RESEARCH AT AREA CONFERENCE - 03/29/06
Trinity undergraduates experienced
a foretaste of the future when the College hosted the Chicagoland Christian
History Research Conference on March 18. Students from Trinity, Judson
College, and Trinity International University (Deerfield) gathered to present
lectures and hear keynote speaker Dr. Lendol Calder, chair of the history
department of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, who spoke on "Graduate
School and the Christian History Student."
Three Trinity students were
invited to participate in the program. Nicholas Bermudez '06 presented
his research on "The Negligent City: The Actions of the City of Chicago
that Led to the Great Chicago Fire, 1850-1871." Nathan Vis '07 followed
with a detailed examination of the city of Seattle during the Gold Rush
years. Junior Benjamin Zumdahl shared his findings on the subject of eugenics
as a danger to society.
"The conference provided
experience presenting research in a public forum and an opportunity to
see other students do the same thing," said Dr. John Fry, chair and associate
professor of history. "We were happy to host a collection of top students
from Christian colleges in the area."