Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta

The Lewis University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, is one of the most active honor societies on campus. And each year, the student members set their own agenda. We take full advantage of our proximity to the Chicago area through field trips to historical conversation starters, special exhibits, various historical museums and ethnic and architectural tours.

Past Speakers

Lewis University’s Phi Alpha Theta Chapter has sponsored numerous talks on campus. They have brought several speaker to campus:

  • Andrae Marak, Governors State University “From Borderlands to Bordered Lands: the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1910-1920”, 10-25-16

  • Richard Joyce, Grundy County Board Member “A Community in Turmoil, Spring Valley, Illinois, 1889-1905 Another Look at Workers in the late Nineteenth Century”  9-20-16

  • Elaine Carey, St. John’s University, “Selling is More than a Habit: Women and Drug trafficking in North America, 1900-1970”, 11-11-15

  • Kenton Clymer, Northern Illinois University “A Delicate Relationship: The United States and Burma/Myanmar since 1945” 9-15-15

  • Trude Jacobsen, Northern Illinois University “Historical Approaches to Imperialism in Southeast Asia”9-8-15

  • Mark Soderstrom, Aurora University “Russia, Ukraine, and the Politics of the Past in Eurasia", 2-2015
  • Kagan Arik, University of Chicago “History of Central Asian Music” 11-6-13

  • Russell Zanca, Northeastern Illinois University, “History and development of Uzbekistan” 9-25-13

  • Catherine Raymond, Tharaphi Than, Thomas Rhoden, and Nicole Loring Northern Illinois University “Burma Today: The Challenges of Democracy, A Panel Discussion” 2-8-13