Alumni and friends had a chance to revisit their high school days at a special lecture series event held over three evenings in April that featured retired USM history teachers Steve Bruemmer, Mark Hilgendorf, and John “J.S.” Stephens.
During the history lecture series, the retired faculty members, along with current Upper School History Department faculty Ben Zarwell ’87, Dr. Henry Wend, and Tyler Ritchie, compared and contrasted influential American figures.
The lecture topics and featured faculty members were as follows:
James Madison and Edmund Burke: The Aftermath of the American Revolution Lecturers: John "J.S." Stephens ("James Madison Constructs a Constitution") and Ben Zarwell '87 ("Edmund Burke Reacts from Abroad")
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Debut of the United States on the World Stage Lecturers: Steve Bruemmer ("Teddy Roosevelt Speaks Softly and Carries a Big Stick") and Dr. Henry Wend ("Woodrow Wilson and the Wilson Century")
Martin Luther King Jr. and Lyndon Johnson: The Civil Rights Movement Lecturers: Mark Hilgendorf ("Martin Luther King Jr: A Spiritual Vision") and Tyler Ritchie ("Lydon Johnson: Political Reformer")