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History Honor Society Inductions, Spring 2016

Initiates-SP 16Eight students were inducted into the Alpha-Iota-Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on March 2, 2016.  To be eligible, students must earn a 3.25 GPA in a minimum of four history courses and hold a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. 

Left to right:  Paige Kisner, Brooke Gottwald, Abigail Shenot, Amanda Sheakoski, Sara Cavanagh and Kirsten Anderson.  Not pictured: Adrian Peery and Miranda Peery. 

Academic Honors Reception, Spring 2015

Honors 2015The History, Philosophy and Political Science Department honored seven students at the Academic Honors Reception on April 13th.  Five history students were Phi Alpha Theta Book Award Recipients: Megan Hoch, Jennifer Lichtenwalner, Richard McCouch, Amanda Phillips, and Kelsy Woodman.  Colton Long, who holds a double major in Political Science and Philosophy, was honored as the Department's Outstanding Senior.  He was also honored as the first recipient of the Albert Dalmolen Scholarship.  Jason White was the Department's At-Large candidate for Outstanding Senior.

Pictured (L to R): Jennifer Lichtenwalner, Richard McCouch, Kelsy Woodman, Colton Long, Jason White, and Dr. Jeff Bosworth.

Phi Alpha Theta Regional Meeting

Phi Alpha Regional 2015

Drs. Karen Guenther and Shawndra Holderby accompanied four students to the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Meeting of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society on April 18, 2015 at Ursinus College.  James Besek presented his paper, "True Heroism," Sheree Palmer presented her paper, "William Still and the Underground Railroad," Jennifer Lichtenwalner presented her paper, "Religious Diversity in Colonial Pennsylvania," and Richard McCouch presented his paper, "The War America Forgot" The Spanish-American War and the Rise of American Imperialism."  

Pictured (L to R):  Dr. Guenther, James Besek, Sheree Palmer, Jennifer Lichtenwalner, Richard McCouch, and Dr. Holderby.

History Honor Society Inductions, Spring 2015

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 The Alpha-Iota-Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society held its Spring 2015 initiation on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Four students were initiated into the honor society: John Golden, Benjamin Manning, Sheree Palmer, and Ryan Stuart.

Pictured (L to R): John Golden, Benjamin Manning, Ryan Stuart, Sheree Palmer.

Phi Alpha Theta Regional Meeting

Group sp 13Four 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.