English instructor to lead John Hainds Undergraduate Humanities Program

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In late 2013, NIU English instructor J. Ryan Hibbett was named the first award recipient of the John Hainds Undergraduate Humanities Program. The program, established by Jeannie Hainds on behalf of her late husband, seeks to promote an interest in humanities among undergraduates, both at the university and its partner community colleges. John Hainds, a distinguished…

Ugandan film expert, NIU alumnus returns to campus on Fulbright award

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NIU alumnus Okaka Dokotum is returning to DeKalb in impressive fashion this semester – on a prestigious Fulbright faculty award. Dokotum, a native of Uganda, is in residence in NIU’s Department of English while researching African film adaptations of African literary works. As part of the department’s brown bag lecture series, he will deliver a presentation…

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