Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is the National Honors Society in History. Created in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta now has 820 active chapters. The Xi-Gamma Chapter of the society at Gonzaga has been active since 1968.
New Phi Alpha Theta members. Induction ceremony and dinner, 2013.
The Xi-Gamma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is enjoying another busy and productive year, during which it has organized a number of services and events.
Services and Events:
Internship Brown Bag Luncheon, College Hall 427, Thursday, February 21, 12:10-1pm. We will be unveiling the History Department's new internship for credit course. In this presentation you will hear from our Internship Coordinator, Dr. Veta Schlimgen, and history major Jackie Pittaway, who completed a summer internship.
Spring 2013 membership applications are due February 1. See below for more information.
Spring 2013 Tutoring Schedule: Beginning January 30, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., College Hall 237.
2013 Phi Alpha Theta Conference: Portland, Oregon, April 3-6, hosted by the University of Portland. Contact Dr. Ann Ostendorf (firstname.lastname@example.org) and visit http://wordpress.up.edu/history/2013-pat-conference-info/ for more information.
Eastern Washington History Bee & Bowl: PAT students Anthony Johnson, Kelly Smale, Alexandra Manning, Alex Hagel, and Emily Wakefield helped run the History Bee and Bowl at Mt. Spokane High School, Saturday, January 12. Thank you!!
Fall Family Weekend 2012: Campus Tours! Friday (October 19) at 1:00 p.m. and Saturday (October 20) at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Each one-hour tour begins outside St. Al's Church and will explore a brief history of several campus buildings. Murder, hauntings, stained glass windows, and Jesuits! Fun for the whole family!
Brown Bag Lunch: "Let's Talk Turkey!" Students will discuss the benefits of studying abroad and share their experiences studying in Turkey last summer. Thursday, October 4, 12:10, College Hall 424.
Fall 2012 Tutoring Schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., College Hall 237. All tutoring sessions are free.
Fall 2012 membership applications are due Friday, October 12. See below for more information.
Recent winners of the annual Phi Alpha Theta Award:
2012 Katherine Adams, "The West as a Region, As Seen Through Contemporary Letters."
2011 Anna Kecskés, "Three Penny Story: Shame and Punishment in Liberated France."
2010 Julia Riegel, "Songs of Survival: An Exploration of Music, History, and the Holocaust."
2009 Claire Keller-Scholz, ""MUTINY!" An Examination of the Social and Political Implications of the British Naval Mutinies during the Napoleonic Wars."
To be eligible for Phi Alpha Theta, undergraduate students must meet the following requirements:
1. At least twelve hours of History at the time of application;
2. 3.1 or higher GPA in History;
3. 3.0 or higher overall GPA;
4. Membership fee of $40, due at time of application.
Membership is not limited to History majors. An application is available here or in the History Department, College Hall 431.
For more information about Phi Alpha Theta, please contact faculty adviser Professor Ann Ostendorf (email@example.com). See also the national web site at phialphatheta.org.