History Club: Year in Review

Editor’s Note: The CSU History Club is a vibrant part of our department community. These dedicated students’ enthusiasm for studying the past is contagious, and they are always ready to lend a helping hand. Senior Kelsey Sagraves, CSU History Club president, reflects here on their founding year. Cleveland State’s History Club is a newly recognized student organization. The Club started […]

 Leon C. Soulé Award

Prof. Leon Soulé taught in the History Department for many years, starting in the 1960s and retiring in the late eighties. He was known as an outstanding teacher and scholar. Indeed, as a teacher he was inspiring, and a number of his students were motivated by his teaching to get their Ph.D. and become professors themselves.   These scholarships commemorate Prof. Soulé and his contributions […]

The Center for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in African and the African Diaspora (RASHAD) Award

The History Department is pleased to offer a scholarship provided by the Center for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in African and the African Diaspora, or RASHAD, which was founded by Dr. Regennia Williams in 2006 and funded generously in part by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Before becoming an assistant professor in the History Department at Cleveland […]

The William I. and Marjorie S. Shorrock Awards

The William I. Shorrock Award and the Marjorie S. Shorrock Graduate Student Award are testaments to the Shorrock family’s long, deep connection with the Department of History. Professor William Shorrock came to CSU in 1969 and retired in 2005 after a distinguished career as a professor and administrator. As an administrator, Bill Shorrock never abandoned his love for students and the classroom. He joined […]

History Banquet 2020

Every spring, our department community gathers to celebrate our students, alums, faculty, and staff during our History Banquet. This year, the situation is understandably quite different due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, we don’t want to let the semester end without this important tradition. So… Welcome to our virtual History Banquet! Department faculty created essays to honor our department awardees and […]