Theta initiation: next meeting is Sunday, 30 March 2014, at
p.m. in the Morgan Room, Poling Hall. Family and friends
welcome. We have thirteen initiates! Current
members are expected to attend.
initiation and reception will be a service event at the
Warren County Historical Museum.
Phi Alpha Theta is sponsoring Dr. Douglas Wilson of
the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College for a lecture
entitled "Lincoln's Version of Shakespeare." Dr. Wilson is
an internationally recogized author and Lincoln expert. His
current research has caused him to become enthralled with
the ways in which Lincoln read and understood
Shakespeare--and how very frustrated Lincoln became when
traveling actors performed plays that were nothing like the
written edition he had studied. Bring a friend to this talk,
which promises to be lively and entertaining. Meet a new
side of Abraham Lincoln!
Monmouth College's Beta-Phi Chapter of Phi
Alpha Theta was organized
It was the successor of Professor Lynn Turner's highly successful Zeta
Kappa Epsilon local history honorary society (Prof. Turner went on to become
president of Phi Alpha Theta and to have the honorary society's most important
award named for him. His presidential address was entitled
Gullible's Travails in
Photo from 1959. A History Club
was active in the second decade of the century; the
was active in the 1950s, and a History Club in the
Requirements for membership
Undergraduate students must have completed at least
three credits of college-level History courses with a GPA of
3.1 and must have a GPA of 3.0 in the remainder of
their courses when they reach the three-credit threshold in
History to be eligible for membership in Phi Alpha Theta.
If you are interested, see Dr. Cordery or Dr. Urban.
Meetings are usually held throughout the semester, usually with refreshments and often with a short talk by faculty or