Political science news

Dr. Jeff VanDerWerff, professor of political science, has been named this year’s recipient of the Northwestern Teaching Excellence Award.

Northwestern College graduate Derefe Chevannes will address the issue of race and race relations within a biblical context during chapel service on Nov. 30.

Northwestern College political science professor Dr. Jeff VanDerWerff presented a paper at the Iowa Conference on Presidential Politics at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

Environmental activist to speak
Ed Fallon, an environmental activist who is walking the Iowa stretch of the proposed Bakken oil pipeline, will speak at Northwestern on April 16.

Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will speak on “The Morality and Theology of Capitalism” on Jan. 15.

Matthew Soerens, a Christian leader who assists churches in understanding immigration from a biblical perspective, will visit campus Jan. 26-27.

Northwestern promotes members of faculty
Several Northwestern faculty have been awarded tenure and promoted for the 2014–15 school year.

Dr. Zuhair Fathallah, assistant professor of plastic surgery at Basrah Medical College, will speak in chapel on Monday, Sept. 30, at 10:05 a.m.

Northwestern adds new minor
Northwestern has added a minor in Christian community development to the academic programs it offers.

Five Northwestern faculty members will spend all or part of the 2013–14 academic year on sabbatical leaves.