Two Seniors Present at Regional History Honor Society Conference

Seniors Lauren Evans (left) and Carolyn Johnson at the Phi Alpha Theta conference.

Seniors Lauren Evans from Freeport, Illinois, and Carolyn Johnson from Goodhue, Minnesota, presented their senior theses at the Phi Alpha Theta conference at the University of South Dakota this week. Both presentations were well received and Johnson was awarded the Phi Alpha Theta Paper Prize Award for best paper related to women's history.

Carolyn Johnson was awarded the Phi Alpha Theta award.Senior Carolyn Johnson was awarded the Phi Alpha Theta Paper Prize Award.

"These ladies, who were presenting alongside undergraduate and graduate students, impressed all at the conference," said Margaret Preston, associate professor of history for Augustana.

Evans, a history major with an anthropology minor, presented her paper titled "God Speed the Plough and the Woman Who Drives it: Shifting Gender Roles and the Portrayal of British Women in World War I Propoganda."

Johnson, a history major with business admnistration and psychology minors, will also be presenting her paper titled "The Sisters of Cheer: A Consideration of South Dakota Women on the World War I Home Front" at the Dakota Conference on Friday, April 24 at the Center for Western Studies at Augustana.

Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Augustana's local chapter is part of the national society made up of 860 chapters.