MAILED: April 25, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- Thirteen University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students participated in the Annual Student Conference of the Wisconsin Institute: A Consortium for the Study of War, Peace and Global Cooperation on April 18 at UW-La Crosse.
Nine political science and four history students read papers which were judged for quality.
Two students were awarded $50 cash awards for their papers. Junior Martina Mortanikova, a political science major from Stakcin, Slovakia, was awarded for her paper titled "The Russian Enigma in the Heart of Europe: A Mixture of Fear and/or Pragmatism?"
Senior history major James Sheppard, Eau Claire, was awarded for his paper "'...If Only to Wake My Neighbors Up:' Thoreau: Symbolic Hero or Philosophical Anarchist."
Other student presenters included history majors Wallace French, a senior from Eau Claire, with his paper titled "Essence and Evolution: The Final Solution, 1932-1942"; and junior Jason Pylypuik, Alberta, Canada, with his paper titled "WWW.Welfare.Org.: Electronics at War."
Student presenters with political science majors included junior Dylan Lippert, Eau Claire, with his paper titled "The Lebanese Experience: Lessons in the Treatment of Developing Countries and Changes We Must All Make"; Amy Jacobson, a junior from Stanley, with her paper "Women's Role in the Military"; junior Jennifer Rhude, Eau Claire, with her paper "Vietnam: The War with Two Fronts: The Media's Role in the Vietnam War"; Donald Dudley, a junior from Milwaukee, with his paper "Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Case Studies of the Indian Subcontinent and the Korean Peninsula"; freshman Zarko Arsov, Tel Aviv, Israel, with his paper "Permanent Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Creation of a Palestinian State"; Jennifer Hora, a senior from Hillsboro, with her paper "The United States' Involvement in Central America: Influence on the Use of Torture"; junior Matthew Wise, New Berlin, with his paper "A German Force in European Unity"; senior Shinji Fukushima, Osaka, Japan, with his paper "Germany for the EU or the EU for Germany?"; and Jason Yarrington, a junior from Eau Claire, with his paper "History of the Conflict in Northern Ireland."
During the conference 68 papers were presented by undergraduate and graduate students from Wisconsin universities and colleges. Several students also participated in round-table discussions.
Dr. Leonard Gambrell, department chair of political science at UW-Eau Claire, chaired two panels, "Power and Politics" and "Contemporary Conflicts in Europe." Dr. Selika Ducksworth, assistant professor of history at UW-Eau Claire, assisted history students and participated in the event.
The 1998 Student Conference will be held at UW-Eau Claire in April. The theme for the 1998 conference will be decided in coming months.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 25, 1997