For her paper “The Beauty Already Born: Local Government and the Irish War of Independence in County Clare,” Laurel Teal of Castle Rock, Colorado, earned the best undergraduate paper at the Phi Alpha Theta national history honorary conference held March 5-7, 2015, in Omaha, Nebraska. She conducted her research as a 2014 Irish Fellow.
Other Hastings College students presenting undergraduate research include the following:
Trey Giesenhagen, of Holdrege, Nebraska: “Preparation and Recreation: The Role of Sport in the American Military, 1890-1920′”
Theresa Droege, of Aurora, Colorado: “A Comparison of Martina Navratalova and Chris Evert as Tennis Athletes: Money, Power, and Sex”
Elizabeth Campbell of Colorado Springs, Colorado: “The Gendered Coach: A Language Analysis of Twentieth Century Coaching Manuals”
Kaylee Greening, of Thornton, Colorado: “Kicking Classes Down: Soccer and Social Class in the Second Half of 19th Century America”