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Pianist shares ‘world language’ with Souper Wednesday audience

Souper Wednesday: Yao Lin
NIU honors students were captivated Wednesday as they listened to alum Yao Lin play the piano and share her love of music, which she described as the universal language. Lin, known as Lina on campus, came to NIU in 2009 from Beijing to study piano performance with William Goldenberg, a distinguished professor in the NIU School…

Love is in the air: ‘I Heart NIU Week’ begins Saturday

I Heart NIU
I Heart NIU Week is an opportunity for alumni, students, faculty and staff to show their love for the university. Participation can be done in small ways, including watching the spring football game Saturday, sharing an NIU story on Facebook, liking the NIU Alumni Association on Facebook or doing a random act of kindness. Here’s how you…

Nigerian NIU alum: It took a village for success

Olujide Akinbo
NIU alum Olujide Akinbo has been promoted to a full chemistry professorship at Butler University, crediting the extensive hands-on experience and extended family at NIU for his success and adjustment to the American culture. “Coming to NIU gave me a tremendous amount of hands-on experience in the instrumental aspect of the discipline,” the Nigerian native said. Because…

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