Two of our MA graduate students, Kara Batts and Aaron Psujek, recently presented papers at the 2014 Graduate Student Symposium held at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. Kara and Aaron presented alongside graduate history students from Indiana State and the University of Illinois-Springfield. The annual symposium is held on a rotating basis between the campuses of ISU, UI-S, and EIU.
During the first panel session, Kara Batts presented her paper, “90 Days in Quincy: An Illinois Bordertown Faces Civil War, April-July 1861,” which she wrote for the HIS 5390: Civil War seminar under the direction of Professor Mark Hubbard.
During the afternoon panel session, Aaron Psujek presented a paper, “Anglo-American Relations in the Middle East from the Iranian Coup to the Suez Crisis,” based on his forthcoming MA thesis which he is completing under the direction of Professor Brian Mann.