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    Prof. Jennifer Keene of Chapman University, one of the nation’s leading World War I scholars, visited students in Prof. David Dewar’s constitutional history class before giving a lecture on the effects of the conflict on American life to a crowd of almost 200 attendees in the C. J. Davidson Center. This is the last event in the Great War Series for the fall 2016 semester. Prof. Keene discussed how the war led people to wear wristwatches, use certain words, organize for different causes, and develop policies that affected Americans of future 20th century generations.
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    Prof. Kenna Archer recently traveled to Baylor University to accept the Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship for her book, Unruly Waters:  A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River (published in 2015 by the University of New Mexico Press).  After accepting the award, she answered questions from faculty members, donors, and history majors about the publication process, the Brazos River, and broader efforts to develop water resources in the state.  Unruly Waters had previously been named a finalist for a Spur Award in the non-fiction category from the Western Writers of America.

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    Prof. Mark Hama of the Dept. of English & Modern Languages discussed how World War I affected British poetry. Beginning with a look at Georgian poetry, Prof. Hama then turned to the devastating conflict and introduced several important poets and their key works. The event attracted over 200 attendees from both the student body and San Angelo community.
  • 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).