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Dr. Holly Karibo, assistant professor, received the 2016 Michigan State History Award for University PressBooks, for her first book, Sin City North: Sex, Drugs and Citizenship in the Detroit-Windsor Borderland. For more information, see Brian Perrota's interview with Dr. Karibo on the College of Arts & Sciences website.
This fall, History Club has an exciting line-up of events! We launched the semester with a campus-wide historical scavenger hunt that featured places and monuments across campus. The winning team won a $75 Amazon gift card. We’ll be featuring two “History of the Present” lectures that look at some contemporary issue through a historical lens—Dr. Holly Karibo on the long War on Drugs (September 6) and Dr. Laura Belmonte on the election season (November 1). History Club will also be taking a field trip (September 10) to the Crystal Bridges Museum and Frank Lloyd Wright House in Bentonville, AR; having a book sale on September 22 (great books across all genres for $1 or less!); learning about how to apply to graduate school (October 5); throwing a historical dress-up party for Halloween (October 21); hosting movie nights; and sharing lunch socials! See our calendar for full details, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list for announcements.
|Students participating in the History Club Scavenger Hunt||Dr. Belmonte, Department Head, at the Scavenger Hunt|
Dr. Bob Blackburn (M.A. History ’76, Ph.D. History ’79) was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame at a private banquet on Friday, September 9, 2016. Dr. Blackburn has served as the executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society since 1999. He has written or co-authored 18 books and numerous articles, journal entries, and screenplays. He is a steady source of historical information to the media and has appeared numerous times on the History Channel. Dr. Blackburn was also instrumental in planning and building the Oklahoma History Center, a 215,000-square foot museum and research center open to the public.
|Dr. Blackburn (center, in the orange tie), was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame on Friday, September 9th. Dr. Blackburn is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. History faculty Dr. Bill Bryans (far left), Dr. Jim Huston (next to Dr. Bryans), and Dr. Richard Rohrs (far right) were also in attendance.|
With the launch of a new History practicum course, undergraduate history majors now have the opportunity to develop hands-on internship-like experience at a range of institutions. This semester, 6 students are learning and working at the OSU Museum of Art, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, and the Special Collections and University Archives. They are also learning about how to identify career paths, build connections with a wider network, and developing a portfolio of material to showcase their knowledge as they enter the job market in years to come.