Phi Alpha Theta
ALPHA XI ETA CHAPTER OF
PHI ALPHA THETA
NATIONAL HISTORY HONORARY SOCIETY
Apply for membership
To apply for membership, fill out this form and return to Deanna Wachter (401B Wimberly) along with a check for $50 payable to UWL by the next deadline: Friday, October 20, 2017. Paper copies are also available outside 403L Carl Wimberly Hall. Initiation Ceremony will take place on November 14 from 4-6 pm in 3110 Student Union.
Membership requirements are:
At least 12 credit hours in history completed BEFORE application.
3.1 or higher GPA in history
3.0 or higher overall GPA
Note: Membership is NOT limited to history majors or minors.
As a member of Phi Alpha Theta, you will receive:
- The use of a PAT honor cord for your UW-La Crosse graduation, and opportunity to purchase other regalia.
- The honor of being inducted into a local chapter of a national fraternity at a yearly ceremony.
- Networking opportunities with local, regional and national history students at Phi Alpha Theta events.
- The right to claim this membership on your resume or curriculum vita.
- An official membership certificate.
- A one-year subscription (4 issues) to the quarterly journal, The Historian.
- New members’ names will be printed in a future issue of The Historian (allow approximately 6 months for names to be published).
What is Phi Alpha Theta?
For the first time in the history of UW-La Crosse, the History Department was granted permission to found a chapter of the national history honorary fraternity, Phi Alpha Theta in 2010. This ninety-year-old organization promotes history research, teaching, scholarship and education across the nation. There are over 900 chapters of PAT at colleges, universities and institutions of higher education across the United States. Undergraduate and graduate students, as members of Phi Alpha Theta, participate in activities to celebrate and promote the study of history. Many students travel to regional or national conferences to present or hear historical scholarship. This is the first taste of active historical research for most students, and a number of the current faculty members at UW-La Crosse were members of PAT in their own time as students.
Special thanks to ProfessorJames Longhurst for establishing a Phi Alpha Theta chapter at UW-La Crosse.
Kaley Brown, President
Professor John Grider
Dakota (Cody) Stuckey, President
Abigail Turner, Vice President
Michelle Kelly, Treasurer
Kayley Brown, Secretary
Garrett Carlson, President
Callie O'Conner, Vice President
Joey Barr, Treasurer
Dakota (Cody) Stuckey, Secretary
Rob Belle/Garrett Carlson, President
Calli Niemi, Vice President
Julia Roden, Treasurer
Rebecca Schnabel, Secretary
Candy Cane fund raiser
Thursday, December 9, 2015
Aaron Brown and Calli Niemi sell Chancellor Joe Gow a candy cane.
2015 Phi Alpha Theta initiation ceremony
Thursday, November 5, 2015
PAT president Garrett Carlson opens the initiation ceremony.
Krystle Thomas receives her certificate from Kathryn Witt and History Dept. Chair John Grider.
Aaron Brown, Rebecca Schnabel, Julia Roden, Callie O'Conner, Kathryn Witt, and Calli Niemi read the Six Great Age.
New initiates: Luke Erlandson, John Forneris, Leah Genz, James Gillingham, Robert Grover, Michelle Kelly, Matthew Krier, Dean McGuire, Krystle Thomas, Melissa Troutt, Abigail Turner, and Zachery Wallenfang.
With Garrett Carlson, Calli Niemi, Callie O'Conner, Roman Lulloff, Jenny DeRocher, Kathryn Witt, Rebecca Schanabel, and Cody Stuckey.
2015 History hunt
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Downtown, La Crosse
Organizers: Calli Niemi and Julia Roden
Roman Lulloff as lumber baron Gideon Hixon
Aaron Brown and Nick Mauel
Garrett Carlson as Hixon
Kathryn Witt and Cody Stuckey
2015 Campus Close-Up
Friday, April 24, 2015
Cartwright Center, UWL
Potential students receive information about UWL's History Department.
2015 History movie night
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Centennial Hall, UWL
2015 Hear, Here! launch event
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Pamperin Tobacco Company Building, La Crosse
Rachel Gebo, Cody Braun, and Luke Sauerman
2015 National history day
Monday, March 30, 2015
Cartwright and Graff Main Hall, UWL
Aaron Brown, Calli Niemi, Becca Schnabel, Rachel Gebo, Callie O'Connor, Chantra Potts, and Julia Roden.
Kate Garfin as a Graff Guide.
2015 Bowling night
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
All Star Lanes, La Crosse
Jenny DeRocher, Roman Lulloff, Garrett Carlson, Rob Belle, Calli Niemi, Nick Mauel, Joey Barr, Cody Elliott, Rachel Gebo, Aaron Brown, Callie O'Connor, Becca Schnabel, and Julia Roden.
2015 Valentine's Day fund raiser
Thursday, February 13, 2015
Whitney Center, UWL
Jenny DeRocher, Julia Roden, and Luke Sauerman sell carnations.
2014 Phi Alpha Theta initiation ceremony
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Cartwright Center Port O'Call
History Department Chair, Professor John Grider welcomes the audience.
PAT members Robert Belle, Calli Niemi, Rebecca Schnabel, and Kathryn Witt describe the six great historical ages.
Provost Heidi Macpherson congratulates new initiate Nicholas Mauel.
2014-2015 PAT members of the Alpha Xi Eta chapter at UW-La Crosse:
Joey Barr, Rob Belle, Cody Braun, Aaron Brown, Garrett Carlson, Sara Crook, Talia Dacquisto, Jenny DeRocher, Cody Elliott, Kate Garfin, Rachel Gebo, Hannah Gothard, Kelsey Hamlin, Anna Hageness, Harrison Jackson, Dessa Karl, Roman Lulloff, Nick Mauel, Calli Niemi, Callie O' Connor, Chantra Potts, Julia Roden, Luke Sauerman, Becca Schnabel, Marty Selleck, Cody Stuckey, and Kathryn Witt.
Author Talk: UW-La Crosse Emeritus Professor Les Crocker discussed his book We've Hung the Lantern (2013), a visual account of UW-La Crosse's architectural history, at the Cleary Alumni & Friends Center on October 1, 2013.
Author Talk: On March 23, 2011, recent UW-Madison PhD Eric J. Morser spoke about history Department, and the La Crosse Public Library sponsored this public event held bookHinterland Dreams: Political Economy of a Midwestern City (2010), a detailed history of 19th-century La Crosse. Phi Alpha Theta, UW-La Crosse History in the Cartwright Center Ward Room.
2012 Initiation Ceremony, Centennial Hall of
Nations: UW-La Crosse Emeritus Professor Bruce Mouser shared "The Historian's Dilemma: Finding the Narrative Arc" on April 27, 2012. Mouser is author of For Labor, Race, and Liberty: George Edwin Taylor, His Historic Run for the White House, and the Making of Independent Black Politics, which includes research about the history of La Crosse.
Spring 2011 & 2012 Trips to St. Mary's: Students traveled to the St. Mary's University of Minnesota Student History Research Symposium to present their historical research to their peers.
2011 Initiation Ceremony, Cartwright Center Ward Room: On May 5, 2011 Patricia Stovey, recent UW-Madison PhD in Educational Policy Studies, talked about her dissertation High School on the Middle Border that addresses the history of education in La Crosse region's small towns.
Spring 2010 Installation Ceremony, Carl Wimberly Hall: On March 6, 2010, UW-La Crosse's Department of History was granted the right to form its own chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. Both the College of Liberal Studies newsletter and the PAT national newsletter described the event. The Charter Members of this new honorary are listed below.
From the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse administration
Chancellor Joe Gow
Provost Kathleen Enz-Finken
College of Liberal Studies Dean Ruthann Benson
From the UW-La Crosse History department faculty
Mark W. Chavalas
John T. Grider
Gerald S. Iguchi
Charles Lee (Department Chair)
Marti M. Lybeck
Shelley A. Sinclair
From the UW-La Crosse student body
Kelsey M. Ajango
Joshua John Arens
Kyle B. Carrabine
Patrick M. Eddy
John R. Emery
Luke J. Johnson
Bradley J. Masche
Emily A. Ness
Kelly A. Nussbaum
Allyson A. Obermeier
Emily A. O’Neal
Rebecca J. Putzer
Anna B. Schmidt
Edward C. Staats
Hannah M. Zander
PAT National Board member and University of Southern Indiana Professor Jason Hardgrave formally installs the chapter.
Members of the UW-La Crosse community attend the installation ceremony.
Professor James Longhurst initiates students into the newly-formed Alpha Xi Eta chapter.