This year the University of Northwestern St Paul hosted the fourth annual Minnesota Undergraduate History Symposium. In addition to closing remarks from our very own Dr. Gehrz, twelve Bethel University students also gave presentations. Attendees had the opportunity to hear:
Ryan Auer, “People of Influence in the Life of Caesar Augustus”
Mitchell J. De Haan, “Hamilton and Popular Culture: An Analysis of History, Legend, and Music”
Lauren Gannon, “Stifling the Sideshow: The Resilient Nature of American Freak Shows, 1860-1940”
Lauren Kent, “Victorian Corsets and Tight-Lacing: A Look at the Promotion, Broader Implications, and Heath Consequences of Corsetry”
Connor Larson, “The Evolution of American Cooking and Technology, 1750-1850”
Eamonn Manion, “Engaging Roman Civic and Religious Knowledge within Iconography of the IMP(erator) CAESAR Numismatic Series”
Mikalah Pruss, “A Shift in American Birth Control, 1950-1969”
Grant Martinson, “Gold Medal Man”
Emily Ruud, “The Mountain Meadows Massacre and Religious Violence”
Angela Stephens, “What Were They Thinking? Contraception during the Middle Ages”
Grace Wiegand, “An Analysis of the Reign of Catherine the Great”
Emma Young, “Nursing during the Civil War”
These presentations represent progress these students have made already thus far this semester as part of the History 499: Senior Seminar course. Students will present again at Bethel on May 15 and May 22 at 6pm in HC413. Danny Jaderholm, who completed his Senior Seminar paper in Fall 2016 on “Chicago’s Front Lawn: A Balancing Act of the Natural and Built Environments surrounding Grant Park, 1890-1927” will join them in presenting his research. If you love history, and you want to see some interesting and intelligent work from Bethel students, please join us for these final presentations.
Check out other reports of MUHS 2017 via Twitter. #mnuhs Oh, and if you want to see other photos of Senior Seminar students eating together, I hear you can find them on this thing called Instagram?