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Nazareth Students Win Honors at Regional History Conference

  • Published: March 29, 2010

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Nazareth Students Win Honors at Regional History Conference

Nazareth College’s History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta,  proudly took home two Best of Conference Awards  at this year’s annual Phi Alpha Theta conference for the western New York State region.  It was held March 27 at Nazareth College, and six Nazareth students presented their papers.  Fifty-eight papers were presented in all by students from Alfred University, Ithaca College, SUNY-Fredonia, SUNY-Brockport, SUNY-Geneseo, Niagara University, Canisius College, Le Moyne College, and Nazareth.  The papers ranged from ancient European history to music and historiography.

Nazareth student presentations included Peggy DeLong’s Best of Conference paper titled An Evaluation of Perceived Success: Actions of the Roosevelt Administration in the European Jewish Refugee Crisis; Ryan Rall’s Best of Conference paper titled Cool Jay Chou: Chinese Pop Music as a Lens into Tensions Between Communism and Globalization; James Hallahan’s An American Holocaust?; Jake Kwiatowski’s Irish Anti-Protestantism and the Mexican American War; William VanDelinder’s One Hand Off, One Hand On: The Dutch Solution to Illicit Drugs; and Elizabeth Way’s Defying Social Standards: Women’s Roles in the Holocaust.

The Nazareth chapter is part of the national Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. Six professors from the Nazareth College history department also chaired sections of the conference including conference organizer Timothy Thibodeau, Isabel Cordova, Nevan Fisher, Timothy Kneeland, Thomas Lappas, Paul Morris, and Sharon Murphy.

Established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas, Phi Alpha Theta currently has 850 active chapters nationwide. It is one of the oldest department honor societies in the U.S. and continues to be one of the most prestigious.

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