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Graduate Awards Presented at “Excellence in History”

The Graduate Awards were presented by graduate coordinator Dr. Michael Brooks on Friday, April 24 at the “Excellence in History” celebration. The following were recognized:

Outstanding Teaching Assistant: Michael Ginnetti, for his work in Dr. Benjamin Greene and Dr. Rebecca Mancuso’s courses.

Outstanding Seminar Paper: Joe Lueck, for his paper “‘Gun Battle on Prospect’: Competing Visions of Heroism in Dirty Thirties Bowling Green,” written for Dr. Rebecca Mancuso’s local history seminar.

Outstanding Departmental Citizen: Michael Ginnetti.

Outstanding Dissertation: Jay Perry, for his work, titled “The Chinese Question: California, British Columbia, and the Making of Transnational Immigration, 1847-1885.” Dr. Jay Perry was advised by Dr. Rebecca Mancuso (dissertation advisor), Dr. Scott Martin, Dr. Vibha Bhalla, and Dr. Eber Dena.

Joe Lueck receiving the Seminar Paper award

Joe Lueck receiving the Seminar Paper award

Michael Ginnetti receiving the Departmental Citizen and Teaching Assistant Awards

Michael Ginnetti receiving the Departmental Citizen and Teaching Assistant Awards

 

Phi Alpha Theta Inducts New Members at “Excellence in History”

Phi Alpha Theta inducted its newest members into the history honorary at the Department of History’s “Excellence in History” celebration on Friday, April 24 in the Student Union.

Current president Joe Faykosh provided some information on the organization and its activities from the present year, while recognizing current officers and the incoming president, Joe Lueck.

New members were: Liz Adamo, William Bosch, Kaysie Harrington, Rebecca Larntz, Aaron Lewis, Nanosh Lucas, Nichole McCrory, Anna Ocreto, Tanya Schardt, and Alexandra Schmidt.

Current officers were: President Joe Faykosh, Vice President Rachel Pawlowicz, Secretary Joan Eardly, Treasurer Alex Sycher, Historian Michael Ginnetti, and Archivist Travis Snyder. The group is advised by Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle.

President Joe Faykosh presents the Phi Alpha Theta cake with new member Ally Schmidt and Lanna Demers

President Joe Faykosh presents the Phi Alpha Theta cake with new member Ally Schmidt and Lanna Demers

Undergraduate Research Forum and Awards Presented at “Excellence in History”

The Department of History held its annual “Excellence in History” celebration on Friday, April 24 in Bowen-Thompson 207. Lindsey Bauman presented “Irish Women in America: An Exploration of Independence Supplemented by Poetry,” written for Dr. Rebecca Mancuso’s research seminar. Kasie Durkit presented “First Ladies Who Don’t Play by the Rules: Feminism in the East Wing,” written for Dr. Nicole Jackson’s seminar “The US Since 1945.”

The following undergraduates prepared research posters for the banquet: Briana Grooms on “Margaret Sanger”; Nichole McCrory on “Hitler’s Youth”; Daniel Rossignol on “President Truman’s Firing of General MacArthur”;  Tanya Schardt on “Col Patrick Guiney and 1SG Michael MacNamara: Two social classes, one need to tell of their exploits with the ‘Fighting Ninth’”; and Chad Warner on “Bowling Green State University: Affirmative Action, 1965-1979.”

The following awards were presented to undergraduates:

Gwyndolyn Pym Lougheed Canadian Studies Scholarship: Sara Strauss

Undergraduate Research Excellence in History: Lindsey Bauman

Stuart R. & Florence P. Givens Senior History Scholarship: Jarod Rose

John Schwarz Essay Award: Daniel Rossignol

Grover and Virginia Platt Memorial Scholarship: Nichole McCrory

Jo Enger Arthur Scholarship for Study Abroad: Alexis Rose Czajka and Sara Mayhew

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship: Elizabeth Hile and Jarod Rose

Outstanding Senior Award: Kasie Durkit

Daniel Rossignol Receiving the John Schwarz Essay Award

Daniel Rossignol Receiving the John Schwarz Essay Award

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Kasie Durkit receiving the Outstanding Senior Award

Phi Alpha Theta Graduate Research Forum on Friday, May 1 at 1 pm!

Phi Alpha Theta will host a Graduate Research Forum on Friday, May 1 from 1-2 pm in the Conference Room (Williams 141), highlighting the research process of three of our graduating Masters students: Rachel Pawlowicz, Alex Sycher, and Liz Adamo. All are invited to attend this forum as we discuss their process of identifying a topic, researching, and writing a thesis!

“Excellence in History” Presentations and Awards scheduled for Friday, April 24

The BGSU Department of History and the BGSU Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta will host the “Excellence in History” event Friday, April 24 at 1 pm in Bowen-Thompson Student Union Room 207. Among the events featured are the presentation of awards and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, initiation and recognition for Phi Alpha Theta, and the presentation of Research Posters. All are invited to attend; there will be a light luncheon afterwards in the History Department Conference Room, Williams 141. If interested in attending, please RSVP to Tina Thomas at tamos@bgsu.edu by Monday, April 20.

Phi Alpha Theta Officers after the Rose Ceremony

Phi Alpha Theta Officers after the Rose Ceremony

Masters Students at the Queen City Colloquium

Three Masters students in the Graduate Program in Policy History presented at the Queen City Colloquium on April 10th, hosted by the University of Cincinnati. Joan Eardly presented “Rules, Roles, and Resistance: Female Students at Bowling Green State University, 1940-1959,” as part of a panel titled ”Education.”  Mike Ginnetti presented “Leaning Forward All the Way: Bowling Green, Ohio During the Economic Downturn of 1975,” on a panel titled “Ohio and Kentucky in During the 1970s.” Joe Lueck presented “‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd’s Bowling Green Shootout” on a panel titled “Uncovering Injustice and Crime.

Joe Lueck, Joan Eardly, and Michael Ginnetti presenting at the Queen City Colloquium at the University of Cincinnati

Joe Lueck, Joan Eardly, and Michael Ginnetti presenting at the Queen City Colloquium at the University of Cincinnati

Dr. Peter Hahn Presents the Gary Hess Lecture in Policy History

Dr. Peter Hahn, professor and chair of the History Department at The Ohio State University, presented the 4th annual Gary Hess Lecture on Tuesday, April 7th.

Dr. Hahn’s lecture was titled “Mission Accomplished or Mission Failure? The United States and Iraq since 1990,” presenting the history of our relations with Iraq from the invasion of Kuwait to the present-day tensions with ISIL.

Dr. Peter Hahn, delivering the Gary Hess lecture on US-Iraqi relations since 1990

Dr. Peter Hahn, delivering the Gary Hess lecture on US-Iraqi relations since 1990

Dr. Gary Hess, Dr. Peter Hahn, and Dr. Benjamin Greene, who organized the event and introduced Dr. Hahn

Dr. Gary Hess, Dr. Peter Hahn, and Dr. Benjamin Greene, who organized the event and introduced Dr. Hahn

Dr. Peter Hahn, Dr. Gary Hess, Dr. Dwayne Beggs, and Dr. Benjamin Greene

Dr. Peter Hahn, Dr. Gary Hess, Dr. Dwayne Beggs, and Dr. Benjamin Greene

Graduate Students Deliver Panel at Ohio Academy of History

Liz Adamo, Alex Sycher, and Joe Faykosh presented a panel at the Ohio Academy of History Annual Meeting at Ohio Northern University on Friday, March 27th. One of the few graduate panels accepted, they titled their panel “The Power (and Art) of Persuasion in the Early Twentieth Century,” and focused on personal motivations behind public pronouncements.

Liz Adamo presented “Complicity and Resistance in French Women’s Colonial Nonfiction.” Alex Sycher presented “War as Cinema: The German Soldier in Nazi-Era Film.” Joe Faykosh presented “The Turning Point: The Democratic Party and FDR’s Circular Letter of 1924.” Adamo and Sycher are both completing their Masters degrees, while Faykosh is writing his doctoral dissertation. The panel was chaired by Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle.

Sycher, Adamo, and Faykosh at the Ohio Academy of History

 

 

BGSU Faculty Represented at Ohio Academy of History Annual Meeting

The faculty in the History Department at Bowling Green State University were well represented at the Ohio Academy of History’s Annual Meeting, representing the top scholars from around the state. This year’s meeting was held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, on March 27-28th.

Dr. Larry Nelson presented “Green Clay’s Reinforcement at Fort Meigs, May 5th, 1813″ on the panel “Fort Meigs and the War of 1812,” and Dr. Donald Eberle presented “‘Lift the Floodgates and Unloosen the Civic Spirit’: Public Health in Ohio During World War I” on a panel titled “Historical Perspectives on Health Care.”

Dr. Andrew Schocket served as commentator for a panel titled “Constructing Digital Humanities: (Mis)Representations of the Past in Video Games.” Dr. Beth Griech-Polelle served as chair of a panel titled “The Art and Power of Persuasion in Early Twentieth Century.” Dr. Benjamin Greene served as moderator for the Book Prize Roundtable on Daniel Rivers’ Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children Since World War II. Dr. Walt Grunden served as moderator for the session on “Teaching World History.”

For more on our faculty, their teaching, and their research interests, please peruse the faculty page!

Masters Students Presenting at UNC-Charlotte Graduate History Forum

Six Masters students from the Graduate Program in Policy History at BGSU presented at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Graduate History Forum on March 28. Travis Snyder presented his paper, “Psychological Toll (Coping with PTSD after the Civil War),” on a panel titled “Physical and Psychological Scars of War.” Aaron Lewis presented his paper, “Boston Red Sox Championship Representation in the Media,” and Lanna Demers presented “Published Public Opinion and the London Work Horse (Changes in the Victorian Era),” on a panel titled “Media and Culture.” Victoria Harwood presented “The Puritan’s Problem: Genocidal Tactics in King Philip’s War” and Ashley Stevens presented “Political Genocide and North Korea’s Gulags” on a panel titled “Genocide and Politics.” Joe Lueck presented “‘Paying the Penalty for Lawlessness’: Major Stephen Cabot’s Account of the Boston Draft Riot” on a panel titled “Politicizing of Materials and Bias in Historiography.”

All six students are first-year Masters students in the History program.

Ashley Stevens, Aaron Lewis, Travis Snyder, Joe Lueck, Victoria Harwood, Lanna Demers, and Alexandra Schmidt at UNC-Charlotte

Ashley Stevens, Aaron Lewis, Travis Snyder, Joe Lueck, Victoria Harwood, Lanna Demers, and Alexandra Schmidt at UNC-Charlotte