Illinois museum professionals talk modern cultural heritage dilemmas at NIU

Rich Holly, dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, welcomes the workshop participants to DeKalb.
Current and future Illinois museum leaders held a professional development workshop to consider 21st century cultural heritage dilemmas and their impact on the museum community. The workshop, held April 16 on the NIU campus and at the Ellwood House Museum, was organized by the NIU Museum Studies Program, the Illinois Association of Museums and Ellwood. Jack Green…

More than 300 undergrads to show off research, artistry chops

Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013
More than 300 NIU students are making last-minute preparations before showcasing their ingenuity and artistry during the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Open to the public, URAD will treat visitors…

NIU student lands coveted internship aboard exploration ship

Tim Hodson
Tim Hodson, a Ph.D. candidate in geology, recently scored what has to be one of the coolest internships of the summer. In August, Hodson will spend three weeks mapping never-before-seen depths of the Atlantic Ocean while aboard the Okeanos Explorer, a former U.S. Navy ship converted into an exploration vessel. Operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

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