Among the 1966-67 Department of History faculty were (left to right) Jim Connors, Roland Ely, Reese Jenkins, Jerry Barrier and Stephen Foster.

History Department marks 45 years of Ph.D.s

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

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Jim Schmidt

James D. Schmidt: The serious comic

Jim Schmidt wants students awake and engaged in his classroom. The lights stay on. The PowerPoint remains off. Napping and smartphone surfing are unacceptable.
But Schmidt also wants students to laugh and enjoy their education.
“If serious intellectual pursuit is the overarching idea, that

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You Are What You Eat

Are you really what you eat?

NIU’s Regional History Center invites all faculty, staff, students and the public to a grand opening reception for “You Are What You Eat: Cookbooks as Ingredients to Shape Identity and Community.”
The event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

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Latest News

Daily News Scan – 8/12

NIU W.I.N. – What’s Important Now
Three things you should know about Northern Illinois University, higher education and the world around you.

NIU communiversity initiatives receive boost
(DeKalb County Online, 8/11/14)

NIU football jumps down the radio dial to WIND-AM
(Crain’s Chicago Business, 8/11/14)

U-Lab: Prototyping the 21st-Century

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