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APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta students perform well at regional history conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Stephen Carls, professor and chair of the department of history at Union University, and Peeps go way back.

Besides just enjoying the spongy yellow candies, Carls can appreciate a bit of shared history as both Peeps and Union’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society chapter, which he has served as advisor for since 1983, were founded the same year: 1953.

APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta students attend national honor society’s annual regional conference on the campus of Union University.

APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta students attend national honor society’s annual regional conference on the campus of Union University.

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APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta wins seventh Best Chapter Award

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On the Austin Peay State University campus last week, students and faculty finally stopped avoiding Dr. Minoa Uffelman, associate professor of history.

For the last six years, the University’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society, which Uffelman advises, has been recognized each fall with the national Best Chapter Award, and when September arrived with no word from the national organization, her colleagues didn’t know what to say to her.

APSU's Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society

APSU’s Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) history honor society

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Austin Peay State University to show exhibit on American women’s fashion “What Women Wore”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Fashion has always been one of the ways a society leaves its mark on history. From fabric and colors emphasizing social standing to design that highlighted society’s ideals of sexuality, a great deal of knowledge can be gained by studying the fashion of the time.

“Our goal (at Austin Peay State University) is to inspire our incoming freshman students and show them that history can be interesting and relevant,” APSU adjunct professor Deanna Carter said. “And after discovering a collection of period women’s clothing, we all decided that the pieces were a fantastic way to teach students about the social status and experiences of American women.”

"What Women Wore" exhibit at APSU

“What Women Wore” exhibit at APSU

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Austin Peay State University hosts Phi Alpha Theta Regional History Conference

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Dean of Austin Peay State University’s College of Arts and Letters, Dr. Dixie Webb, knows first-hand the possibilities for a student pursuing a degree in history.

Webb shared those thoughts with the over 130 attendees of the annual Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) Regional History Conference, held February 28th on the campus of APSU. Founded in 1921, PAT exists to promote the study of history and is one of the largest honor societies in existence.

Students from universities across the region gathered at APSU, with Webb speaking on the value of a degree in history. Regardless of your ultimate career path, Webb said, a background in history can provide students with the tools necessary to succeed. «Read the rest of this article»

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