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Department of History
Tuesday night, April 28, 16 History or History-Social Sciences Education majors gathered with their families and department faculty members to be recognized for their hard work. Nearly $30,000 was awarded to these students from eight department scholarship funds:
Helen M. Cavanagh Awards Best Master’s Degree Student – Meghan Hawkins and Fusheng Luo
Helen M. Cavanagh Awards for Best Master’s Thesis in US History – Kera Storrs
Helen M. Cavanagh Awards for Best Master’s Thesis in non-US History – Fusheng Luo
Lucy Lucile Tasher Senior Scholarship – Samuel Quast and David Shanahan
Gleynafa A. Ray Award – Blake Bodine, Matthew Donta, Nora Dunne and Kerry Garvey
Mark Wyman Scholarship – Adam Barnes and Jeremy Yeary
James Todd Wilborn Scholarship – Kelly Schrems
Darrel A. Sutter Award – Jason Blankenship and Trevor Shields
Kyle C. Sessions Honors Scholarship – Beau Ott
William and Jeanne Howard Scholarship – Lucas Mays
Benjamin Boing, Addison Tweedy, Katelyn Maragi and Eldon Yeakel were inducted into Phi Alpha Theta Tuesday night as part of the department Awards Ceremony. 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 house completed toward their Master’s Degree with at least a 3.5 GPA. Only Phi Beta Kappa has more stringent membership qualifications. As a result, the faculty and staff of the History Department take these students’ achievement very seriously. Congratulations!
Sudipa Topdar published “Duties of a ‘good citizen': colonial secondary school textbook policites in late nineteenth-century India, ” in South Asian history and Culture 6 (3) (April 2015): 1-25.
John Reda’s appearance in this Sunday’s (4/26) episode of TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” was featured in today’s CAS News: http://cas.illinoisstate.edu/sites/casnews/
Amy Wood presented “Sympathetic Sentiment and the Psychiatric Treatment of Prisoners in the Progressive Era” at the OAH conference in St. Louis.
Andrew Hartman presented “Studies on the Left, 1959-1967: towards an American Western Marxism” at the OAH.
Richard Soderlund, Issam Nassar, Ross Kennedy and Dan Stump received rave reviews for their Senior Professionals classes on World War I. Part 2 in fall consists of Kat Paehler, Christine Varga-Harris, Dan Stump and Ross Kennedy.
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