Graduate Student Research and Professional Activities 2015-16

The Department of History at Western Michigan University encourages students to be active learners who demonstrate excellent research, critical thinking, oral communication and writing skills. The following information showcases the activities of our graduate students during 2015-16.

Conference Presentations & Invited Lectures

Benson, Derek. “The Byron Reed Gradual Project.” Durham Museum and University of Nebraska at Omaha, April 2016.
Herhold, Claire. “In Style: 50 Years of the Heritage Museum’s Fashion Collection.” North Berrien Historical Museum, Coloma, MI, February 2016.
Herhold, Claire. “Community Festival of the Arts – Historical Readings and Folk Music.” Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Portage, MI, April 2016.
Herhold, Claire. Panelist, “Graduate Student Experiences: Training for the Current Job Market (A Roundtable).” 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2016.

Grants, Fellowships, & Honors

DeVries, Michelle. Houdek/Haight Award, October 2015 & January 2016.
Dobek, Peter. Fulbright Research Fellowship Grant, 2015-2016.
Goodman, Jack. Sone Award, June 2016.
Hunt, Spencer. Cordier MA Teaching Award, April 2016.
Janes, Randall. Dissertation Completion Fellowship, August 2016.
Killion, Jeremy. Nora Faires Travel Grant, August 2015.
Kim, Yoon-rim. Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Joint Research PhD Fellowship, 2015-2016.
Maurer, Thomas. Graduate College Research Travel Grant, April 2016.
Penix, Matthew. Breisach Award, July 2016.
Penix, Matthew. Grad College Supplemental Funding Award for Research, April 2016.
Penix, Matthew. Research & Travel Grant, April 2016.
Shipman, Savannah. Research & Travel Grant, April 2016.