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ARTLab
NIU alumna Frances Whitehead — designist, embedded artist, environmentalist, futurist — is ARTLab’s first guest of the fall season.  Whitehead will visit NIU at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building to present examples of her inspiring site-specific work, projects that exist at the intersection of public policy, environmental reclamation...
Sample Illinois driver's license
NIU students, faculty, staff and local residents can renew driver’s licenses and state IDs, purchase annual vehicle license plate stickers, register as organ and tissue donors or conduct other transactions on campus at a mobile office of the Illinois Secretary of State. The mobile office will visit campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday,...
Linc Smelser conducts the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra has announced its 34th annual concert season. The KSO is a non-profit community orchestra which provides a place for area musicians to use their talents in an orchestral setting. The orchestra consists of professional, student and dedicated amateur musicians. It began informally in 1976 and engages in weekly rehearsals and an...
Art Express students work on paintings
NIU’s Community School of the Arts is offering several classes in art and music this fall. Start your pre-school child on the path of musical knowledge with Musical Tales, a new class offered this fall. The class combines a story with musical activities and meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 14. Musical Tales...
The Northern Illinois cross country team will open its 2010 season this weekend when the Huskies travel to Madison, Wis., to take on some of the nation’s top competitors at the Badger Classic hosted by Wisconsin. The Huskies first race of the season will kick-off today at the Zimmer Cross Country Course.  One of eight...
Terrance Green
Terrance Green, a nationally recognized speaker and the author of “Becoming an All ‘A’ Student: The Quick and Easy Guide to Getting a 4.0,” will train people to maximize their full potential in every aspect of life during a 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, presentation at NIU. Sponsored by the Graduate School, the Center for...
Davis Hall
NIU’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences will host its first of its fall colloquia at 4 p.m. Friday, Sep. 3, in Davis Hall 308. Magali Billen from the University of California-Davis will speak on “The Role of Mantle and Plate Rheology in Subduction Dynamics.” Call (815) 753-1943 for more information.
Syrian-born Kareem Roustom, an award-winning composer, is coming to the NIU School of Music for a two-day residency program Thursday, Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10. Steeped in the musical traditions of the Arab Near East and trained in Western music, Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging...
The fall 2010 issue of Northern Now celebrates the successful completion of True North, NIU’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign. In true NIU style, alumni and friends came forward to exceed the campaign’s $150 million goal with more than $160 million in gifts to the university. Read also about NIU alumnus Anies Baswedan, president of Paramadina...
NIU’s Office of Assessment Services has posted the Fall 2010 issue of Toolkit, its quarterly “nuts and bolts” e-newsletter. Toolkit is specifically designed to assist the NIU community with practical assessment issues in a user-friendly format. This issue highlights findings from the recent alumni survey of baccalaureate graduates from 2000, nine years after their graduation...
“The lands are lit with all the autumn blaze of golden-rod,” wrote Helen Hunt Jackson, a 19th century American journalist and novelist, “and everywhere the purple asters nod and bend and wave and flit.” Jackson’s quote — along with several others like it, all in celebration of fall — adorns a wall of the NIU...
NIU President John G. Peters will deliver his annual State of the University Address at 3 p.m. today in the Altgeld Hall auditorium. The speech is open to the public and will be streamed live here at NIU Today. University release time policies pertain to employee attendance at this event subject to operational needs.  Hourly Operating...
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