Associated Students of History

The Associated Students of History (ASH), winner of the  College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Student Organization Award, is an organization designed to promote history both as a field of study and as a hobby. Among its many members, ASH includes history majors and minors, education students with concentrations in history, and others interested in the study of the past. Members meet on a regular basis during the academic year to discuss historical and professional topics and to participate in the variety of history-related programs, lectures, and movies regularly sponsored by ASH. In addition, each semester ASH sponsors a free day trip to a regional site of historical interest. 

ash e-board for 2016-2017 

ASH's new E-Board for the 2016-17 academic year! From left to right: Daniel Kellogg, President; Taryn Wehling, Vice President; Maddie Olejnik, Secretary; Gwen Hanford, Treasurer; Adam Patchik, Social Media Director; Nick Ebelhack, Activities Director.

Membership in ASH is open to anyone interested in history. There are no dues, fees, or obligations to join or participate in the organization's activities.

AHS table at the WIU Majors' Fair

ASH's table at the WIU Majors' Fair



ASH at work in the Western Illinois Museum Archives

You are also invited to join the Associated Students of History group on Facebook .

ASH Lecture 2015 Dr. Febe Pamonag

Dr. Febe Pamonag Presenting at ASH Lecture

For further information on events and programs sponsored by ASH, stop by the Department of History, or contact ASH's Faculty Advisors, Dr. Ginny Boynton or Dr. Ute Chamberlin .


ASH's Relay for Life Teams have raised more than $1,500 for cancer research!


Jillien Zudell, Abby Lagemann, and Dr. Jen McNabb at the WIU Majors' Fair

ASH and Phi Alpha Theta , the History Department's honor society, often plan joint activities. You are invited to join in the fun!