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NIU alumni looking to network with fellow Huskies and learn more about the university’s exciting programs and initiatives are invited to a Cultural Meet and Greet on March 28 at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Hosted by NIU’s Chief Diversity Officer, Vernese Edghill-Walden, the event is an...
Delicious soup served in hand-made ceramic bowls is the perfect recipe to raise funds for the Huskie Food Pantry and Hope Haven. Empty Bowls, a nationwide project using ceramic arts to fight hunger, comes to NIU 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Chandelier Ballroom, Adams Hall. The way it works is you...
Can you imagine having a full week to live the life of an artist, engineer or writer? A jazz musician, physicist, actor or athlete? That’s what happens at NIU summer camps, where campers get a chance to immerse themselves in the field of their choice, developing their skills and passion while experiencing life on a...
High school students and community college students have the opportunity to go for the gold during the NIU Business Olympics set for April 6 at Barsema Hall, 740 Garden Road in DeKalb. Sponsored by the College of Business, the one-day event allows students to show their business acumen and earn cash prizes for their skills...
The School of Theatre and Dance at NIU presents, The Revolutionists, with performances nightly through Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. and with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 in the O’Connell Theatre.  Tickets are available online or at the Stevens Building Box Office.  The Revolutionists is a sassy comedy about four very real,...
DeKalb’s famous “flying ear of corn” long ago branded this region as a center of new ideas in American farming. Nearly a century later, the area’s premier agricultural heritage group is bringing national experts and local entrepreneurs together in a can’t-miss event about DeKalb County’s future. “An Evening With Innovators,” sponsored by the DeKalb Area...
Richard Jenkins, a DeKalb native and Emmy Award winning, and Oscar nominated actor, will be at NIU on Tuesday, October 30 at 2 p.m. for a Q and A with students in the Stevens Building’s O’Connell Theatre. Jenkins won the 2015 Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for HBO’s Olive Kitteredge which...
An award-winning film by NIU Professor Laura Vazquez will be shown for the first time in DeKalb on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the DeKalb Public Library’s Yusunas Room. Think Globally – Eat Locally is a 30-minute documentary film that was filmed in DeKalb County in 2016. The film features interviews with local...
Visitors attending Homecoming enjoyed a glimpse into NIU’s past when the Douglas Hall time capsule was opened on Oct. 13. The copper box that was tucked away in a cornerstone of the university’s residence hall was removed and placed in the University Archives when Douglas Hall was demolished in 2014. “People love discovering secrets from...
Concert season is in full swing (sometimes literally) in the School of Music, with a host of opportunities to hear great music performed by very talented students. There’s something for every musical taste, from NIU’s quartet-in-residence, the Avalon String Quartet (November 5) to a number of great jazz performances, to the NIU Philharmonic (November 14),...
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” the next NIU STEM Café will bring together experts in a variety of fields for a lively discussion about dead bodies and body parts. Hear how scientific quests for knowledge led to grave robbing and even murder right here in DeKalb County in the 19th century....
Dan Migala Dan Migala is always thinking. The co-founder and chief innovation officer of 4Front Sports and Innovation Consulting Firm is the guy behind the Chicago White Sox’s 7:11 starting time – brought to you by 7-Eleven, of course. He’s also the marketing whiz who brokered a deal between the San Diego Padres and TaylorMade golf clubs to...
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