Kathy Reichs

Forensic anthropologist, inspiration for TV show ‘Bones’ to visit campus Oct. 23

Before her real-life experiences captivated audiences in Fox’s hit television show “Bones,” Kathy Reichs shared her knowledge of anthropology as a visiting professor at NIU in 1974. An esteemed anthropologist and a distinguished author, Reichs will return to campus at 4 p.m.

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Governor, NIU officials break ground in Stevens ceremony

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joined Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and other officials Monday for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the expansion and renovation of the Stevens Building. The $27.4 million project is managed by the Illinois Capital Development

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Okaka Dokotum

Ugandan film expert, NIU alumnus returns to campus on Fulbright award

NIU alumnus Okaka Dokotum is returning to DeKalb in impressive fashion this semester – on a prestigious Fulbright faculty award. Dokotum, a native of Uganda, is in residence in NIU’s Department of English while researching African film adaptations of African literary works.

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Senior anthropology major Kylie Robey constructs a complicated mount for Peruvian spindle whorls.

NIU Anthropology Museum receives federal grant for storage, collections move

Northern Illinois University’s Anthropology Museum is having a golden year, picking up its second federal grant in nine months. The museum, currently marking its 50th anniversary, recently received a $150,000 federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to

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Photo of shovels at a groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stevens Building planned Sept. 22

NIU officials and partners will dig shovels into dirt at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, to commence construction of the new Stevens Building. The groundbreaking ceremony continues the long-awaited process to turn one of NIU’s most-dilapidated buildings into a modern learning and

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