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Category: Global
The Arts Converge
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery is hosting “The Arts Converge: Contemporary Art and Asian Musical Traditions,” a special exhibition that celebrates the creativity of contemporary artists who are working with traditional Asian music, sounds or cultural soundscapes. “The Arts Converge” offers an arena where visual arts media, musical creativity and theatrical performance can merge, the past...
Parade of Flags
Nearly 500 local fifth-graders will carry the international flags of more than 100 nations during the 13th annual Parade of Flags, set to step off at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, from the east side of Huskie Stadium. Participants will march along Lucinda Avenue to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commons, where Pamela Rosenberg,...
Collage of a globe, flags, backpack and passport
The NIU Study Abroad Office will hold its 20th annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 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...
Photo of globe showing Jakarta
The Future Leaders of Indonesia Program will bring 16 youth and adult leaders from Indonesia to the the NIU International Training Office from Sunday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 30. Globalization drastically changes institutional arrangements, roles and patterns of interaction among global citizens. Along with the changes, globalization brings to fore various challenges and opportunities...
Summer Youth English Camp
NIU’s first-ever Summer Youth English Camp recently concluded in the College of Education. The camp was an outgrowth of NIU’s partnership with Yeungjin College of Daegu, South Korea. The two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding in 2010 agreeing to work together to provide innovative educational opportunities such as the camp. During the four-week session,...
Imagining Cambodia: Cambodia Studies Conference 2012
Scholars and artists from around the world will convene Thursday through Sunday at NIU for Imagining Cambodia, the first international Cambodia Studies Conference to be held in the United States. The conference will: welcome eminent Cambodia historian David Chandler as keynote speaker Friday, Sept. 14; introduce Cambodian filmmaker Chhay Bora that same night at a...
Tahoe Barge
The plan sounds like something from an adventure novel. Just after Christmas this year, a team of scientists that includes NIU’s Ross Powell and Reed Scherer, with colleagues from nine other major universities, will begin a major research project in the Antarctic. The operations team will use Giant Caterpillar tractors to pull sleds loaded with...
The NIU School of Music’s new Hamburg Steinway.
This summer has seen several changes to the piano inventory at the NIU School of Music. Piano faculty have added Grotrian and Hamburg Steinway semi-concert grand pianos to the Recital Hall. They also retired a well-worn Yamaha upright and replaced it with a new Schimmel upright. The Schimmel and Grotrian both hail from Braunsweig, Germany....
Liam Teague
Liam Teague, NIU’s “Paganini of the Steelpan,” was named today as a winner of a silver Hummingbird Medal from his native Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. An associate professor of steelpan in the School of Music and co-director of the NIU Steelband, Teague is in good company as his homeland confers its highest accolades on...
Timothy Snyder
Best-selling author Timothy Snyder, an award-winning historian of Europe and genocide, will visit NIU to deliver the ninth annual installment of the W. Bruce Lincoln Endowed Lecture Series. Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University, will begin his talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. His presentation is...
Center for Southeast Asian Studies 50th Anniversary logo
NIU’s first international Cambodia Studies Conference, scheduled from Thursday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 16, tops a Center for Southeast Asian Studies calendar of special Southeast Asia-related events set to take place on campus throughout the 2012-13 academic year. The calendar lists conferences, exhibits, films, lectures, performances and several events organized around the center’s 50th...
Photo of diverse hands holding globe
NIU’s centers for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Burma Studies (CBS) and Latino and Latin America Studies (CLLAS) will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, on College View Court, east of the Newman Center. The event welcomes students and faculty back to campus and introduces them to the facilities...
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