History News

In October, Dr. Joanna Carraway-Vitiello became the most recent scholar to offer a Gibbs Memorial Lecture at Rockhurst. She discussed her research into linkages between the medieval Italian legal system and cultural concepts such as vendetta and honor.

Former history major James Ribaudo has been awarded a full scholarship for three years to earn his law degree at the Saint Louis University school of law, beginning in the Fall 2011 semester. 

The Hugh Owens Prize for best historical essay is open to all Rockhurst undergraduate students who have produced a suitable essay on any historical subject from any historical era. Contact Professor Joseph Fossati (william.fossati@rockhurst.edu; SED 205 E) for more information on the chance to win a $500 U.S. savings bond and have your name immortalized on the Hugh Owens Prize plaque. The Hugh M. Owens Prize in History annually recognizes a student who excels in the study of history as determined by the History Department.

Dr. K.D. Motes recently contributed a book chapter entitled "Hosts and Horses: Envirocultural Impacts of Contact in the Amerindian West" to The World of the American West, edited by Gordon Morris Bakken and published by Routledge.

Dr. Faith Childress (History Department Chair) recently traveled to India on a research trip.

Former history major Ryan Sturdevant is now a graduate student in the history department at the University of Oklahoma.

Former history major Sarah Ford recently served as an intern at the National Archives, Great Plains regional office in Kansas City. She now works for the National Archives.

Former history major Kimberly Ebel served as an intern at the Wornall House and Museum in Kansas City.