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Phi Alpha Theta news

Barry McNamara
Four Monmouth College students were installed this week into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society.

Installed were senior John Callebert of Des Plaines and juniors Abigail Davis of Springfield and Matthew Armstrong and Katherine Blackmer, both of Erie.

Following the initiation, history professor William Urban presented a short program on his recent trip to a conference in Poland.

Phi Alpha Theta was created at the University of Arkansas in 1921. The local chapter meets approximately twice per semester, with faculty or students presenting a short talk. That helps fulfill the national organization’s mission statement, which reads, in part, “We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges.”