For students interested in a strong liberal arts education, history represents a fascinating, flexible major that permits study of the broadest possible range of human experience.
History majors not only explore the past, gaining insights into how societies change over time, but also develop important reading, writing, research, and interpretive skills.
HIST495 Permits for Fall 2014 - Professor Garver has begun issuing permits for Senior Thesis HIST495. Priority seating goes to seniors graduating in December 2014 and to teacher certification candidates scheduled to enroll in HIST496 & ILAS401 in Spring 2015. Professor Garver will check each student's degree progress report to make sure s/he meets the above criteria and has taken HIST295 and one 400-level History course before issuing permits. You may request a permit or appointment via email to VGarver@niu.edu. To avoid unnecessary delays, please include both your Z-ID number and your preferred section of HIST495 in your message. Check MyNIU to select one of the three scheduled sections. HON2 and HON4 are only for University Honors students.
Clinton Cargile achieved two goals this month. He graduated with his History M.A. and his book, "Five Mile Spur Line: A Railroad History of Sycamore, Illinois" was released this week. NIU Today article.
William Avila has been named NIU's Internship/Co-op Student of the Month for Spring 2014. GPA, a work experience paper, and letters from interns, employers and NIU faculty were required to qualify. He was an intern at Rochelle's Flagg Township Museum and was highly recommended by his employer and faculty. He is now eligible to compete for the 2014 Internship/Co-op Student of the Year award.
Natalie Cincotta has received University Honors Research Scholar with $4500 in research funding, and a University Honors scholarship. She has been named a Northern Lights Ambassador, and has been admitted to a seminar in archival research at the Center for Jewish History in New York in May!
Katy Voight has received a Provost Travel Grant for study abroad in summer 2014. Congratulations Katy!
Janette Clay has been selected as one of the 2014 Outstanding Women Award recipients.
Heide Fehrenbach was named Faculty Mentor of the Year at the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, April 22, 2014.
Kate Maley has won an SPS Presidential Award for Excellence. NIU Today article