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Mark Bradley
More than 35 Ph.D. and master’s students will present their research Friday, Nov. 6, during the NIU History Graduate Student Association’s eighth annual conference. The research presentations, which begin at 8 p.m. cover topics including the language of law; new histories of the American West; constructing histories of health and disease; genocide and the modern...
The NIU Alumni Association’s travel program is featured in the May/June issue of the national magazine Select Traveler for going the extra mile to connect travelers to NIU and each other. Pat Anderson, director of alumni relations, emphasizes in the magazine that the travel program is a way for alumni to reconnect with the university,...
NIU Veterans Day cermony 2012
Several events are planned at NIU around Veterans Day. “Journey of a Hero: Supporting the Sacrifice” begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Regency Room of the Holmes Student Center. All are invited. As NIU Military Student Services works to illustrate to supporters and participants how everyone can better support veterans, this educational...
SarahEmily Lekberg and Matthew Ropp
Two NIU students have won prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grants to teach in Southeast Asia. SarahEmily Lekberg, an Indianapolis native who will earn her master’s degree from NIU in world music this summer, will begin a 10-month teaching assignment in August at a university in Vietnam. Matthew Ropp, a graduating senior from Oswego majoring in...
Tereza Lee
April’s Asian American Heritage Month activities begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, with the Taste of Asia at Campus Recreation. Doors open at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker Tereza Lee will share her story of being a former undocumented immigrant student, including her challenges, barriers and successes. Lee’s powerful story inspired Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin to author...
NIU Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the British Library to begin work on a preservation project of centuries-old Cham manuscripts in Vietnam. Historians consider Cham descendants, once part of the Champa kingdom, to be an important minority group in Vietnam, Phan said. The manuscripts they created give readers...
Sim Chin
NIU will be represented among officials from 56 colleges who will travel to Indonesia and Vietnam this  weekend on an educational trade mission with Francisco J. Sánchez, the U.S. undersecretary of commerce for international trade. NIU will treat the trip as a fact-finding mission for potential students and educators. Students from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi...