Apr 23, 2013

Student papers score top honors at USD History Conference

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Creighton University student Alexander Sniffen and Kurt Frisch, a student at Dordt College, received awards during the 48th annual Student History Conference held recently at the University of South Dakota.

Sniffen’s paper, “Japanese-Latin American Internment: An Untold History,” received the Phi Alpha Theta award while Frisch’s paper, “The Trent Affair: A Diplomatic Success,” received the best-of-conference award.

Twenty-six graduate and undergraduate students from seven colleges and universities throughout the region presented or commented on papers.  The winning authors earned certificates and book awards.

The conference was sponsored by the USD Department of History and the local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history.  Professor Robert Carriker of Gonzaga University, President of Phi Alpha Theta, delivered the plenary address, “Subs & Shells, Bombs & Balloons: Japanese Attacks on the Pacific Northwest in World War II.” For more information, please contact Clayton Lehmann, Ph.D., professor of history at USD, at (605) 677-5573 or email clehmann@usd.edu.

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