Every semester SEHS and its associated clubs host campus events that invite the Mount community to learn, question, and discuss various topics within the Criminal Justice, Education, Human Services, and Sociology fields.  This past week the Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) and the Education Club sponsored two guest lecturers.

For the thirteenth annual Delaney Lecture, CJSA invited Kathleen McDonald Fox, the Assistant Administrator for the National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency.  In her speech, "Protecting, Preparing, and Responding to Disasters and Attacks," Ms. Fox primarily addressed FEMA's protocol for natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other destructive acts by humans.  At the end of the event, Fox welcomed questions from Mount students, faculty, and other professionals from the Criminal Justice field.  See Frederick News Post Article...


The Education Club invited Frank Murphy to campus on October 27th.  Murphy is the author of various  children's non-fiction books that profile famous figures of American history.  Murphy, who also teaches 4th grade in Pensylvania, began writing after noticing the lack of historical texts for children.  His books include the Step-into-Reading books George Washington and the General's Dog and Take a Hike Teddy Roosevelt.  During his presentation, "Using Primary Source Documents to Compose, Construct, and Craft Picturebooks," Murphy discussed how to effectively incorporate documents and historical records into children's literature.