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04-28-2006


Cumberlands Students Present Papers at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Four University of the Cumberlands students presented papers on April 1, at the Kentucky Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta hosted by the Lambda Sigma Chapter at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. Student Mary Osborne of Indianapolis, Ind., received a third place prize for her paper “Fighting in the Trenches of the Mind.”

Other participants included Brooke Hembree from Corbin, Ky., who presented “Anti-Japanese Agitation in the 1920s;” Chris Musgrave from Barbourville, Ky., who presented “While Bill Clinton Plays the Sax: Imagery in Contemporary Presidential Campaigns;” and Megan Smith from Williamsburg, Ky., who presented “Supreme Court Associate Justice James Clark McReynolds (1862-1946): Principled Defender of the Federal Constitution, 1914-1944.”

Dr. Eric L. Wake, Upsilon-Upsilon chapter advisor, the four student presenters and student Jay Hannahs attended the conference. The students are members of the Upsilon-Upsilon chapter of the National History Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 117th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, as well as online and accelerated, non-traditional programs for adults.