Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas!

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us last week, we knew that there would be a rather slow and quiet vibe around the office. Many students left campus early, creating empty classrooms and hallways all around our building.

In order to be prepared, then, for the rush we'd experience once everyone returned from the long weekend (it being the last week of classes before finals begin), we thought we'd take the opportunity to dress up our office and hallway for the holidays.

This water fountain is at the very end of our long hallway, and we like to think that the Christmas lights just beckon everyone to come towards it to quench their thirst!

We also honor our friends, students, and colleagues who celebrate holidays other than Christmas:

We're in the process of getting Kwanzaa decorations, too!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Who Loves Raising Money? WE Love Raising Money!

(Dr. Rahmon S. Hart, Sr., Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Ms. Laura E. Miller, Administrative Assistant, Department of History)

Because of the extreme generosity of its faculty and students, The History Department raised $150 for the Office of Multicultural Affairs' 4th Annual Turkey Drive! We were thrilled to be able to help out with such a worthy cause. And we hope you'll feel compelled to help those in need in your own communities during this time of year.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Highlighted Course Offerings for Spring 2010

Still debating about your course schedule for Spring 2010? Not quite sure what to take? Here are a few courses we'd like to highlight for you. There are still plenty of spaces available!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Blast from the Past!

What we love here in the History Department is when our students come back to visit. And if those students bring spouses and babies with them, all the better!

Today, graduate student Brian Yurochko flew in from Washington State to take his written comprehensive exam. He brought with him his beautiful wife, Melissa (who earned her M.A. in History from us this past year), and their darling newborn daughter, Emma.

Brian is definitely one proud papa. That little Emma has her daddy wrapped around her finger!

With a face as adorable as that, how could Brian have been nervous about his exam?

Congratulations, Brian and Melissa! We've missed you!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tell Us About You!

Here in the History Department, we like to get to know our students. We love when they stop by the office, plop down in one of the chairs, and just let us know how they're doing, how their classes are, what's going on in their lives, etc.

We also like to talk about, well, history! We'd love it if you'd engage in conversation with us.

In the comments section, we hope you'll take a minute to answer these questions.

1. What is your favorite era of history?

2. Which area of history are you most interested in? (i.e. American History, European History, Latin American History, etc.)

3. Do you like period films and, if so, which is your favorite one?

4. If you could meet any important figure from history, who would it be?

5. What would you ask or say to this person?

We look forward to reading your answers!