Susan S. Novak

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Susan S. Novak joined the staff of the Kansas State Historical Society in 1993, where she has since served as the managing editor of Kansas Heritage magazine and the associate editor of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains, writing regular departments and main articles and providing photographs, book reviews, and layout and design work. In addition, she runs WordWorks, a freelance editing, writing, and layout and design service. Novak has received state and national awards for her writing and photography. She is a member of the National Federation of Press Women and serves as the treasurer of this organization's state affiliate, Kansas Press Women, and the president of the local affiliate. She has done pro bono work for the Lawrence Preservation Alliance and volunteers her time to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County, reading for the blind, and as a judge for local and state National History Day contests; she also participates regularly in fund-raising events for Breast Cancer Awareness, the Leukemia Society, and the Lawrence (Kansas) Humane Society. (03/2002)


KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad