Dr. Nicole Etcheson’s latest contribution to the New York Times Disunion blog, “Making War on the Draft,” came out October 18, 2013.
Dr. Nina Mjagkij, who serves as a scholarly adviser for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, attended an Exhibition Content Review Meeting of the museum’s inaugural exhibit, titled “Making a Way out of No Way”, in Washington, D.C., October 11th.
Dr. Stephanie Beswick’s co-edited book The Road to Two Sudans has been accepted for publishing by Cambridge Scholars’ Press. The volume includes her chapter “The Role of Slavery in the Rise and Fall of the Shilluk Kingdom.”
Dr. Frederick Suppe has been a member this semester of the Ball State Fulbright Fellowship committee, which mentors and screens student applicants before their applications are forwarded for national attention. He is also a member of the national Fulbright screening committee for Ireland, which will convene in New York City on November 20, 2013 to evaluate all Fulbright applications for Ireland and make recommendations to the Irish government regarding who should be awarded fellowships for Ireland for the 2014-15 academic year.
Additionally, on October 18th Dr. Suppe was interviewed about Halloween and its Celtic origins by Jerry Davich on his “Casual Fridays” program on Lakeshore Public Radio station WLPR, which broadcasts to northwest Indiana and Chicagoland.