Greetings to all of my fellow returning GMU classmates. For those that I have not already met please let me introduce myself. My names is Peter Vaselopulos and I am recently retired from the United States Agency for Global Media/Voice of America, where I was the Deputy Chief Information Officer. I have an MS in Managing Information Systems from GW, and a MA in International Communications from American U. I’m working on this certificate program because I am very interested in Arlington’s Civil War history. I’m currently involved with a historic preservation effort to save one of the few remaining open space properties in Arlington where Union soldiers camped. Check out the link and sign the petition https://www.facebook.com/savefebrey/. I wish I had taken this class before getting involved with the effort. For the moment I’m experiencing Public History in realtime. Looking forward to this class and learning what we could have done differently. One of my goals for the semester is learning more about Omeka. I would like to use it as a repository for Civil War digital records for Arlington’s Historical Society.