Clio: April 28, 2015

Student News: Ashton Hampton and Samantha Harsh gave the Kirkham Lecture at The Friends of Alexander M. Bracken Library Annual Dinner on April 1, 2015. They spoke of the Indiana State Park History Walking/Driving Tour phone app they have worked on this semester with Dr. Ron Morris. Stephanie Sink was chosen as the winner of … Read more

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Clio: March 11, 2015

Current Student News: Ariel Wagner is working with Chris Flook and his immersive project, Indiana Crossrails Project and had the opportunity to write an article for their blog: Equality on the Railroad. Faculty News: One of the immersive learning projects that Dr. Ron Morris has worked on, Yountsville Mill, has received attention from two local newspapers: … Read more

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Clio: Feb 5, 2015

Dr. Ronald Morris’s Indiana State Park app made the January 2015 IBC News (Indiana Bicentennial Commission). He also was featured in the Muncie Star Press for the immersive learning project he organized to discover the stories and backgrounds of those buried in the Beech Grove Cemetery.  In addition to those projects, Dr. Morris also helped … Read more

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Clio: Dec 9, 2014

Alumni News: Curtis Clock (B.S. Social Studies Education 2012) was hired by Ball State University to be an Academic Advisor for the Freshman Advising Office this past August. The Ball State University Department of History congratulates Curtis Clock for his achievements! Student News: Aly Caviness has completed a website on Catalina de Erauso (1585?-1650), a Basque novice who escaped the … Read more

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Clio: Oct 5, 2014

Dr. Nicole Etcheson wrote several articles for The New York Times, “The Thermopylae of the West,”  published on September 29, 2014; “Massacre at Centralia,” published on September 30, 2014; and “A Union Awash in Conspiracies,” published on October 8, 2014. In October, Ken Hall presented an invited paper on “Commodity Flows, Diaspora Networking, and Borderless Spaces in … Read more

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Clio: Sept 30, 2014

Dr. David J. Ulbrich, Ph.D., Assistant Professor for the Department of History and Political Science at Rogers State Univesrity and BSU History Department Alum has recently had a textbook he co-authored reviewed.  This textbook, Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century, has also been adopted by the United State … Read more

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Alumni Spotlight: John Beineke and Christopher Stroop

John Beineke is a 1977 graduate in Social Science Education, taking classes in the Teachers College, and in the Ball State Department of History.  In 2013, he was recognized as the 2013 Teachers College Outstanding Alumnus.  On September 18, 2014, his fourth book, Hoosier Public Enemy: A Life of John Dillinger was published by the Indiana … Read more

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Professors Connolly and Seefeldt Visit Cody, Wyoming for Digital Research Project

Back in mid-June, Ball State University Department of History faculty members Jim Connolly and Doug Seefeldt, along with their colleague John Fillwalk from the IDIA Lab, visited Cody, Wyoming to establish a grant partnership to research and develop “Virtual Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” with the Papers of William F. Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center … Read more

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Professor Seefeldt Awarded Harvard Fellowship

In an unexpected, but very welcome phone call to his office phone minutes before class last spring, Ball State University Department of History faculty member Douglas Seefeldt was informed that he had been awarded a research fellowship to Harvard University’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History for the 2014-15 academic year. Founded in … Read more

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Clio: Sept 17, 2014

Scott Parkinson’s book, The Impact of Western Civilization on World History, was published by Cognella Publishing in California late this past summer.  He contributed all of the introduction material for the individual units. This summer saw publication of two articles and a book review by Abel Alves: –     “Individuality and the Understanding of Animals … Read more

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