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  • Dr. Kenneth J. Heineman of Angelo State University’s history faculty has been elected to a three-year term on the Council of the Pennsylvania Historical Association (PHA).
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    Kenneth J. Heineman, professor of history, was elected to his first three-year term on the Council of the Pennsylvania Historical Association.  Founded in 1932, “The Pennsylvania Historical Association advocates and advances knowledge about the history and culture of Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region, because understanding how the past informs the present helps us shape a better future.”

    The PHA publishes Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, a book series, hosts an annual conference, and helps connect scholars.

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    Dr. Charlene Bustos and Dr. R. Gary Pumphrey, along with Ms. Torrey Clay and Ms. Linda Stevens from the Education Service Center Region #XV in San Angelo, have been accepted as the sole national recipient of the 2016 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy, co-sponsored by the Geography Education National Implementation Project (GENIP). This grant was created to promote, enhance, and reinforce geographic literacy in the classroom. The project is designed to “teach the teacher” through professional development programs focusing on ways to integrate cross-curricular connections between geography, math, and reading. The award is $2,500. Classroom resources will be provided to attendees with the money provided by the grant.
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    Prof. Charles Endress, former head of the Department of History and distinguished professor emeritus, opened the 2016-2017 Great War Centennial Commemoration Lecture Series by discussing the experience of fighting on the Western Front. Over 200 students and San Angelo residents came out for the evening programming in the C. J. Davidson Center.
  • Dr. Christine Lamberson and Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai of the Angelo State University history faculty have been awarded a $1,200 grant by the Library of America to support a new series of public programs associated with the Library of America’s “World War I and America” initiative.
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    Prof. Kathryn Ostrofsky’s work on American cultural history has been featured on “Process,” the blog of the Organization of American Historians. You may read the entry by clicking on this link.
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    Prof. Heineman has published a new encyclopedia entry titled “Pacifism, Peace Activism, and Gender” in Nancy Naples, ed., Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, online (April 2016).
  • Dr. Kenneth Heineman of Angelo State University’s history faculty recently authored a historical research article published in the April issue of The Journal of Policy History.

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    Dr. Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai of the Angelo State University history faculty has published a book, titled “Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era,” through Fordham University Press.

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    Prof. Adam Seipp from Texas A&M University, discussed how people take different lessons from history and especially the history of World War I in the final event in the 2015-2016 Great War Lecture Series, sponsored by the Angelo State Department of History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The well-attended event in the C. J. Davidson Center drew a diverse crowd of Angelo State students and San Angelo residents.