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WSU History Newsletter
Spring 2018 Issue

History @ Washington State

Letter from the Chair, Dr. Steve Kale

Steve Kale. Welcome to the latest issue of History @ Washington State, spotlighting some of our recent accomplishments and plans for the coming year…

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Roots of Contemporary Issues News

Clif Stratton.See what changes have been made in the RCI program this year and learn about our plans for the future!

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Urban Campus News

Official seal of WSU dated 1890.Highlights from Department of History at WSU’s urban campuses.

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Department Events and News

Andra Chastain.We welcome 3 professors transferring from Women’s Studies, the Roots of Contemporary Issues picks up 3 new instructors, WSU Vancouver gets a world historian, and more!  Marina Tolmacheva attended the Middle East Studies Association’s annual meeting this year in Washington D.C., and Charles Weller speaks at “Farabi Forum” in Kazahkstan. Events closer to home include the 2018 SURCA awards, speeches at the Foley Institute, and the presentation of the 161st Regiment at the Washington National Guard Museum at Camp Murray, also known as “The Arsenal.”

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Faculty and Staff Spotlight

Candace Goucher.A closer look at the legacies of 4 faculty members and the celebration of many other accomplishments!

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Scholarships and Awards

Noriko Kawamura.Congratulations to award-winning History faculty, including Noriko Kawamura, Sue Peabody, and Raymond Sun, as well as our undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship recipients…

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Teaching Innovations 

Karen Phoenix.Department faculty earn distinction as innovative L.I.F.T. professors, and great progress is made to expand our digital collection of historic primary sources!

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Undergraduate News

Jordan Frost in front of a map of the Pacific Northwestern United States.

Undergraduate students make a difference at home and explore the world abroad!

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Graduate News

Jennifer Binczewski in her graduateion regalia with Prof. Jesse Spohnholz.Congratulating PhD graduate Jennifer Binczewski and exploring some awesome, award-winning students in our graduate history program…

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Detail from cover of "Citizens of Convenience."Faculty Publications

Lawrence Hatter’s book on American nationhood, Puck Brecher’s bold revelations about Western communities in wartime Japan, Matthew Sutton’s history of modern Evangelicalism, and more…

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Alumni News

Phil Travis smiling in the Florida sunshine.Phil Travis, now an associate professor of history at State College of Florida, is busy teaching, writing, speaking, and working on professional service projects…

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