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Tag: Kendall Thu
Photo of shovels at a groundbreaking
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 performing space for the Department of Anthropology and the School of Theatre and...
Stevens Building
After years of deterioration and a dubious two-decade reign atop NIU’s capital budget request list, the Stevens Building is drawing nearer to its long-awaited transformation. Construction will begin after Jan. 1, 2014, following an environmental survey planned for early in the fall and the letting of bids in October. First, though, the two departments that...
Mark Schuller
The Northern Illinois University Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) and the Department of Anthropology announced that Mark Schuller has accepted a joint appointment as an assistant professor. Schuller grew up in the Chicago area, graduating from Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove Village. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of...
Photo of a glass of water
A group of NIU faculty and students are hoping their newly developed water sampling techniques might soon be employed to detect sources of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay, one of America’s most scenic and important bodies of water. Geology professor Melissa Lenczewski, anthropology professor Kendall Thu and four NIU students will travel this week to...
Nearly 300 people from across the state and across the country attended Sunday’s open house at Northern Illinois University’s Fay-Cooper Cole Hall in DeKalb, highlighted by the grand opening of NIU’s new anthropology museum, which officially opened its doors to the public. The Anthropology Museum features two new exhibits in its brand new space: –Touch...
Kendall Thu
Northern Illinois University invites the public to an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the newly renovated and high-tech Fay-Cooper Cole Hall. Located in the heart of the NIU campus, the 1960s-era building has been transformed into a modern educational setting that university officials believe will be looked to as...
Kendall Thu
Hey, Kendall Thu enjoys a juicy grilled steak as much as any meat lover. He just wishes people would give some thought to where their steaks come from.  The NIU anthropology professor is a key contributor to a book on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that recently received the prestigious 2011 Nautilus Gold Award. The...
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
A classroom of NIU students who share a passion for the environment had an opportunity Wednesday to open a dialogue about climate, clean energy and green jobs with one of Washington, D.C.’s movers and shakers: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin. The students interacted via videoconference with the Democratic senator as he discussed a wide range of environmental...
NIU has named Cliff Mirman, Susan Russell and Kendall Thu as its first-ever Presidential Engagement Professors. The honor is based on President John Peters’ call for “engagement with the community through research, economic development, service and instruction. Establishment of these professorships places NIU in the company of the growing number of institutions which now recognize and...