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Five years ago, NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) Assistant Director Eric Jones rustled up a surplus table, a couple of microphones, and swaths of Indonesian batik to “soundproof” a corner of his office for a makeshift studio space on the second floor of Pottenger House. The goal was to expand the CSEAS’s global...
Northern Illinois University and its Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) have a long history of working with universities across Southeast Asia. This includes Cambodia, which began sending students to NIU after the country’s reopening to the West following the United Nations intervention in 1993. Helping solidify this connection is the most recent of five...
Northern Illinois University has been selected for inclusion on U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Global Universities for 2021. NIU is one of only 10 institutions selected from the state of Illinois. According to U.S. News, the seventh annual rankings focus specifically on academic research and overall reputation of schools, rather than separating...
A world of peace…such is the dream and driving force for Professor Arber Celiku. Celiku is Albanian, a native of North Macedonia and currently a visiting professor at NIU Business. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim Germany, where he graduated with a doctoral degree in German linguistics and international and cross-cultural communications — an area of...
As the initial dust of COVID-19 settled in the spring, Laurie Elish-Piper and David Walker began mulling what the virus meant for the near future of the college’s signature hands-on learning programs. “It became pretty apparent that our entire Educate and Engage series, from local to U.S. to global, was likely going to go online and was not going to be...
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