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Anthropology Museum to hold 2nd De-Stress Fest

By Northern Star staff | April 16, 2015

The Anthropology Museum will hold its second De-Stress Fest 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 in Cole Hall.Karissa Kessen, co-chair of the Anthropology Museum Student Advocacy Board, said the purpose of this event is to draw people into Cole Hall and the Anthropology...

Photos: All programs to face NIU’s reviews

Photos: All programs to face NIU’s reviews

By Brandon Semel | January 29, 2015

Anthropology professor Mitch Irwin (left) and biology professor Karen Samonds perform a health check on a lemur during a July research project in Madagascar. They lead summer a NIU study abroad program on the island. “Hands-on experience in the field...

Hao Phan, University Libraries Southeast Asia curator, views an exhibit on an early 20th century Potlatch Spoon during Tuesdays 50th anniversary of the NIU Anthropology Museum.

DeKalb history honored in exhibit

By Emily Neely | September 24, 2014

The Anthropology Museum hosted its 50th anniversary celebration Tuesday night with an exhibit named Curated by DeKalb.Organized by decade, the Cole Hall exhibit reflects the history of the Anthropology Museum and features more than 200 ethnographic and...

Pass/Fail: New exhibit offers old tales of history; Don’t drive; grab a ride if drinking bar

By Scott Glavac | September 23, 2014

Pass: New exhibit offers old tales of historyNIU’s Anthropology Museum, founded in 1964, is celebrating its 50th anniversary today in Cole Hall.From what I’ve seen through the museum’s window, its Curated by DeKalb exhibit is something I will certainly...

Anthro museum gets $150K grant

By Northern Star Staff | September 21, 2014

The Anthropology Museum received a $150,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Thursday as a part of the Museums for America program.The program provides more than $16 million to support museums nationally. The museum will use the...

Anthropology museum opens Underground Railroad exhibit

By Jessi Haish | June 25, 2013

“Trowels and Fair Trade: Revealing the Underground Railroad and Contemporary Slavery” is a new exhibit at the Anthropology Museum, posing questions about the Underground Railroad. The exhibit is based on excavations by alumna Lisa Brown and current...

Anthropology Museum Docent, Paige Drauden, senior anthropology major, poses in front of a section of the Water for Life Exhibit in NIUs Anthropology Museum located in Cole Hall Friday afternoon. The exhibit explores the multiple ways societies have utilized water throughout history.

Anthropology Museum hosts exhibit on water

By Kevin Bartelt | November 11, 2012

There are more than 326 million trillion gallons of water on Earth. If 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, then it is important to know more about it. Water for...Life is an exhibit in the Anthropology Museum that offers very interesting...

Visitors can lift flaps and find out more information about the various causes of plant and animal extinction. Habitat exploitation and the introduction of exotic species are just two of the harmful practices explained.

NIU Anthropology Mueseum to host exhibit on endangered species

By Sarah Contreras | October 30, 2012

The Anthropology Museum in Cole Hall will play host to the Saving Endangered Species, Saving Ourselves exhibit through Dec. 8. The exhibit, developed by the Bell Museum of Natural History and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3 Division of Endangered...

Marian Gebo (right), Pamela Brown (middle) and Barbara Fash
(left) look at a collection of Korean masks in the Anthropology
Museum Sunday afternoon during the grand opening of Cole Hall.

Cole Hall anthropology museum holds open house

By Hailey Kurth | February 12, 2012

Over 300 gathered in newly renovated Cole Hall for a first glance at its anthropology museum and to check out the high-tech technology in the classrooms. Interim museum director Sara Pfannkuche said she was very happy with the museum space. The new museum...

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