Past News

The Department of History at Western Michigan University posts news about faculty and students. We welcome alumni and students to let us know what you're up to.

Fall 2021

Spring 2021

  • Five Top 10 Awards to District 6 Students at the National History Day Contest
  • Congratulations to History students Joanne Jeya, Hannah Garrod, and Ian Daly for presenting the research they conducted in Dr. Ángela Pérez-Villa's HIST 4845 class at the Latin American and Latinx Studies Undergraduate Symposium organized virtually by Rollins College, Florida in April 2021.
  • Dr. James Palmitessa had an article published in Austrian History Yearbook 52 (2021).
  • Ph.D. Student, Kyle Vanderwall, co-authors the Teacher's Edition of the 10th edition of Henretta's America's History for the AP Course (Bedford, Freeman and Worth, 2021).
  • Congratulations to our Spring 2021 History Department award winners!
  • History Department alum, Dr. Tony Frazier, was selected as a 2021-22 National Humanities Fellow.
  • Dr. Skylar Bre'z successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "The Coalitions of National Women's History Month: Practicalities and Consequences" on March 8, 2021. Her Committee consisted of Dr. Edwin Martini (Chair), Dr. Mitch Kachun, and Dr. Susan Freeman.

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

Fall 2019

Spring 2019

Fall 2018

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

  • History Department Newsletter, Fall 2016
  • Dr. Linda Borish Co-Edits History of American Sport
  • Dr. Ernst Breisach Memorial
  • Donate to the Ernst Breisach Endowment for European History.
  • Alumni Advice from William Parsons '67
  • Dr. Lynne Heasley co-edits new book on the Canadian-American Water Relationship
  • Dr. Sally Hadden Wins Prestigious Legal Foundation Grant
  • Dr. James Cousins publishes first book
  • Dr. Anise Strong publishes first book
  • Fred Dobney Memorial
  • Dr. Andrea Berto publishes new book

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015