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Phi Alpha Theta: What to do with your $45

PAT symbolForty-five dollars these days can barely buy two movie tickets and a few snacks at the concession stand, and even then the movie might not be to your liking and the popcorn too salty. Instead, imagine spending a one-time forty-five dollars on a lifetime membership to a national historic society that offers scholarship and networking opportunities with historians and professors at universities all over the country.  Members of Phi Alpha Theta have those wonderful opportunities with their forty-five dollars.

Phi Alpha Theta is a historical national honors society. The qualifications for membership are obtaining a 3.1 GPA in History and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in addition to the forty-five dollar membership fee.  “We have a lot of History undergraduates who are earning high enough GPAs to be involved but I don’t think there is enough advertising for the society,” explains Jordan Woolston, Interim President of Phi Alpha Theta at UW Tacoma. She adds, “If you are into history and research, Phi Alpha Theta is a really beneficial organization to be a part of.” Continue reading

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”