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The NIU Art Museum will proudly host visiting artist Terrence A. Reese (“Tar”) during a public reception starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, as he discusses his body of artwork and his current exhibition Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans on view at the Art Museum. Chicago-born Reese has always had an eye for...
Don’t try to pigeonhole Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. It won’t work. The professor emeritus from the University of Miami’s School of Education is a Renaissance man whose interests – and qualifications – reach far beyond his title. “By way of my background, I’m a much more interdisciplinary scholar than most social foundations professors. I’ve got...
More than 30 members of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame and head coaches of Hall-of-Fame teams are expected to be on hand when the six-member “Class of 2017” is inducted on Friday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the historic Duke Ellington Ballroom at the Holmes Student Center. The “Class of 2017” includes Dee Abrahamson,...
Huskie spirit will be on full display on campus and in DeKalb next week as NIU celebrates its 111th Homecoming. The fun begins at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, with “Paint the Town” in downtown DeKalb and continues through 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the NPHC Dance, held in the Campus Recreation Center. Between those...
NIU senior Jasmine Carey has had her eyes opened to a range of career possibilities in STEM education through her work with the STEM Outreach team at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. As an instructor at the center’s STEM Outreach camps and classes, Carey has connected with students from elementary through high school to share...
Each year, different events take place centering on the themes of the Common Reading Experience (CRE). This year’s CRE is “Make Your Home Among Strangers” by Jennine Capó Crucet. This powerful novel’s themes include social justice, quality/access to education, first-generation students, immigration, ethics (plagiarism), diversity, inclusion, identity, relationships, socioeconomic class, race and leaving home. All...
The NIU community is invited to hear a national speaker, Jordan Burnham, share his story of coping with depression when he visits campus on Sept. 21. The program is part of efforts by Helping Huskies Thrive, a suicide prevention and awareness effort on campus. His visit takes place at 7 p.m. in the Sandburg Auditorium...
Near the spot where Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant take their practice cuts while waiting to bat during a Cubs home game, Brittany Zeoli flashed a smile with Wrigley Field’s iconic scoreboard gleaming in the distance behind her. Zeoli is new to NIU, but was born a Cubs fan. The combination came together for the...
The School of Art and Design offers a unique opportunity to see art exhibitions in four university gallery spaces in one evening, and attend the naming of the Student Art Gallery.  The progressive art crawl begins at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, September 14 on the main campus at the NIU Art Museum located in Altgeld Hall. ...
With more than 50 majors and 70 minors available at NIU, it can be tricky to select just one or two academic and career paths. A good place to start is the Majors & Minors Fair on Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center....
Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. will visit Northern Illinois University on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to celebrate the Pick Museum of Anthropology’s opening of “Quilts and Human Rights.” He will host “Piecing Our Stories: A Student Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson” at 12:30 p.m. in Sandberg Auditorium, which is co-sponsored by the...
Family Weekend at NIU promises to give Huskies plenty of opportunities to show their loved ones what life on campus is all about, and organizers said they’re prepared to break records as generations of Huskies come together. More than 25 events are slated for the weekend of Sept. 8 – 10. “Family weekend is an...
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