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Stanley Arnold and the book cover of “Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia’s Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970”
When determined group of Philadelphia activists sought to transform mid-20th century race relations, their inspirations were many. Quakerism. Progressivism. The Social Gospel movement. The theories of scholars such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict. NIU Department of History professor Stanley Arnold explores three of these organizations in his new...
Amy Powers
Amy Powers, an assistant professor of history at Waubonsee Community College, has been selected by NIU’s Department of History as its alumnus of the year. Powers, of DeKalb, obtained a Ph.D. in history from NIU in 2007 and has taught classes at Waubonsee since 2003. She will be formally presented with the award this fall....
Part of cover: British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Retirement apparently can’t stand in the way of Stephen Foster’s quest to uncover the American past. Foster, a Distinguished Research Professor of history who retired in 2002 after an illustrious career at NIU, hasn’t slowed down a bit. Foster this summer was a special guest lecturer at Oxford University as Oxford University Press launched his new...
Tammy Kordik is making art contagious with her students.
What’s in the water? Passersby have noticed that wooden arches have popped up in the Illinois and Michigan Canal near Ninth Street in Lockport. John Siblik, a Lemont native and alumnus of Northern Illinois University, banded branches together to make these 101 sculptures, which extend a half mile in the water as part of Lockport’s...
Clinton Cargile. Photo by Jeff Threewitt.
Every generation has its bold ideas, ideas so powerful that they can change the destiny of an entire town Long before Northern Illinois University was a glimmer in the region’s eye, DeKalb and Sycamore were locked in a heated race over which town would bring railroad service to the county. When DeKalb secured the railroad...
Julia Spears and Maria Senf
Congratulations to the 2013-14 Huskie Research Rookies! To recap the work of the 39 undergraduate students, here are a few facts to showcase these hard-working students: This year’s Research Rookies represented 20 majors and five colleges. One hundred percent of the 2013-14 class of Research Rookies would recommend the program to a friend. Students from...
Rob Glover. Photo by Victoria Stewart.
If you walk into the archives of the Sycamore History Museum, you will see shelves and shelves of neatly organized and indexed files and boxes. Finding the materials you are looking for takes only seconds thanks to volunteer archivist and NIU graduate Robert Glover, who overhauled and modernized the museum’s archives while he was still...
Karissa Kessen
NIU President Doug Baker makes his thoughts on internships abundantly clear. “Research tells us that the No. 1 predictor of Student Career Success isn’t a student’s major or grades. Rather, it comes down to this: Did the student complete an internship, preferably a paid internship, during college?” Baker said during his November inaugural address. “We...
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...
Book cover of “Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World.”
Aaron Spencer Fogleman, a professor in the NIU Department of History, celebrated the publication of a new book last month. “Two Troubled Souls: An Eighteenth-Century Couple’s Spiritual Journey in the Atlantic World,” published by the University of North Carolina Press, tells the story of Jean-François Reynier, a French Swiss Huguenot, and his wife, Maria Barbara...
Thomas Bouril
NIU has finally broken through. Thomas Bouril, senior University Honors student and history major, is the first Huskie ever selected to interview for a chance to receive a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. As a finalist, Bouril was invited to spend a weekend in Chicago to compete for the chance to earn a Master of Letters in History...
Alfred F. Young
About 45 graduate students and faculty from programs across the country will present their research at the sixth annual History Graduate Student Association (HGHA) Conference from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Swen Parson Hall on the NIU campus. This year’s conference honors the work and career of the late Alfred Young,...
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