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“What it takes to make a Saint”

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Dr. Katie Jasper, professor of medieval history, was interviewed for Illinois State Report “Reactions”.  Reporter Rachel Hatch posed the question, “What it takes to make a saint”.  Read that interview at .


Teaching History & the Social Sciences: The Time is Now

The History Department will co-host the History Symposium with the Regional Office of Education and the McLean County Museum of History on Friday, January 30.  For more information or to register go to

Faculty/Staff Activities

- Andrew Hartman was named an OAH distinguished Lecturer for 2015-17

Patrice Olsen presented “I Will Return and I Will Be Millions: Vernacular and State-Sponsored Memorials to Argentina’s Desaparecidos” at the American Historical Association conference in New York City on 1/4/15.

Kyle Ciani participated in the Sexual Assault Summit at Illinois Wesleyan University on 1/8/15.  The summit is described and Kyle is paraphrased in this Pantagraph article:

Katie Jasper (study abroad); Touré Reed (diversity and internationalization); Linda Clemmons and Monica Noraian (civic engagement), and Doug cutter, Richard Hughes, William Reger and (again) Monica Noraian (general education) all presented on panels at CTLT’s annual Teaching and Learning Symposium.  Issam Nassar presented a poster.  Thanks to everyone, including Larissa Kennedy, representing History.

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Normal, Il 61790-4420
Phone: (309) 438-5641
Fax: (309) 438-5607