Katherine Pierpont '13, showing off the award she won for her conference paper.
Students presenting at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference demonstrate their camaraderie and sense of humor.
Student conference presenters enjoying the day and proud of each other.
Andrea Kuhn '14 and Julia Glauberman '14 proud of their conference awards.
At the Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies 2018.
Our students routinely present their independent research at regional conference–and not infrequently win competitive awards for their work. Here are Chloe Sheraden '19, Garrett Bullock '20, and Liz Iobst '19.
At our annual Phi Alpha Theta inductions and awards ceremony. L to R, Garrett Bullock ’20, Dr. Mellis, Sarah Johns ’21, and Caroline Bormann ’21.
Every spring, Ursinus College celebrates the achievements of its faculty and students together. It's a great opportunity for a photo.
Celebrating the end of a successful conference with a group selfie.
Shelby Bryant '18 speaks about her experiences in the competitive Digital Spark Program, offered through the U-Imagine Center.
M. Larese (’18) and Dr. Throop at Phi Beta Kappa inductions.
Phi Alpha Theta Inductions 2018. Our majors definitely have a good sense of humor.
Students in #BearsMakeHistory celebrating successful completion of their public history projects at the celebratory campus launch.
History majors celebrating at commencement--and just look at all the honor cords!
Dr. Onaci and Meg Koeller ’19 enjoying the celebration at the annual Phi Alpha Theta dinner.
Ella McGill ’17, Jon Kishpaugh ’17, Liam Griffin ’18, and Dr. Onaci at the 2017 Phi Alpha Theta Conference.
Austin Kurey ’17 and Ella McGill ’17 at their induction into Phi Beta Kappa.
Whether by joining an honor society, publishing in an undergraduate journal, partnering with local organizations, or presenting at a conference, History students demonstrate their talents (and build their resumés).
Each year History students attend and present at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference; frequently their work earns conference awards. Faculty encourage students to attend and present at other annual conferences as well, including the Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, the Student Research Conference of the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Studies Consortium, and the Greater Philadelphia Undergraduate Conference in Asian Studies.
When students produce exceptional works of scholarship, faculty actively encourage them to boost their resumés by pursuing publication in an undergraduate journal. Opportunities for publication are highly competitive, but History students have been published in recent years.
Phi Alpha Theta is a nationwide history honor society with over 900 chapters and 350,000 members. Each spring the UC History faculty nominate a select group of exceptional history majors in their third or fourth year of study for membership in the Ursinus Alpha Gamma Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. A new set of student officers are elected by the UC chapter annually, and graduating Phi Alpha Theta members are eligible for departmental graduation awards.
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society, and Ursinus is proud to host the Tau Chapter of Pennsylvania. Every year the History department nominates students for membership and some of the History faculty are themselves members.