Greek system continues to recognize NIU faculty

By Michelle Esposito

Tonight one faculty member will receive recognition for being chosen as the “Most Outstanding Faculty Member.”

The award will be presented at Faculty Appreciation Night, sponsored by the NIU greek system, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Pheasant Room.

“It’s the greek systems’ way of recognizing the faculty members they appreciate and feel are most outstanding,” said Rachel Russman, vice president of public relations for the Panhellenic Council and a member of Delta Gamma.

“Faculty members are very enthusiastic about it and they appreciate the fact that they are getting recognition,” she added.

Russman said every fraternity and sorority within the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council is participating.

Each house within the Interfraternity Council and the Panhel Council could nominate three faculty members to receive the award, Russman said. She added that so far there are 27 nominations for the award.

Russman said the sorority or fraternity that nominated the faculty member had to write an essay on why they feel that faculty member should be chosen.

Essays are reviewed by the Panhel Executive Council, Russman said. They then choose the best essay and most qualified faculty member, she added.

Russman said this is the third year the greek system has sponsored Faculty Appreciation Night. She added that there has been a very large turnout in the past.

“I’m hoping for just as big a turnout as in the past years,” Russman said.

She said she is hoping there will be close to 100 people attending.

Russman said all nominees, members of University Programming and Activities, fraternities, sororities and faculty and chapter advisers are invited.