Student News

OSU History Graduate Students Win Big at Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

OSU Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta undergraduate and graduate students traveled to Weatherford, Oklahoma for the annual Phi Alpha Theta conference on February 25, 2017. OSU Nu Chapter graduate students swept the Graduate American category and took first place in Graduate Non-American. Congratulations to all that attended, presented, and placed.

Emma Fritz- 3rd in Graduate American 
"Memory and Adaption: The Cherokee Use of Recollection in the Post-Civil War Era"

David Justice- 2nd in Graduate American 
"'Generalissimo Francisco Franco is Still Dead': The Transition of U.S.- Spain Relations in the mid-1970s"

Sarah Barton- 1st in Graduate American 
"The Cost of Doing Business: The Clinton Administration and Discrepancies in Federal Cocaine Sentencing"

Cara Menasco- 1st in Graduate Non-American
"Religious Women? Old Babylonian Cloisters and Naditus"

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 David Justice, Sarah Barton, Emma Fritz, and Cara Menasco 

Call for Applications: Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, Deadline: Feb. 1st, 2017

The Spring 2017 competition for history undegraduate and graduate student scholarships, fellowships and awards is now open. Deadline for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017. For details about these scholarships,fellowships, and awards, click here (undergraduate) or here (graduate). Download application form here

 

Join the Undergraduate History Club for an Exciting Semester of Activities!

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 zeide@okstate.edu to get on the mailing list for announcements.

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 Students participating in the History Club Scavenger Hunt    Dr. Belmonte, Department Head, at the Scavenger Hunt 

        

History Club Historical Costume Party

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The OSU History Club had a great time dressing up as various historical characters on Friday, October 21st. If you are interested in being a part of the History Club, visit their Facebook page for more information! 

New History Practicum Course Offers Amazing Hands-On Experience for Undergraduate Students!

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.