Dean’s List – Spring 2014

  The following students have earned a place on the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester.  In order to be named to the Dean’s List, an undergraduate student must earn a 3.5 GPA for 12 or more credits of graded course work.  This designation will appear on your academic transcript.  Congratulations on a job … Read more

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Clio: Apr 29, 2014

  Dr. Stephanie Beswick is co-editor of The Road to the Two Sudans ( Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.) This collection of recent cutting-edge scholarship concerning the Sudan includes her own study, “The Role of Slavery in the rise and Fall of the Shilluk Kingdom,” pages 108-142. Dr. Sergei Zhuk wrote an article, which is based on the material from his new … Read more

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High School Students Visit the History Department

Many children are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  As they get older and begin High School, the answer to the question becomes more pressing.  They will begin exploring the possibilities so that they can choose the best college and degree that is right for them.  In order to help her … Read more

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Clio: Apr 3, 2014

Dr. Parkinson participated in the 150th anniversary of the Charleston, IL Riot of March 28, 1864 this past weekend in Charleston, Illinois. He spoke on Sunday afternoon along with two other historians (Dr. Robert Sampson of Decatur, IL and Dr. Robert Sterling of Charleston, IL – emeritus faculty member from Eastern Illinois University) on a panel … Read more

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History Students Help Create New App

  There are many historic Civil War battlefields in the Western United States, but how many can claim to have an app developed by Ball State students? As part of an immersive learning project, Ball State students worked to create an app for the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site in Boyle County, Kentucky.  The integration … Read more

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A Living Legend no More

    “RICHARD W BURKHARDT BUILDING: Honors Richard W. Burkhardt, a gentle, compassionate, effective administrator who contributed immeasurably to the development of Ball State University over 33 years from 1952 to 1985 as scholar, professor, Vice President for Instructional Affairs and Dean of Faculties, Provost, and Acting President.” Saturday, March 8, 2014, Dr. Richard W. … Read more

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Clio: Mar 5, 2014

Ken Hall was in Washington, D.C. this past week serving as a reviewer of Asian studies applicants for United States State Department Boren Fellowships.  Boren Fellows will devote a year of immersive overseas advanced language study and research prior to serving in diverse foreign service and security posts. For more information about this program: Boren … Read more

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Clio: Feb 19, 2014

Sergei I. Zhuk, “’Soviet Young Man: The Personal Diaries and Paradoxical Identities of “Youth” in Provincial Soviet Ukraine during Late Socialism, 1970-1980s,” The Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 2013, Vol. 5, No. 2, 24-36 Sarah Drake Brown’s article, “A Systematic Use of Oral Histories to Promote Historical Thinking: Historical Thinking and the Iraq War,” … Read more

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