More than 100 history students and professors are participating in the Phi Alpha Theta regional history conference Saturday (March 28) at West Virginia University .

WVU s Delta Nu chapter is hosting the event. Students will present original research from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Woodburn Hall.

Robert Blobaum , Eberly Professor of History and coordinator of the Slavic and Eastern European Studies Program, will present the keynote address,War and Society: Warsaw during World War I,at 3 p.m. in the Mountainlair Gluck Theatre.

All conference sessions and the keynote address are free and open to the public.

We are very enthusiastic about the large turnout from neighboring states and expect a stimulating weekend for participants and visitors,said Katherine Aaslestad, assistant professor of history and honorary co-adviser.

Students making presentations are from WVU , Shepherd University, the University of Pittsburgh, Westminster College, Slippery Rock University, Wittenberg University, Thiel College, Carnegie Mellon University, Wheeling Jesuit University, Frostburg State University, Grove City College, St. Vincent College, Juniata College, Washington and Jefferson College, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, Otterbein College and Mercyhurst College.

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