Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Evansville's Musgrave awarded IUís Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Paul Musgrave of Evansville has received Indiana University's prestigious Herman B Wells Senior Recognition Award.
The award, established in honor of the late Chancellor Wells, recognizes excellence in academic achievement and excellence of contribution to the campus community through leadership and participation in campus activities. An award dinner was held in his honor in June.
After graduating from F.J. Reitz High School, Musgrave entered IU in 2000 as a Wells Scholar, and majored in history and political science with a minor in economics. He interned for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in the summer of 2001.
His research on national missile defense resulted in an essay that won the IUB Department of History's John W. Foster Award for best undergraduate essay on American politics and diplomacy. The Missouri Valley Journal of Social Science, an undergraduate journal edited at Creighton University, published the essay in revised form. Based on his work with the Herman B Wells papers in the IU Archives, Musgrave wrote an article on Wells' early career for Indiana Alumni Magazine.
Musgrave was profiled in IU's semi-annual publication Research and Creative Activity in an article, "Portrait of a Historian as a Young Man."
In his spare time, Musgrave founded a campus debating society and an alternative campus news Web site. He wrote a weekly column for the Indiana Daily Student and persuaded the IU Student Association to adopt a new constitution. Musgrave also assisted in the creation of a peer advisory service for students involved in the campus judicial system and served as a peer diversity educator in his residence hall.
In November, he was awarded a George Mitchell Scholarship, which will fund his studies at University College-Dublin as a master's candidate in politics.