UCCS HISTORY DEPARTMENT AWARDS CEREMONY, April 25, 2019
(Awardees are listed alphabetically.)
OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:
Ben Nissen, Anneliese Schaff, and Alexander Ward
OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT Across ALL HUMANITIES Depts : Anneliese Schaaf
Anneliese is a double major in History and Anthropology. She has impressed the faculty across those department and was selected as an overall Outstanding Student in the Humanities Departments. She has earned a 3.939 GPA
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENTS: Teo Garcia and Timmy Vilgiate
OUTSTANDING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WITH PUBLIC HISTORY: Kellen DeAlba and Don Unger
OUTSTANDING INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH: Sydney Pearson
UCCS GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP AWARDEE: Stefan Huddleston and Chris Schreck
WUNDERLI SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS: The Department gives out annual scholarships, named in honor of Rick Wunderli, long-time Professor of Medieval History at UCCS. The scholarship comes from an endowment established by Judith Price (1944-2012), a long-time Instructor in the Department. Her generosity supports these multiple $1250 awards.
2019-2020 Awardees: Heather Bergh, Shannon Fortune, Kateri Pacetti, , Tania Reyes, Elisabeth Ross
Jeffery Turkowski, Kristy Wilson
FLORENCE MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: The scholarship is possible through the generosity of one of the most distinguished graduates of UCCS. The scholarship consists of two $750 awards for the school year for non-traditional undergraduate students (25 years or older) who are History majors.
2019-2020 Awardees: Eric Witte and Cyrus Youngs
INTERNSHIPS IN HISTORY, completed at a range of organizations, including the US Olympic Committee Archives, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, UCCS Archives, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and Fourth Infantry Division Museum, among others. Shout out to Prof. Amy Haines for her work with undergrad interns!
Graduate Interns: Reagen Hudson, U.S. Olympic Committee Archives
Chris Schreck at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Matthew Radek at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry
Filomeno Scafuri at Fort Carson Fourth Infantry Division
Undergraduate interns: Kora Ivesdal, Heather Bergh, and Cody Saunders at Fort Carson Fourth Infantry Division
Marc Lucena at the U.S. Olympic Committee Archives
Bryan Wheeler at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
If you are interested in learning more about graduate or undergrad internships for course credits (HIST 3995/HIST 6995), please contact Prof. Jimenez, firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to invite interested future interns to our site visits— May 3rd, at 1:00pm at the Fort Carson Fourth Infantry Division Museum and
May 6th at 2:30pm at the U.S. Olympic Committee Archives
FRIENDS OF FOUNTAIN FAIRVIEW CEMETERY BENEVOLENT SOCIETY: We would like to recognize the work of our UCCS student volunteers, 2018-2019: Heather Bergh, Lindsey Dierenfield, Haley Hunsaker, Emily Puffett, Niki Valdez, Bryan Wheeler, and Patrick Yarusso. Shout out to Profs. Barbara Headle and Amy Haines for their work!
CSURF PRESENTERS, the Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum, held at Colorado College this weekend. All are welcome. We have a handful of History majors presenting this year. CSURF presenters, if you are here, please stand and be recognized. Shout out to Dr. Roger Martinez, who delivered the forum’s keynote address, on the opportunities to use new techniques to tell historical stories and thus inspire citizen scholars around the world: “Medieval Manuscript, Citizen Science, and Virtual Reality.” Shout out to all of the faculty mentors, especially Barb Headle and Roy Jo Sartin
- Eilex Rodriguez presented a poster of her thesis, “The Rise in Public Brothels after the Revolt of Ciompi.”
- Kateri Pacetti gave a presentation on her thesis research, “Elementary My Dear Historian: An Examination of the Evolution of Sexuality and Femininity in Sherlock Holmes.”
- Jenneah Lenzini-Oldaker who presented her ESRI story map of Creede, Colorado from Profs. Larkin’s and Headle’s GES/HIST 3080: Maps as Historical Documents class.
- Heather Bergh who presented her senior thesis, “God’s Union Warrior and the Mythical Confederate Tramp.”
- Elisabeth “Lis” Ross presented her senior thesis, “Rape, Resistance, and Retaliation.”
- Eric Witte presented his fall 2018 Independent Study turned 2018-19 LAS Student-Faculty Research/Creative Works project, “Ruffians, Refugees, and a Community’s Reluctant Hero.”
- John Moore, a double major in Anthropology and History, who presented his work on the El Paso County Poor Farm.
College of LAS Student-Faculty Research Award: Eric Witte and Professor Headle for “Ruffians, Refugees, and a Community’s Reluctant Hero.” Eric re-examines Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas (1863) from the survivors’ perspective, paying particular attention to the immediate and long-term aftermath of the raid on community members (much scholarship focuses on Quantrill and/or the raid itself).
PHI ALPHA THETA, the History National Honor Society, UCCS chapter (Tau Chi) is open to student interested in history. Faculty Advisor: Professor Samantha Christiansen. The Phi Alpha Theta (Tau Chi ) Award for Student Leadership is awarded annually in recognition of the leadership, talent, and impact of one undergraduate and one graduate student in our Phi Alpha Theta, Tau Chi chapter. The winners of this award have demonstrated exceptional dedication and effective skill in promoting the study of history in our department and the broader community through research, event planning, and/or other forms of public engagement, in addition to maintaining a high GPA and overall record of academic excellence. Shout out to Dr. Christiansen for her role as advisor!
This year’s 2018-2019 PAT Student Leadership Award Winners:
Undergraduate Student: Bryan Wheeler and Graduate Student: Kellen DeAlba
2019 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees: Linnea Joy Benson, Andrew Z. Dawson, João Marcelo M. Fernandes, Shannon Fortune, Elizabeth M. Giles, Jeffrey A. Mann, Jennifer N. Mills, Michael M. Moody, Benton T. Nissen, Eilex A. Rodriguez, Elisabeth M. Ross, Heather L. Bergh, Nicole Smelser, Shawnee A VanNess, Andrea Walker, Bryan Clayton Wheeler, Kristy L. Wilson, Aaron R. Wilson
2018 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees: Stefan S. Huddleston, Nathaniel E. Henderson, Madison S. Harris, Allison C. McDonald, Anneliese Lydia Schaff, Stacie Allen, Baylee H. Schopp, Shannon Ritchey, Haley C Hunsaker, Rachel M. Ruiz, Michelle L. Mason, Lauren Marie Mouten.
Six UCCS students, graduate and undergrad, also presented their research at Phi Alpha Theta’s Regional Conference in April 2019 at CSU Gunnison:
- Heather Bergh, “God’s Union Warrior & the Mythical Confederate Tramp”
- Stefan Huddleston, “Massive Verbal Persuasion: J. Don Alexander and the Alexander Film Company” (1920s and 1930s)
- Elisabeth Ross, “Rape, Resistance, and Retaliation: 19th Century Slave Women Reclaiming their Voices “
- Eric Witte, “Quantrill, The Lawrence Massacre, and a Community’s Fight for a Pension”
- Barry Binder, “In My Ain Countrie: Thomas MacLaren, Walter Farquhart Douglas, and Thompson Duncan Hetherington; a transnational case study of Scottish migration at the turn of the 20th century.”
- Madison Harris, “Utah became the last state to recognize the Martin Luther King Holiday by name”; Mormons and the Quest for Racial Justice, 1985-2000.”
UCCS will HOST the 2020 Phi Alpha Theta Conference here in April 2020, so please consider submitting a paper to present and join the History Club and/or PAT UCCS chapter.
Other Undergraduate Conference Presentations:
- Thecla Shubert presented her paper, “Transgressions Against Women and their Biological ‘Otherness’: An Exploration of the Global Impacts of Menstruation” at the Rocky Mountain Communication Association (RMCA) conference. Thecla was awarded Best Undergraduate Research paper!
- Madison Harris presented her paper on Civil Rights and Mormons at a professional conference in Independence, Missouri in September 2018.
OUTSTANDING SENIOR THESES BY SECTION, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Professor Headle’s section, fall 2018:
Eric Eisaman, “Open Hostility and Closed Borders: Chinese Immigration and the Proliferation of American Xenophobia”
- Elisabeth Ross, “Rape, Resistance, and Retaliation”
- Alex Ward, “Navigating Womanhood Under the Auspices of Columbia”
- Bryan Wheeler, “The Search for Identity: Nineteenth-Century Women Find Who They Are”
Professor Wei ’s section, fall 2018:
- Caitlin McMillon for her thesis “Between Two Philosophies: The Legalist Impact on Emperor Wu’s Military.”
- Jacob Kistler for his thesis, “The Politics of Oda Nobunaga and Hideyoshi: The Importance of Position and Context.”
Professor Sackett’s Section, spring 2019: Winners to be announced at the Evening of History, Tuesday May 7th, in the Daniels K-12 Room, around 6:30pm
Professor Sartin’s Section, spring 2019: Winners to be announced at the Evening of History, Tuesday May 7th, in the Daniels K-12 Room, around 6:30pm
GRADUATING M.A. STUDENTS
Fall 2018: Timmy Vilgiate and Antonio Rivera
Spring 2019: Teodoro Garcia, Don Unger, Kellen DeAlba, Sydney Pearson, Matthew Radek, David Walker
GRADUATE TRAVEL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS: Timmy Viligiate, Don Unger, Kellen DeAlba, Andi Walker, Barry Binder, and Teo Garcia
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS FOR AY 2018-19 YEAR *Chris Schreck *Stefan Huddleston *Don Unger
*Sydney Pearson *Kellen DeAlba *Andi Walker * Michelle Mason * Teodoro Garcia * Barry Binder
GRADUATE STUDENT PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
- Kellen DeAlba will publish his article “The Assimilation of Chinese Immigrants in Mexico” in ed. Édgar Cota-Torres, Semblanzas New Borders/Nuevas Fronteras, (Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in Mexicali, Mexico, forthcoming)
- Timmy Vilgiate’s research paper on a tree called the Voacanga africana will be appearing in Arcadia: Reflections on Environment and Society, a journal of the Rachel Carson Society
- Kellen De Alba presented “The Kickapoo Fight for Sovereignty: The Migration of a People in Search of a Home of their Own” at Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in Santa Fe, NM, April 2019.
- Timmy Vilgiate presented “‘Bringing the City into the Countryside’: State-Sponsored Colonization along the Cuiabá-Santarém Highway”at Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in Santa Fe, NM, April 2019.
- Donald Unger presented “A Brief and Modern History of Mining Reclamation on Navajo Country in the Southwestern United States” at Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in Santa Fe, NM, April 2019.
- Teodoro Garcia presented “Indomitable Hearts, Unconquerable Souls: American Indian Vietnam Veterans, PTSD, and Statistical Fallacies” at Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies in Santa Fe, NM, April 2019.
- Timmy Vilgiate presented at the African Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA, November, 2018.
GRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL and Upcoming “The Springs Online Graduate History Journal “
Special Recognition: Timmy Vilgiate and Kellen De Alba, founding editors/collaborators
- “’The Spirit of Caesar in the Soul of a Woman’: An Analysis of Artemisia Gentileschi’s Seventeenth-Century Gender and Patronage” by Sydney Pearson
- “Blue Stocking Women in the Eighteenth Century British Public Sphere: Motivations of Lord Macartney Prior to the Embassy” Michael Stephen
- “’We trace out all the veins of the earth’: Iberian Mining, Labor, and the Industrial Foundation of the Roman Empire: An Interdisciplinary Approach” by Donald Unger
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENTAL ASSISTANCE: Sydney Pearson
Thank you and good luck to Dr. Michael Martoccio! Dr. Martoccio will be heading to Oxford University on a prestigious postdoctoral fellowship in Fall 2019. We wish him the best of luck and thank him for all of the excellent teaching, mentoring, and inspiration he has brought to the students, faculty and department over the past three years. We will miss you!