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Willie J. Kimmons
NIU College of Education alum Willie J. Kimmons will return to campus Monday, Sept. 27, for a 3 p.m. speech in Altgeld Hall Room 315. Kimmons is the inaugural speaker in the college’s Community Learning Series, presented in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association. He will speak on “The Importance of a Quality Education: Life and...
For its opening program of the year, NIU Opera Theater presents scenes from two related works: “The Threepenny Opera” and “The Beggar’s Opera.” Performances are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Recital Hall in the Music Building. In 1728, London saw the premiere of “The Beggar’s Opera,”...
Duo XXI - Anna Cromwell (left) and Mira Frisch
The NIU School of Music will host a concert by guest artists Duo XXI (Anna Cromwell, violin; Mira Frisch, cello) at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, in the Music Building Recital Hall. The program will consist of seven new pieces commissioned by Duo XXI, each inspired by something non-musical, such as a painting, a poem,...
Christine Worobec
The work of professional historians isn’t all glitz, glamour and high drama, as fictional accounts such as “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Historian” would lead readers to believe. “It is interesting work, but it also can be painstakingly slow,” says Christine Worobec, who is among the world’s leading historians of tsarist Russia. Worobec has...
Cheng-Hou Lee
The NIU Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor Lucia Matos, will present its first concert of the fall semester at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, located in the Music Building. Selections on the program are Felix Mendelssohn’s “Overture to Die schone Melusine, Op. 32,” Robert Schumann’s “Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op....
Photo of LGBTQ flag
NIU’s Ally Program is a campuswide initiative designed to foster a welcoming and supportive campus environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities by creating a visible network of allies to the LGBTQ community. The Ally Program creates opportunities for participants to learn about LGBTQ identity and build connections between the broader campus...
Seniors of the Huskie women's soccer team
The Northern Illinois women’s soccer team will wrap up its non-conference schedule with a pair of home contests this weekend when the Huskies host SIU-Edwardsville today and Green Bay come Sunday, Sept. 19. The Cardinal and Black will kick-off the weekend at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex at 4 p.m. today against the...
Get a FOID card
The NIU College of Law Second Amendment Society will host a FOID card drive from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, and Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. Society members will take individuals’ pictures, have forms available to fill out and mail the applications. E-mail [email protected] for more information.
StAGEs of Transition
In conjunction with the NIU Art Museum exhibition “StAGEs of Transition,” poets and poetry enthusiasts will read their original or favorite poems about aging and stages of life during a poetry recital from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Altgeld Hall Room 315. To register to read, call (815) 753-1936 or e-mail [email protected]
international honor society
NIU’s own Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, is conducting elections to membership in the society, as well as for officers.  Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. As an intergenerational organization, the society recognizes and honors three categories...
NIU Huskies volleyball packs Victor E. Court
In front of a jam-packed, raucous standing room only crowd of 954, the Northern Illinois volleyball team had its 11-match winning streak snapped by Wisconsin, 25-18, 25-19, 25-18, on Tuesday night at Victor E. Court. In a tilt between undefeated teams, the Badgers remained so at 10-0, while the Huskies’ record took their first blemish...
Parade of Flags
Nearly 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 11th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17, from the east side of Huskie Stadium. Participants will march along Lucinda Avenue to the Martin Luther King Commons, where Dr. Awni Alkarzon, graduate assistant in the...
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