|English lecturer is recipient of South Dakota Governor's Award|
The 2007 South Dakota Governor's Award for History has been given to Ronald Vossler, in association with the Glueckstal Research Association, in recognition of research and publications, including Vossler's documentary, "Heaven Is Our Homeland: The Glueckstalers of South Russia and North America."
The South Dakota Historical Society and Archives in Pierre, S.D., has announced the award, which will be presented there on April 14; it recognizes contributions to South Dakota history in the territorial and pioneer periods by Vossler, along with members of the Glueckstal Research Association, for their ongoing study of a distinct group of ethnic Germans who colonized Ukraine before coming to America.
This is the sixth major award overall for Vossler's documentary film series, and the third award for his film "Heaven Is Our Homeland." He is a senior lecturer in the UND English Department, and the author of seven books and five films.
For more information contact the Glueckstal Research Association, Margaret Freeman, 611 Esplanade, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-4130, firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Ronald Vossler, Sr. Lecturer, English, email@example.com, 218-779-6835