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Texas Wesleyan hosts regional history conference

03.29.2016 | By:

On Saturday, April 2 undergraduate and graduate students from 13 colleges and universities in the North Texas Region will gather at Texas Wesleyan for the 2016 North Central Texas Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference. The history department will host over 60 graduate and undergraduate students on campus.

The conference begins with check-in and breakfast from 7:30-8:30 a.m in the Louella Baker Martin Pavilion before breaking into 20 moderated paper sessions. A keynote address by Judge G. Quentin McGown entitled "Texas Wesleyan University and the Building of Polytechnic Heights" will be delivered during the luncheon session. Awards will be given for the best undergraduate and graduate papers. The conference schedule is now available.  

Conference funding is provided by the A. M. Pate Endowment, named in honor of the late Fort Worth businessman and philanthropist A. M. Pate. “Aggie” Pate was involved in many historical activities including the founding of the Pate Museum of Transportation and the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table. He was committed to encouraging research and scholarship and supported a number of institutions of higher learning including Texas Wesleyan University.

About Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history that seeks to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges. The society has more than 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. The Omega Zeta Chapter was chartered at Texas Wesleyan on April 23, 1979.

For more information about ΦΑΘ, please contact Chris Ohan at

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