During the last several months a number of CNES faculty have won awards. Oliver Nicholson received the Red Motley Award for Exemplary Teaching from the College of Liberal Arts for 2008 and Nita Krevans has received it for 2009. Andrea Berlin received the Archaeological Institute of America's 2009 award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Nita also won the 2009 award for Excellence in College Teaching from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. On the research front, Alex Jassen has been awarded the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise for his first book Mediating the Divine: Prophecy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism. Congratulations to our award winners!