STUDENT SUCCESS

 

Six Phi Alpha Theta (History honor society) students presented at the March 31, 2012 Utah Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Westminster College:

 

Eladio Bobadilla,“Radical Patriots: Zinn, Chomsky, Heller and Their Ideology of Dissent.”

 

Ryan Evans, “Why the South Lost the Battle of Gettysburg.”


Rick Kelson, “Barnes Bank: A Case Study in the History of Utah Banking.”

 

Jonathan M. Poll, “Scratching Out History: Paiute Indians and the Mountain Meadows Massacre.”

 

Penny J. Steed, “Union Women in the Confederacy.”

 

Jason Strong, “Where are the Weapons? An Analysis of the Pretext behind Operation Iraqi Freedom.”


 Weber State University hosted the National Conference of Undergraduate Research, March 29-31, 2012 with much participation by students and faculty of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

 Eladio Bobadilla, “Zinn, Chomsky, and Heller: Voices of 20th Century Dissent.”

Alexandria Waltz "The Youth Rock and Roll Club Culture of 1970s and 1980s Los Angeles." 

Kelsey Lindquist, “The History of the Western Saddle's Evolution into a Symbolic Art Object.”



UNDERGRAD RESEARCH AWARDS

2012-2013

Ian Crookston

Paul Greenhalgh

Benjamin Childs

James Loken

Kyle Hunter

GRADUATES SUCCESS

Benjamin Wheeler

History Teaching BS, '11

Teaching Social Sciences Junior High level in Kaysville, Utah

 

Heidi Orchard

History BS, Public History minor, '07

I studied history at Weber State, taking advantage of the wide range of subjects offered by the professors. During my last two year (2005-2007) I worked on my public history emphasis with Dr. Kathryn MacKay. I enjoyed the Public History and Historic Preservation courses and the emphasis placed on real world application. I also found a focus to my degree and took classes on the American West, discovering the identity unique to the west and to us westerners.

 For the past three years I have been working at the Utah Division of State History (aka Utah Historical Society). I started out as a reference page and am now the digitization lead for Research and Collections within the Division. I work with all our collections we are digitizing either for preservation or access needs. I prepare the metadata record for each image then maintain the metadata for the 50,000 images we currently have online. I also work in the Research Center library and assist patrons in their Utah history research needs. I love my job and am so thankful for my education at Weber State and the way it helped me to get where I am.

Brandon Morgan 

History BA, '05

 Upon completion of the BA in History at Weber in 2005, I enrolled in the MA program in Latin American and American Western History at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I completed my Masters degree in 2007 and then moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where I got my first job as an adjunct history instructor at Western Iowa Tech Community College (WIT). . . .  In January 2008 I returned to Albuquerque to pursue a PhD in history. As a graduate student, I was able to work as a teaching assistant and as a copy editor at the New Mexico

Historical Review. I have also published articles in the Journal of Mormon History and the New Mexico Historical

Review. Currently, I am ABD, working on a dissertation that focuses on the history of the New Mexico-Chihuahua

border region. I will complete my degree in the summer of 2012. Additionally, this fall I will begin a full-time,

tenure track position as a history instructor at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque. I will teach New Mexico History, Latin American History, U.S. History, and an occasional Western Civilization course. I have been teaching at CNM as an adjunct instructor since 2009, so I am excited to join the ranks of the full timers.

 

Eric Stene

History BS, mid 90s

Austin TX, CitySourceToday, People in the News published April 13, 2011

"The Office of the City Clerk is proud to announce that Eric Stene has achieved the designation of Certified Records Manager by the Institute of Certified Records Managers.  The ICRM is an international certifying organization of and for professional records and information managers.  Stene joins an elite group of 1,000 Certified Records Managers throughout the world."

Erika Sisneros-Wood

History BS, 2009

WSU Library

Jamie Call

Social Science Composite History Teaching BS, 2011

WSU Financial Aid



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