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History Department marks 45 years of Ph.D.s

Among the 1966-67 Department of History faculty were (left to right) Jim Connors, Roland Ely, Reese Jenkins, Jerry Barrier and Stephen Foster.
Forty-five years ago this year, NIU’s Department of History conferred its first doctoral degree. Professor Anne Hanley, director of graduate studies, has led an effort by the department to mark the special occasion. The department has invited its Ph.D. alumni to campus for events to commemorate the anniversary, including attending the Graduate School commencement ceremony at which the…

New book celebrates Sycamore’s lost railroad history

Clinton Cargile. Photo by Jeff Threewitt.
Every generation has its bold ideas, ideas so powerful that they can change the destiny of an entire town Long before Northern Illinois University was a glimmer in the region’s eye, DeKalb and Sycamore were locked in a heated race over which town would bring railroad service to the county. When DeKalb secured the railroad first, Sycamore’s…

Grants boost DeKalb Area Women’s Center landmark preservation

The former Finnish Majakka Hall is located at 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
May is National Preservation Month, and with the help of grants and donations, DeKalb Area Women’s Center is ready to begin its own preservation efforts on the former Finnish Hall, now home to this non-profit organization. The DAWC was incorporated in 1993 to advocate for women and sponsors an art gallery along with a wide range…

Daily News Scan – Dec. 20

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NIU Community School Of The Arts Celebrates 25 Years (Northern Public Radio, 12/20/13) 5 Reasons to Watch the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (Rant Sports, 12/20/13) History Department recognized at WCC (Elburn Herald, 12/20/13) Northern Illinois defense ready for retribution vs. Utah State (Chicago Tribune, 12/19/13) Fox River Grove selects new village administrator (Northwest Herald, 12/20/13) Ranking the Five MAC Bowl Games (SB Nation,…

Top 25 of 2013: Royal welcome

Lisa Freeman and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
NIU awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree Sept. 18 to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who addressed an audience of about 300 people during the ceremony.

NIU remembers historian Robert Schneider

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NIU Professor Emeritus Robert W. Schneider, who taught in the Department of History from 1961 until his retirement in 1998, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, in DeKalb. He was 80. Born in 1933 in Loudonville, Ohio, he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1959. He completed his master’s degree at Western Reserve University in…

Princess of Thailand gets royal NIU welcome

NIU President Doug Baker and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
NIU awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Wednesday to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who addressed an audience of about 300 people during the ceremony. “As I travel to many countries, I think we should share our experiences and learn from one another,” Her Royal Highness said. “I appreciate NIU…

NIU mourns Alfred F. Young

Alfred F. Young
Alfred F. Young, a professor emeritus in NIU’s Department of History and pioneer in the field of early American history, died Nov. 6, in Durham, N.C., according to a published obituary. He was 87. Young was a past recipient of the award for distinguished service in the historical profession from the Organization of American Historians. In…

College of Education celebrates Peace Corps ties

The United States is celebrating this year the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, a volunteer program that has sent more than 200,000 Americans around the globe to promote world peace and friendship. When the Peace Corps was founded in March of 1961, NIU became an early and active advocate for service in the Corps. Through the help…

Center for Latino and Latin American Studies announces speakers for March colloquium

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NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies has announced the lecturers for its March Colloquium Series Speakers. Tuesday, March 8 Katherine M. Donato, professor and chair of Sociology and director of the Program for Medicine, Health & Society at Vanderbilt University, will present her lecture, “How Many Women? How Many Men?: Gender in International Migration,” at noon in the Illinois Room…