History

Graduate Student Achievements

2014

Several UNK Graduate students and alumni presented papers at the annual Missouri Valley History Conference including:

Jeanine M. Alexander, “The Problem of AIDS: The Reagan Administration, the Presidential Commission and the AIDS Epidemic,” MA Spring 2013
Elizabeth Bradley, “For Want of a Church: Marriage in the Virginia Backcountry”
Freda Bradley, "Sandy Valley Fever: A Case Study of Epidemiology for Historians," MA Fall 2012
Marilyn Burns, “Japanese American Students in Colorado: Acceptance orRejection During WWII”
Jacob A. Eberlein, “Silent Witness: Local Perceptions of the Coeur d’Alene’s Old Mission State Park Prior to Becoming a State Park, 1926-1976"
Laura M. Enomoto, “Pawnee Missionaries”
Bart Everts, “Independent Reading? A History of the Nigerian National Library”
Gregory A. Grimes, “The Federal Road of Alabama: A Spark in the Creek Civil War of 1813,” MA Spring 2013
Sarah Hoegger, “Nutrition and Relief Gardens:Food and Community during the Great Depression,” Second Place, Phi Alpha Theta Graduate Papers
Sean Mayfield, “Agents of Integration and Inclusion: Black Churches in the Seattle Civil Rights Movement”
Brittany Musil, “Righteous Reprobation: The American Public’s Response to Early Soviet Religious Repression”
Jessie Schmeidler, “The Ill Fated Partnership: The American Eugenics Movement’s Influences on the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute”
Stacey Stubbs, ‘Gentle River Goes Mad’: The Republican River Flood of 1935 and the Legacy Left Behind”
Erick Wadsworth, "1866: The Last Year of the Mormon Exodus from Wyoming, Nebraska Territory"

Nate Sullivan’s article, “The “VARGA GIRL” Trials: The Wartime Struggle between Esquire Magazine & the US Post Office Over the Morality of the Pin-Up” recently appeared on War History Online. The article can be viewed at War History Online. Nate is a Spring 2013 Master of Arts graduate.

2013

Several UNK History Graduate Students and alumni presented papers at the annual Missouri Valley History Conference.  This included:

Freda Bradley, "The Evolution of Western West Virginia from Economic Collapse to Successful Wartime Partner in WWII"
Lynette Caulkins, "Japanese-American Endurance: Recreational Choices in the United States World War II Internment Camps"
Roger Pruitt, "All Work and No Play: Pioneer Leisure Activities on the Frontier and Overland Trail"
Erick Wadsworth, "Wyoming Nebraska Territory: Gathering Place for the Mormon Migration of 1866"
Christopher Dorsey’s article, “St. Clair’s Defeat Revisited: Evolution of Woodland Native American Battlefield Tactics” was published in The Canadian Journal of Native Studies.

Laura Enomoto’s article “WPA Projects in Anaheim, CA, During the Great Depression” was published in LUX, a Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research at Claremont Graduate University. Laura’s article can be accessed at http://scholarship.claremont.edu/lux/vol2/iss1/14/.

Steve Sonksen was named the 2013 Texas History Teacher of the Year. Steve was given this honor for his outstanding work in the classroom involving his use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration that he provides to his students and his career achievements in education. Steve lives in Dallas, Texas.

Whitney Barnes, Mark Brunton, and Kyle Davis participated in the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation’s Summer Institute in Washington, D.C.

Christian Spence published General Pershing's Other Daughter, a piece of historical fiction that takes place in WWII Austria.