Skip to main content
Switch to text-only version
Get accessibility information and assistance


Western Oregon University

The department sidebar is not available at this time

 

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

Alpha Iota Xi Chapter

 

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.

 

Current Chapter President is Gregory Garcia

Current Advisor is John L. Rector, Chair of Social Science

 

On April 4-6, 2013 eight of our WOU history students presented papers at the Pacific Northwest Phi Alpha Theta Conference in Portland, Oregon.

The papers that they presented were the following:

 

Travis Cook, graduate, "Stalin Party of One?: A Look at Domestic Political Resistance to Stalin's Collectivization Policies"

 

Brittney Teal-Cribbs, undergraduate, "Edgar Wallace: Dealing with the German Past."

 

Sarah Murphy, undergraduate, "Drug Pushers & Disregarded Side Effects: Gilded Age Education & Childhood Reform"

 

Kati Greer, graduate, "'Don't Shop Where Yo Can't Work:' An Examination of the Employment Equality Activism of the Seattle Congress of Racial Equality"

 

Jennifer Ross, graduate, "Projections of Complicity: Narratives of Rape Survivors in Wartime Bosnia, 1992-1995"

 

Gregory Garcia, graduate, "The War That Wasn't!  The Tokyo War Plot of 1907"

 

Erin Deatherage, undergraduate, "Victimization of American Indians in the Civil War."

 

Zachary W. Jones, undergraduate, "Metropolitan Desires and the Election of 1912: An Examination of Coos Bay, Oregon During the Progressive Era"

 

 

 

Photos of Phi Alpha Theta Initiation 5/17/2012

 

2012 trip to Spokane, WA

 

 

 

Contact

University Computing Services 503-838-8154 | or e-mail: webmaster@wou.edu

MissionWestern Oregon University | 345 N. Monmouth Ave. | Monmouth OR 97361 | 503-838-8000(V/TTY) | Admissions 1-877-877-1593 | webmaster@wou.edu Text only
adjustment.wou.edu Remote IP: 54.234.141.47 ((none!))