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Phi Alpha Theta Celebrates End of Fall Semester with French Dinner

Dec 7, 2012

The Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society celebrated the end of the fall semester by hosting a formal French Christmas dinner at the home of Dr. Stephen Carls on December 7, 2012. Thirty people participated in the event, which included a several-course meal, recognition of graduating history major Cale Little, and a musical program by flautist Patricia Dawson.

As for the meal, it consisted of four courses. The first course was an asparagus, avocado, and smoked salmon salad. For the main course, guests ate roasted basil pork medallions, risotto, and stewed cherry tomatoes. Plates containing several cheeses, fresh pecans, and red grapes followed. For dessert, attendees had a choice of four items, including a lemon yule log cake (bûche de noël), a strawberry trifle (charlotte aux fraises), a marquise au chocolat cake (an Alsatian family variation on Italian tiramisu), and créme brûlée. The evening finished with tea and coffee.


Attendees at the Phi Alpha Theta-sponsored French Christmas dinner join together for a photo prior to the meal at Dr. Carls's home on December 7, 2012. They are: (seated, left to right) Mrs. Becky Lindley, Mary Ellen Poe, Heather Stricklin, Allie Durham, and Dr. Judy LeForge; (standing, left to right) Patricia Dawson, Gracie Wise, Christi Fowler, Bekah Kindt, James Fowler, Courtney Thompson, Colton Gebben, Zach Thompson, Jeffrey Lewoczko (face partially obscured), Dr. Terry Lindley, Wil Sloan, Dr. Henry Allen, Cale Little, Logan Smith (directly behind Cale), Jordan Hayes, Katie LIttle (directly in front of Jordan), Charles Snow, Dr. Keith Bates, Mrs. Lisa Bates, Dr. David Thomas, Mrs. Nancy Thomas, Savannah German, Caitlin Roach, and Dr. Stephen Carls.


A decorated table is ready for the French Christmas dinner on December 7, 2012 at Dr. Carls's home.


Attendees at the Phi Alpha Theta French Christmas dinner enjoy conversation and get ready to pass around the asparagus salad at the beginning of the meal on December 7, 2012. They are: (starting on the right and going clockwise) Dr. Henry Allen (face barely visible), Zach Thompson, Courtney Thompson, Caitlin Roach, Savannah German, Mrs. Nancy Thomas, Dr. David Thomas, Gracie Wise, and Bekah Kindt.


Dr. Stephen Carls (left) presents graduating history major Cale Little with a gift from the history department at the Phi Alpha Theta French Christmas dinner on December 7, 2012.


History major Patricia Dawson plays a song on her flute during the program of music that she presented at the French Christmas dinner on December 7, 2012.


Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls puts the desserts in place at the Phi Alpha Theta French Christmas dinner at the Carls's home on December 7, 2012.


Guests enjoy their desserts at the French Christmas dinner on December 7, 2012. They are: (seated, left to right) Charles Snow, Allie Durham, and Mrs. Lisa Bates.


Dr. David Thomas stands with recent history graduates Caitlin Roach (left) and Savannah German during the dessert segment of the French Christmas dinner at the Carls's home on December 7, 2012