Robert Self

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

Okaka Dokotum
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…

NIU film expert Robert Self will lead discussion after Oct. 18 screening of 1975 movie, ‘Nashville’

Robert Self
Musicians who are mega-celebrities. Hyped-up presidential elections. Assassination attempts against famous figures. A seemingly endless war abroad. A public largely disaffected from politics. This might sound like a characterization of the United States  today, but these are features of Robert Altman’s 1975 film “Nashville,” which will be screened from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in…

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces winners of annual alumni, faculty, staff awards

Photo illustration of climbing the career ladder
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected 11 recipients for the 2012 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category. After the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards became an annual event. Dean Christopher McCord will present the awards Friday, Oct. 12, at a…