Photo of shovels at a groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremony for Stevens Building planned Sept. 22

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

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Official poster of the International Conference on Viriginia Woolf. Poster art and design by Chicago artists Ginny Sykes and Ruby Barnes.

Illinois Humanities Council boosts Virginia Woolf conference with grant

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

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NIU sees surge in student interest

  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.

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Photo of a heart torn in two

The ridiculous things people do when they’re in love

“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.

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Our Military Kids logo

Dance performance to benefit ‘Our Military Kids’

“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

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