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Mannard Wins Best Feature Article Award

Joseph Mannard’s article “’Our Prospects Are Mighty Dark … Still I Confide in God’: The Ordeal of the Sisters of the Visitation in Antebellum Wheeling” was recognized as the Best Feature Article in the Journal of American Catholic Studies for 2021. This is Dr. Mannard’s second such recognition.

History Alumnus Gresick Awarded Maryland Teacher of the Year

Matthew Gresick ’02 was recently awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 2020 History Teacher of the Year for Maryland.

History Department 2020 Commencement

The History Department will celebrate its 2020 graduates on Saturday, May 9, at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom. Department and scholarship awards will also be announced during the event.

History Alumnus Richards Publishes Trinity Hall Research

Samuel J. Richards ’04 recently had his research on Trinity Hall in Washington County published by the Pennsylvania Historical Association. Trinity Hall was an Episcopalian boys’ school that operated in the late 1800s and eventually became what is now Trinity High School.

Honors History Class Chronicles IUP and COVID-19

History students in the Cook Honors College are submitting  videos about their lives in isolation, class work online, and how they are managing during the COVID-19 pandemic.