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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 will be inducted into Phi Alpha Theta on April 15, 2012:  
Nicole Bernardo, Kristen Cicak, Lydia Griffiths, Rodney Hildebrand, Lauren Nichols, Natalie Nurse, Patrick Roman, Sean Rothermel, Amber Stout, Matt Tarnovecky, Steven Vanek,  Maureen Wallace, and Lauren Wendt.
 
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, 2012. 
 
The officers of Phi Alpha Theta for 2012/2013 are: Natalie Nurse, President; Sean Rothermel, Vice-President; and Diane Larkin, Secretary/Treasurer.   
       
 
COMPREHENSIVE EXAM FALL 2012
 
The Senior Comprehensive Exam, which is required of all day history majors, will be given twice more during Fall Semester 2012 with the dates to be announced by the end of the summer.
 
Please call (826-2076) or email (jhaag@bw.edu) to let her know you will take the exam.
   
       

WARNING!!! FINANCIAL AID ALERT!!!            
 
Students who are planning to student teach and have completed all other requirements for a history major and graduation, and are receiving financial aid, should know that if the comp is taken and passed, you will have completed all the requirements for the major and will not be eligible for financial aid while student teaching. 
 
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 feel free to look at the study suggestions sheet for the comprehensive, found in the Blackboard site for History majors and minors under Documents - Comprehensive Exam. Save textbooks and exams from all courses, especially surveys. 
       


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.

Although this is not required of our Evening/Weekend majors and minors, we ask that you submit one to us.  

 

 

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. 
 
A course can only be repeated once under this policy. The credits of the repeated course count only once toward graduation requirements.
 
This policy does not apply to students transferring 32 or more credit hours; it applies, however, to students who are transferring fewer than 32 credit hours, as long as the course that is repeated was taken at Baldwin Wallace University before the student earned 32 credits.
 
A course must be repeated at Baldwin Wallace University the following semester, or the semester during which it is next offered, for the student to be able to benefit from this policy. Any course can be repeated under this policy, as long as the first attempt was taken at BW within the first 32 credit hours of college work of the student.
 
Please see your advisor if you have questions. 
       
 
ALUMNI NEWS
 
2003
Todd Hodkey is now the Assistant Principle and Athletic Director at Columbia High School.
 
2004
Ned and Nikki Lauver (BW '04, '09) welcomed Julian William Lauver who was born at 5:12 p.m. on March 27th, 2012.  He was 7 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches long at birth.
 
2007
Ryan Angney married Molly Gabriel ’11 on July 27, 2012.
 
2008
Hilary Gianantonio is a High School Representative at EDMC (Education Management Corporation) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
2009
Kevin Radigan is a Global Issues and Sociology Teacher at Midview High School as well as an Assistant Varsity Football Coach for North Royalton High School.  In addition, he does part-time records, restoration, and burial work at Bet Olam Cemetery.  Kevin is also in the School Leadership Graduate Program at BW.

Samuel Stone is a Legal Intern for The Hon. Reggie B. Walton at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Broc Dial is teaching 9th and 10th grade history at Perry High School in Massillon, Ohio.
 

2010
Courtney Arena is employed by the law firm of Benesch Friedlander Coplan and Aronoff.

Lacey Adkins Filkins is an Admission Counselor for the University of South Carolina Aiken.

2011
Nicholas Mays is in his first year of the Master’s Program in History at Kent State University with an Assistantship.
 
Eric Hinkle is in his first year at Cleveland State University in the Adult Learning and Development Graduate Program.  He has an Assistantship in Cleveland State's College of Business.

2012
Kristen Cicak is teaching Social Studies at Trinity High School in Garfield Heights, Ohio.

Lizabeth Disiena has been accepted to Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University.

Rachel Dukles served an internship with the Brunswick branch of the Medina Public Library during Spring Semester 2012.

Alyssa Purvis was honored at the White Rose Ceremony which took place on May 6.

Maureen Wallace is a Field Organizer for the Obama campaign in Cleveland during the current election. 
      


FACULTY NEWS

Dr. Rachel Boaz attended the German Studies Association Conference in Milwaukee in early October and presented a paper entitled '"Who's the Father?": The Trials and Tribulations of Settling Paternity Disputes in Weimar and National Socialist Germany.'   The paper was part of a panel entitled "Gender and the Family in Weimar and Nazi Germany."  She also served as moderator, at the same conference, on a panel entitled "Borders and Cosmopolitanism: Identity Issues in Baltic, Austrian, and German-Jewish Literature."  

Dr. Montgomery published a review of Svetlana Vladimirovna Vasil’eva, Gosudarstvennaia konfessional’naia politika po otnosheniiu k staroobriadchestvu v Baikal’skom regione XVII-XXI vv.: istoriografiia i istochniki [State Confessional Policy towards the Old Believers of the Baikal Region from the Seventeenth to the Twenty-first Century: Historiography and Sources] in Sibirica, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2012) and presented a paper on “Issues in Buryat Cultural Survival in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries,”for the Spring Colloquia Series “Ethnicity and Development in Siberia,” at the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, on February 27, 2012. He participated in the scoring of the Advanced Placement World History Examination essays for the College Board in Salt Lake City, Utah in June 2012.

Dr. Steve Siry's latest book, Liberty's Fallen Generals:  Leadership and Sacrifice in the American War of Independence, was recently published by Potomac Books.  The study has been praised as "riveting," "a fast-paced, action-packed narrative," "innovative military history," and "a fine book that will fascinate and enlighten all who are interested in the War of Independence."  Dr. Siry also wrote a review of Benjamin Carp's Defiance of the Patriots:  The Boston Tea Party & the Making of America, which was published in The Historian (spring 2012).  

 

 

SUMMER JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

Please take a look at the Blackboard Majors/Minors site if you are interested in history-related summer jobs or internships. 
       
 
GRADUATE SCHOOL
 
Take a look at the bulletin board in 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
Office Manager: 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

Dr. John Patton
(440) 826-2142
jpatton@bw.edu

Dr. Jennifer Tobin
(440) 826-2284
jtobin@bw.edu

Dr. Louis Barone
Professor Emeritus

Dr. Edgar Moore
Professor Emeritus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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