Greg and Kevin Smith, grandfather and grandson are NIU students, went to the Orange Bowl to see our NIU Huskies play. An article about them and their documented trip were in the NIU Today.
Next History Gradute Student Association Conference is November 1, 2013 Tentative schedule
Clint Cargile (MA) is writing the history of the Sycamore Depot. Find out more in the DeKalb County InVironments Magazine article, September-October issue. Book released September 2013.
Anne Hanley has returned as Director of Graduate Studies and Valerie Garver will become the new Director of Undergraduate Studies.
James Schmidt became Chair of the History department July 1, 2013. We wish to thank Beatrix Hoffman for her wonderful leadership over the past five years.
J.D. Bowers will be the new Associate Vice Provost, in charge of University Honors, starting July 1, 2013
Trude Jacobsen has been awarded a 2013-14 Visiting Fellow affiliation at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine's Centre for History and Public Policy and the Centre for Global Mental Health. She will deliver a seminar on colonial psychiatry, and carry out research for her new book project, Madness and Mental Health in Mainland Southeast Asia: Buddhism, Colonialism, and Medical Modernities.
Taylor Atkins has been invited to give keynote addresses at two international conferences in 2013: at the April meeting of the European research project "Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities" in Salford and Manchester, UK; and in October at the second biennial conference of the East Asian Regional Association of the International Musicological Society (IMS-EA) in Taipei, Taiwan, the theme of which will be "Musics in the Shifting Global Order."