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Friday, Apr. 25, 2014

DEADLINE for paid reservations: Friday, Apr. 18

5:30 p.m. Appetizers & cash bar
6:30 p.m. Dinner & program - menu & invitationdocument

University Center Ballroom

Keynote speaker: Independent scholar Jill Zahniser, Ph.D., American and Women's Studies

Topic: "History, Memory, and Alice Paul"

Alice Paul and suffragists demand constitutional amendment

Alice Paul was the controversial young leader of militant suffragists who split off from the mainstream woman suffrage organization in 1914 and went on to court disrepute by using pressure politics, including the picketing of the White House during World War I, to win the vote for American women. After suffrage was achieved, she went on to author the Equal Rights Amendment and work for its passage until her death in 1977. Historians have long debated the impact of Paul's unorthodox leadership.

  • Zahniser book cover 2014

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Maps & driving directions
Building floor plan



Awards presented at the banquet for:

History and Philosophy Essay Contest logo

History & Philosophy Essay Competition

Deadline—Friday, Apr. 11

Hard copies only—in Dr. Kiril Petkov's mailbox
ELIGIBLE — All History & Philosophy majors & minors

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2013 Banquet Highlights

Before the guests arrive Dr. Zhiguo Yang welcomes banquet guests Phi Alpha Theta new member induction Keynote speaker Dr. Tim Howe The keynote topic Dr. Howe enlightens banquet guests Listening intently Students, alumni, faculty and staff Dr. Imtiaz Moosa listens to the keynote address Alumna Helen Stoltz-Wood with her award winning book

Past Banquets


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Friday, Apr. 27
UC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jill Zahniser, Independent Scholar

Topic: History, Memory, and Alice Paul

Alice Paul: Claiming Powerlink

Scholarship recipients
Essay contest winners


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Friday, Apr. 26
UC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Howe, Professor of History, St. Olaf College

Being a Good Shepherd: Athens, Eleusis, Delphi and the Environmental Politics of Ancient Greece

About Dr. Howelink

Scholarship recipients
Essay contest winners


Friday, Apr. 20
UC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joe Fitzharris, professor emeritus, University of St. Thomas

Topic: "Going to War with the 25th Wisconsin—in Minnesota! Post-Dakota Uprising Service in 1862"

About Dr. Fitzharris


Friday, Apr.29
UC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: W. Thomas White, Ph.D., UWRF History and Philosophy

Topic: "James J. Hill and the Presidents: When Big Money Comes to Politics"

About Dr. White


Friday, Apr.23
UC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Tim Ericson, past archivist at UWRF's Area Research Center

Topic: "The Prescott Project: Discovering Northwestern Wisconsin's First African American Community"


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Friday, Apr.24
UC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Annette Atkins, Flynn Professor in the Humanities and Professor of History, Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict

Topic: "Making History? An Exploration of Remembering, Researching, and Creating the Past, Our Past." Dr. Atkins spoke about the function of history as well as its creation, using Creating Minnesota as a jumping off point and for examples. She drew listeners into thinking about their personal and our collective pasts and what that means.

About Dr. Atkinslink

MINNPOST article, Dec. 2007link


Friday, Apr. 18
UC Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: Peter Rachleff, Professor of History, Macalester College

Topic: "Unpacking History"—Dr. Rachleff opened his historical suitcase to reveal a song which connects Count Basie, Richard Wright, Paul Robeson and the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement.

About Dr. Rachlefflink