Student News

Johnson Newberry Fellowship

Doctoral student Amanda Johnson received a Newberry Library of American Indian Studies Graduate Student Short-Term Fellowship! This is in support of her important dissertation project on Native American women activists in the context of the 1960s-70s Red Power Movement.

amanda johnson

Congratulations, Amanda!

Rogers Awarded at Conference

On April 6th, Janna "Jai" Rogers presented a paper titled "Decolonizing American Indian History" at the International Global Souths Interdisciplinary Conference. The conference was hosted at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She was one of two conference participants to win a Graduate Student Travel Award.

Jai Award

Congratulations, Jai!

Yeakley Awarded at the MVHC

Last weekend 10 graduate students attended and presented papers at the Missouri Valley History Conference in Omaha, NE. Sheldon Yeakley won the conference award for best graduate student paper for his presentation on Wyandot Indian removal from Ohio to Kansas during the nineteenth century. 

Sheldon Award

Congratulations Sheldon!


Phi Alpha Theta Conference

March 8th and 9th OSU graduate and undergraduate students participated at the Phi Alpha Theta state conference where they were able to present their research. OSU graduate students swept the graduate paper prizes for American History. Jordan Stine, Kaitlyn Weldon, and Emily Duncan won the top three honors. 

PAT Grad Students

History Major Iris Owens Awarded Fulbright to Teach English in Germany


OSU History major Iris Owens has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for Germany for the 2018-2019 academic year.  This prestigious program places recent American graduates in schools around the world to act as ambassadors for the United States, while improving foreign students’ English language abilities and teaching about American culture.

Owens, a graduate of Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will graduate from OSU in May 2018 with a Bachelors of Arts in History and German, and will leave for Germany in September. Throughout her time at OSU, she received invaluable guidance and support from the German and History departments.

“Teaching English in Germany has been a dream of mine since studying German in high school. I am absolutely thrilled to have received this award.   I cannot wait to get settled in at my school or schools in Germany and connect with my students.”

While at OSU, Owens also received the competitive Bailey Family Memorial Scholarship for a semester study abroad program in Graz, Austria and helped produce the first episodes of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program’s podcast, Amplified Oklahoma. Along with her graduation in May, she will also be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the country’s largest student exchange program, offering opportunities to students and young professionals for graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Funded by an annual congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the program was initiated by\ Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946 for the promotion of international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture and science.