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Excitement is building for ARTIgras 2016, a celebration of the arts in the DeKalb community and at NIU. The second annual event has expanded to two days this year: Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. Sponsored by NIU and the City of DeKalb, ARTigras once again will feature the popular arts parade and post-parade...
Rachel Barton Pine
The NIU Community School of the Arts will welcome international concert violinist Rachel Barton Pine will teach the annual master class at this summer’s Advanced String Quartet Workshop. “An exciting, boundary-defying performer – Pine displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon.” – The Washington Post “Striking and charismatic … she...
Book cover of “On This Day in Poetry History” by Amy Newman
WNIJ 89.5 FM will feature five regional works of fiction as part of its continuing “Read With Me” book series. The series, hosted by Dan Klefstad, broadcasts interviews with the authors, who read selections of their work and share their inspirations. “Read With Me” will air every morning at 6:52 and 8:52 a.m. beginning Tuesday,...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology has been awarded a $19,750 grant from the Dunham Fund for a two-year project to document and share the experiences of Burmese Karen refugees living in northern Illinois. Led by the museum’s research assistant, Rachel Drochter, the project employs NIU students who will work with a local Karen Advisory Group...
The NIU College of Education’s Summer Literacy Conference will take place from Tuesday, June 14, through Friday, June 17, at NIU-Naperville. “Reading and Writing in the Digital Age” will cover: Teaching reading and writing with digital texts and tools Supporting students’ literacy needs in 1:1 environments Addressing issues of technological equity and diverse learners Registration...
NIU’s College of Education will host “Transforming Learning Space with Low Cost High Impact Instructional Technology” – the 2016 Learn-IT Conference – Saturday, May 7, in the Learning Center of Gabel Hall. The conference will provide in-service teachers from the northern Illinois area P-12 school districts a day full of workshops and training activities to...
Gustav Mahler
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra closes its 39th concert season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, with its spring concert, “The Majesty of Mahler,” in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. A free pre-concert lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Led by Music Director and Conductor Linc Smelser, the...
Spoken word artist and activist Stephanie Camba will present “Home in Poems” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. The event is sponsored by PLUSH (Promoting Leadership through Unconditional SisterHood) and the Asian American Center as a part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. All are welcome....
NIU’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will host a free film screening of “Miss Representation” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. The 2011 documentary, created by writer, director and producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom, exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation...
Project ROAR at Cortland Elementary School
NIU’s upcoming Service-Learning Institute will examine academic service-learning, community partner expectations and the use of critical reflection and considerations for tenure and promotion Hosted by the NIU Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, in partnership with the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, “When the Classroom and Community Collide” is scheduled from 9 to...
Girls interested in creating and playing their own video games can now register for the NIU Digital Convergence Lab’s “Just for Girls!” video game design camp. This day camp for students entering fifth- through ninth-grade will take place on the NIU campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24....
The NIU Community School of the Arts has announced the schedule for spring recitals and concerts. Solo and ensemble performances are featured in April and May on the stage of the Recital Hall and Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building. All CSA concerts and recitals are free and open to the public. Founded in...
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