Thomas A. Askew not only has completed his term of officeas
president of CFH, but is alsoretiring from the Stephen Phillips Professorship
of History at Gordon College.
Richard V. Pierard has retired fromIndiana State University and is
hoping that hisobvious value as a "lifeline" for contestants on "So You Want
to be a Millionaire" will soon start paying off.
Robert Linder, Kansas StateUniversity, was named "An Extraordinary
Teacher" by the Kansas State University graduating class of 1999. He published
Why Baseball Is Better Than Football, Especially For Republicans" inthe Summer,
1999 number of THEMARS HILLS REVIEW, pp. 61-69; the concluding essay
"Will the Promises BeKept?" in Dane S. Claussen, ed., THE PROMISE KEEPERS:
ESSAYS ON MASCULINITY AND CHRISTIANITY, London andJefferson, NC:
McFarland and Company Publishers, 2000, pp. 307-326; and THE LONG
TRAGEDY: AUSTRALIAN EVANGELICALCHRISTIANS AND THE GREAT
WAR, 1914-1918, Adelaide: Open Book Publishers, 2000, in Australia.
Bluffton College (OH)'s Perry Bush has published a bookentitled DANCING
WITH THE KOBZAR: BLUFFTONCOLLEGE AND MENNONITE HIGHER
EDUCATION, 1899-1999, Telford PA:Pandora Press, as apart of the Studies in
Anabaptist and Mennonite History book series. His revised dissertation, TWO
KINGDOMS, TWO LOYALTIES: MENNONITE PACIFISMIN MODERN
AMERICA, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He was promoted
last year to Professor of History at Bluffton College.
James C.Carper of the University of South Carolina was awarded the
Kentucky Historical Society's annual Richard H. Collins Award forhis article
"William MorganBeckner:The Horace Mann of Kentucky," which appeared in the
Winter 1999 issue of THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL