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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Brewing Identity: The Art of Craft Beer

Applause, applause

The Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) continues to give critical acclaim and recognition to NIU museums, galleries and the university’s Museum Studies certificate of graduate study. Awards will come during the association’s annual Fall Conference, which begins Thursday, Sept. 24, in Springfield.

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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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Krista Hegburg

Anthropologist to offer ‘new perspectives’ on Holocaust

Krista Hegburg, a program officer in the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will deliver two lectures at NIU during the first week of November. Hegburg, who holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University, will speak

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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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Photo of shovels at a groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stevens Building planned Sept. 22

NIU officials and partners will dig shovels into dirt at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, to commence construction of the new Stevens Building. The groundbreaking ceremony continues the long-awaited process to turn one of NIU’s most-dilapidated buildings into a modern learning and

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Anthropology Museum views slavery from lens of Underground Railroad archaeological study

What evidence did runaway slaves leave behind at an Underground Railroad station? What tools help an archaeologist uncover and identify that evidence? Is slavery itself an historic artifact? These are just a few of the questions posed to visitors in “Trowels and Fair

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