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The Northern Illinois University School of Theatre and Dance’s upcoming Mainstage Series production of its Spring 2016 Dance Concert is a mixed repertoire dance show, with three dance pieces under the choreographic direction of faculty members Richard Grund, Blair Burkhalter and Paula Frasz. Opening Thursday, April 28, the Spring 2016 Dance Concert illustrates the many...
Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design presents “Arts and Recreation,” the Spring 2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts group exhibition of undergraduate senior-level artwork. Join students as they host opening celebrations beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Jack Olson Gallery in the Visual Arts Building and 7 p.m. at Gallery 215,...
The Cook County Board has approved an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Cook County and the NIU Board of Trustees which provides the county with assistance in technology-related initiatives involving regional public partners. The agreement allows the County Bureau of Technology to leverage NIU expertise to explore network asset monetization under the county’s Asset Marketing Program...
The Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities invites nominations of outstanding NIU students, faculty or staff members for the McKinley “Deacon” Davis Diversity Award. Current students, faculty, SPS or Civil Service staff, as well as academic units, offices, programs or organizations, are welcome to make nominations for the awards that recognize significant contributions made to...
For 200 years, popular culture has used the phrase “met one’s Waterloo” to describe someone who has suffered an utter defeat or an insurmountable confrontation. The phrase was born when the armies of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington met on the battlefield near Waterloo, Belgium, in 1815, resulting in Napoleon’s defeat. NIU’s...
NIU’s first Earth Week is scheduled from Monday, April 18, through Saturday, April 23. Earth Week is a collaborative effort supported by more than 15 environmentally conscious organizations to bring a more sustainable culture to NIU. Organizations include: NIU Student Association Green Paws Environmental Alliance Illinois Lakes Management Association Committee for the Preservation of Wildlife...
Communiversity Gardens
It is said that gardens are the first sign of commitment to a community, and that to plant a garden is to plant a hope. The NIU Communiversity Gardens couldn’t hold more truth to these expressions. Since the garden’s ground breaking in 2014, students, faculty, staff and community members have successfully worked together to produce...
OHANA!
Student leaders of the OHANA! Peer Mentor Program will present “Taste of Asia” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road. Taste of Asia will highlight the diversity among Asia though food, dance and music. Visit each student organization’s table to get a taste of Asian culture. As...
NIU students, faculty, staff and local residents can renew driver’s licenses and state IDs, purchase annual vehicle license plate stickers, register as organ and tissue donors or conduct other transactions on campus at a mobile office of the Illinois Secretary of State. In addition, NIU collegiate license plates will be available for purchase. Sales help...
Kay Martinovich, a director, and Robert Schneider, a playwright, both professors in NIU’s School of Theatre and Dance, will explain “Where Drama Comes From” in a free public lecture Thursday, April 21. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. in the Diversions Lounge Theatre in the Holmes Student Center. Both professors will provide examples from their...
“Allies in Interfaith” is the next Diversity Dialogues focus. To make NIU a more welcoming and inclusive environment, discussion about different belief systems is important, said said Vernese Edghill-Walden, NIU senior associate vice president for Academic Diversity and chief diversity officer. “Being a member of one belief system does not mean you can’t be an ally to...
Melissa Adams-Campbell
Schriber Scholars Melissa Adams-Campbell, an assistant professor of English at Northern Illinois University, and Ashley Heiberger, a doctoral candidate in English, will present their research on women’s language and literature at a brown bag lecture from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Reavis 211. Adams-Campbell and Heiberger are the inaugural recipients of the...
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