Aug. 18, 2005
Morningside College alumnus Timothy Orwig will give a presentation about the history of Morningside College on Friday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave. The public is invited to attend the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’ Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
During the presentation “Creating the Past: Telling Morningside Tales,” Orwig will discuss the faculty, students, and events important to Morningside’s history and talk about how historians “create” the past by bringing meaning and order to random documents and stories.
Orwig is the author or “Morningside College: A Centennial History,” published in 1994 by Morningside College Press. He is a graduate teaching fellow at Boston University in Mass., where he is working on a doctorate in American and New England studies with an emphasis in architectural history. He was employed at Morningside from 1986 to 1999, where he held positions as director of foundation relations, assistant dean of the college, director of the learning center, and adjunct faculty member.
Orwig received a bachelor’s degree in English from Morningside in 1980, a master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in 1982, and a master’s degree in preservation studies from Boston University in 2001. He is currently the preservation officer for the New England chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and is a contributor and editor for the SAH’s forthcoming book on the architecture of greater Boston, part of the “Buildings of the United States” series, due out this fall.