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APSU hosting PAT conference

The Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society will host the 2009 Tennessee Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference on Feb. 28 at the Morgan University Center.

There will be 60 students representing 13 universities scheduled to present papers. The papers cover a variety of historical subjects: American, European, military, American South, ancient and women's history.
The Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society will host the 2009 Tennessee Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference on Feb. 28 at the Morgan University Center.

There will be 60 students representing 13 universities scheduled to present papers. The papers cover a variety of historical subjects: American, European, military, American South, ancient and women's history.

Ted Ownby, professor history and Southern studies at the University of Mississippi, will deliver the keynote address, titled “'Free Bird,' Roots, and Family Values: Southern Culture in the 1970s.”

To be a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a student must have 12 credit-hours in history, a 3.0 general GPA and a 3.1 in history courses.

“Our chapter is extremely active and hosts a variety of other activities such as writing workshops, roundtables with professors, hosting book signings and sponsoring guest lectures,” said Dr. Minoa Uffelman, assistant professor of history and Phi Alpha Theta chapter adviser.

For more information about the conference, visit www.apsu.edu/history/TNPAT. Also, contact Uffelman by telephone at (931) 221-7704 or by e-mail at uffelmanm@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger