Ryan Booth (Boag) has received the 2018 Western History Association Graduate Student Prize. This prize is designed to foster community and connection at the WHA, as well as to enhance collegial citizenship within the organization.
Brian Stack’s (Boag) article “From Sodomists to Citizens: Same-Sex Sexuality and the Progressive-era Washington State Reformatory,” was accepted for publication by the Journal of the History of Sexuality. The article is based on his MA thesis.
James Schroeder (MA student in U.S. Foreign Relations) received a graduate student fellowship from the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service. James is planning to conduct research in the National Archives and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. this summer for his M.A. thesis on the subject of Operation Paperclip.
Professor Orlan Svingen and graduate students Jared Chastain and Laura Briere are being invited back to Camp Murray to present their information on the 161st Infantry Regiment a second time! The Camp Murray WNG Museum will be bringing in artifacts from the museum to display in conjunction with their presentation. This time around there is room for up to 600 attendees! Congratulations on this wonderful opportunity for all of you!
Congratulations to Ryan Booth and Professor Katy Fry for being selected to attend the two-week Institute, “The Native American West: A Case Study of the Columbia Plateau” at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington this summer.
See this link for more information about the NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers!
The department would like to congratulate graduate student Karl Krotke-Crandall on being awarded a Stephen F. Cohen-Robert C. Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship for his dissertation, “The Holocaust in Russian Life: New Perspective on Soviet Jewish Memory.” Great work Karl!
The department would like to share the great news that Ryan Booth won a Society for Military History “Russell F. Weigley Graduate Student Travel Grant,” which supports participation by promising graduate students in the society’s annual meeting. Congratulations Ryan! Visit their website here!