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Phi Alpha Theta


Phi Alpha Theta The International Honor Society in History, Phi Alpha Theta, was organized at the University of Arkansas on March 17, 1921. It now has over eight hundred forty chapters in fifty states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Philippine Islands. It is the largest, in number of chapters, of the accredited honor societies holding membership in the Association of College Honor Societies. The total number of its initiates, since organization, is more than 220,000. Click here to find out more about the activities of the international and regional chapters of Phi Alpha Theta.

Membership Requirements

An undergraduate student must have completed at least twelve semester hours in history. A student must have a grade point average of at least 3.25 in the student's history courses. Additionally, a student must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in all college course work.

Gamma-Sigma Chapter
1998-99 Officers

President - Lafon Brice
Vice President - Chris Brown
Secretary - Deanna Fowler
Historian - Michael Tackett
Adviser - Dr. Harold Tallant

Trip to Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Museum CenterOn Saturday, November 19, members of Phi Alpha Theta will travel to the Cincinnati Museum Center to visit the museum of the Cincinnati Historical Society and the OMNIMAX Theatre.

The History Museum features a walk-through simulation of the Cincinnati riverfront in the 1830s, including a 94-foot model of a steamboat. The museum also hosts "Cincinnati Goes to War," an exhibit about life in the U.S. during World War II. Playing in the theatre will be "The Magic of Flight," an IMAX-type film which gives viewers the sensation of flying at speeds of 1300 mph.

The exhibits are located in Union Terminal, a renovated railroad terminal from the 1930s. The building, a fine example of the art deco style, is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The cost of the trip is only $5.00

Call one of the officers or Dr. Tallant to make your reservation. We will leave at 10:00 A.M. on November 21 from Giddings Circle.

Mark Your Calendars:

Kentucky Regional Meeting: The Regional Meeting for Kentucky Chapters of Phi Alpha Theta will be held on April 10, 1999, at Cumberland College in Williamsburg. The Upsilon-Upsilon Chapter is the host.

The Gamma-Sigma chapter has been invited to present at least one student paper at the meeting. Presenting a paper at a Regional Meeting is great experience for people planning to go into historical study as a career. If you have any interest in participating, contact Dr. Tallant for details.

Spring Banquet: The annual Spring Banquet has been scheduled for April 6, 1999, at 5:00 P.M. in the Hall of Fame Room.

Dr. James L. Heizer
Dr. James L. Heizer
Our speaker will be Dr. James L. Heizer, Professor Emeritus of History. Dr. Heizer, a specialist in Russian history, taught at Georgetown College from 1962 to 1996. He was awarded the Cawthorne "Excellence in Teaching" Award in 1990. Dr. Heizer also served as the faculty adviser of the Gamma-Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta for many years. After retiring from Georgetown, Dr. Heizer taught at the Baptist Seminary in Moscow, Russia, for two years. He will be speaking on "The Historical Background of Current Economic and Political Problems in Russia."

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