“History of American Indians: Exploring Diverse Roots” has recently been published by ABC-CLIO Corporate / Greenwood Publishing. Dr. Robert McCoy and Dr. Steven M. Fountain coauthored the book.
Robert R. McCoy is an associate professor of history at WSU, Pullman, Washington. He is the author of Chief Joseph, Yellow Wolf, and the Creation of Nez Perce History in the Pacific Northwest (Routledge Press) and coauthor of “Forgotten Voices: Death Records of the Yakama 1888-1964.”
Steven M. Fountain is a clinical assistant professor of history and coordinator of Native American Program at WSU Vancouver. His first book “Horses of Their Own Making: An Equestrian History of Native America” is forthcoming from the University of Washington Press.
Mario Vega’s project, which involves both archival work and oral history, will culminate in the creation of an online digital history exhibit detailing the life of Tom Haji, a Japanese-American who lived in Monroe, Washington during the Great Depression. Haji was interned at Tule Lake, California after Pearl Harbor. He died in Italy in 1945 as a member of the 442nd Combat Regiment. Though relatively short, his life offers important insight into questions regarding Washington state history, rural history, U.S. military history, immigration history, and the histories of race, internment, segregation, and integration in the mid-twentieth century.
This digital exhibit will preserve the primary source record of Haji’s life, place Haji and his family within wider social, economic, and political contexts, and above all, make his story widely accessible to scholars and the general public.
The Pacific Northwest Magazine’s food writer recently interviewed Associate Professor Jeff Sanders for a feature article about Northwest local food pioneer and co-founder of Northwest Tilth, Mark Musick. The article also draws detail from Sanders’s 2010 book, Seattle and the Roots of Urban Sustainability: Inventing Ecotopia.
Washington State University Alumni Association – Big Ten Seniors
From the early 1900’s to the 1980’s, Washington State University recognized the best five men and five women seniors. These students were called “The Big Five Men” and “The Big Five Women.” The Student Alumni Ambassadors and the WSU Alumni Association are continuing this tradition with the Top Ten Seniors award program. The most qualified five men and five women, each representing a specific aspect of the college experience, were chosen for 2017. The categories are:
History major, Kevin Schilling won in the category of “Community Service.” He also won a writing portfolio award.
Matthew Unangst, RCI Teaching Postdoc, has been awarded a 2017 Bernadotte E. Schmitt Research Grant from the American Historical Association to support research on his book manuscript, Geographies of Empire: German Colonialism, Race, and Space in East Africa 1884-1905. Unangst is going this summer to Tanzania to complete archival work for this project.
Mandy Link (PhD 2015), has accepted a tenure track position at the University of Texas at Tyler beginning Fall 2017. Mandy studied with Ray Sun, Brigit Farley, Jason Knirck (Central Washington University) and Heather Streets-Salter (now at Northeastern University). She will teach courses on modern Europe and world history.
Dr. Link served as a Lecturer at Central Washington University in Ellensburg after receiving her PhD. Then since Fall 2016, she has been a visiting assistant professor at Eastern Oregon University.
Plan to attend “Coffee & Politics: French Presidential Election 2017″ with Amy Mazur, WSU School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, and Steven Kale, WSU Department of History.
The first round of the French Presidential election will take place on Sunday, April 23.
Join our experts for a discussion about the election in broader historical context, and for an analysis of the electoral system, and implications of the election itself.
The Office of Undergraduate Education has chosen Lipi Turner-Rahman to receive a 2017 Common Reading Excellence Award for her outstanding contribution to the use of “I Am Malala.”
Lipi’s work has added to OUE’s consideration of this book in multiple ways–most especially through her foundational talk on women and the Qu’ran in the fall, and through her curation of the current MASC exhibit on pioneering women at WSU. These contributions have helped WSU students better understand women in the context of Islam, and also have helped students connect Malala’s story to those of women in our own institutional history. Lipi also, quite literally, gave the clothes off her back in providing textiles that were used in creating the promotional design that have been used throughout this year. The Office of Undergraduate Education is grateful for her many contributions and is delighted to celebrate them!
The award ceremony will be on Monday, April 24 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in CUE 518. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Jennifer Thigpen, Associate Professor of History, was nominated for the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) Faculty and Staff “Exceptional Professor Award”. Dalvin Williams-Yarbrough and Kevin Schilling were the nominators.
Dalvin Williams-Yarbrough states: “Dr. Jennifer Thigpen is one of the best professors I have ever had at WSU. Incredibly personable, she takes the time to get to know every one of students. Within a familiar and inviting classroom setting, she would expertly draw the class in to her lesson plans with interesting topics and engaging group activities. Dr. Thigpen is also markedly organized and has an impressive eye for detail. She works with students throughout the writing process and gives honest feedback that is very valuable to one’s development as a writer. She also is very welcoming to students who visit her during office hours and makes herself available for all types of advice and guidance. She is an upstanding faculty-member and a genuine representative of the greater WSU community.”
Dalvin Williams-Yarbrough, Jennifer Thigpen, Kevin Schilling
Congratulations Dr. Thigpen!
Dr. Roger Chan, an instructor in the Roots of Contemporary Issues Program, has received the 2017 Learning Communities Excellence Award from the Office of Undergraduate Education. He is being recognized for his outstanding work in the First-Year Focus Program. The Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE) Award ceremony will be on Monday, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE), room 518.