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Logo of the 2010 MAC Championship
The Huskies have clinched the Western division and are headed for the MAC Championship. The championship game will take place Friday, Dec. 3, at Ford Field in Detroit, and could be the Huskies’ first championship win since 1983. NIU’s Alumni Association will be there to help NIU alumni and friends cheer on the Huskies by sponsoring...
Image of blood bag
Human Resource Services will host its annual blood drive from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29. It will be held in Heartland Blood Center’s Mobile Coach. Average time for blood donation is 45 minutes.  The blood drive will be conducted by the Heartland Blood Centers, a community blood center open 24 hours a day, seven...
NIU New Music Ensemble poster
The Friends of NIU Libraries and the NIU School of Music invite the public to attend a free New Music Ensemble concert and pre-concert lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, in the Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Shulamit Ran of the University of Chicago, David M. Gordon of Wheaton College...
Walk With Women Against Violence poster
Walk With Women Against Violence will host a peaceful march Sunday, Nov. 21, to raise awareness of violence against women. All are welcome to gather at 1 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons for a walk through the NIU and DeKalb communities. For more information, e-mail [email protected]
Mathias Tacke
The NIU Philharmonic, under the direction of Lucia Matos, will perform its final concert of the semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. On the program: Carl Nielsen’s “Aladdin Suite, FS 89,” Jean Sibelius’s “Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105” and, with NIU violin faculty member Mathias Tacke,...
The Huskie Marching Band will present its annual year-end concert on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at the NIU Convocation Center.  The Marching Band, Drum Line, Color Guard and Silverettes will be performing highlights from this year’s marching band shows. The Marching Band will also perform favorite songs and cheers heard at NIU football games throughout...
Staci Lawrence (left) as Darcy and Deidra Edwards as Lydia in "Disfigured." Photo courtesy Dialogue Heavy Pictures.
From “Kirstie Alley’s Big Life” to “The Biggest Loser” to “Dance Your Ass Off,” popular media seems obsessed with achieving a certain idealized body type. In the midst of this weight-obsessed culture, how does one build a positive body image? Is it possible to take ownership of a typically negative label such as “fat” and...
A trio of NIU di-zi performers.
The NIU Chinese Music Ensemble will give a concert performance at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Recital Hall of NIU’s Music Building. Established by Professor Emeritus Kuo-Huang Han in the 1970s, the NIU Chinese Music Ensemble was the first all-American college group in the United States and gave several national and international concert performances from...
Lesley Rigg
It might take years to become a martial arts master, but it takes only 90 minutes to learn how to combat personal violence. NIU students, faculty and staff are invited to Founders Memorial Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, for a women-focused self-defense seminar. Lesley Rigg, associate professor of geography and a black belt in karate,...
Reilly Farrell of DeKalb will be one of 54 performers Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Barnes and Noble book fair and recital.
Shoppers at the Barnes & Noble store in DeKalb will be treated to a wonderful medley of music presented by the NIU Community School of the Arts from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. The recital is part of the book fair program sponsored by the store, located at 2439 Sycamore Road. The money raised will support the scholarship...
Book cover of John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel
NIU alum and Northern Illinois University Press author Kenneth Womack will read from and sign his new novel, “John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel,” from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Room 211 of Reavis Hall. Lunch will be provided. At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, Womack will read from and...
Flag of Syria
The first NIU Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will make its debut at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. This newly formed world music ensemble is directed by two NIU graduate students in World Music Studies — well-known Syrian-born musicians Abou Agha and Omar Al Musfi —...
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