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Love art but not an art major? Non-art majors can enroll in many art classes without taking the basic classes first. Students can choose from drawing, painting, weaving, printmaking, paper making, metals, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and art history. Register today for these fun electives. For more information, call (815) 753-1473 or email [email protected]
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NIU’s chapter of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) will host its annual Rock Forward benefit concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Fatty’s Pub and Grille. This commemorative celebration consists of prizes and raffles, including the chance to receive and all-expense paid trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico. The night also features a...
NIU’s seventh annual Lavender Graduation will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Honoring students with diverse sexual and gender identities, this ceremony celebrates the achievements and persistence of individuals graduating in December 2015, May 2016 and August 2016. Graduates will receive rainbow...
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Founders Memorial Library wants to bring peace and serenity to NIU students during the week of final exams. Coloring to Calm Coloring has been shown to relieve stress and calm anxiety for people of all ages. Students are welcome to break from studying to color in the first floor lobby of Founders Library during library...
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NIU Campus Parking Services is encouraging all students, faculty and staff who need parking permits for the fall to shop online – and avoid standing in long lines. Darren Mitchell, director of Campus Parking Services, said he and his colleagues are hoping to avoid a repeat of the scene inside and outside their office last...
Feeling the pressure of upcoming finals? Take a break at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU, which will be transformed into a “no-stress zone” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Students can take a yoga class, play board games, participate in art activities and get free massages. Relaxation stations will be...
DREAM Action NIU will host undocumented ally training Friday, May 6. The student-led organization aims to increase awareness about the situations undocumented students face in the United States and particularly on the NIU campus. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in rooms 505 and 506 of the Holmes Student Center, this training for NIU faculty...
Neptune Hall will host “Neptune’s Paradise” from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Neptune Courtyard. The event coordinated by the Neptune Hall Council will feature free food, live music, volleyball, games and more. For more information, email [email protected]
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Open forums begins Tuesday, May 3, for the five finalists for the directorship of the NIU Center for Black Studies. Established in 1971, the Center for Black Studies supports the mission of the university to promote excellence and engagement in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, artistry and outreach and service. It operates under the leadership of...
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Three finalists for the position of director of the University Honors Program will hold open forums from Wednesday, May 4, through Friday, May 6. The finalists are Todd Gilson, Joel Stafstrom and Andrea Molnar. NIU’s Honors Program provides an engaging educational experience for academically talented and committed students in all undergraduate colleges. More than 1,000...
Want to learn about funding your venture or business through traditional bank funding? How about crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Or perhaps an angel investment group? NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for May 10 will cover “Show Me the Money,” where a panel of experts will share insights into each funding avenue. All are...
A diverse group of more than 30 students, faculty, staff and community members will come together in solidarity to present the Black Lives Matters Tribute Concert, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in Altgeld Hall. Led by students, the concert will celebrate black movements and culture while spreading messages of equality, diversity and...
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