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Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Dinner

It’s that time of the year!

Phi Alpha Theta is hosting its Faculty Dinner in appreciation of our fabulous History Department. Only those who have R.S.V.P.’d to the event are able to attend so if you missed it this year, make sure to keep an eye on your email next year so you can experience this wonderful event first hand. The dinner is being held:

Wednesday, Feb 21st
6 p.m. at the Alumni House

For those that are attending, please make sure to check in at the door for your assigned table number. Also, make sure to bring your I.D. if you are over 21.

**Special Event Opportunity**

Phi Alpha Theta is in need of a new banner for our Facebook page. The Faculty Dinner is the perfect occasion to update our banner and we would like your help to do so! Make sure to take plenty of pictures during the event and the day after the event we will make a post on our Facebook page calling for you to comment your favorite pictures from the evening. Members of the group will vote by liking the pictures and the top 10 most popular pics will make it onto our new banner!

Spring Applications and Membership Fees due March 1st
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*Rough* Schedule for Spring 2018

Schedule Spring 2018

Here is our tentative schedule for Spring 2018. Events (especially Lecture Nights) are subject to change. But this is a general overview of what we expect out of this semester. If you have any questions or suggestions for future events, feel free to contact us!

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Congratulations Haley Hayashi!


Congratulations to Haley Hayashi for GRADUATING last Fall!

PhAT would like to thank Haley for everything she did for the organization in her role as Treasurer and wish her the best moving forward.

We would also like to announce that our Secretary, Cait Cady will be fulfilling Haley’s role now that she is off to bigger and better things.

Cheers to a fabulous Semester!!

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Your New 2017-2018 Officers!


Sarah Kistler

Sarah Kistler is a rising senior at UC Berkeley majoring in History, with a particular emphasis on WW2 and the Holocaust. She aspires to work at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and her attendance at Cal is the first step to achieving that goal. Sarah has been a part of Phi Alpha Theta since 2016 and is excited to see the society bloom in the coming year. In her free time, she enjoys reading, video games, and copious amounts of cheese.


Stanley Shiau
Vice President

Stanley Shiau is a third-year double major in History and Conservation & Resource Studies with a minor in forestry. He is well-versed in WWII history and trivia and has a field of concentration focusing on the influence of the two world wars in society. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering, photography, cinematography, and hiking.


Cait Cady

Cait Cady is a junior studying political science and history. She is passionate about American political history, particularly the evolution of Congress and political parties during the tumultuous 19th century. She currently works for Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and is an editor for Clio’s Scroll, Berkeley’s undergraduate history journal. Outside of school, she has worked on numerous political campaigns in her home state of Arizona and spent last summer interning for the legislative affairs department of the National Grange in Washington DC.


Krista Thomas
Public Relations Coordinator

Krista Thomas is a rising senior pursuing a dual degree in English and history, with a particular emphasis on the changing intersection of mental illness and criminal sentencing in America. In addition to her deep passion for history, Krista enjoys marketing and public relations and holds multiple professional marketing communications positions outside of UCB. Ultimately, she is very excited to use her role for promoting Phi Alpha Theta among the student body, increasing member participation through clear communications, and learning from the vast wealth of historical knowledge Phi Alpha Theta members contribute.


Gabriella Cuevas
Event Coordinator

Gabriella Cuevas is currently a senior at UC Berkeley and a History major. She has a specific interest in Latin American history and the relations that Hispanic people have with the United States. She has been part of Phi Alpha Theta since her junior year and is excited for the upcoming school year.


Haley Hayashi

Haley Hayashi is a rising senior. She was born and raised here in California. She is interested in the history of World War II and the Cold War, particularly Japan and Germany.


Matthew Kimani
Lecture Night Coordinator

Matthew Kimani is a rising sophomore double majoring in history and Arabic. He is Kenyan by blood, culture, and citizenship, but has spent most of his life in the United States. His interests include the history of the Palestinian Cause, particularly its revolutionary phase (1965-1982, by some counts 1965-1987), Lebanese history, Arab Jewish history, and various questions of ideology and culture.


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2017-18 Officers Needed!

Phi Alpha Theta is in need of Officers for the 2017-2018 school year. The positions available are as follows:

Vice President
Must be an individual in their Junior year at Cal as they will take over PhAT when the current President graduates next Spring. They will work closely with and assist the current President in order to learn how the society is run and ensure a seamless transition to the 2018-2019 school year.

This individual will be in charge of budgetary needs for PhAT and will be responsible for allocating funds, keeping track of funds available, purchase order requests, and working with our Event Coordinator in regards to our larger events.

This role is meant to support any other officer who needs assistance. It is a “Jack-Of-All-Trades” position and requires the individual to be familiar with several different aspects of how PhAT operates.

Public Relations Coordinator
Our PR officer will be in charge of publicizing events and increasing our online presence in order to bring more exposure to PhAT. They will be responsible for our Facebook page, Instagram account, coordinating with Leah to email the department, as well as updating the blog on our new website,

If you are interested in one of these positions, please fill out the following application before July 15th, 2017:

Please feel free to contact us here with any questions or concerns!