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September 17, 2014 Edition


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I. General Political Science Announcements

II. General University Announcements

a.  Career Services - Career Events & Fairs

b.  Exploring Majors Fair - September 23

c. Graduate & Professional School Fair - September 30

III. Student Kudos

IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a.  Constitution Day -- Wednesday, September 17

b.  W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture Series - Family Secrets Shame And Privacy In Britian - September 29

V.  Internships

a.  Congresswoman Robin Kelly Internships - Deadline September 19

b.  Schneider for Congress Internship

c.  The Heritage Foundation Internship Program

d.  Student PIRGs-Public Interest Research Groups Internships

e.  Bruce Rauner Campaign Internships

VI.  Scholarship and Fellowships

a. 2014-18 McKearn Fellows

VII.  Clubs and Organizations

a. NextGen Illinois State Convention - Saturday, September 27

VIII.  Other Announcements

a.  Congressman Bill Foster's Job Fair - October 15

IX.  Faculty News


I. General Political Science Announcements 

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II. General University Announcements 

a. Career Services - Career Events & Fairs
A couple events coming in September:
Internship Preparation Workshop Series
Practice Interview Week for Juniors
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Details.
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b. Exploring Majors Fair - September 23, 2014 - Holmes Student Center - Duke Ellington Ballroom - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm!  Details.
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c. Graduate & Professionals School Fair Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom

NIU's Graduate & Professional School Fair (GPS), an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from more than 75 programs. Casual dress, no resume or pre-registration needed. Event is free of charge. Freshmen through seniors are welcome! Sophomores and juniors are especially encouraged the attend.
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III. Student Kudos!

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IV. Upcoming Lectures and Speakers

a. Constitution Day Panel: In recognition of “Constitution Day” -- Wednesday, September 17 - the College of Law will present a faculty panel discussion on U.S. Supreme Court cases from both last year and the upcoming term. Professor Falkoff of the law school will moderate, with brief presentations from several members of the Law Faculty.
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b. W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture Series - Family Secrets Shame And Privacy In Britian by Deborah Cohen - September 29 Details.
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V. Internships

a. Congresswoman Robin Kelly is looking for 2 interns for the fall. Location in Matteson, IL.  Deadline to apply:  September 19th.  Details.
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b. Brad Schneider for Congress has Fall Internship openings. Details.
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c. The Heritage Foundation is already recruiting students for their Spring Internship Program which will run from January 12th to May 8th. They are looking for rising juniors and seniors interested in promoting Heritage policy and research, and experiencing DC first hand. Details.
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d. Student PIRGs-Public Interest Research Groups Internships  Details.
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e. Bruce Rauner Campaign Internships Details.
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VI. Scholarship and Fellowships

a. 2014-18 McKearn Fellows -Call for Applications - The McKearn Fellows Program will allow ten high-achieving students to have a transformative academic and engaged learning experience that will lay a solid foundation for future success and life-long learning. The program encompasses three modules: research and artistry design; leadership development; and civic, social and global engagement. Selection as a McKearn Fellow bestows one of NIU's most prestigious honors and provides an unparalleled educational experience. Over the course of the program, Fellows will be guided to create a distinctive plan of course work and engagement activities that will foster their intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to civic engagement as they move down the path towards student career success. Funded by a major gift from John and Cassandra McKearn, the Program will highlight and advance the skills, knowledge, and achievement of some of NIU's top students. Details.
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VII. Clubs and Organizations

a. NextGen Illinois State Convention - Saturday, September 27. To RSVP, contact Dr. April Clark, aclark9@niu.edu by Tuesday, September 23.  Details.
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VIII. Other Announcements 

a. Congressman Foster's Job Fair - October 15.  Aurora, IL  Details.
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IX. Faculty News

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