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History Students Win Undergraduate Research Grants

Nov 18, 2008

Five WIU History majors have been awarded WIU College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Grants and Department of History Undergraduate Research Awards to fund their research projects this Fall. Four History faculty members are serving as research mentors for the five undergraduate History majors.

Two History-Teacher Certification seniors, Adam Bednar of La Grange Park and Andrew Reynolds of Barry, Illinois, have been awarded CAS and History Department Undergraduate Research grants to help fund their joint undergraduate research project on dueling customs in the American South, mentored by Dr. Tim Roberts, Assistant Professor of History. This project grew out of the students' exposure to the subject this Fall in History 414, Dr. Roberts's class on early nineteenth-century America.

Mallorie Clark, a senior History-Teacher Certification major from Geneseo mentored by Dr. Virginia Jelatis, Associate Professor of History, has been awarded CAS and History Department Undergraduate Research grants to help fund her honors thesis research on Loyalists in the American Revolution, specifically, Loyalist involvement in the Battle of King's Mountain. Her grants will help offset the cost of her trip to the University of Iowa Library in Iowa City to examine letters and documents related to her thesis research.

Dan Mieszala, a junior History major from Lockport is being mentored by Dr. Jennifer McNabb, Assistant Professor of History. Mr. Mieszala's CAS and Department of History undergraduate research grants will assist with the costs of obtaining access to on-line resources in British history necessary for his in-class honors project on the Spanish Armada, for Dr. McNabb's History 333, British History to 1688.

Mark Bertels, a freshman History-Teacher Certification major from Dorsey, Illinois, whose mentor is Dr. Lee Brice, Associate Professor of History, was awarded CAS and Department of History undergraduate research grants to assist with his research on the ballista, an ancient Roman seige weapon.

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