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NIU will kick off its Diversity Dialogues Series this fall with a documentary screening and discussion with Emmy-director Julie Winokur. The series, which began in 2016, aims to reinforce the university’s commitment to creating a rich learning environment and encouraging people to talk openly about diversity topics. Events are free and open to the public....
Huskies on and off campus will be rewarded for displaying their pride on Fridays this year, as campus officials plan to give everyone another reason to celebrate the most popular day of the week. The effort – dubbed Red and Black Fridays – kicks off on Sept. 1, which also happens to mark the first home...
Residents in the northern Illinois region will be able to see a rare solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, during mid-day. To celebrate this unique event, NIU STEM Café will host “Solar Eclipse: When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora. Richard Cooler,...
Did you know? A solar eclipse is coming on August 21, and we’ll have a pretty good view right here in DeKalb. To celebrate this rare and exciting occasion, NIU STEAM Works is partnering with the DeKalb Public Library to host a series of community events from August 16 to 21. All events are free...
For the fourth consecutive year, members of the NIU and DeKalb communities will join together in a Unity March to signify their shared desire to bring positive change. Participants will gather at 5 p.m. on Sept. 19 in the MLK Commons and then depart for a walk at 5:30 p.m. The walk will leave from...
It’s time once again for a dazzling evening of stargazing, great food and scientific talks. The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak in mid-August, as brilliant meteors radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky. At the next STEM Café, view the meteor shower and hear from experts about hot astrophysics topics. This...
Fans and friends of Northern Illinois University Athletics are invited to join Huskie coaches and staff on Thursday, July 20 at Eduardo’s Restaurant in DeKalb (214 E. Lincoln Highway) as NIU will kick off a “tour” celebrating the first Jacoby Trophy win in school history.  The free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and includes...
How do self-driving cars drive and park without hitting anything? The answer is augmented optics: tools and imaging systems that can provide extremely precise measurements for use in a host of hot applications. At the next STEM Café, Dr. Federico Sciammarella, from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, will present “Augmented Optics:  Micro-Measuring to...
On Saturday, June 17, Oregon, IL – home of NIU’s Lorado Taft Field Campus – will host the first annual Rockin’ River Fest from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the riverfront in downtown Oregon. Several members of the NIU community were instrumental in making this new festival a reality. Donna Mann, Director of Continuing...
Join the NIU Art Museum Thursday, May 18, for a screening of Henry Koster’s musical comedy, “The Inspector General,” starring Danny Kaye (1949, 100 minutes). The film is set in the period of the First French Empire and follows a fool who is mistaken as an investigator in disguise by the town’s corrupt officials.  Before the screening...
On Friday, May 12, from noon to 1 p.m., author Kate Moore will speak at the DeKalb Public Library about her book The Radium Girls, which shares the fascinating and forgotten history of the Radium Dial Company workers of northern Illinois. The event is sponsored by NIU STEM Read and the DeKalb Public Library and...
In spite of Illinois’ economic woes, one industry continues to flourish in our state:  travel and tourism. Next week, NIU faculty, staff and students are invited to find out how Illinois continues to attract visitors and how they boost local economies at a presentation by Illinois Director of Tourism Cory Jobe.  Jobe will appear at...
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