College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

History Class 1

2020-2021 Updates

Spring 2021 Semester

View our Social Justice Resource Guide for a list of: UNI Campus Resources; suggested video lectures, audio recordings and podcasts; and recommended books and articles on issues of social justice, race, and policing. The Department of History endorses the AHA's statements against bigotry and violence. The latest: AHA Statement on Violence against Asians and Asian Americans.


April 15th

Dear UNI HIST students,

I hope this message finds you well as the end of the semester approaches. I have a couple of pieces of info for you as you prepare to wrap up Spring 2021 (you'll want to read all the way to the end):

  • Please join UNI HIST for our final department-sponsored event of the 2020-2021 academic year, next Wednesday's Phi Alpha Theta induction (6:30 pm) and Keynote lecture, provided by UNI HIST MA student Lydia Pakala, "Frank Capra: American Propagandist, 1935-1946" (7:00 pm). Register for the event at  
  • HIST 3159, Fall 2021: The Department of History's newest course, "Conflict and Justice in History," is being offered for the first time by Professor Cutter in the fall (T TH at 2:00). The topic for the course will be "Perspectives on Animal-Human Relations" and will count as 3 hours toward your US History electives. I have worked with the Registrar to have the course automatically coded to US History, so this course will help you make progress toward your degree if you need US history hours. If your US history requirements are already fulfilled, it can also count toward your History Electives. Win-win! (I've had a sneak peak at this course as Professor Cutter has been designing it, and it looks fantastic, so don't miss it!)

Best wishes for success as you finish your semester-long projects and prep for finals. 

Take care,
Dr. McNabb


April 9th, 2021

We want to make sure everyone sees this message that vaccines are currently open to all students.
--- --- ---
Dear Students:
An email has been sent to you.

From Name: UNI Vaccine Clinic

From Address:

Subject: Register Now (OPEN to ALL Students NOW!) for Student Vaccine Clinic

The UNI Student Health Clinic will hold a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus in the West Gym, Tuesday, April 13 from 8:20-12:25 with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This is to allow students to be fully vaccinated before the semester ends. 

The vaccine is by appointment only. We are using Blackthorn Sandbox scheduling software so the appointment confirmation email message will include “Sandbox” in the subject line. 

Please register here or copy this link into your browser: 

John Vallentine, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty

Provost's Office
Seerley 20 /  Cedar Falls, IA 50614  /  #1UNI


March 26, 2021

Quick reminder we have two events coming up in April:

April 16th, 1pm Brutish Museums: a Conversation with Dan Hicks via Zoom

Click here to receive the Zoom link.

April 21st, 6:30pm Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony and final lecture in the Phi Alpha Theta Lecture series, presented by an outstanding graduate student.

Click here to receive the Zoom link.

Have a great day,

Cori Martin


March 25, 2021

Dear HIST students,

I hope things are going well for each of you, as we close out Week 9 of the Spring 2021 semester.

It's already time to start thinking about Fall 2021 courses -- History faculty have some great course offerings lined up for you! Attached to this email are our Fall 2021 course posters, with all history faculty sections in Humanities and History listed, as well as a promotional poster for an exciting new course from Professor Cutter titled, "Conflict and Justice in History: Perspectives on Animal-Human Relations." We have two posters to illustrate a couple of the perspectives looked at during class: Animal as Companion and Animal as Other.

When you review the offerings, you'll see some sections designated as online course delivery to allow you flexibility and multiple modes of course delivery in our schedule. Any course without that "online" designation will be delivered in-person on campus. You won't see room locations just yet, as the University is still working to put courses in appropriate rooms, but please know that those courses will be face-to-face next fall. 
Remember to reach out to your academic advisor to talk over your fall schedule and to ask any questions you might have about the registration process. (Contact Cori if you need some help connecting with your advisor.)

Seniors: please remember that if you are planning on a Spring 2021 Commencement in May, you must register to graduate by next Thursday, April 1: 

Also, attend the Graduation Fair on Wednesday, March 31: Stay tuned for information about History's Spring 2021 Convocation to celebrating all graduates.

Good luck as we approach the last third of the semester, and I'll be in touch with more news and info soon.

Take care,
Dr. McNabb


March 8, 2021

Good morning everyone,

March 13th - This Saturday is the 2021 Donald Shepardson Memorial Student Research Conference (ShepCon), held over Zoom. Support your fellow majors, friends, and colleagues by attending: RSVP to receive Zoom links. Professor Emeritus Dr. Robert Martin will talk about Donald Shepardson's Legacy before we separate for the presentations. Student presenters will be split up into four "panel rooms", each with its own Zoom link, so you can easily navigate panels. Come back to the main zoom link for closing words. Check out our draft program for details about the panel themes and presentations:

March 24th - The Women's History Month Phi Alpha Theta Lecture will be March 24 at 7:00 pm: "Many Women, Many Witches": Women, Language & Power in Early Modern England's Witch-hunts" Register at

March 31st - Graduation Fair -- Seniors: if you are intending to graduate this spring, it is essential that you apply for graduation. The deadline is April 1st. Please see the Spring Commencement website for details on this year's processes:

Take care & have a great Spring day,

Cori Martin