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Phi Alpha Theta, History Department End Fall Semester With Formal French Christmas Dinner

Dec 8, 2007 - The Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society joined with the history department in sponsoring a formal French Christmas dinner on December 7, 2007, at the home of Dr. Stephen Carls. Twenty-six people attended the dinner, which included roast pork (rôti de porc provençal), seven cheeses, and four desserts. Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls prepared and served the meal according to French traditions. History major Joshua Abbotoy added a memorable touch to the evening by performing several Christmas carols and other musical pieces on his harp. The department gave special recognition to history major Christopher Turner, since he was scheduled to graduate with a B.A. from Union on December 14, 2007. The dinner was the last department-related extracurricular event of the fall semester.

Attendees at the formal French dinner join together for a group photo. They include: front row seated, left to right, Becky Lindley, Lisa Bates, Christopher Turner, and Dr. Stephen Carls; middle row standing, left to right, Wendy Davis, Dr. Terry Lindley, Hannah Holliday, Cameron Armstrong, Katie Beth Kelley, Joshua Abbotoy, Charlie Havner, Cassie Harris, Stephen Thomas, Trista Rowland, Racheal Pressnell, Mary Beth Johnson, David Kartzinel, Abby Carpenter, Nikki Henry, and Marielle Dirkx; back row standing, left to right, Nick Brown, Noah Arnold, Dr. Keith Bates, Jared Myracle, and Brendon Kuhlman.

Dr. Stephen Carls congratulates Christopher Turner on his successful completion of a B.A. with a history major at Union University during a brief program at the French Christmas dinner on December 7, 2007.

Joshua Abbotoy performs a Christmas carol on his harp during the history department’s French dinner on December 7, 2007.