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News Release

PSC’s Phi Alpha Theta Chapter to Host Pony Express Conference Thursday, April 8


(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College’s (PSC) Phi Alpha Theta chapter will host a celebratory conference in honor of the Pony Express’ 150th Anniversary titled The Courage to Chase Destiny on campus from 9 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8.

Keynote speaker for the event is Christopher Corbett, celebrated author of Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express. Other features of the event include a Buffalo Bill Cody re-enactor from the Nebraska Humanities Council, PSC English Professor Dr. Dan Holtz with his song about the Pony Express, as well as many other Pony Express related papers, posters, DVDs, etc. 

Following is a schedule of events and locations.

Thursday, April 8

9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast - PSC Student Center Live Oak Room
10:00 am First Session – CATS Building Conference Room
11:00 am Nebraska Humanities Council’s Speaker’s Bureau: Terry Lane as Buffalo Bill Cody - CATS Building Conference Room
Noon Lunch - PSC Student Center Live Oak Room
1:00 pm Second Session – CATS Building Conference Room
2:00 pm Campus Tour and Break
3:30 pm Steamboat Trace Outing and/or PSC District History Day Winners Exhibit - PSC Library
4:30 pm Reception with music by Dr. Dan Holtz - PSC Library
5:30 pm Banquet - PSC Student Center Live Oak Room
6:30 pm Keynote Speaker Christopher Corbett - PSC Student Center Live Oak Room
Book Signing to follow

Cost is $15 per person for the full day or $10 per person for the evening banquet only. For more information or to register, contact Caroline Keenan at or PSC History Professor Dr. Sara Crook at