Faculty and Student Awards from 2015-16


Congratulations to Huichun Liang, who has been awarded the Arts & Science Purple Chalk Award!

Congratulations to Brad Prager for winning the Excellence in Education award for making significant contributions to student learning outside of the classroom!

Congratulations to Gene Barabtarlo for winning the Gold Chalk Award for Teaching Excellence from the Graduate Professional Council!

Congratulations to Tim Langen and Chao Tang for being named Arts and Science 2016 recipients of the Purple Chalk Award and Green Chalk Award, respectively. The announcement from Arts & Sciences can be viewed on their website here.

On November 5, 2015 the department welcomed visiting scholar Simon Richter from the University of Pennsylvania for a talk called "Goethe's Wetlands: Soggy Texts & Permeable Selves."

Congratulations to Brad Prager who was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in the Humanities & Performing Arts.

Congratulations to Nicole Monnier who was awarded the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence on April 1, 2015. She is one of only five MU faculty to receive this award this year, along with a $10,000 stipend. Click here for the article and photos from the Tribune.

Carsten Strathausen was appointed the Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair in Humanities at MU for five years starting AY 2015. The position affords a $7,500 stipend per year.


Congratulations to Russian grad student Kristin Torres, who has been selected to participate in the United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program, a fully funded intensive Russian language program in Vladimir, Russia. Additionally, Kristin won the Title VIII scholarship from Arizona State University to study Russian with their Critical Language Institute summer program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in summer 2016.


Congratulations to: Millicent Wood, who won an A&S scholarship to participate in the MU China Study Abroad program this summer; Emma Vickers, who received a Project GO scholarship to study Russian in Kazakhstan this summer; Becca Moss, Stephanie Peecher, and Kate Herrington, who won A&S Week Scholarships to study Russian in the summer, fall, and for the full year respectively.

Congratulations to undergrads Kate Herrington, who received a Boren Fellowship, which will take her to Kazakhstan to study Russian; and toJosh Gilmer, who has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for Russian.

Congratulations to junior Lindsey Pulse, who will participate in an eight-week internship in Berlin with the support of the prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellowship.