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Student news

  • Rachel Jacob, a double-major in History and Political Science, has been named the 2017 Lincoln Laureate.
  • Mathieu Billings, who earned his Ph.D. in December 2016, has received NIU's 2016-17 outstanding dissertation award in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education. Mat's dissertation was entitled "Potent Legacies: The Transformation of Irish and Irish-American Politics, 1815-45" (Sean Farrell, director). He is currently a full-time lecturer at the University of Indianapolis.
Undergraduate Research and Artistry 2017 Prizes 
  • First Place URAD Arts, Education, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences Posters and First Place Humanities Award-Kathryn Voight, Poster #100, "Aufseherin: Female German Nazi Camp Guards and Post-War Justice”
  • Third Place Humanities Award-Tyechia Price, Poster #106, "The History of Leis in Hawaii during Pre-Colonial, Colonial and the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance Eras"
2016-2017 Outstanding Women Student Awards
  • Undergrad Student-Katy Voight
  • Graduate Student-Jana Knezovic
2017-2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Awards
  • M.A.- William Wojtkiewicz
  • Ph.D.- Heeyoung Choi

Faculty News

  • Professor Anne Hanley has received a Fulbright Fellowship and will be in residence in the Economics Department of the Universidade de São Paulo, Riberirão Preto campus, teaching a graduate seminar and conducting research on banking and credit in Brazil in the early twentieth century, from January to June 2019.
  • Professor Eric Jones has been named Outstanding International Educator for 2017, joining previous recipients Professors Ismael Montana (2016) and Trude Jacobsen (2014).
  • Professor Eric Hall and doctoral candidates BJ Marach and J. Mark Reynolds have just published a timely essay in the International Social Science Review, “Do African American Athletes Have an Obligation to Fight Against Racial Injustice?”
  • Professor Rosemary Feurer, director of the Mother Jones Museum and Heritage Project, presided over the dedication of a Mother Jones historical marker at Coalfield Rest Area on December 11, 2017. The Edwardsville Intelligencer reported on the ceremony.
  • Dr. Christine Worobec, Board of Trustees and Distinguished Research Professor Emerita, has been honored for Distinguished Contributions by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

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