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Phi Alpha Theta/History Club

Every Friday, 2:45pm-3:45pm, in Psych 240.

Students who join the history club engage in a wide variety of activities focused on history. There have been movie festivals, travel to historic sites, lecture series, student tutoring, service activities, and a host of other events determined by the members each year. It is free to join and is open to all students, regardless of major! The History Club is currently run by Alpha Theta Kappa, the campus branch of the national history honorary society, Phi Alpha Theta.


Dawn Carver, President

Teagan Boda, Vice President

Nellie Englehart, Secretary

Tori McClune, Treasurer

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Judy Gaughan


Fall 2017

Car Wash

The History Club is washing cars to raise money for our trip to the Biennial Phi Alpha Theta Convention in January.  While there students will be presenting their research to a national audience of Historians.

WHEN: September 2 and September 9, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
WHERE: Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave in Pueblo just off Northern Ave between Lehigh and Pueblo Blvd.WHEN: Saturday, Sep 2nd and COST: Suggested donation of $5 per vehicle.

Ghost Walk

The History Club will be participating in Pueblo's annual Ghost Walk when figures from History come to life and tell us their stories.

WHEN: October 
WHERE: Downtown Pueblo

Details forthcoming

Crowdfunding Campaign

To assist in our plans to send all students who wish to go to New Orleans for the Biennial Convention, the CSU-Pueblo Foundation is generously helping us to crowdsource our funding for the trip.  We will be asking you to contribute and share our campaign as broadly as possible.

WHEN: October 4 (campaign begins)
WHERE: Everywhere!  A link to the campaign will be available here and on the History Program Facebook page (note the link in the "Contact us" box).

Spring 2018

Colorado Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference

The CSU Pueblo History Program and the Alpha Theta Kappa Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is pleased to host the Colorado Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference.  Students from all over Colorado and from neighboring states have an opportunity to present their research to an audience of budding historians.

WHEN: April 13-14

Sixth Annual Bea Spade Memorial Lecture Series

Dr. Vladislav Zubok
London School of Economics,
WHEN: Week of March 26, Event Details forthcoming.

Dr. Zubok is a world-renowned scholar of Russian and Soviet history.

Honor Society

Alpha Theta Kappa Chapter

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history by encouraging research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social conversations. We also support historical research and publication by our members. Phi Alpha Theta currently runs the History Club, so even if you are not a member of this professional society, you can join us for fun and exciting events!


The induction ceremony for the Alpha Theta Kappa chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is held every Spring at the Union Depot in downtown Pueblo in conjunction with the annual Bea Spade Lecture Series. The next deadline for applications is December 8, 2017. Please see Dr. Gaughan for more details. In order to be eligible, students must have completed at least 12 hours of history courses (at least 6 at CSU Pueblo), have a 3.1 GPA in history courses (a 3.0 GPA overall), and be ranked in the top 35% of their class. Students are not required to be a declared History major or minor to participate. There is a one time charge of $50 for membership.

Regional Conference 2018

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting the Colorado Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta.

WHEN: April 13-14, 2018

Details Forthcoming

Biennial Conference

The Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 3-7, 2018. Details and the Call for Papers will be posted at

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