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Harvard History Professor to Speak at Union
Professor Charles S. Maier, the Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History at Harvard University, will speak in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel of Union University at 7:15 pm on October 21 as the 2003 Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecturer. His talk is entitled "An American Empire? Imperial Histories and Their Lessons." The lecture will be open to the public without charge. Dr. Maier will also present an afternoon lecture (12:15 pm) in a classroom setting on "What is a World History a History of? Defining Global History Today."  MORE

History Honor Society Wins Best Chapter Award

Union's Chapter (Delta-Psi) of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society, has won the 2003 Phi Alpha Theta Best Chapter Award for its division.  The award is the culmination of a busy year for the chapter, which is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in 2003.  In his letter of congratulation, Dr. Jack Tunstall, the national organization's executive director, wrote that "all your chapter's members deserve praise for winning this truly prestigious award."  Along with a Best Chapter Award certificate, Union's history honor society will receive $250 from the national organization for the purchase of books for Union's library.

Among its 2002-2003 activities, the Delta-Psi Chapter on February 22 hosted the Mid-South Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, where approximately 125 people were in attendance.

Phi Alpha Theta Mid-South Regional Conference Held at Union University
Union’s Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (national history honor society) hosted the Mid-South Regional History Conference on February 22, 2003. Approximately 125 people attended at least one session of the conference, and participants were from 11 different colleges and universities in West and Middle Tennessee and western Kentucky . Joseph Webster of Union won the second place award for best undergraduate papers with “Cartoons Go to War: The Use of Animated Cartoons as Propaganda During World War II.” Union’s Joshua Moore won third place with his paper on “The Armenian Genocide and the Failure to Achieve Retributive Justice.”  MORE

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