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On Friday, April 20, Northern Illinois University senior Laura Vivaldo Cholula will receive the 2018 Emerging Leader Award from the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE). The Emerging Leader award recognizes a student in Illinois who has made significant contributions to the Latinx higher education community through service and leadership. The award will be presented at this year’s...
Senator Dick Durbin sat down Tuesday with leaders from DREAM Action NIU to update them on efforts to protect DACA recipients. While the information was complex, his message was simple: Don’t give up. In a 30-minute session at Altgeld Hall, the Illinois Senator, who was the main architect of the Dream Act, met with DREAM...
When President Trump acted this fall to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, Cynthia Taines immediately looked beyond the inflamed political discourse. Taines, an associate professor in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations, thought instead, of the youngest of children, of adolescents and, naturally, their teachers. “Undocumented students disclose...
The Latino Resource Center welcomed students to campus with their fall kick-off event, Latin Chill, on Friday, Sept. 2. Representatives from each Latino student organization, as well as some NIU departments and DeKalb community members, were on hand to meet and greet students. This fun cultural event also featured ethnic food, upbeat music and dancing. The...
When NIU hosts the annual conference of Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education, this year with a theme of “Reshaping Latino Access to Higher Education: Realities, Challenges and Opportunities,” two milestones will take place. Coming to campus Friday, April 29, the event is the first to take place outside Chicago – and, of course, it...
Lilia Fernández
Lilia Fernández, author of “Brown in the Windy City: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Postwar Chicago” and associate professor in history at the Ohio State University, will visit NIU at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Fernández will present a paper titled “Latino Panethnic Politics in Chicago: Social Activism and Grassroots Origins.” Simón Weffer-Elizondo, associate professor...
Book cover of “OCTAVIO PAZ: POESÍA Y POÉTICA”
Monique J. Lemaître Leon, who retired from NIU in 2004 after 20 years as a professor of Latin American language and literature, died Nov. 5 in Pittsburgh. She was 81. According to the Summer 2004 edition of Encuentros, a newsletter of the NIU Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, Lemaître focused her scholarly work...
Anthropology graduate student Alexxandra Salazar, left, and CSEAS Director Judy Ledgerwood talk to gamelan instructor Ngurah Kertayuda, right, at the 2014 Area Studies Open House.
NIU’s four area studies centers will be out in force with food, music and dance from three regions of the world from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at this year’s International Area Studies Open House. The annual event, held outdoors on College View Court on east campus, will be hosted by the...
Biblioteca Pública del Estado de Jalisco
NIU undergraduates Suzanne Serrano, Steven Smith and Ricardo Soto are beginning today a two-week summer research program on indigenous Mexican studies in Guadalajara, Mexico. Students will conduct their research at the Archivo de la Real Audiencia, the Spanish empire’s Royal Court Archive, now held in Jalisco’s public library. They will study criminal and civil court...
Brian Bockelman
Brian Bockelman, a visiting scholar at NIU’s Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, has received a major fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue his research and writing on Argentine history in the late 19th century. The generous award of $50,400 will allow him to work full-time for 12 months on...
DeKalb middle-schooler Tony Un learns how to play the drum in the Balinese gamelan from NIU Gamelan Ensemble member Manuel Montalvo at Culture Fest 2013.
NIU’s three area studies centers – the Center for Burma Studies, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) – will host their fifth annual Area Studies Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, on College View Court. Events include a regional food...
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