NEWS AND EVENTS
Scholarship (publications, creative works, research, grants, presentations):
Dr. Brian Etheridge’s article, “Die Antideutsche Welle: The Anti-German Wave, Public Diplomacy, and Intercultural Relations in Cold War America,” has appeared in Decentering America: New Perspectives in Culture and International History, a volume edited by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht.
Dr. David Anderson received news that his grant proposal "Shreveport Sounds in Black and White" has been approved for funding by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. LEH funds in the amount of $5,726 will help to underwrite a program of activities on local music history scheduled to be conducted at the Lincoln Parish Public Library in April.
Dr. V. Elaine Thompson Attended the Phi Alpha Theta Biennial national convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she chaired a panel entitled "The United States in the 19th Century"
Dr. Jeff Hankins’s article on Catholic office-holders in 17 th-Century England has been accepted by the “Catholic Historical Review” for future publication.
Dr. Jeff Hankins has been offered a Faculty Research Fellowship at Calvin College’s Meeter Center for Summer 2008.
Service (university, profession, community):
Dr. Jeff Hankins is scheduled to pilot a new Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities RELIC program, “Queen Elizabeth I and her World,” at the Haynesville branch of the Claiborne Parish Public Library this spring.
Other significant activities:
Graduate student Alex Poster from Ohio State University, currently on campus as an American Foreign Policy Center visiting fellow, presented an informal seminar on his dissertation project, "Disaster Relief in the Context of U.S.-Latin American Relations", Thurs., Dec. 13, 2007. The presentation was open to the public.
Katie Foster (soon to be history MA) has been accepted to the PhD program in American Studies at Manchester University in England.
Lambda Rho Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society sponsored an informative panel about opportunities for international education through Louisiana Tech University. Speakers were Dr. Holley (Honduras), Dr. Cherrie Sciro (London, England), Dr. Laurie Stoff (Russia) and Dr. Jace Stuckey (Florence, England). The event was held December 17, 2007, and was open to the public.
Catherine Green (MA 2006), currently a social studies (history) teacher at Caddo Middle Magnet School in Shreveport, has been selected to receive this year's Teacher of the Year Award sponsored by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.