Political Science Professor and Department Chair Christopher Jones delivered NIU's Mortar Board Senior Honor Society's annual "Last Lecture" on April 6, 2011. He was chosen based on a competitive nomination process. Selected speakers are asked to deliver a lecture as if it were their last. Professor Jones' presentation was entitled "10-plus things that I am glad I learned before it was too late."
Following the presentation, Political Science majors Kate Green and David Thomas delivered personal tributes to Professor Jones. Chapter president and biological sciences major, Lindsey McKinney, said the lecture was "phenomenal" and awarded Jones honorary membership in the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society. The sixty-five member chapter of Mortar Board, which is comprised of senior students who have demonstrated high scholarship, leadership and service, made the award "in appreciation of Dr. Jones' dedicated faculty service and outstanding accomplishments in the classroom." The Department congratulates Professor Jones on this special honor!