The UNK Department of the Month for November 2005 is the History Department. Members of the History Department have demonstrated not only a strong commitment to scholarship, but also a strong commitment to service to the UNK campus and community.
Members of the department have served on many committees such as Faculty Senate, the World Affairs Committee, Women’s Studies Advisory Council, Minority Faculty Staff Alliance, UNK Education Association, The Open Door Society, UNKEA Negotiations Team for 2006-2007, Advisors for Phi Alpha Theta, UNK Dual Career Advisory Committee, and CNSS Oversight Committee.
A very important project the department has been recently involved with is the Veteran’s History Project. Established by Congress, the VHP is an official project of the Library of Congress, and involves the interviewing and archiving of the personal stories of America’s military veterans. The History Department became involved in this project in 2004, and to date over 120 UNK students have interviewed over 150 Nebraska Veterans. The information gathered will be part of the Folklore Center at the Library of Congress. On August 27, 2005, while speaking in regard to the work performed on the project at UNK, Senator Chuck Hagel stated, “ The work you and your students are doing on this project is a great service to our country. “
The History Department represents the best characteristics of scholarship and service while creating a valuable learning environment.
Congratulations to the UNK History Department!
Thank you to the sponsors of the Department of the Month: UNK Athletics and Staff Senate