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Department of History
On November 12 six ISU students majoring in History or History-Social Sciences Education were inducted into the Mu Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society……..
Joseph H. Hlavaty
Chelsea M. Porkzywinski
Jessica R. Infelise
Jared M. Logan
This is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It was established in 1921, is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies, and currently has chapters on 820 college and university campuses.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional organization for which students have to qualify, apply, and be accepted. To qualify a student must have at least 12 semester hours in History with a GPA of at least 3.1 in History and 3.0 overall. Graduate students must have 12 graduate hours completed toward their Master’s Degree with at least a 3.5 GPA. Only Phi Beta Kappa has more stringent membership qualifications.
At the induction ceremony held in the Founders Suite at the Bone Student Center, Students were sworn in, receive a membership certificate and honors cords to wear at graduation.
Congratulations to our newest members of Phi Alpha Theta!
Issam Nassar (and Salim Tamari) published The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948 (Northampton, Mass.: Interlink, 2014).
Monica Noraian presented “Teaching History Online” at the T21 Conference sponsored by the College of Education on November 5
Andrew Hartman chaired and commented on the “A Reevaluation of Postwar Liberal Consensus” panel at the US Intellectual History Conferenece at UC-Irvine. He was also a roundtable discussant for “The Culture Wars and the Problem of Doing History.”
Sixteen students in History 320, Lincoln: the man and his times, got to experience some of Lincoln’s history in person on a recent field trip to Springfield.
The group spent Friday (October 25) visiting the Abraham Lincoln Museum, the old State House and Lincoln’s home. Dr. Stump, who teaches the course says, “When you live so close to where history happened, you need to experience it.” The students are challenged to look at the sites as historians, paying particular attention to the archival and historical material available.
Tim Sullivan, one of the students on the trip said, “It was a great experience. Everything we learned about Lincoln in class was brought to life through the museum, Statehouse, and Lincoln Residence. Being able to connect the dots was exciting.”
Posing with life-size replicas of Lincoln’s family at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Interacting with an Interpreter in the Old State House.
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