Newton ’10 pays forward donors’ investment

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Neil Styczynski had considered funding a college scholarship someday. But meeting then 17-year-old Dr. Kate (Norcross) Newton ’10 made him think, “If not now, when?” Styczynski and his wife, Joan, decided to establish the Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship at Illinois State for transfer students who want to teach and demonstrate a financial need. Newton was the scholarship’s second recipient.

Obsidian named finalist for 2022 Firecracker Awards

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Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora has been named a finalist for a 2022 Firecracker Award for Independently Published Literature from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.