Kelly Eaton, “Like It's 1989”
Kelly is professor of political science, chair of the Political Science Department and assistant provost for experiential learning. In this third capacity, Kelly connects the university’s efforts with prestige scholarships, the Capitol Hill Internship Program, study abroad, student research and service learning. The university’s emphasis on service and experiential learning plays a significant part in students’ success with prestige scholarships (see pages 33-35) and alumni’s success after graduation. While Kelly writes about the Greater Middle East in this issue, her central academic interest is in the politics of China and Europe.

Malena Ward, “Reaching Out Loud”
Malena has worked as a regional correspondent for the Kearney Hub for the past 14 years while residing in Lexington with her husband Tom and family. They are the parents of seven children, ranging from college to kindergarten. Malena received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from the University of Wyoming in 1989 and also graduated from the UW Honors Program. In addition to writing, she works part-time as an English as a second language and GED instructor for Central Community College in Lexington.

Dante Terzigni, illustrator, “Instruction Zone”
Dante is an illustrator/designer living and working out of Cleveland, Ohio. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2003, he has since done editorial, stationery, advertising, social expression and design work for a wide variety of national and international clients. His influences stem from fashion, photography, architecture, nature, music, food and artists too numerous to mention. Dante lives happily with his wife, Lauren, and son, Luca.

Amanda "Mandi" Miller, “Student Pride”
Mandi is a junior communication and English major from Callaway, Neb. The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority member traveled with NWU’s Global Service Learning group on a service trip to China in June. Their work focused on environmental education and helping migrants and children with disabilities. Mandi is active with the Nebraska Methodist Conference and Student Affairs Senate. She is also president of the Young Democrats student group.