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Department Celebrates End of Fall Semester at Phi Alpha Theta Christmas Dinner

Dec 12, 2008 - The history department and the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society celebrated the end of the fall semester with their fifth annual French Christmas dinner on December 12, 2008, at the home of Dr. Stephen Carls. Thirty-two people - faculty, students, and special guests - participated in the event, which included a program of Christmas and classical music that Delta-Psi Chapter President Joshua Abbotoy performed on the harp. Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls prepared a five-course French meal that featured pork tenderloin and four homemade desserts – crême brulée, raspberry charlotte, a lemon Yule-log cake, and chocolate mousse.

During a brief dinner program, the department recognized three graduating students, who were guests of honor: Nick Brown and Catherine Evans, both history majors, and Alicia Stitch, a history minor and member of Phi Alpha Theta. The three students will participate in Union’s graduation exercises on December 19.

Attendees at the Fifth Annual Phi Alpha Theta/History Department French Christmas Dinner join together for a group photo early in the evening.

Dr. David Thomas (left to right), Noah Arnold, Amy Brown, and Hannah Holliday enjoy light conversation prior to the Christmas dinner.

Graduating senior Nick Brown talks with Sarah Conway before sitting down for the five-course French dinner on December 12

Trista Rowland (left, dressed in purple) engages in conversation while Charlie Havner prepares to pour water for Dr. Terry Lindley at the Phi Alpha Theta/History Department dinner.

Delta-Psi Chapter President Joshua Abbotoy plays a Christmas song on the harp, while Ben Duffey (far right) listens with great interest.