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Graduate Honors and Dean’s List Recipients

The Social and Historical Studies (SHS) Division would like to recognize those students who received honors in the Spring 2015 Commencement program and those students who received Dean’s List recognition any quarter during the 2014-15 academic year. We are so proud of our graduates and Dean’s List recipients!

Only students who have authorized the release of Student Directory Information and whose grades were posted by April 30, 2015, are included on the Dean’s List.  


History Honors
Kaylyn Renee Brown
Jordan Woolston

Magna Cum Laude
Terra R. Curley, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Ross Fairbrother, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Wes McIntosh, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Ashley A. Westerland, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Andrew M. Wilson, History
Alana B. Zautner, Global Studies

Cum Laude
Kaylyn Renee Brown, History
Reese Cole Hentges, History
Michael John Maratas, Global Studies
Jordan Lee Woolston, History

Faculty Honors
Sean William Beireis, History

Suzette Marengo, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Hunter Blakney, History
Ashley Douthett, Global Studies
Ross Fairbrother, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Christeanna Friend, Global Studies
Benjamin Gibbons, History
Anita Gorbun, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Michael Hartman, History
Michael Maratas, Global Studies
Schynequa Mathis, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Tyler Miller, History
Jennifer Nguyen, History
Alison Marie Perkins, Global Studies
Justi Pfutzenreuter, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Jennielyn Serdenia, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Ashley Westerland, Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies
Andrew Wilson, History
Kaylyn Renee Brown, History
Reese Hentges, History
Jordan Lee Woolston, History

3rd Annual UWT Student History Conference & 24th Annual Phi Alpha Theta Initiation

Friday, March 13, 9:00 am-4:00 pm, GWP 101                                   

Sponsored by UWT’s IAS History Faculty

Faculty Senior Paper Advisors and Attendees: Drs. Johann Reusch (Conference Founder), Libi Sundermann, Julie Nicoletta, Michael Allen, Mary Hanneman, Luther Adams, Michael Honey, David Brumbach, Floyd Churchill, Alexander Morrow, Michael Brown, and Michael Sullivan.

 Panel 1, 9:00-9:50am: American Ethnic History

Chantel J. Dixon: “New Days Turning to Old: The University of Washington Black Student Union Establishment in 1967-1968”

Michael Patrick Hartman: “A Massacre at China Point?”

Brooks Colby Weimer: “Jackie Robinson: Beyond the Baseball Diamond” 

Panel 2, 10:00-10:50am: U. S. Judicial, Medical, and Immigration History 

Hunter Christian Blakney: “John Marshall & Judicial Nationalism”

Aeron Lloyd: “Mental Health for the Everyman: World War II’s Impact on American Psychology”

Jennifer Ngoc Nguyen: “Blood Sweat and Tears: The Vietnamese Refugee Exodus” 

Panel 3, 11:00-11:50am: English and American Colonialism

Benjamin Gibbons: “The Hinterland Connection: Natural Resources and the Growth of Spokane”

Reese Cole Hentges: “The Irish Ordnance Survey’s Six Inches to One Mile Map of Ireland: Anglicization and Otherness”

Tyler Grant Miller: “1898: The Start of American Imperialism, or its End?”

Andrew M. Wilson: “The Inuit Kayak: How Aleut Technology Shaped History”

Noon-12:00-12:15 pm, 24th Annual Initiation, UWT Alpha Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta 

Panel 4, 12:30-1:20pm: Migration, Expulsion, Human Rights and Public Memory

Irina Prokopovich: “Emancipation of Serfdom in Imperial Russia during the Long Nineteenth Century, 1721- 1917”

Agnes Melnik: “From USSR to America:  Russian and Ukrainian Immigration to the United States during the Soviet Era”

Kaylyn Brown: “The Expulsion of the Chinese from Tacoma: The Lingering Effects on the City’s Chinese Urban Landscape” 

Panel 5, 1:30-2:10pm: Progress and Resistance in European Military History

Sean Embly: “The Causes of German Naval Mutinies in World War One”

Reese Kittleson: “Nineteenth Century European Conscription: The Greatest Military Revolution”

Panel 6, 2:20-3:00pm: Social Theories and the European Mind

Kurt Webb: “Alienation and Revolution:  Rousseau’s Influence on Marx”

Julie Wiley: “The Impact of Evolutionary Theory on Sigmund Freud” 

Panel 7: 3:10-3:50pm: Strategies, Perceptions and Imaginations of Social and Political Control

Ian W Clogston; “The Use of Terror as a Political Tool in Revolutionary France: July 27, 1793 – July 28, 1794”

Katherine Enfield: “Detective novels and connections to the development of police in England”

Reception Follows for Panelists and Audience Members

Papers to be presented at Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, Chelan, WA, April 10-11:

Tyler Grant Miller: “1898: The Start of American Imperialism, or its End?”

Jordan Lee Woolston: “The Elwha and the Columbia: Western Settlement’s Impact on the Ecology and Indigenous Cultures of the Northwest”

“Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ event

Photo by Andrew Gobin

Photo by Andrew Gobin

The University of Washington’s (UW) planning committee and the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity are hosting a Phase One celebration event for the, “Wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House”. This will be a full day event on March 13, 2015 where the sharing of stories, songs, and friendships will begin at 10:00 am and end at midnight. Food and beverages will be served throughout the day. To honor this day, all tribes are welcome to come and share their songs and dances as the surrounding communities and UW campuses come together to commemorate a 45+ year dream to build an intellectual and cultural space that recognizes Native cultures and histories that pays respect to Coast Salish architectural traditions.

  • Thursday, March 12, from 2:30 to 4:00pm there will be an Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
  • Friday, March 13th, 10:00am-Midnight is a full day of celebrations

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What can ordinary people do to change a world full of violence and hate? Is nonviolent revolution possible? “Love and Solidarity” addresses these questions through the life and thought of Rev. James Lawson, an African American Methodist minister who worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., to initiate civil rights struggles in the South in the 1960s and in recent years taught nonviolence organizing to poor Black and Latino workers in coalitions that have remade the labor movement in Los Angeles. Through interviews with Rev. Lawson and historic photos and film footage, acclaimed labor and civil rights historian Michael Honey and award-winning film maker Errol Webber place a needed discourse on nonviolent social change at the forefront of today’s struggles against violence and for human rights, peace, and economic justice. 

Love & Solidarity will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 11th at 12:30pm in W. Philip Hall on the UW Tacoma campus.