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History Students Present their Research at CERCA

| Cade Lambrecht

The sixth annual Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA) took place in early May. The history department was represented with seven student projects presented. Listed below, are the titles of the project, faculty mentors, and students involved. 

Sounds of Eau Claire - Eau Claire Public History Project: A Student-Community Collaboration to Preserve and Share Local Music History

Faculty Mentor:  Dan Ott

Student Researchers:  Brian Dombrowski, Nathan Getzin, Karyssa Gulish, Elizabeth Schmidt, Jonah Hedstrom, Hannah Lahti, Levi Normand, Max Veldran, Hayden Yokes, Ryan Cushman, Carissa Dowden, Kelci Greenwood, Dean Ihrke, Mackenzie Walters. 


Historytelling: An Interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Project for the Elementary and Secondary Classroom

Faculty Mentor:  Patricia Turner

Student Researchers:  Megan Henning, Bryce Mohr


Setting a New Course in Native American Protest Movements: The Menominee Warrior Society’s Takeover of the Alexian Brothers Novitiate in 1975

Faculty Mentor:  Patricia Turner

Student Researcher:  Rachel Lavender


Making the Lucy Hastings Letters Digital-Crowd-Sourcing, Indexing Texts, and Timeline-Building

Faculty Mentors:  Jim Oberly, Gregory Kocken, Robin Miller

Student Researchers:  Cade Lambrecht, Elizabeth Peterson, Madeline Post, Michael Carini, Connor La Favor, Logan Seymour, Samuel Peterson


Public Expectation vs. Free Love: Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick’s Controversial Affair

Faculty Mentor:  Patricia Turner

Student Researcher:  Karyssa Gulish


The Kitchen Patriot: WWII Food Rationing and the American Woman

Faculty Mentor:  Andrew Sturtevant

Student Researcher:  Kendra Polzin


On Racial Frontiers: The Function of Race in America, 1800-1860

Faculty Mentors: Andrew Sturtevant, Wendy Geniusz

Student Researcher:  Hayden Nelson

The history department is proud to showcase these student researchers and their scholarly accomplishments.