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Travel the World with Victor E.
Make plans to attend the annual Altgeld Holiday Family Celebration held in historic and beautiful Altgeld Hall. President John and Mrs. Barbara Peters invite the entire community to this  complimentary event to enjoy a fun celebration of the holiday season. This family-oriented event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, as...
Milivoje Kostic
Milivoje Kostic, a professor of  mechanical engineering in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, has been invited to present a keynote lecture at the International Forum on Frontier Theories of Thermal Science in Beijing, China. The forum is scheduled from Sunday, Dec. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 21. Kostic will speak about his new...
Kaitylnn Carter, left, and Gary Timmins, right, meet SCUSA 63 banquet keynote speaker Rajiv Shah, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Two University Honors students – Kaitlynn Carter (political science) and Gary Timmins (political science and psychology – served as NIU’s delegates to a prestigious undergraduate conference in early November. Carter and Timmins participated in the 63rd Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The purpose of the...
Students Mary and Loyce with the garden harvest.
As with many associate professors, Teresa Wasonga in the Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations in the College of Education leads a busy professional life, with a full slate of teaching, research and service commitments. During the spring and summer of 2011, she traveled to her native country of Kenya to conduct research for...
USOAR Award Winner and Public Health major Jeff Lamble conducted a research project on city landfills in Guatemala.
Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry and Research (USOAR) is now accepting proposals from current undergraduates who are interested in performing independent artistry or research projects in 2012. Each interested students first must share his or her idea for a research or artistry project with a faculty member. If the idea is validated, each student must...
Helen and James Merritt
The NIU Art Museum will present “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen Merritt” from Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 16. This intimate memorial exhibition features some of the ceramic figurines, wall pieces, monumental vases and simple functional pots that the late Helen Merritt made over the years. “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen...
Engineers Without Borders
Instead of skiing or sledding down snow-covered slopes, or lounging near swimming pools in warmer climes, a half-dozen NIU students who are members of the organization Engineers Without Borders will spend their holiday break in Nyegina, Tanzania. NIU’s students will get their hands dirty at the Nyegina Secondary School, rebuilding the oven used to cook...
Lucia Matos
Under the direction of Lucia Matos, the NIU Philharmonic will perform its final concert of the semester at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. On the program is Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony (New World Symphony), as well as Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with NIU piano professor William Goldenberg as soloist, and a new composition by faculty assistant...
His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan, ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States, will attend this weekend’s concert of the NIU Steel Band. Parsan, who is a veterinarian, contacted countryman Liam Teague a few months ago to learn more about the NIU School of Music and its international reputation for pushing...
Parade of Flags
A reception recognizing the Outstanding International Educator for 2011 and a panel discussion on minority participation in study abroad headline International Education Week 2011 at NIU. A joint initiative of the U.S. departments of State and Education, International Education Week will be celebrated on campuses nationwide from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18. “For this 13th...
Two NIU world music ensembles are preparing to give their annual concert performances next week in NIU’s School of Music. Under the direction of Yung Hsin Chen, Chinese music artist-in-residence, members of the Chinese Music Ensemble will showcase authentic Chinese instruments in solo and ensemble settings at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Recital...
Thomas Rhoden
It’s a cool concept: Turn Peace Corps volunteers into an army of travel authors. That’s the aim of a new startup publishing house, Other Places Publishing, and NIU’s Thomas Rhoden, a doctoral student in political science, is one of its word-wielding soldiers. For seven years, Rhoden made Thailand his second home, experiencing and exploring the...
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