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Students Present Papers at Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention in New Orleans

Feb 1, 2004
Ian Crawford and Mariann Martin, both history majors and members of the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, presented papers at the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention in New Orleans in January, 2004. They were part of a student panel that focused on "The American South." Crawford's paper was entitled "New South Intellectuals: Toward a Clearer Historiographical Vision," while Martin's presentation dealt with "The Greco-Roman Heritage: A Defense of the Southern Life." Both received very positive feedback for their efforts at the end of their session.

They, along with Dr. Stephen Carls and Union student Andy Kelly, left for New Orleans on January 15. All four attended convention banquets, panel presentations, and other Phi Alpha Theta events. Dr. Carls also served as the chair and commentator for a panel entitled "The Holocaust and Nazi Germany."

After the convention ended, the four Unionites received a tour of the St. Louis Cathedral, took a ride on the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar Line, visited the National D-Day Museum, ate dinner at Olivier's, and had breakfast at Le Café du Monde. The group returned to Jackson on January 18.


Mariann Martin presents her paper at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference; Ian Crawford is on the right.
Dr. Stephen Carls, Mariann Martin, Andy Kelly, and Ian Crawford pose for the camera at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference in New Orleans.