The History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, Western Oregon University

Alpha Iota Xi Chapter

Current Chapter President: Andrew Dobrowolski

Current Chapter Vice President: Hudson Kennedy

Current Advisors: John L. Rector and Elizabeth M. Swedo

Contact Email: phialphatheta@wou.edu

Phi Alpha Theta meets every Monday at 10:00am in HSS 230

Western Oregon University’s History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, was founded in 2001 by twenty-five students and faculty. Since then the chapter has annually initiated students who show academic excellence and distinction in history. The initiation ceremony reviews the stages of history and encourages students to have a life-long dedication to the society’s goals.

Chapter members have been frequent participants in the Phi Alpha Theta Pacific Northwest Regional Conference. At these meetings, students present research papers to a public consisting of Northwest faculty and students. Faculty members critique the papers while students offer commentary or ask questions. In the case of Western’s participants, this conference helps students prepare for graduate work in history, education, and library science.

Papers presented by Phi Alpha Theta students at regional conferences are available online through Hamersly Library Digital Commons:  digitalcommons.wou.edu/pat/

 

Qualifications for Membership

 

Undergraduates:

* Do NOT have to be a History Major or Minor

* 18 Credits of History (any level)

* 3.1 or better GPA in History

* 3.0 or better Overall GPA

Graduates:

* 18 Credits toward Master’s Degree

* GPA 3.5 or better

* 30% completion of Master’s Program

Download Application Here

What If I Don’t Qualify for Membership?

Phi Alpha Theta is an inclusive group. Students who don’t qualify for official membership are welcome to attend and are warmly invited to participate in PAT events and activities.

 

Links

Facebook:  https://www. facebook.com/PhiAlphaThetaWOU/

Phi Alpha Theta Website:  http://phialphatheta. org

 

2019 Northwest regional conference:

Idaho State University, April 12-13, 2019

2018 Northwest Regional COnference:

Gonzaga University, Spokane Washington

  • Hudson Kennedy, “A Necessary Evil: Prostitution in Medieval French Society.”
  • Gabriel Yanez “Anime and Nobunaga”

2017 Northwest Regional Conference:

Eastern Washington University, Spokane Washington

  • Katilyn Kirkman, “Homosexuality in the Military”
  • Spencer Welter, “Progressive Era Environments”
  • James Masnov, “Columbia Vanishing: Disappearance of the American Republic and the Emergence of the Modern State”

2016 Northwest Regional COnference:

Western Washington University, Bellingham Washington

  • Keegan LeBleu, “Chemawa: Assimilation in Oregon and its Stripping of Native Identity”
  • Isaac Keister, “Influence of German Populations in Argentina”
  • James Masnov, “American Eugenics Trinity”
  • Brian Reese, “The English Danes: The Scandinavian Influence in England and the Danelaw”

To see photos from this presentation and other past events click here.

 

Contact

Division of Social Sciences 

503-838-8288 | or e-mail: ryalss@wou.edu Location: HSS 231