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David Taylor
College of Law professor David Taylor will present a Presidential Teaching Professor seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Students Center. The seminar, called “Storytelling as an Effective Teaching Tool,” is an opportunity to hear Taylor share some of his teaching expertise and experience with the...
CSA Sinfonia members play during a recent concert.
Two upcoming concerts promise great music from two high school ensembles in the NIU Community School of the Arts. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and are in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the NIU Music Building, which is accessible to all. The music is challenging and fun for the students and will be...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
The NIU Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Rodrigo Villanueva, and the NIU All-University Jazz Band, under the direction of Ross Margitza, will perform a fall concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. The program will include the music of Sammy Nestico, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, Bill Holman, Victor Young and others. The concert is...
Ramón A. Gutiérrez
Historian Ramón Gutiérrez — an award-winning author and director of the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago — will visit Northern Illinois University later this month to deliver the seventh annual W. Bruce Lincoln Lecture. The lecture, titled “Thinking About Race in a Post-Racial America: From Plessy v. Ferguson...
Laura Vazquez
Far from the stereotypes many people envision, the most common faces of homelessness in the United States belong to women and children. And NIU communication professor Laura Vazquez, partnering with nationally known homeless advocate Diane Nilan, has spent the last four years working to tell their stories. The result is “on the edge,” a powerful...
Photo of musical score
The NIU Philharmonic will combine with the Concert Choir and University Chorus to present Johannes Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem Op. 45” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. The Philharmonic is under the direction of Lucia Matos, the Concert Choir under the direction of Eric Johnson and the University Chorus is under the...
Mauricio Salguero
Mauricio Salguero, clarinet, and Christopher Biggs, electro-acoustic composer, will be the guest performers at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building. Salguero is a D.M.A. candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Jane Carl. He plays clarinet and saxophone and teaches...
Lunafest
The Women’s Resource Center will host the second annual NIU LUNAFEST from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at Holmes Student Center on NIU’s DeKalb campus. LUNAFEST is a fundraising film festival that seeks to promote women filmmakers, raise awareness for women’s issues and support worthy women’s non-profit organizations....
Willie J. Kimmons
As thousands of NIU alumni return to campus this weekend for Homecoming, it is unlikely any will bring and voice the positive messages of two-time alum Willie J. Kimmons. Young people! Study hard! Stay in school! Say no to drugs! Say no to sex! Say no to strangers! Aim high! Think big! You can be anything...
Scot Schraufnagel
by Scot Schraufnagel, assistant professor, NIU Department of Political Science The Nov. 2 general election is fast approaching and will actually arrive on the NIU campus sooner than Election Day. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Thursday, Oct. 21, students, faculty, staff, and other DeKalb County residents will be able to vote early in Gallery Lounge on the main...
Photo of globe showing Jakarta
Dino Patti Djalal, the newly appointed Indonesian ambassador to the United States, will deliver a public talk next week on the NIU campus. Djalal’s presentation, titled “Indonesia’s Democratic Development:  Lesson for Transforming Societies,” will focus on progress in building and strengthening democracy in Indonesia. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, in the Capitol...
Collage photo of law books, gavel, scales of justice
Students interested in careers in law can attend “Applying to Law School: LSAC Forum 101” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Room 186 of Swen Parson Hall. As the first of a series of workshops, this presentation will focus on what steps to take before the application process as well as how to get the...
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