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History Department Newsletter

HISTORIOGRAPHY

All history majors, except Evening/Weekend students, must take HIS 461 (Historiography). We recommend the course be taken in your senior year. It can only be taken after completing a minimum of 17 hours in History unless the instructor gives his/her consent.
 
YOU MUST TAKE HIS 461 IN ORDER TO MEET YOUR HISTORY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS AND TO BE ELIGIBLE TO GRADUATE. 
       


DEPARTMENT THESIS/PROJECT

If you are a junior or senior and are planning to enter a graduate program, you may want to do a department thesis/project (HIS 491, 492). Please contact the Chair to learn about the requirements.  
 

 
HISTORY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
 
Requirements for a History major are listed on the History Department Web site and on Blackboard.
 
Students majoring in history may prepare to teach in the secondary schools. Details of courses necessary to become licensed may be obtained from the Department of History or the Division of Education.  
 

 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
You need to see your advisor in order to be able to register for the next semester.  Advisors will post appointment charts on their office door/bulletin board prior to registration. 
       
 
PHI ALPHA THETA NEWS
 
Phi Alpha Theta is the International Honor Society in History. The membership is comprised of students and professors who have been elected to membership upon the basis of excellence in the study and the writing of history.
 
The aim of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history and encourage research and publications, good teaching, and the exchange of learning and thought among historians. It seeks to bring members together both intellectually and socially.
 
Requirements for induction are:
  • 12 hours of history completed (3 Transfer or online credits OR 3 CLEP OR 3 AP credits count if the AP test score is a 4 or 5.)
  • 3.1 average or higher in history
  • 3.0 average or higher in all non-history courses
  • $60.00 induction fee, payable to "Baldwin Wallace University." It is due upon submission of application.  ($40.00 for the international headquarters, and $20.00 for the local chapter).
 
Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into Phi Alpha Theta on April 6, 2014:  Chris Binkley, Michelle Collins, Mercedez Hathcock, Kenneth Kosovich, Andrea Kozar and Kyle Kuehn.
 
Application forms can also be obtained from the Department Secretary, Mrs. Jean Haag (Marting 307, M-F, 8:00-4:30), and should be submitted either to Dr. Connie Evans, Chapter Advisor, or Jean Haag. You can also get an application on the History Blackboard site under Documents. Applications can be turned in at any time for an initiation in Spring, 2015.    
       
 
COMPREHENSIVE EXAM FALL 2014
 
The Senior Comprehensive Exam, which is required of all day history majors, will be given twice during Fall Semester 2014 on the following two dates from 3:45-5:15 p.m.:  October 2 and November 3, 2014.
 
Please call (826-2076) or email (jhaag@bw.edu) to let her know you will take the exam.
   
       

WARNING!!! FINANCIAL AID ALERT!!!            
 
Be aware that if you take the comprehensive exam before your final semester at BW and pass it, you may have completed your major requirements and will not receive financial aid for your final semester.  Be sure not to submit your senior learning statement until your last semester to avoid this problem.
 
Double majors should note that completion of the other major will also make you ineligible for financial aid while student-teaching.

The Senior Comprehensive Exam, which is required of all day history majors, is given twice each semester. 
       
 
STUDY SUGGESTIONS FOR THE COMP
 
Please study notes and exams from the history classes you have taken at BW.
       


SENIOR LEARNING STATEMENT

The Learning Statement is required of all senior day history majors and minors.  It must be completed and delivered to Jean Haag, Marting 307 or jhaag@bw.edu.  If you do not complete this Statement, you will not graduate...so we recommend you do it as soon as you have time.  You will find the form under Documents on Blackboard.


 
FRESHMAN FORGIVENESS POLICY 

A course that a student takes during the first 32 credit hours of his or her enrollment at Baldwin Wallace University can be repeated. The grade obtained in the first attempt is removed from the calculation of the GPA and is designated with a symbol (*) signifying that the course was repeated and that the original grade is not included in the GPA calculation. The grade obtained on the second attempt is used to calculate the GPA, even if it is lower than the first attempt. 
 
Please see the Freshman Forgiveness Policy for details.
       
 
ALUMNI NEWS
 

Please see the link on the History Department main home page.



FACULTY NEWS

Dr. Robert Montgomery published an article "Recent Scholarship from the Buryat Mongols of Siberia" in ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts Vol. 24, No. 1 (2012). He also helped edit an article by the Kalmyk folklorist Tatiana Bogrdanova, "Russian Folklore for the English Reader: William Ralston as an Intercultural Agent," which appeared in New Horizons in Translation Research and Education (University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu) no. 1 (2013); his contribution was noted in the article's acknowledgements.

 

Dr. Steve Siry has written a book review of Kevin Phillips’ 1775:  A Good Year for Revolution (Viking Press, 2012) that will be published in a forthcoming issue of The Historian, and he has written a book review of Charles Faulkner’s Massacre at Cavett’s Station:  Frontier Tennessee during the Cherokee Wars (University of Tennessee Press, 2013) that will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Southern History.  Dr. Siry also was selected for recognition during the Professor Appreciation Day in October 2013 when each senior member of the football team honored a member of the faculty who made a difference in their educational experience.

 


GRADUATE SCHOOL
 

ke a look at the bulletin board in Marting classrooms 103 and 106 for graduate school application information and brochures. We will post brochures as they become available. Many include postcards that you can send to the college for information.
       


 

 

GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL?


The Department encourages all students who intend to enter graduate school to do at least one research project before taking historiography. Opportunities for research include independent study, faculty/student collaborative or research as part of classes. Students should also be aware that they can do senior-level research for credit as department thesis or projects: HIS 491/492. Please discuss this with your advisor. 


 


LET US KNOW IF WE CAN HELP YOU 


Mrs. Jean Haag
Administrative Specialist: Marting 307
(440) 826-2076
jhaag@bw.edu  

Or contact any member of the History Department: 
       


 

Dr. Connie Evans
(440) 826-2282
csevans@bw.edu

Dr. Robert Montgomery
(440) 826-2299
rmontgom@bw.edu

Dr. Indira Gesink, Chair
(440) 826-2280
igesink@bw.edu

Dr. Steven Siry
(440) 826-2141
ssiry@bw.edu

Dr. Rachel Boaz
(440) 826-2284
rboaz@bw.edu

Prof. Tim Mieyal
(440) 826-2142
tmieyal@bw.edu

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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