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NIU's Martin Ott Pipe Organ
The NIU School of Music will present a series of organ concerts beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. The concerts will be presented on the Martin Ott Pipe Organ, located in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Sept. 19’s kick-off concert will be an alumni recital that features six former students — NIU graduates in organ from...
Avalon Quartet
Violist Roger Chase will join members of NIU School of Music’s Avalon String Quartet as they begin their 2010-11 performance season at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. They will play Puccini’s “Crisantemi for String Quartet,” “Three Divertimenti” by Britten, “String Quartet in e minor” by Verdi and finish the concert with Mozart’s...
Study abroad
The NIU Study Abroad Office will hold its 18th Annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. All students who would like to learn more about the possibility of studying abroad are invited to attend. Students will have the opportunity to...
Writ Deep
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery, housed in the School of Art’s Visual Arts Building, is hosting “Writ Deep,” an exploration of the relationship between craft and text as a unique affinity between forms. Shannon Stratton is the guest curator. Stratton is a writer and curator based in Chicago, where she founded and is current executive and creative...
The annual tradition of recruiting, orienting and formally welcoming students to campus has concluded at Northern Illinois University, and the official 10th-day count for the fall 2010 semester shows new student enrollment at 5,488. Overall, total NIU enrollment at the 10th-day official count is 23,850 students this fall. Though the 10th-day count represents a slightly...
Jermaine Stegall
NIU music alum Jermaine Stegall’s original score for the made-for-TV movie “Mandrake” will debut at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, on the Syfy channel. Stegall earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the NIU School of Music in 2000. He is a BMI award-winning composer who has been writing music since the 1990s. After obtaining formal degrees...
Jerry Wright
NIU’s Student Support Services is celebrating not only the renewal of its federal funding but the addition of a fifth year. The U.S. Department of Education granted $1.8 million to the program, housed in the Office of the Provost, and extended its financial support because the NIU initiative is among the top 10 percent of...
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The Friends of the NIU Libraries is launching a new way to support the library. Instead of purchasing expensive items on a case-by-case basis as in the past, the Friends has created an Awards Program where members of the NIU community can submit applications to have specific materials purchased for the library. Proposals will be accepted each...
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NIU’s Graduate Student Research Association (GSRA), embarking on its second year as an official student organization, aims to promote a culture of scholarship and fellowship among NIU students — including undergraduates. Specifically, the group wants to provide opportunities for all NIU students who either are doing research or are interested in learning about research to share their...
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...
Faraday lecture hall
Years of work on two Faraday lecture halls was successfully completed in time for students’ return to class this fall. When the students took their seats in the large and small classrooms, they had more legroom, brighter walls and state-of-the art electronics to help them learn. They also have new energy-saving lighting, softer seats, new...
Assistant Biochemistry Professor James Horn
NIU assistant biochemistry professor James Horn is reaping a windfall of grants that will help him and his students study how proteins interact with other molecules—work that could have far reaching benefits from improving our understanding of biological regulation to detecting and treating disease. Horn is receiving $294,000 from the American Heart Association over the...
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