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Department of Anthropology

Welcome from the Chair

Chair, Dr. Kendall ThuOn behalf of NIU’s Anthropology Department, I want to extend a welcome to visit our program via our website. Here you will find how anthropology comes alive through our faculty, staff, and students. Click for more.

Department News


Congratulations to Dr. Mark Schuller who has been awarded the UMM Alumni Association’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. He will be recognized at a reception and banquet on October 7th as part of Morri's Homecoming. Click here for article 

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Schuller. The American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) are pleased to announce Mark Schuller, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2015 AAA/SfAA Margaret Mead Award. Click here for article Click here for podcast

Please see the article entitled, "Pick Museum wins Dunham Fund grant for refugee projects"

Please see this 18-minute tv production by the University of Antananarivo. It highlights our partner DPAB (Dept. of Paleontology & Biological Anthropology). It covers Dr. Mitchell Irwin's  NGO, research partnership and the study abroad program. click here for video


Please see the article entitled, "Newly dedicated Pick Museum of Anthropology Honors Generosity of Donors"

For more 2015 and earlier department news.. click here

Student Information

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Anthropology Handbook

Course Semester Information

Course Descriptions - [here]

Spring 2017 - Registration Information

Registration Records - Dates and Deadlines

Anthropology Alumni Advisory Board - [here]

Anthropology Club

For information on the Anthropology Club click here.

Digital Measures


Pick Museum of Anthropology

 James B. And Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology

Pick Museum News

Pick Museum Homepage

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Cole Hall Dedication

For a video of the Cole Hall Dedication click here

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