person ($35 for life members)
Reservations: Due by Friday, April 5, 2013. See flyer for details.
The 19th Annual Author Dinner will feature guest speaker Craig L. Symonds, Professor Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy. Symonds taught naval history and Civil War History for thirty years at the United States Naval Academy.
In the 1970s he was a U.S. Navy officer and the first ensign ever to lecture at the prestigious Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. After his naval service, Symonds remained at the War College as a civilian Professor of Strategy from 1974-1975.
Dr. Symonds is the author of twelve books and the editor of nine others. His books have won the Barondess Lincoln Award, the Daniel and Marilyn Laney Prize, the S.A. Cunningham Award, the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize, and the John Lyman Book Prize three times. In 2009 he shared the $50,000 Lincoln Prize with James M. McPherson.
From 2005 to 2007 he was Chief Historian of the USS Monitor Center at the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, overseeing the opening and promotion of that exhibit.
The Friends of the Libraries Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to a faculty member from the College of Business and Public Administration. The award winner will be announced at the dinner.
Plan to participate in the Silent Auction, one of the major fundraising endeavors supporting the Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries. Anticipated offerings include entertainment opportunities; restaurant gift certificates; a certificate for a portrait of your house; and merchandise from some of the area’s finest boutiques.