Mar 27, 2013

CNU History Students Win Top Awards at Research Conference

(Newport News, Va.) - winnersOn Saturday, March 23, Christopher Newport University hosted the 2013 Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Regional Conference, drawing students and faculty from across Virginia. CNU history students won three of the nine prizes awarded for undergraduate research. The recipients' names, paper titles and prizes are as follows:

First Prize, European History: J. D. Marroquin “A Revolution Betrayed: The Impact of the German Revolution of 1918-1919 on Leftist Politics in Weimar Germany”

Third Prize, European History: Elena Colón-Marrero “The Female Advocate: Reconstructing the Ideal Woman in Early Modern England”

Third Prize, U.S. History: Jonathan MacDonald “Social Guidance Films: Reeling in Rebellion”

Established in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta is an honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has more than 350,000 members in 860 local chapters.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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