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Award Created in Honor of Dr. Sue Peabody

Exciting News – the French Colonial Historical Society/Société d’histoire coloniale française has created a new award in honor of WSU-Vancouver History Department faculty member Sue Peabody, for her influence on and significance to the field of French Colonial History. The Award is to support the travel of a scholar from the Global South to the society’s annual meeting (which meets at many sites associated with French colonial history, from Montreal,Québec, and New Orleans, to Dakar and Siem Reap, but also places like Seattle or San Francisco).

Congratulations Dr. Peabody!

Dr. Aaron Whelchel wins 2021 UPCEA Western Region Excellence in Teaching Award

This award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association honors individuals who have provided outstanding teaching, course development, and mentoring of students, and recognizes those who have made significant contributions to credit or noncredit programs within professional, continuing, or online education. Congratulations Dr. Whelchel!

Dr. Overtoom Publishes 2 New Articles

The Journal of Ancient History has published Dr. Nikolaus Overtoom’s most recent article, “Reassessing the Role of Parthia and Rome in the Origins of the First Romano-Parthian War(56/5–50 BCE).” For more information, please click here.

In addition, The Parthians’ Failed Vassalage of Syria: The Shortsighted Western Policy of Phraates II and the Second Reign of Demetrius II (129–125 BCE) was published in Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae. Please click here to read the article.

Congratulations Dr. Overtoom!

Good News to Share on the Work of WSU History Alumni

Three WSU History alums are direct contributors to the planning for the Nez Perce National Historical Park’s renamed Spalding-Allen Collection and related museum collections holdings – Trevor Bond, Tabitha Erdey, and Kristine Leier.

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Smith Teaching and Learning Grants

The Smith Teaching and Learning Grants are awarded by the Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement to faculty members who submit proposals supporting innovative ideas that enhance teaching and learning at WSU. This year’s recipients include Dr. Nikolaus Overtoom as well as Dr. Tracey Hanshew and instructor Robert Franklin for a joint proposal. Congratulations to all award recipients!