HATTIESBURG - A
faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi will be
featured in two upcoming episodes of a History Channel program.
Dr. Andrew Wiest, a professor of history at Southern
Miss, will appear on an episode of "Battlefield Detectives"
Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. The episode features the World War I Battle
of the Somme and includes Wiest as a commentator. He will also be
featured on another December installment of "Battlefield Detectives"
that focuses on the Vietnam War. The Vietnam episode will also feature
John Young of Picayune, a U.S. military veteran of the Vietnam War
who has served as a guest lecturer in Wiest's classes.
Wiest has been a past leader of the Southern Miss
Center for International and Continuing Education's award-winning
study-abroad program in Vietnam, in addition to leading the center's
World War II study-abroad program.
For more information on the History Channel's program
schedule, visit their Web site at www.historychannel.com.
For more information on the Southern Miss Vietnam Studies Program,
contact the Southern Miss Center for International and Continuing
Education at (601) 266-4344.