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Colorado College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society was one of 22 rated 1 or 1.5 by the organization’s national committee in the evaluation of its annual report for 2008-2009. This means the chapter is among those that will be considered for the Exemplary Chapter Award that is presented to three chapters from institutions of varying sizes at the next Triennial Council meeting in 2012. Kudos to chapter officers Tomi-Ann Roberts, professor of psychology; Dennis McEnnerney, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy; and Ted Lindeman, professor of chemistry. There are four Phi Beta Kappa chapters in Colorado, and 276 nationwide. Officers and members of the college’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter are listed here.
Dennis Showalter, professor of history, will sign copies of his new book, “Hitler’s Panzers: The Lightning Attacks that Revolutionized Warfare,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers next to The Citadel mall. Showalter, a World War II scholar, presents a comprehensive study of Nazi Germany’s armored forces and their influence on the role of the army in the Third Reich. Panzers, self-contained armored units able to operate independently, became the nucleus of the German army’s fighting power as well as its moral focus and the core of its identity, establishing an entirely new military doctrine. Showalter is a visiting professor and guest lecturer at West Point, and former president of the Society for Military History. Click here for details on the signing and the book.