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 will begin issuing permits for Senior Thesis HIST495 on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m in Zulauf 607. After that date, students can come to her regular office hours (TR 1:30-3:30 and F 9:00-11:50) in Zulauf 607 for a permit. 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. If you cannot come during office hours, you may request a permit via email to VGarver@niu.edu, starting April 1, 2014. Professor Garver will NOT respond to any request before that date! 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 two scheduled sections. HON2 and HON4 are only for University Honors students.
Janette Clay has been selected as one of the 2014 Outstanding Women Award recipients. The Awards Presentation is April 13, 2014. Congratulations, Janette.
NIU History Club - Spring 2014 Speaker Series has been posted.
History major Thomas Bouril becomes first Huskie ever selected to interview for prestigious Rhodes Scholarship study at Oxford http://www.niutoday.info/2013/12/05/rhodes-map/#sthash.GBoVSH7Z.dpuf
Congratulations to History major Natalie Cincotta, who received the People's Choice Award at the Undergraduate Research Day for her project, "History and Photography: German Photos from the European Eastern Front of World War II (1939-1945). Congratulations to all eight History students, who participated in the event, for their impressive research accomplishments.
Adam Efren Lopez, a senior history major, wins 2013 Emerging Leadership Award from Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE). Adam is also a Golden Apple Scholar. Adam has received the 2014-2015 Lunsford Fellowship award. Way to go Adam!
David Downs (PhD) and Tracy Brindle (MA) have earned the 2013-2014 History Outstanding Graduate Student Awards. The Awards Ceremony and reception is April 22, 3:00 p.m. in Altgeld Auditorium.
Kate Maley has won an SPS Presidential Award for Excellence. NIU Today article
LLI Notables Lecture Series: Tuesdays, 11:30-1:00 p.m. Holmes Student Center Complete Spring 2014 Listing
Aaron Fogleman book "Two Troubled Souls" in NIU Today
Kenton Clymer "Back From Burma" in NIU Today