Historian and Congressman Headline Mars Hill University Lecture Series

Historian Jessica Bandel and U.S. Rep. David Price will present lectures in the spring 2018 Presidential Lecture and Performance Series at Mars Hill University. Bandel will speak Thursday, March 22, on the topic of “North Carolina and the Great War 1914-1918,” and Price, a Mars Hill alumnus, will present “From Mars Hill to Capitol Hill” on Tuesday, April 3. Each event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Broyhill Chapel. The events are open to the public with free admission.

Bandel’s lecture will cover various aspects of North Carolina’s experience during World War I, ranging from early volunteerism to home front issues and experiences on the battlefields. Bandel is a research historian with the North Carolina Archives and History Office. She is the author or coauthor of three books, including “North Carolina in the Great War 1914-1918,” and has curated several exhibits on different aspects of North Carolina’s history. She earned her master’s degree in historic preservation from Middle Tennessee State University.

Congressman Price has represented North Carolina’s fourth district since 1987, with the exception of the 1995-1996 term. He is a member of the Mars Hill College class of 1959, and went on to earn bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University, and his Ph.D. from Yale. He taught at Yale and at Duke University before being elected to Congress. Price serves on the House Appropriations Committee and as the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for the departments of transportation and housing and urban development.