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Eric Jones, acting director for the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (from left), assistant Director Jui-Chang Wang and 13 of the 15 2018-2019 Foreign Language Area Studies Fellows pose in front of the center.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies receives $2.5M grant for sixth time

By Taher Zeitoun | March 3, 2019

DeKALB — The Center for Southeast Asian Studies was recognized as an outstanding cultural center after being awarded $2.5 million in government funding which will be allocated to the center and its students’ educational expenses.The $2.5 million grant...

Lecture series prompts discussion about Cambodian religious monument

By Taher Zeitoun | October 29, 2018

DeKALB — As part of its Southeast Asia Lecture Series, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies hosted Mitch Hendrickson to present his lecture ”Steely Places and Angkorian Spaces.”Hendrickson has been teaching Anthropology at the University of Illinois...

NIU professor captures tornado in northern Illinois

Cameras in hand, faculty chase northern Illinois tornado

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2015

Associate meteorology professor Walker Ashley didn’t know he was going to see an EF4 tornado when he drove out on I-88 to observe Thursday’s storm.The tornado that hit northern Illinois resulted in two deaths and left a trail of destruction from Ashton...

Videos: NIU professor films tornado forming in northern Illinois

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Professor Eric Jones filmed a tornado forming and touching down Thursday in northern Illinois.Videos courtesy Jones.Part one Part two Part three