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SFA Department of History to host talk on sports and American culture

September 12, 2018 - University Marketing Communications
Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of History will host Dr. Kurt Kemper for a discussion on "Sports, Values and Anxiety in American Culture" at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142, on the SFA campus.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of History will host Dr. Kurt Kemper for a discussion on "Sports, Values and Anxiety in American Culture" at 7 p.m. Sept. 25, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142, on the SFA campus.

Kemper, an associate professor of history at Dakota State University, will deliver a wide-ranging lecture on the role and value organized sports play in America. Kemper has authored two books, "College Football and American Culture in the Cold War Era" and "Sports and Democracy: College Athletics Reform, Race and the Birth of Modern College Basketball."

Throughout his talk, Kemper will discuss how sports have shaped American culture throughout U.S. history.

Dr. Court Carney, SFA professor of history, believes that Kemper's lecture will be rewarding for the audience, as it will provide engaging and thoughtful material.

"Dr. Kemper aims to reorient Americans' understanding of U.S. sports by looking at the ways in which athletics redefines American values as much as defines them," Carney said.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Carney at carneycp@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-2039.