[Spring 1996 Issue]

Because the constitutional amendment issue facing us in November 1996 is so very important we have decided to devote most of the Spring 1996 issue to that topic. We are pleased to announce that Professor Jack Jelenski (MSU-Bozeman) has agreed to serve as guest editor of this very special issue. His inaugural editorial is on this page. It deserves close attention.

[New Editorial Board Members]

We are pleased also to announce two colleagues have accepted our invitation to join our editorial group.

Dr. Tamara Berger-Prößdorf is Associate Professor of German and holds a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She is associated with theGoethe Institut and serves as an examiner for the International Business German exam. She is the author of a 1993 book on Bertolt Brecht and of several works on German for international trade. Tamara is interested in current developments in Europe and especially in the emerging market economies of Eastern Europe. She is currently doing research in the area of comparative education dealing with the students and school systems in Germany, France, Scotland and the US.

Dr. Keith Edgerton has both a BA.and MA from the University of Montana. After a stint as a teaching assistant in history and another as an instructor in Humaties at UM he went to Washington State University where he earned a Ph.D. in American Studies. His dissertation dealt with the Montana prison system from 1871 to 1921. Keith in now an Assistant Professor in the History Department at MSU-Billings. His interest is in western history especially Montana history and the historical construction of deviance. He has a number of publications on these and related topics.

Call for papers

The Second Annual Conference on Intellectual Freedom

Montana State University-Northern Havre, Montana
Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20, 1996

Possible topics include (but are not limited to)

Intellectual Freedom and...

Curricular Debate
Free Speech in the wake of Oklahoma City, Waco...
Censorship (or texts, speakers, college newspapers)
New Epistemologies
Faculty and Student Conduct Codes
Women's Rights, Minority Rights
Freedom of Information

Guest speakers will include Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, and Neil Hamilton, author of Zealotry and Academic Freedom.

Please send us proposals (a one page abstract and a brief note for program announcements) for individual or panel presentations to:

Will Rawn, Conference Director
Humanities and Social Sciences
Montana State University-Northern
Havre, MT 59501
Internet: Rawn@nmc1.nmclites.edu

Deadline: February 1, 1996

There will be a $45 advance (before March 1) registration fee, payable to the Conference on Intellectual Freedom.
The late registration fee will be $55.

Montana Professor of the Year Award

The Council of Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded its state award for Montana to Stephen G. Sylvester, Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Montana State University-Northern.

In establishing this program, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has as its goal "...to increase awareness of the importance of undergraduate instruction at all types of higher education institutions by honoring individuals who bring respect and admiration to the schlarship of teaching."

Dr. Sylvester, whose degree is from the University of North Dakota, has been at MSU-Northern since 1988. He is a professor of history with teaching responsibilities in American History and a number of related areas.

Our congratulations to Professor Sylvester.

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