Dr. John Maple sends this fantastic announcement concerning the history honor society:
I’m very pleased to announce that the Tau Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has won its 13th consecutive (and 14th overall) Best Chapter Award. The chapter competed in Division 1, universities with 3000 and fewer students, and in the Nels A. Cleven category, for universities that have won 5 or more Best Chapter Awards.
The students deserve the credit for this exciting achievement. Tau Sigma members presented their scholarship at both the Oklahoma Regional Conference and the National Conference, took 1st and 2nd in the American History—Undergraduate category at the Oklahoma Regional, helped host History Day, published a journal, and engaged in a number of other activities.
The chapter entered volume 16 of the Oklahoma Christian University Journal of Historical Studies in the Nash Journal Award competition. Volume 15 placed third last year. We should find out the results in another couple of months.
Dean of the College of Arts and Science David Lowry adds that “John Maple and his crew are absolutely awesome! What a fantastic accomplishment. All of us in CoAS are proud as can be of you! This department is setting a high standard for academics on this campus. And though John is a modest man, he deserves much of the credit because of his leadership style, attention to detail and his rigorous expectations of academic excellence.”
Many congratulations to the Department of History and Political Science!