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Families are invited to a free mime performance at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. “An Evening of Mime” is a collection of stories that convey the comedy and drama in people, places, and everyday objects through the movement of the body and facial expressions. Performing are...
Photo of a flute laying on sheet music
The NIU Community School of the Arts needs used sheet music, music books, old musical instruments, stands and other items that might be of interest to musicians. Clean out the piano bench, attics and basements and donate to a great cause: The used music items will be sold to raise money for scholarships. Held every...
Senior acting majors: Children of the Corn
NIU School of Theatre and Dance seniors are throwing their annual Halloween sketch comedy show from Thursday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Diversions Lounge of the Holmes Student Center. All performances are at 10 p.m. The show is also an important fundraiser for the seniors to help pay for their acting reels...
“In Motion”
The national statistics are frightening: 1 in 5 women are victims of completed or attempted sexual assault while in college. Ninety percent of women know the person who sexually assaulted or raped them. Ninety-five percent of college campus sexual assaults are unreported. At least 50 percent of sexual assaults on college campuses are alcohol-related. Eighty...
Cupid
“We’re going back to the place where we fell in love with theatre,” said Ryan Massie, director of the first theater production of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance 2013-2014 Mainstage Series season. The season opening play is “Almost, Maine,” by Tony Award-nominated actor John Cariani. It opens Thursday, Oct. 17, and will be...
NIU Class of 2014 acting majors
A night of live music and raffles – a not-so-silent auction – will fill the Holmes Student Center Diversions Lounge from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The Non-Silent Auction event is the idea of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance Class of 2014 acting majors. Instead of the typical silent auction format, NIU student...
Northern Illinois University has been approved for membership to the Council for European Studies (CES) Academic Consortium, an international coalition of universities, centers and other organizations dedicated to furthering the study of Europe. U.S. institutions that are counted among the CES members consist primarily of elite private or state flagships universities. In Illinois, only two...
Joseph Smith
The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, the College of Law, University Libraries and the Department of Communication are sponsoring a trip Monday, Oct. 14, to the “Joseph Smith Reenactment Trial and Panel Discussion” at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago. The reenactment trial will be a...
Photo of a red velvet curtain in a theater
A delightful midwinter’s night dream, a Steve Martin adaptation of a classic farce and a tender story of a youth coming of age are a few of the plays that comprise the schedule for the Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming 2013-2014 Mainstage Series season. The Mainstage Series will include “The Emigrants”...
BART Bike For The Arts poster
Up for a bike ride with fellow public radio fans supporting the arts in the northern Illinois community? Northern Public Radio invites listeners to “Bike for the Arts” (aka “BART!”), scheduled Saturday, Sept. 7, in Rockford. Register as part of the WNIJ-WNIU Team to enjoy special perks such as a team photo, the station logo...
A young boy takes a piano lesson through the NIU Community School of the Arts.
Registration is open for the fall semester at the NIU Community School of the Arts, sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The community school offers year-round programming, with 80 teachers and 400 students who come from 50 towns and cities for classes, lessons and ensembles. Programs for children and adults begin in...
Stevens Building
After years of deterioration and a dubious two-decade reign atop NIU’s capital budget request list, the Stevens Building is drawing nearer to its long-awaited transformation. Construction will begin after Jan. 1, 2014, following an environmental survey planned for early in the fall and the letting of bids in October. First, though, the two departments that...
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