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Phi Alpha Theta Students Present Papers
At Tennessee Regional Conference

Delta-Psi Chapter members Rachel Campbell, John Crawford, and Jared Myracle presented papers at the Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference at Tennessee State University in Nashville on March 24, 2007. Chapter member Douglas Martin also submitted a paper, but since he was unable to attend, Dr. Judy LeForge presented it for him. History faculty members Dr. LeForge, Dr. Stephen Carls, and Dr. Terry Lindley served as panel moderators/commentators. Rachel’s paper was about “The Seussian Influence on World War II,” John’s concerned “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: How Theodore Roosevelt Changed American Foreign Policy,” and Jared’s focused on “Defining a National Identity: Race and Democracy in the Kennedy Years.” Douglas’ paper submission was entitled “Welcome Home to War: African American Veterans in the Post-World War II South.”

Dr. Jack Tunstall, the Executive Director of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society, spoke at the conference which had more than 100 attendees, and Dr. Jean H. Baker, the Bennett-Harwood Professor of History at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, delivered the keynote address on “Writing Lives: Biography as History.”

Among those from Union who attended the Tennessee Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference in Nashville on March 24 are (left to right): Dr. Stephen Carls, Brody Ferrell, Rachel Campbell, Jared Myracle, John Crawford, Kelly Crawford, and Dr. Judy LeForge.

Rachel Campbell presents her paper on Dr. Seuss’ artwork during World War II as part of a panel entitled “Millions Served Daily: Popular Culture as History.”

Enjoying box lunches at the Phi Alpha Theta conference are (front row, left to right): Dr. Terry Lindley, John Crawford, Kelly Crawford, and Jared Myracle. Seated immediately behind John is Dr. Jack Tunstall, Executive Director of Phi Alpha Theta.

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