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‘One Breath’: NIU New Music Festival begins Nov. 3

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The fifth NIU New Music Festival offers something for everyone. This year features guest artist ensemble the nief-norf Project, founded by NIU alumni Andy Bliss (2004) and Kerry O’Brien (2006). They are joined by incredibly talented colleague ensemble members Erin Walker Bliss, percussion; Ashley Walters, cello; and Christopher Adler, piano and composition. Adler’s music will feature prominently in…

NIU Law alums, clinical professor honored as ‘40 under 40’

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Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (’03) and Heather Wier Vaught (’05) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The Law Bulletin Publishing Co. conducts the “40 under 40” survey annually to determine who they believe are the “up and coming”…

Mentoring 2.0

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The NIU Department of Political Science is launching two new mentoring efforts. One reaches out to students before they ever arrive on campus; the other features prominent alumni among its mentors, including a congresswoman. The new “Diplomat Program” is perhaps the most unique to campus. Beginning this week, many of the department’s majors will begin serving as…

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