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Harrington Canfield article published

Amy E. Harrington Canfield (’04, History) has had an article published in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, entitled “Irrigation and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, 1902-1920.”

Amy’s PhD dissertation title was ‘Pocatello Land Rush of 1902 and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation: A study of Allotment, “Surplus Lands,” and Trust-Fund Violations, 1867-1907.’ Her thesis committee consisted of Professors Orlan Svingen, Susan Armitage and LeRoy Ashby.

Kevin Schilling receives Arthur Asante Sawe scholarship

WSU History student Kevin Schilling received a $5000 scholarship established in memory of Arthur Asante Sawe, who died tragically in a car accident on January 1, 2014. Kevin was nominated for his academic accomplishments, and because of his strong record of community involvement.

Arthur was a very special young man whose life touched many people.  He was the only child of a single mother from Tanzania. He attended University Prep in Seattle. He devoted a great deal of time and energy to making the world a better place throughout his short life.  Arthur earned an invitation to the White House as a result his fourth grade campaign against violent video games marketed to children.  He graduated from WSU in 2011.  After graduation, Arthur Sawe worked at the Legacy Group in Seattle and they have established this scholarship in his memory.

Kevin received this award because his many years of community service exemplify the reasons for which the scholarship was established.

Vancouver Library Research Excellence Award

Professor Sue Peabody writes:   I am pleased to announce that History major junior Samantha Rintoulis the winner of the campus-wide WSU Vancouver Library Research Excellence Award for her paper, “Railroaded: Race Relations in Twentieth-Century Oregon.” Her paper examines two legal cases in which black railroad employees were accused and convicted of murder during the Great Depression and World War II and their divergent fates due to stereotyping and labor activism.  Samantha wrote her paper in Prof. Peabody’s History 469 seminar.