Essay and Blog Contest Winners Announced
Congratulations to the winners of this year's undergraduate and graduate essay and blogging contests. The winning entries demonstrate the rich range of work undertaken by Loyola's talented History students.
The Undergraduate History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Department of History, gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence in their writing. Winners will receive a cash prize and recognition at the end of the year Ice Cream Social.
Pedro Regalado, "End of Days: The Puerto Rican Riots of 1971"
Sarah Frank, "Legal Obscenity: American Indecency and the Hollywood Production Code"
Dan Ziemniak, "End of Days: Chicago Remembers? ...Vietnam Veterans' Memorial"
The McCluggage Essay Contest, sponsored by the Department of History, gives graduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence in their writing. Each year's winner will be engraved on a plaque to be hung in the Department. The winner will also receive a cash prize.
“Physicians and Courtiers: Gatekeepers of information During the Long Eighteenth Century”
The History Blogging Contest, sponsored by the Department of History, gives undergraduate students the opportunity to gain recognition for excellence. Winners will receive a cash prize and recognition at the end of the year Ice Cream Social.
Kyle Jenkins, “Adventures at the Front Desk - On My Internship with the Pritzker Military Library”
Pedro Regalado, “Camden Riots Research Project”
Eda Obermanns, “Captain Henry Morgan & The Atlantic World: Detailing the research into the illustrious career of one of the most notorious figures of the Early Modern world”
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