Hi! My name is James Tidei. I am originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, but moved to Nebraska to complete my undergraduate degree in History and never left! I have been married to my wife Sarabeth for three years now and we have lived in Kearney for about a year now. I am one of the Graduate Assistants in the History Department and have loved every minute of it. I am currently working on my thesis about the role of the United States Christian Commission, a benevolent religious organization during the Civil War (similar to the Red Cross). I am a HUGE sports fan and root for the Green Bay Packers (the best team in the NFL), the Chicago Blackhawks, the Chicago Cubs (sigh...there IS always next year), and the Chicago Bulls (DA Bulls). My favorite periods of History include the Revolutionary and Civil War time periods and one of my favorite places to visit is Gettysburg. I am excited to work with everyone in Phi Alpha Theta and look forward to a wonderful upc year! Oh, and I really like llamas.
Hey there! My name is Damares Campos and I am honored to be serving as Vice-President of PAT this year. Here is a little about myself. I was born in San Antonio, Texas but most of my life I have lived here in Kearney. I graduated Kearney High and after a delay I came to UNK to study History Social Sciences Comprehensive. After UNK I hope to gain admission to UNL Law. I keep myself busy with school, work, church and family. In my free time I love to travel anywhere and learn about other cultures. Though I admit most of my free time is spent watching TV. My explanation for this is since I know Spanish and English watching TV is never boring for me. As for PAT, I hope this year every member enjoys being a part of it!
Congratulations to Phi Alpha Theta for their 2014 national Best Chapter Award! A special thanks for this award goes to the 2013-2014 PAT Officers: Colton Hartman, Megan Veburg, and Stephanie Lyons!
PAT Sponsored Speaker Tom Bueckner of the Nebraska State Historical Society (with Dr. Ellis in the right hand image)
Christmas Time in the History Department
Christmas Tree Display at Trails and Rails Museum
Phi Alpha Theta Meeting
UNK Blue and Gold Days