Entries by Cheryl Jensen

Students Inducted into Honor Societies

The History & Political Science Department inducted students into their honor societies on November 15, 2016 . Students inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society, are pictured at left below.  Front row:  Mikayla Jacobson, Isabella Escamilla, Stephani Perera, Kelci Noonan, and Ashley Fisher.  Back row: Ashley Vendetta, Hannah Stout, Curtis Berkompas, Vanessa […]

Congratulations to HPS Major Alwin Nocom

Alwin Nocom, History/Political Science major, represented California in the 2016 International History Olympiad held in University of Hawaii at Manoa in July.  He won a number of medals in different competitions which were awarded in a closing ceremony on board the battleship USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. 1. World Champion/Gold Medalist – International History Bowl World Championship […]

HPS Students Receive Awards

The University Awards Chapel was held on April 21, 2016.  Three students from the History & Political Science Department received awards at this ceremony.  The recipient of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the Outstanding Student in Political Science was Naomi Blagaila.  The Phi Alpha Theta Award for the Outstanding Student in History was shared […]

2016 Spring Colloquium

The 27th Annual Social Sciences Spring Colloquium was held on April 18, 2016.  This is a night of oral presentations featuring outstanding student research papers from Anthropology, Sociology, History & Political Science and Psychology majors.  Isaac Swanson was selected from the History & Political Science Department to present his paper “Knights in Shining Armor or […]

Write for Rights Award

In December 2015, Dr. Kristen Lashua’s History of Human Rights class organized a letter-writing chapel through Amnesty International in support of Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, a woman wrongfully imprisoned in El Salvador.  (See post dated February 2, 2016.)  The Individuals at Risk Program of AIUSA recently presented Dr. Lashua and her class the “Write for […]

HPS faculty and students attend 2016 PAT Conference

History professors Dr. John Wilson and Dr. Kristen Lashua along with two history majors, Vanessa Lopez and Isaac Swanson, attended the 2016 Phi Alpha Theta Regional History Conference at California Lutheran University on April 9, 2016.  Vanessa and Isaac both presented papers.  Vanessa’s paper was titled “Mexico–Authoritarianism Under Democratic Rule” and Isaac’s was “Taking the […]

WWII Veterans Speak in U.S. History Classes

On April 8, 2016, Dr. Kristen Lashua’s U.S. History classes had the opportunity to hear veterans talk about their experiences serving in World War II. Bob Davis (pictured above), was a gunner and radioman on a B-24, and served in the European Theatre.  Mr. Davis’s plane was shot down over enemy territory and he survived […]

Write for Rights

This past December, the seventeen students of Dr. Lashua’s History of Human Rights class put on a special Write for Rights chapel. Instead of taking a final exam, students got to use their knowledge of the history of human rights activism gained through the class to become human rights activists today. The chapel was completely […]

VU Forum Discussion Night

The VU Forum (Political Awareness Club) will host a discussion night on the topic “Law Enforcement and Personal Freedom” on Tuesday, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Commission Hall.  All students are welcome to attend.