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A scene from NIU's production of "The Nutcracker"
The holiday season is one full of tradition. Among the classic holiday entertainment loved by all is the celebrated ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Opening Thursday, Nov. 11, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present Tchaikovsky’s timeless ballet of magic and wonderment at the historic Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, commissioned by the...
Wycliffe Gordon
Director Ron Carter and the legendary NIU Jazz Ensemble and will welcome internationally acclaimed jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Admission is free. Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, composer, arranger, educator and conductor, receiving high praise and multiple...
Gregory Barrett
Clarinetist and NIU School of Music faculty member Greg Barrett will join NIU’s Avalon String Quartet as they continue their 2010-11 season at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. They will play Stravinski’s “Three Pieces for String Quartet,” Tchaikovsky’s “String Quartet No. 1 in D Major” and the Brahms “Clarinet Quintet.” Barrett,...
A watercolor by Manuel Pardo
Artist Manuel Pardo will conduct a lecture, a workshop and studio critiques during a three-day residency next week at the NIU School of Art. Pardo’s lecture is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Room 103 of the Visual Arts Building. He will hold a workshop from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov....
David Schrader
The NIU Organ Recital Series will continue at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Special guest artist David Schrader will perform works by Hieronymus Praetorius, Carl Nielsen, Jehan Alain and Johann Sebastian Bach. Equally at home in front of a harpsichord, organ, piano or fortepiano, Schrader is “truly an extraordinary musician …...
Photo of VOTE button
NIU students who are registered to vote in DeKalb County and wish to vote Tuesday, Nov. 2,can review their voter registration card to determine where their polling station is located. Students registered to vote in DeKalb County who live in the residence halls west of Annie Glidden Road should find their polling place at the...
Warrior Pursuits Cover
NIU history professor Brian Sandberg has a written a new book that explores warrior values and violence in French noble culture during the early modern era. Sandberg will deliver a talk on the book – titled “Warrior Pursuits: Noble Culture and Civil Conflict in Early Modern France” (Johns Hopkins University Press) –  at 2:30 p.m....
Photo of elementary school children boarding bus
Interested in working with kids? Interested in helping children achieve their learning potential?  NIU’s School Psycholgy Student Organization will host a brief exploration of the school psychology profession, its role in the educational system and how school psychologists can make a difference in the academic lives of children.  The event will take place from 10 to 11 Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Room 412...
Photo of hand practicing American Sign Language
Did you know that nearly one out of 10 college students has a disability? Because not all disabilities are visible, this might seem like a surprising statistic. The Center for Access-Ability Resources is here to provide resources for students with disabilities as well as provide resources to the campus community about disabilities. Throughout the fall and...
Toni Keller
Faculty, staff, students and community members can make ribbons and sign banners in honor of Antinette “Toni” Keller from noon to 10 p.m. today in the Gallery Lounge of the Holmes Student Center. Staff and student volunteers will be there to assist.
Jeffrey Yordon
NIU alum Jeffery Yordon will present “Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in Altgeld Hall. The event is being sponsored by Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Yordon will discuss current job market trends and how to distinguish yourself. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Yordon received a bachelor’s degree from NIU....
Tammy Duckworth, 2010 recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from NIU
Lisa Freeman, vice president for Research and Graduate Studies at NIU, has issued the annual call for nominations for honorary doctoral degrees to be awarded from Northern Illinois University. Awarding an honorary degree is an opportunity for NIU to recognize someone especially outstanding in a field of interest to the university. It is necessary, though...
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