Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mentions 

Student-run Publication 

Mission: hm

“Honorable Mentions is a student-run publication, an omnibus of the University Honors Student community. Each issue will spotlight the multifaceted pursuits of our students both in and out of the classroom. We seek to promulgate: all creative works literary, visual, and otherwise; reflective exploration of academic endeavors; accounts of inspiring community involvement; experiential narratives related to travel and cooking; thoughtful and adroit critiques of pop-culture phenomena; and to foist up and applaud the accomplishments of our exemplary faculty and students.”

Honorable Mentions is a student-run, online publication that allows Northern Illinois University Honors students to proudly display their pursuits from all aspects of life and academia for our community.


  • An issue is published once every academic month, on the 1st of those months
  • Each month has a different theme that students can decide to focus on for submissions
  • We accept any submissions from University Honors students on any topic they choose to write about (i.e. creative works literary and visual; academic endeavors; community involvements; chronicles related to travel, cooking, hobbies, accomplishments, etc.)
  • Completely student-run with the support of the University Honors Program and the College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Submissions are blindly peer reviewed for grammatical errors by our student editorial board
  • Honorable Mentions sponsors the Juried Art Competition each fall semester, and the “Huskie Acts of Kindness” week each spring semester

Faculty Advisor: hm group 2013
Luke Krueger, Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre and Dance
Email: lkruger@niu.edu

Student Coordinators:
Lauren Nale, Email: laurennale@gmail.com 
Luis Lopez, Email: luis27lopez21@gmail.com

Student Editorial Board:
Natalie Cincotta, Dana Lebrecht, Juliana Leprich, Ron Leonhardt, and Juan Molina

Interested in becoming part of the Student Editorial Board, submitting to Honorable Mentions, or just have questions? Contact our student coordinators!