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AMERICAN STUDIES @ PURDUE

LAST FRIDAY


 

Upcoming Events: 

  • Spring Fling 2016
    Annual appreciation day for faculty, staff, graduate student staff and retirees. 
    May 25th (Wednesday)
    11:30 - 4pm
    Purdue Memorial Mall

AMST News: 

--Thank you to all who could attend the banquet this year.  Being away from campus and celebrating with our American Studies family is a great way to end this year.  

--Congratulations to the American Studies Award Recipients--

Chester E. Eisinger Prize
Stephen Horrocks

Chester E. Eisinger
Research Award

Sascha Angermann
Salvador Gutierrez-Peraza

Howard Zinn Memorial Research Award
Jennifer Sdunzik

American Studies Innovation in Teaching Award
Rachel Bonini

American Studies Community Service and Social
Justice Award

Lisa Young
--Thank you to all who volunteered for Spring Fest!  We gave out over 900 balloons to kids in the community!!! 

We have a lot of great news to share of our AMST faculty and graduate students, please join us in congratulating them on such great work!! 
  • Cheryl Cooky: 
    Check out Cheryl's Podcast on ESPN Radio, Dunkumentaries Ep. 3 - Missing Milestone!  
     
  • Shannon McMullen
    Congratulations Shannon on being promoted to Associate Professor! 
     
  • Aria Halliday:  
    Aria's research was features on Museum of Play's - Play Stuff Blog.
     
  • Jaime Hough: 
    Jaime won second place in the College of Health & Human Sciences "Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy graduate student competition! 
     
  • Jonathan Freeman: 
    --  Jonathan won a Smithsonian Minority Awards Internship for the upcoming summer. Jonathan will work with Damion Thomas, curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on "African Americans and the Anti-Apartheid Movement."

    --  The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Jonathan Freeman for a Fulbright award to South Africa.  This is an amazing accomplishment for a graduate student.  Way to go, Jonathan!! 
     
  • Eliot Blackburn: 
    Eliot co-authored an article that was published this week in Feminist Studies.  
     
  • Pam Sari: 
    Pam was nominated and won the 2016 Graduate School’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue's highest award in recognition of graduate student teachers.  
     
  • Kera Lovell: 
    Kera has won a 2016-17 Purdue Research Foundation Research Grant.  
     
  • Kadari Taylor-Watson: 
    Kadari won the great opportunity to participate in the Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop.  
     
  • Annagul Yaryyeva: 
    Congratulations Annagul on receiving the Civil Society Scholar Award from the Open Society Foundation for 2015-16.  
April will be our last issue for the 2015-16 Academic Year!  
Enjoy the summer and see you next semester!  Looking forward to an excellent 2016-17 year in American Studies!!! 

 
In an effort to better highlight and celebrate the wonderful work by American Studies students, faculty, and alumni we are launching Last Friday, a monthly newsletter for our program.  

As the name suggests, the newsletter will go out on the last Friday of each month during the academic year, an apt moment to reflect on the events of the past month and signal the activities in upcoming weeks
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Please make sure to use the link below for submissions.  Be sure to send news/events you wish to announce or you may email Brandi.  We don't want to miss anything!
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