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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn joined Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and other officials Monday for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the expansion and renovation of the Stevens Building. The $27.4 million project is managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board. “Northern Illinois University is a gem of our state’s higher education system...
Photo of shovels at a groundbreaking
NIU officials and partners will dig shovels into dirt at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, to commence construction of the new Stevens Building. The groundbreaking ceremony continues the long-awaited process to turn one of NIU’s most-dilapidated buildings into a modern learning and performing space for the Department of Anthropology and the School of Theatre and...
Time Stands Still
For its first offering of its 2014-15 Mainstage Series season, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present “Time Stands Still” by Pulitzer-winning playwright David Margulies. Directed by faculty member Patricia Ridge, “Time Stands Still” takes place against a backdrop of the war in Iraq, though it is not a story about warfare or...
Cover of Backstage magazine
NIU School of Theatre and Dance alumna Charlotte Kate Fox (MFA ’13), who’s hit it big in Japan, is the cover star of the current issue of Backstage magazine. “When Fox submitted for the role of Ellie in the Japanese television drama ‘Massan,’ about the founder of Japan’s whiskey industry, Masataka Taketsuru, and his wife,...
The Second City 55th Anniversary Tour poster
Chicago’s comedy powerhouse, The Second City, is opening its vaults to celebrate 55 years of laughter. The NIU Convocation Center will welcome The Second City’s 55th Anniversary Tour at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. Be there for this ultimate peek behind the curtain as the superstars of tomorrow present the legendary theater’s best of the...
Official poster of the International Conference on Viriginia Woolf. Poster art and design by Chicago artists Ginny Sykes and Ruby Barnes.
NIU has received a grant of $4,500 from the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) to support cultural events affiliated with the 24th annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, co-sponsored by the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Loyola University Chicago. The grant from the IHC will enable students, clients, and staff of northern Illinois...
Judith Chitwood and ballet student
One of the six dance performance pieces of the upcoming NIU School of Theatre and Dance spring dance concert urges African-American women to raise their voices. “ ‘Living Out Loud’ shows how African-American women have been silenced for so long in work, play, and their personal lives, and now they can finally celebrate themselves and speak...
  Northern Illinois University is anticipating a large turnout of prospective students and guests at its Spring Open House on Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the admissions office is seeking staff volunteers to help with the event. “Due to the high student interest in NIU’s Spring Open House Friday, we...
Photo of a heart torn in two
“One would think that Shakespeare had the college audience in mind when developing ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost,’ a play about young adults torn between a life of the mind and a life of pleasure,” says Lara Crowley, an NIU assistant professor of English. Opening Thursday, April 10, in the Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge, the School...
Our Military Kids logo
“Please don’t send cookies, care packages or socks,” a U.S. service member once said. “Just take care of our children.” Our Military Kids works every day to fulfill this plea. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support and recognition to military children, Our Military Kids provides grants to keep military children engaged in activities...
BMI/S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Apollo Show poster
The Black Male Initiative and S.I.S.T.E.R.S. will present the annual Apollo Show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. The event will take place in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. Sterling Williams, Mary Gentry and DJ TQ are hosts for the evning. For more information, call Yannick Koua at (217) 848-0224.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Kate Fox, who just graduated last year from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance with a master’s degree in fine arts, is already making a mark in the acting world. The 28-year-old New Mexico native will star in a morning serial drama in Japan and has already performed in a number of professional...
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