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Phi Alpha Theta Inducts Three New Members at Fall Plenary Meeting

Sep 19, 2011

The Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society inducted 3 new members into the society at the chapter’s fall plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. The students initiated were Will Miller, Kaleb Noblett, and Lowell Van Ness. Vice President Savannah German conducted the initiation ceremony and President Caitlin Roach handed out the membership certificates.

During the chapter’s business meeting, President Caitlin highlighted several upcoming events involving the society. She indicated that the chapter would have a Best Chapter Award pizza party at Dr. Carls’s home on October 7. When announcing that the Carls-Schwerdfeger History Lecture would take place on October 11, she secured 5 student volunteers to serve as ushers at the event. For the chapter’s community service day project on November 1, Caitlin revealed that the society would be going to the Bemis Museum/Theater to carry out several tasks. Attendance at a Kirkin’ of the Tartans service at a Jackson church on November 6 was next on her announcements list. She then gave an enthusiastic endorsement to the chapter-sponsored French Christmas dinner planned for December 2 at Dr. Carls’s home. Finally, President Caitlin discussed the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention in Orlando on January 3-8, and encouraged members to consider presenting a paper there. She let attendees know that the deadline for making a deposit for the convention to Dr. Carls was September 26.

In other business, President Caitlin suggested that attendees check out the national Phi Alpha Theta website at www.phialphatheta.org as well as Delta-Psi’s website at www.uu.edu/dept/history/pat/. She also thanked Dr. Keith Bates for serving as a chapter co-advisor last spring while Dr. Carls was on a research leave. In the meantime, Dr. Carls gave out Phi Alpha Theta rollerball pens to all members who had not yet received one. The meeting ended with refreshments and informal conversation.


Attendees at the Delta-Psi Chapter plenary meeting on September 19, 2011, join together for a group photo. They are: (front row, seated on the floor, left to right) Patricia Dawson, Hannah Marsh, Rebekah Anderson, and Mary Ellen Poe; (second row, seated on furniture, left to right) Dr. Stephen Carls, Joel Wellum, Caitlin Roach, Savannah German, and Dr. Judy LeForge; (standing, left to right) Dr. Henry Allen, Wil Sloan, Will Miller, Samuel Wiggin, Kaleb Noblett, Jeffrey Lewoczko, and Dr. Keith Bates. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Delta-Psi Chapter President Caitlin Roach uses the chapter's gavel to bring the Phi Alpha Theta fall plenary meeting to order on September 19, 2011. Others in the photo are: (left to right) Dr. Judy LeForge, Will Miller, and Savannah German. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Delta-Psi Chapter Vice President Savannah German leads the induction of Will Miller (center) and Lowell Van Ness into Phi Alpha Theta on September 19, 2011. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Delta-Psi Chapter President Caitlin Roach congratulates Will Miller on becoming a member of Phi Alpha Theta at the society's fall plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. Lowell Van Ness, also initiated at the meeting, observes. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Delta-Psi Chapter President Caitlin Roach hands Lowell Van Ness his certificate of membership following the induction ceremony at the Phi Alpha Theta plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Will Miller (left) and Kaleb Noblett proudly show off their membership certificates at the Phi Alpha Theta fall initiation/plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


President Caitlin Roach (standing) conducts the business meeting of the Delta-Psi Chapter on September 19, 2011.


Dr. Stephen Carls observes Hannah Marsh's notes as she takes minutes as acting secretary at the Phi Alpha Theta plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Dr. Judy LeForge (left) and Delta-Psi Chapter Vice President Savannah German enjoy a light moment at the Phi Alpha Theta fall initiation/plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Phi Alpha Theta members watch the induction ceremony at the Phi Alpha Theta plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. They are (left to right) Patricia Dawson, Mary Ellen Poe, and Rebekah Anderson. Photo by Ebbie Davis.


Phi Alpha Theta members enjoy refreshments and conversation together following the Delta-Psi Chapter's fall plenary meeting on September 19, 2011. They are (starting on the left, going clockwise) Patricia Dawson, Caitlin Roach, Rebekah Anderson, Dr. Keith Bates, Jeffrey Lewoczko, and Dr. Henry Allen.


Will Miller (left) and Colton Gebben engage in informal conversation following the Delta-Psi Chapter's fall initiation/plenary meeting on September 19, 2011.