Phi Alpha Theta Members to Present at National Conference

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The Department of History is proud to announce that four members of its Phi Alpha Theta chapter—Stephanie Fox, Monica Gaudioso, Allie Garris, and Mary Beth Ricke—have had papers accepted to the biennial conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society. Faculty advisor to Phi Alpha Theta, Prof. Alex Novikoff, will accompany the students to the conference, which will be held in San Diego, January 6-9, 2010. Prof. Novikoff will also chair a panel of student papers. The conference is being held in tandem with the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in order to allow students the opportunity to attend sessions and hear papers by some of academe’s most illustrious historians.

The papers being delivered by the Rhodes students are as follows:  Stephanie Fox: “The Importance of Skiing in World War II and the Legacy left Behind”; Monica Gaudioso: “`Though Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live’: Law and the Salem Witch Trials”; Allie Garris: “Sensationalized Violence: Newspaper Coverage of Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1856”; and Mary Beth Ricke: “Mourning Dove: A Native American Woman′s Struggle for Identity.” The Department congratulates these students for their outstanding achievement.