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Time is running out for submissions to the 125 Key NIU Moments project in honor of the university’s upcoming 125th anniversary.  The deadline is also approaching for grant applications in support of special projects in 2020 that will help NIU celebrate its quasquicentennial. Submit key moments Entries can be made directly on the 125th anniversary...
Making life less challenging… that’s what the seniors of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) have been working on all year. From devices that alert drivers to approaching emergency vehicles to ensuring allergy patients always have their life-saving epinephrine injection handy, the 78 teams of engineering majors will demonstrate their innovative projects at...
The final lecture of this year’s Elizabeth Allen Visiting Alumni Speakers in Art History Lecture Series features Freida High Wsikhongo Tesfagiorgis’ talk: A Sankofa Moment in 2019: The Impact of The Black Arts Movement On Diversity in Art History and Museums in the New Millennium, Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. in room 103 of Jack Arends...
Joe Flynn grew up with a clear sense of his primary role and duty in society. “I was always raised to think about where other people are coming from, and what struggles folks have, and that oftentimes the things that people have to struggle through are by no making of their own,” says Flynn, an associate...
Denise Bunning remembers well the moment she decided to become a teacher when she grew up. She was 8 and in the third-grade when her East Coast family settled in Glenview, Ill. “I always loved school,” says Bunning, who eventually earned her M.S.Ed. in Special Education from NIU in 1989 and went on to teach second- and third-graders...
Communication is so simple and immediate today that it’s difficult to comprehend the struggle our human ancestors faced. An upcoming exhibition in the Blackwell History of Education Museum will recognize those challenges and celebrate the achievements of those people throughout history who overcame obstacles in sharing printed words and representative imagery. “Marks on a Page,” which opens...
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its annual Chemistry Demo Night held on Friday, April 12, in Faraday Hall 143, located directly behind LaTourette Hall on Normal Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at 6:30 p.m.   This year’s theme is “The Wizarding World of Chemistry,” with the demo featuring Harry Potter-themed experiments. Free and suitable for all ages, it will consist of spells and scenes from...
All members of the Northern Illinois University community are invited to attend the investiture of Dr. Lisa C. Freeman as the 13th president of NIU, 2 p.m., Friday, April 5 in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building. “The investiture of a new president is an important event in the history of a university,...
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s spring DATA Exhibition Suite delves into the array of the manner in which data surrounds us, impacts us and is interpreted. Four exhibitions open on Thursday, March 28, with a public opening reception from 5 – 8 p.m. Informal artist gallery talks begin at 6:30 p.m. Museum staff members,...
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