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2021 Benson Summer Research Fellows to Present

By Michael Halvorson ’85 Are you curious about innovative historical research projects that are transforming PLU and our communities? The History department invites you to learn more at a presentation of creative scholarship by the 2021 Benson Foundation Summer Research Fellows. The colloquium takes place…

A Conversation with Dr. Rebekah Mergenthal

PLU Department of History You might notice that Dr. Rebekah Mergenthal is not listed as an instructor on the History Department’s teaching schedule during the 2021-2022 school year. Although she is eager to get back into the classroom after so many ‘Zoom sessions,’ we’ll have…

Summer 2021 Benson Research Fellows Announced

By Michael Halvorson, ’85. The Benson Program in Business and Economic History is pleased to announce the selection of three student-faculty research teams for Summer 2021. The fellowships are selected by the Innovation Studies steering committee and funded through the generous support of Dale E.…

PLU Alum Discusses Eisenhower’s Work During 1918 Pandemic

By Michael Halvorson ’85, Professor of History.  When Dwight D. Eisenhower was a young officer in the U.S. Army, he was responsible for protecting his troops during the 1918 Pandemic that threatened military bases in the U.S. This is one of the fascinating stories about…