History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, Inducts New Members

Arts & Humanities

By: Ashley Eilers

File Under: flats gallery, history

The College of Mount St. Joseph's chapter of the history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, welcomed five new members on September 20. The students were inducted into Sigma Chi, the local chapter of the national honor society, at the Mount’s newly-opened Flats Gallery

Phi Alpha Theta

The national history honor society was founded in in 1921 to promote history as a field of study and encourage casual discussion amongst faculty and students. Dr. Peter Robinson, associate professor of history and advisor to the Mount’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta says the group is a great way to “raise awareness of the (history) program and increase social connections outside of the classroom.”

Members must have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and at least a 3.1 GPA in 12 or more credit hours of history.  

The Ceremony

Four of the five inductees participated in the initiation ceremony that included an address from Dr. Tim Lynch, chair of the Department of History, as well Helen Rindsberg, adjunct instructor at the Mount and docent for the Cincinnati Art Museum. Rindsberg’s address to the 25 attendees celebrated the deep connections between history and art, making the gallery a fitting background for the event.

New Members

Kristina Brodbeck, Phillip Gilmore, Faith Glisson, Nathan Islamovsky and Daniel Kramig have joined the Sigma Chi chapter. They join 21 Mount students that have been inducted since the group’s rekindling three years ago. This year the group hopes to hold several meetings throughout the semester to bring in speakers and talk about the field in general, outside of the classroom environment.  

Pictured above: Daniel Kramig, Faith Glisson, Nathan Islamovsky, and Phillip Gilmore.

Photo credit: Dr. Peter Robinson