May 15 - Northwestern College professors Sally Harris and Lisanne Winslow have received Fulbright Scholarships to conduct international research and graduating senior Ahna Boyum has received a Fulbright award to teach English in Thailand.
Sally Harris, Ph.D., professor of English, will teach and conduct research in applied linguistics at Tumaini University in the south-central highlands of Tanzania, Africa during the 2008-09 academic year beginning in September.
Lisanne Winslow, Ph.D., professor of biology, has been invited by the Misaki Marine Biological Station in Tokyo, to conduct laboratory research on the effects of global warming and changing ocean temperatures on three species of Pacific Rim sea urchins. Winslow will be teaching in the University of Tokyo Graduate Program of Marine Sciences and conducting her research beginning in January 2009.
Ahna Boyum, a Christian Ministries major from Cambridge, Minn., received a Fulbright Scholarship to spend six months in Thailand teaching English as a Second Language beginning in September. Boyum is Northwestern’s fourth student Fulbright recipient in five years.
The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year for study and research abroad. In addition, more than 1,450 Americans receive grants to study abroad with either full or partial support from the Fulbright Program.