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Steve Alvin
Illinois Valley Community College

815 North Orlando Smith Avenue
Oglesby, IL 61348

I am IVCC's Study Abroad Coordinator:  For more information about study abroad, click here.

VOICE: (815) 224-0423

FAX: (815) 224-3033
E-mail:  steve_alvin@ivcc.edu

B. S. History Southern Illinois University, 1978
M. A. History Southern Illinois University, 1982
ABD History University of Minnesota, 1988

Collegiate Teaching Experience:
1997-Present Illinois Valley Community College
1994-98 Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
1992-93 Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND
1990-91 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Research Interests:
16th Century maritime history
U. S. Civil War naval history
European overseas expansion
Military history

Current Project:
A "biography" of the ironclad gunboat USS Essex

Baseball, SABR, APBA, model building, model railroading, military gaming, reading

Professional Organizations/Activities:
Phi Alpha Theta
U. S. Naval Institute

Courses Taught:  Spring 2019 (click on link to access  syllabus)
bulletHistory 1000  History of Western Civilization I    Link to page for "The Need for Water"
bullet   Syllabus for:  Section One    Section Two
bullet History 1001:  History of Western Civilization II  Link to images for "Staging Absolutism"
bullet   Syllabus for:  Section One  Section Two
bulletHistory 2007 History and Civilization of China
bullet    Syllabus


Click HERE to link to the Companion Site for Speilvogel (used in History 1000 and 1001)

Click HERE to link to the Companion Site for the Story of China

Click HERE to link to IVCC's Stylebook for writing papers.

 Cool Links!

Click here for a list of cool history links!  More will be added on a regular basis!                           


Office Hours: Spring 2019

Also by appointment

Note:  Office hours may be cancelled due to meetings.  Office hours during Finals Week are by appointment only

Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 Office   Office   Office
9:30 " HIS 1001-02 " HIS 1001-02 "
10:00 HIS 2007 " HIS 2007 " HIS 2007
10:30 " " " " "
11:00 HIS 1000-02 HIS 1000-01 HIS 1000-02 HIS 1000-01 HIS 1000-02
11:30 " " " " "
Noon   "   "  
12:30   Office   Office  
1:00 HIS 1001-01 " HIS 1001-01 "  
1:45 " " " "  
2:00 "   "    
2:15 " "



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