CHESS and the Department of Behavioral Sciences sponsored a Wrongful Convictions forum on October 24 among local, state and national leaders to discuss the stories of three Indiana residents who were wrongly convicted of crimes. Timmy Donald spent 24 years in prison for robberies and a murder he did not commit. Roosevelt Glenn spent 17 […]
CHESS celebrated the achievements of its outstanding students at a luncheon held on October 26. Honorees included the recipients of the Lerner Memorial Scholarships and the Student Advisory Board. The Lerner scholars received support thanks to the generosity of History Professor Saul Lerner, who established the scholarships to honor his parents, Jacob and Yetta Lerner. […]
PNW’s history program will be among 11 university departments in the country to participate in a study to improve enrollment and retention among first generation students. The study, titled History Gateways, will begin in January 2019 and conclude in December 2022. Kathleen Tobin, department chair in history and philosophy, said the study will make it […]
CHESS recently received an Indiana Humanities grant for $2,000 to provide support for an upcoming festival to honor Women’s History Month. The event, #WomensVoices, will be designed to increase awareness about and promote discussion of political movements and personal perspectives central to the experiences women in the 20th and 21st centuries. The centerpieces of #WomensVoices […]
Jeff Shires, associate professor of communication, received top honors for a scholarly paper presented at the Society for Values in Higher Education conference in Seattle in July.
Created by Jerry Holt, associate professor of English, the play focuses on the story of Branch Rickey, the former Brooklyn Dodgers baseball executive responsible for making Jackie Robinson the first player of African descent in the major leagues in 1947.