On April 2, Belmont history students Andrew Broadway, Eli Gibbons and Stephanie Downing traveled to Murray, Kentucky to participate in the 2011 Kentucky Regional Phi Alpha Theta conference held at Murray State University. The students are members of Belmont’s Xi-Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society. Each of the students presented their research to their peers from other universities. Downing’s paper on the U.S. hockey team’s victory at the 1980 Olympics, “February 22, 1980: The Miracle on Ice,” received second prize for best undergraduate paper. Accompanying the students at the conference were Department of History faculty member Dr. Cynthia Bisson, advisor to the XI Alpha Chapter, and Dr. Douglas Bisson, who also chaired a panel.
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