Dr. Kathryn Jasper awarded NEH grant

aeria view of Fonte Avellana

Associate Professor of History Kathryn Jasper will dedicate the National Endowment for the Humanities funds to finishing a book focusing on reforms in the medieval Catholic Church that ultimately sparked civil war.    

Scholarship memorializes anthropologist and ISU Faculty Emeritus Edward B. Jelks

Illinois State anthropology students Brian Keeling and Molly McManus dig through the thick soil at the Noble-Wieting site.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology lost one of its most talented and influential members in 2021 with Professor Edward B. Jelks’ passing on the evening of December 22. In his fifteen years as a Professor of Anthropology at Illinois State University, Jelks made enormous contributions to the University and to many of the graduates of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, which Jelks started in 1968.