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Book cover of "Primitive Selves"
NIU historian E. Taylor Atkins, who recently published a new book, titled “Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945,” will conduct a presentation, book-talk and book-signing Saturday, Oct. 16. Atkins is donating royalties from the book to the Tahirih Justice Center, a not-for-profit organization that arranges pro-bono legal, medical and social services for immigrant women in...
Alternative Spring Break
Students interested in Alternative Spring Break have more opportunites to learn about the trips and fundraising. Informational sessions are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, and Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Lincoln Hall Commons (Tower A). A fundraising seminar will take place at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Douglas Hall Smart Classroom. Past Alternative...
Photo from "Twelfth Night"
The plays of William Shakespeare are some of the most recognizable and beloved productions in the world. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 21, the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will present its interpretation of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” on the stage of the Stevens Building O’Connell Theatre on the DeKalb campus. The classic Shakespearean comedy follows Viola,...
Avalon Quartet
NIU’s Avalon Quartet is the featured artist at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, for “WFMT Presents Live from Mayne Stage.” Presented by the NIU School of Music, the Avalon will play operatic quartets by Puccini (“Crisantemi”), Britten (“3 Divertimenti”) and Verdi (“String Quartet”) at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are $10...
Ingrid Rowland event poster
Ingrid Rowland, a professor at the University of Notre Dame-Rome School of Architecture, will visit the NIU campus to speak at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25,  about “Egyptomania in Baroque Rome.” Rowland’s lecture will be held in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by...
Powder Puff Football Game 2010
Homecoming Week 2010 — Days of the Dog — has begun! Festivities, which launched Sunday with Powder Puff Football and a barbecue, continue this morning with a kick-off bonanza in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons. From 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Recycled Boat Race will be held in the East Lagoon. The objective...
Help CROP Stop Hunger logo
The DeKalb County Sondra King Memorial CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 17. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. A step-off ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. alkers can choose between a 4-mile path and a “1 Golden Mile” option. Twenty-five percent of funds raised...
Patrick Kuhse
NIU’s College of Business will celebrate its annual BELIEF Day at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Barsema Hall auditorium with guest speaker Patrick Kuhse. BELIEF – Building Ethical Leaders using an Integrated Ethics Framework – is a training program used by the College of Business to teach students that ethical components exist in all decision-making....
Photo of stacked hands
T-E-A-M. As the old saying goes, those four letters stand for “together everyone achieves more.” But the questions are these: How do you build a sense of team? Does teamwork come naturally? What happens to the concept of team in tough times? It’s easy to be a team when you’re “winning,” but what happens when times are tough? NIU’s...
Recycling symbol in green grass
The NIU community is invited Tuesday, Oct. 20, to a free webcast focusing on campus environmental sustainability. To mark the eighth annual “Campus Sustainability Day,” the Society for College and University Planning and the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium are co-sponsoring a webcast titled “Empowering a low carbon movement at your campus: strategies and tools...
"Death Comes to the Tanner House" poster
On the two Fridays and Saturdays preceding Halloween this month, the public can step back to late Victorian times and experience the historic (and reputedly haunted) Tanner House on the night that prosperous Aurora merchant William H. Tanner died. Death was a familiar guest of every family in the 19th century, and this tour will bring...
Posters from Jack Olson Gallery exhibition
“Contemporary Polish Poster in Context: Jakub Stepien aka HAKOBO and Bogna Otto-Wegrzyn” runs through Friday, Oct. 22, at the Jack Olson Gallery. Below is a curatorial statement from guest curator Aleksandra Giza: “Poster art in Poland has chronicled more than a century of social, political and cultural life. There are recognizable stages directly influenced by the two world...
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