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  • 2021

    • PAT 2021 Welcome Back EventOn Friday, January 29, come join PAT for talk about history and your history classes, play history Trivia Pursuit, and to discuss possible virtual events for PAT this semester, including our virtual history conference, and to talk about picking 2021 PAT officers for our first officers’ meeting Monday, Feb. 1 at 1 PM. All are welcome—undergraduate students and graduates, and our PAT alums. You don’t have to be a PAT member to attend.

      When | Friday, January 29, 2021 | 5:00 - 6:30 pm
      Where | Online Via Zoom

      For more information, please email Kyla Campbell at phialphatheta@txstate.edu.

      Advanced Registration Required

    • Phi Alpha Theta Hamilton Movie Night PosterGrab your favorite snacks and get comfy! We will be watching the movie in our own homes while participating in a Zoom discussion. All are welcome including Phi Alpha Theta alumni and non-Phi Alpha Theta members.

      When | Friday, February 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
      Where | Online Via Zoom

      For more information, please email Kyla Campbell at phialphatheta@txstate.edu.

      Advanced Registration Required

    • Phi Aplpha Theta | Movie Night: 17761776 is musical made shortly before and in honor of the 1976 Bicentennial; it is set in Philadelphia the week before the 2nd Continental Congress declared independence. See Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin do fan kicks while singing about sex! Silly, but apparently controversial enough that its hardest-hitting song, “Tobacco to Rum to Slaves” (regarding Jefferson’s excised clause in the draft Declaration, “he has waged cruel war against a distant people who never offended him...”) was shortened in the original movie release. Another song, “Cool Considerate Men,” was removed entirely, allegedly at President Nixon’s request. Both are restored in the Director’s Cut. We will have a short historical talk on the film beforehand and discuss it in the chat.

      When | Friday, March 5, 2021, 5:30 PM
      Where | Online via Zoom

      For more information, please email Kyla Campbell at phialphatheta@txstate.edu.

      Advanced Registration Required

  • 2020

  • 2019

    • The History Department and Phi Alpha Theta at Texas State University are pleased to announce their 8th Annual History Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Texas State University.

      This conference will hold a poster session in addition to panels. All presenters should submit an abstract of 250-500 words and CV to Jennifer Blackwell (phialphatheta@txstate.edu) no later than October 11, 2019. Graduate AND undergraduate student submissions are welcome!

      Presenters will be notified of acceptance by October 18, 2019 and have until November 1,  2019 to submit full papers. Papers should be 8-10 pages in length. Each presentation is limited to 15 minutes.

      The $25 registration fee is payable via cash or check in the History Department office at Taylor Murphy 202 or by cash, check, or card on the day of the event.  This fee includes breakfast and lunch. Please contact Jennifer Blackwell with any questions or concerns.

      View our Schedule of Events


       

    • Phi Alpha Theta Welcome EventDate/time: Tuesday August 27, 2019 from 5-6:30
      Location: TMH 110

      Come enjoy snacks as we introduce the new officers for the fall and be part of planning the events for the happenings of the semester.

      For more information contact Jennifer Blackwell | phialphatheta@txstate.edu


       

    • What to Expect In Graduate School EventDate/time: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 5:30-6:30
      Location: TMH 110

      Dr. Jessica Pliley will discuss what it takes to make it in Grad School. Food will be provided.

      For more information contact Jennifer Blackwell | phialphatheta@txstate.edu


       

    • Glass Bottom Boat EventDate/time: Friday, September 20, 2019 4:00 pm
      Location: Meadow Center

      Join fellow PAT members as we take a ride on the historic boat tours to learn about the waters of the San Marcos River. The cost is $10 per person. Check the Meadows Center website for more information.

      For more information contact Jennifer Blackwell | phialphatheta@txstate.edu


       

    • Phi Alpha Theta Drive-In Movie NightDate/time: Friday, October 11, 2019 TBA
      Location: Stars and Stripes Drive-in; may meet up to car pool

      Join fellow PAT members as we head to the Stars and Strips Drive-In Movies in New Braunfels. Admission is $8 per person. More information will be available closer to the event.

      For more information contact Jennifer Blackwell | phialphatheta@txstate.edu


       

    • PAT Tea Party EventDate/time: Friday, December 6
      Location: TMH 105

      Join fellow PAT members as we celebrate the end of the semester with a presentation by Dr. Mann and others about the study abroad program.

      For more information contact Jennifer Blackwell | phialphatheta@txstate.edu


       

    • Keynote Presentation | “Writing the History of Felon Disfranchisement” Dr. Pippa Holloway, Middle Tennessee State University

      Visit our Conference Page for more information.

    • Keynote Presentation | “Cause We’re Living in a Material World, and I am a Millennial Girl” Kimi Diedrich, Oklahoma Department of Transportation

  • 2018

    • Date/Time | Tuesday, September 4, from 5:00-6:15
      Location | TMH 104

      Surviving Grad School EventSurviving Grad School Pliley TalkSurviving Grad School PresentationSurviving Grad School Group PhotoSurviving Grad School Flyer

    • Date/Time | Thursday, October 11, from 5:00-6:00
      Location | TMH 105

      Flyer image for Surviving Stress LecturePhi Alpha Theta is hosting its second brown bag of the semester, Close Your Eyes and Count to Zen: Managing Stress in College, in TMH 104 with Emma from the Student Health Center. Join us for tips on coping in a high-stress environment. Free pizza, veggies, and drinks will be provided.

      Surviving Stress Brown BagSurviving Stress Presentation

    • Date/Time | Thursday, November 15, from 5:00-6:15
      Location | TMH 105

      Thesis Vs. Comps Brown Bag PanelThesis Vs. Comps Brown Bag Group PhotoThesis Vs. Comps Brown Bag PhotoThesis Vs. Comps Brown Bag, 2018

    • The PAT Social at the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, was hosted by Texas State History grad student Justin Ball and was held on November 2nd in New Braunfels, Texas.

      Event Video Link

      Furniture Museum ReinactmentFurniture Museum Student PhotoStudents at presentationFurniture MuseumMuseum of Texas Handmade Furniture

    • PAT Board

      Jason J. Rivas (Historian). Courtney Stevens (Treasurer), Krista Pollett (President), Coriana McDonald (VP), Dr. Nancy Berlage (faculty adviser), and Blake Gandy (Secretary)

      Berlage and Student

      Dr. Berlage and Fall 2018 new PAT inductee Savanha Esquivel

    • College, Disability, and Mental Health: Part 1
      Speaker: Mr. Joshua Love
      Date/Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 5:00-6:10 pm
      Location: Swinney Conference Room (TMH 105)

      College, Disability, and Mental Health: Part 2
      Speaker: Mr. Joshua Love
      Date/Time: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 5:00-6:10 pm
      Location: Swinney Conference Room (TMH 105)

    • Phi Alpha Theta will be holding a weekly Writing and Study group each Wednesday during the Spring 2018 Semester.  The group will meet from 5:00-7:00 in ALK 516.

      Meeting Dates:
      PAT Writing Group Poster3/21
      3/28
      4/4
      4/11
      4/18
      4/25
      5/2
      5/9

    • Keynote Presentation | “Bringing History to Live: A Digital Reconstruction of Selma’s Bloody Sunday” Heather Haley Doctoral Candidate, Auburn University

  • 2017

    • The 6th Annual Phi Alpha Theta History Conference will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in the Taylor Murphy Building at Texas State University.

      Keynote Presentation | “Parks, Prejudice, and History” Dr. Cynthia Brandimarte, Texas State Parks and Texas State University

      View the photo gallery

    • Title: Time Management and How to Read for Graduate School
      Presenter: Dr. Jessica Pliley
      Date/Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
      Location: Swinney Room (TMH 105)


      Title: Graduate School and Mental Health: Part 1
      Presenter: Joshua Love
      Date/Time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
      Location: Swinney Room (TMH 105)


      Title: Graduate School and Mental Health: Part 2
      Presenter: Joshua Love
      Date/Time: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5:00-6:15 pm
      Location: Swinney Room (TMH 105)

  • 2016

    • Keynote Presentation | “El Paso’s Chinese in the Era of Exclusion: Settlement and Resistance in a Border Community, 1881 to 1922” Kendra DeHart Doctoral Candidate, Texas Christian University

      2016 Awards Banquet Website

    • Keynote Presentation | “Denizens of a Center: Rethinking Early Cold War Grand Strategy” Dr. Ryan Irwin, University of Albany-SUNY

      Conference Page

    • October 5: How to Read for Grad School/Find Conferences

      • Dr. Pliley | 5PM | TMH 105 Swinney Conference Room

      October 6: Faculty Book Talk

      • Dr. Berlage, Dr. Tillman | 5:15PM | TMH 105 Swinney Conference Room

      October 12: Mental Health/How to Deal with Stress

      • Rachel Brown and Student Mental Health Representative | 5PM | TMH 105 Swinney Conference Room

      October 19: Applying to Grad School (Master’s and Ph.D Applications)

      • Dr. Pliley, Dr. Berlage, Dr. Goyette (possibly) | 5 PM | TMH 105 Swinney Conference Room

      October 26: Conference Etiquette

      • Rachael Lunsford | 5 PM | TMH 105 Swinney Conference Room
  • 2015

  • 2014