Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas

Smithsonian summer: NIU students to explore anthropology in D.C.

NIU students Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas are off to participate in the Smithsonian Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. SIMA is a rigorous four-week training program in residence at the Smithsonian in

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Pride of the Philippines

‘Pride of the Philippines’ exhibit highlights indigenous, Muslim minorities

A new student-curated exhibition inside Founders Memorial Library explores the material culture of indigenous and Muslim minorities found throughout the Philippines, a nation with a diverse history and people. Together, says curator Anthonie Tumpag, an NIU graduate student in anthropology, these people

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Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger and Laurence Anthonie Tumpag

NIU graduate student honored for Asian-American leadership efforts

NIU graduate anthropology student Laurence Anthonie Tumpag was among 24 young Chicagoland Asian-American leaders honored Monday in Chicago. Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger led the celebration at the James R. Thompson Center which was held to coincide with Asian Pacific American Heritage

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Sounds of Austronesia

Founders Library presents ‘Sounds of Austronesia’

Founders Memorial Library presents “Sounds of Austronesia: Boat lutes, Zithers, and Bamboo Nose Flutes of Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and Oceania” through April 30. Austronesia is a region of the world based predominately on a linguistic and cultural framework. Encompassing much of

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“Ancestry Transcending the Oceans: An Exhibition of Madagascar and its Cultural Ties to Southeast Asia.”

Library exhibition explores ‘Ancestry Transcending the Oceans ’

Founders Memorial Library is home this month to an exhibit titled “Ancestry Transcending the Oceans: An Exhibition of Madagascar and its Cultural Ties to Southeast Asia.” The exhibition, curated by anthropology graduate student Anthonie Tumpag and co-sponsored by the Asian American Center,

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