Clio: Nov 8, 2016

Alumni News

Kevin Cline and Students

Our congratulations to Kevin Cline, who has been named as The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s 2016 National History Teacher of the Year! A graduate magna cum laude from both the Ball State Honors College and the Department of History’s undergraduate Social Studies Education program in 2005, Mr. Cline subsequently finished his Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from the Teachers College in 2011. He now serves as an instructor and the Department Chair for the Social Sciences at Frankton High School in Frankton, Indiana, vocations which earned him this prestigious award.

History graduate students Frank Lacopo (“Medieval England and its Jewish Community: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry in Social Persecution”) and Jason Rose (“One of the Biggest Sensations since the Chicago Fire:  The Modern Girl and Consumer Culture during the Jazz Age”) made panel paper presentations, as did Professor Kenneth Hall (“”Inclusion and Exclusion in Contemporary Myanmar”) at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences on October 7.  The conference was hosted by Purdue University Northwest at their new campus in Westville.  Justice Robert D. Rucker of the Indiana Supreme Court was the conference keynote speaker.

Faculty News

Center: Ron Morris

Ron Morris (IUPUI, ’86) has been named the recipient of the University of Indianapolis’ 2016 Alumni Award in Education for Service! As UIndy’s Alumni Association reports, “This award recognizes an alumnus or alumna whose life work has exemplified fulfillment of the philosophy underlying the UIndy motto, ‘Education for Service.’” A series of videos were also produced by UIndy to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Morris, and of all their Alumni Award recipients of 2016. Congratulations!

Lucas Pint joins the Department of History this fall, in his new capacity as the academic advisor for the programs of Anthropology, History, & Women and Gender Studies, located with Burkhardt Building (BB). If you’re a student within any of these programs, be sure to stop by and see your new in-house advisor soon! He is happy to answer your questions by meeting in his office within the Burkhardt Building (BB223), by telephone, (765-285-8726), or by email (

Abel Alves presented his lecture “Images of Animals in the Early Modern Spanish Empire” at University College London on September 9. The presentation was part of a daylong symposium on the visual representation of nonhuman animals in literature, art, film and other forms of documentation entitled “Animals in Visual Hispanism,” which was organized by Jo Evans of the University College London and Sarah Wright of the Royal Holloway University of London.

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