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Department Celebrates End of Semester with Phi Alpha Theta Christmas Dinner

Dec 4, 2009
The history department celebrated the end of the fall semester with its Phi Alpha Theta-sponsored French Christmas dinner at the home of Dr. Stephen Carls on December 4, 2009. Nineteen people attended the annual event, which included an assortment of home-made foods, including cream of tomato soup, beef bourguignon, specially prepared potatoes, a lettuce salad, French bread, and five desserts. In addition, there was a cheese plate with six kinds of cheeses on it. Phi Alpha Theta member Micah Snow presented a special program of Christmas music on his electronic piano during the meal.

The department used the occasion to recognize history major Tim Call, who will graduate on December 12. Tim spent the fall semester doing his student teaching at Jackson’s North Side High School and at Brownsville Middle School. He plans a career teaching history at the middle or high school level.


Attendees at the Phi Alpha Theta French Christmas dinner include: (front row, left to right) Shelby Johnson, Mrs. Lisa Bates, and Dr. Stephen Carls; (standing, left to right) Travis Lutz, Joel Wellum, Noah Arnold, Dr. Terry Lindley, Mary Alisa Techentin, Tim Call, Dr. Keith Bates, Dr. David Thomas, Jared Myracle, Micah Snow, Cameron White, Mr. Ron LeForge, Dr. Judy LeForge, and Lauren Bogdan.


Tim Call, Mr. Ron LeForge, Dr. Judy LeForge, and Jared Myracle participate in a conversation prior to the evening dinner on December 4, 2009.


Dr. David Thomas serves water, while others attending the French dinner await the meal’s first course. They are (starting on the left and going clockwise) Dr. Keith Bates, Noah Arnold, Tim Call, Lauren Bogdan, Joel Wellum, Elaura Highfield, Dr. Terry Lindley, and Mrs. Lisa Bates.


Travis Lutz pours water into a glass, as others at his table prepare to have cream of tomato soup. They are (starting to the right of Travis and going clockwise) Jared Myracle, Mr. Ron LeForge, Dr. Judy LeForge, Micah Snow, and Cameron White.


Joel Wellum and Elaura Highfield smile between courses of food at the Phi Alpha Theta French Christmas dinner on December 4.


Noah Arnold (left to right), Tim Call, Lauren Bogdan, and Mary Alisa Techentin wait for the next course of food at the December 4 Christmas dinner at Dr. Carls’s home.


As a graduating history major, Tim Call receives a couple of history department gifts from Dr. Stephen Carls during a special ceremony at the Phi Alpha Theta Christmas dinner.


Micah Snow performs a special program of Christmas music on his electronic piano at the Phi Alpha Theta Christmas dinner on December 4.


Dr. Judy LeForge (left to right), Jared Myracle, Tim Call, and Travis Lutz stand in the dessert line, while Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls serves at the December 4 French Christmas dinner.