Samonds’ field research aims to shed light on the origin and evolutionary history of Madagascar’s modern fauna – and to close a gap in the fossil record.
At the Heart of a Great University
With 18 departments and spanning the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest of NIU's six undergraduate colleges. By the nature of our mission, we touch virtually every new student to the university, regardless of their major, through the wide array of general education courses housed within our departments. We provide the solid liberal arts foundation that students can build upon. Your future career success begins here!
Professor Fred Markowitz was featured in WalletHub’s recent article about 2016's best and worst cities for Illinois families.
- NIU museums, gallery, certificate program earn profession’s kudos. 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.
- Raquel Chavez begins term on NIU Board of Trustees. Chavez is the first female student elected to the board.
- NIU history professor selected for Princeton University Fellowship. When classes begin in the fall, Emma Kuby will be heading east. The NIU Department of History professor has been awarded a fellowship at Princeton University’s Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies for the 2015 fall term.