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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 Southeast Asia Club will celebrate Southeast Asia in music, dance, martial arts, finger foods and cultural activities from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the club’s spring Southeast Asia Culture Fest, which will be held in Chick Evans Field House North Gym. The festival theme, “Bridging Ties and Celebrating Diversity,” celebrates the...
NIU President Doug Baker
Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced Monday evening the establishment of the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) Fellowship, a program that will provide tuition waivers to students who have participated or will be participating in the U.S. Department of State program administered by NIU since 2009. The fellowship will be offered to SEAYLP...
James C. Scott
Influential Yale University scholar James C. Scott, who has been described as “the last of a breed of wide-angled 20th-century social theorists … to marry the insights of social science to the broad sweep of history,” will give two public lectures at NIU this week on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5. Scott, Sterling...
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth
The nationally ranked Department of Public Administration is expecting a crowd of about 200 people for its 50th Anniversary Spring Gala Dinner in Chicago, where Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will give the keynote address. The event, which will also include an address from NIU President Doug Baker, will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 11,...
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NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the International Training Office (ITO) are actively seeking host families for two U.S. Department of State youth leadership programs this spring. Among those who have signed up so far are NIU President Doug Baker and First Lady Dana Stover. CSEAS is looking for families to host for...
Kenton Clymer with pedicab driver in Sittwe, Rakhine State, Burma
Distinguished Research Professor Kenton Clymer is back at the Department of History after spending the month of December teaching at Yangon University in Burma, known officially as Myanmar. The first foreign visiting professor to teach at Yangon’s Department of History since 1962, Clymer was invited by department head and professor Margaret Wong following the visit...
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“Global Communiversity” is the focus of this year’s International Education Week on campus, which begins Monday, Nov. 11, and runs through Friday, Nov. 15. Sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the goal of the week of special activities is to draw attention to NIU’s increasing global profile, said Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for International Affairs....
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Nearly 80 Thai scholars from near and far will convene at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center this weekend for the 41st Council on Thai Studies (COTS) conference. The annual meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, with a talk by NIU alumnus Srisompob Jitpiromsri, director of the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural...
NIU President Doug Baker and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand
NIU awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on Wednesday to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who addressed an audience of about 300 people during the ceremony. “As I travel to many countries, I think we should share our experiences and learn from one another,” Her Royal Highness said. “I appreciate...
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Northern Illinois University is gearing up for a historic visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, who will be honored for her many good works in science and education and on humanitarian fronts. Her Royal Highness will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during a special ceremony at...
Southeast Asia’s eleven country flags decorate the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at last year’s annual Area Studies Open House while Victor Mendoza, left, graduate assistant for the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS), runs a Guess the Flags of Latin America game at the CLLAS tent.
Country flags from Latin America and Southeast Asia will be flying Wednesday, Aug. 28, on College View Court. NIU’s three area studies centers – the Center for Burma Studies (CBS), the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) – host their fourth annual Area Studies Open...
Christopher McCord, dean of the NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon.
Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon made his third visit to NIU in five months Thursday, June 20. This time, the ambassador presented a Royal Thai Embassy grant to develop a 40-lesson Thai language program that can be accessed on a hand-held mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Speaking at...
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