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Anthonie Tumpag and Shannon Thomas
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 Washington, D.C. The curriculum will combine formal classroom, lecture and laboratory sessions, as...
Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger and Laurence Anthonie Tumpag
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 Month. The program also featured performances by traditional Korean folk music drumming group...
If a picture can tell a thousand words, than an object can tell a million. And the Anthropology Museum at Northern Illinois University has more than 20,000 objects to choose from. Which objects would you choose and which stories would you tell? The museum decided to ask students, faculty and staff, community members, civic leaders...
Kay Olan
Mohawk storyteller Kay Olan (Ionataiewas) will visit the NIU campus at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, to share her traditional Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) stories, ones that entertain children and adults and challenge stereotypes about Native Americans. Olan will speak in Cole Hall 100. The event is free and open to the public. Her stories explore the life...
Anthonie Tumpag
Anthropology graduate student Anthonie Tumpag is one of several guests invited to speak Monday, Oct. 28, when the Chicago Field Museum kicks off the 10,000 Kwentos project. Opening ceremonies are planned from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum, 400 S. Lake Shore Drive. Tumpag and the others enjoyed a rare tour earlier this month...
Susan Russell
NIU’s Susan Russell, a cultural anthropologist and former director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, has a new title: member of the indigenous Manobo tribe of the Philippines. For the past eight years, Russell has directed a U.S. Department of State-funded initiative to bring peace to a conflict-torn region of the Philippines. Each year,...