Four students and two faculty members from M.U. attended the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society at Bloomsburg University on April 13, 2013. Chelsi Wood presented her paper, "British Spies of the American Revolutionary War," and Angela Piontek presented her paper, "Robert Shurtliff: A Female Among Men." Angela won a "Best Paper" award for her work. History Professors Andrew Gaskievicz and Karen Guenther each chaired sessions at the conference.
Pictured (L to R): Dr. Gaskievicz, Chelsi Wood, Megan Hoch, Kaitlyn Calvert, Angela Piontek and Dr. Guenther.
The Alpha-Iota-Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society held its Spring 2013 initiation on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Nine students were initiated into the honor society at this time. Congratulations to Coty Behanna, Colin Chapman, Dustin Godtfring (2012 initiate), Richard McCouch, Kaitlyn Calvert, Dani-Ella Hostetter, Megan Hoch, Kelsy Woodman, Catherine Cutaiar and Jennifer Lichtenwalner (pictured L to R in the photo, minus J. Lichtenwalner). The ceremony was attended by initiates, current members, and history faculty. Inductions are held once each semester. For more information on the honor society and its eligibility requirements, please click here.
On October 17th, 2012, Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobsen shared her story with students in Dr. Andrew Gaskievicz's World War II classes. Mrs. Jacobson, who is 90 years old, lives in nearby Elmira, NY and speaks to groups and classes about her experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp. To read more, please click here.
Raymond Velez, a History B.A. major, is completing a 12-week internship this fall 2012 semester at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA. Ray is planning a map on the ecosystems of Pennsylvania that will be installed on the floor of Mammal Hall on the 3rd floor of the museum. The map includes geography, natural history, and ecology. He is also developing lessons for the map to be used by school teachers when their classes visit the State Museum.
Internships are available for all history majors during any academic term. They can be either 6 or 12 weeks in length during the summer or they can be 15 weeks in length during the fall and spring semesters. If you are interested in pursuing an internship, please contact Dr. Andrew Gaskievicz or Dr. Karen Guenther.