Northern State University 1200 S. Jay St. Aberdeen, SD 57401-7198 Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Aberdeen, South Dakota Permit No. 77 C O L L E G E O F A R T S A N D S C I E N C E S Dr. Pen Pearson, Professor of English, received a competitive Individual Artist’s Grant from the South Dakota Arts Council for July 2011-June 2012 to continue work on her biographical novel of early twentieth-century British poet Charlotte Mew. Dr. Pearson was a visiting writer and speaker at the first annual graduate symposium at the University of South Dakota in September. She also chaired a panel of original creative writing readings at the Western Literature Association Conference in Missoula, Montana in October. Dr. Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science, published a chapter on U. S. Senate elections in South Dakota entitled “The Politics of Defeat” in The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture. He gave a presentation that promoted the book at a conference in November at Dakota Wesleyan University. Dr. Schaff also presented a paper titled “Was Lincoln a Progressive?: Lincoln and Progressive Political Thought” at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association. Dr. Steven Usitalo, Associate Professor of History, was the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Research and Lecturing Award to Armenia (hosted by the Faculty of International Relations and History, Yerevan State University), 2011-2012. Dr. Usitalo delivered six lectures at various venues across Armenia. In May 2012, he will be giving a seventh, and final, talk at the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan, Armenia; the talk is entitled “The Workshop for Armenian/Turkish Scholarship and De-Essentializing the Debate on the Origins of the Armenian Genocide.” Dr. Usitalo also published a book review of Simon Werrett’s Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts & Sciences in European History (The University of Chicago Press, 2010), in Eighteenth-Century Studies. Dr. Patrick J. Whiteley, Professor of English, delivered a paper titled “Silence and Exile in Bernard MacLaverty’s Grace Notes ” at the Midwest American Conference for Irish Studies (Ireland and Its Global Influence) on the campus of Minnesota State University, Moorhead, in October 2011. NORTHERN STATE UNIVERSITY Aberdeen, South Dakota Stay in touch with your school – visit