May 19, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138, email@example.com
A California State University, Bakersfield student brought home high honors from the annual regional paper conference for Phi Alpha Theta – the national honor society in history.
Sharon Gillison's paper, "It's up to the Women: Shifting Domestic Ideology During the Depression," placed first in the undergraduate division April 29 at CSU Fullerton. Gillison's paper indicated a change in notions of the ideal woman during the Depression.
Thirty-six papers were presented at the conference, the overwhelming number of which were by undergraduates. Other universities that participated included the University of California, Santa Barbara, UCLA, and UC Riverside.
For more information, please contact Miriam Vivian at (661) 654-6906.