Students create new online home for undergraduate history journal
Chronos, the Undergraduate History Journal, is the only
undergraduate academic journal on campus and one of the few in the country.
During the Spring 2016 semester, the Chronos Editorial Board designed and
created a new website for the journal. The 2016 Chronos Editorial Board members
were undergraduate students Joe Sacchi, Dana Lechlieter, Alina Bagnamova, Thalia Matos, Christina
Tavera, Jake Fabrizio, and Casiana Kennedy.
“The new website really differentiates Chronos from other
undergraduate journals,” explained faculty advisor Professor Osamah Khalil,
“Only a few journals have a dedicated online presence.”
The new website was developed in conjunction with SU’s
Online Learning Services department. Brooke Winckelmann of Online Learning
Services worked closely with the Chronos Editorial Board from the initial
conceptualization of the site to its launch. “It was a pleasure to have the
opportunity to provide support as the students developed the Chronos website.
I’m honored to have worked with such a dedicated group of students, and to see
them create something exceptional,” said Winckelmann.
In addition to the new website, the editorial board also
produced a new issue of the journal. The 2016 issue contains five new articles
by student authors covering a wide range of historical topics from the British
eugenics movement to assistance programs during the Great Depression to the
normalization of relations between the United States and the People’s Republic
History Department Chair Michael Ebner explained that “for
over a decade, History undergraduates have edited and produced Chronos. Year
after year students have decided to publish a hardcopy version, something they
found more meaningful and substantial than merely posting a pdf on the
internet.” Ebner added that the new website would not only facilitate the
electronic distribution of Chronos, but would also “create a hub for the
undergraduate History experience.” “The History Department is very proud of the
journal and the new website, and we look forward to seeing what students will
do next,” he said. 06/06/16