Clio: April 28, 2015

Ashton Hampton and Samantha Hars
Ashton Hampton and Samantha Hars

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 the 2015 Joe and Carol Trimmer Prize for outstanding research thesis, “Walt Disney, the 1964-65 World’s Fair, and the Emergence of Audio-Animatronics.”

Alumni News:

NJROTC cadets with Secreatry of the Navy Mabus

Alumni, Dr. David Ulbrich will be speaking at the annual Memorial Day event at the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial in Manhattan.  Those expecting to be in attendance include the Mayor of New York – Bill de Blasio, the Secretary of the Navy – Ray Mabus, and Presidential hopefully, Hillary Clinton (although she has not yet accepted).

Part of the Lincoln Barouche collection at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana is on display at the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History for the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination.  Alumni, Drew Van De Wielle who is the Curator of Collections for the Museum has been a part of this process.

Alexander Burns (MA, 2014) has been accepted into the History Ph.D. Program at West Virginia University. Alex has been working as an adjunct History instructor at Indiana Wesleyan University for the last year. He also authors the blog Kabinettskriege, about German soldiers in European and American wars of the 18th century.  Congratulations Alex!

Faculty News:

Dr. Abel Alves was mentioned in the latest Big History newsletter:Ron Morris
The Case for Big History”
“Abel A. Alves 0f Ball State University argues how knowledge can be unified through a reality based venue for interdisciplinary discussion. It works to advance our collective learning by promoting categories of understanding that can be corroborated through pieces of evidence and the application of different interpretive methodologies.”

Dr. Ron Morris was quoted on a mini-documentary discussing the efforts of Ball State students on the Indiana State Parks Application.

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