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June 14, 2005
Contact: Nancie Lockwood, history department, (785) 864-9436.

Phi Alpha Theta history honor society announces 38 new KU initiates

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas chapter of Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society honored its 38 undergraduate student initiates in May 8 ceremonies at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at KU.

Jonathan Earle, associate director of academic programs at the Dole Institute, spoke and guided initiates on a tour of the institute and its archives. Earle, an associate professor of history at KU, is Phi Alpha Theta faculty adviser of the Alpha Omicron chapter at KU.

Students were invited to join Phi Alpha Theta if they had completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in history courses with a grade-point average of at least 3.1 and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Phi Alpha Theta seeks to promote the study of history by encouraging research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Both the KU and national chapters offer members opportunities to present historical research at conventions and professional conferences.

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