History majors spend their senior year writing a major paper based on their extensive research in primary sources.
Many history students have presented their papers at Westminster's Undergraduate Research Fair, and several Westminster students have won prizes at the Utah regional Phi Alpha Theta conference.
"Moving West: A Collective Biography of Feminine Experiences, 1850-1899" by Helen Grisley; Susan Cottler, Faculty Sponsor
The Phi-Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) hosted a highly successful Utah Regional Conference in April 2007, drawing papers from five Utah institutions, and a visit from national president Dr. Thomas Alexander. Dr. Susan Cottler was our featured speaker at lunch and she offered a rousing tribute to the late great "Wicked" Wilson Pickett. Our chapter officers Amy Yag, Sherrie Bakelar, and Psarah Johnson did an outstanding job planning and carrying out the conference, with help from other PAT members, notably Joshua Jentzsch and Travis Estes.
Special congratulations go to Adam Wilkins, who won Best Undergraduate Paper (the top undergrad. prize!) for his “Within Our Midst: Subversive Art in America,” part of the thesis he's completing for History 490.
Check out Westminster's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta newest feature: the History Blog
Check out this video feature about student Marian Fackrell's award-winning research on the Kennedy family. The title of her paper: "Loathing, Vanity, Nostalgia, and America's Royal Family: The Public's Love/Hate Relationship with the Kennedys."