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El Grito!
During the early hours of Sept. 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church, calling everyone to fight for independence. To mark the anniversary of this occasion each year, Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. At NIU, El Grito is planned from 5 to 10...
Parade of Flags 2013
More than 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 15th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, inside the Convocation Center. Participants will march through the Convo and hear from Deborah Pierce, associate vice president for international affairs, who will...
Image of Kachin couple, anonymous, nd, watercolor on paper, from an ethnographic album, “Tribes of Burma”, circa 1900, h. 11 in. x w. 13 in, 2005 Purchase, Founders Memorial Library at NIU.
The NIU Art Museum and Center for Burma Studies, with support from the Allen Series Fund of the Division of Art History in the NIU School of Art and Design, extends an open invitation to a free public symposium, “Imaging the Others: The Art of Ethnography in Modern Burma,” scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18, and...
Gregory Barrett
NIU clarinet professor Greg Barrett once again has invited his colleagues to join him at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, for an evening of music from Spain. The concert will take place in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. NIU faculty members JeongSoo Kim and William Koehler on piano will join Barrett and special...
If a picture can tell a thousand words, than an object can tell a million. And the Anthropology Museum at Northern Illinois University has more than 20,000 objects to choose from. Which objects would you choose and which stories would you tell? The museum decided to ask students, faculty and staff, community members, civic leaders...
For NIU senior Octavio Escalante-Aguirre, life is beautiful, as the Italians like to say. His life has been a series of journeys, beginning at age 3 when his family moved from his birth home of Monterrey, Mexico, to Aurora, Ill. During high school, he made the trek on Saturday mornings to nearby Fermilab for lectures...
On August 29, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released guidance regarding Ebola virus disease for colleges, universities and students. According to the CDC, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa continues to unfold and additional cases continue to be identified. As of August 28, there were 1,752 laboratory confirmed cases...
DeKalb middle-schooler Tony Un learns how to play the drum in the Balinese gamelan from NIU Gamelan Ensemble member Manuel Montalvo at Culture Fest 2013.
NIU’s three area studies centers – the Center for Burma Studies, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) – will host their fifth annual Area Studies Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, on College View Court. Events include a regional food...
Cover of Backstage magazine
NIU School of Theatre and Dance alumna Charlotte Kate Fox (MFA ’13), who’s hit it big in Japan, is the cover star of the current issue of Backstage magazine. “When Fox submitted for the role of Ellie in the Japanese television drama ‘Massan,’ about the founder of Japan’s whiskey industry, Masataka Taketsuru, and his wife,...
Michael Barnes
Michael Barnes, professor of printmaking in the NIU School of Art and Design, is off to Serbia, where his work is being featured in the Second International Printmaking Triennial. Held in Belgrade, the exhibition of Barnes’ work is being presented at the Centre for Graphic Arts and Visual Researches AKADEMIJA, Faculty of Fine Arts, University...
Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma
The NIU Art Museum and the NIU Center for Burma Studies are hosting “Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma,” an exhibition on display at the museum through Saturday, Nov. 15. Questioning concepts of ethnicity and gender through costume and body adornment, the artwork has come from the Burma art collections at NIU and Denison...
Three Northern Illinois University students had the opportunity to participate in a discussion with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg as part of a Global Access Forum discussion at NIU-Rockford. “I was especially pleased to see our students interacting with Chair Hochberg and Senator Kirk, talking about their hopes and...
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