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Announcements for February 2013

Spring Study Abroad Fair Today! 

NIU faculty today (February 7) are showcasing their summer 2013 study abroad programs from noon until 6:00 p.m. in the Gallery area of the Holmes Student Center.  Please send your students to check out the outstanding offerings by our colleagues – and come over yourself if possible! 

Save the Date:  International Women’s Day Luncheon March 6, 2013

The Women’s Studies Program, the Division of International Programs, and Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars are collaborating once again to present the International Women’s Day Luncheon on Wednesday, March 6, at 11:30 in the Chandelier Room, Adams Hall.  Lisa Freeman, the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, will be speaking on the topic “Women Entrepreneurs:  Gaining Momentum Worldwide”.  The cost for the luncheon is $15; for more information or reservations please contact Pamela Rosenberg, prosenberg@niu.edu or 753-9530 by Monday, February 25. 

Faculty Fulbright Restrictions Changed

If you haven’t considered applying recently for a faculty Fulbright fellowship because 1) you think you’ve met the lifetime limit on the number of fellowships; or 2) because you have a same-sex partner who would not have been funded to accompany you, Fulbright rules have changed!  Read more to find out the details:

With the launch of the 2014-15 Core Fulbright Scholar Program competition, restrictions regarding previous Fulbright experiences will no longer be a prohibitive factor in applying for a Fulbright Scholar grant. Lifetime limit restrictions that were implemented beginning in June of 2006 have now been lifted. However, as stipulated in section 624.2 of the Fulbright Program Policies, general preference for Fulbright Scholar opportunities will continue to be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright Scholar grant.

The Fulbright Program now includes dependent supplements for same-sex domestic partners. According to section 641.2 of the Fulbright Program Policies concerning dependent supplements, the definition of a dependent is either (1) a spouse, or (2) a qualified same-sex domestic partner, or (3) a relative (child, grandchild, parent, or sibling) who is financially dependent on the grantee. Accompany dependents are those who spend at least 80% of the grant period with the grantee abroad.

Save the Date for Fulbright

Tuesday, April 2 will be Fulbright Interest Day at NIU – please save this date for yourself, if you might be interested in either the traditional faculty fellowship abroad or the newer, more flexible Fulbright Specialist award. Or, save the date for your students: all students from juniors through doctoral students are eligible for the US Student Fulbright program, if they are US citizens and if they haven’t yet received the terminal degree.  

Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program Competition OPENED February 1

The Catalog of Awards became available on February 1 at http://catalog.cies.org/. To register your interest in the program, join the My Fulbright online community for updates and to access helpful resources for applicants: http://www.cies2.org/s/1064/index.aspx

Study Türkiye Program

The Study Türkiye Program is a curriculum development project for university and community college faculty. The program consists of the following steps:

•          Pre-trip: One Day Workshop in February
•          Application Period: Deadline in April
•          9-day trip to Turkey in June
•          Post-trip: Participant Presentations in November

The program is designed to assist faculty infuse their curricula and engage students in a better and through understanding of this nation that promises to play and increasingly pivotal role on the world scene. The combination of workshop learning, international travel, and follow-up presentations arms faculty with the tools to develop an engaging curriculum that deals with Turkey-related issues, such as Turkey’s political position in European and global contexts, women’s issues, Islam and religion in Turkey, economic affairs, arts, and architecture.

2013 Workshop Details
The February workshop is designed to give faculty members the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Turkey in the areas of History, Politics, Religion, and Culture & Society as well as its geopolitical importance in the world today. Additional information about the intercultural trip to Turkey and the application process will be provided at the workshop.

Although faculty are the primary audience for this program, everyone interested in Turkey is invited to attend.

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Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Niagara Foundation
205 N Michigan Ave. Suite 2540

Chicago, IL 60601

Admission: $40

*This is an all day workshop
*Light lunch will be provided

For questions please contact: Aysenur Coban at aysenurcoban@niagarafoundation.org .