Each year the Living History Program, sponsored by EIU’s Women’s Studies Program, recruits students to portray women in history at local elementary schools during Women’s History and Awareness Month in March. On February 26, four EIU students partook in The Living History Premier Presentation, an event open to the public, at the Charleston Carnegie Public Library. For more information about the Living History program, please visit the Women’s Studies Program’s website. You also can read about this year’s Living History Premier Presentation over at the the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, and find more information about this year’s Women’s History and Awareness Month at the Women’s Studies’ WHAM page.
The History Department hosted its annual History Careers Day on Friday, February 21. The event featured students, faculty, staff and alumni talking about internships, graduate school, grants and fellowships, professional history work and all kinds of other career advice.
Villa Grove social studies teacher and EIU MA History alum Kyle Osborne has been recognized as this year’s Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award winner for the state of Illinois at the high school level. Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars bestow these awards upon the nation’s top elementary, junior high and high school teachers who promote civic responsibility and help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs.
You can access the entire encyclopedia, including Professor Young’s article, through the Booth Library website. Visit the library’s Ebooks page here, click on the link for Springer eBooks: Reference Works, sign in, and then search for the encyclopedia.
Sponsored by the EIU Department of History, this year’s History Careers Day is Friday, February 21, in Room 4400 of Booth Library. Please visit http://www.eiu.edu/history/historycareersday.php to register.
2014 History Careers Day Schedule
10:00-10:50: Apply Yourself!: Grants, Internships, and Graduate School
Wanting to spend the summer gaining professional experience? Hoping to do research but needing support to do it? Thinking of applying to graduate school but don’t know where to start? Dr. Ed Wehrle, Dr. Charlie Foy, Stephanie Templin, and Amy Wywialowski will share their experience and advice.
11:00-11:50: The Work of History: Faculty Discuss Their Research
Professors Hubbard, Laughlin-Schultz, Patterson, and Rymsza-Pawlowska will talk about what it’s like to be a professional researcher: traveling to archives, discovering evidence, and writing history.
12:00-12:50: Lunch and Keynote: “How School Boards Keep the Public in Public Schools”
Dr. Patrick Rice, EIU history alumnus and Field Services Director for the Illinois Association of School Boards, will discuss his new book Vanishing School Boards: Where School Boards Have Gone, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Bring Them Back.
1:00-2:30: History Alumni Panel: From Major to the Career
EIU alumni will discuss how they have used their training as history majors in their careers, while Bobbi Kingery (Career Services, EIU) will discuss how you can put your skills to work on the job market.
We are proud to announce that Jessica Nunez, a major in History with Social Science Teacher Certification, has won the prestigious Livingston C. Lord Scholarship. This is the ninth year in a row that a history major has won the award. The Lord Scholarship is the only award for which recipients are honored annually during the spring commencement ceremony and is considered the University’s most prestigious award for academic excellence. Please join us in congratulating Jessica on her remarkable achievement!