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Papers by Schleusener, Bockelman Honored at Dakota Conference

Two Augustana students have been named recipients of cash awards for papers they presented at the 42nd annual Dakota Conference (2010).

Junior Kate Schleusener (Rapid City) received the Cedric Cummins Award ($150) for her paper entitled "A White Man's Letter from an Episcopal Indian Mission, Dec. 18, 1873."

Senior Adam Bockelman (Sioux Falls) received the Carol Martin Mashek Award in Women's History ($100) for his paper entitled, "Alice Chapman to Mrs. Grigsby, March 12, 1906."

Both papers are based on original documents in the archives of the Center for Western Studies and were written for Dr. Harry Thompson's 2010 Interim course, "Unlocking the Archives: The Search for Authenticity."

The awards will be presented at the 43rd annual Dakota Conference, set for April 29-30. The Dakota Conference is a program of the Center for Western Studies.