Student News

Important Reminders for Students

16 May 2011 (Monday): Beginning of Summer Term, Ten-Week and Five-Week Session #1.
20 June 2011 (Monday): End of Summer Term, Five-Week Session #1.
22 June 2011 (Wednesday): Beginning of Summer Term, Five-Week Session #2.
28 July 2011 (Thursday): End of Summer Term, Ten-Week Session and Five-Week Session #2.


Congratulations to our 2010-2011 History Graduates!

Congratulations to our History Majors!

Congratulations to all 44 of our 2010-2011 History Graduates!

Jennie L. Engebretsen
Nicolette A. Palmer
Daniel A. Parks
Jessica L. Adams
Heather R. Engstrom
Darin J. Pestrikoff
Annika J. Amato
Katrina C. Frazier
Kendra J. Remsen
Brian A. Beardsley
Jeffrey C. Frizzell
Jason Rice
Tequila V. Bester
Neil E. Fulsang
Drew D. Robinson
Craig M. Brumagin
Mallory E. Givens
Matthew C. Rowell
Ashley J. Brusven
Tamar R. Gruwell
Jaron T. Sandusky
Clare E. Bryant
Whitney E. Harness
Manisha N. Sethi
Lauren N. Bryant
Justin K. Jackson
Jackie M. Thiel
Donald L. Clack
Steven F. Kunemund
Kyle R. Thompson
Stephanie A. Cullers
Susan M. Lilly
Michelle E. Thompson
Diana V. Deausen
Peter S. Linn
Kelley Vance
Gilia DeGange
Sean R. McGrane
Sarah E. Ward
Jade S. Devens
Trenton M. Millar
Timothy D. Wilson
Katherine H. Ellison
Diana L. Moor


Student Achievements

History Major Sarah Ward wins the
2011 Student Showcase Award

2011 Student Showcase WinnersHistory Major Sarah Ward (pictured third from right) won one of the 2011 Student Showcase prizes.

Sarah's paper, "The Use, Abuse, and Creation of Folklore and Fairy Tales by the Nazi Regime during the Third Reich," was originally written for Prof. Myers' History 477 Senior Seminar course. In the paper, Sarah focuses on how the Nazis introduced their ideology to children by the adaptation of existing folktale literature and the creation of new, Nazi-centric folk stories.



ΦΑΘ Welcomes New Members

Spring 2011 Phi Alpha Theta Inductees

Phi Alpha Theta welcomed seven new members to the Alpha Beta Gamma chapter in Spring Semester. The members of the chapter and the faculty of the Department of History hosted an induction ceremony and potluck dinner for the new members on Friday, 25 March 2011. 

Congratulations to our new members, especially those seniors who will be wearing the Phi Alpha Theta red sash with their regalia!

[posted 30 March 2011]


Congrats Grads!Celebrating Our History Graduates!

The Faculty and Staff of the History Department are hosting a celebration of our History Graduates on Friday, 15 April 2011, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in the History Department (Admin 147).

The History Department will be providing Subway Sandwiches, chips, and soft drinks.

Join us in celebrating our graduates and the awarding of Honors Cords to Departmental Honor Graduates.

[posted 5 April 2011]


Poster for the 2011 Phi Alpha Theta Alaska State ConferenceΦΑΘ
Second Annual
State Conference

The Alpha Beta Gamma chapter of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) and the Department of History were honored to host the Second Annual ΦΑΘ Alaska State Conference at UAA on Friday and Saturday, the 25th and 26th of February.

On the opening weekend of the Fur Rondy, ΦΑΘ chapters from UAA, UAF, and UAS gathered in Anchorage to present and discuss papers drawn from student research.

View Conference Program with List of Papers and Presenters.

Students (and faculty!) from the three major University of Alaska branches had the opportunity to discuss their latest researches, share stories, and, for students, compete in a History Trivia Bowl.

The Conference was made possible by a generous grant from the UAA College of Arts and Sciences.

Students Presenting Papers at 2011 Phi Alpha Theta Alaska State Conference

Lunch Panel at 2011 Phi Alpha Theta Alaska State Conference

2011 Phi Alpha Theta Leaders

[posted 1 March 2011]


Student Tim WilsonHistory Major Tim Wilson in the UAA Student Spotlight

Tim Wilson, one of the regulars around the department, has been selected to be in the UAA Student Spotlight this month.

Born in Africa to parents deeply involved in missionary and social work, Tim plans a career of writing about growing up in Africa and teaching history. He will graduate in December 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in creative writing.

Read more about Tim, his experiences and interests at the UAA Student Spotlight page.


New Priority Registration for Fall 2011 Classes

Fall2011 Priority Registration ScheduleIn response to ongoing issues with class registration and particularly with upper division classes filling quickly, UAA has instituted a new Priority Registration system, beginning with registration for classes in Fall 2011. The basic outlines of the policy are given to the right.

Registration priority will be given to students based on class standing (Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman). Students in each class will be allowed to start registering for classes on different days, starting with Seniors on 4 April 2011. A week later, registration will be opened to non-degree seeking students.

The new system should allow students needing to graduate far more flexibility to schedule classes.

The History Department still recommends students work closely with their advisors to plan out an appropriate schedule.

Further details and a Frequently-Asked-Questions list can be found on the Registrar's Priority Registration Information Page.

[updated 31 March 2011]



Notice for Students Enrolling in Classes at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

If you plan to register for any class that meets on either Elmendorf or Ft. Richardson military bases, you must now contact those offices directly to get their Departmental Approval to actually register for the class.  All classes that are now held on the military bases require a special approval to register.  
Ft. Richardson's phone number is:  (907) 428-1228
Elmendorf's phone number is: (907) 753-0204
Their website is: