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Parade of Flags
A reception recognizing the Outstanding International Educator for 2010 and a panel discussion featuring current study abroad program directors providing information on preparing to lead a study abroad program will headline International Education Week 2010 at NIU. A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week...
Frank Lopardo
Internationally known U.S. operatic tenor Frank Lopardo will present a master class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU School of Music. The auditorium is accessible to all. Lopardo has sun 13 major roles for the Metropolitan Opera, including Pinkerton (“Madama Butterly”), Rodolfo (“La Bohème”) and Nemorino...
Lucia Matos and James Tucker
For its second program of the year, NIU Opera Workshop presents a concert highlighting some of opera’s most colorful characters. Performances are at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, in the Recital Hall in the Music Building. Included in the NIU cast of characters are the Roman emperor Nero (from Monteverdi’s...
"Tattoo: An American Evolution"
Students in NIU’s Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies Program and ART 655 Curatorial Practice are presenting “Tattoo: An American Evolution” through Friday, Nov. 19. The exhibition opened today in Gallery 214 of the Visual Arts Building. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon...
World Collegiate Sales Open logo
Football isn’t the only big game on campus this week. This Friday and Saturday, the NIU College of Business will play host to the World Collegiate Sales Open. The event will attract students from as far away as Scotland to participate in a series of tests to challenge their sales skills. The competition will draw...
Logo of the Illinois Association of Museums
Alumni and students of NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continue to receive awards from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM), bringing recognition to the program and their museums. The recognition came at the IAM’s annual conference, held in Naperville from Wednesday, Nov. 3, through Friday, Nov. 5, when the organization announced the...
IAM President David Becker (left) and Peter Van Ael
NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continues to receive awards from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM). The latest recognition came at the IAM’s annual conference, held from Wednesday, Nov.3, through Friday, Nov. 5, in Naperville, when the organization announced the winners of its 2010 awards for the state’s museums. An IAM...
Barsema Hall, home of the NIU College of Business
“When Joe Walker was looking for an MBA program he wanted one that would get him back into the workforce quickly and that would challenge him enough to prepare him for a management job. Walker believes he found the perfect program in Northern Illinois University’s new Fast-Trak MBA program.” So begins an article in the...
Jeff Karl Kowalski, IAM President David Becker and Peter Van Ael
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery earned top awards at the 2010 Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) conference, held Nov. 3 to Nov. 5  in Naperville. The gallery earned two Superior Achievement Awards tied to the “Crafting Maya Identity” exhibition. The Superior Achievement Awards goes to projects that are a model for the profession and reach a greater audience...
Jose Alferez’s parents were born in Mexico. So was Alfarez, president of the NIU Veterans Club and a proud former member of the U.S. Marine Corps. “This country gave us a lot of opportunities once we got here,” said Alfarez, a 25-year-old senior who is studying international politics at NIU. “I always felt like I...
Competition for Students: logos of other colleges and universities
Twenty-six of the best community colleges in the United States scattered throughout northern Illinois. A dozen private and independent colleges tucked into suburban communities and the Chicago Loop. Quality state universities in Chicago and Champaign-Urbana and Big 10 powerhouses such as Iowa, Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan within a short drive.  High school juniors and seniors searching for their personal college experience don’t have...
Gerry Jensen
NIU Department of Finance professor Gerry Jensen‘s research was discussed in a Monday, Nov. 1, Washington Post article under the headline, “What does divided government mean for the market?” In the pre-election article, the reporter shares key findings in Jensen’s co-conducted 2006 research study “Gridlock’s Gone, Now What?” In this study, Jensen and his co-authors examined the monthly inflation-adjusted returns...
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